REVIEW AND TOP RECOMMENDATION – Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen

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

May
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.

Alec
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…

Whitney’s Five Star Review

Gah!  Just take my heart and hand it to Alec.  I thought grumpy Griff was my favorite True North guy. Until now.
Sarina is one of my top authors and I will read anything she writes.  But Speakeasy has a spot in my Top Favorite Sarina Books (which is quite impressive, I assure you).  We’ve met Alec in previous books and although he is kind of what expected, he’s so much more.  He’s silly, supportive, serious when needed, a bit wounded, and sooooo sexy.
May is coming off a bad breakup with her girlfriend and there is definitely some back and forth here about her sexuality. Not in the sense that she is confused.  She identifies as bi but it’s been a long time since she dated a guy so of course there is some hesitation on her part and on Alec’s as well.
The friends with benefits vibe lasts for a while but you can see them getting more and more entangled emotionally. I loved every minute of their love story and wish I could read it again for the first time.
Sarina weaves a fresh story with lots of great characters every time but it at the top of her game with Speakeasy.  I do recommend you read the series in order if you want to read them all as it gives great insight into character development.  The descriptions of locations, buildings, etc make feel like I’m living in the story.  I have zero complaints.
Highly recommended!

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About Sarina Bowen

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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