I am a huge Toni Aleo fan but if you are following my reviews you probably know this already 🙂 ‘Assassins’ and ‘Bellevue Bullies’ being my all time favorite sports romance series, ‘End Game’ was an unexpected delight for me. I will do my best to give justice to this book but sometimes it is really hard because it feels like whatever you would say won’t be enough to convey your feelings. So here I go!
Do you remember the little guy, who was following his Unky Shea, the captain of Assassins and one of the best defense players in NHL? He is now all grown up and in his senior year in Bellevue University. Ryan Justice is smart, sexy, sweet and loyal. He is playing hockey for Bellevue Bullies and this year being his senior year, he is determined to get drafted into NHL and follow his uncle’s footsteps. He doesn’t want any distractions that will jeopardize him to achieve his ultimate goal. What he didn’t see coming is his sister Amelia’s roommate and teammate Sofia Castilleja. Sofia is a freshman in Bellevue University. All her life she worked really hard in order to become an Olympian. However, her injuries caused her goals to take her to a different direction. Now, she is on a full-ride scholarship to get her business degree and also part of the gymnastic team of Bellevue University. Her new goal is opening her gym after graduation. She is determined to reach her goals and just like Ryan she does not want any distractions. She is an amazing gymnast and when it comes to gymnastics she is confident and strong. But in her personal life she is shy, reserved and not so confident. The moment Sophia and Ryan meets sparks are fly between them. Their chemistry is off the charts. Even though, Sofia tries really hard to resist the attraction, she cannot resist Ryan’s charm for long. What I loved the most about their relationship is how supportive they are to each other. They don’t allow each other to sacrifice their goals. I am not going to give you their up and downs or if the both make their dreams come true that is all for you to find out 🙂
‘End Game’ by is everything you want in a romance; sexy, sweet, and amazingly perfect. This book was an emotional roller coaster for me. I laughed, I cried, I got angry. As always Toni Aleo did an amazing job that you will literally feel all the emotions at one point or another. If you’re looking for a great sports romance to read, I highly recommend ‘End Game’ for you. You can read it as a standalone but I hope and recommend you read the whole series because they are all amazing.
P.S. It was amazing to see Ellie, Shea, Grace and all the kids. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Sooooo many kids to pick from 🙂 But I hope it will be Aiden Brooks, Amelia Justice or Shelli Adler’s story.
P.S.S. I hope Toni Aleo never stops writing Assassins/Bellevue Bullies series. I am super excited and hopeful that we will get to read Assassins: New Generation 🙂
- Would I recommend this book: Yes.
- Would I re-read this book: Already did 🙂
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
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e-ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.