Trying to Score by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 ⭐
Fallon Parker’s dream has always been to turn her family’s wine company into a runaway success and eventually start a cellar of her own. Since graduating from college, she has worked relentlessly to make that dream a reality, especially after taking a chance on love—and losing. By the time Fallon becomes an official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, she feels like all her hard work is finally paying off. And then the man who broke her heart skates back into her life.
On the ice, Lucas Brooks is the NHL’s leading scorer—at least when he’s not in the box. Off the ice, he’s a mess, with all his anger and misery bottled up inside. He threw away the most important person in his life and has regretted it ever since. But when Lucas returns to Nashville in a trade, he’s determined to convince Fallon that he’s a changed man. The attraction is still there. The tension is electrifying. But the odds are stacked against them—especially after Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a devastating secret.
I loved this book.
I love the rather stubborn and neurotic behaviour of Fallon and the cocky, brattish attitude of Lucas. I adore the precocious Aidan and the straightforward Audrey. The cast of characters is sublime. All are incredibly flawed and therefore completely loveable!!! Not one perfect person soils the pages of this story, and therein lies perfection!!
The storyline might seem like old hat, but trust me when I say, it is a bumpy road!!! And you will be wanting to kick some serious ass in frustration, during the reading of this book. But there are also many, many heart melting moments, that necessitate a box of Kleenex at the ready.
And then there is the passion.....the sex, and boy, they like it rough, those hockey boys!!! The chemistry produces heat that sizzles off the pages, so beside those Kleenex, maybe haul out the ice cube tray as well!!!
Toni Aleo.....I adore you and the workings of your imagination!!!
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