Thursday, April 25, 2013

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.

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.

4.5/5 stars

I've mentioned before about how much I love hockey and hockey men so reading about them is a such an easy thing to do. I watch the sport religiously and attend the games as much as possible, which isn't very often cause it's a four hour drive to both Nashville and Columbus so I only go once or twice a season when they play my favorite team. That being said, when I found this series I was so excited to read about the men who play and the women who are strong enough to hold onto them.

Lucas was awesome. He had been through so much before he was traded to the Assassins and needed that second chance that they gave him. And of course running into Fallom wasn't to bad either. That the two had a past history only made the story better. At times Fallon really got on my nerves. I just wanted to shake her and scream "it was seven years ago...give him a break!" but then I would try to think about if I were in her position I would try to protect my son and feelings too. Aidan was adorable and reading about his interactions with Lucas brought on a few happy tears.

I can't wait to read more books in this series and see how Ms. Also plans on topping this book. Definitely recommend this book to all lovers of the romance genre. You don't even have to be a fan of hockey either since it only plays in the background. 

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