Overnight Sensation

Series: Brooklyn Bruisers, Book 5
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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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.

©2019 Sarina Bowen (P)2019 Sarina Bowen

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Heartfelt Addition to the Series

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I don't think I will ever tire of Sarina Bowen's Brooklyn Bruisers series! I have enjoyed every single book (though I don't think anyone will ever top Nate in my heart *swoon*) and her writing is always sexy, fun, and heartfelt. Though this is book 5 in the series, this slightly forbidden/friends to lovers-ish romance can be enjoyed as a standalone. Characters from the previous books do appear, however, and that is where our hero and heroine initially meet.

Oh, Castro. My heart totally went out to him and his broken soul. He was such a cuddly teddy bear under all the bluster and dirty talk. His insecurities and fears made so much sense once his past was revealed and I ached for the 18 year old boy he once was. Heidi came across naive and flighty at first, but she had the greatest character growth and really came into her own through the course of the book. I loved how she faced every new job and challenge and didn't back down. She complemented Castro really well and I loved their banter and chemistry. There is some angst and push and pull as they struggle with their feelings and budding relationship, but I liked that it was resolved almost as quickly as it began. It really let the growth of each character really shine. I did feel like things with Heidi's father wrapped up a little abruptly (considering how hard and critical he was throughout the book), and I would have loved an epilogue a little down the road. Some seeds were planted for sweet goalie Silas, however, and I really hope that we get his book in the future. If that happens, I have a feeling he will give my beloved Nate a run for his money!

I think Jason Clarke may be my new narrator crush! He is absolutely perfect in everything I have listened to and I am constantly impressed by his talent to voice so many characters (male and female) so exquisitely. Jason Clarke and Savannah Peachwood were the perfect duo to voice Castro and Heidi. I loved the little twang they each gave Hot Pepper for certain words and their stellar narration really added a new layer of enjoyment to the book!

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Sensational storytelling

Love Jason and Heidi’s love story and how unapologetic Heidi is about getting what she wants. Jason is a loveable cynic who is afraid to love again and she broke down all the walls. You get to meet the rest of the gang and get more time with the Bruisers.
Jason Clarke is phenomenally well cast for this role and I love every minute of it and Savannah really brings out the feisty and go getter side of Heidi! Love !!

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Best yet!

Loved this book! Best yet, loved Heidi and Jason. The book was funny and a little dramatic! Loved the audio version. The narrator's were right on.

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Keeps Getting Better

I always think the last book in the series was my favorite...until I read the next one. I loved Heidi Jo. I didn’t know if I was going to like her at first but you I couldn’t help but love her. She knows her faults and works hard to show everyone including herself that there’s more to her than being a spoiled rich girl. I love how she met every challenge with class and sass. Jason was perfect...well in the end of course. Narration was on point. Can’t wait for the next in the series.

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I’m sorry

This didn’t entirely work for me. I’ve loved all of Sarina’s other books but not this one, and the reason is Heidi Jo. I found her spoiled, immature, too impulsive and whiny, and didn’t understand what Jason saw in her. The narrator did a good job on capturing her voice, but it only highlighted my annoyance with the character and her thoughtless choices.
I liked Jason, though, and the minor characters were great as always. I can’t give it more than 3 stars, however, and that’s a first for me when it comes to one of Ms. Bowen’s books, which are usually 5 star reads for me.

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Quirky / Fun / Witty

Heidi is AMAZING! Her father really throws a wrench into her plans all because he sees her doing something she doesn’t want to do.
But what I LOVED was how little drama Heidi caused, she picked up her big girl panties and did the job or jobs asked even if that meant don’t things she didn’t want. (LOVE THIS so hard)

I liked that she became friends with so many people, I am a huge believer in you get what you give, it really felt like that for me with everything that Heidi goes through and how she deals with it.

The chemistry between Jason and Heidi hits the roof and how they try to stay away but they can’t I loved.

I really wasn’t sure what was going to happen at the beginning of this book it took me a little bit to get into but when I did I was HOOKED! So if your up for adventure and twists and turns this book is a for sure.

