Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Book Review: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers #1)
By Sarina Bowen
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Source: Netgalley 
In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold... 

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast.
I love hockey romances. Like, REALLY love hockey romances. Elle Kennedy's Off-Campus series are some of my favorite books EVER. So when Sarah told me that she was approved for this book on Netgalley, I had to hop on a request a copy for myself. We decided to buddy read this book and I devoured this story in one glorious day. 

After one devastating night as the victim of a crime as a senior in high school, Georgia came back home a different person. Leo was there for her whenever she needed him, but Georgia broke things off the day they grouted high school. Fast forward 6 years and Georgia has worked hard to earn her position in PR for the Brooklyn Bruisers and prove that she can handle the job. But when Leo walks in as the newest rookie, both of them are caught off guard. Leo never stopped loving Georgia while Georgia needs to try her best to keep things strictly professional. Leo is determined to prove himself to both his team and Georgia, and show them both that he really is worth keeping around. 

Holy moly, Leo. So many romances depend on the bad guy trope where he is a womanizer who just so happens to meet the woman to tame him. Leo is NOTHING like that. He is so sweet and so caring and a very dedicated hockey player. He's not into sleeping around and would rather prove his love to the women he loves. The way he treated Georgia, even when she was pushing him away, was so cute. He was so so sweet and I just wanted to take him out of the book and keep him for myself. 

As for the hockey part of the romance, the action was so spot on and I loved how much hockey we got. We got to see Leo in action and got to see many different games as Georgia went on the road with the team. Oh, and I thought it was so fun how Georgia's dad was the new coach for the hockey team. Could you imagine trying to perform well for your job when your dad is hired as the head coach and your ex-boyfriend is the new player on the team? But Georgia had such a great support group to help her through it. The side characters of this book were just perfection and impossible not to love. I can't wait for those characters to have their own books!

As far as sports romances go, this is definitely one of my favorites. With sexy and sweet hockey players, some PR nightmares, and some serious skills on and off the ice, Rookie Move is a must read!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this book and am really looking forward to Hard Hitters. I'm also kind of hoping Becca and Nate get their book too. I totally ship those two!


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