ARC Review: Loverboy by Sarina Bowen

Loverboy by Sarina Bowen

Published by Tuxbury Publishing LLC on December 1, 2020

Genres: Adult, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Pages: 320 Format: eARC Source: Publisher

5/5 Stars

Image and Description Credit: Goodreads

I acquired this ARC from the publisher. This does not impact my thoughts and opinions in any way.

Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But I managed to steal only a single kiss before I had to skip town.
Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion dollar security company.

Not that I can tell her.

There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. I can’t let on that I’m here to bring him down before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.
Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.
There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten…

Loverboy is the second installment in The Company series and Sarina Bowen once again provides an enjoyable escape within the pages. I love a good second chance story and this one provided all the swoon and sexiness as well as the suspense. There’s heart stopping moments of happiness and holding your breath to find out what happens next.

Honestly Gunnar and Posy were so freaking adorable. They can banter with the best of them and I appreciated seeing the barriers that both of them had. Even better how they broke those barriers down. All of the bakery/coffee shop scenes were practically perfect in every way. From Gunnar learning the ins and outs of the job to Posy baking up all the delectable treats. The best part though was the two of them together and boy did they steam up the page a time or two.

Bowen is able to pull off romantic suspense so well and I’m thoroughly intrigued by the ongoing cybersecurity and crime that The Company investigates. I mean the skillsets alone are fascinating and the action scenes totally thrill. I’m over the moon with this series and cannot wait to see where the larger story goes, (fingers crossed it’s headed in Max’s direction). Obviously I’m a Sarina Bowen convert so I can only encourage you to join me in this joy.

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