Misadventures of a Rookie (Misadventures, #11)
***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***Winning has always come naturally for stud ice hockey defenseman Gus “the Bus” Persson. On the ice or off, he’s never had any trouble scoring, racking up goals—and girls. As the best player in his rookie class and the number-one draft pick of the Malibu Suns, he’s taking his game to the next level and is justifiably full of swagger. So why does one of the Suns’ ice girls treat him like he’s invisible? Bo St. James doesn’t have time for rookie hotshots who think their gloves don’t stink. She knows them, she works with them, she trains them. It doesn’t matter that Gus Persson is the hottest newbie she’s ever seen. She knows his type. She’s got big plans of her own, and she’s not going to let some cocky rich kid athlete keep her from her goals. But there’s a chemistry between them they cannot deny. A lust that burns so hot, it threatens to melt the very ice on which they make their livings. The game has changed for both of them. Together, can these two play to win?

Misadventures of a Rookie (Misadventures, #11) Details

TitleMisadventures of a Rookie (Misadventures, #11)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 10th, 2018
PublisherWaterhouse Press
Rating
GenreRomance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, New Adult, Hockey

Misadventures of a Rookie (Misadventures, #11) Review

  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsThis is my first Misadventures book. I have seen them floating around for a while now, and when I saw Toni Aleo was writing one AND it was a hockey book, I decided to give it a go. Toni writes the best hockey stories! Gus ‘the Bus’ P is just got drafted to play for NHL team, The Tornadoes. Temporarily he’s playing for the Suns, a lower level team and that’s where he meets Bo, a PT student. There is a thin line between love and hate when it comes to Bo and Gus. Honestly, the first 25%+ i 3.5 starsThis is my first Misadventures book. I have seen them floating around for a while now, and when I saw Toni Aleo was writing one AND it was a hockey book, I decided to give it a go. Toni writes the best hockey stories! Gus ‘the Bus’ P is just got drafted to play for NHL team, The Tornadoes. Temporarily he’s playing for the Suns, a lower level team and that’s where he meets Bo, a PT student. There is a thin line between love and hate when it comes to Bo and Gus. Honestly, the first 25%+ is of them bickering and I ended up skimming a lot of that, but as the story went on, it did get better for me. I started to like Gus more, the more I got to know him and it’s obvious that he and Bo have major chemistry! I love sports romance (hockey especially) and I love Toni Aleo’s writing. Although this wasn’t my favorite book of hers, it was still enjoyable for me overall and got better the more I read. I wish we would have had more of an epilogue, I think that would have made it all the better. Misadventures with a Rookie is a sexy and fun enemies to lovers story. Recommended to those who love sports romance and that trope!
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.This book started off a little rough for me. Mainly because Gus Persson- the rookie hockey player and star of this book appeared to be way too much of a cocky, arrogant, insensitive manwhore for me to ever really like him. Boy was I glad that I just kept reading it anyway- as not only did Gus do a total 180 degrees in my eyes but I think I ended up liking him even more than the "fiery" Bo.This book was my first ever read by Toni Aleo and not only did it live up to my expectations for t 3.5 stars.This book started off a little rough for me. Mainly because Gus Persson- the rookie hockey player and star of this book appeared to be way too much of a cocky, arrogant, insensitive manwhore for me to ever really like him. Boy was I glad that I just kept reading it anyway- as not only did Gus do a total 180 degrees in my eyes but I think I ended up liking him even more than the "fiery" Bo.This book was my first ever read by Toni Aleo and not only did it live up to my expectations for this Misadventures series (I have already read 5 of them) but I liked the way this story unfolded and I also liked the author's writing style.Ultimately, I found this to be a funny, entertaining, sweet and sexy read. My only regret for this book is I would have loved it, if the author had given me either an epilogue or a longer ending.ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!This book really surprised me. In the beginning, I actually thought this was going to be my first book of Toni Aleo's that I wasn't going to like. I've loved everything I have read by her to date, but I learned real quick that the Hero in this book was the exact type that I do not enjoy in my books. He's arrogant. He's a player. He thinks he's God's gifts to women and hockey and I was just as disgusted by it as our heroine was. If you start out feeling the same way...keep reading. Man 4.5 Stars!This book really surprised me. In the beginning, I actually thought this was going to be my first book of Toni Aleo's that I wasn't going to like. I've loved everything I have read by her to date, but I learned real quick that the Hero in this book was the exact type that I do not enjoy in my books. He's arrogant. He's a player. He thinks he's God's gifts to women and hockey and I was just as disgusted by it as our heroine was. If you start out feeling the same way...keep reading. Man did I do a 180 about Gus. By the end, he became one of my favorite types of Hero's.The best thing about a womanizer is when they find the one woman to knock them off their feet. Gus became a new man the more time he spent with Bo. The more they were together, the more I fell in love with him right along with Bo. I am so glad I kept reading. What an amazing transformation he made as a man in love.Bo... while I sneered right along with her in the beginning, I still thought she was way too bitter. After learning more about her situation in the last half of the book. I got it. This poor girl. She got screwed 10 ways from Sunday and I get it why she was so bitter. Be patient. Gus is good for her.I don't always mention side characters but I got to mention Gus's parents. I loved them! I loved them almost as much as I loved our main characters. They were an awesome addition to this story. I really enjoyed this book.ARC provided by NetGalley.
