by Sarina Bowen (Goodreads Author)
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....
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Penguin Group
Genre: Adult Sports Romance
Part 1 in a new series
My Rookie Move Review . . .
I adore sweet second chance stories and for Georgia and Leo this was the ultimate second chance love story. I first fell in love with Sarina Bowen in the Him series and she keeps hooking me again and again with her sweet stories.
Georgia Worthington and Leo Trevi were the picture perfect high school in love couple that were meant to be for the long haul, but one tragic night changed everything. Now years later Georgia and Leo find themselves back in the same world and are forced to deal with the past especially since they never lost their original feelings towards one another.
Georgia thought she was doing the right thing by cutting Leo loose but now that he's back she's having a hard time dealing with all the old feelings coming to the surface. At first she tries to ignore poor Leo but that's not always easy.
"You're right, there's no cure for that kind of torture. Oh wait. What if you asked him?"
Thankfully her lack of communication didn't last long as she's forced to work with Leo causing her to get her head out of her ass. What Leo and Georgia don't lack, is chemistry but they both have to get over the past to move forward.
"You and I don't have one-night stands. We have forever night stands."
This was such a great second chance story. I loved everything about Georgia and Leo. And it's also a sports romance which is one of my guilty pleasures. Their chemistry was great. The story was sweet and enduring. The story was charming and the series has so much potential. I can't wait for hard hitter with Ari and O'Doul's story.
4 Sweet, sports filled second chances thumbs up!
ROOKIE MOVE by Sarina BowenRelease Week Blitz Excerpt (450 words)“Come right this way,” Georgia heard her coworker and roommate Becca say, the clomp of her Dr. Martens echoing through the grand old passageway. “Nate is excited to meet you.” Becca was the owner’s assistant, and Georgia lingered half a second to wave her down and offer her a donut, too.But Becca didn’t happen to look in Georgia’s direction as she led a tall man down the corridor. Something about his gait snagged Georgia’s subconscious. So she took a second look.And that’s when her heart took off like a manic bunny rabbit. Because she knew that man. She knew the chiseled shape of his masculine jaw, and the length of his coal-black eyelashes.Oh my God.Omigod, omigod, omigod.“How was your flight?” Becca asked him, oblivious to the fact that Georgia was spying.“Not too bad. I got in late last night.”The sound of his voice fluttered right inside Georgia’s chest. It was the same smoky sweet timbre that used to whisper into her ear while they made love. She hadn’t let herself remember that sound in a long time.Now it was giving her goosebumps. The good kind.“Welcome to Brooklyn,” Becca said while Georgia trembled. “Are you familiar with the area?”“Grew up about thirty miles from here,” he answered while chills broke out across her back.Holding her breath, Georgia eased her office door further closed, until only a couple of inches remained. She could not be caught like this—freaked-out and speechless, hiding behind a door.The movement caught Becca’s eye, though. Georgia saw her turn her head in her direction and then pick her out in the crack where the door was still open. Becca raised one eyebrow—the one with the barbell piercing in it.All Georgia could do was close her eyes and pray that Becca wouldn’t call out a greeting.There was a pause before Georgia heard Becca say, “Right this way, please.”Quietly, Georgia stepped into her office and shut the door. After flipping on the light, she let her briefcase and pocketbook slide right to the floor. Only the folder that Nate had given her was still in her shaking hands. She flipped it open, her eyes searching for the new player’s name on the page.But she didn’t even need the paperwork to confirm what her racing heart had already figured out. The newest player for the Brooklyn Bruisers was none other than Leonardo “Leo” Trevi, a six-foot-two, left-handed forward. Also known as her high school boyfriend, the boy she’d loved with all her heart until the day that she’d dumped him. And now he was here?“Thanks, universe,” she whispered into the stillness of her office.