By 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…
You know what, I wouldn’t mind celebrating my birthday with a hunky hockey player, and neither did Bess. It was supposed to be only one time, ’cause as an agent she doesn’t date players, but the chemistry is too strong.
Bess has her five-year plan, and I love a woman with a plan. The issue with a plan is that there often isn’t much space for spontaneity. Tank is fun, and for now, and only for a couple of times. His marriage just ended, thus Bess is convinced he’s not the right person for her. They don’t want the same thing, or at least not right now.
Things haven’t been going that great for Tank. He got traded to his last teams biggest rivals, so fitting in with the new team is quite the struggle. At the same time his wife filed for divorce, and New York in general doesn’t seem like a good fit. Except of course Bess, if only he could convince her that dating a player is worth breaking her rules.
Sure Shot is another fun addition to the Brooklyn series. I loved the chemistry between the two main characters, especially in the bedroom. Things heat up real fast, and I like it. It was easy going, and even though Bess was all about sabotaging her own happiness, I do get her point. The ending felt a bit rushed for me, and there was one twist at the end that I’m personally a bit over (in general). Without spoiling, I don’t believe in those type of miracles, and wished Sarina Bowen just stayed with the alternative route to happiness.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
About the author
Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over two dozen contemporary and LGTB romance novels. She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller's list in February, with Brooklynaire. 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.