Title: Bad Reputation
Author: Nicole Edwards
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Date of publication: October 3rd, 2017
Genre: Romance, Sports
POV: Alternating 1st person
Series: Bad Boys of Sports
Bad Reputation – Book 1
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
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.
Trigger Warning: None
I didn’t think I was going to like Bad Reputation from reading the blurb and almost passed it over on NetGalley. I debated on requesting it because I wasn’t sure that I was going to like it. When it comes down to it, the cover made me request it. Yup, you read that right. I requested the book because of the cover. Something about the female and male model made me go…hrmmm, I should read the book. I needed to know if my image of Cassie and Chase would live up to the cover that the author picked out. Guess, what, it did and I enjoyed reading the book.
I liked Cassie. If she was a real, live person instead of a fictional character, I could see myself going to the bar with her, Natalie and Chase. Or hanging out with her and watching Chase playing hockey on TV. She was so sweet in the book. She did have her issues but hey, doesn’t everyone. I thought she was the cutest character that I had read about to date.
Chase, I liked too…even if he was a bit of a horndog at the beginning of the book. He made me laugh several times during the book and when a hot, main character can do that….it’s a good thing.
I loved the relationship between Cassie and Chase even before they hooked up in Vegas. It was friendship, pure and simple. And when they hooked up….oh my goodness, it was hot. And it was hot all the other times afterward.
The end of the book was great. I liked how everything fell together. But the epilogue was my favorite part. Not going to say why. You are just going to have to read the book!!
How many stars will I give Bad Reputation: 4
Why: Great characters, great sex scenes, and a good plotline
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age range: Adult
Why: Sex and language
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**