Trying to Score: An Assassins Novel

Trying to Score: An Assassins Novel

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by Toni Aleo
     
 

In a captivating novel of second chances and healing hearts from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Toni Aleo, the newest member of the Nashville Assassins pulls a power play to make things right with the one that got away.
 
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In a captivating novel of second chances and healing hearts from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Toni Aleo, the newest member of the Nashville Assassins pulls a power play to make things right with the one that got away.
 
Fallon Parker’s dream has always been to turn her family’s wine company into a runaway success and eventually start a cellar of her own. Since graduating from college, she has worked relentlessly to make that dream a reality, especially after taking a chance on love—and losing. By the time Fallon becomes an official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, she feels like all her hard work is finally paying off. And then the man who broke her heart skates back into her life.
 
On the ice, Lucas Brooks is the NHL’s leading scorer—at least when he’s not in the box. Off the ice, he’s a mess, with all his anger and misery bottled up inside. He threw away the most important person in his life and has regretted it ever since. But when Lucas returns to Nashville in a trade, he’s determined to convince Fallon that he’s a changed man. The attraction is still there. The tension is electrifying. But the odds are stacked against them—especially after Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a devastating secret.

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 Empty Net.

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Editorial Reviews

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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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Not since Beautiful Disaster has a book complete taken over my life and completely changed it for the better. Toni had a game-winning goal with Taking Shots, but Trying To Score gives you a overtime win!

Fallon and Lucas had the love that everyone dreams of. Locking eyes across the room at a club, the both go balls to the wall and have the most amazing time of their life. Until the day that it all comes to an end. One mistake cost Lucas and Fallon their chance at happiness, or did it?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105659416
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Series:
Assassins Series , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
18,237
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Toni Aleo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, Falling for the Backup, 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. Aleo lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog.


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Trying to Score: An Assassins Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the 2nd book in the series is good, I kind of got tired of Fallon and her trust issues. Ms. Aleo seemed to drag this problem on and on and it was getting really annoying! Otherwise the book was wonderful, over 300 pages, with some steamy loving, emotional moments and some funny bits too. So far I am happy with the series but the "problems" seem to last a bit too long for me.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
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. If you like these themes, you might like this book: Spoilers below! secret-baby, second-chance, spitfire, mean-fierce-heroine, big-and-tall-hero, addiction, recovery, alcoholic, drugs, single-mother, 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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some books you want to be longer because there is just more that can be told. This was not one of them. The lead female just ended up being annoying. At first it was understandable and then it was just ridiculous. I mean ok so she has trust issues, but come on already. Not the worst book I've read though. s.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So this is second book in this series and yet again the heroine is freaking annoying. Both books the hero was great and the storyline, setting, etc... was great. The heroines are irrational and do not listen to anything but whine about everything!!! I realize it is to create drama and give the story some turmoil but come on!! At least make the heroine likable so the reader can connect and hope for their HEA. Instead, I keep thinking they do not deserve a HEA and feel sorry the hero ends up stuck with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible writing discribes this book. My guess is the author who is some stay at home mom, who tried to write a book. How any one ever published it is the real mystery. She may have an ok story line but she has a high school level in writing.
NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, although when I first sampled it, I thought that it might be more of a hockey story than a love story, but I was totally wrong. There's enough hockey to make it interesting to a non hockey reader, but Lucas and Fallon are really great characters and you really don't want to stop reading until you've turned the last page. I've got the other Assassin books ready to read and I know I'm going to love them!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Fun dialogue hot sex really good read! And it was free!?!
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cute story - so I read them all !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters!!
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Love it
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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How i get books out of mmy library
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trying to Score
Paula0713 More than 1 year ago
This is a great series. Loved all of them.