Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards ~ Release Blitz w/ Two 4.5 Star Reviews


Bad Reputation Cover

Title: Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports #1)

Author: Nicole Edwards

Release Date: October 3, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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.

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Storyline: 5
Angst: 1
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Netgalley
Reviewed by Robin

Chase is a hockey player and sex god. But there’s one person who will always treat him the same as when they became best friends. Cassie. The two joke about Chase’s manwhore ways and stuck way into the friend zone. Although Chase has always wondered about more. Will these friends cross the line into lovers and once they do…will they be able to go back to just being friends?

“Because no matter what I want, there’s not a chance in hell that I’m not going to fall for the Bad Boy of Hockey.

It’s inevitable.

But when he smiles at me like that, I can’t bring myself to care.


OMG! You gave me a hockey book WITH best friends to lovers WITH hot sexy times…what are you trying to do to me? Give me the trifecta of romance novels? Cassie and Chase have a perfect friendship that they both don’t want to mess up. Even though friends and family can see how wonderful they would be together, both of them just don’t want to cross that line. Personally, I loved that when they get a little drunk and uninhibited they blur that line all over the place. Their chemistry was off the charts! And they don’t dip a toe in and back off..NOPE. They dive right in and keep right at it for the time being. I have to say this is one of my favorite Nicole Edwards book to date and I seriously love them all. Cassie and Chase are both very likeable and together, they are a team that can’t be beat. This story was just so much fun to read and I couldn’t put it down.

If you like sport romances. If you like friends to lovers. If you like sexy, sassy banter…then you will love this story. It just was a story that makes you smile and root for the bad boy. You can do it. You can win the girl!



Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 0
Value: 4.5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Netgalley
Reviewed by Lindsey

WOW! This is so different from Nicole’s usual books. They are all perfection and this one is no different. The friends to lovers romances are always some of my favorite reads. Bad Rep just went to the top of that list with flying colors. I loved it hard!!!! All the feels were there. It was fun and light. I was laughing throughout the whole book. Cassie and Chase are definitely in the friend zone. They’ve been friends for years and although he’s the bad boy of hockey she really gets HIM! Not the fame, not the reputation he carries. I loved this about her. She didn’t judge him or make him try to be something he’s not. She was just his best friend. But Vegas throws a little kink into things and it’s one Chase doesn’t want to have removed. He wants her. All of her. The good the bad and the sassy.

Chase won my heart instantly. He may be a bad boy but he’s completely accepting of others and doesn’t make things more crazy than need to be. Plus he’s super HOT!!! He’s dirty and sexy and all those other yummy things that make the hero amazing. Nicole is great with her alpha males. Cassie is always the responsible one. She wants things done and done right. She takes no BS. She’s definitely a strong heroine. She can make some terrible mistakes and own up to them. I loved her!!!! Total girl crush!

This was a phenomenal read. I was hooked from the first sentence to the last and every word in between. Nicole did a wonderful job with this book and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us! I know it will be epic as usual!




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