Also by this author: Brooklynaire, The Understatement of the Year
Also in this series: Brooklynaire, Overnight Sensation
Series: Brooklyn #4, Brooklyn Bruisers
on May 12, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance, sports romance
Tropes: Second Chance, Hockey
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Narrator: Jacob Morgan, Emma Wilder
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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…
by Sarina Bowen
I don’t know how she does it but every time I read a story by Sarina Bowen I feel completely satisfied. Going back into her world is like a snug, cozy blanket. Sure Shot was exactly the same.
Bess Beringer’s name may ring a bell – she’s Dave Beringer’s sister. His story crosses over to Sarina Bowen’s True North series and is portrayed in Bountiful. If you haven’t read that…do it!
As a sports agent she’s determined not to date an athlete when her past fling with a hokey player in the gorgeous form of Mark Tankiewicz walks in. She has never forgotten those months years ago and how he made her feel. But neither has Mark.
She has no idea at all what this means to me. I haven’t felt desire like this in years. Haven’t been desired in years.
Tank was a complex characters, his denial to re-marry doesn’t have a run-of-the-mill reason like how horrible his wife was. There went a lot of thought into this character. He was cocky, a little mischievous and a whole lot of sweet, yet also troubled, sometimes a little grump, thoughtful with a s buttery soft core. Bess’s ability to make him feel again, after being in a state of apathy and anger for a long time was thanks to her well rounded mix of sweetness, firecracker and backbone. She was perfect for him. Their chemistry was off the charts and Bess brought out Mark’s flirty side. I loved that so much.
Bess makes me hungry again. Not for steak and ice cream, but for life.
It was satisfying to see Mark bonding with the rest o the team after struggling for a while to win them over. I was super happy to get to hang out with pretty much the whole cast of the Brooklyn Bruisers – watching them living their happy ever afters is always a highlight in Sarina’s stories.
Sure Shot isn’t all sunshine – as per usual, Sarina Bowen weaves serious topics into her stories and puts a twist on it. This doesn’t take away from the lighthearted overall tone of the story which makes it a perfect comfort read. I love this series. I love this author. It’s always a pleasure to pick up her stories.
“This is what winning looks like.” He cups my chin and kisses me.