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Delayed Call (Assassins #11)

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Vaughn Johansson is the Nashville Assassins' star player. He's brash, cocky, and talented. And he isn't afraid to let anyone know it. He lives his life on his own terms, never forming romantic attachments, and only allowing his very closest to see his true, caring self.

Brie Soledad has the weight of the world on her shoulders. As the staff reporter for the Assassins, she b
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Published March 20th 2017
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Christy
Mar 12, 2017 Christy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4 stars!!!

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There’s a thin line between love and hate…

Delayed Call is the 11th book in the Assassin’s series and it deals with one of my favorite troupes- those enemies to lovers couples! Yes, Vaughn and Brie despise each other. Vaughn is the cocky star of the Assassins, and Brie is their team reporter. They are constantly at each others throats, but it’s apparent they want each other. When they start to get to know each other and realize how much they have in common, their hate turns to tolera
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Maddie
Mar 20, 2017 Maddie rated it really liked it
Shelves: bb, arc, hot, funny
4.5 Stars ****/*
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Chapter 1
Vaughn searching for a puppy to adopt; he falls in love with Tricksie with three legs! His tenderness with Tricksie struck me straight away and this sentence below when he spoke to her, he decided to adopt a dog, as his therapist, said he needed a companion, actually a woman companion!!!

“Don’t worry, girl, I’m Broken not whole either”

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Brie Soledad, signed up for a speed dating as she was lonely, after meeting some of the locals she decided she does not need them.

Alan W
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Enemies to lovers trope. Ummm, yes please!!!! There was no icing of the puck in this hockey romance as Toni Aleo once again reunites her readers to the cast of the Nashville Assassins. Although Delayed Call is the eleventh installment of the Assassin Series, this book can most definitely be read as a standalone as Toni Aleo does an excellent job introducing and incorporating previous characters.

#DelayedCall

Right off the opening pages, Toni Aleo sto
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NiCoLeTa E.
Mar 15, 2017 NiCoLeTa E. rated it really liked it
***4,5 "JoHo" stars***



God, i did enjoy this book very much!!!!
Especially in the beginning, i was laughing so much with Brie and Vaughn's arguments...

At the same time, the author decided to talk about a very sensitive matter and it was given in a wonderfully way...
A hot, cocky hockey player, a fiesty tiny woman, a relationship full of hate who turned out to the most lovely and funny love....
Add to the mixer, lovely secondary characters, hidden secrets and you have a lovely story!!!!


Vaughn was
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Jennifer
Mar 27, 2017 Jennifer rated it really liked it
ARC received for review


Okay. I haven't read the first 10 books in this series. I think I've got several on my kindle but just haven't found the time. This is book is a stand alone and you don't need to read the first ones.

All that being said. I about put it down and walked away. Vaughn and Brie fought every time they were together. It was not nice sniping at each other, but down right mean and ugly at times. I didn't think they were ever going to get over it and hook up. They finally did and st
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Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
Mar 19, 2017 Mindy Lou's Book Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, sports, 2017
What I love best about this hockey series is that you don't have to start with book 1 to understand any of the others in the series. I've only read book 8 and 11 and I've had no issues following along with the story. I know that can be a huge draw for people who don't like series. It doesn't mean I won't be going back at some point to read the earlier books, because I find that I am a fan of Toni Aleo's writing.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It's a love/hate trope that had positives and n
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✿kawehi.reviews
Mar 22, 2017 ✿kawehi.reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
It was pretty interesting and comical to see for once, two character's of Toni Aleo's not being gaga over each other first and irking the other like none other. Haha. While it's hardly a revelation for me, as I'm seen this is in many sports romances I've come across, there was still something fresh and compelling about these characters indivdually, their dual rapport, and the nostalgia I always get when I come back to my Assassins family. There's nothing that can beat them for me.

Looovved this!
~Mandi~
Mar 21, 2017 ~Mandi~ rated it it was amazing
Delayed Call ( Assassins #11)

This one started off real funny. Vaughn is a hockey player for the Assassins and Brie is the Assassins reporter. They have a total hate relationship for each other. The banter between them is so funny. They both have the wrong impression of each other and both thinks the other is an entitled asshole.
Even though you know Brie and Vaughn are gonna hook up. It takes them forever of fighting their attraction to finally do something about it. But when they do, it's hot a
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Lea ★
ARC kindly provided by Ardent Prose.

Review to come...
Jemy Leo
Mar 20, 2017 Jemy Leo rated it liked it
I am half way through the book, I am so frustrated I just want to rant.

