|Bad Boys of Sports #1|
|October 3rd 2017|
|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.
This sexy standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports #1) by Nicole Edwards is a sweet and easy digestible “friends-to-Lovers” novel.
As I previously read AND liked the “Unhinged” series by this author I was not surprised that I liked her writing style a lot. The characters are well developed and I really loved the natural feeling of the banter between Cassie and Chase.
Adorable is that everybody seems to see what those two are to blind to notice. Because if you take a close look – it is obvious that they are actually living in a kind of committed relationship just without sex. I am pretty sure they see more of each and do more with and for each other than some married couple.
What I also really liked about this story is that for a change it is chase our male lead who has the thoughts about Cassie first. (or so it seems to the reader) – Because usually it is always the female that falls first. Well still denial seems to be the way for both of them…
And lets be honest … there is nothing really BAD about Chase quite the opposite actually and those penalties -… pfffff lets neglect them shall we ?
But again that title with everything attached to it – makes him safe … because if he is an A-hole than there are no hard feelings. And to be totally sure Cassie even kind of shoves him into the arms of other women … and Chase ? well he make sure to never tell Cassie that he is not actually sleeping with all those women.
Because lets face it – what they have is special and if they go any further there are no guarantees. Risking what they have and facing the possibility that it might not work out – yeah so not going there … right ? I can understand that – really I do .. because …
One reason why I liked this story was because it is real … at least for me it was .. if I leave the professional backgrounds and money aside – this is actually MY very personal story … because I had my own Chase and we pretty much did the same stuff like those two – avoiding what was right in front of us … Our Vegas might have been in France at that time but yeah – stuff like this really happens