RELEASE BOOST AND REVIEW: Dump and Chase by Toni Aleo

The Dump was only the beginning. The Chase is worth waiting a lifetime for.

Dump & Chase by Toni Aleo is available now!

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Shelli Adler has known what she wanted since she was eleven years old.

Aiden Brooks.

But Aiden has always had other ideas. After spending the early years of his life without his dad, hockey legend Lucas Brooks, Aiden is determined not to settle for anything less than true love. When he’s ready. Now he’s living the fast life of an NHL bachelor. He won’t give his heart to any one girl, but they can have his body—all night long.

The party to celebrate the start of the second half of the season was supposed to be no different from any other night. And when a stunning stranger approaches him, he can’t seem to keep his hands off her.

The next morning, she’s gone, and he’s been traded to his dad’s former team, the Nashville Assassins. All of his professional dreams are coming true, but he can’t shake the memory of the girl from that last party. He wants to see her again. Though, after moving across the country—and without knowing her name—that dream seems like a puck destined to miss the net.

For Shelli, her night with Aiden was everything she’d ever imagined it could be, and she’s sure it is all about to change for them. But for that to happen…he would have to know who she was.

The Dump was only the beginning. The Chase is worth waiting a lifetime for.

My Review

Toni Aleo’s Nashville Assassins are back, but this time, it’s a new generation of hockey stars and the women who become just as important as their professional hockey careers. In Dump and Chase, book one in the spin-off series, readers get Shelli Adler (Shea & Elle’s daughter) and Aiden Brooks’ (Lucas & Fallon’s son) story, two people who have known each other than entire lives, and during that time, Shelli’s crush on Aiden has only grown while Aiden’s kept his distance from Shelli, remaining focused on his professional goals, not contemplating what a relationship would be like between them because that’s not something he’s ready for and won’t be for some time.

One night together changes everything, or so Shelli thinks, but what Shelli forgot is that Aiden’s sole focus was and remains hockey, which means that if she truly wants him, even after he’s forgotten her and treated her like just any other one-night stand, she’ll have to show him why she’s worth the chase, especially after she dumped the puck on his side of the ice.

Shelli Adler is an amazing heroine, which makes complete sense since she has such kickass parents. Shea and Elle will always hold a special place in my heart because they’re the couple who started my obsession with Toni Aleo’s Nashville Assassins and led me to so many of her other stories. She’s an incredibly strong woman who refuses to continue to pursue a man who claims he doesn’t want her but she’s also not afraid to show her softer side…to allow those who mean the most to her to truly understand how she feels and how she views the world.

I’ll be honest…it took me quite awhile to warm up to Aiden, and even towards the end of the story, I wasn’t 100% in support of his goal to claim Shelli and his coveted career. But he did chase her when it mattered most, which was exactly what I had hoped he would do, so his determination to have Shelli in every way possible and the fact that Shelli wanted him just as much meant everything to her so I had to give him a pass and hope that he would stay the course and understand that a life without love, family, and friendship isn’t a full life, even if he had his stellar hockey career.

The Nashville Assassins are all about family and that idea shines through in every single book about this amazing hockey team and the people who surround it. I loved catching up with past characters and couples, and I can’t wait for book 2.

4 Poison Apples


About the Author

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.

I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.

I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!

When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.

I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.

… and did I mention I love hockey?

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