Brooklynaire

Brooklynaire

by Sarina Bowen
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Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

A sexy new standalone from USA Today bestseller 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?

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BN ID: 2940158868320
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Publication date: 02/12/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,435
File size: 591 KB

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Brooklynaire 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
JWright57 5 months ago
New hot stand-alone from Sarina Bowen and this book is everything you would expect from this go to author of mine,a professional hockey team, a billionaire hot owner and a friends to lovers romance this book has it all. Nate Kattenberger billionaire businessman and owner of the Brooklyn Bruisers ice hockey team, he is hot, handsome and he has loved Becca for what seems like forever and that’s why he moved her from being his PA to working over at the hockey team, he needed to remove the temptation. Becca feels the same way but neither of them will give into their feelings until Becca has an accident on the ice and ends up with a head injury that needs around the clock care........ I loved this book so much, if you love sports romance, billionaires or friends to lovers you certainly will want to one click this brilliant read. The only thing I’m sad about is this is a stand-alone and I wanted more I really wish I had a second book to look forward too because once again Sarina Bowen has given me another couple I have fallen fallen in love with and a book that I will read and read again. Yet another 5 Star read from a very talented author.
BookWorm221 17 days ago
I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time and it was everything that I wanted and much more. Seriously this book was great, I couldn’t stop reading. Nate and Becca were perfect, I found myself laughing, giggling and totally into these characters feelings, something that hadn’t happened in a long time while reading a book. Nate’s story broke my heart a little bit but I loved how determined he was, how much of a gentleman and adoring person he was and even though Becca frustrated me at times I understood where she was coming from and I only wanted her to get it together so she could enjoy Nate as a life partner. I’m not sure if this series is continuing or not but it is definitely one of my favorites, each and every book was a pleasure to read.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great addition to the Brooklyn hockey series.
KrissysBookNook 4 months ago
IT’S NATE and BECCA’S BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been dying to read their story since book one, Rookie Move, and now that we finally have it, I can tell you that their story was well worth the wait! I don’t know if it was because of the time in between books or simply because I haven’t really been reading lately but it took me a chapter or so to remember where we last left off with the Brooklyn Brusiers hockey team. Once I was able to get my mind back into the world of the Bruisers, I remembered just how much I’ve loved this entire series. Each of the books in this series has it’s own unique characters and love story, but they all have this feeling of simpatico that I would imagine comes with being a part of a team. I love slow burn reads. The delicious anticipation of the will-they-won’t-they is possibly my favorite type of romance. Nate and Becca kept us waiting through 3 previous books to finally find out it they would and once that question was answered it gave me the most amazing feeling of satisfaction. Author Sarina Bowen has perfect intuition to know just when to stretch out the burn and when to finally give us our answer. She’s a slow burn master if you ask me. Brooklynaire can totally be read as a standalone but I highly suggest you start with book one, Rookie Move. Nate and Becca are seen throughout the series so if you skip the beginning of the series, you’re cheating yourself out of the full extent of the delicious burn. If you insist on reading this book before the others however, I don’t think you’ll be terribly disappointed. Much of Nate and Becca’s backstory is given in the chapters of Brooklynaire so I doubt you’ll have any issues following along with their story. I give Brooklynaire 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars! Xo-K *I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Well written characters, and hockey, too...I really enjoyed it!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Five stars
Anonymous 5 months ago
I loved this story! Sarina Bowen is a great storyteller and her books never disappoint!
Anonymous 5 months ago
I felt like forever waiting for Nate and Becca's story but it was well worth the wait!! Thank you for another amazing story!!
