Misadventures with a Rookie
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***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***
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?
A book you don’t want to end
Once again, Toni Aleo has hit the mark, or better said hit the puck in the back of the net! A truly great hockey romance that leaves you wanting even more. I’m pretty sure I’ve yet to find a story of hers that I ever wanted to end and the story of Bo and Gus proves that’s true. A great love story about learning to love and moving on from past hurts.
My favorite misadventure
I’ve only read a handful of the Misadventures series books, but this one is my favorite. I was so glad to finally get to sit down with another Toni Aleo book, and I devoured it in one sitting. Gus has always wanted to play in the NHL, and he’s working his way there while playing in the AHL. Bo is determined to finish school and forget her past, but Gus makes it hard to do just that. The banter between these two is hilarious, and I loved how neither one could forget about the other after one shared night. I highly recommend going on this misadventure with Gus and Bo.
This book really surprised me. In the beginning, I actually thought this was going to be my first book of Toni Aleo's that I wasn't going to like. I've loved everything I have read by her to date, but I learned real quick that the Hero in this book was the exact type that I do not enjoy in my books. He's arrogant. He's a player. He thinks he's God's gifts to women and hockey and I was just as disgusted by it as our heroine was. If you start out feeling the same way...keep reading. Man did I do a 180 about Gus. By the end, he became one of my favorite types of Hero's.
The best thing about a womanizer is when they find the one woman to knock them off their feet. Gus became a new man the more time he spent with Bo. The more they were together, the more I fell in love with him right along with Bo. I am so glad I kept reading. What an amazing transformation he made as a man in love.
Bo... while I sneered right along with her in the beginning, I still thought she was way too bitter. After learning more about her situation in the last half of the book. I got it. This poor girl. She got screwed 10 ways from Sunday and I get it why she was so bitter. Be patient. Gus is good for her.
I don't always mention side characters but I got to mention Gus's parents. I loved them! I loved them almost as much as I loved our main characters. They were an awesome addition to this story. I really enjoyed this book.
ARC provided by NetGalley.