Saturday, November 14, 2015

Barb's Review... Falling for the Backup & Epilogue

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.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from the Loveswept title Empty Net.

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Holy fireworks batman!!

Being a ‘backup player’ sucks monkey balls. Just ask Jordan Ryan, the Assassins backup goalie. Who was their starter until a knee injury took him out of the line up. Tate Odder having taken his spot until left him now warming the bench unless something happens and Tate can’t play. Any hockey person knows, when a goalie is hot, you play him. So that leave Jordan at a loss. He has been playing for the Assassins since his first NHL game. He knows nothing but Assassins.. but he has to live his life as he sees fit. That means playing the game not just sitting his butt on the bench.

His dad, who is his manager is looking at other teams for him. And on the off chance that he might find a spot Jordan winds up in New York. After a day of meetings he boards a plane to come home. That is when he meets the one woman of his dreams. Ms. Aynslee Shaw. A spilled drink, a few hours together and a new adventure for them both. A love to not be outdone.They blossom into a relationship made in heaven. When Jordan gets a new job as the IceCats goalie in Carlina they can both start over together. A new life, a new game and the start of a new forever.


The never before released epilogue to Falling for the Backup, the eBook original featuring the Nashville Assassins. Toni Aleo's novella will have you believing in the power of love at first sight . . . and second sight . . . and third.


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Short, sweet and a good read. It finished off this novella perfectly. Who is to say we can’t have a happy ending if that is what you want. It may not be in the same manner that you thought it would be but hey, it’s happy none the less.

About the Author:

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.

I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.

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 daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.

I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle. … and did I mention I love hockey?

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