Wednesday, October 17, 2018

FIREWORKS by Author Sarina Bowen

Skye Copeland is on paid leave from her broadcasting job after accidentally drawing a pecker on the traffic map.

Let that sink in. Like it’s her fault the traffic pattern that day created a perfect schlong? 

Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s agreed to chase down a story in her least favorite place—that hell on earth known as Vermont.

A quick trip. In and out. Much like - never mind. Skye can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and get back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy.

Except things go sideways even as she sets foot over the county line. Her step-sister is on the run from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke her teenage heart.

His dark brown eyes still tear her apart. And even as she steels herself to finally tell him off after twelve years, the old fireworks are still there.

Things are about to go boom.


Though this is not my first Sarina Bowen read, this however, is my first Sarina Bowen ARC and I was so thrilled! 

To be honest, it was a slow burn for me because I didn't expect the story to start kinda' angsty... and I admit at first I couldn't relate to characters but it all worked out after a few chapters in.

Benito and Skylar are not childhood sweethearts but they sort of have this unspoken mutual admiration for each other... fast forward plenty of years after due to a work catastrophe and some bizarre request from Skye's step sister, she and Benito crossed paths again.

Making assumptions is usually what makes us break our own heart and this story mainly teaches us about that. It also touches about serious present-time topics like bullying, sexual harassment and people asking for forgiveness for sins of the past... which is always good.

The story did pick up momentum somewhere in the middle and it definitely has its swoon-worthy Benito-Skylar moments. I also love the fact that the author wrote grown-up Skylar as a compassionate and strong woman despite her shi+¥ childhood.

To the fans of Meghan March, Tijan and Alessandra Torre... this is the book to pick up next!