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Power Play

Power Play

By Toni Aleo


Posey Adler is coming home. After a devastating journey for what she mistakenly thought was true love, she is saying to hell with men and love forever. As the Nashville Assassins’s new assistant coach for special teams, Posey is ready to focus on her job and have the attention on her for a change. She’s been haunted by her place in her sister’s shadow, but this is her chance to shine and force her family to take notice. But in order to make a name for herself, she’s going to have to go toe-to-toe with her team’s leading power play scorer.

Boon Hoenes lives for special teams. The power play is his favorite thing about the game. He loves having that advantage over his opponent. And most of the time, it’s his quick thinking that sends the puck to the back of the goal when he’s on the ice. Off the ice, however, no amount of quick thinking prepared his heart for being dumped by his college sweetheart. Boon has sworn off women, but when Posey Adler comes onto his ice—and kicks him off his beloved power play—he decides she’s one woman he doesn’t want to swear off.

They’ve both been hurt, but instead of going in for the penalty kill, Boon is ready to convince Posey their hearts are the secret to how they’ll win.

How they’ll score the ultimate goal.


Toni Aleo has done it again. She’s returned to the children of fan favorites, in this case, Posey, the daughter of Shea and Elli, and gave her a beautiful love story. Posey, the second daughter, often overshadowed by her talented sister, has ups and downs in this story. She starts out in love with someone else and when that goes wrong, has to put her life back together. She gets a new job and has to struggle to prove herself and keep her emotions from interfering. Including emotions towards one of the players she’s coaching, Boon.

What I really enjoyed about Power Play, aside from the relationship between Boon and Posey, is watching Posey grow as a character. She makes very clear mistakes, ones that I could see myself making, but she learns from them and grows.

Boon and Posey together are a match made in heaven. If you don’t believe me, read this quote:

We have endless conversations, and when we’ve covered everything, we talk about lint. I’m not even kidding. The other night, I looked up at her ceiling, and I was confused by the dust on it. It’s a new place, and there shouldn’t be dust up there. She assumes it’s from the lint trap in her laundry closet, and I agreed. Seriously, it’s the most mundane thing but we talked about it.

Just to hear each other.

Power Play by Toni Aleo

The love they have for each other and the strength of their relationship gets tested but they manage to stay strong. Their relationship is beautiful and ranks high on my list of favorite Toni Aleo couples.

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