From the Publisher
Praise for Rookie Move
"Engaging characters, a well-handled plot, and simmering sexual tension make this laughter-tinged second-chance-at-love romance a hot, lively read."—Library Journal
"This sexy read is the first in Bowen’s Brooklyn Bruisers series, and it tackles the popular sport-romance genre with ease, promising more fun Bruisers novels to come."—Booklist
Praise for USA Today Bestselling Author Sarina Bowen
“A fantastically gifted storyteller. She bolsters every story with emotional power, humor and heart. I’m a huge fan and she’s at the top of my auto-buy list. Everyone should be reading her books!”—Lorelei James, New York Times bestselling author
“A master at drawing you in from page one and leaving you aching for more.”—Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author
“Bowen writes great dialogue and wonderfully realistic characters.”—Kirkus Reviews
Thrilled when he is traded to the NHL's Brooklyn Bruisers, hockey forward Leo Trevi is caught up short to find that not only is the team's publicist Georgia Worthington his high school sweetheart, but the new coach is her overprotective father. Georgia and her dad are less than pleased to have Leo on the team, and he has no idea why. Yet the attraction between Leo and Georgia still sizzles, and as their relationship deepens, it becomes clear that they need to sort out the past if they are ever to have a future together. VERDICT Engaging characters, a well-handled plot, and simmering sexual tension make this laughter-tinged second-chance-at-love romance a hot, lively read and a credible start to Bowen's new series. (Note: Hockey knowledge would be useful but is not required for enjoyment.) Bowen (The Fifteenth Minute) lives in the mountains of Vermont.
Hockey forward Leo Trevi is picked up by the newest NHL franchise, the Brooklyn Bruisers, but he's not sure his skating talent will mean much considering that the team's publicist is the woman who broke his heart and the coach is her disapproving father.After a tragedy her senior year of high school, Georgia Worthington broke up with Leo, the boy she loved, on graduation day and never looked back. Now 24, she has her dream job as senior publicist for the Bruisers, and she wants nothing more than to hold onto it. Her reputation as an ice queen doesn't bother her—she's not interested in the players, hot as they may be. She's been lukewarm toward men for years and, though she won't admit it, has never really gotten over Leo. So when her father is named the team's head coach and Leo is signed, things get complicated. Leo makes it clear early on that he's still interested, and her dad makes it clear that he has a grudge against her ex, which makes no sense since Leo was her rock and a true champion when the unthinkable happened all those years ago. Unfortunately, Leo and Georgia's attraction becomes team news, and not only does it fuel her father's animosity toward Leo, it also potentially threatens her job, since a publicist should never bethe news. Plus, Leo and Georgia have never dealt with the issues that drove them apart in the first place, which left Leo confused and Georgia guilty. And then there's the pesky trade deadline, which is always a threat if the coach is determined to get rid of you. The sexual and emotional tension between Georgia and Leo is taut, while their complicated past and present conflicts are potent and heart-wrenching. Bowen shines in a new hockey series that successfully spins off her highly popular new-adult Ivy Years titles.