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Wild Tendy

Wild Tendy

by Toni Aleo

Nico Merryweather loves women—all women. Sure, they’re sexy and fun. But “Player” is an easy reputation to hide behind, a way to keep the good times rolling and reality at bay. He’s loud, he’s cocky, he says exactly what he’s thinking, and people just laugh it off because they think they know him. But Nico makes sure no one is close enough to know the truth. With a new season starting, he is ready to play the game he can control. They’ll all be watching Nico, the goalie, but they’ll never know the man behind the mask who is just trying to breathe. He hasn’t ever wanted anyone close enough to him to see the truth, until Aviva rams herself into his ass. Literally. 

Aviva Pearce’s life is a collection of bad days all wrapped up without a bow. If it can go wrong, it will. All she wants is to run her business, take care of her sister, and keep her head above water. But with a father who is out to ruin her like he has himself and debt trying to drown her, it’s hard to stay afloat. Aviva isn’t the type to waste time dwelling on her misfortunes or to give up, though. She’s got too much fight in her. And she definitely doesn’t have time to waste on the wildly sexy, rich, showboating goaltender everyone wants. She’s got goals. 

What she doesn’t know is that Nico has goals of his own. 

And she’s number one on his list. 



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This might be my favorite of all Toni Aleo’s books. Nico is such a captivating hero. His charm and humor is a front for the secrets about himself that he’s keeping. When he meets Aviva, it’s lust at first sight. However, as she resists his attempts at a relationship, their friendship grows and they learn to depend on and trust one another.

Aviva. I don’t have words for how much I love her. I personally relate so much to the fears in her life. My family history is similar to hers and I’ve considered the personal decision she made. This book touched me in very wounded places and made me hope for a brighter future.

Honestly, I want everyone to read Wild Tendy. Both Nico and Aviva are wounded deeply and they help each other heal and move towards a beautiful future. This book transcends a sports romance or a contemporary romance or any other descriptors and simple is a story of two wounded people healing and learning to love themselves and each other.

About Author:

My name is Toni Aleo, and I’m a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!

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.

While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I’m still a huge fan. But when I’m not cheering for him, I’m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators since I’ll never give my heart to one player again.

When I’m not in the gym getting swole, I’m usually writing, trying to make my dreams a reality, or being a taxi for my kids.

I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Supernatural, Disney, and anything that sparkles! I’m pretty sure I was Belle in a past life, and if I could be on any show, it would be Supernatural so I could hunt with Sam and Dean.

Also, I did mention I love hockey, right?

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