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Brooklynaire

Written by: Sarina Bowen
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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A sexy new stand-alone from USA Today best-seller Sarina Bowen

You'd think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You'd be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don't know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It's what friends do. But what friends don't do is rip off each others' clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she's avoiding me. She says we're too different, and it can never happen again. So why can't we keep our hands off each other?

©2018 Sarina Bowen (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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If you are even remotely a fan of romance, press play. I loved this book from the second I started it. This is the first audio book I have ever heard that had multiple readers in it (male and female) which made the story telling that much more exciting. Becca is an independent, strong willed “office assistant” that works with/for her best friend Nate. Nate is a brilliant billionaire that can’t keep his mind off Becca. Listen (or read), you won’t regret it.

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 2018-08-04

Engaging.

I enjoyed this engaging romance. Nate is truly an awkward nerdy goofy type that’s made it big in the tech world. He is loveable and caring and imprisoned by what he sees as doing the right thing by people, for example, he will go out of his way to ensure he is not inappropriate or sexist in the workplace he has created. He is strong and loving and willing to make sacrifices so that his people – friends and employees - are happy and looked after. So famous is he, he never gets to truly relax as he is hounded by media, fans and business associates. His assistant, Rebecca on the other hand, goes from having a life of anonymity and freedom to being imprisoned by injuries. And she is oblivious to Nate’s feelings for her, so when she first becomes aware, her reaction is realistic. I loved how their relationship stopped and started. And I loved how Nate found himself at a loss on occasion, not knowing where he stood in the relationship. So NORMAL. He was real and endearing. Nate and Rebecca’s story warmed my heart as they finally found love together.

This is a stand-alone novel, and you don’t need to read others in the series, but it’s nice if you’ve read them, as the characters there appear here, and enrich the world of the Brooklyn Bruisers.

I enjoyed the narrators' performances - they enhanced the experience.

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  • themoselers
  • 2018-08-20

New Favorite GO TO Feel Good Book

This was an AMAZING love story, with a great foundation from previous stories, though it can totally be read alone.. but I recommend reading the entire series from beginning to this one. Multiple times. Nate’s my new favorite book boyfriend, and the narrator has the sexiest voice in history. It is perfect for this character with little idiosyncrasies that match Nates personality so well. Though he had narrated other stories, Webber’s voice will always be Nate to me. Rebecca is a delightful character, one with amazing heart and flaws I see in myself that make her completely relatable and LOVABLE!! You DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS BOOK. You will feel joyous at the end and I promise you will thank yourself for the purchase!!! Perfection. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Em
  • 2018-06-19

<3

I really enjoyed this book! I loved that the drama wasn't so ridiculous that it was unbelievable. I also loved that the h wasn't whiny and dramatic. It was a good balanced story and the narrators were so good! I really liked the different narrators for each POV, it really helped bring the story together.


ETA: 9.19.18-After starting the series from the beginning, I have to say I love this book even more (changing my rating to a solid 5 stars)! I'm surprised at how, even though this story intertwines with a couple of the other books, it's still fresh! Usually, books that have a different character POV, but intertwine are BORING. Everything just seems to be repeated. This one was written so well, that the places where the story overlapped were still new and exciting to read about.


Narrators:
Zachary Webber -5stars
Virginia Rose - 5 stars
Joe Hempel - 5 stars

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  • ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!)
  • 2018-04-14

What a let down.

have been waiting for this book since we first met Nate and Rebecca in Rookie Move. Man am I ever disappointed. Rebecca did a 180 in this book. In all of the previous books Rebecca is strong, capable, fearless, and endearing. In this book she is whiny, unsure, annoying, and just a mess. The fact that she allowed her sister and her boyfriend to just steamroll her pissed me off.

I understand that she is your little sister however she is a mess and invites her estranged, on again off again boyfriend to live with you and yet you say nothing it's just confusing to me. In previous books Rebecca has always been the nurturer and the caring type however I never had a inclination that she was a pushover. I understand that she feels obligated to take care of everyone around her but there has to be a line drawn in the sand when it comes to spreading yourself too thin. She was so focused on keeping her job so that she can take care of her sister, her nephew, and her sister's boyfriend that she neglected her own health.

Rebecca kept justifying her sister's actions by saying that her sister is in school trying to get her AA so she can't clean the house and she cannot really work. I don't understand. I understand this is a book however normal people go to school, our parent, and work in order to survive on their own. I just feel as though she just became weak in this book. She was completely unsure about everything. About her relationship with Nate, her job, and about her self in general. This was actually really painful to read just because Rebecca became the timid insecure individual when previous books never hints of that.

I do understand that there's a difference when it comes to somebody's outside perspective of an individual versus that individuals feelings however it just seemed so completely out of left field. I don't think I can get past the fact that she was just not what I was expecting her to be in this book. I was expecting her to be this strong badass character who lets Nate know that I have always loved you and I want you to love me for me. Not this person who at every turn is yelling at Nate letting him know that she doesn't want him and then in the next breath jumping on him telling him nothing about her feelings. The entire Nate and Rebecca relationship did not fully resolved until Chapter 31. There's only 32 chapters in the entire book that is saying a lot.

I'm so sad about this book. If you read any of my previous reviews in The True North series and The Brooklyn Bruiser series you can tell that I've been waiting for this book for a very long time however this book I could have lived without.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-14

Sizzling - and yet a Boy standing before his Girl

A tech wizard - self made - and a Hockey team owner - awkward and brilliant - and an ordinary, smart girl - who needed a job and started with his company - a hole in the wall - and never thought she was worthy of the crush she had had. Sweet story - hopeful story - so glad we all got to experience this and the happiness of these two! Thanks Sarina - loved this and Pipe Dreams of late - as well as many more of your stories - looking forward to the next!

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  • tiffany.the.bibliophile
  • 2019-04-09

CAT TACOS!!

This is my first Sarina Bowen book and I adored it!!

Fun, quirky, and well rounded. I can't wait to back track to the former books in the series.

If you love hero's with a geeky sense of humor and just an all around good nature this book is definitely for you. Add in the good girl heroine who always puts everyone before them self and you have a recipe that will make for the biggest smiles!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-06-13

loved this story.

I love this book. Emotionally funny and gripping with bits of funny laughter thrown in. The narrative is superb, love his sexy hesitant anxious voice paired with her troubled bottom lip biting scared and hopeful voice. Was a really great combination. I look forward to reading more of the Brooklyn Brousers.

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  • julser
  • 2018-06-02

Sweet Listen

Anytime I see Zachary Webber as the narrator. I always have to purchase. He bring each character to life. In this listen a structured and genius falls in love with his assistant for 7 yrs.and never ever told her. The journey of discovery is awesome.
Great ride. Z.W you rock!

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  • jodiod
  • 2018-04-29

So sweet.

This story couldn’t have been more entertaining, sweet or better written. Absolutely delightful. Excellent characters and narration as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-04-28

Loved this installment of the Brooklyn Bruisers

I've loved this series from the beginning. It was great to finally get to know Nate after seeing him, but not really understanding him, in the previous installments. I thought he and Becca were great together and it was fun to see the romance that had only been guessed at by other characters. As always, Zachery Webber was a master, bringing both humor and heart to Nate. I enjoyed Virginia Rose as well and would definitely listen to other books in her catalog. Now I only hope that Sarina Bowen will continue this series as I am not ready to let the Brooklyn Bruisers go!!!

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