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Misadventures of a Rookie

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  2,114 ratings  ·  504 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Waterhouse Press
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Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars


This 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 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
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports, 2018
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
DJ Sakata
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
I did not like first couple of chapters, but then I loved the rest of the book. I couldn't put down the book. This book was sent to me for free, but this review was 100% my opinion. (*) ...more
Tpagirl Loves Romance
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
Elizabeth Jensen
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giggle-fest
4.5 Stars!!!!

For some reason I thought this was part of the Assassins Series but it is not! I think this is my favorite Toni Aleo book so far. For one it was a more reasonable length because the Assassins Series each book is so incredibly LONG!!

This book was hilarious, sweet and oh so sexy!!!! These two characters were perfect and Gus’s parents were so damn funny!!

I feel like this is a real hit with some or a complete miss with others. For me it was a real hit and I did it as an audio book and
Ambriehl Khalil
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️ [4/5 Stars] ⭐️
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*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
Elizabeth Clinton
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 h
Jenny Jo Weir
This book was a lot steamier than I typically prefer, but man did I love his character and I seriously had a great time with this one. I laughed out loud and found myself in fits of giggles during certain parts. I also loved that it didn't go exactly the way I thought i t would go and that the author added all that awkwardness to certain scenes ;) Plus, I have this thing for books about hockey players...who knows why. Still, this one was an overall hit. ...more
Tiffany {Beyond the Stars: Book Blog}
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
DNF - just couldn’t connect with the H/h. I tried but the heroine was so hostile...
Oh hello hockey romance..

Misadventures of a Rookie was a cute book. Unfortunately, not a lot happened for most of this book. Yeah, Gus and Bo bicker a lot and sometimes that works for me.. but it didn't this time around. I wanted more - especially since this is book #10 in this series. If it was #1 then I might've been more lenient.

Then it got a smidge better towards the end. It was obvious that these two had chemistry but it also kind of felt a little too late for me? I just feel like this had
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**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.

Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Amanda Brown
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**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
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review.
“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
Anne Milne
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Luisa Turner
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!!! Toni Aleo sure does know how to make a hockey player all kinds of goodness. She does not disappoint. Ashley @ White Hot Reads

I 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
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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!!!!
Donna Was A Scandal
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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:
Heather Warnick
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
FINALLY! A misadventures book with a plot! The story in this was wonderful and so funny I think I peed a little lol. Definitely worth the read
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
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 ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Stacie R.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
***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
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Nancy The book junkie
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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