Romance Books

Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

Title: Brooklynairebrooklynaire
Author: Sarina Bowen
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Public library

Goodreads Summary

You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It’s what friends do. But what friends don’t do is rip off each others’ clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she’s avoiding me. She says we’re too different, and it can never happen again. So why can’t we keep our hands off each other?

Review

I have to admit upfront that I have NOT read the other books in this series, and likely will not. I have read that they are told in the third person (which I hate), so I’m really happy I waited for this one, which is both great and written in first person, alternating POV’s.

Nate Kattenberger is the owner of KTech, a billion dollar tech company, and the Brooklyn Bruisers, a hockey team. Two years ago, Nate moved his assistant of five years, Rebecca Rowley, to Brooklyn to serve as the office manager for the team.  Rebecca, in her capacity as office manager, goes onto the ice to deliver a message, and goes down hard, giving herself what appears to be a concussion but is much more.

Kate lives in a one-bedroom apartment with her sister, her sister’s new born son and boyfriend. Kate sleeps on the couch. She needs rest after her injury and she can’t really get it in her cramped little apartment. Thankfully Nate swoops in and saves the day by offering to let Rebecca stay in his mansion.

I absolutely LOVED Nate. He was such a great character. A billionaire who is sweet and kind. I also loved Bingley, his in home computer pal (picture Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Rebecca was a strong female character. She was tough, but showed vulnerability after her injury sidelined her. She took in her sister and baby, putting herself on the backburner, and cared deeply for her “boys” on the Bruisers.

I love slow-burn romances like this, where the main characters both have feelings for one another but it takes them a while to realize it. This book is really, really good.

I would highly recommend it.

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