Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports, #1) by Nicole Edwards

Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports, #1)

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 h...

Details Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports, #1)

TitleBad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports, #1)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
GenreRomance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Hockey

Reviews Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports, #1)

  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Buddy Read with Paloma ❤This was not what I was expecting it to be. I normally love sports romance books, especially starring hockey players because of my love for the Off-Campus Series by Elle Kennedy, but this was mostly just a let down. Bad Reputation is a friends to lovers story that surrounds two best friends that are both ignoring the fact that they feel more for...
  • Lisa
    4 Stars!Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards is the first book in her Bad Boys of Sports series. If you know anything about this author you know that she tends to write about copious amounts of sexual variations (MF/MFM/MM, etc.) and you also know that her books are hot as fuck as we watch each of the characters Ms. Edwards creates succumb to passion and love. I am certainly a huge fan! I love getting wrapped up in a sexy romance with enough emotiona...
  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    3 Friends to lovers stars!Cassie met Chase in college when she became his tutor and they have been best friends since. They are opposites in everything. Cassie is pretty tamed and has a five-year plan and hopes to have a successful career while also having plans to meet Mr. Right, get married, and have kids. She isn't interested in one night stands and has only had 2 sexual partners who she was in short-lived relationships with. Chase is referred...
  • ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
    DNF at 69%Despite the fact that I love the trope contained in this book, I couldn't muster an ounce of care about the two main characters. Bad Reputation is about Chase, who just happens to be one of the hottest player in the NHL and his best friend Cassie. Chase has been attracted to Cassie but they have different priorities then so nothing happened. Another thing you should know about Chase and Cassie is that they are literally two of the most ...
  • Dali
    A fun, lighthearted story I enjoyed reading. This romantic comedy sizzles with a story about two people who’ve known each other for close to a decade, have done everything to avoid romantic messes especially one with each other. Bad Reputation is a fun read that balances sexy times and sweet moments. The banter between the protagonists is appealing, which makes the book that much easier to read.We meet Chase Barret who is presented as the bad b...
  • Michelle
    *ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Chase is so sexy I want him! I really enjoyed this book. I 've not read anything from this author before but I have to say I will definitely read more after reading this. The story was really good it had me dying to know how things were goin to work out between Cassie and Chase. Cassie is a great character I really liked her. She is a very focused woman and as worked...
  • Zoe
    Witty, sexy, and delightfully romantic!Bad Reputation is a passionate friends-to-more rom-com about the sinfully, delicious Chase, who finds it harder and harder to keep his attraction for his best friend a secret, and the focused and determined Cassie who realizes that sometimes things happen for a reason, and everything she's ever wanted may be standing right in front of her.The writing is crisp. The characters, including all the supporting ch...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    This is the story of Chase & Cassie. They've been friends for nine years now. Best friends.He's a hockey superstar in Texas and she's an app-tech-something-too-complicated-for-this-blogger-to-understand-person. They spend a lot of time together - enough for Cassie to know that her bestie is a class A manwhore! But - he always treats the ladies like queens - if only for that one night.Cassie couldn't do that one night thing. And she's too busy wit...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    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 po...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
    An enjoyable friends to lovers story. I will say I was expecting more of a bad boy in Chase but he was actually a really nice guy and I liked that about him. I love sports romance books and the ones that don't have a player H are always a nice surprise. Cassie was a likeable heroine. She was smart and beautiful, if maybe a little to prim. However, she sure loosened up when they finally got together. I'm not always sold on the friends to lovers sc...
  •  Mary~❤️~DBO
    Oh, My God!!!…This book is officially the sweetest book that I ever read. I fell in love right away…I savored every word.Two or maybe three years ago, my friend Ralu insisted that I should read… Alluring Indulgence series and Club Destiny series by Nicole Edwards. Obviously, I postponed them and read them much later…I was so very sorry that I did that and don’t read them earlier…I loved this two series!Some people say that at some ...
  • ~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~
    What to say? I'm so disappointed. First book by Nicole Edwards that I have the chance to review and.... bummer!I'm sorry to say that nothing worked for me in the book. I didn't feel the connection between MC at all - even as best friends.There was a lot of saying in the book instead of showing. It was really repetitive. Over and over again we get to know that Chase want something more but never really try and that Cassidy has only felt friendship...
  • Madeline ❤️ Romance Bibliophile ❤️
    ♥♥ 5 Friends-to-Lovers Stars ♥♥This is one of my favorite reads recently. I've been on a huge sports romance binge, and this is definitely one of my favorites. Chase and Cassie have been best friends for nine years. Cassie is a successful businesswoman and Chase is a big star hockey player (tbh, hockey romances are completely my thing right now). They met in college and have stayed close over the years.One of my favorite aspects of this ...
