Review – Love Lessons by Sarina Bowen

Posted July 12, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from the Author, Publicist. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Love Lessons by Sarina BowenLove Lessons by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn #7
Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC on July 12, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Pages: 298
Format: ARC
Source: Author, Publicist
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five-stars

He needs an image makeover, she needs a mojo upgrade. A new lessons-in-seduction hockey romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

After I'm arrested for throwing a raucous party, my hockey team says I have an image problem. And I need to fix it, stat.

Charity work? Check. Haircut? Sure. But I draw the line at hiring my neighbor to style me. In the first place "style" shouldn't be a verb. And I'm tired of people who'd judge me on appearances.

Vera and I don't see eye to eye on anything. She wants me to try on clothes, while I just want to remove hers. She's distractingly pretty, with soulful eyes and a sinful mouth that likes to argue with me.

But when management threatens my summer vacation, I grudgingly agree to Vera's unusual proposal: she'll give me an image makeover. But in return, she wants lessons in the art of seduction.

It sounds a little nutty, but I know a good opening when I hear it. Besides, it's not like I'll ever fall for her...

This was fantastic! I have been a huge fan of Sarina Bowen’s writing since I first picked up her work about 4 years ago. One book and I was hooked. I have read quite a few of her books since then and she hasn’t let me down yet. I went into this book with pretty high expectations and they were all met. Vera and Ian were great characters and this romance had all of the swoony moments that I had hoped for.

Ian and Vera are neighbors and they don’t seem to get along with each other all that well. They are both a part of a group of friends taking a trip to Italy and they happen to be the only two people on the trip that are single. Ian plays hockey on the Brooklyn Bruisers team and is needing to work on his image. Vera is a fashion consultant. On the surface, these two have nothing in common but once they started getting to know each other I thought that their personalities fit together perfectly.

I loved Ian and Vera together. Even when Vera wasn’t completely comfortable with a situation, she always knew that she could trust Ian. Ian wanted Vera to be happy and didn’t want to get in the way of her plans. The chemistry between them was incredibly well done. These two had no problems in the bedroom once Vera gained some confidence. It was so much fun to see them grow together.

I would definitely recommend this book to others. This book is part of the Brooklyn series but reads perfectly fine as a stand-alone. Ian and Vera were such a great couple and I had a great time seeing them learn how to be together. Those last few scenes in the book were spectacular. I cannot wait to read more of this very talented author’s work.

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

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list sixteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina 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. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.

Sarina’s books are published in a dozen languages on four continents.

8 responses to “Review – Love Lessons by Sarina Bowen

  1. I love seeing such a rating for this book! I need to catch up on this series. Happy to see it was such a win of a read for you and loved your review!

  2. Sounds like Sarina Bowen is an author I need to try. And this book sounds like one I would really like. 🙂

  3. Your glowing review has me wanting to catch up on this series (or just skip to this book?) So, do we get to go to Italy in this book?

  4. I actually just started this one on audio today so I’m not very far into it, but I’m already enjoying it. I can’t wait for these two to get together and watch the sparks fly. 🙂