Love Lessons- Review
By Sarina Bowen
Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance
Series: Brooklyn #7
Publication Date: July 12,2022
Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC
Source: Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 4 Stars
He needs an image makeover, she needs a mojo upgrade. A new lessons-in-seduction hockey romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Sarina Bowen.
After I’m arrested for throwing a raucous party, my hockey team says I have an image problem. And I need to fix it, stat.
Charity work? Check. Haircut? Sure. But I draw the line at hiring my neighbor to style me. In the first place “style” shouldn’t be a verb. And I’m tired of people who’d judge me on appearances.
Vera and I don’t see eye to eye on anything. She wants me to try on clothes, while I just want to remove hers. She’s distractingly pretty, with soulful eyes and a sinful mouth that likes to argue with me.
But when management threatens my summer vacation, I grudgingly agree to Vera’s unusual proposal: she’ll give me an image makeover. But in return, she wants lessons in the art of seduction.
It sounds a little nutty, but I know a good opening when I hear it. Besides, it’s not like I’ll ever fall for her…
Love Lessons was exactly what I wanted from this book: a sexy romp in Italy with a hockey player. This book was the perfect escape. It does touch on some serious issue, like Ian’s anxiety and dyslexia, but for the most part, it’s a relaxing sexy read. Vera especially was a great character and I enjoyed her loosing up and having fun with Ian. Their bickering was really foreplay and their trip to Italy allowed them to take that next step. There was an equal exchange of helping between Ian and Vera. Ian’s image needed a makeover and Vera was the perfect person to help with that. Vera decided she needs lessons in love after a run-in with an ex. I think that annoyed me most about the book and yet was the most relatable: Vera being unable to see that her ex was bad news. He definitely shook her confidence and Ian helps her regain it. It was enjoyable to see them both grow over the course of the book. The trip to Italy was also a chance to revisit with other Sarina Bowen characters which I liked. Overall, a fun and satisfying read!