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  • DJ Sakata
    January 1, 1970
    Favorite Quotes:The way she looked at me, like I stole her doll and drew dicks on its mouth, revved my engines.It had been a long time since I yearned for a woman, probably because they usually threw themselves at me. I was pretty sure the only thing redhead wanted to throw at me was a puck.I would never intentionally hurt you. And besides, my mom would kill me if I did.She scoffed. “Please, the only thing I thought that man was put on this earth for was to give me you. After that, he was slime. Favorite Quotes:The way she looked at me, like I stole her doll and drew dicks on its mouth, revved my engines.It had been a long time since I yearned for a woman, probably because they usually threw themselves at me. I was pretty sure the only thing redhead wanted to throw at me was a puck.I would never intentionally hurt you. And besides, my mom would kill me if I did.She scoffed. “Please, the only thing I thought that man was put on this earth for was to give me you. After that, he was slime.” “I’m right here, Lauren.” My face broke into a grin as my mom went on. “Well, obviously that’s changed. I love you, duh.”I’ll never finish loving you. It just keeps going on and on. I’ve finished a lot of things. A period during a game, a goal, and plenty of women that I shouldn’t really be bringing up, but oh well, it’s part of my point. With you it’s constant and I can’t… I just can’t finish.My Review:I smirked my way through this witty and amusing New Adult/College/Hockey Romance, which is in all honesty, a trifecta of genres I rarely peruse. Maybe I should indulge in them more often, or maybe I should just read more of the comically talented Ms. Aleo’s work as I was engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I was highly entertained by the premise as well as the expletive-spewing and quirky accident-prone characters with their salacious sensual scenes and inner musings, which morphed into a sweet/sizzling romance. Ms. Aleo has a wicked sense of humor and excellent pacing. I adored the character’s clever exchanges, witty quips, and saucy banter - especially those flowing from the elder Perssons who were obviously the fun parentals. More, please, Ms. Aleo. I greedily want all your naughty tales.
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  • Tpagirl
    January 1, 1970
    Misadventures with a Rookie by Toni Aleo was the tenth book in the Misadventures series by various popular best selling authors. They are all stand-alone books and can be read out of order. This was my second book of the series. It was a quick and fun read that was enjoyable and entertaining.Bo St James was a college student that had multiple jobs to make ends meet. Two of her many positions included an internship and an Ice Girl for the Malibu Suns. The Suns were a farm team for the NHL’s Twin Misadventures with a Rookie by Toni Aleo was the tenth book in the Misadventures series by various popular best selling authors. They are all stand-alone books and can be read out of order. This was my second book of the series. It was a quick and fun read that was enjoyable and entertaining.Bo St James was a college student that had multiple jobs to make ends meet. Two of her many positions included an internship and an Ice Girl for the Malibu Suns. The Suns were a farm team for the NHL’s Twin City Tornadoes. Bo was busy, kept her head down, her mind focused and stayed away from dating - especially hockey players. Been there. Done that. Barely lived through it. Not happening again - ever.Gus “the Bus” Persson was a rising hockey star. He was arrogant, cocky and expected to be called up to the big leagues soon. He had a reputation with the ladies for one and done and no more. He saw Bo and wanted her immediately but for once there was someone that wasn’t falling all over him and the challenge was accepted.Aleo took us through the chase and beyond. She also slowly unraveled Bo’s layers as to why she was so hostile towards Gus. We then learn that Gus had a few nuances of his own. It was also humorous - between Gus’s family and the ER scenes, they were a trip! All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was a sweet read, but I confess, I wanted more at the end. It definitely needed an epilogue - but really I could have used a few more chapters or even a follow up novella. I loved the characters and I wanted to see a little further into the future. Furthermore, I would have liked to have seen where the object of Bo’s conflict was now. No spoilers, so no elaboration but I would think it would be pertinent to Gus being in the NHL. Another story for another day.All the Misadventure books are stand-alones and I can’t wait to read more.
