REVIEW – PIPE DREAMS by SARINA BOWEN
A Second Chance romance that will leave you SWOONING with excitement!!
Lauren in the first two books we see her from time to time and always came across as this moody snob who is very bitter. I was always curious as to her story and Pipe Dreams finally lets us in to this woman who seemed to have an issue with dealing with the Hockey side of Nate’s empire. That issue is goalie Mike Beacon who broke her heart.
I loved every bit of this book, from finding out how Lauren’s heart was broken to seeing if it could be mended. Lauren I think is now my favorite female from this series. Strong, independent and is determined to stick to her plan. My heart literally sank when we find out just how her heart was broken.
Mike Beacon has also had his share of heartache making sacrifices for his daughter. While I definitely took issue with some of the decisions he made I still understood his reasoning.
My heart ached for both Mike and Lauren knowing that they lost so many years together. I could understand Lauren’s hesitation throughout and loved that Mike would not give up in his pursuit to get her back. They share some sweet sweet moments and the chemistry between the two is undeniable. There is also some Angst and Mike’s daughter who doesn’t approve of Lauren which makes for a little bit of drama as well as some tender moments along the way.
I also loved that we get to see the rest of the dynamic cast from this series that had me giggling a bit. I’m hoping from what I read that there will be more books coming particularly with Nate and Becca.
Sarina Bowen definitely brings another great book in an already great series. Full of hot chemistry, sweet romance, with a bit of comedy and angst.
A goalie has to trust his instincts, even when taking a shot to the heart…
Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.
Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true.
Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the dark-eyed goalie. When the field of play moves to Florida, things heat up on the beach.
One of Mike’s biggest fans doesn’t approve—his teenage daughter. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love.