About the book:
Introduced in Toni Aleo’s Bellevue Bullies Series, it’s the Sinclair brothers’ big sister’s turn to find love in the next installment of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling series, the Assassins.
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.
Benji and Lucy were just two lost souls.
Floating through life with no purpose.
But finding each other gave them direction, a chance at a future.
And that had them both Rushing the Goal to be together
I have been waiting, sometimes not so patiently for Lucy's story. I have always wanted to get to know Lucy and Angie and I loved every bit of learning about them. I wasn't sure how Lucy and Benji would work especially after their first meeting but I was pleasantly surprised. Even through the lowest of downs I knew that they would be great when they got it all together. Lucy had such a bad experience with her ex (Angie's dad) and then her own dad with how he treated her mom. I was concerned how she would ever get to the point to trust a man again. I was so impressed with Benji's determination to get both Lucy and Angie to let him in their life and family. Benji had so much to work through on his own, most important was learning to forgive his past mistakes and open himself to love again. When they get on the same path, Lucy and Benji make an amazing couple and Benji is a great father figure for Angie. It was truly a wonderful journey to read about them on the path to becoming a family. It was also great to get glimpses of Jude, Jace and Jayden. I love the Sinclair family and am so glad to have read Lucy's story.
ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.