Superstar (A Rookie Rebels Novel)
He never saw her coming ...
After almost a year away from hockey, Bastian Durand’s return to the game should be a triumph.
Instead he’s taken down by the Chicago Rebels mascot.
It can’t get worse. Or maybe it can. Because the human inside the Rowdy Rebel costume is none other than Pepper Calhoun.
His friend’s sister.
His coach’s daughter.
And the woman Bastian has wanted for the longest time.
Pepper has always been a magnet for bad luck and now she’s ruined superstar Bast Durand’s big comeback. So that tracks. Everyone, from her father and brother to the fans and press, heck, even the NHL commissioner, hates her.
Everyone but the one guy who should.
Hiding away is the only thing she can think of, except Bast has the same idea. To her utter dismay, he’s determined to protect Pepper from anyone who dares breathe a word against her.
And to convince her that crashing on the ice isn’t all that different from … falling in love.
Good, quick romp
It’s ever so nice when the misunderstanding between the hero and heroine is what starts the novel rather than be something to create some tension before the end that is caused by a lack of communication or by an erroneous assumption on the part of one of main characters.
Good but wanted more
As the title says it was still a good book and cute but I wanted more. It was slow to get into the good stuff and it just felt like something was missing to give it the oomph the other books had. I did like that Bast had to work through the good guy persona by pushing out of his normal bubble
Loving the Rookie Rebels Series so much! And this was another outstanding pairing. These characters have such an immediate, simmering attraction when they meet and the banter is killer until he finds out who she is. Then all the lies and innuendo that he has heard makes him regret every word he has said. But he just can’t get her out of his mind. Out of his fantasies!
This is Bastian Durand and Pepper Calhoun’s story and it is full of turmoil, angst, scandal, bad luck but also regret and love and I was captivated from their first encounter and the intense connection between them.
Bast Durand has been struggling trying to get healthy enough after surgery to get back to the sport and life that he loves. But when his team drops him and he signs with another a new dream appears playing in the NHL with his brother Reid. It’s been a long year since he’s played. Then it happens a collision on his first game back from an unusual source the teams’ mascot Rowdy Rebel.
Pepper Calhoun has always been a magnet for bad luck and after ruining Bast big comeback the whole city is against her even her own father and brother. But there is somebody that isn’t and finally he just might be able to get what he has been dreaming about, her by herself after the eight long months since they met. If only he can get his boss to come to his rescue in the form of a forced trip with the elusive Pepper. Then maybe they both will be safe from the situation at hand.
You don’t want to miss this one it is such a fantastic addition!