Empty Net: The Assassins Series [NOOK Book]

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In Toni Aleo’s third novel in her hot Assassins series, the chiseled men of this Nashville hockey team can make anything happen when they go all out for the women they want—even turn a one-night stand into a happily ever after.
 
Audrey Parker is up against the boards. She’s stuck in a job she hates and pining for a total jerk. Meanwhile, her sister Fallon is moving out and getting married to hockey star Lucas Brooks. Where is Audrey’s ...
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Overview

In Toni Aleo’s third novel in her hot Assassins series, the chiseled men of this Nashville hockey team can make anything happen when they go all out for the women they want—even turn a one-night stand into a happily ever after.
 
Audrey Parker is up against the boards. She’s stuck in a job she hates and pining for a total jerk. Meanwhile, her sister Fallon is moving out and getting married to hockey star Lucas Brooks. Where is Audrey’s Prince Charming? Nothing she does has ever seemed to be good enough for any of the men in her life. Audrey’s about to hit rock bottom . . . until she wakes up next to Tate Odder.
 
The thrill of moving up from the minors to the Nashville Assassins was a welcome distraction. But not even becoming the first rookie goalie to tally three shutouts in the Stanley Cup finals alleviates the pain. With the loss of his parents and sister weighing as heavily on his soul as ever, Tate Odder can’t keep pretending he’s okay. That’s when he meets smart, sexy Audrey. Her gentle warmth and quirky sense of humor make him feel whole for the first time in too long. But to stay that way forever, Tate must find a way to accept his past and learn to live for love.

Praise for Toni Aleo’s Nashville Assassins romances
 
“Aleo melts the ice and hits it into the net with her Assassins series.”—Award-winning author Jami Davenport
 
Taking Shots is really the whole package. You get romance, humor, steamy sex, drama, and then it all wraps up with a great conclusion. I am amazed that this is Toni’s first book. She has come out in a huge way. I can’t wait to read more from her. Don’t hesitate for a moment to grab this book.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
 
“A little steamy, a little heartbreaking, and a whole lot of fanning yourself are in order this time around, readers. Are your cheeks feeling a little pink yet? Get used to the feeling.”—Dreaming in the Pages, on Trying to Score
 
Empty Net is an honest, heartwarming, endearing story. . . . Toni Aleo doesn’t just write a story. She gives you the ability to experience the journey of her characters right along with them. Her stories are enveloped with passion, emotion, humor, love; and let me tell you, that girl knows how to write a sex scene that just makes you sweat!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Review
 
“Sexy and riveting . . . the perfect combination of love and lust.”USA Today bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, on Blue Lines
 
“Funny, charming, sweet, sexy . . . [Falling for the Backup] has everything you want in a story.”—Blushing Reader
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots and Trying to Score.
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    The Assassins Series  

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Praise for Toni Aleo’s Nashville Assassins romances
 
“Aleo melts the ice and hits it into the net with her Assassins series.”—Award-winning author Jami Davenport
 
Taking Shots is really the whole package. You get romance, humor, steamy sex, drama, and then it all wraps up with a great conclusion. I am amazed that this is Toni’s first book. She has come out in a huge way. I can’t wait to read more from her. Don’t hesitate for a moment to grab this book.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
 
“A little steamy, a little heartbreaking, and a whole lot of fanning yourself are in order this time around, readers. Are your cheeks feeling a little pink yet? Get used to the feeling.”—Dreaming in the Pages, on Trying to Score
 
Empty Net is an honest, heartwarming, endearing story. . . . Toni Aleo doesn’t just write a story. She gives you the ability to experience the journey of her characters right along with them. Her stories are enveloped with passion, emotion, humor, love; and let me tell you, that girl knows how to write a sex scene that just makes you sweat!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Review
 
“Sexy and riveting . . . the perfect combination of love and lust.”USA Today bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, on Blue Lines
 
“Funny, charming, sweet, sexy . . . [Falling for the Backup] has everything you want in a story.”—Blushing Reader
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300759201
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/2/2012
  • Series: Assassins
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 6,018
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Toni Aleo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Nasvhille 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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  • Posted September 10, 2012

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    Sweet angels in Heaven. This book was beyond amazing. No kidding

    Sweet angels in Heaven. This book was beyond amazing. No kidding…I laughed, maybe snorted a couple times (it happens), I shouted at Audrey to get her head out of her rear, and of course with a ending like that…I cried. Oh my gosh did I cry. 12:45 in the morning and I am bawling my eyes out thinking of what just happened and what was to come. I was thinking heartbreak was sure to rear its ugly face again. Did it? Pssh, like I am gonna tell you. You have to read it to find out.

    Toni can write some books, lordy can that woman write some books. In fact I was head over heels in love with Shea and Elli’s story (Taking Shots) I didn’t think any of her other books would come close to that kind of perfection. Yeah Trying to Score was good, but not as great as Taking Shots in my opinion. So I figured I would get a good read, a little (ok who are we kidding, A LOT of) steamy action, and Shea would still be reigning king of Toniland. Nope, Tate came charging in and dethroned Shea boy and now there is a new king in town. And let me tell you, I likey me some Tate.

