Also by this author: Him, , Steadfast, Rookie Move, Goodbye Paradise, Pipe Dreams, Hello Forever, Bountiful, Brooklynaire, Speakeasy, Fireworks, Overnight Sensation, Superfan
Published by Penguin on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, General, Sports
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...
From the Paperback edition.
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There is something truly special in Sarina Bowen’s writing. I swear every book that I have read by her lately has been excellent. Hard Hitter is absolutely no different… book #2 in the Brooklyn Bruisers series and it is definitely a must read. Whether you have read Rookie Move or not, Hard Hitter will captivate you. I love a good sports romance and I love a hot sports hero so Patrick and Ari’s story is right up my alley.
From the moment these two grace the pages I just knew they were going to be explosive together. She is coming off a long term relationship and well he doesn’t really do relationships. His dark and sad past broke my heart as well as made me love him even more. Together they bring out the best of each other and with the sparks that fly every time they are together, the slow burn romance turns into full fledged fire within.
I enjoyed the push and pull, I loved that Patrick never gave up on Ari, and I really liked that Ari was able to heal Patrick both body and soul. If you are a fan of hockey romances, or really, all romance stories, then give Hard Hitter a chance. I promise that you won’t be disappointed. Plus that killer teaser at the end has me on pins and needles for the next installment. Well done Ms. Bowen, well done.