Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Trying to Score (Assassins #2) by Toni Aleo

Goodreads description:

Fallon Parker’s dream was to have her family’s wine company at the top of all wine magazines and to have a cellar of her own. After graduating from college, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality, even if that meant having a nonexistent love life. She had her chance at love and that was a bust, so she put everything into the wine company. After becoming the official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, Fallon finally feels like everything is falling in place, that is until Lucas Brooks comes back into her life.

Lucas Brooks hates his life. He is lonely, he is sober, and he is angry. On the ice, when he’s not in the sin bin, he the leading scorer in the NHL but off the ice, he is a mess. He threw away the most important person in his life, and has regretted it ever since but when Lucas sees Fallon again after being traded to the Assassins; he is bound and determined to get her back. Even if she wants nothing to do with him.

The sexual tension between Fallon and Lucas is electrifying as Lucas tries to convince Fallon that he is a changed man. Fallon tries to resist Lucas, but it is so hard when all her body wants is his. But when Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a huge secret from him, the game he is playing stops and penalties are called.

With new rules and new players on the ice, will Fallon and Lucas be able to work out their differences and work as a team or will they be left trying to score alone.

Mary's Review

Mandy I Read Indie is one of my favorite Book Pimps and this book recommendation was so good!

Again, just a warning, this book has adult content in it.

Now, let talk more about Hockey Hotness!

Best part of book:  HELLO LUCAS BROOKS! Boy oh Boy do I love a bad-boy hockey player and Lucas Brooks is just that.  Well, sort of! He is all "big and bad" on the ice but there is so much more to him.  I loved how Toni Aleo showed more to Lucas than just his "bad-boy" side.  I got to see him in a sensitive way.  I also thought he dealt with Fallon's secret very well. As well as can be expected.  As I kept reading I fell more and more in love with Lucas! He was a great character!

Not so great:  I liked Fallon at the end of the book more than the beginning of the book.  I understand that Lucas hurt her and she should have been upset but there was a bigger picture and she was just so stubborn! It got a little bit annoying at times.  I just wanted to shake her and say "HELLO! can you please stop it?"

But that is not going to stop me from reading Book 3: Empty Net


  1. I felt the same way about Fallon. Sometimes the girl drove me mad. But still loved her ;)

  2. I felt the same way about Fallon. Sometimes the girl drove me mad. But still loved her ;)