REVIEW: A Very Merry Hockey Holiday By Toni Aleo

Published: 10th December 2016

Publisher: Self Published

Pages: 89

Format: Ebook (Purchased)

RRP: $0.99

4/5 Stars 


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – with eight stories featuring your most beloved characters and their families – it’s time to get comfy with a cup of hot cocoa and take a sneak peek at the holidays, Assassins’ style.

Join Lucas and Fallon along with Tate and Audrey as they await life-changing gifts; Erik and Piper, and Phillip and Reece who have decisions to make that could lead to exciting developments ahead in their lives; and Claire as she makes a Christmas wish and choices for her future. Spend Christmas morning with the Adler family and see what the New Year has in store for Karson and Lacey, as well as Kacey King. The King family faces significant changes and resolutions that will leave readers alternately cheering and maybe a little heavy-hearted…all wrapped up in a big bow.

I love ice hockey and Toni Aleo’s Assassin’s series was one of the first fictional stories I’d read about the game. Naturally I gobbled each book up as it was released, so when I heard there was a Christmas novella coming out I just knew I had to read it!

A Very Merry Hockey Holiday is made up of eight mini short stories on each of our favourite couples (and some new ones) from the Assassins series; Fallon and Lucas, Audrey and Tate, Piper and Erik, Reese and Phillip, Claire, Elli and Shea, Lacey and Karson, and Kacey. Each story is a super cute bitesize festive story that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

What surprised me most about this collection was just how much Aleo was able to pack into each mini story. Every single one of these stories has so much heart and emotion packed into its pages. I’m not ashamed to admit I cried with a few of our characters and celebrated with others. I laughed out loud more times than I can count and genuinely just loved revisiting some of the ‘older’ characters from earlier books. It felt like coming home and was such a perfect little Christmas/festive read.

I highly recommend this series of mini-stories to anyone who has read the Assassin series.


To purchase a copy of A Very Merry Hockey Holiday by Toni Aleo, visit the following online retailers:

   Kobo AUS | Wordery | Amazon US | Amazon AUS



To learn more about Toni Aleo and her Assassins Series, visit the following social media sites:

Toni Aleo’s Website |  Goodreads | Amazon | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram |


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