Review – Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

Posted May 13, 2020 by Carole in 2020 New Release Challenge, Book Reviews / 10 Comments

Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn #4
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Date Read: May 10, 2020
Length: 307 pages
Source: Author/Publicist

A new stand-alone hockey romance from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen.

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…

My Review

I just loved this book!  I first read Sarina Bowen’s work a little more than two years ago when I picked up Bountiful and I haven’t looked back.  I haven’t quite read all of her work yet but I am working on it and I do get excited every time a new book hits the shelves.  I still have a soft spot for Dave and Zara, the couple from Bountiful, though so this book was a big winner for me since it features Dave’s sister, Bess.  I loved getting to know Bess and Tank and I really enjoyed getting to check in on Dave and Zara.  Once I picked up this book, I didn’t want to put it down and ended up reading it cover to cover in less than a day.

Bess Beringer is turning 30 and is ready to make some changes in her life.  She is a sports agent and has been very career-focused up to this point but now she is ready to work on her personal life.  Mark Tankiewicz, or Tank, has been playing hockey for a long time but now everything seems to be falling apart.  His wife has asked for a divorce and he has been traded to a new team.  Nobody knows it but Bess and Mark had a short fling when they were both starting their careers nine years ago and now they find themselves single and living in the same city.
I loved Bess, Tank, and the entire collected cast of this story.  Bess and Tank were both great characters and the chemistry that they shared was off the charts.  I really liked the way that they were willing to take a chance with each other.  All of the obstacles to their relationship made sense and I liked the way that they worked together to work past them.  This book can easily be read as a stand-alone but readers of the series will enjoy seeing many of the characters from previous books stepping in to play a role in this one.   
I would recommend this book to others.  If you enjoy sports romance and you haven’t read Sarina Bowen yet, what are you waiting for?  This story put a big old smile on my face and I couldn’t help but cheer these characters towards their happily ever after.  I really appreciated the fact that we get to see how things work out for this pair in the epilogue that jumped forward a bit.  I cannot wait to read more of Sarina Bowen’s work.

I received a digital review copy of this book from the author/publicist.

The Series – Brooklyn
Book #1 – Brooklynaire
Book #2 – Overnight Sensation My Review
Book #3 – Superfan My Review
Book #4 – Sure Shot – Now Available!
About the Author

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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10 responses to “Review – Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

  1. Great review, Carole! Mine doesn't post until Friday, but I really enjoyed this one. I love the way Sarina crosses characters between the Brooklyn series and the True North series. And Bess and Tank were just so easy to pull for. 🙂

  2. Yeah! What a fabulous review. I think I read my first Bowen book in 2014, The Year We Fell Down, and have enjoyed so many since then. She is an auto-read for me, and your review has me super excited about this book.