Today we are thrilled to be sharing our 5-star review of MOONLIGHTER, the first book in USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen’s all-new stand-alone series, The Company
Five nights. Two adversaries. Only one bed in their hotel room.
I’m at the height of my athletic 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.
Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Contains: hackers, hockey players, and a hotel room with only one bed.
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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF
Bowen’s has done it again with Moonlighter, the first novel in her brand new series, The Company. Not only was it a joy to read, it felt like going home. Meeting up with some of the hockey players I’d learnt to love in the Brooklyn Bruisers books was a huge plus and very well executed. The new reader won’t be the slightest bit confused either; however, adding them to your to be read list is a must. This stand-alone romance is even more action-packed than ever. Fast-paced and well-researched alarming facts had me on the edge of my seat and I was convinced I knew who was causing so much unrest but get this, I was wrong! Nine times out of ten I’m not, so I’m giving Sarina a kudo for the suspenseful plot twist.
‘If someone—or some nation state—is trying to hack my products, there will be no end to this war.’
How could I not fall for Alex? Sharp-minded, quick-witted and not afraid of a hard day’s work, I really liked the way she treats her employees. She has a great relationship with her dad too, and although she’s the CEO of the firm he’d founded, she’s turned it around and made it one of the most successful and competitive companies in its field. Yet she’s still got to answer to the board of directors who are a tad sceptical about her new venture. Her invention is a real scene-stealer and although it has to be taken seriously, I couldn’t help chuckling to myself in a couple of scenarios which even got me wanting to try it out. You see, it’s a fan-blinking-tastic idea and with all the goings-on in the hacker world, this could just be the answer.
“Bingley, fill me in on the evening’s itinerary.”
“Certainly, my liege!”
Albeit short-lived, Alex and Eric Bayer had become friends as youngsters. So when there’s a misunderstanding years later, she could have hidden under a rock. Fast-forward and they meet up again and well, the sparks of attraction start to ignite. To Alex’s surprise and much to Eric’s chagrin, he’s cajoled into helping out his brother for the summer, making sure that she’s protected from an unknown threat. And ooh boy, do things get complicated at a long weekend conference in all aspects!
‘Women confuse me. They really do.’
Swoon ladies, swoon! Maybe you’ve already have met Eric so you know what he’s like. A tad grumpy, he doesn’t just rub up Alex to the point of frustration, his brother’s also on the receiving end. Max has been asking him to join his security company for ages but hockey Eric’s life. Deadset on getting back on the ice, never did he expect events to take such a turn. Hmm, neither did Alex and here I shall say little else except their love story ticked all my boxes!
‘One does not win an argument with a woman. One simply survives it.’
Moonlighter is simply perfect. Bowen’s character development, secondary included, illuminates a read which deserves all the stars. The banter is out of this world, and plenty of humour, tension and steaminess kept me stuck to the pages from beginning to end without coming up for a breather I cannot wait to see if it’s going to be Max’s turn next because he is the bee’s knees in persona. Bravo!
Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.
The Ivy Years is her bestselling series. Centered around the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college, The Year We Fell Down began breaking hearts in March, 2014. There are three novels and a novella in the series so far. Click here for The Ivy Years updates.
For lovers of angsty snowboarding heroes, Sarina also writes the Gravity series! Coming in From the Cold features a downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today. Falling From the Sky is book #2, about a freestyle snowboarder who nearly loses his life in the halfpipe.
Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.
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