BananaTricky 5 months ago
It's always difficult when a series comes to THAT book, the book that has been foreshadowed in all the other books, the book that fans have been wanting since day one, the final book in the series. This is that book. Don't start the series here! Also, I love Sabrina Bowen but that cover! Bleurgh. Nate Kattenberger is geek, a nerd, a billionaire and the owner of the Brooklyn Bruisers. Seven years ago he had a small tech business, full of guys eating pizza and playing ping-pong, all brains and no commonsense. He hired Rebecca Rowley straight out of college as office manager to bring order to chaos and she has been his right-hand woman ever since, well until two years ago when he brought the glamorous ice-Queen Lauren in to take her place in Manhattan and put Becca in as assistant to Hugh Major, the General Manager of the Brooklyn Bruisers. The plot of this book overlaps with that of the previous book, Pipe Dreams, which concerns Lauren and Beacon, the goalie for the Bruisers. When Lauren falls on the ice and gets a concussion which won't heal, Nate takes things into his own hands and moves her into his sprawling mansion, complete with AI butler, 24/7 security and a housekeeper. Will the two most cautious, oblivious lovers in the history of romance ever realise that they are totally right for each other? I understand why some of my friends liked this but didn't love it. It's the one we've been waiting for and it's really hard to deliver against all those expectations. But I think Sarina pulls it off. The angst is low-key and kind of off-centre (trying hard not to spoil for the slower readers), we get to see Nate in all his geekyness, including an obsession with palindromes. We travel with the Bruisers and sit in the owner's box at games, I felt hoarse in sympathy for all the screaming and shouting that Becca does for her team. Nate gave me the perfect ending. It's not all angst-angst-angst and there are no manufactured ridiculous misunderstandings to make you sigh in exasperation. It's just like one of Becca and Nate's hot tubs, hot and soothing and fun. Wonderful end to the series, wonder what happens with you know who and the thing ...
bbarneybooks28 5 months ago
Never Odd or Even… This Palindrome seems a bit contradictory because doesn’t it have to be one or the other? There doesn’t really seem to be a middle ground in this idea, which should illustrate its impossibly but strange enough, this saying seems quite perfect for the hero and heroine of Sarina Bowen’s latest release, Brooklynaire. I’m no stranger to Sarina Bowen’s writing, but I am new to her Brooklyn Bruisers series, and I know it might seem odd to jump into it three books in, but I didn’t feel like my lack of insight from the other books deterred my understanding or love of everything hockey, nerdy, and a bit odd. The fact that Book 4 is the Brooklyn Bruisers’ owner’s story may have made the transition easier on me, but it also put me in a conundrum because now I need to find the time to read all about the hockey players’ stories that came before this one! I’m a huge fan of friends-to-lovers’ stories, especially when everyone around the hero and heroine recognize the attraction and the feelings that seem to be between them while they continue to be oblivious, partly so they can cope being around one another and partly because the main characters just don’t seem to understand how amazing they are despite their insecurities. I can’t begin to explain just how much Nate Kattenberger is my kind of hero! I mean, come on, a hot brainiac with a magnetic personality and an awkward quirkiness that proves just how normal he is…what’s not to love??? Sarina Bowen easily captures the true personality of this math geek and numbers’ guy, and while Nate struggles with a personal life due to the nature of his work, his bank account, and his cheating ex, it’s clear that Nate has a lot more to offer a woman besides his ability to create palindromes and multi-task like a beast! Rebecca Rowley is definitely a heroine I can relate to…she’s a girl who always finds a way regardless of the situation or the pressure and she’s strong in a quiet way that sometimes has people wondering just who she is and what she’s had to endure. I truly don’t know how she manages to help run the Brooklyn Bruisers while also keeping her family in check since her sister, her sister’s boyfriend, and her sister’s baby all live with Rebecca in her tiny two-bedroom apartment and let’s not forget that on top of the chaos at home, there’s even more craziness on the job because the team depends on her for everything, which throughout most of the story is a bit difficult due to a rather strange injury and the financial strain of medical bills and therapy appointments. I have to admit that I really didn’t understand Rebecca’s hesitation when Nate finally acts on his feelings for her; she really puts him through the ringer, at times, with her hot/cold demeanor, and while I understood the whole ‘awkward work thing,’ Nate being Becca’s ‘dirty little secret’ really didn’t sit well with me. BUT… Bowen does provide readers with significant insight into Becca’s ‘running scared’ conflict, and once Nate and she are honest with each other and the expectations seem to be spelled out and a plan gets put into place, it eases the tension between them, for the most part, which made me a much happier fan of things working out between this adorably awkward pair.
LexyH 6 months ago
**4.5 Stars** Everything about Brooklynaire was amazing. I started the book later in the evening and let’s just stay, I ended in the wee hours of the morning. Hours had past and I hadn’t even realized it, Nate and Rebecca’s story sucked in my and I couldn’t put it down!a We’ve been given snippets of Rebecca and Nate throughout the Brooklyn Bruisers series. The chemistry has been there, at least on Rebecca’s part, but I’ve always been curious what is going on with Nate. When Nate bough the Brooklyn Bruisers he transferred Rebecca to that office instead of his main office and she always questioned why. What she didn’t know was her hunky boss was just as hopelessly in love with her as she is with him. The journey these two went on to be together had to be one of my absolute favorites. I loved everything about their story, their chemistry, their passion and the love they are both keeping hidden. You can’t help but LOVE them and their story. You can’t help but feel for them both as they struggle to get what they both want in the end, which is each other. Nate and Rebecca capture your heart and you seriously can’t help but fall in love with them and their amazingly perfect story.
