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Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #7
Also in this series: Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire
Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC on May 12, 2020
Genres: Hockey, Romance, Sports
Review Copy Provided By: Author
AMZ US Apple Books
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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 traded to the Brooklyn Bruisers is not a part of that plan. Mark “Tank” Tankiewicz has a lot of baggage. He’s a ride-or-die loner with a bad reputation. He’s on the rebound. He’s also the sexiest thing on two legs, and for some crazy reason it’s Bess that he wants.
She knows better. But then she falls stupid in love with him anyway. And for a while it seems like maybe he’ll do the same.
Until she asks him for the one thing he can never give her…
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
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 players, getting married, and having kids.
At 32, Mark “Tank” Tankiewicz was in a rebuilding year. He was recently traded from Dallas to Brooklyn, and his divorce was being finalized. He was skeptical about his future; gelling with his teammates seemed a stretch, and getting married again and having kids was nothing he could visualize.
It was at the annual kick-off-the-season party for Brooklyn Bruisers that Besse and Tank saw each other again for the first time in nine years. Their friends with benefits arrangements was cut short, leaving Tank wondering what happened, and Besse wondering why no other man ever measured up. Seeing Besse again reignited something in Tank that he thought he’d lost, and seeing Tank again brought back “the urge to scale him like a tree.”
The question becomes, can Tank fit into Besse’s 5-year plan, or is Tank worth giving it all up for?
Four years and 22 books later, and I’m still a huge fan of Bowen’s writing. Her stories are my happy place.