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  • Elizabeth Jensen
    January 1, 1970
    This Book is amazing! As an avid Toni reader I appreciate all of her work but this book made me go through a variety of emotions and I found myself smiling and laughing out loud at most of the story. Let me start by saying, the hero in this book is fantastic! It appears as though he gets everything handed to him on a silver platter but his work ethic and drive showcase the kind of man he is. This is a story about the thin line between love and hate and how easy it is to assume you think you know This Book is amazing! As an avid Toni reader I appreciate all of her work but this book made me go through a variety of emotions and I found myself smiling and laughing out loud at most of the story. Let me start by saying, the hero in this book is fantastic! It appears as though he gets everything handed to him on a silver platter but his work ethic and drive showcase the kind of man he is. This is a story about the thin line between love and hate and how easy it is to assume you think you know someone based on guilt and past experiences. Bo can't help but let her previous encounters control her opinions of Hockey players, but Gus comes in and takes on the task of proving her misconceptions wrong, and a few right. He is caring a willing to stand by Bo's side in all sorts of crazy circumstances. I found myself laughing along with the characters as the scenes were highly entertaining.I was drawn into this story right away and when I read about Gus' family I was sucked in even more. It is a good example of how to love and support your children with friendship but still push them to work as hard as possible for the things they want and need. The same supportive relationship is built between Bo and Gus. They were able to laugh together, even in intimate moments and that is priceless in a relationship. This book was better than I anticipated and Toni has already set the bar incredibly high. I loved this book and I will likely be finding myself rereading this book many times over.I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    *I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**The Misadventures Series has been a lot of fun with so many different and engaging books and Toni Aleo has added a clear winner to the stable!Gus Persson has always dreamed of playing in the NHL. He was drafted by the Twin Cities Tornadoes, but the brass determined he wasn't quite ready, so he's out in California with their AHL affiliate. While he's known for bedding a different woman every night and only spending *I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**The Misadventures Series has been a lot of fun with so many different and engaging books and Toni Aleo has added a clear winner to the stable!Gus Persson has always dreamed of playing in the NHL. He was drafted by the Twin Cities Tornadoes, but the brass determined he wasn't quite ready, so he's out in California with their AHL affiliate. While he's known for bedding a different woman every night and only spending one night with them, one of the Sun's Ice Girls has caught his attention and he would like nothing more than to get to know her better.For Bo St. James hockey has always been part of her life, but she has sworn off having any kind of relationship with a hockey player. She's totally focused on completing school and working. She's all about reaching her goals and not about letting a man influence any of her decisions.As Bo and Gus get to know one another, Bo wants to hate him, but the chemistry they share is difficult to deny. As they spend more time together, it becomes clear that they may actually be exactly what the other needs in their life. Can they overcome things that have happened in the past and figure out how to move forward together?I adored both of these characters. Gus was swoonworthy and he was a man that was brought up right and knew how to treat a woman even if it didn't necessarily appear that way on the surface. Bo was a strong female character and even though she was fighting many demons from her past, it was fantastic to see her grow as the book progressed. Together these two were magical and this story illustrated that when you find your person, everything you thought you knew can be turned on it's head in an instant.I'd highly recommend this latest Misadventures tale!
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  • Elizabeth Clinton
    January 1, 1970
    Hockey & Toni Aleo go hand in hand. Misadventures with a Rookie is an absolutely fantastic Read right from the very first page. We meet Gus “the bus” Persson a cocky as all hell up and coming Hockey player just waiting for his chance to play in the NHL. While he waits he plays hard not only on the ice but also off the ice. That is until he meets Bo St. James. Bo St. James is a hard working student trying to get her degree, working and moving on with her life but when she catches the eye of G Hockey & Toni Aleo go hand in hand. Misadventures with a Rookie is an absolutely fantastic Read right from the very first page. We meet Gus “the bus” Persson a cocky as all hell up and coming Hockey player just waiting for his chance to play in the NHL. While he waits he plays hard not only on the ice but also off the ice. That is until he meets Bo St. James. Bo St. James is a hard working student trying to get her degree, working and moving on with her life but when she catches the eye of Gus her life does a complete turn and she can’t help bring out all her Sass towards him. The banter between the two of them will have you laughing out loud, maybe shed a few tears and even let out a sigh or two but the chemistry you feel coming off the pages will be amazing. Sometimes you can’t help fall for secondary characters but when you meet Gus’s Mom Lauren you will understand why. She is the Mom everyone wants, the support she gives him, the love even and the banter she has with him will leave you with a smile. What I really mean is when you see the words The End you will close the book with a smile on your face.
