Tuesday, 5 September 2017

In The Crease - Toni Aleo - Blog Tour

Jensen Monroe is a unicorn. As handsome as any model, as polite as can be, a goalie of unmatched skill, and the best friend anyone could ask for. But he longs for a particular special someone to make his life complete. He’s been in love with Wren since he was a teenager, but as his best friend’s sister, she’s always been off-limits.

Wren Lemiere has prided herself on being a love ’em and leave ’em girl her whole life. She’s all about equal opportunity in the battle of the sexes. Why should guys like her brother and his best friends get to be the only ones allowed to play the dating game? One wrong move, however, and she finds herself in violation of her own rules.

In need of a fake husband and baby daddy for her unexpected bundle of joy, Wren finally accepts Jensen is the logical one to ask for help. Except he has a counteroffer…one with so many strings attached, they may just find themselves wrapped up in ties that bind. Forever.

4.5 Stars

In The Crease is the twelfth tittle in The Assassins series, and features Wren and Jensen.  This is a slow burn, heartfelt, swoon worthy, emotion filled romance of self discovery at it's finest.

Toni Aleo has crafted character that are relate-able, vulnerable, endearing, yet fallible. 

Jensen is your perfect book boyfriend, he has so many attractive virtues that make him an incredibly like-able character.  He is honest, loving, patient, understanding, sexy, kind, loyal and caring.  A genuinely good guy and Wren's brother's best friend. 

Wren is insecure in regard to her appearance, she doubts and fears her that she is worthy of love.  She can be frustrating, but boy is she relate-able to anyone who has suffered from a lack of self confidence or felt like they were overshadowed by a sibling.  She looks for love in the wrong places and the guys who she dates don't do her any favors when it comes to her self esteem, body image and self worth.  Wren is stubborn, and determined to protect herself from hurt by keeping others at a distance.   She has so much going for her a great family, friends and career. 

The connection, bond and chemistry is not only undeniable but beautiful to read.  I loved witnessing the depth of their love grow and build over the course of this story line.  The twists and turns kept me enthralled with this pair and their story.  

A story of family, friendship, love, and loyalty with a touch of humor and sizzling hot and steamy love scenes. 

Overall In The Crease is a well written, sweet sports romance, that fans of The Assassins series, or hockey are sure to love. I will be eagerly awaiting more of this series in the future. 

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?