Rushing the Goal
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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.
Benji and Lucy 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 favorite of the series so far!!!
This book is a "more than" five star read for me. Some books leave you sad, angry, happy, content or even confused but this book left my heart feeling so full of joy! I'm pretty sure it was the sexy, emotion-filled Benji Paxton, hockey player and the amazing little girl by the name of Angela Lynn Hart. This author has done an amazing job at making Angela's character a shining bright light and bringing us a strong sense of family. She's a beautiful little girl with ADHD, smart as a whip and for me, she was the star of this story. Her mother, Lucy Sinclair, is a very difficult woman because of past hurts. Benji, who has the patience of a saint, took one look at Lucy and decided that he wanted to try to break down those walls of hers. And Rick? I don't think there are enough words in the dictionary to describe what a vile human being he is. My emotions were up, down and all over the place while reading this story and I loved it! The bedroom chemistry between the sexy hockey players and the women they love is envious. We even got to see Shea Adler again and he's as sexy as ever! While the entire Assassins series is great, this book has to be my favorite so far. I highly recommend this fantastic sports romance. You won't be disappointed.
I'm excited to see which player will get his story told next.
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I think Hockey romance books are becoming my favorite! Lucy Sinclair is a no nonsense woman who has been burned one too many times and is done with men. That is until Benji walks into her life. Benji steps in to help Lucy's daughter get ready for her first hockey practice when Angie's uncle can't make it. Benji is immediately attracted to Lucy despite the back off vibes she is shooting his way. After helping Angie with her first practice, he's hooked on the two of them. Neither Lucy nor Benji have had a very good beginning and after years of loneliness and bitterness, they both recognize the other is different. Benji is ready, but Lucy isn't, so he has to "fight her for her" (A quote from the book I love). Benji was one of my favorite characters. He was goofy, shy, awkward and incredibly sweet. He was a nice balance to Lucy's harshness, which he softens by the end of the book. Throw in a douchebag of an ex, Lucy's, and you got your bit of drama that has Benji stepping up to be the man Lucy didn't know existed. Great read!
ARC proved by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
First, I am truly honored (and went extremely fan girl) to receive this as an advanced reader copy!
Lucy and Benji are by far my new favorite characters. Lucy has a beautiful little girl named Angie and a jerk of an ex-husband. (Seriously, wanted to smack him!) Benji is a recovering alcoholic trying to overcome a family tragedy.
I don't want to give any part of the storyline away, because it's that good! It the best book in the series!