Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rookie Move Review & Giveaway with Sarina Bowen

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....



A new sports romance series for me to dive right into? Hell Yes!!! Once I started Rookie Move I knew right away I was not only going to love the story line but the characters as well. Bowen introduces Leo and Georgia who dated when they were in high school. After Georgia has a traumatic experience her and Leo's relationship starts to fall apart slowly.

Now Georgia is the publicist of the Brooklyn Bruisers and she is shocked when she finds out that Leo will be joining the team. When Leo arrives he is just as shocked to see Georgia and even more shocked that her father is again his coach. Her father blames him for not protecting his baby girl but Leo also blames himself. Can these two heal and deal with what happened in the past for them to give their love another shot?

Georgia was a strong female lead. I love how she has worked hard to overcome what happened with her and yet she tries to help Leo deal with the guilt he has been holding on to for so long. These two not only had great chemistry but they understood one another even though they have been out of touch for so long.  I loved how Leo never got over her and how much he wanted to be with her. He was really likeable and sweet.

The writing and storyline flowed nicely and before I knew it I was done with the book which really bummed me out. This is a series I am very much looking forward to continuing because while I enjoyed Leo and Georgia there are a few teammates I am just dying to know more about. Bowen did a an excellent job putting in the right about of hockey time that balanced out the love that was blooming again.

If you love sports romance stories as much as I do you wont want to miss Rookie Move! it Fun, Flirty and will  keep you coming back for more!

“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.

** Giveaway**us only!! 

One lucky commenter will win a paperback copy of Rookie Move provided by the publisher. To enter leave your email address in the comments section and one person will be randomly chosen to win. This contest will end on September 12th,2016 at 12:00pm EST.


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  2. A great review thank you.