Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #5
Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC on 22 January 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Everyone knows the girl is off limits. But it's so good to be bad.
There's this girl...
Heidi and I have been trading hungry looks all year, and everything she does makes me smile. But I don't do girlfriends, and I certainly can't get involved with the league commissioner's daughter. I need shots on goal, not a hookup and a widely misunderstood paparazzi photo.
Can I resist her, though? The way she teases me should be a game penalty for interference with my libido.
There's this guy...
Jason wants me, but he won't admit it. That man looks at me the way a hockey player eyes the lunch buffet after practice--and I love it.
But when victory is finally within my grasp, I blow it and humiliate myself. Even then I can't even avoid him--as the team intern, I'm in constant view of his hard body and cocky smile.
I need another chance. Jason Castro is about to learn the true meaning of an overnight sensation.
Overnight Sensation is a fantastic story, about love, loss, and taking responsibility – the characters are very relatable, and I fell in love!
Bowen truly did it again with Overnight Sensation! She made me lose a little sleep – because I just had to keep on reading. Her knowledge about hockey, and what happens behind the scenes just made this story even better! Everything that has to be done in and around the rink for both games and practice. All the people who have to work to make it all happen. The way players have to deal with nosy reporters, bloggers, and fans. And how difficult it can be to just stay true to oneself when everyone appears to be watching.
Heidi is a fantastic female lead! She’s spunky, she’s not afraid of hard work, and she has a lot of confidence. It was refreshing to read Overnight Sensation and have Heidi not shy away from anything, even when the going got a little rough. And Jason is totally swoon-worthy! Not only is he a great hockey player, he’s just an overall good person. A great friend, loyal, and he does his best to deal with his demons.
Overnight Sensation brought me so much joy – both because the characters completely carried the story, and because the romance was really sweet. And now, I want to re-read the other Brooklyn Bruisers books just to continue staying with these characters who almost feel like they’re my friends.
We’ve just finished the big scramble where all the new prospects skate with the veterans. It’s like Hunger Games on Ice – a flock of youngsters trying to show us up and take away our roster spots.
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Oh, I just knew this was going to be a good one when I saw the new Brooklyn Bruisers release. Glad you loved it, Lexxie!
It was so good, Sophia! I love Bowen’s writing, and when she brings her characters everything they can take, I’m in reader heaven 🙂
I started this one, but I don’t think I was in the mood for it so I set it aside. I do need to give it another try though because I love this series from her. I’m so happy you loved it!
I know what you mean, Nick, I need to be in the right mood for my books, too! I really, really loved this one. It’s the first book in a very long time where I actually sat down to write my full review as soon as I finished reading 😉
I hope you’ll enjoy it, too, when you pick it back up.
Great review, Lexxie! I just adore Sarina Bowen and while I love the hockey series I’ve read so far (Him/Us, WAGs series) plus the True North series, I’ve yet to start the Brooklyn Bruisers. I’m so excited that I have the whole series to look forward to!
You should start the Brooklyn Bruisers, Tanya, it’s really well written, and all the hockey lingo, plus the behind the scenes stuff is accurate, too. I’m a little jealous you can start this series from scratch!
Yeah! I just bought this book the other day, and am excited by all the great reviews. I love Bowen, and really like that she actually has some sports in her sports romances.
WooHoo! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
You all do love your hockey romances! I’m glad it turned out to be so good. Anne – Books of My Heart
I totally love hockey romances! Did you know my husband was a semi-professional player when we met? I went to so many hockey games, and I had so much fun with the other girlfriends / wives during that time 🙂
I had a fun time with this one here!! Not my favorite of the series, but a endearing story for sure.
I’m really feeling a Bowen binge coming on, wifey! I wish I had time to fit it in before Paris. Sigh. Alas, I do not. I’m a pokey reader of late. :/ I’m so happy you loved this one. Hockey! *squee*