Brooklyn Bruisers #1
Author: Sarina Bowen
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Sports Romance
Released: September 6, 2016
Review Source: Berkley
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 Worth.
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....
The Story: Rookie Move is a second chance novel that starts off with Georgia temporarily in the main PR position for a revamped hockey team. All in one day, her father takes on the roll of head coach and the man she has tried to forget, gets signed on as a rookie player. Leo has spent the last six years of his life trying to get somewhere in his hockey career and move on from "the love of his life" dumping him after high school ended, due to a traumatic event that happened in her life. The two of them find out that those first love feelings are far from over.
The Likes: This is my first Sarina Bowen book and I am SUPER IMPRESSED. I thought she did a great job with the character development. I freaking love Leo!! He is completely swoon worthy from the second he enters the scene. The amount of love and loyalty he has for "Gigi" is completely undeniable and gave me all the feels the entire time. I like how strong Georgia became despite her horrible experience as a teenager. She kicked ass, worked hard, and learned martial arts. I also love the chemistry between Leo and Georgia. You could feel the tension between them on every page.
The Dislikes: I really didn't like the way Georgia's father acted through the entire story. I felt like it was a bit of an overkill. His character actually made me want to through the book out of frustration. Which can also be considered a good thing; Sarina's truly evoked different emotions. I also just really wished Leo and Georgia would have discussed things in the beginning instead of letting their physical attraction take completely over.
The Rating: I'm giving Rookie Move 4 stars because I really loved this book. I could not put it down. It was a great first book of a new series and I cannot wait to read the rest of the books!