The Fifteenth Minute (The Ivy Years Book 5) by Sarina Bowen: I’m still excited reading these books and not only because they’re quite steamy. The characters are so nicely drawn that I feel they have become part of my life. And the protagonists of the former books pop up from time to time. In this one we meet Lianne and DJ. How they master an accusation of non-consensual sex and fame is fabulous. Not that it’s something I can relate to. Still very entertaining!


Extra Credit: Three Ivy Years Novellas (The Ivy Years Book 6) by Sarina Bowen: The first of three novellas I read already a while ago. The blond date really fit better after book 2. But the studly period with Pepe, the French Canadian hockey player, was a lot of fun. A bit short and flat compared to the others, but still a nice read. The third one was again about Rikker and Graham, my favorite gay couple. I noticed that it makes now difference gender wise, as long as the romance works. And it does here!


Rookie Move (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel, Band 1) by Sarina Bowen: So the story of the Ivy Years still goes on. Because we met Levi in Book 5. Only by now he already graduated two years ago and is just getting a shot of playing in the NHL. I loved the story of Gigi and Leo although I find that the books are moving along faster now. I really wish Sarina Bowen would take as much time with character development as in Book 1 of the Ivy Years. But I am not going to complain, it is still entertaining!


Hard Hitter (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel, Band 2) by Sarina Bowen: I really enjoy the Brooklyn Bruisers series. This one is about the captain of the team, Patrick, and Ari, the massage therapist and yoga teacher. I find that the problems each relationship face are getting more and more unbelievable but they are still so vastly entertaining. And isn’t that the main reason one wants to read? I had such a good time that I’m moving right on to the next book.

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