Friday, June 28, 2019

#REVIEW: Rookie Move By Sarina Bowen #hockeyromance #romancereview

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Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: September 6th, 2016
Format: paperback
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N TBD

The first novel in a sexy new series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series. 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

Look, I'm kind of obsessed with hockey romances, don't judge me. Also, I don't care if you judge me because I read whatever the F I want!!! So I kept on seeing Sarina Bowen suggested everywhere, but hadn't really gotten into her stuff before. When I was out in Boulder, the first book in her Brooklyn Bruisers series caught my eye, and my partner's step-mom bought it for me for my birthday. 😂😂 She definitely judged me about it, but again I don't care.

This first book in the series sets up the team, The Brooklyn Bruisers, and kind of sets the tone for the rest of the series in addition to setting up what this romance is going to be. If you like second chance romances this is the one for you. I will forewarn though, if sexual assault and rape is a trigger for you, you might want to pass on this one, as one of the characters had that happen to them and it's a part of the reason for why some relationships in this book are so strained.

I really liked Georgia and how dedicated she was to her job. I liked that she wrangled these hockey players to do her job, and that they were kind of scared of her. LOL. I also liked Leo and how he was so dedicated to her and wanting to win her back. Nothing about their break up was either of their faults, so it was nice to see them be able to come together again. I did find it a little frustrating that Georgia didn't want to give in to restarting something with Leo. They seemed to still love each other and want to be with each other, so I just didn't understand her trepidation.

I really liked the side characters in this book too! Georgia's best friend Becca was probably my favorite. I really wanted to know more about her. (which I did in a later book). Also, Silas the backup goaltender that Leo starts living with was great. Silas was the best, and I was really bummed when things happen that sends him back to the minors. Poor Silas. I know he gets his own book in this series later on, which just released, so I'm excited to find out what happens with him.

All in all, I really enjoyed this one and I'm exciting to continue reading this series.

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