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  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    I think this was the fastest I have ever read a book. When I say I couldn’t put it down usually that means I did put it down to eat dinner, let the dogs out, whatever. I had Misadventures with a Rookie in my hands from the time I picked it up until I finished. I even ate my lunch while reading. I need to know who Toni Aleo is. I need to read more..I am flabbergasted, enthralled, amazed. Rookie is EVERYTHING. I am so impressed I am having trouble finding words to explain it. Bo and Gus are it. Th I think this was the fastest I have ever read a book. When I say I couldn’t put it down usually that means I did put it down to eat dinner, let the dogs out, whatever. I had Misadventures with a Rookie in my hands from the time I picked it up until I finished. I even ate my lunch while reading. I need to know who Toni Aleo is. I need to read more..I am flabbergasted, enthralled, amazed. Rookie is EVERYTHING. I am so impressed I am having trouble finding words to explain it. Bo and Gus are it. They are the epitome of the perfect couple in my opinion. There is fire, lust, romance, comedy, the list goes on. I literally had chills while I was reading. The plot twist was so relatable.Nothing about this novel felt forced or awkward. It just flowed and was absolutely seamless. It made me want more. I can’t get enough.
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  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    January 1, 1970
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  • Amanda Brown
    January 1, 1970
    **Received an ARC in return for an honest review**So reading the title, to me was a little misleading. Frankly I think it should have been titled something else in the form of a hilarious name due to a certain hilarious scene in the book . PS. Unicorn Spit is allllll the rage! *wink* Anyways, Two characters, Bo and Gus. They have a weird way to start a relationship, but really don't some of the best loves happen that way? Toni's ability to combine comedy and reality is rather impressive from a r **Received an ARC in return for an honest review**So reading the title, to me was a little misleading. Frankly I think it should have been titled something else in the form of a hilarious name due to a certain hilarious scene in the book . PS. Unicorn Spit is allllll the rage! *wink* Anyways, Two characters, Bo and Gus. They have a weird way to start a relationship, but really don't some of the best loves happen that way? Toni's ability to combine comedy and reality is rather impressive from a reader standpoint because you get so engrossed in the story-line and feel like you are part of these characters. You simply cannot assume about the characters, like they did to one another in the book, because reality does not like assumptions. So don't be like me and assume the title will be an oddly weird story (Because honestly that is exactly my thought when i was told I would be reading this ARC of this story) It turned out to be a GREAT love story that starts off in the hate-love kind of way and the comedic relief were placed just right throughout the story that it came together so smoothly. but seriously, please enjoy the unicorn spit because I need to find this stuff right NOW! thank you Toni Aleo, for giving your readers yet another story to latch onto and lose themselves in the well developed characters and plot line!
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  • Katie Clark
    January 1, 1970
    **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. **Toni Aleo’s books never cease to amaze me! Misadventures of a Rookie had me hooked from start to finish! Gus “The Bus” Persson was drafted by the NHL’s Twin Cities Tornados, but first has to spend some time playing on their AHL team the Malibu Suns. This is where he meets the fiery ice girl, Bo St. James. Burned by a past relationship, Bo wants absolutely nothing to do with Gus. All she wants to do is finish school and start her career. Gus **I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. **Toni Aleo’s books never cease to amaze me! Misadventures of a Rookie had me hooked from start to finish! Gus “The Bus” Persson was drafted by the NHL’s Twin Cities Tornados, but first has to spend some time playing on their AHL team the Malibu Suns. This is where he meets the fiery ice girl, Bo St. James. Burned by a past relationship, Bo wants absolutely nothing to do with Gus. All she wants to do is finish school and start her career. Gus is sweet and understanding, but he also is driven and goes after what he wants. Bo is sassy and has a “take no crap” attitude but is also very gun shy about relationships. These two are drawn together for an incredible journey filled with some awkward, some cringe worthy, and some down right hilarious moments.This is an amazing book that I highly recommend reading. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down until your finished!
