Shenanigans: A Brooklyn Hockey Romance

· Brooklyn Book 6 · Tuxbury Publishing LLC
22 reviews

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What I meant to do in Vegas: Let my hair down for once and celebrate winning a medal at my first women’s hockey all-stars competition.

What I actually did: Got senior prom drunk and woke up married to Brooklyn’s star winger, the great Neil Drake.

He’s the heir to a billion dollars, and I barely survived my childhood. Our friendship is based strictly on hockey, takeout food and smack talk.

And now holy matrimony. Although we both know it can’t last, especially once his evil family gets wind of our Vegas shenanigans…

Contains: Meddling teammates, meddling parents, ugly jewelry and a pretend-kiss that nearly sets the world on fire.


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Sure Shot


Rookie Move

Hard Hitter

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Storylines in this book: married in Las Vegas, billionaires, marriage of convenience, billionaire romance, hockey romance, sports romance, opposites attract.

22 reviews
Lenore Kosinski
March 10, 2022
4.5 stars — Characters are my bread and butter, and Charli and Neil are some of the best there is. Obviously both very complicated, but at their very core, absolute rock star people. Behind all of Charli’s bluster and anger, there’s a very damaged young woman. She is definitely the product of her upbringing, and it was heartbreaking to see the “lessons” she had learned from her childhood. She was closed off, and unable to trust. And yet, you could feel how much she wanted to trust Neil…and watching him break through her defenses was so satisfying. I loved that he melted her edges, but didn’t change who she was at the core — she was feisty until the end, she just knew how to bring it out at the right times. It was hard to watch her back get up in certain circumstances, but I understood where that stemmed from. Neil was so much more adorable than I was expecting. He was genuinely good and kind, but with a wicked side as well. I loved how conscientious he was about the role money had played in his life, and the down sides of that. He was so aware of how people saw him, and he fought so hard to make up for the shortcomings of his family’s wealth. I had totally forgotten that he was the diabetic on the team, and I appreciated that while it was a part of him, we got to see it more in a daily way — like it wasn’t meant as a plot thing…if that makes sense. Normalizing health issues/disabilities is always awesome in my opinion. I really loved that he could be such a boy at times. It contrasted perfectly with his sophisticated/bourgeoisie side. It brought him back down to earth. And Charli and Neil were absolute fire together. I loved the perfect balance of sweet and funny moments with absolute steam moments. They had lots of all the best kinds of chemistry. Obviously I’m already in love with the Bruisers and the Bombshells, and getting to see so many of them again was like coming home to family. We even got some cameos from characters I wasn’t expecting, and it was delightful. I just want more and more and more from this series, and from both of these teams. And there were some fun other secondary characters as well, one in particular makes me happy because it clearly looks like she’ll be in a near future romance. So yeah. Looks like Ms. Bowen sucked me in with another book made for my tastes. I love that she writes so many different kinds of characters, and everyone gravitates towards different ones. It means that I always enjoy her books, but sometimes some just stand apart, and this is one of them.
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sharon rosenthal
March 15, 2022
This is Neil and Charli's story. We were introduced to them in the previous book, Bombshell. Charli is 24 and a strong and independent red haired woman hockey player on the new women's team who is one tough cookie, and, in this story, we learn more about her past and where she comes from. Neil on the other hand is a rich boy who plays for the Bruisers and has had a major crush on Charli since day one, but she told him she had no interest in any hockey playing man. That is until one day he wakes up in bed with Charli in Vegas and they find out they got married the night before. I loved Neil so much he is the hero and the guy who is always there for Charli even as she tries to deny that she needs anything from him. She is the girl and woman that no one ever wanted and all she wants is to be loved and number 1 in someone's life. But her attitude is also why people stay away and so she doesn't realize what she has in Neil and in the other women players on her team until near the end of the story. At times she frustrated me a little because she is always fighting and I just wanted her to open her eyes and see how amazing she is and that she had people in her corner. Neil is a guy with friends and teammates but his family has never accepted him as he is. His love of hockey and his diabetes have kept him at a distance. That is until he meets Charli and he wants to be close to her but she fights him hard. I loved that Charli has his back as well and at times she saves him just as much as he saves her. This is the second book in the Brooklyn Bombshells series and while it stands alone, I suggest you read Bombshell before this book. It gives you a better understanding about who the Bombshell team is and all the new characters, I am absolutely loving the Bombshell babes and cannot wait to see who is next. I received a complimentary early release copy of this e-book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Jackie Wright
March 13, 2022
Shenanigans is the perfect addition to the wonderful Brooklyn/Brooklyn Bruisers Series. We all know what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas but what happens when it doesn’t….. Neil and Charli are friends and professional hockey players but that where it always ended until the morning Charlie wakes up to find she is married to Brooklyn’s star winger but this man is not just a hockey player he is a billionaire with responsibilities so what happens now….. I loved everything about Neil and Chloe’s friends to lovers journey, I fell hard and fast for Neil and I adored Chloe, she isn’t used to money and he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and I was excited to see if a real life Cinderella has found her Prince Charming. This is a story with all the feels, I laughed, I cried, I giggled and I swooned as this couple found love and happiness , the chemistry is intense, the banter us witty but what took this book to another level was Neil and his determination to give Chloe the life she deserved even if his family and friends were against it. Together their friendship becomes stronger and that in turn makes them stronger so I guess all I need to say is please one click this gem of a read, Can’t wait for the next instalment in this fantastic hockey series.
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About the author

Sarina Bowen is the twenty-time USA Today bestselling author of over thirty romance novels. She writes sports romance, billionaire romance, small town romance, contemporary fiction and YA fiction. She loves Vermont, hockey, and fine stationery. Visit for more. 

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