Listen free for 30 days

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £22.89

Buy Now for £22.89

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Rookie forward Isaac Rivera is still finding his footing in the big leagues where he’s no longer the best player on the roster. It’s a whole new world, especially now that several of his hockey idols have become teammates. Friends, even.

There’s one who’s more than a hockey idol, though…and he might end up being more than a friend.

Julien Landry is a powerhouse on the ice. In eight years, he’s become one of the league’s top defensemen and the heartthrob everyone wants to bed. But fallout from a painful mistake as a rookie, followed by years of rough-and-tumble hookups, have him itching for something more.

When a connection sparks between him and Isaac, he discovers what he’s been missing: someone he can trust with his body and his heart. As long as Isaac and Julien keep the heat between them off the ice, what could go wrong?

But Julien’s past is never far behind him, and when it comes crashing in, he might lose everything—his career, his friends, and the first person he’s ever really loved.

CW: discussions of past abuse and sexual assault

©2022 Anna Zabo & L.A. Witt (P)2022 Anna Zabo & L.A. Witt

What listeners say about Rookie Mistake

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable book

I enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to more coming out in this series.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Texan2
  • Texan2
  • 13-08-22

Wow!

This was intense. The writing and performance was too notch! One of the best this year!!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-07-22

really dull

This long book has basically no plot. I kept waiting, but it never got started.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nova
  • Nova
  • 18-07-22

Great story

So well written. its a very interesting topic Hockey and a predator. Zabo and Witt sure know how to write. great first bok in a series. can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Michael Ferraiuolo did the most outstanding job narrating this and brining all of these characters to life. Michael is definitely, on of the best. Get this book it's a Great story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cyle Johnson
  • Cyle Johnson
  • 16-07-22

Excellent

What a ride. From highs to low lows. I was in tears a few times through this audio book. One of my favourite books now. Highly recommend this book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Harri
  • Harri
  • 14-07-22

What a ride!

I can’t sing this story’s praises enough. Beware the trigger warnings at the beginning but what a great ride. I listened to the audiobook and Michael Ferraiuolo did a truly wondrous job depicting Julien and Isaac. Isaac (22) is new to Pittsburgh and has been crushing on Julien (27) since he was a teenager and is completely tongue tied to find himself on the same team as him. They quickly find themselves falling deeply for each other but Julien’s past he’s determined to bury keeps popping its head up threatening their happy life together. Thankfully with the support of wonderful friends, teammates and family they find themselves working to get to them to the other side. 5 star read for sure!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-09-22

Just no.

The story was okay. it was a little slow and frustratingly frustrating. Michael Ferraiuollo is usually enjoyable. But, I couldn't tell if Julien was Scottish or Irish or Italian or... but French? Non!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cranky Reader
  • Cranky Reader
  • 25-09-22

What if people dod the right thing

Two hockey players click and good things result. Julien & Isaac are nice guys I enjoyed spending time with.

Isaac is a bit more emotionally on point than I’d expect from a 22yo who doesn’t socialize much, but he has good friends and works the google-fu to educate himself & I want to believe, so it works. Meets his crush & isn’t creepy about it. Truly good, giving, & game, develops some talents he might otherwise have left unexplored for Julien & finds his own level with that.

Julien has some pretty intense baggage. I loved how the book presents a script for what real advocacy & support for victims of abuse should look like. This is a world where we can gave nice things, even after a rocky start.

I was a little tired listening to this so I missed some details, but in general, I enjoyed the book even though the ex made me tense. The ex is abusive in that way that’s hard for victims to fight because they operate in good faith & he doesn’t. Satisfying payout on this one, but there’s some grief to work thru on the way.

Steam: medium. There’s some on page together time but the details aren’t fully fleshed out. There’s some D/s dynamics that aren’t what I’d consider very intense, though I thought it worked. Give me someone willing to study up any day.

Narration: Easy to listen to. The various accents were fun. Sometimes the voices for the main characters “regressed to mean” and with the accent going I couldn’t remember who was who for short snippets. But I was tired so it could have been me. FWIW, the Minnesota accent was spot on.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sue 🎧
  • Sue 🎧
  • 05-09-22

enjoyed it

📖 Story comment: likeable characters - interesting story.
Despite the pace being good, the first few hours were slow as the relationship built, I understand why so much time was committed to building the strong foundation of the relationship between Isaac and Julien but it just felt like it went on forever ... only that I know what to expect from these authors, I probably would have given up and come back to it at a later date, but I'm glad I persevered... the third act (probably the last 5 hours) were excellent and worth the wait.

Once it got going, I thought the Predator / Rookie story line was well written and well handled. Julien's mental struggles and reactions were heart wrenching and Isaac's commitment to "being there" for him were a balm to my ragged emotions.

🎧 Narrator comment: Michael Ferraiuolo is a master story teller. He suits the characters, has wonderful pacing, good cadence, inflections and intonations, an excellent variety of accents and pulls all the emotion this story has to offer.

-------
📌 Where does it fall on my personal scale? 7
• 1 not my thing • 2 didn't like the narration • 3 didn't keep my attention • 4 was good, but once was enough • 5 enjoyed it • 6 will listen again if i'm in the mood for the narrator [4⭐] • 7 goes on the "re-listen" list [4⭐] • 8 kept me up past bed-time [4.5⭐] • 9 recommended to family/friends [4.75⭐] • 10 own it in all formats [5⭐] • 11 keep a copy with me at all times [5⭐]

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joyce clements
  • Joyce clements
  • 07-08-22

Great Story but 16 hrs too long

Story line was grate but the length should have been edited to 12 hours. Narrator was fine but not my favorite; he can be a bit monotone.