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  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    What a great book... This was a funny read. I thought the chase would last all through the book, but of course I should’ve known Ms. Aleo would tease us with these “too hot for each other “ characters. Wow, to say I’m loving the name Bocephus for the heroine was too funny. Bo, for short, was one of the Ice Girls for the AHL Malibu Suns in California. She was working part-time and interning for the team to become a physical therapist. Bo could not stand Gus “the Bus” Persson because she thought h What a great book... This was a funny read. I thought the chase would last all through the book, but of course I should’ve known Ms. Aleo would tease us with these “too hot for each other “ characters. Wow, to say I’m loving the name Bocephus for the heroine was too funny. Bo, for short, was one of the Ice Girls for the AHL Malibu Suns in California. She was working part-time and interning for the team to become a physical therapist. Bo could not stand Gus “the Bus” Persson because she thought he was a cocky rookie hockey player that chased any girl available and then dumped her after he got what he wanted . I was surprised they connected right away, but I think Bo thought this would be a “one and done”....not. They were hot for each other once Bo got tired of missing sex and figured after they hit the sheets, she would never see him again. This was a really great read to me. I laughed just about all the way through the book. There was a lot of twists and turns but in the end I think they make a great couple. I sure hope there will be more books coming with the Suns and the Tornadoes as a series. I definitely want to read more about Bo and Gus lives.
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  • Anne Milne
    January 1, 1970
    I love this book, the writing the story the characters it all came together perfectly. I’ve read a lot of sports books and going in I thought I knew what I was going to read but I was so wrong and especially about Gus. Gus is the ‘rookie’ in the story, he’s the next hotshot ice hockey player he’s successful on and off the ice then he meets Bo and everything changes. I’m calling dibs on Gus and his parents their relationship is everything, the love and support they have for each other is beautif I love this book, the writing the story the characters it all came together perfectly. I’ve read a lot of sports books and going in I thought I knew what I was going to read but I was so wrong and especially about Gus. Gus is the ‘rookie’ in the story, he’s the next hotshot ice hockey player he’s successful on and off the ice then he meets Bo and everything changes. I’m calling dibs on Gus and his parents their relationship is everything, the love and support they have for each other is beautiful to read. Then there’s Gus who is such a sweetheart, he’s focused on his goals but not arrogant. From the first time we meet Bo you know she’s different from her peers and you know she has a secret. Full disclosure I figured it out but it did not detract from the joy of reading the book. What I wasn’t expecting was to laugh so much the back and forth banter between Bo and Gus was hilarious. There is a particular scene which I shall ever refer to as the ‘Unicorn’ that had tears running down my face with laughter.I loved the connection between Gus and Bo and all of the characters fit perfectly in their place in the story. A well written beautiful story.
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC for an honest review.1.“He must be special.” I quirked my lips a little.“He’s a pain in my ass.” When she laughed quietly, I looked up and she smiled.“The best love is.” Well, we all know this is true. Bo and Gus have a relationship I would consider truly honest. I mean really… if they didn’t love each other they wouldn’t argue. Right? Or something or other. They have fireworks for sure. Love isn’t always sweet and tender. (Bleh!) Sometimes, it’s being mad as hell or a visit to I received an ARC for an honest review.1.“He must be special.” I quirked my lips a little.“He’s a pain in my ass.” When she laughed quietly, I looked up and she smiled.“The best love is.” Well, we all know this is true. Bo and Gus have a relationship I would consider truly honest. I mean really… if they didn’t love each other they wouldn’t argue. Right? Or something or other. They have fireworks for sure. Love isn’t always sweet and tender. (Bleh!) Sometimes, it’s being mad as hell or a visit to the E.R. Maybe a lot of emergency rooms. 2. If you can’t laugh during sex or at previous sex… then you need new sex. I’ve always said this and this book says it again. 3. Toni always seem to write books that generate some type of feelings. This one is no different. I felt sad, a little annoyed, aww (if aww is a feeling, that’s what I felt), and happy. MAOAR was a fairly quick read. I think it’s a typical length for Aleo books actually. I just have a tendency to soak them up. 4. I’m actually only giving this book 4.899999 stars. Simply because I wanted and epilogue. I really really wanted an epilogue. Come on Aleo, tell me the future!
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  • Luisa Turner
    January 1, 1970
    Honest review headed your way!!! I have read damn near everything Toni has put out and Misadventures of a Rookie jumped to my top 5! I love the dynamic between Gus and Bo. Their witty banter had me rolling the whole time. The standard these two had for a typical date was enough to leave me in stitches! (pun intended)Bo is a strong, determined, stubborn woman. (P.s you are going to love her full name! lol) Gus is a cocky, arrogant, hilarious sweetheart that you can't help but love even when he is Honest review headed your way!!! I have read damn near everything Toni has put out and Misadventures of a Rookie jumped to my top 5! I love the dynamic between Gus and Bo. Their witty banter had me rolling the whole time. The standard these two had for a typical date was enough to leave me in stitches! (pun intended)Bo is a strong, determined, stubborn woman. (P.s you are going to love her full name! lol) Gus is a cocky, arrogant, hilarious sweetheart that you can't help but love even when he is getting on your nerves. (which is probably why Bo couldn't resist him either) I won't get into all the details of the book, that's not my style, but if you are looking for a fun read that gives you all the feels and a lot of laughs than this is the book for you. The characters are very relatable and the story line sucks you in and won't let you go. PS I'm with the other reviewer though.... I wanted an epilogue! lol 4.999999 stars senorita Aleo!!!
