Review - Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen

Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen
Series: The Company #1
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Publication Date: October 22, 2019
Date Read: October 21, 2019
Length: 370 pages
Source: Author/Publicist
Only in my family could a professional hockey player earning seven million dollars a year be considered a slacker.

I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name.

Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job.

But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.

So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?

It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector.

Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Contains: hackers, hockey players, and a hotel room with only one bed.
My Review

This was just what I needed!  I wanted a sexy, feel-good romance with wonderful characters and an abundance of chemistry and that is exactly what I got.  I only discovered Sarina Bowen less than two years ago and I have read all of her books yet but I have read quite a few.  I have yet to be disappointed.  There is just something about the way she tells a story that works for me so I was really excited to read this new book and I ended up enjoying every moment of it.

Eric and Alex were childhood friends.  They spent time together while their fathers were working.  Eric always seemed to follow Alex's lead.  Many years later, Eric plays hockey professionally while Alex is running a large company.  When Alex needs security, she turns to Eric's brother, Max, and before she knows it she is headed off to Hawaii for a conference with a fake boyfriend in tow.

I loved these two together.  Eric was funny and playful with Alex and it seemed to be exactly what she needed.  Alex is under a lot of stress but she seems to let go with Eric.  They both know that it can't last but they can't seem to resist each other.  They are really good for each other being what each other needed in so many different circumstances. 

I would highly recommend this book to others.  This was a really well-done story filled with some really wonderful heartfelt moments, a mystery that kept me guessing, some toe-curling sexy scenes and a few laughs.  I cannot wait to read more of this talented author's work.

I received a digital review copy of this book from the author/publicist.
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


  1. This sounds like a good reads and kind of like just the read you needed. I can tell from your review how much you loved the characters!

  2. the opening sentence of the blurb caught my attention. enjoyed your review
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. Sarina Bowen really is a gem. Her books can be hit or miss for me, but the hits are so far out of the ballpark that the misses are worth it. This one was delivered to my Kindle while I was sleeping last night. I can't wait to read it. :)

    Great review.

  4. I keep hearing about this author but I haven't tried any of her books yet

  5. I'm hoping to read this soon. Great review!

  6. I've only read three of her books, but I agree that they were fab. This does sound super.

  7. People seem to be loving this and I enjoy this author. Wonderful review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  8. I read my first Bowen book back in 2014, and it was love at first page. I will always pick up her books, because they never fail to hit the spot. Glad this new series had a good start for you.

  9. So glad to see you enjoyed this one! Sarina Bowen is one of my absolute favorites and she never disappoints. I’m excited to pick this one up!

  10. I haven't read a book by Sabrina Bowen that I didn't like, to be honest, so this one is probably going to be a win for me as well. I can't wait to read it!


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