Jordie has not had the perfect life. Far from it. He turned to alcohol to numb the pain of traumas. The only thing that had kept him from going completely crazy has been hockey. Since his injury, his drinking got bad, but when he left the one person who has ever truly loved him, he has gotten seriously worse. So bad that that the Assassins give him an ultimatum, rehab or he is cut from the team. Having no choice, he goes to rehab. It isn’t until he realizes he can’t live without Kacey and the birth of his Goddaughter that he truly puts his heart into getting better.
Kacey had her heart broken in more pieces than anyone knows. She puts up a good front, but inside she is not whole person everyone thinks she is. When Jordie comes back into her life, she is not sure if she should give into her feelings, or protect her heart.
This ia a very touching story. It is everything I expect from a Toni Aleo novel. I laughed, I cried, and had my heart touched.
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.
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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.