Rookie Move

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399583438
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Fiction

On the first day he is called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, professional hockey player Leo Trevi gets checked on both sides, first by the team's coach, who holds a long-standing grudge, and then by the team's publicist, his former girlfriend, Georgia Worthington, whom he still loves.

Hard Hitter

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399583469
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Fiction

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... From the Paperback edition.

Man Hands

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
ISBN: 9781942444497
Release Date: 2017-12-11
Genre: Fiction

He puts the "screw" in screwball comedy... BRYNN At thirty-four, I’m reeling from a divorce. I don’t want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn’s Dips and Balls. But my friends aren’t having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I’m still taking a hard pass. Free designer cocktails, they say. And that’s a game-changer. Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don't expect me to actually go through with it. TOM All I need right now is some peace and quiet while my home renovation TV show is on hiatus. But when a curvy woman in a red wrap dress charges me like she’s a gymnast about to mount my high bar, all I can do is brace myself and catch her. What follows is the hottest experience of my adult life. I want a repeat, but my flying Cinderella disappears immediately afterward. She doesn’t leave a glass slipper, either—just a pair of panties with chocolate bunnies printed on them. But I will find her. Snappy, hot and hilarious. New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent My face literally hurts from smiling. About That Story It's FUNNY!! I mean, really funny. My whole body shook, trying to suppress my laughter made me snort and I accidentally doinked myself on the head with my kindle. Stacy is Sassy ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS. I need more from Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby already! Booklovers for Life This is such an amazing story! I laughed, I cried, and devoured the pages. Kitty's Book Spot This collaboration ROCKED!!!! Book Twins Reviews This writing duo, Bowen and Eby, are kindred spirits. Together they created a sexy, funny and uplifting story. FMA Book Reviews Two lost souls just wanting someone to love them for who they were. Talk about heart squeezing. Celebrity Readers

Brooklyn

Author: Colm Toibin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501106477
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Fiction

Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—soon to be a film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent from the award-winning team that produced An Education—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. “One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. Author “Colm Tóibín…is his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Los Angeles Times). “Written with mesmerizing power and skill” (The Boston Globe), Brooklyn is a “triumph…One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY).

Blonde Date

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
ISBN: 9780991068043
Release Date: 2014-07-09
Genre: Fiction

A blind date. A nervous sorority girl. A mean-spirited fraternity prank. What could go wrong? As a sorority pledge, there are commandments that Katie Vickery must live by. One: thou shalt not show up for the party without a date. Two: the guy shall be an athlete, preferably an upperclassman. Unfortunately, Katie just broke up with her jerkface football player boyfriend. Even worse, her last encounter with him resulted in utter humiliation. She’d rather hide under the bed than attend a party where he'll be. Yet staying home would mean letting him win. Enjoying herself tonight was out of the question. She could only hope to get through the evening without her blind date noticing that he was spending the evening with a crazy person. Andrew Baschnagel is living proof that nice guys don’t finish first. He’s had his eye on Katie since the moment her long legs waltzed into his art history class. So when her roommate sets Andy up to be Katie’s date, he’d be crazy to say no. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a lot of practice with either girls or parties. Yet. “Blonde Date is nothing short of brilliant.”— KimberlyFayeReads.com“I loved the preceding Ivy Series books but this novella has just become my favorite.”— Booknerdian world Keywords: sports romance, new adult, college, basketball, novella, sororities, fraternities, humorous romance

Him

Author: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Elle Kennedy Incorporated
ISBN: 9781942444077
Release Date: 2017-08-17
Genre: Fiction

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they? Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died. Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever. Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend…and a big one to learn about himself. Warning: contains sexual situations, skinny-dipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

Steadfast

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
ISBN: 9781942444176
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Fiction

She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have. Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there's no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere. Sophie Haines is stunned by his reappearance. After a three year absence, the man who killed her brother and broke her heart is suddenly everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare at how much he’s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn’t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he’d never volunteer in the church kitchen. No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie's police chief father. But it's a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself. Keywords: Sarina Bowen, drug addiction, Vermont, True North series.

Good Boy

Author: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Elle Kennedy Incorporated
ISBN: 9781942444305
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Fiction

Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs. Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score. But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man? Warning: Do not read while sipping hot liquids. Or cold ones. Or while sitting anywhere laughter would be inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppies and a snarky pair of underwear.

The Year We Fell Down

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
ISBN: 9780991068012
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Fiction

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves wants someone else. What now? She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead. Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league. Also, he’s taken. Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands. They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard. But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back. "I absolutely loved it, and I can't wait to read the rest of her books." Colleen Hoover, bestselling author of Hopeless. "I bought - and read - this entire series in a week. It is OMG-awesome-NA-at-its-finest." Tammara Webber, bestselling author of Easy. Keywords: new adult, college, Ivy League, hockey, disability, sports romance. For fans of: Colleen Hoover, Elle Kennedy, Kristen Callihan, Cora Carmack, Tammara Webber

Man Card

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
ISBN: 9781942444510
Release Date:
Genre:

A sexy new stand-alone comedy. Ash I still don’t know how it happened. One minute I was arguing with my arrogant competitor—our usual trash-talk over who deserves the larger commission. But somehow I went from throwing down to kneeling down... It can never happen again. I don’t even like him. He's too slick. He's a manipulating mansplaining party boy in preppy clothes. So why can't I get him out of my head? Sebastian There are two things I know without question. One: Ash and I are destined for each other. Two: never trust a man with a unibrow. Ash is my missing my piece. She’s the sweet cream to my gourmet espresso. And nothing gets me going faster than her contempt for me. They don't call her the Ashkicker for nothing. Eventually I’ll win her over…if my past doesn’t ruin everything first. This book is what other romantic comedies should aspire to be when they grow up. Romance Rehab Keywords: one night stand, romantic comedy, funny romance, dominant submissive, hate to love, office romance, workplace romance.

Breaking His Rules

Author: Alison Packard
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781426898921
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Genre: Fiction

Losing fifty pounds is an incredible achievement. But for Melissa Atherton, progress doesn't come with praise—a scathing comment from an evil cousin at a bridal shower threatens to crush her new self-esteem. Who will she bring to the upcoming wedding? Showing up without a date would be humiliating. It just isn't an option. Personal trainer Jake Sawyer was attracted to Melissa before she lost weight, but her progress has him floored. When she admits she plans to hire a male escort—and why—his heart all but breaks. Melissa's come too far to be knocked down, especially by her own family. He'll go as her date…and figure out a way to keep his hands to himself. But when a steamy hotel room encounter takes them both by surprise, Jake balks. He's sworn never to date one of his clients, not again. And Melissa can't bear to be just friends with the man who treated her so tenderly, even if it was only for a weekend. Jake's helped her see she's strong enough to stand up for herself, but will she find the strength to pursue the only man who's ever seen the real her? 70,000 words

Sealed by Fire

Author: A. Catherine Noon
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 9781623001438
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Fiction

Vanya is a sorcerer's apprentice who finally achieves his goal, initiation as a sorcerer--only to find that he, himself, is the intended sacrifice in their ritual. When the ritual goes wrong, his master flees and he is left with the creature that his master summons. Stranded on this side of the portal, Nash is a powerful being with only one desire--find the sorcerer who stranded him and wreak his revenge. Vanya agrees to help, and in the process, he and Nash find more than they ever bargained for: love, friendship, and belonging. Can they protect themselves against the sorcerer's growing power, or will he destroy all that they hold dear?