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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A- rating....

My Review:

mmm, I really am liking this series!! I'm just sad at this point that I only have one more to read in my TBR pile. I think Toni needs to write faster. ;o) I'm also discovering that I really like baby-daddy books because I like books where the couple has a ...
My Review:

mmm, I really am liking this series!! I'm just sad at this point that I only have one more to read in my TBR pile. I think Toni needs to write faster. ;o) I'm also discovering that I really like baby-daddy books because I like books where the couple has a history.

This is definitely a baby-daddy book. Fallon and Lucas were HOT AND HEAVY seven years ago. It was love at first sight and they stayed that way for 2 years until Lucas cheated on Fallon. What neither of them knew at the time was that she was pregnant. And she didn't know how many issues Lucas was having with drugs and alcohol from his partying NHL lifestyle. Now it's 7 years later...Lucas is clean and sees another chance with Fallon. He has NO IDEA he has a son and Fallon is scared and harboring 7 years of pent-up hurt and anger. Yep, there is a LOT of passion and spontaneous combustion in this novel, which translates into...IT WAS REALLY GOOD!

Fallon is tough. She's a single mom who gave up everything to have her baby. She was a trust-fund girl and daddy took that away when she refused to have an abortion. As a result, she's had to work for everything that she and Aiden (her son) have. Luckily, her sister Audrey stood by her to help support her through all those years. They still live together and are absolute best friends. But Audrey is also the first to jump-ship to Lucas' side because she sees what a good guy he is now.

It takes a good while before Lucas finds out about Aiden. Before we got to that point, I was falling in love with him, but after his reaction to Aiden...OMG, sigh. I loved him. Most guys first reaction would be anger, but to tell you what kind of guy Lucas is...he was hurt because he thought Fallon kept Aiden away from him because he wasn't fit to be a father. He wants so much to be a good dad to Aiden and there is so much emphasis put on that in this book. This isn't just about him and Fallon and I loved that about the story.

I love Aiden and what he adds to the story. He's old enough to question things. When he figured out who Lucas was...it broke my heart...for ALL of them, but especially Lucas and Aiden.

The emotions are REALLY high throughout the entire book. Fallon is terrified. She knows that she screwed up and the most brilliant thing about the book...she isn't devastated for herself. She's devastated because she's hurt the two people that she loves the most in this world. I just love the way that Toni Aleo wrote the story line. It seems so real and true. There's a lot of back and forth in this book as Lucas and Fallon work through so many issues. Every time they move forward, something happens to derail them. They have so many trust issues....both of them. It's almost painful to read sometimes, but in the end it was all so good.

Just a great, great book. Toni Aleo is an amazing story teller!

posted by SmittenWithReading on September 19, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I really like this series and I would likely give the series 4 s

I really like this series and I would likely give the series 4 stars because it is re readable and all the books tangle well together. This book
 floats between 3 stars and 4 stars for me. Like with the other books I have read by Aleo, I really adore the hero, Lucas. He...
I really like this series and I would likely give the series 4 stars because it is re readable and all the books tangle well together. This book
 floats between 3 stars and 4 stars for me. Like with the other books I have read by Aleo, I really adore the hero, Lucas. He is
self reflective, funny, steadfast, and loving. He has grown and continues to grow. He is not perfect but he is real. He owns himself.

The hero says about the heroine, Fallon, that she has her head up her ass, and I have to say he is right. I kind of like the fact she is
hot tempered but I don't like the fact that she never fully owns her garbage. She is not self reflective. Her stuff with her dad makes
me nuts and she is a terrible listener. Fallon states she should have known things about the hero that she didn't late in the book and
 I agree, she should have and really we needed more time in the book while Fallon worked herself through than we got. She is a
great mom though and I liked her enough to enjoy the book.

The kid in this book is great as is the chemistry between the leads. I would have liked more time with Fallon changing and more time
 with the couple together but luckily we should get that in the rest of the series.

I was given this book for my honest review.

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sisters, tennesee, anger-management, angst, learning-disability, illiterate, dyslexia, pro-athlete, difficult-parent, steadfast,
hero-in-pursuit, resistant-herione, wine, dirty-talk, romantic-gesture-gift, a body-art, betrayal, bicker, blushing, hero loves her booty,
 brawler, character-driven, charmer, children, clothes-whore, contemporary-romance, contemporary-romance-series, cynical-heroine,
 discovered-child, guilt, bearded hero, lack-of-communication, met-in-a-bar

posted by northamericanwordcat on May 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Dragged on

    I felt that the book dragged on s little to much. Also Fallon wss a little too into herself, and whiney. I think parts of the story could have been cut out. I did like the story, and would read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Whiny much?!

    I hated the whiny girl and thought he could do better. The book dragged on too long repeating the same things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    OK romance but too many side stories

    I feel like the author couldn't decide on one plot so the book includes all of them distracting from the potentially good love story.

    You could probably remove about 1/3 of the extra stuff and it'd be a great book but instead it's obsesively long about a good guy who has his life figured out and a moody, undecisive woman he's in love with.

    The first part is okay and has some nice flashbacks in the main characters' lives but then it seems like the author changed the strategy and added more unnecessary plot twists and stopped doing flashbacks.

    Thought about reading others in the series of books but don't plan on it anymore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    way to much w Way to much "what if's" drama

    Page after page of the same he did me wrong. Book would be better without all that same drama, maybe about 50 pages shorter though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Not really exciting.... I was really looking forward to reading

    Not really exciting....
    I was really looking forward to reading this book but something about it just didn't work for me. Fallon was way too needy and there were times that I thought what a selfish little brat. The outcome was pretty predictable and found that I knew who the sister was dating long before the author gave the name. The epilogue was extremely long, boring and it seemed like she was just saying the same thing over and over again. Instead of what the epilogue focused on I think she should have focused on the relationship with the Fallon's parents, you never know what the outcome was. For Lucas sticking up for Fallon he really didn't when it came to her Father. Just wasn't very impressed and not sure if I will read any more of her books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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