Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers #3) by Sarina Bowen

A goalie has to trust his instincts, even when taking a shot to the heart…

Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.

Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true.

Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the

dark-eyed goalie. When the field of play moves to Florida, things heat up on the beach.
One of Mike’s biggest fans doesn’t approve—his teenage daughter. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love.

3.5 Doing the Dream Stars
Pipe Dreams is a standalone and is part of the Brooklyn Bruisers series. This is Mike and Lauren’s book. I love a second chance romance book and I liked the overall plot and theme to this one.

Mike is the goalie and he’s a man with a lot of baggie. He has a cheating ex-wife, a daughter and he wants a relationship with Lauren. But sadly you can’t have it all. Mike makes a choice years ago and it has cost him. So its years later and Lauren and Mike are interacting once again.

I feel for Lauren. I really liked her. I found her independent, goal oriented and smart. I liked she is a modern woman and although she’s hurt, she doesn’t let that define her. I liked the tension between the two characters because even though Mike is chasing her and I love it when a Hero chases the Heroine, she doesn’t make it easy for him.

I liked the story and I liked the main characters a lot. I got side track a bit when the story went into the “sports” mode. I’m not a big sport reader, so there you go.

Overall, I found Mike and Lauren very mature and the modern couple, just trying to figure things out.

An ARC was provided

Brooklyn Bruisers SERIES
Rookie Move #1 AMAZON | REVIEW
Hard Hitter #2 AMAZON | REVIEW
Pipe Dreams #3 AMAZON

True North SERIES


Bittersweet #1 AMAZON - B&N  - iBooks  - Kobo  - Google - FIRST CHAPTER - REVIEW
Steadfast #2 AMAZON | REVIEW
Keepsake #3 AMAZON | REVIEW

Ivy Years Series

The Year we Fell Down #1 AMAZON
The Year we Hid Away #2 AMAZON | REVIEW
Blond Date #2.5 AMAZON
The Understatement of the Year #3 AMAZON
Shameless Hour #4 AMAZON
The Fifteenth Minute #5 AMAZON

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of HIM and US.

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