Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Falling for the Backup by Toni Aleo

 Toni Aleo’s sexy new eBook original novella featuring the Nashville Assassins will have you believing in the power of love at first sight . . . and second sight . . . and the third. 

 After serving as a dutiful bridesmaid in the wedding from hell, Aynslee Shaw just wants to slink home to Nashville and forget the whole trip. That is, until the hottest guy she’s ever seen is seated next to her on the flight and dazzles her with his easy laugh and killer smile. But just when she thinks things are getting good, he vanishes, leaving Aynslee wondering, was that guy the one? And did she just let him slip through her fingers? 

 Former superstar goalie Jordan Ryan is back on the ice—finally. After a crippling knee injury that had him wondering if he’d ever play pro hockey again, he’s got his full attention on rebuilding his career. So a pretty—okay, beautiful—girl on a plane shouldn’t be a distraction. But Jordan is very, very distracted. And when Aynslee crosses his path again, he’s not sure any job in the world is worth missing his second chance with a woman like her. 

 Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from the Loveswept title Empty Net.

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4 Star Review ~*~
Falling for the Backup can be read even if you haven't read the first three books in the series. I was lucky enough to read books 2 and 3 prior to this novella (reviews coming soon), so I had some of the backstory, but this would be perfectly enjoyable without that.  Ok, now that we have that out of the way ;)

I really enjoyed the relationship between Aynslee and Jordan.  They both have some issue in their past and are doing the best they can to keep moving forward doing what they love to do.  But how can  they even attempt a relationship when neither of them puts themselves first in life.  There are so many factors against the two of them that he seems a fling is about all they can have.  

Toni Aleo does a marvelous job of giving us characters that we can both love and hate all at once.  As i grumbles at these two, as well as the supporting characters, I wanted to smack them upside the head at times and hug them close at others.  That makes them great in my opinion, that they can push my emotions all over the place keeps me reading for more.  

As a fellow hockey lover, I just have to say to Ms. Aleo wait til next season.  Nashville doesn't stand a chance with my Wings in the division now! LOL

 Author Info

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nashville 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.

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  1. Love finding a new series. Cant wait to start reading.