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

Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports, #1)Publication Date:

October 3rd 2017



Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Once again this was a buddy read with Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions so click HERE to read her thoughts about this book :).

I think by now a lot of people my know about my love for hockey romances. I just love those, don’t ask me why but I do. So when I first heard about Bad Romance I got really excited about it. I was even more excited when I read it was perfect for Kelly Jamieson’s fans. I love Kelly’s books, she’s amazing and her hockey romances are more than amazing (more about that tomorrow when I review another one of her books XD). However, I ended up a little bit disappointed with this one for a lot of reasons. Don’t get me wrong, it was enjoyable but I still had a few problems with it.

Let’s talk about the first problems, the characters and by characters I mean mainly Cassie because I kind of liked Chase. As you might have read in the blurb this book is about best-friends who end up falling in love for each other. Great right? NO, and mostly because of Cassie. I didn’t like Cassie at all. She was a great friend to Chase, and it’s incredible how she handled some of the things he would do, but she wasn’t that great when they became more than friends. I hated the stupid things she constantly thought about Chase. He’s her best-friend and keeps showing her he cares for her more than a friend. What does she do? “I’m probably just one of the girls. I’m pretty sure he was with someone else last night”. COME ON GIRL!! You could think a little bit better of your best friend.

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There were a lot things I didn’t like about her but the way she would treat Chase and what she thought about him got to my nerves. I did like Chase, as I said before. He wasn’t perfect but he knew what he wanted and he never disrespected Cassie once they were in a sort of relationship. I also loved his dads… and yes, I said dads.

The plot itself was kind of predictable. It was okay but once I read they were going to Vegas I knew what would come out from that and I didn’t like it and I didn’t like how it happen. there also some things they were kind of ridiculous in my opinion. For example, if you have a big event the next morning you don’t go get drunk with your friends because they thought it was a good idea. It was clear from the beginning it would NEVER be a good idea.

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Overall, I kind of enjoyed this book but I had a lot of problems with it. Would I recommend it to anyone? I don’t know. I know I wouldn’t want to read it again but there are probably a lot of people who would love it… just not me.


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

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