Sarina Bowen continues to deliver exceptionally well written brilliant romance. Witty, believable, great secondary characters. Alex and Eric are a gorgeous couple. I won't bother outline the story except to say it delivers romantically, and with believable story line. Plus the series segues into a new branch of story telling. The Brooklyn Bruisers have been great fun but now it's into high-tech and security and I suspect Max and Scouts story.
I loved Eric and Alexandra's journey together.. going on from an escape to reality for Alex was a big step.. not losing herself in the process. And I loved that Eric found himself in the process..oh Bess! I loved her input in Eric's life as I've enjoyed her in Dave's book previously on my reading adventures with Sarina's books. Very much a winner for me and I didn't want it to end! 5/5
Eric Bayer is a hot but grumpy Brooklyn Bruisers player, but security is the family business. His father (Carl) and brother (Max) run a super successful security firm which Eric refers to as ‘The Company’ because he has no clue what it’s name is (because that’s on a needs to know basis). The Company runs security for the elite including his old childhood friend, Alex Engels. Alex is CEO of a successful tech company. Fun fact #1 - Alex was best friends with Nate Kattenberger in college. Fun fact #2 - Nate Kattenburger owns Eric’s team the Brooklyn Bruisers. Once childhood friends, Eric and Alex have lost touch and only recently met again. When Alex’s security needs to be increased, Max and Carl enlisted Eric into being a bodyguard masquerading as her new boyfriend while she’s on a business trip to Hawaii. These two are wildly attracted to each other, one thing leads to another and they act upon it figuring they’ll have a fling then go back to their separate lives. Hawaii is full of all kinds of steaminess and fun, and feelings start developing. They’re both super successful individuals and used to relying on themselves, their lives are changing with big decisions in their futures to be made soon, and the feelings they felt back in Hawaii haven’t actually gone away once they come home. This was definitely something neither of them saw coming...
Only Sarina Bowen could write a book that combines a super secretive security company with hockey and make it amazing. Not that it's surprising since everything Sarina Bowen writes is amazing.
And the leading lady was Alex. Which just adds to the awesome. If you're familiar with her Brooklyn Bruisers series then you know who Alex is. If you haven't read the Brooklyn Bruisers series then you could read this as a standalone but honestly do yourself a favour and go one click like crazy and enjoy the binge.
So Eric is one of the Brooklyn Bruisers hockey players who we also already know. But what I didn't know (or possibly did but forgot) was that his dad and brother own a security company. And when Alex needs some low key security Eric is called in to play the pretend boyfriend.
The story was steamy, sweet and had me so heavily invested in every thing that was going on. Not just with the couple but also with the story and all the characters in the background. The book ended with the sweetest happily ever after but I am dying to know what the outcome is for all of Alex's business issues.
I am really hoping that the next book in the series is going to pick up where this one left off. And I am not sure if I want Duff's story next or Max's. Either way I really can't wait to get my grabby hands on it.
Moonlighter, is the first title in Sarina Bowen's new series titled The Company, and after this installment I can't wait for more!
A friends to lovers romance that starts as a simple favour for an old friend ends up being so much more.
Eric is an NHL player, he's flirty, fun, successful, determined, and driven. He's kind of cocky, and can be a tad taciturn but he also has a really big heart.
Alex is sassy, feisty, strong, successful and highly intelligent. She's a successful CEO, a woman in a man's world that has made for an incredibly independent woman.
Many previous favourite characters from the Brooklyn Bruisers series make an appearance, plus many new faces are introduced who I can't wait to discover more of.
The banter between Alex and Eric is fun and flirtatious, and the steamy scenes between this pair will have you fanning your face! Their chemistry is undeniable and overall their story is incredibly entertaining and engaging read.
This was an intriguing book. I liked the mix of mystery and sport, even if I wished there was a bit more sport, but that’s a personal preference. I loved Alex and Eric’s story. They’re great characters, typically Sarina, and always great. I also liked the intrigue and the supporting cast of characters, I’m interested to see where the rest of this series goes, especially as it’s a little obvious the storyline here will continue. An interesting read, give it a go!