FIREWORKS – A Sarina Bowen Review


I really, really need to continue reading this series. I started in the middle and it’s only gotten better with each read. Beloved Benito finally gets his story and its a second chance romance filled with missed connections and heartbreak. After a crazy mishap on air, Skye is headed back to her hometown; somewhere she never wanted to end up again. But after the life shes had, her stepsister and her insane flighty lifestyle is the best relationship Skye has. So when she calls for help when Skye’s on vacation, she comes running. And coincidentally she runs into the one man that broke her heart, Benito.

Now her sister’s antics have got her caught up in Benito’s investigation. The boy she loved has grown in to one hot detective. And it seems that now that Skye is back, Benito is determined to right the wrongs of their past. Benito cant believe his eyes when Skye walks in to his brothers bar. The one that got away, the one he never thought he’d see again is back in his life and he’s not letting her go again. One misunderstanding broke them up. Skye thinks he left her for another girl while Benito never truly understood why Skye left town with no word. Now these two have to team up and stop a man from their past from running drugs in to their hometown while confronting theirs past and their possible future.

Bowen takes tragedy and paints it in such a good light. Skye has trauma from her mother’s inconsistent love life causing her temporary stepfather to leer and threaten her innocence. Benito, young and dreamy at 18, swoops in to safe her at every moment and steals her heart. The one night they’re supposed to finally take it to the next level, he never shows and Skye’s tormentor uses it to his advantage and puts Skye down. Now as an adult, Skye struggles to form relationships with men and truly believes she’s broken when it comes to sex. Benito takes such care in pulling back the new layers to Skye and making her feel loved and safe again. She finally feels FIREWORKS when she’s with Benito.

All while chasing her sister and her previous stepfather. There’s a fantastic mix of action within this second chance romance. Skye comes face to face with her past, her sister’s involvement, and a crazy drug scheme in little Vermont. I just loved this non-stop read. Filled with fun, sexy moments and heartbreaking young love that almost didn’t survive. Another 5 star read from Sarina!

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

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

Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s willing 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. She can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and slide back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy.

But things go sideways the moment she steps over the county line. Her stepsister is running from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke Skye’s 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.

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Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont’s Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

In 2016, Sarina became a Rita Award winner! The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.



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