– Nicole Edwards
Genre : Contemporary romance, New Adult, Sport romance
Rating : ♥♥♥♥
My review : Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards was really hot and sweet. That is the first book I read from this author and knowing I love the theme of best friends to lovers stories, well, I was intrigued. And I’m glad I got to read this.
♥ The story ♥
Chase and Cassie have been best friends for years, despite all their differences. Indeed, they are complete opposites. Chase, the handsome hockey player, has quite the reputation with the ladies, while Cassie is more traditional in regards of her relationships. They do everything together and know all about each other. Chase has had a thing for Cassie for years but never acted on it. But then they go to Vegas, and well…everything changes.
♥ What I liked ♥
- I keep saying it, I’m a big BIG fan of best friends to lovers kind of stories so obviously, I LOVED this.
- I liked the relationship between Chase and Cassie. It was so sweet to see how close they were to each other, how they cared for one another. You could just see how right they were for each other. They actually behaved like a couple without knowing it.
- I enjoyed seeing the struggle they had to go through to go from friends to lovers.
♥ What I liked less ♥
I liked almost everything but it’s true that there were a few things that were frustrating. For example, sometimes it felt like they didn’t deal with anything. A problem came up and well, nothing. There wasn’t any confrontation for a long time. BUT! Let me tell you guys. When that confrontation finally came : it was GOOD!
I love confrontations, especially with this theme. When they have to confess, face their feelings because it is too much, I LOVE, LOVE it! Also, the ending was satisfying and the epilogue complete.
Have you read it ? What are your thoughts ? I’m curious to know 🙂
More details (Goodreads) :
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.
*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review