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, Contemporary

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...
  • ~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...
  • ✰ 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • ~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...
  • 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...
  • Polly
    Super tame for a Nicole Edwards book but still enjoyable. Full review to come.
  • 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 ...
  • ♡ 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...
  • 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)]*******************************...
  • Danielle
    I liked the premise of this book but sadly it didn't live up to what I was hoping it would be. I felt like the first half of the book was a bit slow and then the last half was super rushed. I also didn't think there was much chemistry between Cassie and Chase. Also, I wasn't that big of a fan of Cassie. All in all, a quick but okay read.
  • Lisa Sylva (The Book Bistro)
    Chassie - BFF’s 4EvaHave you read a Nicole Edwards novel? If not, you have to get with the times. I have been reading Nicole Edwards for at least 4 years now and the chemistry that lives in all her books are undeniable. I can’t help but love the euphoric feeling of reading such a great book. Once your done reading it, you feel so fulfilled - you’re sad that it ended but your just elated that you had the chance to get your little paws on suc...
  • ♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛
    5 'Vegas' starsOH LORD ABOVE! THIS. BOOK. I fucking love best friends turned lovers stories. Only sometimes they don't reach up to my expectations, sometimes they're too much or just too plain. Bad Reputation was fucking PERFECT! I COULD. NOT. PUT. IT. DOWN. That's how good it was. Chase Barrett. This man. Oh. I swear this man had me falling in love from the first page.Chase is the bad boy of hockey and is known as Sin by his opponents and his fa...
  • Amy
    Solid start to this series! Full review to come!
  • Liz
    A great friends to lovers stories. The bad boy of hockey and the good girl with a five-year plan. Best friends for years, what happens when they share an explosive kiss that changes everyting?
  • 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...
  • Christina
    3 Stars - 3 Flames Have you read the blurb? You know knew what's gonna happen, right? I mean...professional hockey player, female best's but rocket science. We know what's gonna gotten, right? Yep. You probably do. But I'll be the first to admit that I was pretty entertained by the story. I mean, you didn't like a HEA?Chase is sinful. Ok. Ok. His nickname is Sin. Mainly because he spends so much time in the penalty box, but his looks...
  • Nay Denise
    I wholeheartedly enjoyed this book!!! This is a best friends turned lovers kind of story that is perfect through and through. The romance was pure beauty and the characters were delightful. Chase is a famous NHL player that people paint as a "bad boy" because of his player status. He's also a guy with a bad temper. Everything about him screamed sin, which also happened to be his nickname. Chase may have been portrayed to his fan as a bad boy, but...
  • Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events
    BAD REPUTATION BY NICOLE EDWARDSSolid 4.25So I'm a pretty tough reviewer, please know this is a fantastic rating for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Friends to lovers and even though you know what's coming you just can't wait to get there. Cassie and Chase are well developed and are now one of my favorite couples. Their story is one of swoon and heat!Bad Reputation isn't complex, plot heavy, nor is it life changing. What it is- it's a light ,...
  • 2kasmom
    Cassie and Chase have been best friends since college. There has never been anything romantic between them. Not until a crazy night in Vegas. Then it all changes.Chase has always been interested in Cassie. As a best friend, and as a woman. She thinks he is with all these other women, but he is not. No one can hold a candle to Cassie. If they can overcome an assumption that is incorrect, maybe there is a chance at a bright future.This was such a l...
  • Nellie Rivera
    Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This was a best friend to lovers book. Chase and Cassie were completely opposites but they had been each others best friend for years. Chase was a famous hockey player, and I always love story of hockey players, thru out the book, both Chase and Cassie, insisted that they were just friends, nothing else, however when we read Chase's thoughts, he admitted that he liked Cassie for more than just fri...
  • Alison
    OMG, this is just a mash-up of all my favourite contemporary romance tropes. Chase Barrett is known as the Bad Boy of Hockey, on and off the ice. His best friend is Cassie, Desrosiers she is a VP for a well-known tech company and the yin to Chase’s yang.They have been best friends since college and also secretly in love with each other, but neither wants to ruin a great friendship by trying to make it anything more. So they are in and out of ea...
  • Denise - Shh Mom's Reading ™