OMG the heroine is SOOOO annoying.

The book has a promising start. We know the hero and heroine from the previous book. The heroine, Brie is the sport reporter of the team, while the hero, Vaughn is the douche hockey player who always gives her a hard time. At first, everything seems fine. Vaughn is his usual jerky charming self with an unexpected soft side. We learn from the previous book that Brie is working hard to provid
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Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
Mar 16, 2017 Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love* rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
ARC received via Netgalley to honest review
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Review in Portuguese and English
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Eu acompanho a série desde o início e fiquei intrigada sobre a história do casal. A interação entre os dois no livro anterior foi uma preliminar do que aconteceria neste livro.
Os heróis tem uma face que eles mostram para o mundo e outra bem diferente só vista pelas pessoas que eles amam e causas que eles se dedicam e que eles realmente se importam.
Nem sempre as coisas são o que parecem ser. Confesso que
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Lynn Lim
Apr 26, 2017 Lynn Lim rated it it was amazing
OMG – NEVER, EVER, HAVE I WANTED TO SMACK A HERO SO BAD IN MY LIFE!!!!!
I LOVED absolutely every emotional word in this book, and I have found a new author, to me anyway, in Toni Aleo, to love!!! I could not put Delayed Call down. I kept waiting for the train wreck between Vaughn and Brie to happen. Then when Brie finally told Vaughn that she loved him and……. Stop!!! NO SPOILERS!! Let me just say this, my heart was in my throat and the tears were flowing. Then that last interview… WOW!!! Then, th
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Chelle
For me this series has lost some its sparkle in recent books, the decline probably began with Jordy's book. I was hoping this would pick it up, not really.

I particularly liked him. And the extended story around her brother was interesting and well done. I liked that a lot.

However, I thought her focus on someone agreeing that they loved her within such a short time just didn't fit with the rest of her persona and tbh it was idiotic. Let the guy fall for you, give him a chance FFS! Fine if you've
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Rachel
Apr 03, 2017 Rachel rated it liked it
2.75 stars.

Just okay.
Cocktails and Books
It pains me to rate this book a three. I like it, but I didn't love the book. I had a hard to understanding the characters, especially when their banter was more high schoolish than any banter I would see as foreplay in thirty-year-old adults.

Full review to come.
Tpagirl
May 20, 2017 Tpagirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
Delayed Call was the eleventh book in the Assassins series by Toni Aleo revolving around the Nashville NHL team.

Vaughn Johansson was the star forward with the killer wrister. He was gorgeous, the jokester and never took anything seriously. Yet, we found that he also had a heart of gold but he came with a ton of baggage.

Brie Soledad was the beautiful Assassins reporter that got under Vaughn's skin. Or was it that Vaughn got under Brie's skin...yea that too and they fought like cats and dogs.

True
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Kim
Mar 12, 2017 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

Vaughn Johansson and Brie Soledad...we got a taste of them in Face-Off at the Altar. He is a cocky, outspoken, star player for the Nashville Assassins and she is their very attractive staff reporter.

The thin line between love and hate is barely visible with these two. Well, they do love to hate each other...and challenge and torture each other. And that just riles them up and gets them hot and bothered. And they hate having that strong reaction to each other. She thinks he's an a**. He
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Heroesinbooks
3.5-4 Vaughn and Brie Stars

This is quite a pivotal book in the Assassins series because we are introduced to several new key characters. Vaughn Johansson is mentioned briefly in earlier books but he is centre stage in this along with his best friends Jensen (the new goalie for the Team), Wells (plays elsewhere) and Wells' sister Wren (Team therapist). Our heroine is Brianna (Brie) Soledad , Team reporter.

I still feel a bit mixed about these two as a couple. Some aspects of their relationship I
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Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 4.5/5

Review to come!
Heather
Jan 15, 2017 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
My rating scale:
5☆ - I loved this book and it brought out true emotion in me (laughter, anger, a good cry, etc)
4☆ - I loved this book.
3☆ - I liked this book.
2☆ - I didn't really care for this book.
1☆ - I did not like this book at all and probably did not finish it.
Sandy S
Mar 23, 2017 Sandy S rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 20, 2017

Vaughn Johansson is the Nashville Assassins' star player. He's brash, cocky, and talented. And he isn't afraid to let anyone know it. He lives his life on his own terms, never forming romantic attachments, and only allowing his very closest to see his true, caring self.

