REVIEW: SARINA BOWEN – MOONLIGHTER

REVIEW: SARINA BOWEN – MOONLIGHTERMoonlighter by Sarina Bowen
Also by this author: Brooklynaire, The Understatement of the Year
Series: The Company #1
on October 21, 2019
Genres: sports romance, Romantic Suspense
Tropes: Friends to Lovers
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
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Narrator: Jason Clarke, Lucy Rivers
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
Cliffhanger: No

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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.

MOONLIGHTER

by Sarina Bowen

As a reader you expect a certain quality from your favorite authors. After they have a number of successful book releases under the belt there is the danger of their stories becoming formulaic and unoriginal because catering to their fanbase takes precedence. Sarina Bowen isn’t one of those. She stays true to herself without compromising.

One thing that you can rely on is her heroes. All of them are swoonworthy, loyal, protective dreamboats. And so is Eric, one of the teammates we met in her Brooklyn Bruisers series. I was curious how Sarina Bowen would tie in the romantic suspense element. Moonlighter doesn’t rely heavily on the suspense but the corporate espionage plot is a nice switch-up and does a great job keeping you interested

The romance is so darned cute, I wanted it to never end.
I adored Eric. I loved pretty much everything about him and especially the way he wooed Alex without coming across desperate. He had a cocky side about him that was endearing and funny at the same time.
In BROOKLYNAIRE we met Alex and while the impression she left wasn’t great My curiosity was peaked. She came across rather bitchy but now we get to know her and while she is a tough as nails business woman there is a soft side about her that gave her character layers and I couldn’t help myself but fall in love with her too.

I’m intrigued by Max, Eric’s brother and I suppose we’ll get his story sooner or later. Maybe at that point we get to dive a little further in his and Eric’s relationship.

A word about the narrators – Jason Clarke has become a favorite of mine. He is just so damned good at breathing life into the characters he performs. Until Moonlighter I hadn’t had the pleasure to listen to Lucy Rivers’s performances. I loved her narration as Alex.

MOONLIGHTER was an amazing start to a new series by one of my all-time favorite authors. Her humor and crisp writing make for a captivating, sometimes breathtaking read! And that epilogue? PERFECTION! Can’t wait for the next one!

About Sarina Bowen

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.

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