Tuesday, May 29, 2018

New Release Review: Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen

By Sarina Bowen
Release Date: May 29, 2018

Sometimes you fall for Mr. Right. And sometimes for Mr. Right Now…


Did you hear the one about the girl who walks into a bar and catches her live-in lover kissing someone else? No? You’re the only one in town who missed it.

Luckily Alec is there to wrap me up in strong arms and carry me out the door before things get too ugly. And that’s not all Alec is good at. Our unexpected chemistry makes him the perfect rebound guy.


I should know better than to hook up with my rival’s little sister, but the fiery look in May’s eyes really turns my crank. She needs cheering up, and I’m just the guy for the job.

It’s not like I’ll fall in love. Not even after a string of scorching hot trysts, and the realization that we’re good at the same things: wild nights and familial disappointment. I don’t do love, never have, never will. So this is the perfect arrangement, for both of us.

Nobody would approve, but nobody has to know…

My review: 5 stars!
I hope  at some point I find myself reviewing Book 10 of the True North Series, it's just that good! Speakeasy (#5) was such a great take on the "no one has to know" relationship- but with some twists that made for great reading. May's bi-sexuality and alcoholism, Alec's barkeep profession and goofy, non-serious personality- who knew they would work so well together? Turned out they were just what each other needed. It's always fun to sit down at the Shipley dinner table, and what fun this was to see some of the Rossi family right there with them. The chemistry between May and Alec was great and they were just so *fun* together. I found the characters to be well developed and so likable. Although Speakeasy can be read as a standalone, Bowen's Tuxbury is so delightful, I'd suggest a long visit starting with Book 1 - Bittersweet.



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.

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