AboutThatStory 6 months ago
From start to finish and with every little detail in between I was in love with Nate and Rebecca and and their story. Absolutely fantastic. I think this is Sarina Bowen’s best work to date! Nate and Rebecca were wonderful characters. I knew I would love them but they were just so much more than I thought they would be. Getting to know them, learning their histories, and the details of their lives was incredible. I really liked getting to know Nate, he’s socially awkward and sweet and I found his personality really endearing. Rebecca was tough and determined and so there for her family, a total caregiver. I loved their awkwardness as they fight their feelings, I really enjoyed their playfulness and internal dialogue as well. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I laughed out loud. They had this amazing friendship that grew and grew into so much more and it was a wonderful ride. The writing was excellent. The attention to detail was awesome with all these different characters, some old, some new, just pulling me in. The pace was spot on and I liked the transitions between the chapters and their POVs. There were ups and downs, I cheered for them, wanted to smack for them, and rooted for them as they worked it all out. I was just so into everything, eating up all the details and anticipating those special moments. It's pretty light drama but there were quite a few chapters that had me stressing out. I also adored that this story overlaps with the previous book, Pipe Dreams, and how we see those small connections. This was an excellent addition to the Brooklyn Bruisers series. I feel like each one just gets and better. I've been wanting Nate and Rebecca together since the very first book so to finally get their story and to be so blown away by it makes me crazy happy. This one is going to stick with me for a while! Amazing story! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
lenorewastaken 6 months ago
I received a free copy through the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion. 4.5 stars — Anyone who’s read this series has been looking for Nate and Becca’s story right from the start, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Now you do not need to have read the rest of the series to enjoy this one, but I don’t know why you wouldn’t read them all. This was exactly the story I was hoping for, from start to finish. I loved that while this could have been just a gratuitous “fan service” type of story, without meat of its own (since we’ve seen this potential couple on the periphery of all the other stories in the series), that’s not what Ms. Bowen gave us…she gave us chemistry and conflict and hard decisions and flirting and a satisfying climax and resolution. Or, in other words, a full delicious story. I loved that going into this book I loved both of our main characters, and they both lived up to my expectations of them. Nate was just as adorkable as I was hoping he’d be, but nicely balanced with grrrr sexiness too. He still made you swoon, but Ms. Bowen didn’t shy away from his social awkwardness. He was entirely believable as a boy genius. And Becca was everything I was hoping for as well. She was just as sassy and quirky as I’d come to expect, but there was a lot of depth to her as well. I loved that I fully understood her reservations about the relationship and how it would look to the public. Often times that kind of reluctance in a heroine can frustrate me, but it really did make sense in their circumstances, and it was a legitimate issue. And we didn’t just get present Becca and Nate, we also got to see glimpses of their history and how they met. As such you got to see how their friendship developed, and how the feelings changed shape a few times over the years. They really struggled to figure out how to make things work. Obviously their chemistry was fantastic…lots of delicious sexy times. And I’m a sucker for stories where one (or both sides) has a crush that they think is unrequited, but then they get pushed past the point of no return. I ADORED all the nerdy flirting between the two of them…honest to god, I highlighted way too many dorky exchanges. And OMG, Bingley was HILARIOUS!!! Seriously, that whole thing just made me laugh and laugh! I LOVED getting to see all the characters we’ve come to know and love, and I love that they all had little moments in the books. I also appreciated meeting new characters. I loved the way the working relationship between Becca and Heidi Jo changed…I always appreciate it when an author will take a stereotype and then show that no one’s that flat. Honestly, my one minor complaint (and the reason for rounding down) was that I didn’t really enjoy the way the past chapters were written. It’s just a personal taste thing I think, but they switched from 1st to 3rd person, and in a very distinctive style…which I did get used to, it just threw me off initially. But the part that didn’t work is that I guess for some reason my brain expected past tense, and I kept tripping over the present tense… It’s really mostly a me issue. I will admit, with the different style, I almost expected it to be brought back in the end to tie it all up (maybe in the epilogue?), or to have a specific purpose. But it didn’t. Whatevs, it’s a tiny thing. So yeah. I love it when a story that is so hotly anticipated and still lives up to the hype, that’s not easy to do.
