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Dump & Chase by Toni Aleo

The Dump was only the beginning. The Chase is worth waiting a lifetime for.
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Shelli Adler has known what she wanted since she was eleven years old.

Aiden Brooks.

But Aiden has always had other ideas. After spending the early years of his life without his dad, hockey legend Lucas Brooks, Aiden is determined not to settle for anything less than true love. When he’s ready. Now he’s living the fast life of an NHL bachelor. He won’t give his heart to any one girl, but they can have his body—all night long.

The party to celebrate the start of the second half of the season was supposed to be no different from any other night. And when a stunning stranger approaches him, he can’t seem to keep his hands off her.

The next morning, she’s gone, and he’s been traded to his dad’s former team, the Nashville Assassins. All of his professional dreams are coming true, but he can’t shake the memory of the girl from that last party. He wants to see her again. Though, after moving across the country—and without knowing her name—that dream seems like a puck destined to miss the net.

For Shelli, her night with Aiden was everything she’d ever imagined it could be, and she’s sure it is all about to change for them. But for that to happen…he would have to know who she was.

The Dump was only the beginning. The Chase is worth waiting a lifetime for.


Review by Susan:

This is the first book in the next generation series and what a start it is! It is a spin off from the author’s assassin series, you don’t need to have read it to enjoy this book but I suggest you do as it’s awesome and some of the characters make an appearance here.

This is Shelly Adler and Aiden Brooks story, Shelly has loved Aiden since she was a child, now all grown up and a star on broadway, she finally gets the chance to show Aiden that she’s not the little girl who used to follow him around. There first meeting doesn’t go totally the way Shelly imagines it would but still rolls with it, when Aiden is traded back to Nashville, that’s when the fun starts for them!

I enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting, it had a different feel to the authors past books but that that made the story better and had a fresh feel to it. For most of the story I really did not like Aiden! He grew on me by half way and I totally loved him by the end!! Some of his behaviour left a lot to be desired, but he redeemed himself by the end of the book. I loved Shelly, she was quite sassy and feisty and didn’t give Aiden all his own way, she made him work for her. I loved catching up with the characters from the assassin series, the helped enhance the story but a few times I felt they took a bit shine away from Shelly and Aiden. Overall this is another winner from this author, it was a fabulous start to the series and can’t wait to see where the author takes us next!  4 Stars

About the Author:

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?

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