Review: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

brooklynaire-coverBrooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4) by Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: 
February 12th, 2018
Rating: 4 Stars
Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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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?

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

At long last, we have finally been given Nate and Becca’s story. It’s safe to say that we’ve been waiting for this book from the start, and let me tell you it did not disappoint.

In Pipe Dreams, we were treated to some snippets of the progress of Nate and Becca’s relationship. So, going into this book we already had an estimate of when their friendship turned into something more. It’s one heck of a fun experience to finally see that progression ourselves, but the only thing that kept this book from being a 5 star was the fact that since we knew the timeline of their relationship based on the previous book it took away from the anticipation of their impending romance. That’s not to say that it wasn’t enjoyable, just that since we already knew when they’d get together we essentially lose a bit of the excitement that goes with the build-up to that moment.

That is the only small issue I had with the book. Beyond that, it’s safe to say that this book was worth the wait. Nate was an absolute darling. He’s one of the smartest men in the world who has utilised his mind to build up his empire and in doing so become one of the richest and most successful men in the world. It would be easy to take the route of having Nate be this cocky and arrogant man. Fortunately for us, this is not the case at all. Even with all of his success, Nate is still this slightly awkward, nerdy, and humble gentleman. The way he cares for Becca is enough to make your heart burst. From beginning to end, he always had her back, was always considerate of her feelings, and went out of his way to make her feel comfortable and loved.

Rebecca is the perfect match for Nate. She’s been with him from the very beginning of this rollercoaster journey. She was there when Nate was nothing more than a smart guy with a big idea. They’ve built up a great friendship and seeing it gradually develop into something more was a treat. In this book, Becca is still recovering from an injury and for this independent woman, it was hard for her to take a step back from her work and take care of herself. Like all the other women in this series, Becca is a dedicated worker. She loves her job as the Brooklyn Bruisers assistant. Her passion for Ice Hockey is evident, and her fierce and sassy personality makes her one heck of an enjoyable character. The best part of this series is the fact that each character is so easy to relate to. Becca is wary of pursuing a relationship with Nate and her concerns are valid because a woman dating her boss can be damaging to her credibility. However, when she realises the depth of their connection, she is forced to confront her doubts and her fears in order make this relationship thrive. 

Fans of this series will absolutely adore Brooklynaire. It’s everything you could have wanted and more. Becca and Nate are a perfect match for one another and seeing them finally get their happy ending was so satisfying.

What did you think of Brooklynaire?
Who is your favourite hero and heroine from the Brooklyn Bruisers series?

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