Review: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen00:00
Author: Sarina Bowen
Genre: Sports romance
Release Date: 6 Sept 2016
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My rating: 4.5 Stars
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....
This is a spin-off series of The Ivy Years series on NA college/hockey romances which I absolutely love. This first instalment is about Leo Trevi who is DJ's brother (from The FifteenthMminute). It's a second chance/reunited lovers story and I very much enjoyed it.
I'm an avid reader of sport romances and this one of the best I've read lately. It has an easy flow to it, a nice balance between sports talks and the romance plotline.
Both Georgia and Leo are well rounded, full fledged characters with their strengths and weaknesses which only make human and easy to relate to.
Their chemistry is undeniable and their love for each other is still there after 6 years apart, but they both needed some growing up in order to be able to be together after what happened to Georgia. They had to come clean to themselves and each other and act like adults in order to get their HEA.
As most of Ms Bowen's previous books, at the heart of this light-hearted and fun story we have a serious real-life issue portrayed with compassion and understanding. It's something that happened a while ago but has lasting effects on everyone in this story.
Ms Bowen creates a great cast of supporting characters and I'm already looking for their stories in the next books in the series. I very much liked the way the team/friendship dynamics worked in this story, as well as family relationships portrayed in all their complexity.
Overall, this is a funny and heart-warming sports romance, a feel good read I can recommend to everyone.