Overtime - Toni Aleo

Overtime

By Toni Aleo

  • Release Date: 2015-08-10
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 5
5
From 57 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • amazing

    5
    By marlovesreading
    I loved this book, the story was heartwarming and a true love story
  • Second Chances

    4
    By myownbookshelves
    "Jordie Thomas knew he was screwed. There were two things that he didn't want, ever, in his life. Herpes, and to be called into Elli Adler's office." If you read Wanting to Forget novella, you'll know he's in really big trouble. If not, you'll soon find out in the opening chapter. Jordie's demons are big and he doesn't recognize the damage he is inflicting on his professional and personal relationship. The only regret he acknowledges to himself about his actions is that he has pushed away the one person who loved him no matter what, Kacey. If you are familiar with the Assassin Series, you've had the opportunity to meet Jordie and Kacey in Laces and Lace. Never fear, if you are picking this novel as a standalone, Ms. Aleo gives you enough background to read without starting with book 1 or the novella. The Hero, Jordie, has emotional issues that he deals with by using Jack Daniels as a method of self medication. Ms. Aleo writes a very thoughtful, realistic journey in recovery. She has the character go through the path of forced rehab, realization he needs to want it, to finally acknowledging he deserves better for himself. I struggled with connecting completely to the Heroine, Kacey. I felt like there was a bit of "pot calling the kettle black" in actions. Maybe not as severe as Jordie's, but I felt like she never really owned 100% up to her actions (keeping secrets, using others to forget.) This novel bypasses Blue Lines as my favorite in the Assassin Series. I felt like I got a deep connection with Jordie; just a clear understanding of his daily struggles. The supporting character added to the story of real life struggles. If you like stories that overcome personal adversity with very sexy scenes, this read is for you.
  • Another goal for Toni!

    5
    By Jmclaug3
    I am never disappointed in anything I read of Toni's! I was so l looking forward to Jordie's story that I pre-ordered it the moment I could! Amazing! Honestly there really aren't enough adjectives I could use right now to describe this book and all the feels you get from reading it.