Misadventures of a Rookie
My Rating: 💜💜💜
Winning has always come naturally for stud ice hockey defenseman Gus “the Bus” Persson. On the ice or off, he’s never had any trouble scoring, racking up goals—and girls. As the best player in his rookie class and the number-one draft pick of the Malibu Suns, he’s taking his game to the next level and is justifiably full of swagger.
So why does one of the Suns’ ice girls treat him like he’s invisible?
Bo St. James doesn’t have time for rookie hotshots who think their gloves don’t stink. She knows them, she works with them, she trains them. It doesn’t matter that Gus Persson is the hottest newbie she’s ever seen. She knows his type. She’s got big plans of her own, and she’s not going to let some cocky rich kid athlete keep her from her goals.
But there’s a chemistry between them they cannot deny. A lust that burns so hot, it threatens to melt the very ice on which they make their livings. The game has changed for both of them. Together, can these two play to win?
I received an ARC from Waterhouse Press via NetGalley.
This started off not so great for me. I honestly thought about not continuing this in the beginning. I thought that Gus was so damn arrogant and that Bo was an angry stuck up redhead. Now I’m not saying that it’s my favorite book of all time or the series, but it grew on me and I came to like it.
As you read, you realize there is more to Gus and Bo. I went from not really feeling it to rooting for them to make to the end. The relationship between them shifted and I was all here for it! They both realized that this was so much for than what they planned for. I really ended up getting attached to them. There were times that I wanted to hug Bo and tell her how strong she was. Also, Gus ended up being so dreamy that I couldn’t help smiling when he spoke.
I couldn’t give it more than 3 stars because of the rocky beginning and I would have loved an epilogue or some kind of future look at them.
Overall, this was full of steam and funny moments. While it’s not my favorite in the series, it is a good book and if you enjoyed the others you should give this one a shot.