ARC Review: Falling for the Backup by Toni Aleo

Posted June 14, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 29 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Falling for the Backup by Toni Aleo

4 Stars


Falling for the Backup
Author: Toni Aleo
Series: Assassins #3.5
Published by Loveswept
Released: June 24, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 112
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

 

“…extremely cute and sexy!” ~Under the Covers

Jordan Ryan was the star goalie of the Assassins until an injury put him out of commission.  After his recovery, he’s come back to the team only to be on the bench at every game.  He feel he still has many good years of play in him but with the new star goalie working out so well for the Assassins, he sees he will never get any ice time if he stays with the team.

While looking for another team to trade to, he meets Aynslee.  They hit it off from the start, flirting, talking and the chemistry is off the charts.  But he knows he’s going away and doesn’t want to start anything.  That doesn’t stop them from giving a relationship a try.

I have to say these two were extremely cute and sexy!  It was so enjoyable to read and I didn’t even mind that it was short.  The author did an amazing job at giving us a great and complete story in such a short amount of pages.  Even though I really didn’t remember meeting Jordan previously in the series (granted I haven’t read all the books) I fell immediately for him.  He’s the good guy any girl wants to bring home to meet the parents.  And Aynslee is adorable as well.  I liked her from the very beginning.

It makes me all the more excited to continue reading this series.

*ARC provided by publisher

Falling 2

Toni Aleo’s sexy new eBook original novella featuring the Nashville Assassins will have you believing in the power of love at first sight . . . and second sight . . . and the third.

After serving as a dutiful bridesmaid in the wedding from hell, Aynslee Shaw just wants to slink home to Nashville and forget the whole trip. That is, until the hottest guyshe’s ever seen is seated next to her on the flight and dazzles her with his easy laugh and killer smile. But just when she thinks things are getting good, he vanishes, leaving Aynslee wondering, was that guy the one? And did she just let him slip through her fingers?

Former superstar goalie Jordan Ryan is back on the ice—finally. After a crippling knee injury that had him wondering if he’d ever play pro hockey again, he’s got his full attention on rebuilding his career. So a pretty—okay, beautiful—girl on a plane shouldn’t be a distraction. But Jordan is very, very distracted. And when Aynslee crosses his path again, he’s not sure any job in the world is worth missing his second chance with a woman like her.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from the Loveswept title Empty Net.

Toni Aleo

Author Info

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nashville 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.

Author Links

http://tonialeo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tonialeo1

https://twitter.com/tonilovesweber6

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5255580.Toni_Aleo?auto_login_attempted=true

 

(5) Five E-Book Copies of FALLING FOR THE BACK UP
(3) Three SWAG PACKS which include Assassins Swag and an E-Book.

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About Toni Aleo

My name is Toni Aleo!
I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it's cause of my intense love for hockey!
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena's glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn't pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son's hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.
I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?

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I’m a 32 sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me) and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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29 responses to “ARC Review: Falling for the Backup by Toni Aleo

  1. Glittergirl

    I clicked too soon and if there’s a question or theme to this comment requested, I missed it and the form won’t let me go back…damn computers and their rules sometimes, lol. I have the first book in this series and it is a good one. Thanks for the giveaway. I love sports themed books and second chance stories =).

  2. Starla Y.

    Thank you for the giveaway chance. My favorite so far is Tate Odder. However all three of the first books have been amazing. I have re-read them ALL.

  3. Josie Hink

    I have not had a chance to read any of the books yet…but I look forward to when I can!!

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Robin the Book Nerd

    I haven’t gotten to the series on my TBR list so not sure who I love the most but I’m sure they are all hot!

  5. Ellen Thompson

    I don’t have a favorite because I haven’t had a chance to read them yet. I am looking forward to reading about them.

  6. Rana Adams

    Thank you so much for sharing and Miss Toni, since you are a “new to me” author, I don’t have a favorite………….yet. 😉 However I intend to get started!!

  7. Landry

    I have not read any books in this series yet but it looks amazing! How did I miss this one? I would have to guess that Jordan could be one of my favorite players but I am willing to read about them all and choose again at a later date. Thank you for the giveaway and good luck with the series!

  8. Timitra

    I don’t have a fave hero as yet since I haven’t read any of the books in this series as yet but I love the sound of this book!

  9. Linda

    I loved Lucas Brooks =) Great series and can´t wait to read more!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Sunday!
    //Linda

  10. Christina G

    Sadly, I am a Nashville Assassins virgin. But this giveaway has definitely got me interest going in these sexy NHL stars!

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