Momscookingthebooks 6 months ago
I was so glad that this was not another billionaire and office assistant romance. It was so much more. I absolutely loved Nate and Rebecca! Nate has worked hard to get where he is. The man is a genius and it was fate that brought Rebecca into his life. She had to leave college and return home to work after the death of her father and Nate desperately needed an office manager to keep the everyone on task. For seven years they worked together and the attraction for Rebecca was always there, but it had grown so much that he needed to have less exposure to her or otherwise his attraction for her would be known. When the opportunity came up, he transferred Rebecca to run the office of the hockey team he owns across town. He never told her why and it always nagged at Rebecca why he transferred her. Rebecca always takes care of everyone else. She works hard, and she is such a sweetheart with a lot of sass. She kept those hockey players in line and they adored her. Rebecca fell in love with Nate from the start. He was nerdy, sweet, protective, loyal, distracted and taken. So, he was safe. Over the years she had kept her attraction for him to herself. She helped him through a terrible breakup with his finance. She never felt like she would be good enough for him. She didn’t finish college and she worried that he would get bored with her and feel that she wasn’t his equal. Even though they worked so well together, and she kept things on task. An unfortunate accident happens to Rebecca, and Nate takes the opportunity to reach out and help Rebecca and hopefully spend some one on one time together to explore their relationship. Maybe take it from friends to lovers. Nate wanted and was ready for more. This story tugged at my heart! The author did such a good job of developing the characters and emotions that it brought out in me. I felt what they were feeling. I also loved the voice-controlled speaker, Bingly. He was hilarious, especially when he had the British accent like Mr. Darcy! This was one of those books that you can’t put down because you are so into it and emotionally involved. If you want a great friends to lovers romance, give this wonderful book a try!
Febbabie212 6 months ago
You know that one couple that you know belongs together but just seems to take forever to get there? Well that's Nate and Lauren. They've been background characters, and boss and assistant, for the first three books of the Brooklyn Bruisers series. But their chemistry together just dominated every scene they're in. And now they finally get their own story, which I devoured in one sitting! To be honest, in this day and age, especially with the #MeToo movement and everything going on in Hollywood, workplace romances are a bit problematic for me. There is a clear imbalance of power when the hero is the heroine's boss and holds her livelihood in his hands. However, Sarina Bowen does an excellent job addresses that and having Nate be extremely respectful of the position Lauren is in. Nate and Lauren's relationship progresses organically from coworkers to friends to lovers and the authenticity of that is truly what makes this book. Well that, and their off-the-charts chemistry! While this book can be read as a standalone easily, reading the previous books gives you a feel for how much everyone is rooting for Lauren and Nate to get together! I loved this book and I can't wait to reread it!
KDRBCK 6 months ago
Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen is another standalone in the Brooklyn Bruiser Series. 7 years ago Nate became Becca´s boss. Rebecca - Becca - Rowley lives and works in Brooklyn. She´s the manager of the Brooklyn Bruisers, apro NHL team, about to enter the playoffs. Team owner and Becca´s boss Nate Kattenberger is a start up billionaire, genius and a bit nerdy in a charming way. And for 7 years she had a crush on him, but never acted on it. But now it´s a case of right time right place and Nate develops feelings for Becca. Favorite Quote: " Some days you´re meant to read from the loser´s script and theres nothing to be done about it. " I started reading and fell immediatedly in love with the characters. Both are grown ups and they act accordingly. They´re honest with each other, there isn´t great drama and that I enjoyed too. Brooklynaire is a gem in the book world. This 5 star read blew me away . Brooklynaire is a beautiful rom com and I felt like being a part of the story. I highly recommend this wonderful book and wish I could give more than 5 stars !
