Monday, May 27, 2013

Falling for the Back Up by Toni Aleo
Review & Giveaway!

Hi, my name is Melissa and I am an Assassins hockey SUPERFAN!

I picked up the first book in Toni Aleo's Assassins series after a friend told me it was a "good" read. I finished the book and thought to myself, "good read? good read? What was she smoking? That was AMAZING!"

Currently there are three published books in the Assassins series:

Taking Shots- (featuring Ellie and Shea)
Trying to Score- (featuring Fallon and Lucas)
Empty Net- (featuring Audrey and Tate)

I read all three of these books in one weekend and immediately wanted more.. well more is finally here with the release of Falling for the Backup, an eBook novella that introduces us to backup goalie,  Jordan Ryan and teacher, Aynslee Shaw. 

"Toni Aleo's 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 the 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 guy she's ever met 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 the 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."

I have a feeling that a lot of readers will fall in love with this backup, I know I did!  I strongly recommend reading this entire series. You can read them in any order, or as stand alone books, but I recommend reading them in order, you get to know a lot of the characters along the way and by book three they feel like family! I have given all three books and this novella 6 STARS on a 5 STAR scale.. they ROCK! Toni writes stories that make you feel every emotion her characters are feeling and creates a world full of hot hockey players... strong women and smoking hot love scenes (and her heroine's also wear some pretty amazing shoes!). 

Falling for the Back Up is available for pre-order now, it's official release date is set for June 24th! I am going to include pre-order links for Falling for the Backup and as a true SUPERFAN, I am also including buy links for the first three books in the series- all three full length books are available NOW! 

Falling for the Backup- PRE-ORDER NOW FOR ONLY .99! 
Falling for the Backup on Amazon
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Falling for the Backup on iTunes

Taking Shots- Assassins Book #1- CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR .99- (get it fast!)
Taking Shots on Amazon
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Taking Shots on iTunes

Trying to Score- Assassins Book #2- CURRENTLY PRICED $2.99
Trying to Score on Amazon
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Trying to Score on iTunes

Empty Net- Assassins Book #3- CURRENTLY PRICED $2.99
Empty Net on Amazon
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Empty Net on iTunes

Author Info: 
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nashville Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, and Blue Lines (releases this summer). When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she's probably going to her husband's and son's hockey games and her daughters 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. 

Find more about Toni and her books using these links:
Find Toni on Facebook
Follow Toni on Twitter @tonilovesweber6
Find Toni on Goodreads

As part of the Tasty Book Tour for Falling for the Backup, author Toni Aleo is doing a fabulous giveaway! Please use this Rafflecopter to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you for hosting today! Great Review!

  2. I've not read any of these books so I dont have a favorite :(
    They sound really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Lori, pick up Taking Shots- it is only .99 for Kindle or Nook right now.. It is awesome, you will be hooked, There are so many of this into this series we have a secret facebook group :) shhh! I promise if you read this you will be asking to join us! :)

  3. What a great review. I too would give her series 6 out of 5 stars. Hands down one of my favorites

  4. Can't wait for the next book

  5. Reading the first one now - looking forward to the rest!

    1. You will be hooked, if you aren't already.. and the next full length book is not that far away either! :)

  6. I have only read the first one so far so Shea Adler is my fav for now.

  7. Shea Adler! :) love these books! awesome giveaway!

  8. I love Lucas Brooks!!! (And, Toni, of course!)

  9. Lucas Brooks!!!!

    “I feel like a piece of me dies every day I go without you, Fallon.” Major Swoon factor!!!!

    I love them all but he's my favorite <3

    I can't wait to read it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. Tough choice I love them all but I'm going with Tate!! I loved him and Audrey!!

  11. I can't decide between Shea and Tate.

    1. Shea was my first Assassin bf, and I loved him more in each of the other books, although Lucas won a big place in my heart for his big brother role with Audrey :)

  12. So hard to choose, Tate I think. I just adore his and Audrey's story!! You are correct that these books bust through the regular ratings scale and are beyond excellent, they are must reads, fantastic!!

  13. I haven't read any of these books yet, so I can't choose a favorite hero. But I'll be sure to check them out since the price is great. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Marcy Shuler

  14. I'm going to be honest & say that I haven't read any of these books yet. After reading this post, I'm looking forward to getting into this series. Thank you for the giveaway!

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net