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Trying to Score: An Assassins Novel (The Assassins Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Toni Aleo
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Book Description

In a captivating novel of second chances and healing hearts, 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3982 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Loveswept (10 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BSW7PU2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,123 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Seven years ago Lucas had betrayed Fallon. In fact Fallon was so in love with Lucas his actions had broken her. But she has something she is hiding from Lucas, and now it looks like she is going to have to face the consequences. Lucas has been signed for the Assassins Hockey team. So meeting him is going to be unavoidable. Although Lucas's betrayal still burns in Fallon's heart. Deep down she still loves him. When Lucas and Fallon eventually meet up again, sparks fly and they are not all about the sexual chemistry that is between them. Lucas is determined to get Fallon back but she is having none of it. What happens when Lucas discovers her deception makes avoiding Lucas impossible.

Can I say first of all that IMO this is a far superior book to the first in this series. Taking Shots (Assassins). The story is better, the writing and how the story flows is much better as well. There are also a lot fewer mistakes.
The characters are very well drawn, particularly Fallon and Lucas. The Lucas that Fallon knew seven years ago is gone, instead he has matured and got his act together, he is still as charming but he takes his responsibilities much more seriously. The things in his past that caused him to go off the rails, no longer affect him in quite the same way. Fallon on the other hand is in limbo she has never really moved on from what happened between her and Lucas. It's as if her whole life is on hold. She knows that she has made a bad decision in keeping a secret from Lucas. But the longer she left it the more difficult it became to come clean with him. So she has dug herself into a big hole she cannot get out of. For them to have a future Fallon must let go of the past.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved this one 26 Sept. 2012
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I read book one of this series and didn't love it but book two trying to score I loved, it had a better story at a better pace and the leads were great, I loved Adien, Fallon and Lucas's son he was the cutest kid without being sickly sweet loved him and cant wait to read Aa's story next loved it!

Fallon loved Lucas with everything she had and the summer they spent together and the following two years were the best of her life till she walked in on him with her best friend, and everything changed she left Lucas refusing to hear his side and left, 7 years later and Lucas is playing for the Assassins and wants Fallon back when he finds out she has had his son he is shocked and wants them both forever but first he has to get Fallon to forgive him and give him another chance.

Fallon and Lucas were great leads their relationship was fun to read it had it all anger, sex loving and laughing I loved it, I totaly understood why Fallon left Lucas and was scared to trust him but you just have to love Lucas he tries so hard to convince Fallon that he is a changed man, and is totaly understanding why she never told him he had a son, he is a great dad and adores Adian.

loved this one and have downloaded book three and will be downloading book four Pipers story cant wait.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wowzaaaa 14 Jun. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Totally stumbled across the series by accident but i'm hooked! Very.well written and I am engrossed by ths characters. Strong women and hot men! I would say my favourite thing about the series is the fact that the 'hot' bits are followed by an awesome story line! I really feel the connection with Fallon. Keep writing I love this series and I could read it over and over! And if you haven't read it already, what are you waiting for?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reading A Little Bit Of Everything 24 Oct. 2012
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Toni Aleo has done it again with her page gripping characters which has had me hooked from the very beginning. She is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors and I can't wait for her future releases.

Fallon and Lucas are two characters which won't take you long to get interested in the author is such an amazing writer that you instantly want to read more just to find out how the stories going to end. This is the PERFECT beach read for your holidays if your looking for something gripping and romantic this it the novel you need to pack you would not regret it.

Love is the most powerful thing anyone can ever feel and Toni Aleo lets us learn how to forgive when love really does conquer all.... everyone deserves a second chance don't they?

I convinced my friend to read Taking Shots and she is loving it so far! :) You really need to read these books as everything about them is just brilliant The author is AMAZING!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SO HOT!!!!!!! 21 May 2012
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If im completely honest then like most people the title and cover put me off.
Typically this is when the saying 'dont judge a book by its cover' actually applies.
If youre looking for a demanding story of love, lust and passion which draws you in, then buy this book.
Although at times i wanted to kick Fallons ass, i really really enjoyed it. Moments actually made me cry.
This series has quickly become one of my favourites. And straight after reading it i wanted to read Taking Shots again.
Toni Aleo writes the most passionate, hot men. And i love it!

Sometimes i think its a shame when i see a book this book only having a few reviews, because if it only gota bit of advertisement it would be very popular!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Sparkly Stars
I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. This is Lucas and Fallon's story. Lots of ups and downs. A good amount of sexual tension and chemistry. Excellent series. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Heroesinbooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it..
Second book just as fab as the first, I was totally glued to my kindle, even had it reading to me on auto speech as I couldn't put it down.
Published 18 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars The assassins series
Love these books. It's the story of Fallon Parker & Lucas Brooks. Fallon helps to run the family business & Lucas is a hockey player. But there is a devastating secret. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Aideen
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in series
Loved this book, I admit I cheated and read the ending as I was desperate to know the outcome but it was such a good book I went back and read it all through as it was so well... Read more
Published 21 months ago by avidreader
3.0 out of 5 stars Way too long
This was my first time I had read a Ms Aleo book. I usually love the US sports genre but really struggled with this. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read
I'm loving the assassins series, not only do you get to read about the new characters but you get to catch up with the old ones as well. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Northstarshining
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite
I have completely fallen in love with Lucas. This was my favourite book in the series and i read it before reading Taking shots.Lovely jubbly!!!
Published on 10 May 2013 by Scarlet Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Tring to score by Toni Aleo
Second book in this hot & seriously sexy series, OMG! seriously this series makes you wanna laugh, cry, scream & honestly you can't help but fall in love with them, Hats off to... Read more
Published on 8 May 2013 by Monzie42
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
Oh my goodness. I loved the first book i absolutley adored the 2nd book! :) This series has quickly become one of my favourites. Read more
Published on 8 May 2013 by Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Book2
This book was unbelievable.
Fallon and Lucas meet again after seven years .
Lucas plays hockey with Shea . Don't forget Shea's wife Elli owns the team. Read more
Published on 10 April 2013 by Rosemarie McManus-McGowan
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