Thursday, October 4, 2012

Empty Net, Toni Aleo

Empty Net, Toni Aleo’s third installment in the Assassins series, we get to know Audrey Parker a little more.  We first read about her in the second book, Trying To Score as Fallon’s sister.  She gets in a fight with Levi, potentially breaking up for him.  She goes back to Fallon’s bachelorette party.  When she goes to the bar for something to drink, she meets a guy who literally knocks her socks off.  Little does she know that this guy, Tate Odder, plays the position of goalie for the Assassins.

They have a night filled with passion.  They part ways the next morning, but neither leaves each others’ minds.  They meet up at the reception of Lucas and Fallon’s wedding.  Tate tries for a possible round two in bed, and Audrey tries to brush him off.  They can’t stay away from each other too long….they are neighbors!

Tate tries to win her heart, but she is leery, with Levi and all.  Turns out that she can indeed have a good man in her life.  Just when things are going well, Levi shows his head again.  And…well…I’ll let you read the book to see what happens.

This book was great!  It took up all of my spare time.  And when it was done, my heart was full, and empty at the same time.  Just knowing what is coming up next in Blue Lines has me going slightly insane.  Toni Aleo is a GREAT writer!  I can’t wait to read more! 

Trying To Score, Toni Aleo

In Trying To Score, Toni Aleo’s second book in her Assassins series, Lucas Brooks tries to win the girl who owned his heart, Fallon Parker.  Lucas and Fallon dated when they were in their early 20’s.  They separated after Fallon caught Lucas in a compromised position.

Fast forward seven years to Nashville.  Lucas has just now been traded to the Assassins, and Fallon works closely with the same team with her family’s wine company.  Lucas tries to bump into Fallon, and Fallon tries to stay away from Lucas.  It doesn’t turn out like she wanted.

With Lucas trying to win back Fallon, he finds out a secret that she kept from him this whole time, a kid.  They both work together to give the kid the best life ever.  With them in such close proximity, it was bound to happen; a kiss here, a touch there.

I was immediately drawn into the story.  I really liked it when I read that Shea and Elli were still in the story.  However, I thought it was surprising that one of Harper’s sisters weren’t the main character in the second book since we heard a lot about them in the first.  Turns out they will have their turn in the fourth book, Blue Lines.

This story of second chances is a great read.  I’ve enjoyed both books so far, and can’t wait to read the third book in the series, Empty Net.