Review – Bombshells by Sarina Bowen

Posted April 13, 2021 by Carole in Audiobook, Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Bombshells by Sarina Bowen
Narrated by Patrick Zeller and Desirée Ketchum
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Publication Date: April 13, 2021
Date Read: March 24, 2020
Length: 8 hours and 13 minutes
Source: Author/Publicist

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This is my last chance to ditch my playboy reputation and finally fulfill my potential. So I’ve made three rules for our biggest season yet: no boozing, no women, and no scandals.

Especially that last thing.

So who do I befriend on the very first day back at the rink? An amazing female hockey player. I want Sylvie in a way that’s more than just friendly. I crave her. But I have a championship to win, and so does she.

Then she gets her heart broken by my teammate, and I make the foolish mistake of comforting her in the best way I know how. Our night together sets off a string of sins.

Nobody can know about our affair, especially my overprotective teammate. I can’t let anyone see into my greedy little heart. Not even her.

The things I want from her, and the things we’ve already done? If anyone knew, there’d be bombshells.

My Review

I had a great time with this book!  I admit that I am a huge fan of Sarina Bowen’s work so I couldn’t wait to dive into this book.  There is just something about the way that this author tells a story that leaves me feeling all warm and gooey inside.  This book was no exception.  I was totally hooked by this romance and couldn’t get enough of Anton and Sylvie.

Anton Bayer decides to clean up his act after having a rough season the previous year.  He wants to focus on hockey and does not expect to meet anyone like Sylvie.  Sylvie is playing on the women’s hockey team, the Bombshells, which shares the same facility as the men’s team.  Sylvie always thought that she would end up with one of Anton’s friends and teammates but they don’t seem to be in sync for some reason.  Before long, Anton is the one that she turns to when she needs a friend.
I liked Anton and Sylvie a lot.  These two had fantastic chemistry with each other.  I loved that they were both very dedicated to hockey and had that in common.  They didn’t jump into a relationship immediately although they were attracted to each other.  I liked that they spent time with each other before jumping into anything else.  I really felt like they were a perfect fit for each other and loved getting a chance to see them fall for each other.
Patrick Zeller and Desirée Ketchum did a fantastic job with the narration of this book.  I did have a bit of a hiccup with the male narrator since I recently listened to another book where he voices a very unlikable character but once I realized what was going on, I was able to really settle into the story.  I think that they both did a great job in bringing the characters to life and I loved the emotion that came through in their narration.  I found myself listening to this book every free moment that I had and believe that their narration added to my overall enjoyment.
I would highly recommend this book to others.  I really enjoyed going along with Sylvie and Anton as they found what they were looking for in each other.  I cannot wait to read more of this talented author’s work.

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

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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6 responses to “Review – Bombshells by Sarina Bowen

  1. I haven't read a Sarina Bowen book yet. It sounds like a fun one though. And I'm glad the narrators did such a good job. I really can't seem to get through audiobooks, but I do hope to check out a book by this author soon.

  2. I've enjoyed a few of her hockey romances so I could see myself loving this one, too. LOL, sometimes a narrator is an adjustment for me when I've heard them do another book/series and see them as that other character.

  3. This book can do no wrong. All the reviews I have read are raves. YEAH! I am excited that the ladies are invading the Brooklyn-verse. Sounds fantastic!