Genres: Sports Romance
COMING SEPTEMBER 6th: A sexy new hockey series from Sarina Bowen.
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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….
“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.
Sarina Bowen is an author who has consistently and repeatedly been the source of much entertainment this reading year. Bittersweet and Steadfast were fantastic novels from her True North Series, and now with Rookie Move – The first novel in her Brooklyn Bruisers series – she really makes it hard for a girl to pick her favourite stand out hero.
If you’ve read The Fifteenth Minute you’ll know that Leo Trevi is the older brother to my hockey husband, Daniel “DJ” Trevi. Although it’s not necessary to read TFM first, it’s actually here that the first nugget of Leo and Georgia’s story is told. Like a good little bookworm I bookmarked that piece of information in hopes that one day their story would be told.
Rookie Move takes place six years after the high school sweethearts last saw each other. It’s a new and exciting time for them both. Leo is called up to play for the Brooklyn Bruisers and unbeknownst to him, Georgia’s career is taking off as the teams PR representative. If you thought it’d be a warm and fuzzy reunion, you’d be wrong. It’s fraught with uncertainty, but the undeniable recognition of their lost soul mate is ever present. The anticipation combined with their familiarity made for a romance that instantly had me rooting for it.
Gorgie is determined to keep her distance and maintain only a professional relationship, but Leo however has no doubts and is unwavering in his determination for a reconciliation. I found him an adorable hero and couldn’t help but laugh at his PR gaffes which were the constant source of Gorgie’s headaches. Once again Sarinas blend of endearing heroes and strong heroines make for addictive reading. Rookie Move is effectively a second chance romance. Although their love was great the first time, the second time is even better.