#RSFave & Review | Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

#RSFave & Review | Sure Shot by Sarina BowenSure Shot by Sarina Bowen
Release Date | May 12, 2020
Genres | Contemporary Romance
Tropes | Second Chance, Sports Romance
Format | ARC, eBook
Buy | Amazon | Indie Bookstore
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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…



Since I feel like I’m the CEO of reading books in a series out of order, I’ll say that I have a bit of perspective if you’re truly able to read this book as a standalone. And I say yes, HOWEVER, I think you’ll get the full experience by starting from the very beginning, which I’ll be doing very soon.

Sure Shot jumps right to it in this second chance of sorts and I was here for it. I love that despite both Tank and Bess going their separate paths several years ago, they reunited and the sizzling chemistry is still very much there. With Tank recently coming out of a divorce, I was a little nervous see what possible drama was going to come out of it. But it wasn’t like I thought it would be at all.

I loved that Tank pushed for what he wanted and even though he couldn’t see a long future with Bess, he couldn’t stay away from her. And boy, these two tried, but the pull is strong, so I was rooting for them from beginning to end.

I was a bit of a mess because some of the their story hit close to home and it just made it very easy to relate to them, not just individually, but a couple as well. More than anything, I loved that they were both willing to work through everything together especially with so many unknowns with the future.

I can’t recommend this book enough and it’s easily added to my faves for 2020!

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.

3 responses to “#RSFave & Review | Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

    • For me, yes. Also, I realize as I write my reviews, my ratings change. There were some parts that were a little slow, but overall, I really liked. But it resonated a bit more with me… Maybe I should have added this toy review. I’m a mess.

      • thebrowneyedbookworm

        I’ve noticed that sometimes my feelings about a book right after I read it might be different to the feelings I have a few month later. I still love to write reviews right after finishing a book, and I have definitely downgraded ratings in the past.