Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen has all the things I love in a contemporary romance–a little bit of suspense, a lot of sexiness, hot athletes, and banter. The book gets an A+ for handling the hero’s backstory, and the heroine’s reluctance to be in a relationship. These were two very complicated characters who I nevertheless loved. Both of their arcs were completely satisfying on their own, yet the fact that they needed each other to make those necessary changes in their lives is what made this such a great romance.
I don’t know much about playing hockey or massage therapy (the hero’s and heroine’s work, respectively), but I felt as if Bowen knew what she was writing about. I felt completely immersed in the spell she wove within this world.
I will definitely be reading more of Bowen’s books in the future!
In other news, I’ll have a cover reveal for you next week! The release date for Savage Yearning is only a little more than a month away!