Trying to Score: The Assassins Series by Toni Aleo
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Where do I even begin? This book had me speechless! It was great. First: I love love love hockey, ok, I'm in Buffalo and here, we eat, sleep and live hockey. So to have a hot ass romance novel about hockey, well, that was a plus to start with. But then, throw in a heartbreaking story of betrayal, lies, cheating, healing, growing, and oh so much more!
Second, I love that this was just a wham bam, do me book. There's such a thick story. Fallon catches her hockey star man cheating, and doesn't talk to him for seven years. He shows back up in her life and bam, guess what, she has a kid, and the story unfolds. We see Lucas as more grown up, a better man, than he had been seven years ago. The inner struggle that Fallon has to fight, to get over her heart ache, it's just great. This book is well written and just so good! I couldn't put it down. You have to read this.
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