Today we welcome Toni Aleo to the blog with a review and giveaway for Falling for the Backup: A Novella (The Assassins Series)!
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.
Another delicious Nashville Assassins book from Toni Aleo! I was immediately drawn in to Jordan and Aynslee’s story and absolutely love the author’s writing style! Somehow the author makes these characters into real people, with real jobs, and believable problems, with the added bonus of a peek into the world of professional hockey. Is there a love at first sight story in Falling for the Backup? Yes, but the author makes it very believable and not cliche at all.
I will admit that I have been a huge fan of Toni Aleo since “Taking Shots”, her first book in the Assassins series, so I jumped at the chance to read Falling for the Backup. (You do not, however, need to read any of the other books to enjoy this one, since it is a standalone novella.)
When Jordan is sidelined by an injury, he fights to get his professional hockey career back, but also feels like he is not worthy of getting involved with the beautiful and vivacious Aynslee. His self-esteem is tied to his ability to play hockey. Toni Aleo had me literally on the edge of my seat until I finished this novella. And the sex scenes are scorching hot! If you want a relatively fast and very exciting and well-written story, Falling for the Backup is for you. (And then go read Taking Shots! You’ll love it, too!)
(ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.)
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.