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    OMG!!!!! Toni Aleo sure does know how to make a hockey player all kinds of goodness. She does not disappoint. Ashley @ White Hot ReadsI read this book in one evening because I couldn’t put this book down. This story is about a Hockey Rookie in the farm team who has eyes for the ice girl who has secrets and isn’t wanting to get involved with anyone. This book made me laugh, brought on the tears and the steamy hot sex made me fan myself. Again I love Toni Aleo and this book was everything I expect OMG!!!!! Toni Aleo sure does know how to make a hockey player all kinds of goodness. She does not disappoint. Ashley @ White Hot ReadsI read this book in one evening because I couldn’t put this book down. This story is about a Hockey Rookie in the farm team who has eyes for the ice girl who has secrets and isn’t wanting to get involved with anyone. This book made me laugh, brought on the tears and the steamy hot sex made me fan myself. Again I love Toni Aleo and this book was everything I expected it to be.
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  • Kaitlynn
    January 1, 1970
    WoW wow wow!!!! Toni Aleo is a new author to me but let me tell you I fell in love with this book! it is totally amazing!!! Gus and Bo are truly made for one another!!! This book is sexy, hot, funny, and written so well! I absolutely loved this story!!!! a must read!!!!
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  • Heather Warnick
    January 1, 1970
    I CAN NOT WAIT to pick this up at the bookstore! I haven't bought a real-life book in so long but this one is worth it 😊
  • Scandal (Scandalicious Book Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    You know I don't love the NA books, right? Well, color me surprised with this one! 4.5 stars and the over 40 crowd in this tale is what drove me up the wall, not the 20+ year olds! Go to Scandalicious Book Reviews to see my full review:http://bit.ly/2GP5sAa
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  • Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first Toni Aleo book but it won't be my hockey romance loving heart's last! It took me a while to get in to it - Bo was just so aggressively anti Gus for no apparent reason and Gus was such an unapologetic manwhore that I just couldn't. But then there was a shift and I COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN. They were both so much more than meets the eye and even though I was able to figure out the big secret (as usual but it wasn't really that surprising) it was such a unique reveal and the wa This was my first Toni Aleo book but it won't be my hockey romance loving heart's last! It took me a while to get in to it - Bo was just so aggressively anti Gus for no apparent reason and Gus was such an unapologetic manwhore that I just couldn't. But then there was a shift and I COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN. They were both so much more than meets the eye and even though I was able to figure out the big secret (as usual but it wasn't really that surprising) it was such a unique reveal and the way it all played out was great. I also really loved the family dynamics between Gus and his parents and even Bo and her family. Plus Bo's real name is a hoot enough to read the book just to experience that. And I liked the secondary characters enough that I would love to see books about Gus' roomie and Bo's bestie. As it is, I'll definitely be looking to read Toni Aleo's Assassin's series ASAP! 4 out of 5 wine glasses.
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  • Bobbie
    January 1, 1970
    First off let me say that I don't normally read sports romance. I do enjoy watching hockey but have never thought about reading sports anything. I'm so glad I read this book!!!! It was amazing! Toni Aleo weaves a fantastic story with two characters voices and point of views clearly represented that flow effortlessly throughout the book. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a very long time. I laughed out loud and just felt so many emotions reading this book! Bo resonated with my soul and I foun First off let me say that I don't normally read sports romance. I do enjoy watching hockey but have never thought about reading sports anything. I'm so glad I read this book!!!! It was amazing! Toni Aleo weaves a fantastic story with two characters voices and point of views clearly represented that flow effortlessly throughout the book. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a very long time. I laughed out loud and just felt so many emotions reading this book! Bo resonated with my soul and I found myself invested in her and her happiness. We all struggle with our past and she was relatable without being over dramatic. And Gus was just a mess, you want to hate him but you can't. Mrs.Aleo really hit it out of the park with these characters and even the side characters were very easy to connect to. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a good story wether you love hockey or not. I will definitely be rereading this book many times over. The only thing I would add is I wish there was more, but isn't it always that way when you read a great book?
