Monday, March 28, 2016

Release Blitz & ARC Review- Rushing the Goal (Assassins #8) by Toni Aleo


Title:  Rushing the Goal (Assassins #8)
Author: Toni Aleo
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 28th 2016 by Toni Aleo Books
Plot: Introduced in Toni Aleo’s Bellevue Bullies Series, it’s the Sinclair brothers’ big sister’s turn to find love in the next installment of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling series, the Assassins.

Lucy Sinclair was no stranger to pain.

She grew up with three younger brothers, met a bad boy, got pregnant by him, married him, and then suffered through a nasty divorce from him. Pain. That was pain. To top it off, she even had to go through the heartbreaking divorce of her parents. Through it all, she survived. All she cared about was making sure her daughter was happy and taken care of. Despite an ex-husband hell-bent on ruining her life, she fought to overcome. She’s gotten to the point that she’s okay with being just okay. She never cared about herself because she never had the time. It was Angie and only Angie she focused on, but that all changed when Benji Paxton offered to help her daughter on the ice.

Benji knew the moment he saw Lucy, he’d never be the same. Especially when she came with the bundle of crazy that was her daughter. His heart wasn’t ready for them. After years spent sobering up and finding who he was without the alcohol, he never forgot he was being punished for not appreciating the love he had when he was younger. Because of his past, he had gotten used to being alone, a recluse, but even he had to admit it was getting old. He was lonely. Hockey wasn’t enough anymore. He wanted a family; he wanted his true love.

And Lucy and Angie were just that.

They were just two lost souls.

Floating through life with no purpose.

But finding each other gave them direction, a chance at a future.

And had them both Rushing the Goal to be together.

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via Toni's representative in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

Benji was one of those genuine, all around good guys that you want as your boyfriend.  He's kind, handsome, athletic, and possesses a heart of pure gold.

His openness and acceptance of Lucy and her daughter, Angie, was truly heartfelt and amazing. It's not an every day reaction any normal guy would have to automatically want to pursue
a single mother who happens to be the sister of one of his teammates.  Not to mention, who is stubborn as a mule and has built a wall as high as Fort Knox built around her.

He is definitely one of those one of a kind, rare guys.

Lucy, on the other hand, is a finicky but understandable character.  She has been spurned in the past by a man she thought was going to be her forever which ended in turbulence and in shabbles.

Now, apprehensive about men and engaging in any type of relationship with one, Lucy soon finds herself on the fence about Assassin's player, Benji Paxton, who infuriates her as he does make her heart stir.

But, despite what her heart wants, she has her daughter to think of first, along with an ex husband who is hellbent on making her life a miserable one.

And now with Benji in the picture, he shakes everything Lucy could have ever expected upon in her life.

He represents hope.  Something Lucy has yet to come across in a while.

But, when Benji's own tragic past reveals itself, will it be too much for the both of them to handle?

I really enjoyed this story.  Lucy, whom we already had met in the Bellevue Bullies Series, as Jace and Jude's sister, was kind of a mystery to me aside from the fact that we knew that she was a mother and kind of a prude.

Delving into her though, I learned much more about her that gave her much more of a layered appeal and what was on the inside of the angry, conflicted facade she carried.

As for Benji.  The man was like a walking, bleeding heart that draws you in and want to know more. He's a man barely holding it together and looking for love and his place in the world.

Enter the answers to his prayers, when he meets Lucy and Angie, whom seem to bring him back to life and want to be an even better version of his self and give him a true purpose admist all the darkness.

Loved this!!

My Rating:

 The Assassins Series

 About the Author 

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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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This book is for any single mom who wants to give up.
Just keep being a great mom. And take care of yourself.
Your prince is coming.

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