Think all billionaires in romance are serious and stuffy?
Well, think again because Cornelius Drake the Third is here to break the stereotype.
He’s a hockey player who just so happens to have family money, is environmentally conscious, and doesn’t let his family drama interfere with his career.
Does he wield the power his money provides when necessary? Sure, but only when there’s an excellent reason. In other words, he’s a veritable Bruce Wayne.
On the other hand, Charli is the opposite of Drake in just about every way: born on the wrong side of the tracks, passed around to whichever family member would have her, prep school scholarship recipient. She’s barely scraping by, and guys like Neil embody everything wrong with her world.
But, she’s a genuinely lovely and caring person who uses her attitude as a shield. Thankfully, Neil is a patient sweetheart who sees through it, and that makes him one of my favorite Bruisers because of it.
When one night of celebrating in Vegas turns into a drunken wedding, both of their lives are turned upside down. However, their accidental wedding turns into a mutually beneficial marriage of convenience—what they didn’t expect was to actually fall for each other in the process.
I love Sarina Bowen’s Brooklyn Bruisers because, despite the razzing, the guys (and their ladies) are genuinely a found family. They live in the same complex, they train and travel together, and best of all, they have each other’s backs when needed.
From Neil’s type 1 diabetes to Charli’s troubled past, Bowen handles each situation with care and compassion. She makes you care about these characters and root for their happily ever after.
Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin bring Neil and Charli to life and do a stellar job of narrating the audiobook. Their performances only enhanced my love for the characters and I enjoyed every minute of the audiobook.
Thank you for the advanced copy of SHENANIGANS by Sarina Bowen. All opinions are my own.
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date published : March 15, 2022
pages : 336
audiobook narrators: Jason Clarke, Vanessa Edwin
audiobook length: 10 hrs, 27 min
What I meant to do in Vegas: Let my hair down for once and celebrate winning a medal at my first women’s hockey all-stars competition.
What I actually did: Got senior prom drunk and woke up married to Brooklyn’s star winger, the great Neil Drake.
He’s the heir to a billion dollars, and I barely survived my childhood. Our friendship is based strictly only on hockey, takeout food and smack talk.
And now holy matrimony. Although we both know it can’t last, especially once his evil family gets wind of our Vegas shenanigans…
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