(Brooklyn Bruisers #1)
by Sarina Bowen
Genre: Sport Romance
Release Date: September 6, 2016
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....
This is quite a refreshing and pleasant sport romance full of humor and sexiness to boot. I can just see how Sarina set up the whole Bruiser team and have us panting for more of the hunky men meat.
Georgia and Leo used to be high school sweetheart until something awful happened to her and then their relationship suffered and ultimately ended. I'm glad that there isn't a long winded flashback that recount their past because honestly I much prefer to focus on the present.
Present time, Georgia is the Bruiser's PR and Leo is the new rookie. Add in Georgia's father as the Coach, who hates Leo's guts, we have quite a tense set up with the trio. Georgia can't believe Leo is back to invade her life and Leo wants to win back her girl and not get traded by her father. Easier said than done.
Although their past sounds painful to me, we didn't delved on much. This book is all about humor, the hockey, the team camaraderie and Leo and Georgia's sizzling sexual tension. The plot isn't thick with drama, but I enjoyed the pleasant journey of how Leo and Georgia finally come to terms with their past and feelings for each other. Each of the supporting characters are interesting and their personalities shone through. I'm begging for the remaining books of the series as I'm writing this review.