Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Falling for the Backup by Toni Aleo

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 guyshe’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.

My Review:

Falling for the Backup is a novella in the Nashville Assassins series, and I have to say I loved this quick, heartwarming, funny and steamy read. The characters are great and very real to me, I felt like they were people I could meet and become friends with.

Jordan and Aynslee have this amazing chemistry, and meet at a time of Jordan’s life that is a mess of turmoil. Aynslee is the perfect heroine for him as he navigates what his career will be going forward. I loved the way she let him grow, she walked his journey with him. This is part of a series but with insightful characters and with writing as good as this it is easily read as a stand alone story. I recommend the whole Assassins series, but if you only have time for one, then Falling for the Backup is the one for you!

4 books

I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. 

About the Author:

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.

Author Links:

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  1. Sounds great! I've had the series on the tbr pile but haven't had a chance to dig in yet. Maybe the novella will be it! I love when an author can really pull one of those off!

  2. Wow, this novella sounds great. I haven't read the series yet but have seen it floating around. I'll have to check this out.

  3. Haven't read one yet but this review has my clicky finger poised to buy.

  4. Shea Adler is my all Time Favorite Assassin....His and Ellie's book was awesome!!!! Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to enter!!!!

  5. I don't have one yet.Thanks for the chance to win.
    Can't wait to read this book.

  6. I haven't read any of these books yet, but they are now on my Nook and I can't wait to read them. Thanks!