Friday 24 March 2017

✪ Delayed Call (Assassins #11) ✪ Toni Aleo ✪ Blog Tour ✪

Vaughn Johansson is the Nashville Assassins' star player. He's brash, cocky, and talented. And he isn't afraid to let anyone know it. He lives his life on his own terms, never forming romantic attachments, and only allowing his very closest to see his true, caring self.

Brie Soledad has the weight of the world on her shoulders. As the staff reporter for the Assassins, she balances her high-profile job and its heavy travel schedule with being the sole provider for her adult brother with Down syndrome. Sure, she'd like to find love. But who has time for that when there are bills to pay?

Brie has been the match to Vaughn's gasoline since the day she first held out her microphone to him. They strike sparks off each other, keeping their friends, the team, and the Assassins fans in stitches. Brie
s refusal to fawn over Vaughn sets his teeth on edge and his blood boiling. Especially in that body part...

Brie's been let down by love before, but she knows she deserves nothing less than real, forever love. Vaughn's past has left deep, hidden scars, and there are some secrets he cannot bear to reveal. As much as Brie wants him, Vaughn may be too big a risk for her wary heart to take. But he is at his best under pressure. When the delayed call is in effect and he has no choice but to score, Vaughn always delivers.


ARC received for an honest review 

Delayed Call is the 11th book in the Assassins series, and though I have missed a few along the way, this did not affect my enjoyment of this book at all.

I am a sucker for a hockey book.  I love a romance book. I love an enemies to lovers book.  Throw them all in together and you get Delayed Call.
This book was so much more than just a hockey story.  Vaughn and Brie's story  is fill with love and hate, lust , sexual tension out the wazoo (and in it too!!). 

And it is filled with heart.  

There is so much emotion in this story, can't remember how many times I had a tear in my eye as I was reading.

I loved Vaughn's cockiness - I mean, really, what rich, goodlooking, famous guy wouldn't strut?  But more than that, I adore the man he is behind that facade.  The man sure will surprise you!

Brie - that woman!  I freaking love her.  Her bite, her snark, and her big, big heart.  I like to think that she and I would be great friends.

I loved the snippets of the Assassins from the previous books.  They add fun and laughter to the story, as well as a good dose of reality. I swear, it makes me want to move to Nashville just so I can be friends with them all.

It's a hard choice, but I really think that Delayed Call has become my favourite Assassins novel.

Now I am impatient for what Ms Aleo brings us next.



When Tricksie started to bark more frantically as he put his hat on, he looked down at her. Two seconds, baby.

She continued to bark as he grabbed his keys before reaching for the door, which she took off out of. He went to tell her to calm down, but before he could, he heard a woman
s voice, Oh, my goodness! Hello!

Peeking his head out the door, he found Brie on the ground. On her back, her arms around Tricksie as she jumped and licked her to death.
Oh, my God! Hello. My name is Brie. You are the cutest little dog Ive ever seen in my whole life. Yes, you are. What is your name? Tricksie? Oh, my goodness, I just love you, I do. Is that your name because you are a three-legged baby and your daddy thinks hes awesome at scoring hat tricks? I bet so.

For your information, yes.

Brie just grinned as she continued to kiss and love on Tricksie. Which Tricksie was eating up like mad.
Do you want a treat? Treat? Ah, come on.

Then she yanked the leash out of Vaughn
s hand before picking Tricksie up and kissing her head. Hey, thats my dog.

I know, was all she said before pushing her door open and taking his dog into her apartment.

Can I have her back? Peeking his head in her door, he watched as she went to the kitchen, grabbing a treat bag before putting Tricksie on the counter and feeding her.

Dont worry, theyre all-natural treats. The guys across the hall in my last building had four French Bulldogs, and I used to give them treats until they went into food comas.

Tricksie was going crazy, obviously falling for the blond-haired beauty who stood before her. Like the day before when they had moved Rodney in, she was wearing jeans and a shirt that he assumed said something witty. He couldn
t see because she was still cuddling Tricksie as she fed her. You shouldnt give treats to other peoples dogs.

She looked up from Tricksie, her lips still curved in the most beautiful grin he had ever seen on her face.
Youre right. Im sorry. Is it okay if I continue to feed her?

Why did he find her so lovely at that moment? Her hair was a mess, tucked into a knit cap, yet she looked like someone he could cuddle with. If he cuddled. Not that he cuddled. Unsure of his feelings, he shrugged.
She needs to pee.

Okay, one more, she said sweetly before feeding Tricksie and then kissing her hard on the head. You can come in.

He didn
t like how she was making him feel. It was weird. Like he wanted to go behind her, bury his nose in her hair, and just hold her. She looked so damn gorgeous, snuggling his dog and making her feel like the princess she was. Vaughns hands itched to touch Brie, and he didnt understand that. He never itched for anything. He fucked women and moved on, but watching Brie as she acted a fool with his dog, he wanted tocuddle.

Why did he keep thinking that?

Grumbling at his stupidity, he entered, shutting the door but staying right by it.
She really does need to pee.

Oh, yeah, sorry, she said, kissing Tricksie again. I really love dogs. I never got to have one growing up. Rodney is allergic to them.
He nodded.
Yeah, Jensen said he had to put her up when Rod came over the other day.

It sucks, but I love them so much. Theyre so much fun, and bless her, shes gorgeous. What happened to her leg?

Hit by a car. I adopted her like that. She came in hurt, and they fixed her up.

Her eyes lit up.
Thats sweet you adopted her. She looks happy as all get-out.

Shes spoiled, thats for sure.

 My name is Toni Aleo and Im 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 sons hockey games, my daughters 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?