Friday, April 24, 2015

Laces and Lace by Toni Aleo Review

So Laces and Lace by Toni Aleo, this book, it gets you in the feels. But before I get into that one I think we need to go back to their beginning. At about this time last year, Ms Toni and a few other authors published this great anthology called Seduced by the Game. It was comprised of 8 novellas and the proceeds went to Hockey Fights Cancer (yes they are all super cool for doing that). In this anthology there was Tangled in the Laces by Toni Aleo and here we meet Karson King and Lacey Martin. 

Tangled in the Laces Blurb: 
In Tangled in the Laces, Karson King is on the fast track to the NHL. Lacey Martin is coming back from a hard fight against cancer and is terrified of him but the attraction is too much to ignore. Soon their love is so intense, neither of them see the rest of their lives without the other. Will Karson prove that he will protect her heart at all costs, or will he leave Laceyto pick up the pieces of her life once again?

My Thoughts:
This novella was great. Lacey wants her life back after her battle with cancer, but has mental and physical scars from the fight. Karson is her brother's friend and relentless pursues her until she can't do anything but give into the attraction and chemistry she feels every time she is around him. Karson soothes the parts of her mind that thinks no man will ever find her attractive again after her battle with cancer. He is oh so loving, sweet and tender with her. Their relationship seems like there is no where for it to go but up. But then her father and brother have something different to say about that. It was a great novella that got me amped up to read Laces and Lace, I could hardly wait for it to come out after getting a preview of their story. So that leads us up to Laces and Lace. 

Nine years ago, things were perfect. Lacey and Karson had found their happily ever after in each other…or so they thought. How do two people who were meant to be move on from that once-in-a-lifetime love? 

Lacey has a strength inside her that comes alive with the things she’s most passionate about. She’s a fighter, a survivor, and has everything she’s ever wanted but the one thing that matters most—love. 

Karson is doing the one thing he loves most—playing hockey for the Assassins, yet he knows regret. He knows his life has been missing the one thing he walked away from so many years ago—Lacey. 

Nine years later, and neither has been able to succeed in moving on from what was, what could have been, and who each of their hearts still beats for. When a chance encounter during a fateful night has their paths crossing again, will the tether still attaching their souls allow them to face the past, present, and a possible future? 

Can two people with fate on their side find a way back to each other? Overcome all the obstacles in their way to finally live life together to the fullest? 

Or will they let those around them and the circumstances they face, along with questions and doubt, ruin a second chance at the life they both deserve? 

My Review: 5 Stars
OMG, this book, just this book. So nine years later, Karson and Lacey randomly run into each other again. Neither of them have ever really moved on after their college breakup. Karson can't get passed the one that he let get away, he wishes he could take back what he did, even knowing that if he had he more than likely wouldn't have the career that he loves. Lacey can't move on from the man that she thought loved her as much as she loved him. Their random encounter leads them to trying to see if they can fit back together again. They try to form a life together even with her father trying his best to keep them apart. They still have all this love for each other, but they have to fight to get back their trust in each other. 

I just loved this book. Karson regrets his actions with all his heart and would give anything just to get Lacey back. Lacey is a fighter when it comes to most things, but she is still fragile when it comes to the effects her cancer had on her heart and her body. This book got you in the feels, but it is also fun and sexy. Karson and Lacey just fit together, in the best way possible. I completely love the Assassin series and they just seem to keep on getting better and better. 

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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