Tuesday 12 July 2022

[Review + Release Day] LOVE LESSONS (Brooklyn #7; Brooklyn Bruisers #10) by Sarina Bowen

Source: Received an egalley in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: July 12, 2022
Cover Design: Hang Le
Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography


He needs an image makeover, she needs a mojo upgrade. A new lessons-in-seduction hockey romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sarina Bowen.

After I’m arrested for throwing a raucous party, my hockey team says I have an image problem. And I need to fix it, stat.

Charity work? Check. Haircut? Sure. But I draw the line at hiring my neighbor to style me. In the first place “style” shouldn’t be a verb. And I’m tired of people who’d judge me on appearances.

Vera and I don’t see eye to eye on anything. She wants me to try on clothes, while I just want to remove hers. She's distractingly pretty, with soulful eyes and a sinful mouth that likes to argue with me.

But when management threatens my summer vacation, I grudgingly agree to Vera’s unusual proposal: she’ll give me an image makeover. But in return, she wants lessons in the art of seduction.

It sounds a little nutty, but I know a good opening when I hear it. Besides, it’s not like I’ll ever fall for her…

G E T   Y O U R   C O P Y   N O W !


 I find myself loving the Brooklyn/Brooklyn Bruisers more and more with each book, and I was so happy to see Vera and Ian in this one! Their chemistry was absolutely phenomenal and I loved seeing how they fit in with the couples that we already love! I also love that we really are getting so much of both the Bruisers and the Bombshells in these books!

In terms of story, I thought LOVE LESSONS was so much fun! I'm always a fan of romances that start out as flings or "lessons" and this one was so well done! Both Vera and Ian had some baggage that kept them from being open to love...but they really couldn't resist each other and I was so here for it! I also just loved them both as characters--Vera's passion for fashion and making people confident in themselves was really lovely, and I loved Ian's drive, his humour, and how determined he was to overcome obstacles and help others! As a couple, they were wonderful, too! Their banter, playful arguing, and the sheer tension between them was so palpable and I loved every single moment they were on the page together! I'm already excited to see them in future books...even if it's just in snippets!

Overall, I thought that LOVE LESSONS was absolutely wonderful and loved it so, so much! It was steamy, funny, and so enjoyable! I didn't want to put it down, and it was such a lovely addition to the Brooklyn/Brooklyn Bruisers series! I love how these books work well as standalones, but are also enjoyable to read in order because you truly do get to know the character so well...and it's so fantastic to keep seeing them appear in future books! I really hope Sarina Bowen continues with this series for a very long time because I'm nowhere near done with these characters yet! I also love the balance of sports to romance that she adds--it's just enough to be sporty, but wouldn't deter anyone who doesn't actually like sports...perfectly well done! If you're looking for a sports romance or a lovely contemporary romance, I would highly recommend both LOVE LESSONS and the Brooklyn/Brooklyn Bruisers series! 

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