ARC Review: Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

Posted May 2, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

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ARC Review: Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen
Pipe Dreams
by Sarina Bowen

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 2nd 2017
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #3
Published by Berkley
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“This was such a sweet second chance story.”
~ Under the Covers

I was both unsure and anxious to read this book because I desperately needed to know what made Lauren her current bitchy self.  She’s expressed her hate for all things hockey, even as she works for the owner of the hockey team and wants nothing to do with the players.  I knew there was a juicy story there!  Now she’s forced to take over for Becca, working closely with the team and even traveling with them.  Her old feelings for Mike Beacon won’t be easy to deny then.

This was such a sweet second chance story.  Mike was adorably cute and even a bit clueless.  He made a huge personal sacrifice in the past that cost him the true love of his life and in the end he wanted her to be happy, even if not with him.  I have to give him props for being an all around good guy.

This story was definitely on the sweeter side for me without too much friction between Lauren and Mike.  It was nice that way.  They had enough heartache in their past and things to overcome to complicate their HEA more.  There was so much about Mike to love but especially how he made his daughter a priority, but then also made her understand Lauren’s place in his life.  He did a lot of delicate balancing between his personal relationships and his career, and it was a refreshing change to see someone handling so much responsibility and with his success.  This book felt adorably real.

As always, I loved the way the author includes hockey in the book and the whole team and girlfriends dynamic.  Lauren was welcomed into the fold of previous heroines, even after she tried to remain on the outskirts and pretend to hate everyone.  Seeing her soften and put down her walls was nice and done well.

All that being said, as much as I loved these two together I was eating up any glimpse of Becca and Nate.  I’ve been waiting for their book forever and I NEED IT NOW.

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About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont's Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

I keep hearing such amazing things about this series. I really need to get on it and read it! So glad you loved this.

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for the review Francesca. I need to check this series out

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Well, hello cover! This does sound really sweet.

Amy R
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Amy R

Looking forward to reading this one, I’ve enjoyed the other 2 books in the series.

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Kathy Valentine

I’ve never read any of Sarina’s books,but I will check her out!! Shared!!