Series: Assassins Series #7
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.
But overtime was made for an Assassin like Jordie.
I don’t even know where to start with this book. I definitely have a major book hangover with this story. It was a deep emotional read full of pain and fear, heartache and love, sorrow and happiness and finally healing.
After reading Wanting to Forget we already knew that Jordie Thomas was messed up but nothing could prepare me for just how messed up he was. He had so many scars that needed healing. It broke my heart to read everything he went through growing up that I have no idea how Toni wrote the words. Because she made you feel EVERYTHING that Jordie had felt. All that man wanted was to be loved. Oh and did I say his mother was a royal crazy bitch that I wanted to punch? Yeah no wonder Jordie had his issues.
Kacey never stopped loving Jordie even after he left with nothing more than a goodbye. Making her feel like she was nothing but a quick meaningless fuck. She tried to move on but knew that no other man could take Jordie’s place in her heart. Even if he hurt her beyond repair and left her alone to deal with her own healing.
Even as Jordie was still healing himself he was still swoon worthy. There was nothing he was going to stop at to get a second chance with Kacey.
“So while I may not fully know how to love someone, I don’t want to try with anyone but you.”
Jordie was given a second chance with Kacey but they still had bumps along the way. Kacey definitely didn’t make it easy on him. At times I wanted to smack her and at times I just wanted to hug her. Together they grew as a couple and learned to help each other heal and love and find their happily ever after.
“I’ve learned from my mistakes, I have. And, baby, you’re it.”
With each book in the Assassins series I always say Toni’s writing was better than the last one. And it’s definitely true. Each book just gets better then the last. I hope she has more in this series but whatever she writes I know I won’t hesitate to pick it up and read it.
About the Author
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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