Review: Sure Shot (Sarina Bowen)

Sure Shot
Series: Brooklyn, #4
Author: Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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…

*Sigh* I needed this book. With everything that’s going on, it was nice to be able to reach for a new release from Sarina Bowen in one of my favorite series. Sure Shot was everything I’ve come to expect from the Brooklyn series. This hockey romance had it all: sweet, sexy, funny, a tiny bit of angst. It was contemporary romance perfection.

Bess Beringer is a character whose book I’ve wanted for ages. She’s a tough sports agent who has put her career first until now. I loved how she wanted more balance for a her life and was determined to make the right decisions for herself. It was fun watching Tank derail her plans in the best ways.

Tank was a “bad” guy hockey player who was actually more of a sweetheart. He had some issues to work through. The more I discovered about him, the more I liked him. Tank and Bess were perfect for each other in the best of ways. I even liked their drama.

I don’t want to give away the big problem in this book, but I do want to say that I felt like it was handled really well. There wasn’t a magic fix, but a well talked out one. Communication is key, and I loved that is was actually used in this romance.

Another great thing about this book and series is that there are so many characters from past books that make cameos or are a large part of the story. I loved seeing them all again and how they interacted with Bess and Tank. It was like a big party.

Sure Shot was a fictional coming home. I loved everything about. I hate that I’m done reading it and have to wait for another Bowen book. I’m hoping we get more in this series.


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15 thoughts on “Review: Sure Shot (Sarina Bowen)”

  1. Yay! So glad you loved this one, Deanna. Tank’s “bad boy” rep was so undeserved because he really was such a sweetheart.. The way he treated Bess made me melt. 🙂 I adored how they talked things through and actually acted like adults. (Imagine that!) The other characters that featured so heavily in this one was a real highlight for me, too.

  2. I need to catch up with this series. Sarina Bowen’s books are always so swoonworthy, but I love that there was an emphasis on communication in this book and that there were plenty of cameos from our favourite Bruisers too.

    1. Hm… I actually think you might like this entire series. It would probably be on the side of romance that Lauren Layne’s usually are. The first 3 were in third person because someone else besides her published them. The 4th one, Brooklynaire started the 1st person. You could probably start anywhere in the series if you wanted.

  3. Every review for this book is a rave. Yeah! I am excited to meet this Tank. I still need to read the last book in this series, but at least I own them both, right?

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