Twenty-Two by Toni Aleo – Jenn’s Review


Lucas Brooks is my favorite Assassin. How could I not read it??



When Lucas Brooks was traded to the Nashville Assassins over a decade ago, he was a brash, brawling hothead without an anchor.

Well, four kids and a smokin’ hot wife will weigh you down real fast, but Lucas wouldn’t change a minute of his happily ever after.

During an epic, end-of-season quest for the Cup, changes appear on the horizon, and suddenly, there’s a plot twist in Lucas’s fairy tale.


Lucas Brooks has been my favorite Assassin since the very beginning. Something about Trying to Score stuck with me over the years. It’s a top favorite, and I re-read it at least once a year. When Toni said we were getting a novella for Lucas, I did some hypothetical cartwheels. I was fairly certain I knew what this meant for Lucas, but I had no idea how moved I would be by it. We’re talking tears people! Twenty-Two gave us everything we need to be satisfied with Lucas and Fallon’s story. It’s not possible for Aleo to have written their ending better. It also left me craving more for Aiden. I love how the end of one book has me clamoring for the next one. Aleo excels at building excitement for the upcoming books in the series. Although, I know Aiden will get his turn, no matter how far into the future, I feel like Veruca Salt. I want it now! Fans of the Assassin’s, and even bigger Lucas Brooks will cherish this novella, and the chance to see Lucas go out in style. One chapter closes, and another is soon to begin.

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