It is time for another dose of Ms Aleo's hockey hotties!
I haven't read any of the other Misadventures books, but don't despair, you don't need to have!
I won't lie, at first I really didn't think I was going to like Gus "The Bus" Persson and his cocky, arrogant ways. I am all for being sure of yourself, but he was just OTT and really quite annoying at first.
However not far into the book my opinions of him did change, and I couldn't help but adore him.
Bo for me went the opposite way. I liked her, liked that she didn't take any of his crap, liked that she wouldn't just jump in bed with him. However as the story progressed, I just wanted to shake some sense into her, wanted to tell her to stop being such a dumb-a$$ and to stop looking into the past. And her big bad secret, well it wasn't really a secret to the reader.
It makes it sound like I didn't like this story, but it couldn't be farther from the truth. I really did like the story, I just got completely frustrated with the characters a lot of the time.
However things did come around and I didn't want to wring either of their necks by the end!
I adored the uncertainty of their story in the world of the minors, never knowing where they could end up.
I laughed so hard at some of the events in this story. I don't want to give anything away but suffice to say I got the giggles.
Ms Aleo is one of my auto-one-click authors, and I very much enjoyed the chance to read an advanced copy of Misadventures With A Rookie.
As this book is part of the Misadventures series - but is absolutely a standalone - it’s a shorter book than what we’re used to from Toni and I wanted more of Gus and Bo’s story! I would have loved to read as their romance developed, instead of it being more summarized - the reason for my 4 star rating - but, in spite of that, I loved it. Another hot, sexy hockey romance with a drool worthy player - who never gets told no, and a beauty who has sworn off men - but has no chance of resisting Gus when he sets his mind on having her. Hilariously funny in some parts, you will both cringe and laugh out loud! Will it be just a hot one night stand or will it develop into something more?? You’ll have to read it to find out!
Another wonderful story in the Misadventures series of standalones. It was fun, steamy and heartbreaking. The chemistry between Bo and Gus is amazing. The tension of her confusing hot and cold feelings for him, in the beginning, contrasts nicely to the emotionally charged ending.
Watching Gus grow from the cocky 'I can and will have anyone I want' to understanding what it is he really wants was refreshing. Reading each character's backstory went a long way to understanding why each was the way they were and made the characters more real and believable.