Monday, March 28, 2016

ARC Review of Rushing the Goal by Toni Aleo

Goodreads Summary:
Lucy Sinclair was no stranger to pain.

She grew up with three younger brothers, met a bad boy, got pregnant by him, married him, and then suffered through a nasty divorce from him. Pain. That was pain. To top it off, she even had to go through the heartbreaking divorce of her parents. Through it all, she survived. All she cared about was making sure her daughter was happy and taken care of. Despite an ex-husband hell-bent on ruining her life, she fought to overcome. She’s gotten to the point that she’s okay with being just okay. She never cared about herself because she never had the time. It was Angie and only Angie she focused on, but that all changed when Benji Paxton offered to help her daughter on the ice.

Benji knew the moment he saw Lucy, he’d never be the same. Especially when she came with the bundle of crazy that was her daughter. His heart wasn’t ready for them. After years spent sobering up and finding who he was without the alcohol, he never forgot he was being punished for not appreciating the love he had when he was younger. Because of his past, he had gotten used to being alone, a recluse, but even he had to admit it was getting old. He was lonely. Hockey wasn’t enough anymore. He wanted a family; he wanted his true love.

And Lucy and Angie were just that.

They were just two lost souls.

Floating through life with no purpose.

But finding each other gave them direction, a chance at a future.

And had them both Rushing the Goal to be together.

My Review:
I was so excited for Lucy's story. We get to see a glimpse of her life in the Bellevue Bullies Series and I couldn't wait for her story. She has not had it easy. Her life was full of downs. She got pregnant at a young age and married the Father. Who turned out to be a complete ass. This lead to a divorce and a messy parenting plan for her daughter Angie. This whole situation has left Lucy a broken and bitter person. She cares for her family and daughter. She pours everything she has into them. She no longer trusts men and believes she is happy but, everyone can see that she is hurting. Even complete strangers like Benji. Benji has his own issues that have left him broken. He does not think he will ever love again despite trying to find someone. Can these to broken people help each other pick up the pieces of themselves? Will they find love again? 

I very much loved Benji. What a beautiful person. His life has changed him and for the better. It is unfortunate how it happened though. My heart broke for him. I can not imagine the pain he was in for such a long time. To have no one to support you. No wonder he is a bit awkward. Which I loved by the way. The Assassin's are the only family he has and he loves being part of the team. Lucky for him Lucy's brother is also on the team! Woohoo! I was mad at Lucy for being so cold for a while. I do understand it now but, I so desperately wanted her to open up to him. To let him heal her. They had obvious chemistry. I mean it's been a while for both of them, since they you know...did it! So things are hot and fast. These two are on the craziest rollercoaster ever. 

I love the Sinclair family. Seriously, they are awesome. The way the boys bicker back and forth with Lucy. It is simply awesome. They are all so close even though they fight like cats and dogs. They have each others backs, always. Especially when things with Lucy's ex get heated. By heated I mean serious issues. Angie is such a sweet girl. It is easy to see how Benji falls in love with both of them. I can say that Rick is the lowest of scum. The piece of crap man who is a piece of crap! 

I loved this book. The Assassin series just keeps getting better and better. I love that they have strong female characters and battles we all deal with. I can not wait for the next book!

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