Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: "Bountiful" by Sarina Bowen


Author: Sarina Bowen
Title: "Bountiful"
Book 4 in series True north
Main characters: David "Dave" Beringer and Zara Rossi

I got an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review :) this is the newest installment in Sarina's True north series but you don't have to be caught up on previous books to enjoy this one, because it works perfectly well as a standalone :) in fact... it's also sort of a crossover story... but I will get to that in a moment :) it was yet another great read from this author and honestly, at this point I have to stop being surprised by this :) her writing style just *clicks* for me :) so how about I will tell you a bit more about our main couple :)

Zara and Dave... :) we actually met Zara previously, but again... you get all the necessary informations about her in this book so don't feel bad if you haven't read the first three books / don't remember much about them ;) Zara works as a bartender / sort of an owner of a bar, who is technically owned by her uncle, but she basically runs it :) I don't want to say more about her, because she has certain connections to other characters that appeared in this series, and if you are new to it, I don't want to spoil you stuff :) but safe to say, one night she meets this guy... he keeps coming back and after a while, they decide to act on the chemistry between them :) and yes, I am of course talking about Dave... who just happens to be a Brooklyn Bruisers hockey player :) which is the name of the team, but also another series from Sarina :) but again, you don't need to be caught up on all the books in that series to enjoy this one ;) it's just the cameos from the other players will be more meaningful if you are familiar with other stories ;) so what can I tell you about them... they are definitely not relationship material... neither of them is looking for anything serious, so a few weeks of passion while Dave is in town works for them... until it turns out that he left something else behind him than just memories... which is when we skip ahead for about two years to see what changed... Dave is back in Vermont on another vacation and is definitely surprised to learn that Zara is now a mother... to none other but his own daughter... and from that moment forward we are witnesses to how these two adults who never were in a serious relationship try to navigate the attraction between them at the same time keeping in mind that their little girl is now the most important... :) I adored their story... which was a bit of a surprise, because usually I am not the biggest fan of these types of characters... Zara can be described as prickly... which is definitely a mild adjective for her... although I loved how tough she was and how she stood up for herself :) Dave is charming and sometimes a bit too honest, but I actually liked that about him :) both of them are definitely not looking for a relationship so seeing them fall for each other was such a sweet read :) I'm not gonna say more though, because you should read the book for yourselves to enjoy all of it :)

Honestly guys... it was yet another fantastic book from Sarina... I should just stop being surprised by her amazing writing style and from now on just expect that I will love everything she is willing to give me :) this book was once again written in 2 POVs, which means we got parts from Zara's perspective as well as from Dave's, and I have to say that is definitely my favourite way :) I love to be able to get inside the heads of our main characters to truly see what they feel :) besides a surprisingly lovable although grumpy main couple ;) we had several very interesting secondary characters... some of them couples from previous books, which just reminded me how much I loved their stories and made me want to re-read them :) but there were quite a few new ones... and from them Benito, Zara's twin brother was definitely my fave... let's just say I see soooooo much potential for future stories... :) I refuse to think that this was the last one... nope.... we all need more :) I have to say that I did not expect to love this story as much as I did... of course I knew I would enjoy it... it is one of Sarina's books after all ;) I liked our main couple from the start, but the further we got into the story, and the more I got to know them, the more they snuck up under my skin and the more I fell in love with them... not to mention that there were definitely some heart melting scenes with Dave and his daughter... *swoons* ;) I highly recommend you guys to check out this lovely gem :) start at the beginning of the series if you don't want to miss anything, or right here, if this story speaks to you the most, but either way, definitely go read something by Sarina... :) it's gonna be worth it :)

XOXO

A

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