Tuesday, 1 December 2020

☕ Sarina Bowen 🗝️ LOVERBOY 🗝️ #TheCompany2 🥧

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 1 December 2020
• The Company #2

• Brooklyn Bruisers Brooklyn Spin-Off
★★★★★
4.75 Stars

Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But all she gave me was a single kiss before I had to skip town.


Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion dollar security company.


Not that I can tell her.


There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. I can’t let on that I’m here to bring him down before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.

Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.


There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten...



ARC received for an honest review
 
*cue the Carrie Bradshaw voice* Hello, Loverboy!
 
I have been looking forward to Loverboy since I knew it was headed our way.
 
Because Sarina Bowen could write the Chinese takeaway menu and I would read it.
 
Loverboy has the perfect balance of sweet and sass, intrigue and pastries. Mmmm pastries!
 
Gunnar had me laughing, then swooning.  He is the latest addition to my book boyfriend collection.
 
Posy is just adorable, I like how she stands on her own, doesn't rely on others to get on with her life.  I love her relationship with her sister and nephew.
 
What I really like is  Gunnar's relationship with Max. They are friendship goals right there.

There are a few twists and turns that kept me on my toes.

I am now a majority share stakeholder in The Company, and need to know what comes next.

Please done make me wait too long, Ms Bowen.

* I switched between listening and reading this ARC.  Narrators Arden and Edwin bring you right into Posy's Pie Shop, making the story come alive.  You can almost smell the coffee as you are reading *





Back in New York with the guys from The Company.
This time it's Gunnar's story. We already met him in the previous book - he's boss man Max's bestie from college.
Gunnar used to live in New York. He grew up poor and worked as a barkeeper during college.
That's where he met Posy.
Fast forward one summer and after one amazing kiss he was fired and nothing ever started between them.

Now he's back in New York for his job ... working undercover - or rather trying to work - as a barista in Posy's fancy coffee and pie shop.
There's a murderer on the loose and someone seems to be sending murder-related emails from the coffee shop.

There's still this huge attraction between Posy & Gunnar, but we're all fifteen years older and wiser - we won't fall for each other again ... right?! 

LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN!!!!!



 
I loved reading this. I loved the whole pie/coffee shop vibe. I could almost smell the place.
I adored Posy and Gunnar. And Max! (I so need his story next!)
This was a great romantic & sexy suspensy mystery love story.
I can't really remember due to my bookalzheimers, but I think I liked the first book more. But I really liked this one too!
I could read these kinds of books every day for the rest of eternity!
I also wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day!

Can't wait to get more Company soon! I need Max!

LOVERBOY was an adorable + funny + sweet + exciting + mysterious Undercover-Spy-Barista-Pie-Baker-Romantic-Suspense!!! I loved reading it! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Gunnar - he'll be sold out in no time - and this one is MINE!

There are two tiny little things that bothered me - and only me, don't worry.
Sarina overused the words PLATE-GLASS-WINDOW. I mean, I can understand if it gets mentioned once or twice. But by the third of fourth time, couldn't you just say window? Front window? Shop window? Anything else.
And then the ANYWAY at the end of a sentence. You know the one I mean.
What's his deal, anyway?
What did he do in New York, anyway?
I hate that. No idea why. It sounds... immature or no idea. I just didn't like it, and it happened SO much, I stopped counting. ☺


 LINKS TO THE BOOK & AUTHOR 
 

The Company Book #1
  



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Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college.

Waiting for more Ivy Years? You can read more about upcoming volumes in the four book series at http://www.sarinabowen.com/theivyyears

Also, the Gravity series.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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