Review: Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen

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Review: Moonlighter by Sarina BowenMoonlighter by Sarina Bowen
Series: The Company #1
Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC on 21st October 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Sports
Pages: 370
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
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Only in my family could a professional hockey player earning seven million dollars a year be considered a slacker.
I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name.
Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job.
But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.
So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?
It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector.
Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Contains: hackers, hockey players, and a hotel room with only one bed.

Rating~ 3.75 stars

I reeallly enjoy Sarina Bowen’s contemporaries, I think its cause there’s so easy to slip into, the characters, the world building etc. Very easy to get lost into so even though, this is slightly different to what Sarina Bowen generally writes, with this having some suspense. I was very eager to try Moonlighter especially with this being Eric’s book.

Eric Bayer is one of the ‘older’ NHL players in the Brooklyn Bruisers team. Eric gets roped into helping his brother and father, who run security firm for the elites. Alexandra Engles, CEO of a tech company, is one of their clients and currently the one that needs a bodyguard/pretend date/boyfriend to protect her against one disgusting ex. And of course the childhood friend of Eric…who um kinda forgot about him ???

Eric is very focused on his career and Alex is very focused on her career and her future life as a single mother. They have very different goals in life but having met each other again. Especially with the connection and the chemistry they share, its difficult for them to not fall in love.

The book had the usualgreat combination of Sarina Bowen’s humour, romance and sporty bits with added suspense this time. Which worked quite well here. I ended up really liking Eric and Alex together who are opposites but so passionate about their work. They were cute together. With some swoon worthy moment from Eric, I quite enjoyed this book.

Quibbles: The reason why the rating isn’t higher is, I wanted Eric and Alex to spend a lot more together than they did. I also felt the suspense part the book was left unfinished, since we don’t see what happens after they find out who it was but maybe that would be part of the next book in the series ??? and slight very minuscule not worth mentioning quibbles here and there that lowered the rating, which is probably because I just have higher expectations.

Note: This can be read completely as a standalone but why wouldn’t you wanna see more Eric in the other Brooklyn Bruisers books and to meet Alex for the first time in Brooklynaire.

I’m really looking forward to more books from this series (more in general from Sarina Bowen) but I love romantic suspense and would love to see more of the super secretive security firm and its boss (and Eric’s brother) Max.

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont’s Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

In 2016, Sarina became a Rita Award winner! The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

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