My not-so-secret affair with romance novels
I’ve never been much of a hockey fan but I LOVE Toni Aleo’s Nashville Assassins series. Falling for the Backup is her latest story, and while it’s only a novella (#3.5 in the series), Ms. Aleo doesn’t fail to melt the ice with this scorching must-read! Though a relatively short story, you get to know the characters to the point that you really can’t help but fall in love with them. I adore Aynslee and Jordan, and while I wanted to shake him in the beginning and tell him to grow a pair, I understood why he acted the way he did. Between the main characters’ dialogue and secondary characters’ antics, this read had me laughing to the very end. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Nashville Assassins story if there weren’t some great hockey moments, steamy scenes, and romance thrown in! I loved every single second of this novella and I can’t wait for the next installment in the series!
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 guy she’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.
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, Falling for the Backup, & the soon-to-released Blue Lines. –