Deeply emotional, incredibly sexy... -Sarah MacLean for the Washington Post
Georgia Worthington and Leo Trevi were the golden couple of their high school. He was the hockey team captain, she was a tennis star. Until graduation, when tragedy pulled them apart.
Five years later, everything’s coming together for Leo. His dreams of playing professional hockey seem to be coming true when he’s called up from the minors to play in the NHL’s hottest new team. The only problem? The team’s publicist is the woman who broke his heart.
As she tries to prove herself as the senior PR specialist for a major NHL franchise, the last thing Georgia needs is the distraction of her former flame. But when Leo arrives at the press conference that can make or break her career, Georgia realizes that the man she put on ice might still be able to melt her heart.
Romantic and hilarious, Rookie Move will hook you from page one. Nobody does hockey like Sarina Bowen. --Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author of the Off Campus series
Sarina Bowen is a fantastically gifted storyteller. --Lorelei James, New York Times bestselling author
"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
Bowen's (Steadfast) launch novel for the contemporary romantic Brooklyn Bruisers hockey series hits with little force while skating to an abrupt, lackluster finale. Georgia's a young interim PR director for the Brooklyn Bruisers NHL team. She's dismayed when her father is named as the team's new coach, and crushed when she finds out that her first love has just been traded to the team, six years after she broke his heart. Leo's been biding his time since college, dutifully playing with a minor-league hockey team. Then the call comes bringing him up to the big game. Unfortunately, Georgia's father hates him for unknown reasons, and Leo now has to work with the woman he never forgot. The typical plot devices are employed to bring the two heroes together, including the interfering best friend and the manufactured player-trade threat. Georgia's past as a sexual assault survivor is trotted out in what feels like a heavy-handed and contrived statement, yet later in the book it's handled with surprising finesse. This romance lacks the chemistry necessary to make it memorable.