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Youve known Harper Allen and Jakob Titov since you met them in Taking Shots. You know their story already, right? Ha! You only think you do. In One-Timer, theyll tell it for themselves.<br /><br />Harper has been hurt so many times, and she has no interest in anything more than a one-time thing, but Jakob Titov has other ideas.<br /><br />He is looking for his forever. He has his sights set on a ...more
Expected publication: November 26th 2019
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This short novella gives us a more in depth look at Jakob and Harpers relationship. Weve seen a lot of Jakob and Harper in the previous Assassins books, but this time we get more of their story.<br /> <br />From the moment Jakob Titov laid eyes on Harper Allen he knew she was the one. Harper had a different idea of how things would play out. Shes been hurt before, so she is more of a love them and leave them type of girl now. Jakob is determined to prove to her that not all guys are terrible. He wants to be ...more
This book brought me back to one of my favorite stories and gave me perspectives from supporting characters whom I fell in love with the first time I read Toni's magical words. It was so gratifying to hear Harper and Jakob's points of view from their whirl wind romance and even some of their thoughts on Elli and Shea. Getting a glimpse into Harpers past answered open ended questions I have had lingering in my mind. Toni seems to always knows what I need in her stories and she always delivers! The ...more
I love the Nashville Assassin series, and this is a good addition. If you've read the series, Harper and Jakob will be familiar. They've been in the books since the beginning - <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17504320.Taking_Shots__Assassins___1_" title="Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) by Toni Aleo" rel="nofollow">Taking Shots</a>. While that was Shea and Elli's story, they were also in it as side characters. You've also seen Jakob's brother Erik featured in <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16061112.Blue_Lines__Assassins___5_" title="Blue Lines (Assassins, #5) by Toni Aleo" rel="nofollow">Blue Lines</a>. Well, now we get the full story. I love how Ms Aleo uses a family drama in Harper & Jakob's family to take us back to the beginning of their romance. It is a sweet ...more
One Timer<br /><br />My feelings are all over the place over this book, what an emotional ride. Fantastic weaving of the past and the present with the expected snark, laughter, tears, and a little crazy mixed in. <br /><br />Jakob and Harper were wonderful in Taking Shots and Im totally stoked that we were given a chance to go deeper into there story. Great to meet the kids you can definitely see the crazy in Ally from Harper and the patience in Journey from Jakob. <br /><br />Their loss, struggles, and determination is a great reminder ...more
This is the book we never thought was there, always thought it would be nice to have, but never new we needed it. Until now. Harper and Jakob have had their life story interwoven in previous Assassin books but never had their 'own'. This is their story, told to their daughter Allison when Allison has a crisis in her own relationship....with a guy named Taco. Yea. I think we all know how that is going to end. Taco! How in the world does Toni Aleo come up with that? Taco!?! Back to what I was saying. ...more
One Timer<br /><br /><br />Toni Aleo never disappoints in her writing. This book allows us to dive in deeper with details about Harper and Jakob love story. I loved they way its written to see a glimpse of their future in 20 years together but also look back to what got them to that amazing place. <br /><br />Getting to really see what each character was thinking during that developing stage was just as amazing too. I feel so in love with Jakob and his nickname Kiska for Harper. I loved how open and honest his feelings were ...more
One Timer is the novella that Aleo fans have been asking for since the publication of the first Assassins novel. Harper and Jakob were introduced as characters with a rocky start who ended up with an epic love story. While we have read snippets of their relationship in the other Assassins novels, but this is the first time that we get to read their entire story.<br /><br />Harper Allen wants to have a good time and is not looking for a relationship. However, once Jakob sees her for the first time, he knows ...more
The story of how Jakob and Harper fell in love is every bit as beautiful, as funny and as hot as I expected and yet so much more too! As usual, Toni Aleos writing packs a punch that leaves you breathless and hits you in all the feels!! <br />Jakob is a hot, Russian hockey player who is an incurable romantic; hes determined to find the one, get married and live HEA. Harper is gorgeous, so feisty and absolutely determined to avoid ever settling done with one guy. They could not be more opposite if they ...more
My oh my how Ive longed for this story!! If youve been an Assassins fan since the beginning, well I discovered the series right as Blue Line released, but I digress. So if youve read from the start, you know Harper and Jacobs story as it intertwined with Elli and Sheas in Taking Shots. But One Timer was everything Id hoped and more!! Starting in the now and flashing back as the couple tries to convince their daughter that her current boyfriend is not the forever she believes. I. Loved. It!! So much! ...more
Oh my, this book stole my heart. I loved Harper and Jakob in Taking Shots and now getting to hear their whole story, melted my heart. Harper was always stubborn and knew she wanted nothing serious. Then you had Jakob that knew the moment he saw her that he wanted her for keeps. Jakob knows what he wants and goes after it until he can get Harper to acknowledge what is going on between them. This story was beautiful and the way Jakob fights for what he wants will steal your heart and want your own ...more
This book is love letter to their daughter Allison to understand the meaning of true love. Harper wants to have fun. Jakob wants to find love and settle down. It is love at first sight for Jakob. Harper is guarded she will not give him the power to hurt her. Jakob will not take no for an answer. Jakob appreciates she is making him work for her heart. Jakob wants Harper to fall head over heels for him. Harper is his ultimate prize. I love this story of how Jakob wears Harper down. They love each ...more
We met Jakob & Harper in Taking Shots the best friends of Shea & Ellie Adler, but now we get to see where they are now and how their story really unfolded.<br />Life has been good for The Titovs over the past twenty years, but when their daughter is at a crossroads in her life they cant help relieve there relationship with her and tell her its not always roses. <br />So many amazing stories come to light and how they struggled to be together and stay together but when you know this is the person you ...more
