"be still heart, behave vagina", ahh, Benji Paxton.....
This is the first assassins book I've read (not sure why?), and I wasn't disadvantaged by not reading the previous 7.
It was a good, solid read, but I'll be honest and say that Lucy's character irritated me a lot throughout the book. The storyline was good, and was well supported by the secondary characters, well Rick really was a piece of cake. Benji was really, really lovable, very emotional. I never agreed with his dorky tag though. We could all do with some Benji love in our lives.
It is no secret that I adore hockey. I adore hockey books, hockey movies etc etc etc
And I am absolutely and irrevocably in love with the Assassins series.
Is it really already book 8 in this series? And in my opinion, it has gotten better each and every book.
Rushing The Goal is Lucy Sinclair (sister of the Sinclair boys from the Bellevue Bullies books) and Assassin Benji.
Oh how I love Benji right from the very first word. I just couldn't wait for what would happen with him next.
Lucy, well she is a different kettle of fish. I like her but she was quite a prickly character to begin with - though as the story continues I could completely understand why and in the end adored her even more because of it.
But when they got together - my heart just exploded. They are both so terribly mistrusting and broken, and to see the walls around their hearts disintegrate was lovely.
There are so many funny, sweet, sexy and poignant moments in this book. I didn't want to put it down.
But there were also points where I just wanted it to be over - not because I didn't like the story, not at all. It was all because of one particular character and his actions.
I very rarely have such a visceral reaction to a character, but OMG this guy Rick made me so angry. I wanted to throw my kindle across the room. My body physically stiffened with anger as he came into play. I wanted to crawl into my kindle and nut punch him! I wanted the story to be over so that he would be out of it and our lovelies could make their way off into the sunset.
Then there is the little scene stealer Angie - Lucy's daughter. There is not one thing to not love about her. She is like a 40 year old woman in a 7 year old's body. But with all the pure innocence of a child.
I loved that we got more of the Assassins from the previous books and their families. I feel like over the years that they have become part of my extended family, and I wanted, needed to know a little bit more about them all.