Title : Trying to Score
Series : Assassins # 2
Release date : April 11th, 2012
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Fallon Parker’s dream was to have her family’s wine company at the top of all wine magazines and to have a cellar of her own. After graduating from college, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality, even if that meant having a nonexistent love life. She had her chance at love and that was a bust, so she put everything into the wine company. After becoming the official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, Fallon finally feels like everything is falling in place that is until Lucas Brooks comes back into her life.
Lucas Brooks hates his life. He is lonely, he is sober, and he is angry. On the ice, when he’s not in the sin bin, he the leading scorer in the NHL but off the ice, he is a mess. He threw away the most important person in his life, and has regretted it ever since but when Lucas sees Fallon again after being traded to the Assassins; he is bound and determined to get her back. Even if she wants nothing to do with him.
The sexual tension between Fallon and Lucas is electrifying as Lucas tries to convince Fallon that he is a changed man. Fallon tries to resist Lucas, but it is so hard when all her body wants is his. But when Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a huge secret from him, the game he is playing stops and penalties are called.
With new rules and new players on the ice, will Fallon and Lucas be able to work out their differences and work as a team or will they be left trying to score alone.
Trying to Score by Toni Aleo is the second novel in her Assassins Series and another blown away novel. I was given the opportunity to read and review this book as part of a blog tour and when I read the book description I knew I had to sign up. Just like the first novel in this series I wasn’t able to put the book down when I start reading.
Here we meet Fallon Parker; who’s fighting hard to succeed in life and make their family business a success. She wants to start her won Wine Cellar one day, so when she has the opportunity to work with her best friend Elli Adler and her hockey team she knows this might be the beginning of her dream. Never in a million years could she have thought to see the one man she left behind and knows her biggest secret is about to come out.
Lucas Brooks has been transferred to the Assassins in Nashville and is determined to succeed wit this new hockey team and also to fix his biggest mistake in his life. He has jeopardized his relationship with Fallon in the past, but he will do anything to proof to her that he is a changed man. Despite his motives and actions nothing seems to go according plan.
I loved the tension and huge attraction between Fallon and Lucas, although I wanted to smack Fallon sometimes. Lucas did everything possible to proof his intentions and every time she reminded him of the past and his mistakes. I have to tell you that after a few times that behaviour was getting boring. I loved seeing Elli and Shea again and it was great to see how their life is turning out. Fallon’s sister Audrey is another great character, but I really hope she’ll get stronger in her choice of men, because I think Levi is not the right man for her…or he really needs to change.
Toni Aleo has written another amazing novel with those fabulous characters. I can only say one thing…I’m a huge fan not only of this author but also of these hockey team. I really hope she is going to write about more of them. I’m definitely going to follow this author and hopefully see more of those amazing hockey players.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*
I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey!
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 daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.
I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?
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