Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Review: Overtime by Toni Aleo

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.

4 Stars

Review by Lisa Kane 

Jordie Thomas is no stranger to the Assassin Series. We've met him previously in several stories. His life is spiraling out of control, he drowns all his pain and sorrow in a bottle of Jack and he longs for the same woman that he constantly pushes away. Now he the very game that he lives to play may be taken away too. He was injured but instead of concentrating on getting better, he's partied hard and resisted any attempts of help. Now he has no choice but to get help-those orders are from Ellie Adler and she doesn't mess around. 

Kacey King is trying to move on from Jordie. She thought they were more than screw buddies, but after he cut off ties 6 months ago-without any explanation- she has to face some hard facts. Now that she's obtained her dreams of Olympic gold, she has to worry about herself and what she is going to do with her life. When Ellie offers her a job as one of the trainers for the Assassins, she is thrilled and apprehensive at the same time. Can she see Jordie all the time and not have her heart ripped open every day? 

Jordie has a hard road ahead of him and he might be looking at the wrong person to help him in the short term. But he is determined to be the man he knows Kelsey deserves. But is Kacey moving on with someone else? When Jordie finds out that Kacey is trying to get over him, will that send him running to find the nearest bottle or will he dig in his skates and go the distance? 

Good story, some angst. I loved reading about Lacey and Karson, and what big changes life has thrown their way. (the new set of joy and pain that they experienced was a great side story) This is one of those series that can go on for a good long time-there are colorful players each waiting to have their stories told and I can never get enough! 

"I was at the lowest of lows. Broken in black and white, wanting to scream in color, but I couldn't find my voice."

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