Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Sometimes you fall for Mr. Right. And sometimes for Mr. Right Now…


Did you hear the one about the girl who walks into a bar and catches her live-in lover kissing someone else? No? You’re the only one in town who missed it.

Luckily Alec is there to wrap me up in strong arms and carry me out the door before things get too ugly. And that’s not all Alec is good at. Our unexpected chemistry makes him the perfect rebound guy.


I should know better than to hook up with my rival’s little sister, but the fiery look in May’s eyes really turns my crank. She needs cheering up, and I’m just the guy for the job.

It’s not like I’ll fall in love. Not even after a string of scorching hot trysts, and the realization that we’re good at the same things: wild nights and familial disappointment. I don’t do love, never have, never will. So this is the perfect arrangement, for both of us.

Nobody would approve, but nobody has to know…

I enjoyed this title.  At this point, I think it is safe to say I am a fan of Sarina Bowen.  I like the stories she tells, and I enjoy the way she tells them.

This book was different, and the relationship between Alec and may was different, as they were both not at all what the other was expecting in a romantic partner, and both were more than a little surprised when things went a lot deeper than the initial one night fling they had in mind.  And, isn't this just like life?  To send you a person, or a situation, that you don't see coming and don't quite know how to process.  And, then to sit back and laugh at you while you try to sort it out while dealing with employees, and gentlemen's agreements and family expectations.

Alec and May have met before, although there is really no more interesting reason to get reacquainted than discovering that the woman May is living with is cheating on her, and doing it in Alec's bar.  Out in the open, and seemingly unconcerned who is watching.  Well,the bar is, and Alec is, and soon May is...and it is the start of a change in how they each see the other, that builds from an unexpected attraction to a compelling desire to see where the relationship may lead.

I loved, loved, that May is bisexual, and that it was not really an issue for Alec, or for anyone else who was even a little bit secure as to who they are as a person.  Yes, it is a factor, as that is a part of who she is, but it is not the most important thing about May, nor is it the only thing that matters.

I enjoyed this title, and I recommend it.


Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over two dozen contemporary and LGTB romance novels. She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller's list in February, with Brooklynaire. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina Bowen is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina's books are published in a dozen languages on four continents. In 2016, The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with a RITA award for Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.




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