Sunday, April 21, 2013

Review ~ Trying to Score (Assassins, #2) by Toni Aleo

In a captivating novel of second chances and healing hearts, the newest member of the Nashville Assassins pulls a power play to make things right with the one that got away.

Fallon Parker’s dream has always been to turn her family’s wine company into a runaway success and eventually start a cellar of her own. Since graduating from college, she has worked relentlessly to make that dream a reality, especially after taking a chance on love—and losing. By the time Fallon becomes an official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, she feels like all her hard work is finally paying off. And then the man who broke her heart skates back into her life.

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, and Blue Lines. When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel. She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog.

On the ice, Lucas Brooks is the NHL’s leading scorer—at least when he’s not in the box. Off the ice, he’s a mess, with all his anger and misery bottled up inside. He threw away the most important person in his life and has regretted it ever since. But when Lucas returns to Nashville in a trade, he’s determined to convince Fallon that he’s a changed man. The attraction is still there. The tension is electrifying. But the odds are stacked against them—especially after Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a devastating secret.
This is very different from the first the book, Taking Shots. The author developed characters that are full of personality and flavor. Lucas captured my heart – that damaged bad boy persona and dialogue is sexy. In the beginning, I was annoyed by Fallon and her tendency to over dramatize everything. However, eventually I found myself able to overlook this flaw and rooting for her HEA.

The overall pace and plot were well-developed. The author tossed in lots of pleasant surprises. I like second chance romances. I was not a fan of the extra drama of Audrey’s romance or the other crap with Fallon’s dad. It just seemed like it was tossed as filler – I hate filler.

Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, and Blue Lines. When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel. Aleo lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog.



~ Description and Author Bio from NetGalley

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