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Title: Moonlighter
Series: The Company #1
Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 21 Oct 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads

Only in my family could a professional hockey player earning seven million dollars a year be considered a slacker.

I’m at the height of my athletic career. Yet my arrogant brother is always trying to recruit me into the family business: a global security company so secretive that I don’t even know its name.

Pass, thanks. I don’t need a summer job.

But the jerk ambushes me with a damsel in distress. That damsel is Alex, the competitive, sassy girl I knew when we were kids. Now she’s a drop-dead gorgeous woman in deep trouble.

So guess who’s on a flight to Hawaii?

It’s going to be a long week in paradise. My job is keeping Alex safe, while her job is torturing me with her tiny bikinis. Or maybe we’re torturing each other. It’s all snark and flirting until the threat against Alex gets serious. And this jock must become her major-league protector.

Moonlighter is a stand-alone novel. No cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary. Contains: hackers, hockey players, and a hotel room with only one bed.

Review 

It took me ages to read this one purely because it’s not my favourite trope, heroine pregnant with another man’s child. However, I will say Alex is taken by surprise by the whole situation including the baby and tried valiantly to resist Eric, but ultimately, who could resist him.

I loved the cross-over into this series from the Brooklyn Bruisers adding depth to the cast of characters. Colour me intrigued by ‘The Company’ so secret it doesn’t even have a name!!!! The new characters are utterly compelling, I am looking forward to seeing where the series takes them.

The cyber-espionage component of the plot was frankly, disturbing and far too realistic for comfort. Especially when you look at devices such as Alexa and the Google Assistant, it isn’t beyond the realm of possibility that the technology will evolve into ‘The Butler’ even if I do want one myself 😁 It is this aspect of Moonlighter that remains open with a suspect still on the loose.

Alex and Eric have a long history having been childhood friends making their relationship and quick transition into intimacy believable as the attraction has always been simmering in the background. For me, however, the thriller elements of the plot had my attention more than the romance (I know SHOCK right)