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 tra ...more
“You make me feel alive. You always did. You’re the best thing about Brooklyn, Bess.”
I’m always here for a new Sarina Bowen book. Especially if it’s a hockey book. I was so excited to get Bess’s story and I loved it!
Bess Beringer is a hockey agent and the sister to Dave Beringer, who we know and love from Bountiful. She’s has her own successful business and has just moved to NYC. She was in the city 10 years ago, and had a short relationship with a man that left quite ...more
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I always know when Sarina Bowen decides to write a story, there will be more than what is teased in the blurb. Sure Shot is so much more than a romance novel about a couple who meets, has chemistry, may have a minor hiccup, and then miraculously have their HEA. If this was just that, handled by Bowen, it would have heart, humor, sexy times, and readers would be totally satisfied.
But Bowen doesn't settle. She looks at plots, personal relat ...more
My romance reading started with Sweet Dreams high school romances and then moved onto historical romances by the likes of Jude Deveraux and Julie Garwood. So, at sixteen my hero looked like a floppy-haired skinny kid (think Zac Efron in High School Musical) who rode horses while wearing breeches and a cravat (think Mr Darcy or Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudor…depending what era I was reading). While I, the heroine, wore beautiful ...more
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 gettin ...more
TITLE: SURE SHOT
AUTHOR: Sarina Bowen
SERIES: Brooklyn #4
RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020
GENRE: Sports Romance
THEMES & TROPES: Second Chance
RATING: 4 Stars
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I don't know how she does it but every time I read a story by Sarina Bowen I feel completely satisfied. Going back into her world is like a snug, cozy blanket. Sure Shot was exactly the same.
Bess Beringer's name may ring a bell - she's Dave Beringer's sister. His story crosses over to Sarina Bowen's True ...more
And I am so scared to give away any spoilers that I don't know what to say. I want to gush about it's awesomeness and how it gave me all the feels. But there was so much to this story, while at the same time it was all so everyday for so many people. You know other than being super sexy, rich, hockey ...more
Bess & Tank!
Bess is a sports agent and friends/family with lots of Brooklyn hockey players and their wives and Tank is a newly traded Brooklyn player!
They had a little fling nine years ago and now they're both single and back in Brooklyn.
But Bess is looking for something serious. She wants the whole husband & baby thing.
And Tank - he's just got out of a not-so-happy marriage.
But why not spend some happy moments together while Bess is looking for her happily ever after, right??
LET THE FUN TIMES B ...more
It was so easy to fall in love with Tank and Bess because Sarina Bowen wrote them so well, it’s impossible not to like them. I enjoyed their dance, from being FWB to having some serious feelings for each other. They had great chemistry and I loved how their connection deepened throughout the bo ...more
I liked Bess in Moonlighter so I looked forward to her story here. I liked her determination and that she took her job of helping others seriously. I don't know how accurate it is to the life of a sports agent, but I very much liked her approach to her athletes and her passion for helping them ...more
I love the Brooklyn Bruisers. This series owns my heart. Every single book is a masterpiece, and Sure Shot might be the best one yet. It’s not surpring because Sarina Bowen is always outdoing herself. She’s such a talented writer and storyteller. There’s nothing better than reading one of her books, either for the first time or the tenth time ...more
When I think of Mark “Tank” Tankiewicz I a ...more
A stand-alone in the Brooklyn Bruisers world
Release day: May 12, 2020
Bess Beringer is one of my favorite heroines in all of Sarina Bowen's books. She's Dave's sister (Dave/Zara's story is in Bountiful-in the True North Series).
Sure Shot is Mark Tankiewicz's nickname. He's recently been traded to the Brooklyn Bruisers from.....
Dallas -gasp!-- The Bruiser's #1 opponent!!
What a big burden and a major uphill job to gain any credibility and rapport with Tank's (Mark's) new t ...more
Sure Shot is a sweet, playful rom-com featuring the broody, hunky Mark whose life is in turmoil after a recent divorce and the sudden trade to a new team, and the confident, successful Bess who is content and happy with her career but ready for a little more in her personal life.
The writing is light and sultry. The characters, including the supporting characters, are charming, flawed and fun. And the plot is an enchanting, slightly angsty tale filled with smoulderin ...more
A woman with a five-year plan and a man who would love to forget the last 5 years, fall in love in this charming and heartwarming story.
