Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Overtime by Toni Aleo blog tour and giveaway!

Overtime by 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.

But overtime was made for an Assassin like Jordie.


Overtime (Assassins, #7)Overtime by Toni Aleo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4-4.5 stars!!!

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Jordie’s book is one I’ve been waiting for. Assassin’s hockey player, bearded and tattooed, vulgar, life of the party and Karson King’s best friend. Those are the things we knew about Jordie. In Overtime, you learn so much more. Toni shows a side of him I didn’t know existed. Even though Jordie has a lot growth in this book, he doesn’t lose who he is.

 photo 97b5830a-29ed-4791-9838-9a4c615b4baa_zpshxlypyqh.jpgAfter an injury thats keeping him from the rink, Jordie spirals out of control. There’s no other way to put it. He’s a mess. He’s terrified of not being able to play again. And he’s not coping well. Hockey is his life.  What would happen if he couldn’t play? What would he do? Who would he be?


Kacey King is also a hockey player. She has reached her goal of winning the gold in the Olympics. She’s made it. She should feel like she has it all, right? Career wise, maybe she does. But there is a big hole in her heart left by none other than Jordie Thomas. Jordie is her brothers best friend and a guy she completely fell in love with. They did not end on a good note. Jordie hurt her and she’s struggling to move past him. How do you move on from someone you love?

 photo 6c09af42-516c-4a31-b0e3-a5424e057007_zpslikvq8qp.jpgKacey is one of those heroines I love. A woman who speaks her mind, has goals and ambition, loves her friends and family and takes no crap. She’s great. In fact, the entire King family is great. I love them all, especially their dad. Kacey is a lot like him.


After going through strenuous therapy on his knee and getting his head together, Jordie is finally back to normal. In fact, he may be better than he’s ever been. For the first time in a long time, his life is on track. He has goals and he’s trying to step up and be a better man.

It was time to be the man he wanted to be. It was time to live the life he wanted. And maybe, just maybe, he could get the love he wanted too.

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Now that he’s got himself together, he wants his girl. He knows he’s made too many mistakes to count. He knows he doesn’t and will never deserve the love of Kacey King, but he’s gotta try. He loves her and he makes it his mission to win her back.

Kacey and Jordie do not have a easy relationship. Once trust (and hearts) have been broken, it can be hard to move forward. But Jordie is nothing but persistent. And as stubborn as Kacey is, she has always loved Jordie Thomas and she’s beginning to think she always will…


What a beautiful and healing story. Jordie’s story was nothing like I expected it to be. I thought it would be all laughs and fun, but the subject matter was actually more serious than most of the Assassin’s books. I loved the risk Toni took in this story. And I did enjoy the direction it took. It had so much heart, emotion, but it still had the humor and steam I love from this series.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am not a hockey fan. I am not a sports fan. But there is something about the way Toni Aleo writes her hockey books that makes me want to be. She is by far my favorite sports romance author. This series is something special. These characters are more than friends and colleagues. They are family. Jordie and Kacey’s story was a fantastic addition to the Assassin’s series and I can’t wait to read more.

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About the Author

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking ShotsTrying to ScoreEmpty 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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