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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-05-15 18:29
True North Wo auch immer du bist
True North - Wo auch immer du bist (Verm... True North - Wo auch immer du bist (Vermont-Reihe, Band 1) - Sarina Bowen,Nina Restemeier,Wiebke Pilz



12,90 €












Sie ist die Süße zu meiner Bitterkeit, die Balance, die meinem Leben immer fehlte, und die sinnlichste Versuchung, die ich jemals gekostet habe


Als Audrey Kidder der finstere Blick von Griffin Shipley trifft, weiß sie sofort, dass ihr Auftrag in Vermont schwieriger wird als gedacht. Doch sie hat keine Wahl: Wenn sie ihren Job behalten will, muss sie Griff davon überzeugen, seinen preisgekrönten Cider zum halben Preis zu verkaufen. Eine harte Nuss, denn der Bio-Farmer ist nicht nur ausgesprochen stur – und unheimlich attraktiv –, sondern seit ihrer heißen Affäre am College auch nicht besonders gut auf Audrey zu sprechen. Und dass sich Audrey in Griffs Nähe augenblicklich so zu Hause fühlt wie nirgends sonst auf der Welt, macht die Sache alles andere als einfach … 


Meine Meinung:

Ich bin durch das auffallende Cover auf das Buch aufmerksam geworden und hatte dann die Möglichkeit, bei einer Vorab-Leserunde des Verlags mitzumachen. 


Von Sarina Bowen hatte ich bisher nichts gelesen und war daher sehr gespannt auf den Auftakt dieser neuen Reihe. 


Der Einstieg in das Buch ist mir sehr gut gelungen, der Schreibstil ist sehr flüssig, man kommt schnell durch die Geschichte durch. 


Die Charaktere haben mir sehr gut gefallen, aber die Nebencharaktere waren auch sehr liebenswert wie z.B. die Mutter von Griffin. Griffin selbst habe ich mir in etwa so vorgestellt wie den verlassenen Farmer in Sweet Home Alabama. 


Es hat Spaß gemacht, die beiden zu begleiten, wie sie sich näher kommen und wie sie die Probleme, die sich ihnen in den Weg stellen, bewältigen. Ich hatte auch das Gefühl, selbst in der Gegend der Vermont zu sein. Es dreht sich ja auch viel um Cider, muss aber sagen, dass ich es persönlich gar nicht kenne. Das scheint ja eine Informationslücke zu sein. 


Nicht so gut gefallen haben mir die erotischen Szenen, das war mir zu viel des Guten. Hier wäre weniger mehr gewesen. 


Alles in allem war dies eine schöne Liebesgeschichte für mich, aber komplett packen konnte mich die Geschichte nicht. Ich bin auf jeden Fall auf den 2. Teil dieser Reihe sehr gespannt. Von mir bekommt das Buch 4 Sterne. 

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text 2017-05-09 21:27
The Understatement of the Year By Sarina Bowen 99 cents Excellent book!
The Understatement of the Year: (Ivy Years #3) (The Ivy Years) (Volume 3) - Sarina Bowen
  • Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself.

    So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.

    John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.

    And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.

    Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former… best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. He drinks too much and can’t focus during practice.

    Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won’t be easy is the Understatement of the Year.
  • The Understatement of the Year (Ivy Years #3) (The Ivy Years) By Sarina Bowen  
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review 2017-05-07 13:54
Love should never be a Pipe Dream
Pipe Dreams (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) - Sarina Bowen

Pipe Dreams (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) - Sarina Bowen 


I'm such a sucker for second chance romance, but I have to admit, I was sure the way this was going to go. I should have known that I was in good hands with my girl, Sarina Bowen, because PIPE DREAMS was the stuff I get in a puddle of girl goo over.

Mike and Jessica have a past. They spent a wonderful year together, but while Jessica was planning for their future, Mike was heading back to his ex-wife and daughter. Their relationship needless to say didn't end on a positive note.

