Blog Tour and Review: Overtime
Title: Overtime, Assassins Series #7
Author: Toni Aleo
Author: Toni Aleo
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
Every time I read and Assassins novel, I feel like that player and that story is my very favorite. Toni Aleo doesn’t write bad books. But this story, Jordie’s tale--Overtime just cannot be beat by anything that has come before!
We have seen Jordie and Kacey together in previous books. Prior to this book, Jordie had pushed Kacey away once he realized he was having strong feelings for her. I know, stupid guy move—right? Jordie has some issues. The book touches on a few trigger subjects –addiction, sexual abuse, neglect, self worth--so be forewarned. You will also need some tissues handy because the trail to recovery is not a smooth one.
It has been awhile since a read a book where the two leads were so perfect for each other. Jordie and Kacey are not just attracted to each other, they NEED each other. They balance each other out. Of course, it takes both of them a chunk of the book to figure out in their own heads what being together or apart means.
You can read this as a standalone but you will enjoy all of the Assassins novels. We get to see a lot of the rest of the team and their spouses in this book as well. You will enjoy reading their back stories. As I said, this author does not write a bad book!
*I received and ARC of this title for an honest review
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.
When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.
She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.
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