Review | Moonlighter by Sarina Bowen

October 22, 2019 | 2019 / 0 Comments

Review | Moonlighter by Sarina BowenMoonlighter by Sarina Bowen
Series | The Company #1
Release Date | October 21, 2019
Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Genres | Contemporary, Friends to Lovers, Sports Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format | ARC
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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.

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OK, don’t hate me, but I haven’t read majority of Sarina Bowen’s hockey series. I know Moonlighter is book 1 in her spin-off series (of sorts), The Company. As someone who hasn’t read the series that this is somewhat tied to, it’s a complete standalone. Yeah, other characters are mentioned, but I wasn’t confused at all by who was who.

I truly enjoyed this one! I enjoy a good hockey read like anyone else does. But I’m always curious about life outside of the rink. I kind of loved that this wasn’t really a sports romance, how about we add on fake relationship and bodyguard trope. How do you like them apples?! OH, and childhood friends to lovers, talk about adorable.

Eric was such a hilarious hero to me, which made for some pretty entertaining banter between him and Alex. I loved the childhood friendship that they have because it made this such a cute read. The support that have for one another was so refreshing to read about. And there wasn’t any crazy drama going on.

And I love how much of a boss lady Alex was, we all need to bow down to her!

I thought Moonlighter was a great start to this series, it’s low on the suspense side, but to me, it was the romance that had me enjoying every single page

Definitely looking forward to more!

major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over thirty contemporary novels. She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller’s list in January, with Overnight Sensation. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina Bowen 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. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina’s books are published in a dozen languages on four continents. In 2016, The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with a RITA award for Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.