Title: Rookie Move
Author: Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #1
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Format: eBook, Novel
I’m always a big fan of romances with a couple that have a history. You miss out on the whole instalove / getting to know you part. And spend the whole story waiting to find out just went wrong in the past. I love that slow unravelling of the past and the discovery of (generally) misunderstandings and miscommunications. And Leo and Georgia’s story was no different. And I loved every moment of it.
Georgia’s dad being amongst the storyline, complicating the romance was a fun point of contention. Alongside figuring out Georgia and zero’s history, you have Leo’s history with her father to figure out. And even as you begin to understand what the couple went through; it was pretty surprising what her father’s beef was. Add to the complications the fact that he’s Leo’s coach and there’s potential trial for a draft swap… I loved the drama that all of this entailed.
Admittedly, I’ve only ever watched hockey once. And I freaking loved every moment of it. So it’s maybe not surprising that I’ve got quite a few hockey romances on my shelves at the moment. There is just something so disgustingly yummy about a bunch of men on skates, beating the crap out of each other. And then the imagery of the yummy, yummy bodies at the end of a match… definitely a new subgenre of contemporary romance that I’ve completely fallen for.
As a beginning to a new series, this was scrumptiously yummy. I’m already diving straight into the next book… because yum. But maybe the part that I loved the most? Georgia is a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do… as someone who also studies martial arts, the impressiveness of that idea makes me swoon more than the idea of shirtless hockey players any day…
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