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Series: Assassins, Nashville Assasins
Published by Independently Published, Toni Aleo Source: the Author
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.
Oh Toni Aleo, you’ve done it again!
We’ve watched Jordie and Kacey for awhile, through Karson’s book and then Jordie got his own novella where we watched him really spiral out of control. I think I was more excited for Overtime than I’ve been for a book since Tate’s book (Empty Net) so long ago!! And luckily? This book lived up to everything I could have hoped for it to!
I have to say that I think Kacey is my favorite of Toni’s Heroines! She is strong willed, speaks her mind and goes after what she wants. And Jordie? He’s real in a way that’s so hard to replicate. He’s broken, he’s running from his past, and he “doesn’t have a problem” until he is forced to realized it. Watching his transformation broke my heart and built it back up again at the same time.
There were so many feels in these pages that it’s hard to write a real review of this one. The journey these two go on, it’s amazing. (And of course, our beloved Assassins family is there to help along the way!)
Fans of the Assassins story will be happy with this new addition to the family! (And those who haven’t fallen in love with these guys? This is an ok place to start if you’re not going to jump in at the beginning – but I would totally jump in at the beginning- Taking Shots – and fall in love with Shea Adler before you start with book #7!)