Also in this series: Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #5
Published by Tuxbury Publishing on January 22, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports, Hockey
Narrator: Jason Clarke, Savannah Peachwood
Length: 10 Hours and 13 Mins
Source: Self Purchased
Everyone knows the girl is off limits. But it's so good to be bad.
There's this girl...Heidi and I have been trading hungry looks all year, and everything she does makes me smile. But I don't do girlfriends, and I certainly can't get involved with the league commissioner's daughter. I need shots on goal, not a hookup and a widely misunderstood paparazzi photo.Can I resist her, though? The way she teases me should be a game penalty for interference with my libido.
There's this guy...Jason wants me, but he won't admit it. That man looks at me the way a hockey player eyes the lunch buffet after practice--and I love it. But when victory is finally within my grasp, I blow it and humiliate myself. Even then I can't even avoid him--as the team intern, I'm in constant view of his hard body and cocky smile. I need another chance. Jason Castro is about to learn the true meaning of an overnight sensation.
Overnight Sensation is the latest release in the Brooklyn Bruisers series. I have been so excited for this series, and I got hooked on this series this past year and they are my favorite books by this author. There is something so dynamic about these books and the way that they just suck you right into a story. Overnight Sensation has a mix of forbidden love and fling and sexy hockey lovin’.
Our story begins at the Bruiser’s bar, where Jason and Heidi first meet up. Jason Castro is with his buddies at their local Hockey Bar, and he meets up with Heidi, funny and sweet and a bit too drunk. So he takes her to his place to sleep it off but there is an aftermath of that night. A horrible photo is released to the press, and now Jason realizes that as much as he likes Heidi and wants her in his life, he can’t have her and there are demons in Jason’s past that haunt him to a point where he can’t see anything but death and pain in his future and doesn’t want to risk Heidi. But Heidi knows that she and Jason have something special and she is willing to fight for it. Her life isn’t full of roses and daisies and struggling with issues with her father and trying to find her own independence and figure out what she want in her life.
There is so much goodness in this book and I just had a blast with this book, it was everything that I was hoping for and more. Now granted I wouldn’t say its my favorite of the series, I did have a couple of issues but overall it was a enjoyable ride of laughter and character growth. Now I first want to mention how disappointed I am in this cover. The hero is hispanic descent and the model is way too white for my liking especially in the book he is described with much more darker skin so the publisher’s art department failed with this cover in my book.
But lets go onto happier things. Our heroine quite frankly is spoiled. Her father is rich but she never seems to live up to his expectations. She quite college because it didn’t feel right for her. She is currently working as an intern for the Brooklyn Bruisers and hoping that Rebecca will hire her on permanently as the office manager but then her father steps in when he hears about her being drunk and since he is the comissioner for the team, Rebecca has to abide by his ruling that she works the little jobs of the team. From being a Valet or working as a ice rink girl or at the hot dog station, she is beginning to appreciate the value of hard work and also starts to develop her own side business to make money since her father cut her off from her funds. I love how that even though she did grow up spoiled, she works hard and is dedicated to what she wants in life and is a fighter. She also is upbeat, personable and has a cheery personality. She always has a smile for anyone she meets and I love her zest for life.
Our hero, on the other hand is full of regrets. He lost his girlfriend in high school, when she was killed in an accident and he was away at a hockey game and he has regretted that moment and it has haunted him ever since. He doesn’t have relationships ever, he just sticks with flings. But there is something he can’t resist about Heidi and his resolve weakens but he isn’t able to fully be her man until he lets the past go and open his heart to Heidi.
Overall I found Overnight Sensation to be a endearing, fun romance that gave me all the feels and lifted my day….a true piece of art!!