Laces and Lace

Title:  Laces and Lace, Assassins Series #6
Author: Toni Aleo
Published: 11-7-14, Indie
Genre: Hockey Romance

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Tangled in the Laces 

In Tangled in the Laces, Karson King is on the fast track to the NHL. Lacey Martin is coming back from a hard fight against cancer and is terrified of him but the attraction is too much to ignore. Soon their love is so intense, neither of them see the rest of their lives without the other. Will Karson prove that he will protect her heart at all costs, or will he leave Lacey to pick up the pieces of her life once again? 

Laces and Lace 

Nine years ago, things were perfect. Lacey and Karson had found their happily ever after in each other…or so they thought. How do two people who were meant to be move on from that once-in-a-lifetime love? 

Lacey has a strength inside her that comes alive with the things she’s most passionate about. She’s a fighter, a survivor, and has everything she’s ever wanted but the one thing that matters most—love. 

Karson is doing the one thing he loves most—playing hockey for the Assassins, yet he knows regret. He knows his life has been missing the one thing he walked away from so many years ago—Lacey. 

Nine years later, and neither has been able to succeed in moving on from what was, what could have been, and who each of their hearts still beats for. When a chance encounter during a fateful night has their paths crossing again, will the tether still attaching their souls allow them to face the past, present, and a possible future? 

Can two people with fate on their side find a way back to each other? Overcome all the obstacles in their way to finally live life together to the fullest? 

Or will they let those around them and the circumstances they face, along with questions and doubt, ruin a second chance at the life they both deserve? 


Toni Aleo brings us another chapter in her Assassins Hockey series.  Karson King is new to the team but we originally met him in college in "Tangled in the Laces", a novella.  As he left for the NHL draft, he left behind Lacey Martin and his heart.  The book jumps ahead ten years and these two happen upon each other again.  It is very clear from the first cab ride, that their feelings for each other have not changed.  Theirs is a match made in heaven if only their own insecurities, trust issues and family would work in their favor as well.  The chemistry between these two is spot on but there needs to be more in order to  make a relationship work.  Love the King family and their relationships with each other.  This book contains probably the MOST evil villain I have read in a book in a long time (well maybe Voldemort was worse!) Lacey's father, Nate Martin.  Not one bit of nice in that man! Can not even argue that his actions came from his heart, because they were meant to cause pain and suffering for his own selfish reasons.  The final message is strong: stay true to your heart and your life will be complete. 

Overall a great read.  Good to see the rest of the Assassin's guys and their families again.  Looking forward to the next book in the series.          

About the Author

I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it's cause of my intense love for hockey!
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena's glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn't pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son's hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.
I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?
I am currently working on Empty Net, and I hope to have it out by November!
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