This is a happy review, but a story of poor decisions. I bought one of those compilation books from amazon – you know the 20 books for 99 cents ones, lots of authors. I did buy it because I get promotional emails from the author of the book I am talking about. With these compilations there are generally a couple of cliffhanger teaser books, intended to suck you in, a couple of meh books and one or two books that are great. Brooklynaire is the one that was great, for me.
Why poor decisions? I started reading this on my kindle app on my phone, while waiting for my lunch. Which means I then had to go back to work, part way through a very engrossing book. And because my kindle updates on my phone, ipad and kindle, i could try to sneak extra reading minutes…
So, Brooklynaire is a romance. Becca, the office manager for the Brooklyn Bruisers professional hockey team, ventures onto the ice, falls and gives herself a concussion. When she hasn’t recovered after a couple of weeks the owner (Nate) visits to see what is happening. He is a young tech billionaire, who used to be her boss. Two years prior, when he bought the team he had sent her to be the office manager – a sideways move from her office manager job at his tech company. She has wondered why he did this for two years, what did she do wrong?
It’s a romance, it will not surprise you to know that these two have feelings for each other, but they haven’t acted on it for reasons. Nate pulls strings to get her a specialist appointment, Becca has an inner ear issue as well so must take more time off work. As the hockey team advances in the play offs the two spend non-work time together and start to acknowledge the feelings.
A lot of the people around Nate have known of the feelings, but also have perspective on they nothing has happened (employee and boss).
It’s a romance, you know where it is heading, the fun is in the how. This was fun to read. How they get together, how they handle the issues, how they get to the end. I enjoyed the fact that they understood where the other stood, that there was acknowledgement of the power imbalance and why it was an issue. There was also a sense of why they were good together.
It was the right book at the (almost) right time. I really needed to start this on a weekend. Picture on my. Ipad, where i read most of it…