Review: Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Hard HitterHard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SQUEEEZZZZ!!!! Sarina DELIVERED again another TO DIE FOR hockey romance. WHOOP!!!

Hard Hitter is about Patrick O’doul, the team captain and the enforcer of the Brooklyn Bruisers. This means he is the fighter for the team – something new I learned reading this book … I guess the guys fight for show. A couple hot guys throwing a few punches isn’t exactly too hard on the eyes Patrick has fighting experience thanks to his harsh childhood living in group homes. Fighting for the team comes natural for him. But after years of taking beatings his body is feeling it. Patrick does not want to accept this but with the play offs looming near the coach wants Patrick to step back, take a break, and let the younger guys fill his role. I really like the main characters of this book – Patrick is intense. He has a hard past that makes him standoffish — not a touchy feely kind of guy. So what will happen when Patrick is forced to attend mandatory massage sessions with none other than the team hot yogi. Well guys, get ready because there will be A LOT of touching going on – mostly professional, occasionally innocent, and other times just plain panty-dropping HOT (one particular session I had in mind) that will leave you begging for more. Then, there is also a tantric yoga that Ari used to help “loosen up” the captain LOL 🙂 🙂

I also like Ari – she is patient, smart and awesome at her job but will she able to break though Patrick’s shell? Patrick isn’t the easiest patient – he is brooding, mysterious, keeps to himself (even with his teammates). But deep down, he has a big heart, is caring and protective of those he loves – quite swoony actually. I enjoy the romance between Patrick and Ari – the slow-burning, sweet and super sexy is ultimately the best kind of romance. Ari was struggling with the attraction for Patrick but also wanting to keep it strictly professional. Ari does not want to be the team gossip. She cares about Patrick and want to help him heal rather than a distraction to him. But when Ari’s personal life takes a nose dive – Patrick steps in to the rescue whether Ari agrees or not. I mean how can you resist this amazing hero.

Hard Hitter is a super cute, fun, sexy read with a lot of hockey, sweet romance and a touch of drama. Adorable hero and heroine. I LOVED it!
Next in the series is Beacon and Lauren which I cannot wait – it appeared that they have a history, (& not a good one) so I can imagine it’s going to be an angsty second chance romance. I really like Becca and Nate though … Nate is successful, hot, all alpha and Becca is somewhat of a fun, quirky character. I really hope Sarina will give them a love story… Pretty Please???

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