Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen - Reviews!

Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

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....



Bella's Review: 4.5 Stars

The Ivy Years series holds a special place in my heart. If you haven't read this series, please start there. 

Rookie Move is a spin off from the Ivy Years series. Leo Trevi is DJ's brother (from The Fifteenth Minute). And oh man, I was SO excited to read about Leo and Georgia's story as we got some background in The Fifteenth Minute. This book can be read as a stand alone - but why would you want to miss out on Sarina Bowen's writing???

Rookie Move is all about second chance romance. 

I LOVE Leo Trevi. He is so kind and honest. So sexy and hot. And he still has a thing for his high school sweetheart, Georgia. 

Georgia is working on the hockey team as a publicist and her father is the new coach. As the rookie, Leo is hoping to get in good with the team and the coach. While he always got along with Georgia's father when he knew him in high school, Coach Worthington now has it out for Leo. 

He is struggling with his ever present attraction and feelings for Georgia and struggling to prove himself worthy of being in the NHL. 

Georgia is struggling to prove herself also. She wants to be successful at work - despite working with her father. And she isn't sure that getting back together with Leo is the best choice for her. 

I loved watching these two characters find their way back to each other. I loved the chemistry. Loved the secondary characters. 

I can't wait for the next book in the series!!!

Bottom line: read this book!!! Start with the Ivy Years series!!

Christy's Review: 4 Stars!

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Rookie Move is the first book in Sarina Bowen’s Brooklyn Bruisers series, but if you’ve read her Ivy Years series, you know the leading man in this book- Leo Trevi. Leo is DJ’s older brother and was the captain of Harkness’ hockey team. Now he’s graduated and finally his dream has come true. He’s in the NHL. The Brooklyn Bruiser’s picked him up and he couldn’t be more excited. He’s starting fresh in Brooklyn, or so he thinks. 

When Leo meets the team, he is greeted by not only the team, but his ex-girlfriend he’s never quite gotten over, Georgia Worthington. Georgia and Leo dated in high school. Leo thought it would be a forever kind of love, but something happened to Georgia that traumatized her and all he was worried about was her happiness. 
Letting Georgia go was the hardest thing he’d ever had to do. And he’d only been able to manage it because he was sure it would help her be happy again.

Georgia and Leo may have been apart these last six years, but their connection and chemistry is still there. Leo is a fantastic character and a stand-up man. I loved how he was always there for Georgia, whether it was giving her the space she needed, or pushing her that little bit she needed to be pushed. Georgia had been through a lot and I loved her strength. They were great together and I hoped things would work out for these two. 

This is a great start to Bowen’s new sports romance series. When I finished the book I was hoping the next one would be about O’Doul and sure enough, when I checked book 2 (Hard Hitter) and it said Patrick O’Doul, I squealed a little! I’m so excited! There were lots of great secondary characters- Silas, Becca, but O’Doul was by far my favorite. 

Rookie Move is equal parts sweet and steamy. A great sports/second chance romance I would recommend. 
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