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Thursday, June 14, 2012

RABT (Review & Giveaway) Trying To Score By: Toni Aleo

Hello everyone! So excited to be hosting Toni Aleo's amazing book, Trying To Score, today! You will see a synopsis, my review, and a Giveaway where you have the chance to enter and perhaps win this book in E-Book format, so please do enter, as you will not want to miss this story! Also, about the post below this one: I have posted information for Toni Aleo's own Giveaway, so definitely look at that! You have the chance to win a lot of prizes including a copy of Assassins #3 (Empty Net!) so please do check that out, see what you have to do to enter! :) 


Fallon Parker’s dream was to have her family’s wine company at the top of all wine magazines and to have a cellar of her own. After graduating from college, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality, even if that meant having a nonexistent love life. She had her chance at love and that was a bust, so she put everything into the wine company. After becoming the official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, Fallon finally feels like everything is falling in place, that is until Lucas Brooks comes back into her life.

Lucas Brooks hates his life. He is lonely, he is sober, and he is angry. On the ice, when he’s not in the sin bin, he the leading scorer in the NHL but off the ice, he is a mess. He threw away the most important person in his life, and has regretted it ever since but when Lucas sees Fallon again after being traded to the Assassins; he is bound and determined to get her back. Even if she wants nothing to do with him.

The sexual tension between Fallon and Lucas is electrifying as Lucas tries to convince Fallon that he is a changed man. Fallon tries to resist Lucas, but it is so hard when all her body wants is his. But when Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a huge secret from him, the game he is playing stops and penalties are called.

With new rules and new players on the ice, will Fallon and Lucas be able to work out their differences and work as a team or will they be left trying to score alone.

My Review: 
Ok, I must say first, I absolutely loved this book! It was just wonderful! Before I read this, I had heard so many good things about this series. I admit I have not read the first in the series, Taking Shots, but that will be on my Reading List! Also, this really got me interested in hockey, as to me, that really is not a sport I'm so familiar with, but I definitely want to check it out some time (wink :) ). Ok, back to Trying To Score. This was a longer story, but I think it was so needed, as there were many events that kept me reading, kept me turning the page. I was definitely engrossed in this story; it was hard to put down! The Prologue really captured me; it was a great hook to lead a reader on, and from there, you are lead to a story filled with heart felt moments, ok there's anger and frustration, and some tension (good and bad, but mainly) but there are family situations, All of this in one story? Yes, it was just wonderful; it had the conflict that a story needs, and it had the romance and hockey, what more do you need? In addition to the Prologue, there is Chapter 1, where we learn so much about Lucas and Fallon, where they are at, after nine years from that scene in the bar, and it leads us to a whole set of questions that are answered throughout the story. 
There is a surprise that is mentioned in the first chapter, and it's such a good one, so look out! :) 

There are great flashbacks given that really give you an understanding of how Lucas and Fallon's relationship was like, and why they broke up. The characters were really well written. I really liked Fallon's sister, Audrey; she was witty and had a unique/funny personality, and I'm really excited to read about her in the third book (just to let you know) as that one will be based on her and ?...

 The writing style did flow pretty well; the dialogue must have been fun to write at times, as it was definitely fun to read (I did laugh out loud sometimes; couldn't resist). Lastly, some things that came out to me was that second chances are so hard to give. You might be set on the decision on not giving that chance, but what would it be like if you did? Could that be the best or worst decision? So, as I have said before, this was one I could not put down. I so Recommend this story, and that you read the first one in the series too (these are stand alone books; each book concentrates on different main characters) and you read the upcoming third book, but do read this one, it was just...terrific! :)

*My Rating: 5.1/5
*My Audience Rating: Rish (Some Mature Content & Language)

Giveaway: Enter, because you just might win! 

Author Bio: 
I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey!
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.
I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?

Twitter: tonilovesweber6

Links To Buy: 
Amazon - Trying To Score
Barnes and Noble - Trying To Score

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*


  1. Thank you so much for having me!!!! I'm so glad you loved the book and I look forward to see more reviews from you! Thank you again!

    1. Thank you so much! I look forward to your upcoming projects :)

  2. Sounds like a good book, I love discovering new authors! New follower from blogaholic, I look forward to your future posts!

    1. It's really a great read, hope you do read it!

  3. I need this book with hockey season being over I need a good hockey fix and this book sounds like a 2 for 1 if you love hockey and reading! Awesome!

    1. This is perfect; you will really like it! :)

  4. I would love to read this book and share it with my daughters. Thanks

  5. Thanks so much for the review & giveaway!


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