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Review: All the Sauce by Toni Aleo

OMG! I found my Shea Adler v.2…

If you are following my reviews, you already know my love for Toni and her books. My favorite book of all time being Taking Shots, finding Shea Jr. with a sprinkle of Elli was AMAZINGGGG 🙂

We can easily call Owen Adler a hockey royalty. He is the son of a hockey legend Shea Adler; his mom owns Nashville Assassins where his older sisters work as GM and special teams coach. Owen and his twin Evan, hot drafted by Carolina IceCats. After growing up with the Assassins family made it hard to leave Nashville behind but since Owen and Evan were together, it was tolerable. However, when Evan started to have mental health issues and decides to leave NHL and go back to Nashville, Owen starts to struggle a bit. Even though Evan goes back to Nashville and leaving him alone, thanks to this unfortunate situation, his childhood crash comes back to his life. Angie Paxton comes from an amazing family. She spends all her life in Nashville but after experiencing a traumatic event in college, she decides to leave Nashville behind and start fresh somewhere else. She faced some hardship in her childhood thanks to her sperm donor but thanks to her mom, Lucy, and the rest of the Sinclair clan, she was always loved and protected. Then Benji Paxton entered Angie and Lucy’s life and made them his. Even though moving away from home helped Angie to thrive both academically and professionally, due to the things she has been through, she is struggling mentally. She is insecure, doubting everyone and their love but the saddest part is she is even putting distance with her family. And now one person, who used to annoy her the most is back in her life. Even Angie never gave Owen a time of day when they were kids, thanks to Evan, they are reconnecting, and it is surprising how well they get along. Since Owen always had a thing for Angie, for him it is more than friendship but with the mindset, Angie is in, it is impossible for her to see or believe Owen is attracted to her. I saw bits and pieces of Shea and Elli there. At least how Owen fought Angie to show her she is perfect the way she is. Can we say like father, like son? Once they’re in, they’re all in but I think this is an Adler trait 🙂 What was shocking for me is how Angie was doubting her self-worth. Being a member of the Sinclair family and doubting she will be accepted and loved by them is shocking for me. Yeah, her sperm donor was a piece of work, but Benji was always amazing with her. It was super cute to see how Owen pushed her to regain her confidence. It took a bit of time and effort, but it was all worth it in the end. I am not going to talk more about Angie and Owen, but….

1st – I have a recommendation for the Adler kids watch out for the Plane Manifest and be a bit smarter about it… (Yeah, I know this is a bit cryptic, but I don’t want to give you guys a spoiler) 2nd – OMG! I love Elli Adler, so I am quoting her: ‘‘You’re willy-nilly with your dilly all over town’’

All the Sauce is funny, inspiring, sexy, sweet, and amazingly perfect, basically, it has everything you want in a romance.

While reading All the Sauce, I tried to guess who might be next in line and I have 3 couples in line for 3 different series LOL. Here are my guesstimations 🙂 For IceCats series D’Artagnan & Jean, for Bellevue Bullies Evan & Callie, and for Assassins NextGen Charlotte & Quinn. Let’s see if any of my guesstimations will hit the bullseye 🙂 It would be super fun to see how Nico will act if he has to accept an Adler as Callie’s other half.

P.S. This book can be read as a standalone. However, I TOTALLY recommend you to at least read Taking Shots and Rushing the Goal both books are the stories of Owen and Angie’s parents’ stories.

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes
  • Would I re-read this book: Done that already 🙂
  • 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. 

Purchase Links: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo

About Toni:

Toni Aleo is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of the Assassins Series. She enjoys hockey, hockey, and hockey. When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel. Aleo lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog.

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