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Sure Shot

(Brooklyn Bruisers #7)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  3,850 ratings  ·  517 reviews
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 tra
Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 12th 2020 by Tuxbury Publishing LLC
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Kirsten Pullen He's new to the series, Michael "the Tank" Tankiewicz. The h is Bess Berringer, a side character from Moonlighter and Bountiful.…moreHe's new to the series, Michael "the Tank" Tankiewicz. The h is Bess Berringer, a side character from Moonlighter and Bountiful.(less)

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Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-four-stars
4.25 stars

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“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
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sarina Bowen Fan, Romance
4.5 Always More to The Story Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
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
Stacey is Sassy
Some plans can be tweaked to give you everything you dreamed of...

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
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

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
Jul 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
3.5 stars.

Would’ve been higher because I loved these characters together but after everything, for me, the ending was just a cop-out.

Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

AUTHOR: Sarina Bowen
SERIES: Brooklyn #4
RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020
GENRE: Sports Romance
THEMES & TROPES: Second Chance
RATING: 4 Stars


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
Carmen Rae
I am so glad to get Bess's book. I have loved this whole series, well to be honest I don't think Sarina Bowen could write something I didn't love. But this one I found to be particularly emotional.

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
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


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??

Geri Reads
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m a sucker for a romance between a grumpy hero, not looking for love falling for the heroine, with a 5-year life plan. And Sure Shot delivered on this promise in the most delightful and heartwarming way.

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
Jacob Proffitt
This is eighth in the Brooklyn Bruisers series and at least the last three or so (including Moonlighter that technically starts a different series) are relevant enough that I'd encourage reading them first.

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
Claudia Fosca Stahl
Sure Shot is most definitely one of my top reads of 2020. It’s a hockey romance masterclass. It’s beautifully written and it will definitely make you swoon.

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
Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shelly, ratula
GAH!!! Sarina Bowen's Brooklyn Bruisers series has a special place in my heart. All her stories in this incredible series are full of sass, sexy moments and all the swoons. Sure Shot is no exception!! I fell head over heels for Mark. He had so many different facets to who he was: cocky, raw and alpha but also unsure and confused. Likewise Bess was fantastic. She had that little extra sass that I loved while also looking for love. I loved them together!! 

When I think of Mark “Tank” Tankiewicz I a
Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen
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
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amusing, seductive, and sassy!

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
4.5 Stars!

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
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-author, favorites
I absolutely loved Bess and Tank! Grumpy, misunderstood hero. Independent, career-focused heroine who is ready to settle down but definitely NOT with a hockey player. I liked the history that these two had with each other. But primarily I just was carries along their journey, rooting for them both the whole time. It was also interesting to have a storyline the he had struggled through in the past for the man that you don’t usually see from the man’s perspective. I always enjoy Sarina Bowen’s boo ...more
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

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
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Sarina Bowen is like my sports romance fairy godmother. Whenever I’m feeling down, she is there to wave her fictional magic wand and — poof! — I’m transported to a wonderful place where hockey players have soft hearts and and the women who love them share a tight bond. Sure Shot is exactly the sweet escape I needed.

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
Jessica Alcazar

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
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May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sure Shot was a sweet and sexy second chance sports romance. Sarina Bowen always balances her books so well, adding humor just when you need it, but also pulling out all the feels. The book is the 4th in the Brooklyn series, but it can be read as a standalone. It would be most enjoyed, however, if read in order since many of the previous characters appear.

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
Literati Literature Lovers
4.5 Stars for Sure Shot... it's a MUST READ!

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
Bex |
Among the things Sarina Bowen excels at writing, hockey and romance are at the top of my list – which is why I love her Brooklyn/Bruisers series. These series are comprised of so many of my favorite styles and tropes, including strong, independent heroines, hot hockey players with big hearts, the occasional nerdy hero, slow-burning romance, and so much more. Reading one of her novels is an entertaining and comforting escape, which is something we could all use a little more of these days.

Bess Be
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars

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

May 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
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The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s

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
Susan's Reviews
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arc

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
Another great story from Sarina Bowen!
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
Jane super booklover📚
I loved this one again. In the beginning I was afraid for the I can’t have him cause he’ll probably won’t want me and I’m not saying it crap. but that wasn’t the case thank god. It was a beautiful story and my fav side character was the shrink!
Irene Sim
I love SB's sport romances and her writting is always solid. But the miscommunication between the MCs became tiring and obvious early on...
But, I loved their chemistry and openness and how they managed to put their relationship above all obstacles...
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it


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
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“It’s as if I have thirty-five high-strung children in my care. Somebody is always breaking something.” 1 likes
“Tank: …I would have liked to say a proper goodbye. It’s not often that we’re in the same state.
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.”
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