Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #1
Published by Berkley on 6 September 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Reading Challenges: 17 Summer COYER
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....
Rookie Move was a sweet and hot contemporary hockey romance! I really enjoyed that Bowen understood the game and everything that can surround a hockey team.
Brooklyn Bruisers is a fairly new hockey club, and the club’s PR person, Georgia, has to deal with both her father and her ex coming to work for the club. Her father as the new coach, her ex as a new player. There is a lot of history here, and that made for a sweet second-chance-at-love story.
Both the main characters, Georgia and Leo, and the secondary characters, Becca, Ari, O’Doul, and Castro, just to name a few were well fleshed out, and I got to know them fairly well.
Writing style :
Past tense, third person perspective mostly from Georgia’s point of view, but quite a bit from Leo as well. Lots of dialogues including snark and humor.
A bit of swooning, but also laughs and tears.
Naked Leo would be more than her poor heart could take. She’d probably burst and artery if she spotted all six-foot-two, two hundred muscled pounds of him (thank you, stat sheet) across the locker room. Her imagination kept wanting her to veer off and picture Leo 2.0 without his clothes on.
There were six days left until the trade deadline. How did athletes live with that axe hanging over their heads all the time? Eery season was like a long game of Russian roulette.
Leo lost the climbing wall race. But he won the coin flip to decide where to eat.