    Another thing I love about this series is the fact it is based in good ol’ Nashville. With me being only a few hours away, we try to visit often. So when Toni adds places, like the Opryland Hotel, it makes the story more real and come alive. And she continues to keep her old characters involved and they become like another family to the reader. And seeing Toni’s humor shine through in her work is another added plus in her books. Girl is something crazy and it shows.

    So here is what I am thinking...there is about 30 some odd guys on the Assassins Team right? And roughly guessing from what I gathered in the 3 books about 10 are probably married and/or taken. So I am pretty confident Toni can stomp out another 20 stories for us readers. Yeah, no pressure…just keep the yummy coming, ok?

    Empty Net is definitely one of my fav reads of 2012 so far and I am extremely excited to read the next book Blue Lines. And have a few theories that Hootie was none to pleased to heart about. So Toni...get to steppin' and get Blue Lines out in a hurry! *Pretty Please* If you haven’t done so already…READ THIS SERIES!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Strong ending

    Love the series. This one started off rough with my apathy so strong I nearly stopped reading...which is unlike me. However glad I didnt as the last quarter of the book totally redeamed for the slow start. Well worth the journey!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Empty net

    This book would have been 5 stars but I just do not like the f word in these books. The story was good and easy to read. I just wish you writers would leave all these bad words out. 366 pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Really bad-- couldn't even finish

    This book was awful! I can' t believe it's written by the same author as TAKING SHOTS (which was a fun read).

    The first 200 pgs keep repeating the same thing, the lead female character is annoyiing and the writing & editing is horrible. Skip this one.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    So far my favorite of the series

    I thought this book in the series was better than the others. The lead charachters came across more as late teens than 20 somethings but I still found it enjoyable. The female (Audrey) was less whiny and came around quicker. Tate could have been a bit more masculine but he was 21 and that is still pretty young in my book. Anyhow, decent story. On to the next...

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  • Posted August 27, 2014

    Another Hot Assassin Empty Net by Toni Aleo has everything you

    Another Hot Assassin

    Empty Net by Toni Aleo has everything you could want in a romance novel, hot men with a dramatic storyline.  Aleo’s Assassins series keeps getting better and better.  This is the type of series that you just cannot stop reading until you have read all the books.  

    In the third book of the series, we follow Audrey Parker’s life, book two’s leading lady, Fallon’s, sister.  In Trying to Score, we learned that the man, Levi, she was with was abusive to her.  In this book, we learn a lot more about Audrey, such as she can’t have children of her own from a botched abortion and that she has a dream of opening her own cupcakery.  Unfortunately, she works for her family’s winery, which she absolutely hates but her dad would be so mad if she even thought about quitting.  This is all until she meets her neighbor, Tate Odder.  Tate is the new goalie for the Assassins and is drop dead sexy.  Will Audrey ever be able to leave her abusive boyfriend?  Can she take a hold of her own life and dreams?  Could she even consider quitting her service rep job at the winery and open her own cupcakery?

    So far this is my absolutely favorite Assassin book.  I have been devouring this whole series and cannot wait to start the next one.  The great thing about this series is that you can read each book alone, even though I think it is better to read them in order, because you do learn about the other characters throughout the other books.  I would give this book a 5 out of 5 and would recommend it to any romance reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    A ginger she cat

    Kill skyleaf of thundercan because she stole my name if she posts anything kill her hyacinth res one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    To Nettle

    Kill Graysun at 'bumblebees' res one. Because. *Forever*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    To nettle

    Graysun at bumblebees res three.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Murder

    Owlheart. Asher result one. Official reincarnation of closest enemy. Signed, Frosthawk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Contract

    Ninetails, Oliver Twist. Don't godmod or she will ignore you. I want the pelt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Nettle

    He sat quietly, his ears pricked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Me

    ## I've tried, I'm 100+ pages in, but just can't get into this book. The characters read like 16 year olds not 30 somethings. Glad I didn't spend much on this book.

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    Posted June 5, 2014

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    Posted May 29, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Loved It. The best Assassins Series book so far.

    Loved It. The best Assassins Series book so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Who says age has to be an issue.  I loved this book "to the

    Who says age has to be an issue.  I loved this book "to the moon and back" 

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  • Posted April 15, 2014

    Highly recommend reading this book

    Empty nest was a very captivating book I thoroughly enjoyed reading it as a matter fact I went back and bought all the other books very entertaining I could not put the book down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Loved It!!

    Important to Read the four books and the Novella in this series in order... Loved every story starting with Shea and Ellie; Taking Shots,, Fallon and Lucus; Trying to Score,, Audrey and Tate; Empty Net,, Jordan and Aynslee; the novella - Falling for the Backup and finally Piper and Erik; Blue Lines... Characters and story lines were all unique and well done and I read all five books in three days... Lots of smiles and a few tears and hockey was always in the background... Emotions of the characters were right up front and I loved them...

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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    I love the Assassins Series and I loved Tate and Audrey's story

    I love the Assassins Series and I loved Tate and Audrey's story. It did take a while for her to some to her senses but when she did is was fantastic!!

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