Review: Moonlighter (Sarina Bowen)

Series: The Company, #1
Author: Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: October 22, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Only in my family could a professional hockey player earning seven million dollars a year be considered a slacker.

I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name.

Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job.

But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.

So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?

It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major league protector.

Sigh. I loved Moonlighter. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. Eric Bayer and Alex’s romance was sweet in a way I wasn’t expecting — only because I didn’t immediately connect the dots as to who Alex was. I don’t know how I didn’t recognize her character immediately. (She’s from Brooklynaire if you need a reminder like I did.) The story was also funny in the way I’ve come to expect from Sarina Bowen. It even had a romantic suspense vibe that I enjoyed because it wasn’t overdone. I couldn’t get enough of Eric and Alex. I wanted their story to go on forever. Sarina Bowen was smart to start this new The Company series with a couple of Brooklyn Bruisers characters. I’m so excited to see what comes next in the series. I would love a Duff or Max book!

22 thoughts on “Review: Moonlighter (Sarina Bowen)”

    1. I would say yes just because it’s so good. LOL. You could probably get away with just reading Brooklynaire first.

  1. I was already sold on this new Sarina Bowen title, and you’ve made me even more excited to read it. Smart move to have one of the character’s from the Brooklyn Bruiser books kick off the new series. I feel like I need to go back and re-read Brooklynaire to remind myself who Alex is haha.

    1. Yay!
      I’ll make it easier for you — Alex is Nate’s business partner. The one who had the party in Florida and then asks Nate to meet her in his office later to talk about something important. Does that help? She’s not nice to Becca.

        1. Just know it’s not a romantic suspense, even though it sounds like one. It’s more like her Bruisers series with a little extra mystery.

    1. Alex is Nate’s friend/co-worker who threw the party in Florida. They worked together on a launch. She’s also the one who had him come meet her in her office to share some news with him. She wasn’t very nice to Becca. Ring a bell?

    1. Alex was Nate’s co-worker/friend who threw the party for the launch or something in Florida. She wasn’t nice to Becca. She invited Nate to her office to give him some possible news… Ring a bell?

    1. I hope you like it if you do. I would caution you go in not expecting a romantic suspense. It’s not one. It’s more contemporary romance with a splash of a mystery. The female MC is from Brooklynaire.

  2. Yes, it was so sweet and I loved the added suspense! I was so unhappy she did a cover change on this tho and thought since this was a spin off series, it would have been a refreshing change. It read great as a standalone, and I thought that those that read the other series could connect the dots… that being said, I didn’t realize where Alex came from at first either – haha! Regardless, I’m really looking forward to more!

    1. I was talking to a couple of others about the cover change. I think the first did look more suspense, but that when people read ARCs they maybe thought it wasn’t suspenseful enough? I think she changed it to make it look more like the others because it was more contemporary than suspense.

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