Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen ~ Live & Review!

Also in this series: Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers, #1)
Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen ~ Live & Review!Also by this author: Bittersweet (True North, #1)
Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers, #3) by Sarina Bowen
Published by Berkley Books on May 2nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sport
Pages: 336
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A goalie has to trust his instincts, even when taking a shot to the heart…
Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.
Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true.
Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the dark-eyed goalie. When the field of play moves to Florida, things heat up on the beach.
One of Mike’s biggest fans doesn’t approve—his teenage daughter. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love.

Review:

For the past year, I’ve been a huge Sarina Bowen fan. Once I finally discovered her. I will always read anything that she puts out and her Brooklyn Bruiser series has been fun from the start. I’ve always wanted Lauren’s story. She’s the uptight assistant that we met a while ago and I was dying to figure out what happened to make her the way she was. So needless to say, I was excited for this book.

Lauren has a history with hockey and the love of her life left her 2 years ago. While her boss may own the Brooklyn Bruisers, her role to him has kept her away from the former pleasure that now causes her pain. However, circumstances cause Lauren to be right back in the hight of the team and now facing her former lover.

I won’t get into much more. I think you need to read this on your own without an opinion. However, I personally couldn’t connect as much as I wanted to. There was a specific part of the story that kind of pushed my connection a bit backwards and I never regained it. I’m 100% sure that it is a me situation and others will totally be OK with it. In fact, if you know my reviews, I can only overcome this scenario with one particular author. That isn’t fair to Sarina, I know,  that but I have to be honest.

Please don’t misunderstand my 3 star rating. I really did enjoy this book. As I said, I’ve been waiting for Lauren’s story. I just wasn’t fully connected. However, I think a lot of people will really love this one. If you are looking for a second change romance with a hero that wastes no time in showing how much he needs this reconnection, then this is the book for you. Mike (hero) has total swoon potential.

 

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of HIM and US.

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