Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen


Posted May 11, 2020 in review Tags: , ,

Sure Shot by Sarina BowenSure Shot by Sarina Bowen
Pages: 300
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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Brooklyn, NY
Source: ARC
Also by this author: Us, Bittersweet, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Speakeasy, Fireworks, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Moonlighter, Man Cuffed, Heartland, Lies and Lullabies
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A new stand-alone hockey romance from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen.

On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, sports agent Bess Beringer is ready to make some changes. Armed with a five-year plan—indexed and color coded—she’ll tackle her personal life with the same zeal that she brings to her successful agency.

A big, tall, ripped hunk of hockey player who’s just been traded to the Brooklyn Bruisers is not a part of that plan. Mark “Tank” Tankiewicz has a lot of baggage. He’s a ride-or-die loner with a bad reputation. He’s on the rebound. He’s also the sexiest thing on two legs, and for some crazy reason it’s Bess that he wants.

She knows better. But then she falls stupid in love with him anyway. And for a while it seems like maybe he’ll do the same.

Until she asks him for the one thing he can never give her…

Sure Shot continues the stories of the Brooklyn Bruisers hockey team and I am here for it! I simply adore this series. In this edition, we get new transfer Tank and agent Bess. Its a little bit taboo and a whole lot of baggage for these two.

So, Bess and Tank had a fling years ago but now are both in Brooklyn. Bess always had a thing for Tank, aka Sure Shot, but she feared that dating a player would ruin her reputation as an agent (females in a male dominated industry seem to always face these unfair challenges). She ends things with Tank and leaves NYC. Tank never knew why, but they weren’t serious or anything, so he moved on, got married, and then got divorced.

The sexual tension between these two is intense! Attraction was never their issue. Communication is certainly their issue. For about the first half of the book, Tank acts like a 23 year old instead of a 32 year old. He is just divorced and never planning to repeat the process of marriage. Bess just turned 30 and has a 5 year plan that includes kids (even if she has to go to a sperm bank). They don’t actually share their thoughts with each other until the half way point, which is certainly a problem because they obviously have different objectives!

While this kind of left me irritated, as Sure Shot unfolds further, you realize that Tank’s experience is much deeper and darker than a simple divorce. And Bess’s childhood is truly tragic. You can easily see why neither of them wanted to discuss things. I think I had tears slowly streaming down my face for like the whole second half of the book! When the book was complete, I was enraptured by these two and so happy for them.

Since Sure Shot is several books into the series, you get lots of peeks at previous couples, including Bess’s brother, whose story is part of the True North series. You also get lots of Eric Bayer now that he is working for Bess. If you enjoy intense chemistry, deep family trauma, and sexy hockey players, you need to pick up Sure Shot!

 

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other hockey series by Toni Aleo, Elle Kennedy, Helena Hunting…then you will probably like Sure Shot!

 

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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 “Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

  1. Great review, Samantha! Mine doesn’t post until Friday, but I really enjoyed this one. I love the way Sarina crosses characters between the Brooklyn series and the True North series. And Bess and Tank were just so easy to pull for. 🙂

  2. Great review. I’ve loved this series so far so I am obviously ready to read the latest addition to it. I’m interested to see how the characters get together especially as you say there is some stuff in their past which means they are hesitant to talk to one another.

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