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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on September 6, 2016
When I started Rookie Move, I wasn’t quite so sure I was going to like it. I ended up loving this story of second chances, healing and hope for the future. I wasn’t expecting the sexy times I got after a few things were revealed, but the story is a love story with deep emotions and heart driving you to cheer these two on.
Leo and Georgia dated while in high school when a tragic event strains their relationship causing them to go separate ways. Leo never stopped loving Georgia but respected her wishes. Georgia moved on, but never forgot her first love.
Georgia now works as a publicist for Brooklyn Bruisers, a hockey team. The eccentric owner runs the team with an iron fist and a quirky style that makes you want more of his own story. When Georgia comes in one day to learn they have a new player, shock doesn’t begin to describe her mood when she finds out it is Leo. Not only that, but her dad is the new coach of the team. No one is getting off to the right start here.
When Leo finds out he will be playing for the man he once idolized, he is up to the challenge. This is his rookie year and his big chance to make it big. No one is bringing him down….unless it’s Georgia. The one woman he never stopped loving. So when a team mate makes a comment about her, he doesn’t realized the mic is live and professes his everlasting love for her.
The two have a past that you slowly come to understand. Georgia had to be strong to overcome what happened to her and let the one boy she always loved go so she could heal and become whole again. While you learn more about the tragic event, you don’t learn the details of what happened afterwards. She builds herself up and fights to have the life she wants and a career she adores.
Leo still doesn’t understand why Georgia left him, but he never stopped loving her. He moved on with his own college years and going on to play hockey. This is his big break and he will fight for it with everything, but he will also fight for the woman he has loved when no other woman compared.
These two had some hot and sweet chemistry and drew me to really love them. They don’t fall back into each other’s arms. There is a struggle of emotions as well as logic. Revelations on what actually happened in the past and what they need now keep you coming back to wanting more. The story flowed evenly and continuously, keeping me engaged with all the people that flowed in and out of Leo and Georgia’s life.
I am so happy to say this is a series, so I get to see more of the secondary characters I have grown to love. I am ecstatic I have found a new author to love. This book hit on all the right points in emotions, rebirth of a long lost love and a healing that needed to take place. Careers move along, families come in and out of the story and I feel in love with this world, especially since I know next to nothing about hockey. So go forth and read…you won’t regret my suggestion!
Literary Pickers: Reunion or Second Change