Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Book Review: FIREWORKS by Sarina Bowen


Sarina Bowen



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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 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. 


FIREWORKS by Sarina Bowen is book 6 in the True North series. It’s a fitting addition to the series and introduces a suspense plot that drives some of the action.

Our hero, Benito Rossi, and heroine, Skye Copeland, have a history that we progressively learn about as the author moves between the past and the present in the book.

I liked Benito and Skye very much. I enjoyed learning about their background and what shaped them to be the adults they became. Neither had an easy life, and Bowen wonderfully captured the fear, anger and futility of their past lives.

In the present day, Skye returns to Vermont to help her step-sister who has landed herself in trouble. As soon as she arrives, Rayanne disappears leaving Skye to spend time in a place she thought she’d never return to. Even this small corner of Vermont has changed, causing Skye to reconsider her opinions.

I enjoyed the time Benito and Skye spent together. Their relationship was not excitable or high-strung. It was more of the still-waters-run-deep type which I enjoyed. However, I did not entirely understand why they decided to reunite. Sure, they were both horny for each other, but if this person really was the love of your life, why did you wait to take advantage of a chance circumstance? This goes double for Benito who was supposedly carrying his heart on his sleeve for her. I wasn’t entirely convinced.

We do have appearances by several previous characters in the series but thankfully the author doesn’t feel the need to provide an update on everyone. I enjoyed the secondary characters which often provided the comic relief in the story. Well, them and Skye’s artistic impressions of a penis on live TV. 




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