I was not expecting this when I started reading. Honestly, I wasn’t the biggest Nico fan after finishing Chase & Dump, and I was curious what Toni Aleo was going to do with this character. There were a lot of surprises, and I can’t tell you anything because they’re all spoilers. I can’t even tell you much about Aviva, because it would give too much away.

What I can tell you is to give Wild Tendy a chance. It’s one of those romance novels where you go in expecting one thing, but then the author takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, and you enjoy every word of it. 

I ended up loving Nico, and I will go even a step further and say he might be in my top three of favourite male characters by Toni Aleo. This romance novel has it all. It made me chuckle, cry big fat tears, grind my teeth in anger, sigh wistfully, and swoon. Wild Tendy is Toni Aleo at her best! 

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

By Toni Aleo

Wild Tendy

(IceCats #2)

Nico Merryweather loves women—all women. Sure, they’re sexy and fun. But “Player” is an easy reputation to hide behind, a way to keep the good times rolling and reality at bay. He’s loud, he’s cocky, he says exactly what he’s thinking, and people just laugh it off because they think they know him. But Nico makes sure no one is close enough to know the truth. With a new season starting, he is ready to play the game he can control. They’ll all be watching Nico, the goalie, but they’ll never know the man behind the mask who is just trying to breathe. He hasn’t ever wanted anyone close enough to him to see the truth, until Aviva rams herself into his ass. Literally.

Aviva Pearce’s life is a collection of bad days all wrapped up without a bow. If it can go wrong, it will. All she wants is to run her business, take care of her sister, and keep her head above water. But with a father who is out to ruin her like he has himself and debt trying to drown her, it’s hard to stay afloat. Aviva isn’t the type to waste time dwelling on her misfortunes or to give up, though. She’s got too much fight in her. And she definitely doesn’t have time to waste on the wildly sexy, rich, showboating goaltender everyone wants. She’s got goals.

What she doesn’t know is that Nico has goals of his own.

And she’s number one on his list.


*All books can be read as a standalone*

About the author

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose
pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey
games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures,
scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color
pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?