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Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #1
Published: September 6, 2016 by Berkley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
This was my first book by Sarina Bowen and I really enjoyed it! The writing immediately caught my attention and the characters kept me going through the end. I absolutely loved this one and was so happy to have characters that I could really invest in.
Leo and Georgia are so sweet together and they’re a perfect balance for their age. They’re both going through significant moments in their life — Georgia’s trying to prove her worth as a PR agent and Leo’s trying to prove his worth as a hockey player — but they’re still fun and easy going together, which fits with their age of 23-24. I always worry about drama and angst when reading a book about ex-lovers but I was happy to see that these two didn’t need to go through that. Because of the circumstances surrounding their breakup, there weren’t really any hard feelings on either side and once Leo saw Georgia again, he knew they belonged together. I also appreciated that once they slept together, Georgia didn’t immediately pull back. They knew they needed to be discreet but it was handled maturely.
As for side characters, I’m really looking forward to this series! I wasn’t sure bout O’Doul at first but he quickly grew on me and I’m curious for more. I can’t wait for Nate’s story and I can already guess who his love interest will be. I also really want to see more of Silas.
**Reader Safety: Heroine was abused in the past (referenced, off page)
5 stars – loved it!
Brooklyn Bruisers reviews
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