So, let’s be honest.
Almost everyone has a gender they read but rarely talk about it, or you talk about it but with selected people, people you know won’t judge you for what you really like.
You’re probably thinking, why would I hide what I read? Actually, I don’t hide it, is just that I don’t talk about it openly, but if you have the time you can always check my Goodreads’ read shelf.
That gender for me is Romance, but not any kind of romance I’m talking about Sports Romance, those books with the hot shirtless guy on the cover sometimes accompanied by a smoking hot girl, where he is a professional hockey/football/rugby/baseball player.
These steamy novels kept me reading until late at night, they are more about character development and common people falling in love and/or overcoming a tragic event. And maybe you’ve seen some of these books out there but never really picked one up. Well let’s not judge it by its cover, they might surprise you if you give it a try.
Recently I’ve been catching up with a series I haven’t read in almost two years and that is:
ASSASSINS by TONI ALEO
There are way too many books in this unputdownable series, obviously, I’ve enjoyed some of them more than others, being my favourites Taking Shots, Blue Lines, Breaking Away and Overtime.
Right now I’m reading book number eight, it is quite a different read and style from the first book in this series, you can clearly see how much the author has improved in six years, how her characters have developed with each book and how every story has intertwined with the others turning it into a fantastic big family joined by their love for hockey.
RUSHING THE GOAL by TONI ALEO
These are the kind of books that take me out of any reading slump, and it’s been weeks since a picked up one of faves fantasy or YA books. That doesn’t mean there is something wrong if you only read this kind of books, you’re free to do as you please but for me is more like a gateway, something I only do from time to time because sometimes I have had enough of high fantasy or historical fiction.