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Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) by Sarina Bowen

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Brooklyn Bruisers #1
Sarina Bowen
Contemporary Romance
September 6, 2016

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....

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Nancy’s review

I don’t know why I didn’t read this sooner but I’m glad I finally got the chance to read it. Sarina has become a favorite author of mine after reading the first book in the True North series. She’s one of my go-to authors whenever I want to read something that has a whole lot of feels, with some sizzling chemistry going on between the main characters. And it’s a second chance romance—my favorite.

Leo Trevi has been added to my book boyfriends list. That man is something else. He has a good heart and not one mean bone in his body. There were many times Leo could’ve been cruel to Georgia for being so cold towards him in the beginning, but he never was. He was sweet, understanding, caring, and patient. How could I not love him, right?

“When Leo looked back on high school, loving Georgia was actually the one thing in his life he knew he’d done right.”

It took me awhile to warm up to Georgia but as the story progressed I eventually started to like her more. She wasn’t a bad person, she would just let her fears get in the way sometimes. Good thing Leo was always there to reassure her.

These two together could set a building on fire, that’s how hot they are. Their attraction, their love for one another is off the charts. I think Becca, Georgia’s friend, hit the nail on the head when she said this…

“The heat pouring off you two is hazardous. I’d better make sure I know where they keep the onboard fire extinguisher. Because, safety first.”

All in all, I enjoyed this one immensely. I am so stoked for the next book in the series. Sarina never disappoints. Read this book if you love a loyal hero and a lovely romance with the right amount of steam and feels.