Bad Reputation - Nicole Edwards

Bad Reputation

By Nicole Edwards

  • Release Date: 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings


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.

Praise for Bad Reputation

“[Nicole] Edwards opens the Bad Boys of Sports contemporary romance series with a steamy, fun novel. . . . Readers will appreciate that Chase and Cassie are more than just two hot bodies going horizontal at the first opportunity. They are surrounded by friends and family who add nuance and depth (and some family drama) to their passionate romance.”Publishers Weekly

“The friends-to-lovers trope is a tricky one, and Edwards manages it well in her first Bad Boys of Sports novel.”RT Book Reviews

“Sinfully fun and exciting! The chemistry was off the charts. Nicole Edwards sure does know how to write the bad boys of sports!”New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover

“An incredibly sexy story with some fun and exciting twists. . . . Bad Reputation was a fun escape from my day.”—Red Cheeks Reads

“It’s the gentle looks and touches, the subtleties that make Bad Reputation so magnetic.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“I adore the last few chapters of this book! If you enjoy friends-to-lovers stories, make sure to read Bad Reputation.”—Shh Moms Reading

This sexy standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


  • Sizzling Chemistry!

    By Astroyic
    This is the first story by Nicole Edwards that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. This was a fast paced friends to lovers Romance. This story was so freaking entertaining. I loved the flirty fun vibe this story had going on. Everything about it was great from their trusting and close friendship to one another as well as Chase’s secret feelings for Cassie. I had so much fun reading it. I was smiling and laughing and l really enjoyed getting to know both Cassie and Chase and watch their relationship grow into more. If you want to read something entertaining, sweet and sexy, with a nice amount of heat and some mild drama this is it. I voluntarily requested and reviewed an ARC of this book.
  • Sinfully Delicious!!

    By KindleKat64
    I am a huge Nicole Edwards fan and this is a fantastic first book in her newest series!! I just adore Chase and Cassie!! This book had two things I love: the best friends to lovers trope and hockey, doesn't get much better than that for me. This storyline is amazing and I just love the way everything plays out for Chase and Cassie. He is the sexy bad boy of hockey and she has been his best friend since she tutored him in college 9 years earlier. That is where any similarities to other stories ends. Ms. Edwards takes us on a journey I know I won't soon forget. I laughed, I swooned, I teared up some, and I probably even blushed a bit. There are some incredibly sexy steamy scenes between these two. What would you expect after 9 years of bottled up love and passion is finally unleashed. Absolutely LOVE the epilogue! 5 sweet and steamy stars! Pick this one up, you will be happy you did.
  • Fantastic

    By bh313@hotmail
    This book is a fantastic start to what should be a fun, sexy new series. It's a great friends to lovers story with the bad boy of hockey Chase "Sin" Barrett and his bestie Cassie Desrosiers. While there's always been a string of attraction between them, neither has ever wanted to risk their friendship for what would surely crash and burn in no time. Chase does have that love em and leave em rep! Things change quickly when they spend a week in Vegas. What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas!! Great read and one I highly recommend.
  • 4 Sin Stars!

    By ~Mindy Lou~
    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 scenario but the author did a good job with the reasons they were friends for so long. It made sense and worked for this book. No cheating or abuse and very mild other woman/men drama. ARC provided by NetGalley.