“Even if it gets messy?”
Fifteen floors above us, I picture Alex curled up on her couch, a protective hand over her stomach. And I just know. I’d do anything for her.
“Even then.” I agree.
I was hunting around for something to read today and was quite intrigued by this blurb so I decided to try this book our and ended up quite enjoying it! It was a smart, sexy, suspenseful romance and for readers who prefer a very even balance between both romance and suspense, this would be a great book to try!
I’m at the height of my hockey career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name.
Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job.
But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.
So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?
It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector.
Here are all the boxes it checks:
Friends to lovers. CHECK!
Pretend relationship. CHECK!
Sports romance. CHECK!
Bodyguard romance. CHECK!
Romantic suspense. CHECK!
Pregnant heroine. CHECK!
Protective hero. CHECK!
Smart heroine. CHECK!
Hockey star hero. CHECK!
Low relationship drama. CHECK!
Sexy hotness. CHECK!
Light-hearted banter. CHECK!
I loved this couple and and was really invested in their story. My only complaint about this book was that it got a little suspense-focused in the second half which lost my interest a little. I’d give a rating of 4.5 for the couple, 3.5 for the suspense, rounding off to a happy 4 star rating overall. I’m sorry for this shorter review, some books just don’t necessarily make me have a lot to say about them even though I enjoyed them, and this one of those those books.
This is a spin-off series connected to the Brooklyn Bruisers series. I haven’t read any of the other books but had no problem following this story. As the author puts it herself: “Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel for Brooklyn Bruisers team member Eric Bayer. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Expect: a growly hero, a lady boss with no time for his attitude, and a war of wills and hormones. Bonus: a hunk wearing a baby in a sling.”
Rating: 4 STARS! Contemporary Adult Romance, can standalone.