Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blog Tour Giveaway & Review: FALLING FOR THE BACKUP by Toni Aleo

Falling for the Backup (Assassins, #3.5)
*this book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review*

Falling for the Backup

By: Toni Aleo

Expected Release Date: June 24, 2013


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. 


Star Rating: 5 out of 5

Heat Rating: HOT!

Falling for the Backup is #3.5 in the Nashville Assassins series, but I have a confession:  This is my first book by Toni Aleo.  I haven't read any of the other books in this series and surprisingly for Falling for the Backup you don't have to go back and read the first three books first.  However, if all the books in this series are as good and hot as Falling for the Backup I am going to into Toni's backlist and start reading from the beginning!

This novella has everything you want in a story.  It was funny, charming, sweet, sexy and had incredible pacing.  No where in this story did I feel like I was being rushed or that I was missing anything.  Jordan and Aynslee's story is the PERFECT way to end an evening (or start your day), the characters are real with flaws (but not too much baggage) that shared some intense chemistry in the bedroom as well as out of the bedroom.  It was such a treat to watch these two fall in love! 

I am going to Amazon this week and scooping up the other three books in the series so I can have all the Hot Hockey Player goodness on my Kindle! (including links below if you want to get ready for this book and read the first 3 with me)

Buy Links:

Nashville Assassins Series: (click titles to go to Goodreads page)

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:


Follow the Tour: