Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Review - Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen @SarinaBowen

Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #5
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
Date Read: January 19, 2019
Length: 341 pages
Source: Author/Publicist
★★★★☆
Everyone knows the girl is off limits. But it's so good to be bad.

There's this girl...

Heidi and I have been trading hungry looks all year, and everything she does makes me smile. But I don't do girlfriends, and I certainly can't get involved with the league commissioner's daughter. I need shots on goal, not a hookup and a widely misunderstood paparazzi photo.

Can I resist her, though? The way she teases me should be a game penalty for interference with my libido.

There's this guy...

Jason wants me, but he won't admit it. That man looks at me the way a hockey player eyes the lunch buffet after practice--and I love it.

But when victory is finally within my grasp, I blow it and humiliate myself. Even then I can't even avoid him--as the team intern, I'm in constant view of his hard body and cocky smile.

I need another chance. Jason Castro is about to learn the true meaning of an overnight sensation.
My Review

I loved this book!  I have only been reading Sarina Bowen's work for about a year now but she has quickly become an author that I trust to deliver great romances and she totally delivered with this book.  This book is the fifth book in the Brooklyn Bruisers series but it was the first book from the series that I have read and it worked well on its own.  Of course, now I am ready to go back and get the other books read since I liked this one so much.

This story is all about Heidi and Jason.  Heidi, an intern, lets her inhibitions go for one night and wants to hook up with the team's sexy hockey player, Jason.  Unfortunately, she has way too much to drink and ends up sleeping it off at his house instead.  It wouldn't be a big deal except for the photo of them together that is making the rounds and the fact that Heidi is actually the commissioner's daughter.  As the pair spends more and more time with each other, they decide that they just can't stay away from each other.

Heidi and Jason were both great characters.  Heidi has lived a rather sheltered and spoiled life.  She knows this but she also isn't afraid of hard work.  I liked how she was willing to do what was needed to get what she wants.  It seemed that no matter how terrible the job was she approached it with the best attitude possible.  Jason doesn't do relationships and hasn't for a long time.  He is more of a one night stand kind of guy but he wants more with Heidi.  It was great learning about Jason's past and finding out what he was really thinking.

I loved these two together!  They just seemed to fit perfectly together.  They had fantastic chemistry with each other and there are quite a few sexy moments in the story.  I liked the way that he looked out for her and vice versa.  They both showed that they were willing to stand up for each other and just be there for support when necessary.  It does take Jason some time to completely open up to Heidi about his past but I liked watching them work through everything. 

I would highly recommend this book to others.  This was a great romance with fantastic characters.  I loved the fact that there was quite a bit of hockey worked into the story and the side characters were just as great as Jason and Heidi.  I ended up reading this entire book in a single day because I literally could not put it down.  I cannot wait to read more from this amazing author!

I received a digital review copy of this book from the author/publicist.
The Series - Brooklyn Bruisers

Book #1 - Rookie Move
Book #2 - Hard Hitter
Book #3 - Pipe Dreams
Book #4 - Brooklynaire
Book #5 - Overnight Sensation
About the Author

Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over two dozen contemporary and LGTB romance novels. She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller's list in February, with Brooklynaire. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina Bowen is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina's books are published in a dozen languages on four continents. In 2016, The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with a RITA award for Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

Author Link:  Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

19 comments:

  1. I discovered Bowen years ago and it was instalove. This series has been excellent so far, and I was pleasantly surprised when we got another book. I am really excited to read it!

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    1. It was instalove for me too! I can't wait to see what you think of this one.

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  2. I love this series! Rookie Move, Pipe Dreams and Brooklynaire were my favorites, and I can't wait to read this one. Glad to hear you loved it, and I hope you pick up the rest of the series. :)

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  3. I heard a lot about her novels but I haven't tried any I confess

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  4. This sounds adorable. I have never read a this author before. I may give this one a try.

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  5. New author to me but sounds like one I might enjoy.

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  6. WOhoo sports romance. Yes I love it. Esp hockey

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  7. Great review! I may try this series; it is a favorite of KC also. Coming from MN, I have had major exposure to hockey but have not been too excited about hockey. I'm actually reading Devon Monk's hockey UF series at the moment. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I think you can enjoy hockey romances without being much of a fan of the sport. I hope you do get a chance to try this one, Anne.

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  8. Yes please! I haven't read anything by this author but I love the sound of this and I like that Heidi is a bit spoiled but not unlikable.

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    1. Heidi had such a great attitude in this story, Katherine!

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  9. So good to be bad...makes me want to read it. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  10. It sounds like for them to become a couple Jason needs to have a change in mind on how he chooses to live his life! I am glad that you are able to enjoy another book by this author. It's always great to have a new favourite as it seems like you've discovered over the past year x

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