Besse Beringer spent the last nine years proving herself as a top sports agent in a male-dominated profession. While she was extremely happy with her professional life, she realized her personal life had suffered along the way. During some introspection, a Five-Year Plan was born. Included in that plan was dating - with a caveat to not sleep with playe ...more
I always look forward to reading Sarina Bowen, especially when they’re her hockey romances. Sure Shot is the latest in her Brooklynaire series and is a bit of a second chance romance between two characters who used to have a fling years ago. Now they’re back in each others’ lives – her as a sports agent, him as a new team member of the Brooklyn Bruisers. I enjoyed this romance for the most part, but it’s probably one of my least favorites of the series. It’s not that it’s bad, but more ...more
Bess Beringer is a sports agent with a solid reputation and one firm rule: never date athletes. With a successful business well in hand, Bess decides it’s time to pursue a fulfilling ...more
I don’t know what just happened, but I’m pretty sure I just read my favorite Sarina hockey romance! What incredible characters Bess and Mark turned out to be! They were so perfectly matched it was a joy to read.
Their road was not always joyful (see what I did there LOL) but Sarina is ridiculous with the storytelling skills so of course it was perfect! I especially liked that she gave us Mark as a cocky bad-mouthed sexy alpha with a gooey sensitive middle! He was tough but also vulnerable! Fanta ...more
I really loved Bess and Mark together. Second chance is always a tricky trope to pull off, but it worked perfectly for them. The instalove was ...more
As always, when I read a Sarina Bowen book, I get a sense of home. Whether it's reading about the Brooklyn Bruisers or the Shipleys, I am always drawn back into that world and find myself fully immersed. Her latest novel, SURE SHOT takes us back to Brooklyn and has a crossover with my favorite Vermont residents. This is Bess and "Tank's" story and it is one to remember.
When we first met Bess in Bountiful, I honestly loved her... her spunk, her suppo ...more
Bess Be ...more
Bess just turned 30 years old, she is ready to start her 5 years plan to get her life on track, finding a good man who makes her happy and having a baby, but it seems like Tank showed up in her life just to make it more complicated, ruining her plans.
Bess is a sports agent, she just trasferred to Brooklyn to make her business grow further.
Tank is a hockey player just traded to the Brooklyn Bruisers from Dallas, he doesn’t have any friend in the city except for one. He remembers Bess and their
Sure Shot continues the stories of the Brooklyn Bruisers hockey team and I am here for it! I simply adore this series. In this edition, we get new transfer Tank and agent Bess. Its a little bit taboo and a whole lot of baggage for these two.
So, Bess and Tank had a fling years ago but now are both in Brooklyn. Bess always had a thing for Tank, aka Sure Shot, but she feared that dating a player would ruin her reputation as an agent (females in a male dominated industry seem to always face th ...more
My thanks to the author and publisher for an ARC of this outstanding addition to the Brooklyn series!
As I tried to summarize my reactions to Sure Shot, I kept coming up with all the superlative "bling bling" descriptors: fabulous, engrossing, passionate, sensational (in every sense of that word!), provocative and heart-stirring! Sarina Bowen worked her usual magic in this latest installment: her emotive writing and strong, appealing characters kept putting a sentimental smile on my face as I rea ...more
I do love me a good second chance romance and Bess and Mark's was something special, once they were able to move past Bess's initial hesitancy. They had such great chemistry, both in and out of the bedroom. I liked how comfortable they were with each other, thanks to their past relationship. I really enjoyed seeing them reconnect and build a strong foundation- even if they might not have realized that's what they were doing at the time, considering they eac ...more
But, I loved their chemistry and openness and how they managed to put their relationship above all obstacles... ...more
I really enjoyed this standalone in the hockey world. I found both characters to be relatable and great characters, their journey realistic and authentic, and I love the HEA Sarina Bowen gave this couple.
I loved what Sarina did with Mark. I think she tackled an issue (I don’t want to give spoilers) that isn’t often seen from the male perspective. I sympathized with him and really understood his choices. It made me really love him more.
Bess was a great her ...more
Sarina Bowen is the sixteen-time USA Today bestselling author of three dozen books, including: the True North series, and the Brooklyn Bruisers. She's the co-author of Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy. She's the author of The Ivy Years series, and more!
Are you looking for a friends-to-lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book? You can read a list of Sarina's books broken out by ...more
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Bess: You might be surprised. But I couldn’t take the risk of waking you up. After all, you got me naked about four minutes after arriving in your room. So I have no idea what “a proper goodbye” might mean to you. Restraints, probably. And a safe word.
Tank: That sounds about right. Next time, then.”