Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

Posted February 9, 2018 in Review / 7 Comments

Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen


Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #4
by Sarina Bowen
Published by Rennie Road Books on February 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 452
Format: eARC

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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A sexy new standalone from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen.

You'd think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You'd be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don't know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It's what friends do. But what friends don't do is rip off each others' clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she's avoiding me. She says we're too different, and it can never happen again. So why can't we keep our hands off each other?


I don’t think I’ve been THIS excited for a book in a long time.

Nope, it’s really been a few years. I’m getting old and cranky and nothing phases me anymore. But one day a cover reveal flew past my eyeballs. It was for a book called Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen. I was like, “Oh? Another new book from Sarina?” (because, yeah, she is quite prolific in her writing).

And then I read the synopsis. Nate and Rebecca?!?!?!


Billed as a standalone, Nate and Rebecca’s story is finally here! I have been waiting for this one ever since I finished book one in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. If you’ve been reading this series like I have, I have a feeling you were eager for this one, too. If you haven’t read the rest of the series, don’t fret, you’ll still enjoy this sweet friends to soul mates story.

Readers of the Brooklyn Bruisers series have been treated to sweet peeks, I mean sneak peeks into Nate and Rebecca’s budding romance in each of the books. When the series started, The Brooklyn Bruisers hockey team had just relocated and started fresh two years ago.  That’s when Nate moved Rebecca from his Manhattan offices (and from being his assistant) to being the Team General Manager’s assistant. At the time, Rebecca took it personally because she had been with Nate as his highly competent assistant for five years prior and saw him through many of his business and personal crises.

Oh, too-smart-for-his-own-good Nate… you can be so stupid sometimes. And boy, do the women in his life tell him that almost daily 🙂

I was never so stinking happy to get a backstory as I was for Nate and Rebecca. Flitting back and forth from present day to the past, we get insight into sweet, smart Nate and prideful, overworked, super-deserving, Rebecca. It was so fun to enter both of their worlds because I had been teased so long about these two great characters. To actually get to step foot into Nate’s tricked-out mansion, complete with “mom-cook” Mrs. Grey to visiting the zoo of Rebecca’s life with her sister, her sister’s boy-toy-friend, and their son, I had so much fun! This was one story I could not stop reading! Between the new characters and old, I smiled fiendishly the entire time I read. My husband probably thought I was possessed.

I have a sneaky suspicion this may be the last book in this “series” (although not billed as part of the series but don’t nitpick me on that), but there is one character from this story that still has a story to be told. So perhaps Ms. Bowen will be hooking up a certain business lady with a friend of Nate’s? A business partner or a hockey player… I really don’t care.

Ms. Bowen writes it, I reads it.

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont's Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.



About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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7 responses to “Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

  1. This cover would not pull me in. That guy on the cover. I don’t know what it is about him, but I really don’t like his looks. I think maybe he looks like he put those glasses on because he thinks it makes him look smarter and it doesn’t work?? I don’t know. So not my type at all. I’m glad that you really enjoyed this book. It is always fun when a couple you’ve been waiting for turns out good.
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