Friday, January 6, 2017

[Review] Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Title: Hard Hitter
Author: Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers, Book 1
Release Date: January 3, 2017

Format: eARC

From the USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move comes the second novel in the series that’s hot enough to melt the ice. He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score...  As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.   After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O'Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O'Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good...

**4.5 Stars**

Where do I begin with this book!? There is something about Sarina’s work that just draws me in each and every time. It is no secret that I have a love for hockey books, add in that Sarina wrote said hockey book and it is a one click every time.

Patrick O’Doul is the hot captain of the Brooklyn Bruisers, he also has attitude. I loved Patrick’s character. There just something about him that made him my favorite, don’t get me wrong I love the banter between the team that we get to see, but there is something about him that just made me love him. The connection he fought with Ari was so much fun to read about. I’m glad he finally gave in and started to feel for her by protecting her.

Ari, oh how I love her character! She is strong. She might not think it, but that is exactly what I thought when I read her story. I love how she helped not only Patrick but also herself when she opened up. She wasn’t had it easy, but she never let it stop her. I think my favorite part of her story is knowing she falls in love with Patrick, the last person she ever expected. 

I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I love the Bruisers and I’m excited to see who Sarina brings us next.

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