The narration was really great as well; I am a big fan of Jason Clarke so I was in heaven with him in my ears. Savannah Peachwood is a newish narrator for me and sometimes she can sound really young for her characters but this time she was exactly who I think of as Heidi.

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Witty Banter, Steamy scenes and determination

I can't believe it took me so long to listen to this book. If you have followed my reviews at all you know that I hate reading out of order and I love a series, wether connected or individual stand alone. How I waited this long for Castro's book is beyond me. It was so good! He and Heidi Jo are the perfect amount of push and pull, witty banter and steamy bedroom scenes. Narrated by the amazing Jason Clarke and Savannah Peachwood listening to this book was a beautiful experience from start to finish.

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Love but ohhhhh Savannah

I have never left an Audible review - but gosh, I just had to because I love the story, author and series SO much that I need to provide feedback to feel like I'm doing my part!!

Author = Awesome!!
Story = Awesome!!
Narration = needs work :-(

I am fully invested in the Brooklyn Bruisers team - I want to know them, hang out with them and work for the team!! I love all these characters so much. I just found the series and have been listening back to back.

BUT - and I'm sorry this is a BIG BUT - Savannah Peachwood needs to work on her Men's voices!! They were SO BAD I almost wasn't able to continue with the story. Especially paired with Jason Clarke. When Savannah was narrating Jason Castro in this story it was literally the most painful thing. She sounded constipated and confused, it was hard to follow the story and glean what emotions were trying to be portrayed. Now, to be clear, Savannah's female voices are stellar. Savannah I love your female voices!! She was so believable as Heidi and it added so much to the story. Buttttttt when she has to do Men's voices, I honestly felt bad for her. It was bad enough that in previous books Castro was read with an accent and here he was not, I could deal with that and honestly Jason Clarke is amazing and as the joke goes I could listen to him 'read the phone book' but unfortunately, I think that just made Savannah's poor Men's voices even worse. I get that narration is tough, but when you are paying as much as these books costs its just hard to deal with such a low level of performance. I love audiobooks and I think this genre has come a long way in a short amount of time. But please Savannah, get some help and additional training. You have sooooooooo much potential!

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Amazing

I listened this audiobook 3 times in a row. I love Heidy! Too bad there’s no a second book about Jason & Heidy!

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OMG!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I think this book is my favorite in the series! Wonderful story AND characters! A DEFINITE re-listen!!!

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  • Emma Roseman
  • 04-28-19

Another goal for Sarina Bowen

Loved the whole Brooklyn Bruisers series and Overnight Sensation was just as good as the rest. Good to see previous characters are included and you get to see what is happening with them.

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  • Book addict
  • 04-05-19

Enjoyable listen

This was a good listen. Missing the spark of something unique I needed to push it up to 5 stars, but still definitely worth a credit.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 03-11-19

A sweet, sexy read

Light, easy, sort of forbidden, hockey romance. My favourite. Jason Castro, at a young age, had his heart broken, so, in true bad boy fashion, he’s sworn off relationships and just has hook-ups. Heidi Pepper is a good girl, who really really wants to be bad, particularly with Jason Castro and she’s going to do her damnedest to make that happen. I loved Heidi, she was smarty, funny, hard working and despite her spoilt rich girl background was willing to go the extra mile for her hockey team, it’s just a shame daddy is a bit of a jerk. A sweet, sexy read, wonderful writing, and another great addition to the Brooklyn Bruisers series. I just love this hockey family, and I’m always eager to read more of their antics. Jason Clarke and Savannah Peachwood narrate perfectly.




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  • Debra McDonald
  • 02-18-19

Awesome story

I loved this audio book from start to finish as the narrator's totally brought this wonderful, witty and romantic story fully to life.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-27-19

I enjoyed this book

I enjoyed this book, the narrators did a great job bringjng the characters to life.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 06-15-19

Loved it ❤️❤️

By chance I stumbled on this story and Decided to give it ago I’m so glad I did it’s an amazing story love the characters ..and These two are awesome I love her strength and determination she lets Nothing or No one gets in her way she’s a dynamo together They are a force to be reckoned with...Loved it and so were you I can’t wait for more❤️💕💋💕❤️