‘Delayed Call’ is the 11th book of the ‘Assassins’ series by Toni Aleo. As expected from Toni Aleo, it was a great story. Toni Aloe is one of my favorite authors. I read all her books and most of them I read more than once 🙂 I heard about ‘Delayed Call’ I was looking forward to release date and finished it the same day. If you are wondering why I am writing this review this late, because life got kind of busy and I couldn’t find the time. But I benefited from this because in order to write a better review, I re-read the book. Yeah, I know I am crazy LOL!
For those who haven’t read the book, I will do my best to write this review without giving too much away, so I won’t ruin the story for you. Back to the story. Our hero and heroine for the book are Vaughn Johansson and Brianna Soledad. Vaughn, aka JoJo/JoHo, is one of the star players of Assassins hockey team. He is cocky as hell, talented, hot, confident and warm-hearted. Brianna, aka Brie, is the team reporter for Assassins. She is smart, sexy, passionate, kind and really feisty. Brie is one of my favorite heroines in the ‘Assassins’ series. Seeing her relationship with his brother, Rodney, who suffers from Down syndrome, was really hearth warming.
Vaughn and Brie have a love & hate relationship and cannot tolerate one another. While Brie hates interviewing Vaughn, Vaughn always finds a way to ruin her interviews. While the banter between them is hilarious, their chemistry is off the charts. Even though they cannot tolerate each other, some events push them to set aside their difference and start to tolerate one another. Once they start to get to know each other, they realize how much they have in common. It was great to see how they bonded through Rodney and Nate Way. Even after they become a couple the banter between them still goes on and will put a smile on your face. Unfortunately, their relationship is not full of rainbows and smiles. Due to their pasts, they both have issues to get over. Watching them to help each other to get over these issues were both sweet and heart breaking. While their pasts brought me to tears, the banter between them put a smile on my face. Are you curios about Nate Way, how they bonded, and their pasts? Then I suggest you to start reading the book ASAP 🙂
If you are looking for a sweet, fun, sexy and emotional read ‘Delayed Call’ is definitely for you. I cannot pass without mentioning that I love how in all her books Toni Aleo includes the importance of family, friendship, trust and love. I cannot wait to read the next book of the series.
- Would I recommend this book: Yes.
- Would I re-read this book: Already did.
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
P.S. I hope 12th book of the ‘Assassins’ series will future Jensen & Wren or Wells & Matty. I am still hoping that Matty, who is the evil twin of Avery from ‘Hooked by Love’, is a decent guy with a lot of issues and hoping that Wells will be his happily ever after 🙂
P.S.S. Also it would be great to read a M/M novel written by Toni Aleo.