Review: Blue Lines by Toni Aleo

Posted August 17, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Blue Lines by Toni Aleo
Blue Lines
by Toni Aleo

3 Stars


Released: December 9, 2013
Series: Assassins #4
Published by Loveswept
Narrator: Lucy Malone
Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook

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“…like watching bad reality TV, I managed to enjoy some of it.” ~ Under the Covers

Piper has been attracted to Erik forever, and for one night they both indulge in that attraction.  No strings attached.  It’s hot and explosive and leaves them both thinking about the other for the longest time after.  But Piper is forced to get Erik back in her life when she discovers that night of passion got her pregnant.

I usually think these kinds of stories can be cute, but I found it hard to get over the jerk-y behavior from the hero.  Just when I thought I could start liking him, he did something else that just came across selfish and rude and made me want t bang his head against a wall a couple of times.  And I get that he was trying to deny his attraction because he never planned on being in a relationship because of his past etc.  It didn’t work for me.

Piper is also a bit wishy-washy.  She’s seen as the irresponsible in her family, the one that you would expect would just get pregnant out of wedlock or even a relationship.  So in a way, faking they are a couple (and have been for a while) works just as much in her favor as well as Erik’s.    I gotta say I wish she would’ve shown more growth.  Starting out one way, but then when faced with this new stage of her life and the responsibilities that come with it, she could’ve stepped up and put some big girl panties on.  Taken charge.  That didn’t quite happen.

The books I’ve read in this story have been cute and light and maybe a little sweet.  This was going for that and it hit at some points.  It wasn’t the strongest by far.  You know when I’m rooting for the heroine to wake her ass up and leave the bastard hanging, taking baby and everything, there’s a problem.

Still, Piper and Erik have their hot moments among all this chaos.  And once I took myself out of the equation I managed to enjoyed the train wreck that was their relationship, like watching bad reality TV, I managed to enjoy some of it.  I still will give this series another chance.  I have read completely out of order but I believe these books work very well as standalones.

takingshotsBook 1 TRYINGTOSCOREBook 2 Empty-NetBook 3
fallingforthebackupBook 3.5 4ANDCOUNTINGBook 3.7 bluelinesBook 4

TAKING SHOTS: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
TRYING TO SCORE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
EMPTY NET: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
FALLING FOR THE BACK UP: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
4 & COUNTING: Free ReadGoodReads
BLUE LINES: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
BREAKING AWAY: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads


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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Thanks for the review Francesca


Hmmm will probably avoid this one….thanks francesca


I got this last winter when it was on sale for 99 cents. I have read the other books in this series and found this one was not as good as the others. Piper and Erik were a little irritating.

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Thanks for the review. I have most of this series on my TBR pile but I might skip bk 4, many things you described are turn offs for me. I did read Falling For Backup and liked it.