Here's what you really need to know: Sabrina Bowen is one
of the best hockey romance writers out there. Her
characters are vivid, the game is important and central,
but not ostracizing for non-fans, and the relationships
are fabulous. I *inhale* these books and wish she would
write them all faster so I can binge them.
Thus, if you've clicked on this review to find out if the
book is worth your time, it is. I promise. Just go get
In HARD HITTER, Bowen explores the themes of
touch and trust and their connectivity. By having the
heroine as an abuse survivor who reclaims her body
through training in yoga and massage, Bowen also places
this book in the national conversation about survivors in
a prescient way. I spend a lot of my professional life
reading about and working with women who have survived
assault and Ari felt real and raw to me. I've actually
told a few contacts in that world that they'd appreciate
this book and I do hope they read it.
O'Doul was a crotchety captain in the last book and in
this one we learn why. As much as reading about rookies
getting their dream job is fun, it's even more fun to
read about guys who are at the other end of their
careers. What does winding down a dream look like?
All in all, HARD HITTER by Sabrina Bowen is simply a great
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...