Hard Hitter

A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel

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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...
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Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But all she gave me was a single kiss before I had to skip town.

Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion-dollar security company. 

Not that I can tell her.

There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. It’s my job to identify him before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.

Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.

There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon as I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten...

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I adored Loverboy! With laugh-out-loud moments, sexy banter, suspense, and sizzling chemistry, I couldn't put it down. USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan

Good lord I loved this. How does one author consistently write so many good books? Gunnar and Posy were such stellar characters. Star-crossed Book Blog 

Praise for the series: 

Sarina Bowen is my favorite contemporary romance author and Moonlighter is the latest example of why! A sexy, smart and heartwarming modern love story full of heat, banter, hot athletes, strong women and lots of twists and turns. New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely 

Sarina Bowen has done it again! Alex and Eric's chemistry is off the charts! USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone 

Sarina Bowen's sexiest hero yet! New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy  

A sexy hockey player, a security firm with super secretive tech gadgets, a childhood friend who could be so much more, some misunderstandings, a great big mystery, and some very steamy chemistry. Really, what more could you want? The Book Hookup 

Sexy, funny, even a little bittersweet, Moonlighter is a terrific kickoff to a new series. Daily Waffle

An abundance of romance, heat, humour, secrets and duplicity. Totally Booked Blog

This offshoot from her Brooklyn Bruisers boys takes on an air of mystery and intrigue while still delivering the hot and heavy romance I've come to adore. Hopeful Reads

Such an adorable story! Romantic-Suspense-Comedy at its best. Bianca, BJ's Book Blog

My new favorite! Relentless Romance

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For fans of: Helena Hunting, Elle Kennedy, Catherine Gayle, Avon Gale, Toni Aleo, Kristen Callihan, LJ Shen, Mona Kasten, Corinne Michaels, Jana Aston, Karina Halle, Meghan March, Jay Crownover, Anna Todd, Geneva Lee, Audrey Carlan, Jill Shalvis, Suzanne Brockmann, Helen Hoang, Christina Lauren, Kristan Higgins, Sally Thorne, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Maisey Yates, Sarah Mayberry, Elle Kennedy, Lauren Blakely, Susan Mallery, Penny Reid, Julia Kent, Kelly Jamieson, Melanie Harlow, Carrie Ann Ryan, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Ryan, Helen Hardt, Meghan March, Julia Kent, Meli Raine, Sylvia Day, Chelle Bliss, Brenda Rothert, Natasha Madison, Kylie Scott, Helena Hunting, Sloane Kennedy, Penelope Sky, Elle Kennedy, K.A. Linde, Nana Malone, Jami Davenport, Jaci Burton, Penelope Sky, Helen Hardt, E.L. James, Anna Todd, Chelle Bliss, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Fox, Susan Stoker, Jo Raven, Jennifer Ryan, Linda Howard, Kristen Ashley, Dale Mayer, Katee Robert.

Keywords: romantic suspense, romantic hero, bodyguard romance, protection agency, protective hero, alpha hero, New York City romance, billionaire romance, undercover romance, urban romance, contemporary romance, private detective, bodyguard.

A new stand-alone hockey romance from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen.

 

On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, sports agent Bess Beringer is ready to make some changes. Armed with a five-year plan—indexed and color coded—she’ll tackle her personal life with the same zeal that she brings to her successful agency.

 

A big, tall, ripped hunk of hockey player who’s just been traded to the Brooklyn Bruisers is not a part of that plan. Mark “Tank” Tankiewicz has a lot of baggage. He’s a ride-or-die loner with a bad reputation. He’s on the rebound. He’s also the sexiest thing on two legs, and for some crazy reason it’s Bess that he wants.

 

She knows better. But then she falls stupid in love with him anyway. And for a while it seems like maybe he’ll do the same.

 

Until she asks him for the one thing he can never give her…


I loved this feisty heroine and her alpha hero with a heart of gold! The perfect blend of heat and heartMelanie Harlow, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Cloverleigh Farms Series

 

Back off, readers. Tank is my new book boyfriend. I absolutely loved Sure ShotWall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn

 

Emotional and poignant while also full of heat and humor. This story hit all the right notes. Bravo! 5 stars! Bookgasms Book Blog

 

This hockey romance had it all: sweet, sexy, funny, a tiny bit of angst. It was contemporary romance perfectionA Novel Glimpse


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Other books set in the Brooklyn Bruisers world include:


Rookie Move

Hard Hitter

Pipe Dreams

Brooklynaire

Overnight Sensation

Superfan


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For fans of: Helena Hunting, Elle Kennedy, Avon Gale, Toni Aleo, Kristen Callihan, LJ Shen, Corinne Michaels, Jana Aston, Karina Halle, Meghan March, Jay Crownover, Anna Todd, Geneva Lee, Audrey Carlan, Jill Shalvis, Suzanne Brockmann, Helen Hoang, Christina Lauren, Kristan Higgins, Sally Thorne, Penelope Sky, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Maisey Yates, Sarah Mayberry, Elle Kennedy, Lauren Blakely, Susan Mallery, Penny Reid, Julia Kent, Kelly Jamieson, Melanie Harlow, Carrie Ann Ryan, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Ryan, Helen Hardt, Meghan March, Julia Kent, Meli Raine, Sylvia Day, Chelle Bliss, Brenda Rothert, Natasha Madison, Kylie Scott, Helena Hunting, Sloane Kennedy, Penelope Sky, Elle Kennedy, K.A. Linde, Nana Malone, Jami Davenport, Jaci Burton, Penelope Sky, Helen Hardt, E.L. James, Anna Todd, Chelle Bliss, Kendall Ryan, Kennedy Fox.


Keywords: hockey romance books, sports romance books, hockey fiction, sports fiction, Brooklyn Bruisers, Brooklyn hockey, New York romance, alpha male romance, athletes and romance, love stories, bad boy romance, contemporary romance, new romance, new Sarina Bowen, forbidden romance, workplace romance, office romance.

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Publisher
Penguin
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Google LLC as agent for Penguin
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Published on
Jan 3, 2017
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780399583469
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Sports
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This content is DRM protected.
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