Laces and Lace by Toni Aleo

21623991Title:  Laces and Lace

Series:  Assassin’s Series Book #6

Author:  Toni Aleo

Genre:  Romance

Blurb:  Tangled in the LacesIn 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?
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?  Two books for one price and a dollar of your purchase will be donated to the Nashville Predators Foundation for Pediatric Cancer research.

Thoughts:  Let me just say what a fan I am of the Assassin’s series – you just have to love these characters!  And Karson is just one of those males that embodies the Assassin lead hockey players – he fit right in is the alpha male lead for this book….perfect fit.  Karson was just…amazing.  Really…just the male character that all male characters should be molded after.  What more is there to say?  Lacey worked, too – for the most part….there was a moment or two where I wanted to throttle her for her close mindedness and for allowing herself to be such a pushover, but overall, she was a great character for the book.

These characters have so many obstacles in their way – life, fate, family, each other – it’s crazy the things that they go through in their lives that conspire to keep them apart.  Yet, it was the secondary characters that where what had me wanting to tell some people off – or even worse, literally reach through the book and smack some people upside the head.  I was so ticked off reading this book…at Lacey’s dad, sure, but particularly at Lacey’s ‘best friend’….how you can go along living your life, being happy, and yet not want that same thing for your very best friend I just cannot comprehend.  Selfish, selfish people….more than once I just found myself wanting to shout ‘what the hell is wrong with you?’ while forcibly shaking someone.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was one of my favorite Assassin’s books, or even one of the top ones (in fact, it probably falls in on the lower end of the spectrum for me), but it was a good addition to the series.

Good book, but read with caution….definitely some anger while reading….LOL

Rate:  B



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