Shenanigans by Sarina Bowen

Posted March 15, 2022 in review Tags: , ,

Shenanigans by Sarina BowenShenanigans by Sarina Bowen
Pages: 380

Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #9
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Sure Shot, Bombshells, Love Lessons
Also by this author: Us, Bittersweet, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Speakeasy, Fireworks, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Moonlighter, Man Cuffed, Heartland, Sure Shot, Lies and Lullabies, Loverboy, Roommate, Bombshells, Boyfriend , The Best Men, Love Lessons , A Little Too Late, The New Guy , Good as Gold, I'm Your Guy
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What I meant to do in Vegas: Let my hair down for once and celebrate winning a medal at my first women’s hockey all-stars competition.
What I actually did: Got senior prom drunk and woke up married to Brooklyn’s star winger, the great Neil Drake.
He’s the heir to a billion dollars, and I barely survived my childhood. Our friendship is based strictly only on hockey, takeout food and smack talk.
And now holy matrimony. Although we both know it can’t last, especially once his evil family gets wind of our Vegas shenanigans…
Contains: Meddling teammates, meddling parents, ugly jewelry and a pretend-kiss that nearly sets the world on fire.

Shenanigans continues the Brooklyn Bruisers stories, but now we are also getting heroines from the female hockey team, The Bombshells. Neil is a trust fund kid who is worth billions and Charli is a scrapper who barely made it out of her childhood alive. They are friends until Vegas…

I love a “oops we’re married” trope and Shenanigans delivers. Neil doesn’t want to get a quickie annulment though, which then turns in to a bit of a “fake relationship” type trope which I also love. These two are friends so its also a friends to lovers story. Seriously, this book packs it all! Neil being from an “old money” family means most of his family is straight up awful. They are snobby and condescending. Its pretty remarkable that Neil is such a great guy despite having all that family money!

The characters were great! I really liked Neil more than I thought I would. Charli takes some time to warm up to because she has a tough shell that a turtle would be proud of! But, they are great together and I loved their story!



other hockey romance books like Pucked by Helena Hunting, The Chase by Elle Kennedy, Max by Sawyer Bennett…then you will probably like Shenanigans!


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About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US.

NEW IN 2016: Two New Series!

Sarina has begun a new Vermont contemporary romance series, True North. She's also unrolled new hockey novels from Penguin Berkley including Rookie Move.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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4 responses to “Shenanigans by Sarina Bowen

  1. I am thrilled to see that this one worked out so well for you Samantha. I am so curious about it. Sometimes great heroines are hidden underneath the tough shell.

    Great review.

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