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Sarina Bowen Books In Order

Publication Order of Ivy Years Books

The Year We Fell Down (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year We Hid Away (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blonde Date (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Understatement of the Year (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shameless Hour (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fifteenth Minute (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gravity Books

Coming in from the Cold (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falling from the Sky (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shooting For the Stars (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brooklyn Bruisers Books

Rookie Move (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Hitter (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pipe Dreams (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brooklynaire (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Him Series (with Elle Kennedy) Books

Him (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Us (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of True North Books

Bittersweet (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steadfast (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keepsake (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bountiful (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of WAGs Series (with Elle Kennedy) Books

Good Boy (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stay (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stay (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Man Hands Books

Man Hands (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man Card (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Goodbye Paradise (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hello Forever (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temporary (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Sarina Bowen is an award-winning author of contemporary romance novels. She has written series like the Gravity Series and the Ivy Years Series.

+Biography

Sarina Bowen isn’t exactly a household name today. However, her star is bound to shine even brighter as the years go by, especially when you account for the fact that she has won a RITA Award; and those are not so easy to come by.

Sarina Bowen, if it wasn’t clear from her RITA Award, writes romance novels. Sarina has been dabbling in writing since she was a small child, though she wasn’t always certain that she would pursue the career.

Sarina loves to ski; she might express her interest in espresso drinks and margaritas a little fervently, but skiing is where her true passion lies. That might explain why she has more skiing gear and even hockey equipment than she knows what to do with.

Most authors are encouraged to write what they know because that allows them to pour the most passion onto the page. And that is exactly what Sarina Bowen does. She has written a lot of books either set in the snow or on the hockey rink, this including a series that was set at an elite Connecticut College and revolving around a hockey team.

Besides her family, life at Sarina’s home is made more interesting by the presence of eight chickens. One wonders whether those sprinklings of farming life are responsible for all the farmers that Sarina has written about in her books.

That is one of Sarina’s more interesting quirks. She writes about the sorts of characters you wouldn’t normally find in the romance genre, from farmers to hockey players and even the disabled. Sarina endeavors to provide a more comprehensive view of the world in her romance novels by availing a wide spectrum of characters. And she has been rewarded for her efforts by becoming a bestselling author over a short period of time.

Sarina Bowen lives in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

+Good Boy

Jess Canning is the family screw-up. It is a label she is trying hard to overcome, which is why she is injecting so much effort into hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list. Failure isn’t an option.

But failure is exactly what might happen if anyone finds out what she did with the best man the previous spring. Enjoyable as the experience was, it is a mistake she has no intention of bringing to light.

For Blake Riley, there is no better opportunity than being the best man at a wedding where Jess is the maid of honor. Fate has given him a gift and he has every intention of using it.

And it doesn’t really matter that he is facing so much resistance. He will do whatever it takes to prove to Jess that his bad reputation doesn’t do his true character justice. Fortunately for Blake, as a professional hockey player, he knows how to persevere in the face of resistance.

What he doesn’t know are all the challenges facing Jess and the fact that she cannot afford to enable his silliness, not when she has a wedding to worry about and family members who do not always behave.

This book is written collaboratively by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. And the authors do a great job of keeping their readers grinning throughout the book’s run.

Jess Canning isn’t merely her brother’s maid of honor but also the wedding planner, and so she has more than enough eggs to juggle. However, Blake, the best man, has no intention of making things easy for Jess, whom he is determined to possess, re-enacting their moment of bliss from the previous spring.

Blake is perfect as a hero because he is such a goof who you cannot help but smile at. Jess is relatable because she is struggling to determine the course of her life. At 26, she doesn’t quite know what to do with her life.

She isn’t even sure whether or not wedding planning is her calling. But she is determined to give it a try. Blake makes her life miserable. She is clearly attracted to him, but Jess isn’t quite ready to jump into a relationship, especially not with someone like Blake.

Fans of the romance genre will enjoy this story for being so fun and entertaining.

+Bittersweet

Audrey never cared to be in Vermont. But that was before she met Griff Shipley. Griff finds his ex-hookup in a ditch on the country road in Vermont their steamy nights some years back still fresh in his mind.

Griff has little patience for the Sorority girl, not when he has so much to deal with, this including a mother, a grandfather, and siblings, not to mention the family farm of which he is the accidental patriarch.

Audrey, who is looking for a second chance with her employer, wants to buy Griff’s harvest at half price, but Griff will not budge and that makes them adversaries. Their determination to overcome one another is only complicated by their sexual chemistry.

This book shows just how crisp and clean Sarina Bowen’s writing can be; flowing smoothly, well paced and free of excessive detail. And unlike most other romance writers, Sarina avoids using excessive internal monolog.

The story is unique because it gives both the hero and heroine notable stakes besides their potential coupling. You do not find too many farmers in the romance genre, and that makes Griff a standout.

Audrey is a relatable heroine. She has enough quirks to make her very likable. The only major downside is the slow pace at the start of the book. The descriptions of farming life get a little boring, not to mention all the talk of cooking recipes.

However, once Audrey and Griff begin their mental and emotional conflict, things pick up rather quickly. The setting was beautiful and idyllic for a romance tale. For the most part, no one will disagree with the fact that this book is pure fluff.

This isn’t the sort of tale you will remember down the line. However, it is definitely entertaining in the moment and worth one’s investment of time.

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