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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 - his teenage daughter - doesn't approve. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love.

©2017 Sarina Bowen (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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great Story!

This was heartbreakingly good! I hurt for Lauren and Beacon both. He should have handled it better but damn. This one made my cry. All. The. Feels!!

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Great story and great narrotors

I have really enjoyed this whole series. The story is great very touching and the narrators are wonderful.

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I love this series. It’s fun it’s thoughtful it’s romantic and it shows big strapping men as sensitive caring individuals. Show strong women shows dynamics between children born from other marriages etc. I like it because it’s late and because it’s fun. This whole series has been really entertaining. The performance is also very good so overall I’d give it five stars

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Fun.

Love this story and series. Excellent writing, characters and narration. Sarina Bowen is one of my new insta-buys. She’s so entertaining.

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This is not a love story, it is about manipulation

I did not like Mike from the beginning. There is just something about a man who instead of tells the truth, tries to sweep everything under the rug. His initial reasoning for leaving Lauren was kind of noble but the way that he just allowed everyone to treat her was horrid. He claims that he did not know what was being said about Lauren however when his teammates talked shit about her he did not try and defend her. There is no way that he did not know what the wives and girlfriends and the media was saying about Lauren. There's no way in hell he's that clueless.

I enjoyed Lauren. She is a strong independent woman who instead of pining for a man takes control your life and does what she wants to do. She wasn't waiting at home for Mike to come and rescue her and save her life she ended up working hard to get where she got in life. It seems like every man in Lauren's life aside from Nate was just pure trash. Her dad is horrid, Mike is horrid, she just seems to lure them like a moth to a flame.

I don't know what is happening with the series. This series is a hit-or-miss for me. Sarina Bowen's writing and storytelling is better than this. The only book that I have truly enjoyed in this series so far is Hard Hitter. I love the relationship between Patrick and Ariana. There was no drama between the two as there was for Mike and Lauren. Mike knew that he messed up however instead of trying to resolve the issue he just seems to want to do a quick fix.

He is completely out of touch and it is just sad and depressing. Not only is he out of touch with Lauren but he's also out of touch with his daughter Elsa. Don't know how this man is surviving when he just seems to be oblivious to everyone around him.

The narration was good I have no complaints pertaining to that and I'm excited for the next book in the series, Brooklynaire. It is about Nate and Rebecca and I am stupid pump for it!

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Great Series!

I love this series. Sarina Bowen is able to weave these stories so awesomely. They're completely engaging and so good!

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great narration.

i liked Mike more than i thought i would. both the story and narration were great.

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Never wanted a second chance fail more.

I felt the way he left things the first time was unforgivable. She looks like a push over and desperate. On top of that, I just don’t think any woman would take home back so quickly. I love all the other books in this series. The whole time I read this book I was hoping foe his failure.

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good book

I really like the story and love the characters. I do not like flashbacks. It is only because I get confused. The reason I was able to stick it out was the dates were clearly stated.

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Interesting second chance at love

Sarina Bowen's Brooklyn Cruisers series continues to entertain me. The story was original and the narration well done. Though it took me a little longer to warm up to Mike and Lauren, it was still a very engaging story.