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.
Bad Reputation is a great friends to lovers romance. You can feel the chemistry between Chase and Cassie instantly and know that they’d be perfect together, if they’d just take the risk. However, both Chase and Cassie are afraid of the what if’s if they were to act on their feelings. A trip to Vegas will bring these two friends closer than ever before. Will what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas? There is only one way to find out….
Overall, I thought this book was a quick and easy read. The characters were a lot of fun and were easy to connect with. I am a total sucker for second chance romances and add in a friends to lovers plot and I’m sold! As far as Chase and Cassie go, I loved their friendship and the strong connection they shared. The two of them have some wonderful chemistry that just begs to be explored.
Bad Reputation is a fun, sexy read. It is a bit different from what you might typically expect from this author, but I promise this story does not disappoint. I think this series is off to a great start and I look forward to checking out more from this series in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*