REVIEW – BAD REPUTATION (Bad Boys of Sports, #1) by Nicole Edwards


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.


*****Mel’s Review*****

4 Stars!


Cassie Desrosiers is a 28 yr. old woman from Wisconsin who is the Vice President of app development at a company working with software. She now lives in Houston, Texas where her best friend Chase Barrett lives. Cassie met Chase at the University of Wisconsin, & they have been inseparable for the last nine years. Chase is a professional hockey player for the Texas Tornadoes & has a reputation as the bad boy of hockey in the NHL. He’s popular in the media, & fans call him Sin. Cassie & Chase have always secretly been attracted to one another, but never acted on it. Cassie thinks Chase could never handle a relationship with his manwhore ways, but she also cares too much about him to ever screw things up. He’s like family to her, and she can’t imagine him not in her life. She doesn’t ever want to mix friendship with pleasure, & is more focused on her career, but she still could use some male attention.

When Cassie invites Chase to go to Vegas with her for a work conference, things get complicated. The sexual tension is high & one kiss suddenly changes everything. Chase values their friendship. He’s always wanted Cassie but never acted on it because he didn’t want to lose the best thing in his life. She knows him better than anyone else, & is the only woman to ever make him feel this way. Now that he’s had a taste, he craves her. He’s scared to try for something more, but he’s wanted her for so long he doesn’t feel like he’ll ever get enough of her. As friends turn to lovers they are insatiable. There’s no stopping the inevitable, but falling in love with your best friend is complicated.

I really enjoyed this sexy friends to lovers romance! Chase was absolutely delicious & I always love a bad boy who falls hopelessly in love.



-He’s my best friend. He knows me better than I know myself.

-No other woman on the planet has managed to break me. But Cassie… Cassie has the ability to destroy me and I didn’t even realize it… Until right this minute.

-“I’ve spent years comparing every woman I meet to you and no one has ever come close.”

-Everything about this woman feels right. Every. Single. Thing.


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