2kasmom 6 months ago
This is book #4, in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to fully understand this amazing series, I recommend reading in order. Rebecca AKA "Becca" has family obligations that come before her own needs. All. The. Time. When is it time for her? She has an amazing job, great friends and co-workers, and she is just too busy to enjoy. Nate is a busy man. He owns many successful businesses, including a hockey team. He has worked with Becca for many years. Now he feels an attraction he is ashamed to act on. What would she think? This is a long awaited story. I was so excited to read this book, and could not contain my excitement! It was everything I wanted and more. I got more humor, heat, banter, sexy times, hot hockey players - there is something for everyone! I just really like these characters and was so glad they were meant to be. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
2kasmom 6 months ago
This is book #4, in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to fully understand this amazing series, I recommend reading in order. Rebecca AKA "Becca" has family obligations that come before her own needs. All. The. Time. When is it time for her? She has an amazing job, great friends and co-workers, and she is just too busy to enjoy. Nate is a busy man. He owns many successful businesses, including a hockey team. He has worked with Becca for many years. Now he feels an attraction he is ashamed to act on. What would she think? This is a long awaited story. I was so excited to read this book, and could not contain my excitement! It was everything I wanted and more. I got more humor, heat, banter, sexy times, hot hockey players - there is something for everyone! I just really like these characters and was so glad they were meant to be. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
2kasmom 6 months ago
This is book #4, in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to fully understand this amazing series, I recommend reading in order. Rebecca AKA "Becca" has family obligations that come before her own needs. All. The. Time. When is it time for her? She has an amazing job, great friends and co-workers, and she is just too busy to enjoy. Nate is a busy man. He owns many successful businesses, including a hockey team. He has worked with Becca for many years. Now he feels an attraction he is ashamed to act on. What would she think? This is a long awaited story. I was so excited to read this book, and could not contain my excitement! It was everything I wanted and more. I got more humor, heat, banter, sexy times, hot hockey players - there is something for everyone! I just really like these characters and was so glad they were meant to be. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
2kasmom 6 months ago
This is book #4, in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to fully understand this amazing series, I recommend reading in order. Rebecca AKA "Becca" has family obligations that come before her own needs. All. The. Time. When is it time for her? She has an amazing job, great friends and co-workers, and she is just too busy to enjoy. Nate is a busy man. He owns many successful businesses, including a hockey team. He has worked with Becca for many years. Now he feels an attraction he is ashamed to act on. What would she think? This is a long awaited story. I was so excited to read this book, and could not contain my excitement! It was everything I wanted and more. I got more humor, heat, banter, sexy times, hot hockey players - there is something for everyone! I just really like these characters and was so glad they were meant to be. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
2kasmom 6 months ago
This is book #4, in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to fully understand this amazing series, I recommend reading in order. Rebecca AKA "Becca" has family obligations that come before her own needs. All. The. Time. When is it time for her? She has an amazing job, great friends and co-workers, and she is just too busy to enjoy. Nate is a busy man. He owns many successful businesses, including a hockey team. He has worked with Becca for many years. Now he feels an attraction he is ashamed to act on. What would she think? This is a long awaited story. I was so excited to read this book, and could not contain my excitement! It was everything I wanted and more. I got more humor, heat, banter, sexy times, hot hockey players - there is something for everyone! I just really like these characters and was so glad they were meant to be. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
2kasmom 6 months ago
This is book #4, in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to fully understand this amazing series, I recommend reading in order. Rebecca AKA "Becca" has family obligations that come before her own needs. All. The. Time. When is it time for her? She has an amazing job, great friends and co-workers, and she is just too busy to enjoy. Nate is a busy man. He owns many successful businesses, including a hockey team. He has worked with Becca for many years. Now he feels an attraction he is ashamed to act on. What would she think? This is a long awaited story. I was so excited to read this book, and could not contain my excitement! It was everything I wanted and more. I got more humor, heat, banter, sexy times, hot hockey players - there is something for everyone! I just really like these characters and was so glad they were meant to be. ***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
abu-1 6 months ago
The Best!!! That is all that I need to say about this! Ok, So I'll elaborate a bit. I've thoroughly enjoyed each book thus far in the Brooklyn Bruisers series by Sarina Bowen. And throughout the first 3 books, we've seen the building of the relationship between Nate and Rebecca. Read and felt the sexual tension between these two build. Finally, we get their story. This one focuses exclusively on Nate, owner of the Brooklyn Bruisers and his personal assistant, Rebecca. This particular story doesn't focus so much on the hockey aspect of the Brooklyn Bruisers series - it is a minor role in the book. This one is more of a traditional romance between While this particular story can be read as a standalone, I personally feel that it's better read as part of the series. There are appearances from characters that readers have been previously been introduced to throughout the series and it is always fun to reconnect with them.