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Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #1
Also in this series: Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Overnight Sensation
Published by Berkley on September 06, 2016
Genres: Romance, Sports, Hockey
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....
I was provided a review copy by Berkley; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝You and I don’t have one-night stands. We have forever night stands.❞
Rookie Move was so good! I couldn’t help the smile that kept spreading on my face as I read. I love Sarina’s voice. Her writing is spell-binding, her characters are exquisite and her stories are engaging.
Georgia “Gigi” Worthington and Leonardo “Leo” Trevi were high school sweethearts. They were completely and wholly in love. Their relationship was full of passion and tenderness. They were inseparable.
Georgia’s dad was a hockey coach, who took Leo under his wing, mentoring him. Likewise, Georgia had a wonderful relationship with Leo’s family. Where Georgia’s home was quiet, Leo’s was loud and boisterous and overflowing with love.
They had everything going for them.
Until one night when Georgia’s life was turned upside down and even though Leo was wonderfully supportive, Georgia couldn’t handle the change in their relationship. So, she dumped him.
Six years later, getting his big chance, Leo is traded to the Brooklyn Bruisers, where Georgia is the interim head PR person, and her dad is the head coach.
With Leo around all the time, Georgia can’t stop thinking about him, wanting him. The passion they had as teenagers is resurfacing and she’s freaked out! But the same determination that got him to the NHL will be what gets him Georgia. He isn’t giving up.
❝You’re mine, Georgia Worthington … I spent six years trying to get over you, and it didn’t take. Our time is now.❞
There are a lot of things working against them; her job that she wants to keep, their past lack of communication that has kept them apart for 6 years, and her dad who is holding a grudge against Leo. With the deadline for the trade coming, Coach Worthington wants Leo off the team and away from his daughter.
I appreciated that Georgia is strong despite what happened in her past. I loved her determination and her wit. And Leo, GAH! He was perfect!! He is heart-meltingly good. Leo is a superstar on the ice and off. He is passionate, strong and sexy.
Can we just take a moment and discuss the awesomeness that is Becca? She works as the owners assistant and is Georgia’s best friend and roommate. I LOVE this girl! She meddles in the perfect way. She knows what Georgia wants even though Georgia isn’t ready to face it.
Becca snapped her fingers, ❝Stay with me, babe. Don’t let the hottie who stole your virginity send you into Zombieland.❞
This is only the third book I’ve read from Sarina Bowen, but I am a huge fan. Rookie Move is a second-chance romance that will have you falling in love with love!