But now they are back in each other's presence. Jessica is having to work in the front office for the Brooklyn Bruisers, her basic nightmare come to life. She doesn't know how she's going to get through the playoffs having to see him again after spending the last two years avoiding anything dealing with hockey. Now that she's around him all the time and the sexual tension is running high. The past is still in their way though, not to mention Mike's teenage daughter who does not approve of Mike's blossoming relationship with Jessica.

I really enjoyed this one. I did, and it was just about perfect. I was so mad at Mike. He messed up big time with Jessica. And now, he's coming back two years later wanting to just pick up where he left off. I'm glad that Jessica made him work for him a bit. i didn't want it to be too easy. I felt for him. I know it couldn't have been easy to be a single father and widower. But, I wanted to strangle him for just not opening up to Jessica right from the start.

I loved how hot these two were together. Mike was yummy. Just scrumptious. The sexual tension was off the charts and when they finally did...wow. I just don't know how Jessica was able to hold off as long as she did. I don't think I would have been able to.

My only issue with PIPE DREAMS is that I wish we saw them being a couple a little longer before it went right into the HEA. We saw a lot of their past but they didn't build together in the present as much. I wanted to relish that more. I felt like that was missing. Other than that, this one was perfect!

PIPE DREAMS is the third book in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. It could easily be read as a standalone, but I think that if you start with this book, I guarantee that you will go back and read books one and two. I found this author when finding the Ivy Years series and I fell in love with the way she writes. I love the stories of the characters, and PIPE DREAMS was no different. I just can't wait to see who will be next to fall in the story.

*Advanced Reader's Copy provided by NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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review 2017-05-04 15:10
Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > Good Boy
Good Boy (WAGs #1) - Sarina Bowen,Elle Kennedy
If you read HIM and US (amazing must reads), you'll be happy to learn that Jamie and Wesley are in this book. They aren't the leads, but it's a treat to see more of them. Jess is Jamie's sister. Blake is Wesley's teammate, and he lives in the same building as Jamie and Wesley. Jess and Blake had a hookup in US, but they weren't actually together.

Jess feels like she isn't as put together as the rest of the Canning clan. She's trying to figure out her life. Blake is adorable. At first glance, he seems shallow and only surface deep, but that's because he likes to keep things lite. He prefers to make people happy. He's kind and funny, beautiful inside and out. Jess and Blake are so easy to love. They're decent people with big hearts and relatable actions. Both are great friend material, and they definitely fit as a couple.

I really enjoyed this story. It left me with a good feeling. It's a mix of RomCom, sweet, sexy and sporty. It's worth checking out for sure.
***Copy given in exchange for an honest review***
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review 2017-05-02 16:58
Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers #3) by Sarina Bowen
Pipe Dreams (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) - Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen scores a hat trick with the third book from the Brooklyn Bruisers series, PIPE DREAMS.  I love this series.  PIPE DREAMS is goalie, Mike Beacon’s and Lauren Williams’ story.  This contemporary sports romance takes place in New York.  It is suitable for adult audiences.


The beginning of the novel overlaps with the previous book.  Lauren is with her boss/team owner, Nate Kattenberger, in his private box watching the Bruisers in the play-offs.  I loved hearing this story from her point of view.  In the previous stories, Lauren comes off as cold.  We find out why.  It is totally understandable and nothing like her actual personality. 


Sarina Bowen does a fabulous job with her character development.  Lauren is a strong and astonishing heroine.  She is hard working and determined.  Her heart was broken by Mike, and she is uncomfortable when being forced to work for the team.  Mike is an amazing guy and dad.  He is caring, persistent, and protective.  He could have handled his break-up with Lauren better, but under the circumstances, why he did it was admirable.  I love that these two get a second chance.  They clearly never got over one another.  They are good together.  He is a spontaneous action kind of guy to her analytical planning.


The plot was realistic and believable.  I like how the story flashed back and forth in time.  I like that Lauren gets to know the other females in the series better.  There are many interesting things that happen in this story that keep it exciting.  This is one of those books that is hard to put down.  I read it in one day. 


Nate seems to like to get involved with his staff and players’ personal lives.  I love that Lauren, doesn’t let Nate intimidate her and does the same to him.  I’m really looking forward to Becca’s and Nate’s story in the next book.  I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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