Tuesday, October 22, 2019

New Release Review: Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen

The Company #1
By Sarina Bowen
Release Date: October 22, 2019

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: 5 stars!
Sarina Bowen absolutely never disappoints, and I am over the moon(lighter) for her newest series. Along with her trademark steamy sports romance expertise (laced with witty dialog of course), she throws in some business suspense that was so darn intriguing! We met both Eric Bayer and Alex Engles briefly in prior Brooklyn Bruisers novels, but Moonlighter would read perfectly fine if you were meeting them for the first time here. This book falls squarely in the both the fake dating and friends to lovers tropes, but there's also a surprise trope in there that turns out to be a huge part of the plot and brings us some wonderfully swoony moments. I adored Eric and Alex together and enjoyed getting to see some favorites from the Bruisers world again (Bingley!) 

My favorite highlight: And here I thought I was going to spend the evening watching violent movies in my underwear and eating take-out. As one does.

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