Review: Bombshells (Sarina Bowen)

Series: Brooklyn, #8
Author: Sarina Bowen

Publication Date: April 13, 2021
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


The women’s league is in the house! And Brooklyn will never be the same again for Anton Bayer and the team…

This is my last chance to ditch my playboy reputation and finally fulfill my potential. So I’ve made three rules for our biggest season yet: no boozing, no women, and no scandals.

Especially that last thing.

So who do I befriend on the very first day back at the rink? An amazing female hockey player. I want Sylvie in a way that’s more than just friendly. I crave her. But I have a championship to win, and so does she.

Then she gets her heart broken by my teammate, and I make the foolish mistake of comforting her in the best way I know how. Our night together sets off a string of sins.

Nobody can know about our affair, especially my overprotective teammate. I can’t let anyone see into my greedy little heart. Not even her.

The things I want from her, and the things we’ve already done? If anyone knew, there’d be bombshells.

Contains: a defenseman with dreamy blue eyes, a female goalie with bad ideas, a major battle of the sexes and a swimming pool scene…

Bombshells is one of the books I’ve been looking forward to the most for the spring of 2021. I am happy to report it was everything I could have wanted it to be. This time around it’s “Baby Bayer” who meets his match. In case you’re trying to remember who “Baby Bayer” is, it’s Anton Bayer. He’s related to retired player Eric Bayer (Moonlighter). 

Anton is a player who has had some ups and downs in his short career. This season, he’s determined to stay away from the temptations of his career and be the most professional athlete he can be. That plan is thrown off guard by Silvie, one of the goalies for the new Brooklyn Bombshells hockey team. Anton can’t help but be attracted to Sylvie — even if he should avoid her due to her relationship with one of his friends and teammates. 

Anton was a funny guy. He could be mature and focused, but he could also be a man-child. I loved his made up words and upbeat personality. What I loved most about his character, though, was the way he supported and built up Sylvie. He knew how to encourage her.

Sylvie was a sweet and somewhat naive. She didn’t have a lot of experience with relationships and that showed, but it was also perfect for this story. I liked the ups and downs she went through with Bryce and how it prepared her for what was to come with Anton. I also loved how she worked hard to make her goalie dream a reality. Don’t let the sweet and naive comment fool you. Sylvie was a strong woman and force to be reckoned with.

Anton and Sylvie’s relationship was full of a bunch of fun ups and downs. I loved that they got to know each other first through a friendship and hockey camaraderie. The time they spent together as friends made their transition into a relationship feel very natural. There was a fire between them, but also a sweetness. I loved every moment of it. 

Bombshells was an enjoyable return to the Brooklyn series. It was everything I’ve come to expect from Sarina Bowen’s books in this hockey romance series. It had a great couple and a bunch of cameos from my favorite Bruisers. I hope Bowen continues this series because I can’t get enough of it.

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20 thoughts on “Review: Bombshells (Sarina Bowen)”

  1. Look at you, providing the family tree (I needed it). I am so happy the return to Brooklyn was a good one for you. Can’t wait to read this!

    1. You haven’t!!! You need to give her a try! I’d recommend pretty much anything she’s written.

  2. I was expecting crayon colors and I got a hunk instead. Thanks for visiting my blog. You mention Lisa Schoeder writes good verse. Do you have a favorite book of hers I should check out? My TTT list today

    1. LOL.
      As for Lisa Schroeder, I really enjoyed All We Have is Now and The Bridge from Me to You.

  3. This sounds like so much fun! Anton sounds like a dream and Brooklyn seems like a character that I could really enjoy. The cameos are always something I love in a book series. I’m so glad that you loved this one so much!

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