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Published by Rennie Road Books on September 6th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
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....
Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers #1)
By Sarina Bowen
The Rookie has my favourite type of moves.
Do you remember your first love? I remember in Grade 1 a boy was sitting next to me on the floor while the teacher read us a story. This little boy bent forward, kissed my knee, looked up at me and told me he loved me. At the time, I wasn’t ready for love. It also didn’t help that he had a wart on his knee and that was ALL I saw. Scary, that I still remember the first boy who told me he loved me. Scarier still, is that I feel guilty for writing him off because he had a wart on his knee. I blame my shallowness on my youth…
Rookie Move is about first loves, feelings of forever, and being too young to trust what you have when something terrible rocks your world. Georgia is a strong, intelligent and hardworking woman who loves her job. She’s young and has been fortunate enough to be given a job as the PR officer for the Brooklyn Bruisers. At the moment the job is for the interim, but she’s determined to work extra hard to make it permanent. Her first gig does not go to plan.
Her Dad is the newly appointed coach and is going off his nut about a trade that happened without his authorisation/input. The young billionaire owner of the Bruisers struck a deal…and that’s it. So, of course, they’re butting heads, and some of the press can overhear their shouting match. Georgia tries to calm the situation down even though she doesn’t know the full story or who the new draftee is. Then she catches a peak, recognises his gait, sees his profile and hears his voice…she knows him.
Leo Trevi has hit the BIG TIME! He can hardly believe that all his hard work is finally paying off. He’s going to be playing hockey for the Brooklyn Bruisers, his first shot at playing in the NHL. Leo is going to bust a gut to get a spot on the team and stay on the team. Unfortunately, it seems that everything that could go wrong does go wrong. He calls out his captain (In the bestest, bestest, bestest way), gets snubbed by his coach and comes face to face with the love of his life.
Rookie Move was one of those books. Happy buzz’s, warm fluttery feeling in my belly and silly grins at the end, prove to me that this book was something special. We take a look back at Georgia and Leo’s lives and see what has led them up to this point. While they were together they were perfectly happy and perfectly in love. Their past had good times but when they came to the end it was at their worst. Now, Georgia realises she has been lonely without even knowing it. Leo sees he has been settling for psycho chick girlfriends who want him for his puck.
It wasn’t just Georgia and Leo that were affected by the end of their relationship. Both their families suffered too. That is why Georgia’s dad was not meeting Leo with open arms.
When they are face to face and within touching distance the overwhelming feelings they had six years ago cannot be denied. They missed each other. Some misunderstandings need to be
I really, really enjoyed Rookie Move. I loved the characters, the scenery and the dialogue. Sarina Bowen has given us an epic introduction to this series and I can not wait for more.
P.S. The different covers are because one is the International version.