  • ~Mandi~
    Bad ReputationBad Boys of Sport #1Nicole Edwards4.5 Stars ✨ Another one that made it to my favorites list. A cute and sexy sports romance where What Happens in Vegas stays in Vegas isn't always the case. I love it when best friends turn into lovers. I can't wait to get my hands on more books by Nicole Edwards. She has a very easy to read writing style and you can get lost in her books right from the beginning. Thanks NetGalley for the arc in ex...
  • Jenny
    Hero(s) rating: 5 starsHeroine rating: 5 starsSexual tension rating: 4 starsSex scenes rating: 4.5 starsSex scenes frequency: 4 starsPlot rating: 5 starsDialogue rating: 4 starsStorytelling rating: 4.5 starsStory ending rating: 5 starsOther woman/men drama: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]Cheating: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]*******************************...
  • Alexandra Harris
    Well, that just happened! This book was flipping awesome sauce! I feel like I got all my favorite parts of contemporary romance books I've ever read, and then some. The "bestfriends" (a word that is very frequent in this story) love story is new for me though, and I loved it. Chase is a sexy, rough around the edges bad a$$ athlete. A terrific player, on and off the rink (hockey) but has a best friend who he can't help but love. And Cassie is a st...
  • AJ
    4 fun, sexy, friends-to-lovers starsI really enjoyed this book! It’s fun, funny and seriously sexy with a bad-boy NHL player that you can’t help but love, and a gorgeous best-friends-to-lovers romance.Chase and Cassie are best friends. He is the manwhoring bad boy of hockey – spending almost more time off the ice than on it, and she is the super-organised, successful career woman. Total opposites, but they have remained best friends since t...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live 10/5)Amazon: Reputation was totally fun! Sexy with a side of sweet and a whole lotta lickable hockey player. My catnip, yall. My catnip. Basically Chase has a thing for his best friend. But he's kept his naughty paws off her for 9 years and she's got him completely friend zoned but that's okay, really, because they're besties and do everything together. And then...Vegas hap...
  • ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡
    Bad Reputation (Bad Boys of Sports #1) by Nicole Edwards is a sweet and easy digestible “friends-to-Lovers” novel. As I previously read AND liked the “Unhinged” series by this author I was not surprised that I liked her writing style a lot. The characters are well developed and I really loved the natural feeling of the banter between Cassie and Chase. Adorable is that everybody seems to see what those two are to blind to notice. Because i...
  • Treena
    I was given an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you NetGalley.I think I was expecting more from this book --- sports romances are one of my favorite tropes --- but this story fell a little flat for me. Chase, the H, isn't as much of an a-hole as the blurb makes him out to be. He's, in fact, a pretty darn nice guy. I loved that he has 2 dads and he's so proud of it. Cassie, I didn't like as much. I wish there ...
  • Polly
    Super tame for a Nicole Edwards book but still enjoyable. Full review to come.
  • Rebecca
    In a way, the title of the book, Bad Reputation, forces readers to head into Nicole Edwards’ latest release with a few preconceived notions about the hero, and these bias ideas are not necessarily a bad thing since Chase Barrett proves that he’s so much more than a label, especially one that doesn’t truly define the man that he is or how his best friend, Cassie Desrosiers, truly feels about the guy whose bullshit she doesn’t tolerate. But...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review♫ I don't give a damn about your bad reputation ♫I have been singing that song since this book turned up on my kindle weeks ago (I know, I changed the lyrics slightly but whatever!)I am a sucker for a hockey book, but throw in a friends to lovers story and am all in.I adored Chase and Cassie's relationship - in all forms! I love the bite and snark, and oh my gosh the sexual tension between them -...
  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    This friends to lovers, sports romance by Nicole Edwards was a really good read for me. Chase and Cassie have been best friends since college and have always been there for each other. As Chase has worked his way into a "Bad Boy" of the NHL status and Cassie has worked her way up to executive status in the business world, they have always had each other to count on for fun, conversation, and sometimes to get rid of unwanted attention from the opp...
  • Carvanz
    Cassie and Chase have been best friends for ten years. Cassie has never thought to have more with Chase but he can’t say the same. Their relationship is relaxed, comforting and gives them both peace. When a trip to Vegas brings about some drunken decisions, this couple is left reeling. But it’s not what you may think. (Well, it is, but it isn’t.) There is an unexpected surprise that carried this story from predictable to intriguing. I loved...
  • Kady
    Cassie and Chase have been best friends for years. He has a secret crush on her, but doesn't want to ruin their friendship. She just thinks he's an a-hole but a good friend. She's not interested in a serious relationship because she's very career-focused. I love a good friends-to-lovers book. This one was very cute and I liked how for once it's the hot guy who's a bit insecure and hoping for more! Chase doesn't seem like an a-hole, though. He see...
  • Jan
    Best friends to lovers romance Chase: Bad boy of hockey with a reputation on the ice for his time spent in the penalty box. He's rich, gorgeous and popular but a genuine down to earth guy, he loves nothing more than his sport and spending time with his long time best friend Cassie. Cassie went through college with Chase they have been best friends for years, her family is Chase's and vice versa, she's a high profile exec, loves her job and spendi...
  • Amy
    My ReviewBad 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...