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Series: Assassins #7
Published by: Self Published
on August 10, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
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Down and out with an injury keeping him away from the game, Assassins’ defenseman Jordie Thomas lives for the blades of his skates on the ice and the feeling of oblivion off it. With no choice but to heal, he’s forced away from the sport that runs through his veins. With everything at stake and darkness setting in, he quickly finds himself spiraling even further out of control. As his life begins to come crashing down around him and his contract with the Nashville Assassins on the line, he’s given an ultimatum. Ready or not, Jordie is forced to face his past, the fears that consume him, and the one woman he let walk away.
Kacey King had her professional dreams come true, yet her heart was battered and broken. With an Olympic gold medal around her neck, she’s ready to look forward to the future but without the one man she wanted in it. She’s missing the key pieces of her heart she left months ago with the only person who was capable of destroying it, causing her to falter in all her plans to move on.
In the game of life, there are winners and losers, and neither Jordie nor Kacey want to be on the losing bench. If only Jordie could convince Kacey he’s a changed man and that he wants her right by his side as his MVP for the biggest and best parts of a life they build together. With emotions running high and the game on the line, can two proud people find happiness with each other, or will their hearts and souls be left in the cold? Will they see that sometimes having someone by your side who knows the good, bad, and broken is better than going it alone and losing everything through the back of the net? They are out of time on the game clock and fighting for the win of their lives.
But overtime was made for an Assassin like Jordie.
A beautiful, beautiful second chance romance that will leave you with a full heart, flushed cheeks, and an achy chest. Aleo brings the magic in her latest Assassins novel, giving us characters that touch the heart and invades the soul.
OVERTIME is Book 7 in Aleo’s Assassins’ series, but it can be read as a stand-alone novel. But I absolutely URGE you to check out this entire series. It’s pretty damn fantastic, especially for Hockey Romance Junkies! OVERTIME gives us the story of Jordie Thomas and Kacey King. These two have history. Oh boy, do they have history. Jordie walked away several months ago, leaving Kacey absolutely heartbroken and alone. Now Kacey is back, ready to start brand new with a fantastic job with the Assassins team. She is determined to move on from Jordie, but when she sees him again, all the hurt, pain, and devastation comes rushing back ten-fold. Jordie is still facing his demons, trying to get his life back on track, but none of that matters if he can’t show the one woman he burns for that he is a changed man. Kacey’s heart will not survive another hit, but the painful feelings that come rushing back are accompanied by feelings of lust, love, and passion. What feelings will override the other?
The daily struggles that Jordie faces are real. He has such a tough road ahead of him. He is a professional hockey player. Temptations are every where he turns. His biggest temptation happens to be Kacey King and she wants nothing to do with him. In fact, she is already moving on with someone else. But that doesn’t deter Jordie at all. He is ready to win back his woman no matter what.
AHHH! I just adored OVERTIME! Simply adored it to pieces! These characters, their struggles were so real to me and just so damn heartbreaking. I was an emotional wreck half of the time. Toni Aleo is such a damn good writer, sucking her readers in from the very first page. I experienced a variety of emotions while reading this gem of a book. It was just so raw, you can’t help but to feel for these characters and root for their happily ever after.
If you are looking for a fantastic romance that will grip you from the very beginning and take you on a heavily emotional journey, THIS is your book! You do not have to be a hockey or a sports lover to enjoy Toni’s Assassins books. There is not a heavy hockey theme here, just a great and touching love story that will touch your heart.