OMG I loved this book so much! It was so great to finally see how Harper and Jakob got together and follow their amazing love story. And what a heartfelt and true love story it is! I am so in love with Jakob!! And what a firecracker Harper was! Still is. In reading about them in the present, it is so clear to see that their love story is still going stronger than ever after 22 years. That just makes me so happy! I really enjoyed how Toni Aleo wrote this story. How she has Jakob and Harper telling ...more
I love the way One Timer started off in present-day and went back to the beginning. It was so fun to read not only how Harper & Jakob's relationship started, but getting their views of Elli & Shea's relationship. I love the yin and yang of Harper & Jakob - they're opposite in how they view relationships in general as well as their own budding relationship. One knew from the start they were meant to be, and the other took some time but fell hard as well. It was nice to see also what Jakob ...more
I loved Harper & Jakob's story! You don't realize they piggy backed on Elly & Shea's story in Taking Shots, yes you got some of their story, but this is where you get the whole dang thing! And I loved it! 5 hockey pucks for this, loved revisiting the Assassins again!<br />As Harper and Jakob try to deal with their daughter Ally wanting to give everything up for a guy, because she wants the perfect love her parents and others that surround her have, Harper and Jakob go back to the beginning and ...more
All the warm and fuzzies and every other feeling in between. It was like falling in love with this series for the first time all over again.<br /> <br />Toni finally gave us Harper and Jakobs story but really gave us a different version of Taking Shots which I LOVED! So not only did I get to love on Jakob and Harper, I got tp fall for Shea and Elli again. <br /><br />Toni wrote a short but packed story that will have all her real Assassins fans giddy with joy. I have been with Toni since the beginning and each book just ...more
One Timer is another great addition to the Nashville Assassins series. It was so great to get some backstory into Jakob and Harper after meeting them way back in Taking Shots. Loved watching Jakob wear Harper down, when she was adamant it was only one night between them. He knew from the moment he saw her, that one night wasn't going to be enough. Jakob wanted Harper, and it was only a matter of time before she admitted the same thing to herself. <br /><br />Overall, I really enjoyed this story - and I'm excited ...more
This was everything and more i wanted for Harper and Jakob's story. It was so good. I always wanted to know their story and for a while it wasnt in the cards but im soooooo happy she decided to write their's. Happy reader here. I loved seeing it all the way from the beginning and how things went. We saw a side of them we weren't able to see from Taking Shots which was Elli and Shea's book. I loved it all. I loved how they were straight up and told Ally everything. Now im super excited for Posey's ...more
This is a novella about Harper and Jakob Titov life after retiring from NHL, the kids are adults now, and deciding what type of job he wants. Their daughter Ally is in love with a dirt bag, and not only does she want to live with him, but move to Texas with him. The parents are upset because Allison has a full ride scholarship to Bellevue college. They dont want to see her give up her dreams and regret them later. You get to visit with Elli and Shea and see into the lives of Harper and Jakob. I ...more
Harper and Jakob part 2.. <br /><br />20 years later their love is stronger than ever and they are trying to get their daughter to not run off and ditch everything she worked for over a guy. While Ally things their love story is perfect, Jakob and Harper tell her their love story including all the good and the bad they dealt with .. Will Ally see that love is not perfect all the time ?<br /><br />Loved it and we get to see the beginning of Shea and Elli again
My Kiska, My Forever....<br /><br />Having Harper and Jakob reminisce about how they met to their daughter Allison was sublime to read. Hearing them both give parental advice about the struggles and victories they experienced together was priceless. I loved how Toni Aleo weaved Ellie and Shea into this story. I have missed them so. Jakob is one amazing man and one of a kind. He never gives up on Harper. She is his soul mate, his one true love.
This novella was super cute! We get a little of the present day second generation, which completely excites me for the next book. But this also takes you back to the beginning. Harper and Jakob are super cute together and I totally loved Jakob's confidence in himself. Seeing him wear Harper down and win her over was super sweet and romantic, not to mention the amount of steam between the two of them. This novella was short but packed a punch.
Great addition to the series. I'm glad we got to see more of Harper and Jakob. This is a novella but definitely sucks you in from the start. We get o see more of these characters and the Assassin's world! Harper has been hurt too many times to want a serious relationship and Jakob is looking for exactly the opposite. I love this series and all the books. These characters are amazing and these books are awesome!!
Loved loved loved getting to read the full story of how Jakob and Harper came to be. They were always in the background in Elli and Sheas book, Taking Shots, but you until now we didnt get their full story. I loved how Harper kept trying to push Jakob away and that just made him want her more, and prove to her that what they had was real and going somewhere. ...more
Holy Shizzz! All this time I thought I was in love with Lucas Brooks, I am, but damn Jakob comes in a very close second! <br />Dreamy and so damn swoon-worthy! I love a man that knows what he wants and fights for it. <br /> Absolutely love Harper and Jakobs story! So hot and romantic, it will definitely give you all the feels! <br /><br />Ill never have enough if the Assassin series. Cant wait for more! ...more
I loved this!!! This was a great novella! I loved getting to see more of Jakob and Harper! It makes me want to go back and re read the series! Im not usually a huge novella fan Because I tend to find them to short and wanting more. While I would take a full length novel I thought this one was just right!<br /><br />Was provided an arc for an honest review ...more
My name is Toni Aleo, and Im a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!<br />I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.<br />While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, Im still a huge fan. But when Im not cheering for him, Im hollering for the whole Nashville Predators since I ...more
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