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  • Stacie Redinger
    January 1, 1970
    ***I was provided with an ARC for an honest review***When I read the first few pages of this book, I wasn’t quite sure that I was going to love Gus like I love all of the Assassins men, but throughout the entire book Toni provided an in-depth look at the man beneath the surface and Gus the Bus ranks right up there under Jordie Thomas for me (no one will ever beat Jordie!). That’s what Toni does though, she takes you on this journey, the highs and lows of every relationship. Gus and Bo are such a ***I was provided with an ARC for an honest review***When I read the first few pages of this book, I wasn’t quite sure that I was going to love Gus like I love all of the Assassins men, but throughout the entire book Toni provided an in-depth look at the man beneath the surface and Gus the Bus ranks right up there under Jordie Thomas for me (no one will ever beat Jordie!). That’s what Toni does though, she takes you on this journey, the highs and lows of every relationship. Gus and Bo are such a relatable couple, and I don’t think anyone will be disappointed by this book! Gus is your typical macho hockey player that puts on a good front and doesn’t let many people see the man beneath the surface. Bo is a hardworking woman determined to finish school and move on from her past. Gus is hoping for just one night of fun, but after exchanging words with the vivacious redhead he soon realizes just once may not be enough. Does Gus have what it takes to breakdown the many walls surrounding Bo’s heart? And does Bo have it in her to trust again?The twists and turns will leave you begging for more. I devoured this book in one day because I just couldn’t put it down. Another Aleo masterpiece, and another great book in the Misadventures series!
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  • MD
    January 1, 1970
    I will be honest with you I am a fan of this author and generally love her books and really love hockey stories so I was prepared for a good story. Immediately I was drawn into amazing characters and some hockey players who were having so much fun playing hockey and talking about the ice girls in between their shifts on the ice!Gus and Bo (you have to get this book to learn more about her name! It is one of the best parts of the book, especially when Gus finds out!) are so cute together and have I will be honest with you I am a fan of this author and generally love her books and really love hockey stories so I was prepared for a good story. Immediately I was drawn into amazing characters and some hockey players who were having so much fun playing hockey and talking about the ice girls in between their shifts on the ice!Gus and Bo (you have to get this book to learn more about her name! It is one of the best parts of the book, especially when Gus finds out!) are so cute together and have some serious sparks. They have chemistry and end up in precarious situations that land them at the ER. While Gus and Bo were awesome, I absolutely loved how Gus called his mother to talk on the phone. His relationship with his parents was unique and those are some of the funniest parts of the book to me.I loved how finally Gus had found a woman who he had to work to be with. She didn’t want anything to do with him. He saw her and had to have her. It might have started with a challenge, but the challenge moved to more and before he knew it he found what was missing in his life. It was then that he fought to keep her. This book will not disappoint. It will make you wish there was more.
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  • Nancy The book junkie
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come!
  • Jeanette Mangus
    January 1, 1970
    Misadventures With A Rookie is another triumph for Toni Aleo! It’s got points of laughter, tears, romance, and it brings the heat along the way! Gus and Bo are two relatable characters who lead us through a story of the good and bad in life and relationships. It is a great read and you probably won’t be able to put it down once you start. Ms. Aleo has once again reminded me remember everyone has their own story to tell.
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  • Pam Guynn
    January 1, 1970
    *I received a free copy for an honest reviewBo St. James made mistakes in the past and is trying to live a normal life without catching the attention of rookie Gus "The Bus" Persson who is destined for the NHL. Gus and Bo have a honest relationship where she admits that another rookie is the reason for not wanting a relationship or a one night stand. As they fall for each secrets and pasts will be revealed. Can Gus and Bo survive the impending move to the NHL or are they destined to just be ship *I received a free copy for an honest reviewBo St. James made mistakes in the past and is trying to live a normal life without catching the attention of rookie Gus "The Bus" Persson who is destined for the NHL. Gus and Bo have a honest relationship where she admits that another rookie is the reason for not wanting a relationship or a one night stand. As they fall for each secrets and pasts will be revealed. Can Gus and Bo survive the impending move to the NHL or are they destined to just be ships that pass in the night.This book is part of a series written by various authors with Misadventures of as the title. This book is a stand alone which I'm hoping Toni will write as part of a new series.
