Description: Chandler Moon’s career as a defensemen for the IceCats is on fire. However, his marriage has gone up in flames…literally. He’s resigned himself to the single life and being the best dog dad he can be, but he still holds out hope that one day he’ll find “The One.” So, imagine his surprise when he runs into “The One Who Got Away.”
His best friend’s baby sister.
AKA: “The One Who Is Totally Off-Limits”
Amelia is broken. The punches that life, and her ex-husband, have thrown at her have her down for the count. She’s cut herself off from her family and friends as she works to rebuild her self-esteem and her spirit. Hidden away in a small town, she never expects to reconnect with “The One She Should Have Chosen.”
Chandler is so much more than he was in college: more handsome, more muscular, more tattooed… It was supposed to be a casual fling while Amelia and Chandler worked to put the pieces of their lives back together.
But as every good hockey player knows, a rebound can turn into one hell of a goal.
I’ve been waiting for Amelia’s book since the very first Toni Aleo book I read, which was Taking Shots. And I’ve been waiting for Amelia and Chandler’s story since End Game. When Juicy Rebound finally arrived, my heart was full. This was the perfect reunion and healing book. Amelia needed the simple love and devotion of Chandler. And Chandler needed to give his pure love to someone who deserved it and could love him back.
I was a little concerned when Chandler and Amelia first reunited because he was persistent in asking her out. However, it wasn’t creepy but rather showing that he wanted to be there for her in any way she’d let him. What started as a rebound for the both of them quickly grew into something more. As much as I loved their relationship, I also loved watching Amelia’s relationship with her family heal. The life choices she and her family made drove them about but part of her healing is reuniting with them as well. Her relationship with her cousin Shelli didn’t suffer and I loved her subplot and hints at her future. And you know I’m anxiously awaiting Shelli’s book now too!
Juicy Rebound is, quite simply, a book of healing and love. And it will be a reread book for when I need that simple beauty in my life.