Tuesday, June 12, 2018

End Game by Toni Aleo Release Blitz

This is going to be Ryan Justice’s year. It’s his last year of college and his last year as a hockey player for the Bellevue Bullies. He’s making all the plays in preparation for achieving his dream of being drafted into the NHL.

This is Sofia Castilleja’s beginning. She is starting her college career as a star member of Bellevue’s brand-new gymnastics team. She’s going to tumble her way to success, first in school and then by realizing her dream of opening her own gym.

Ryan and Sofia didn’t see each other coming, but once they meet, they can’t look away. Their dreams are destined to take them in opposite directions. But it doesn’t take them long to realize that waking up to reality together may be better than dreaming alone.

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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Having been a big Assassins fan, I was delighted to get the chance to read this book – but have not read the previous books in the series. I am a huge sports romance fan but have to admit I do not read much young adult, which I would definitely say this was for the most part. This is a substantial read and would be a thick book in print.

We get to watch Sofia in her first year at college, and Ryan in his last. She is very innocent due to spending her every waking moment training as a gymnast. He has had no serious relationships, but a college life full of experiences. That is, until he sees Sofia and is hooked. I enjoyed that we get to see part of the life of a gymnast as well as a hockey player’s – as well as the family times when we get to catch up with Shea and Elli.

There are some really interesting themes around expectations, motivations, and dreams, which I thought were handled really well. We generally only see one version of what success means, and this book deals with those issues in a sensitive and clever way. The shadow of Amelia and Drew and their separation due to sport, is a worthy foil to Sofia and Ryan.

I did find myself tearing up at some of the scenes, because I am sentimental! And because they were sweet and what every teenage girl wants from her first love... but very rarely gets.

I also laughed, a lot. There are some very funny moments which are beautifully understated and the timing is perfect!

All in all, an entertaining read. I did feel there could have been a little less inner voice but then, teenage angst and confusion also need it.

Also Available in the Bellevue Bullies Series

Book 1
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Book 2
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Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Hooked by Love post.

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of End Game (Bellevue Bullies #4) by Toni Aleo to read and review for this tour.

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