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  • Three Chicks
    January 1, 1970
    Review by Trinette DungeeGus Persson has never had to work hard for anything in his life, especially for the attention from a woman; but when it comes to Bo St. James that’s exactly what he has to do. This woman hates him and he can’t imagine why, they don’t know each other at all they’ve never even spoken. The more she ignores him the more he’s determined to win her over. Bo St. James has had her fill of men like Gus Persson, rich boys who think everyone is going to fall at his feet. Problem is Review by Trinette DungeeGus Persson has never had to work hard for anything in his life, especially for the attention from a woman; but when it comes to Bo St. James that’s exactly what he has to do. This woman hates him and he can’t imagine why, they don’t know each other at all they’ve never even spoken. The more she ignores him the more he’s determined to win her over. Bo St. James has had her fill of men like Gus Persson, rich boys who think everyone is going to fall at his feet. Problem is, most of the women due. Gus has a strict “one and done” policy; he doesn’t do relationship yet women are actually trying to convince him to give them another go! This does nothing to tame his out of control ego. As much as she wants to continue to hate him Bo can’t lie to her-self that she is majorly attracted to this arrogant jerk. You ever read a book and when you are done absolutely hate that you read it? Well this is one of those books for me. I hate that I gave this book a chance because I will never get to experience the initial feelings had reading this book. I could read it over a dozen times and never feel what I felt the first time I actually disliked these two, never experience how initially felt laughing at these two, or never experience the first time I realized how much I loved these two again. For lack of a better description, I guess it’s like that first high an addict experiences. No matter how many more time they get high they will never achieve that initial feeling. I’m a Toni Aleo fan and this book was a new experience for me. Usually I’m reading her series and with each new book you kind of already know the characters because they appeared in one or more of the previous books. Not this time. I had no idea who these people where and didn’t know anything about them I was kind of going in blind. When I first started I didn’t think I was going to like it simply because I didn’t like either of the characters. Bo was just a straight up bitch. I mean this chick went in hard with her dislike for Gus and considering she didn’t even know it, I couldn’t wrap my head around it and Bo….I mean Jesus, what a freaking jerk! This dude slept with pretty much any chick and let it be known…he also let it be known that it was his thing to hit and run. Somewhere along the way there was a shift and these two became very likeable. Aside from his man-whoring, Gus was actually a really sweet guy and for a guy who didn’t do relationships, he slid into the boyfriend roll pretty easily and Bo, for as rude as she was to him, her heart softened pretty easily. I think of all of books, these two are my favorite couple.There are some secrets discovered and some self-discovery that help make this one damned good read.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    Addicted and I need more!! *spoilers*I’ve read almost every book from Toni Aleo and I have to say that this one is up there with the best. Bo and Gus are two of the best made characters that she has brought to us. They were easy to relate to and very human. That’s a big reason I love reading her books so much. It’s not about having all the money in the world and living big. They all have these beautiful, sometimes heart-wrenching, backstories that continue to pull and suck you into this world sh Addicted and I need more!! *spoilers*I’ve read almost every book from Toni Aleo and I have to say that this one is up there with the best. Bo and Gus are two of the best made characters that she has brought to us. They were easy to relate to and very human. That’s a big reason I love reading her books so much. It’s not about having all the money in the world and living big. They all have these beautiful, sometimes heart-wrenching, backstories that continue to pull and suck you into this world she has created. I love that she gives you two sides of a very complicated topic that is still argued on today. Teen pregnancy. The fact that Gus’s Mom was able to conquer single motherhood and come out on top was amazing. However, when she showed another side to it, where the teen mom doesn’t feel in control of her choices and it’s thrown in her face for a long time, is so deep and well written. Things in life are never black and white, and Toni has an amazing way of bringing that out into the light. Then on the other hand, is the child being raised by a single mother. Most believe that there are only a few choice ways for a kid in that situation to turn out, but she is able to make her own path. Which is true for most kids that are raised in such ways. I love how close Gus is to his mother, and his father. Even after everything they went through. Family is family and I love that dynamic of the story.
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Misadventures with a Rookie by Toni Aleo is book 11 in the Misadventures series. This is the story of Gus “the Bus” Persson and Bo St. James. This is easily a standalone book Gus is a rookie but did just get drafted with a NHL team called The Tornadoes but is temporarily on the Malibu Suns team...and this is where Gus meets Bo. Bo is studying to be a sports therapist and as part of a internship she is working as a Ice Girl on the Malibu Suns for about a year. Bo knows that Rookies are always thi Misadventures with a Rookie by Toni Aleo is book 11 in the Misadventures series. This is the story of Gus “the Bus” Persson and Bo St. James. This is easily a standalone book Gus is a rookie but did just get drafted with a NHL team called The Tornadoes but is temporarily on the Malibu Suns team...and this is where Gus meets Bo. Bo is studying to be a sports therapist and as part of a internship she is working as a Ice Girl on the Malibu Suns for about a year. Bo knows that Rookies are always thinking girls like her are easy and she sees that in Gus. Gus does have a reputation with the women and he has looks to back what he is offering but Bo is focused on her career. Once they stop bickering and start seeing the other person as who they really are their relationship takes off. Really enjoyed this book~
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