5 Hearts · Book Reviews

‘One Timer’ by Toni Aleo

I was waiting to read Harper and Jakob’s story since the first book of the ‘Assassins’ series. Through the series we get bits and pieces of their story but it was never enough. So I want to start my review by thanking Toni Also for this inspiring story and reminding me nothing worth comes easy. 

Harper and Jakob is married for twenty years and have two kids, Allison and Journey. Their happily-ever-after didn’t come easily, it took a lot of work but most people around them including their kids didn’t know what they went through. When their strong willed daughter Ally comes home and let her family knows that she is dropping out from college and everything she work too hard to achieve to follow her worthless boyfriend, Harper goes off the rails. Jakob being his calm and charming self and knows how to deal with carbon copy of his wife, he decides sharing Harper’s and his story to show Ally love is not selfish and needs sacrifices from both sides.  So Jakob takes us back twenty years…

Harper Allen is love them and leave them kind of gal. After getting heartbroken many times, she gives up searching for her prince charming. Even though, she is a romantic in heart, she is not brave enough to give her heart to someone. Jakob is not looking for a hook-up, he is searching for his forever. When he laid his eyes on Harper during the team’s photoshoot, he know she is different. What he doesn’t expects is getting kicked out of Harper’s apartment after an amazing night. One night was enough for him to get hooked. Even though Harper rejects him every chance, he knows she is the one and he will fight until she sees that. Their relationship definitely wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. They struggled so much, faced so many heartbreaks but they overcome all unfortunate situations together. They were always there for each other and never gave up. Seeing the every step of their relationship and how it blossomed was amazing, it was so real.

‘One Timer’ is captivating, heartwarming and inspiring story that you won’t be able to put it down. I cannot wait to read the next books of the new generation and see older versions of my favorite characters. You can easily read this book as a standalone but I highly recommend you to read the whole series. I don’t even remember how many times I read these books but after reading Harper and Jakob’s story, I went back and start re-reading it AGAIN!!! 🙂

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes
  • Would I re-read this book: Already did 🙂
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

e-ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Purchase Links: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 

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