Brie Soledad has the weight of the world on her shoulders. As the staff reporter for the Assassins, she balances her high-profile job and its heavy travel schedule with being
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My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
Mar 23, 2017 My Girlfriend's Couch Blog rated it it was amazing
5 He's Not Who He Appears To Be Stars!!!
Reviewed by Franci Neill


I LOVE the Nashville Assassins and I LOVE this book!! This book centers around Vaughn Johansson and Brie Soledad and their love/hate relationship. You know what they say about those kind of relationships don't you? They're ON FIRE in the bedroom... and in this case, it's spot on!!! However, it takes a while for them to get to the bedroom...

This book moves at just the right pace for these two. They each have secrets they're hiding
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Rachel
Mar 20, 2017 Rachel rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Vaughn Johansson and Brie Soledad clash often in their on screen interviews. Brie is the team reporter and regularly interviews the players during and after games, but something about Vaughn always makes her react poorly, even with the cameras rolling. Vaughn is easily annoyed by the questions he is asked during interviews and isn’t happy that Brie isn’t falling at his feet like other women.

Their antagonistic banter during interviews and off camera hid the attraction that was stirring
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Diane Lynch
Mar 21, 2017 Diane Lynch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delayed Call (Assassins #11) by Toni Aleo Toni Aleo is on a winning streak with DELAYED CALL, the eleventh book in the Assassins series.  NHL star, Vaughn Johansson and Assassins' staff reporter, Brie Soledad, would both agree that they are each other’s nemesis, but situations arise that cause them to have to play nice.  This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences.  It takes place in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
I have been looking forward to hearing Vaughn’s and Brie’s story since
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Diane Lynch
Mar 21, 2017 Diane Lynch rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hockey-romance, ebook
Toni Aleo is on a winning streak with DELAYED CALL, the eleventh book in the Assassins series. NHL star, Vaughn Johansson and Assassins' staff reporter, Brie Soledad, would both agree that they are each other’s nemesis, but situations arise that cause them to have to play nice. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences. It takes place in Nashville, Tennessee.

I have been looking forward to hearing Vaughn’s and Brie’s story since the previous book. I love the banter of thei
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Eleanor
Mar 21, 2017 Eleanor rated it it was amazing
5 NateWay Stars on Goodreads

Brie and Vaughn are enemies for some reason both hate each other with a passion! Vaughn doesn't know what he's done for Brie to hate him. She thinks he's cocky and full of himself. He thinks she's a stuck up snob! They both realise how wrong they are

"Whatever I still don't like you.
He laughed at that as he stood up with ease,
Looking down to her.
"Well, I like you just fine, Ms. Soledad."


Toni did not disappoint with Delayed Call, this is one hot, sexy, smouldering and
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Shanda
Mar 24, 2017 Shanda rated it really liked it
I do like a good love/hate story. This is book 11 in the Assassins series and I really liked it. Brie is the Assassins reporter. Vaughn is basically the spokesman for the team after every game. These two rub each other the wrong way and their interviews always take a turn for the worse.

These two had great banter. Of course they were silly and immature but it was still funny. After Brie moves in across the hall from Vaughn things get even messier. But Brie has a lot going on in her personal life.
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Margie
Awesome banter in this one! Did not expect it to last through the whole entire book but it truly did. There were times I wanted to punch Vaughn, but honestly this story was so good, I kind of overlooked his stupidity over how he felt sometimes...
Logan Hr
Mar 14, 2017 Logan Hr rated it it was amazing
I never thought I would say I have a new favorite couple on the assassins because I'm team Tate, but after careful consideration I have to say I'm team Vaughn and Brie! I loved this book to no end! The sweetness of Brie and the cockiness of Vaughn add a spark that is light up until the very end of the book! I also loved the fact that the story included what living with someone with a disability entails and what family and good friends are capable of doing! I loved the hockey parts too because th ...more
Kaylee Torres
Mar 20, 2017 Kaylee Torres rated it did not like it
I'm sorry am I the only one that was so annoyed with Brie I'm only 17% In and I want to punch her.
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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 da
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Other Books in the Series

Assassins (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Taking Shots (Assassins, #1)
  • Trying to Score (Assassins, #2)
  • Empty Net (Assassins, #3)
  • Blue Lines (Assassins, #4)
  • Breaking Away (Assassins, #5)
  • Laces and Lace (Assassins, #6)
  • Wanting to Forget (Assassins, #6.6)
  • Overtime (Assassins, #7)
  • Rushing the Goal (Assassins, #8)
  • Pucks, Sticks, and Diapers (Assassins, #9)

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