Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports #1) by Nicole Edwards

"What happened in Vegas..." - Cassie Desrosiers

Bad Reputation
Series: Bad Boys of Sports #1
Author: Nicole Edwards
Publisher: Loveswept
Published: October 3, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Meet the most wanted players in sports . . . one ridiculously hot alpha male at a time.

Chase: With a nickname like “Sin,” it’s no wonder they call me the bad boy of hockey. Opponents curse me. Fans scream my name—in the arena and in other, much more private places. Penalties or not, I’m not afraid to dish out a little pain. But pleasure? That’s my weakness. And no one knows it better than my best friend, Cassie Desrosiers. I’d have to be blind not to notice her rocking body and teasing grin. So when she invites me along on a trip to Vegas, my curiosity isn’t the only thing that’s aroused.

Cassie: Chase Barrett is a world-class A-hole. As his best friend, I’m allowed to call him on his BS. Who else is going to do it? Certainly not the puck bunnies swooning at every flex of his biceps. Everyone knows that Chase is the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. There’s no such thing as commitment for the king of casual hookups. So why should I care? Maybe because all work and no play makes me a sexually frustrated girl. It’s time to put the hockey stud at my beck and call to good use . . . but after a week in Vegas with Chase, I might never want to go back to the real world.

Don't you just love it when you discover a new tradition? From now on I am totally celebrating the start of hockey season by reading a sexy-as-Sin (heh, pun intended) hockey romance. Give me a friends-to-lovers hockey romance and I'll drool like one of Pavlov's puppies. That is exactly what happened when I found Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards. This was my first book from Nicole so I went into it not knowing how sexy it was going to be. It starts off pretty sweet. I love the idea of two friends having secret feelings for each other that they are either denying (Chase) or haven't discovered (Cassie). I loved their playful friendship. Giving each other all kinds of hell lead to fabulous banter between the two. Things turn sexy when the pair hits Vegas. Or... When Vegas hits them. All of the pent up sexual tension... Holy cow! They made me blush.

What I loved the most about Bad Reputation was that it was Chase who had not-so-friendly feelings towards Cassie. In most of the friends-to-lovers I've read, it is usually the heroine that falls for her friend. Watching Chase get goosebumps when Cassie touches him made me love him. His reactions towards her were swoon worthy.

I love discovering new to me authors that write hockey romances. I'm so glad I gave this one a go because I freaking loved it and I can't wait for the next book in the series.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.

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