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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Toni Aleo’s sexy eBook original novella featuring the Nashville Assassins will have you believing in the power of love at first sight . . . and second sight . . . and 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 charms 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.

Praise for Toni Aleo’s Nashville Assassins romances
“Aleo melts the ice and hits it into the net with her Assassins series.”—Award-winning author Jami Davenport
Taking Shots is really the whole package. You get romance, humor, steamy sex, drama, and then it all wraps up with a great conclusion. I am amazed that this is Toni’s first book. She has come out in a huge way. I can’t wait to read more from her. Don’t hesitate for a moment to grab this book.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“A little steamy, a little heartbreaking, and a whole lot of fanning yourself are in order this time around, readers. Are your cheeks feeling a little pink yet? Get used to the feeling.”—Dreaming in the Pages, on Trying to Score
Empty Net is an honest, heartwarming, endearing story. . . . Toni Aleo doesn’t just write a story. She gives you the ability to experience the journey of her characters right along with them. Her stories are enveloped with passion, emotion, humor, love; and let me tell you, that girl knows how to write a sex scene that just makes you sweat!”—Guilty Pleasures Book Review
“Sexy and riveting . . . the perfect combination of love and lust.”USA Today bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, on Blue Lines
“Funny, charming, sweet, sexy . . . [Falling for the Backup] has everything you want in a story.”—Blushing Reader
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from the Loveswept title Empty Net.

June 24
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

yRach ,

Fun read

Great beach read

Cheryl SDS ,

I always want more!

This novella is about Jordan and Aynslee. This story made me kind of sad because it's about a player that wants to transfer to a different teams but no because he doesn't love playing for the Assassins. He was the starting goalie, then got injured and now he's the backup goalie. He wants to be a starter again. One more thing that complicates things for Jordan and is the beautiful, red haired Irish girl, Aynslee Shaw. Will he have to leave her behind if he gets his transfer?

I just love to see all these big strong hockey players fall hard for their women. Great story! I just can't seem to get enough of Toni Aleo's The Assassins series. Looking forward to the next book in this sizzling hot series about sexy hockey players.

Toni Aleo ,

Falling for the Backup

LOVED this Book! It Stands alone and is an easy Read! If you are an Assassins Fan you will love the return of some beloved characters and an interesting turn that will take you back to the first book! If this is your introduction to the Assassins, You will defiantly have to read the other 3! Toni does Not Disappoint in her descriptions of her characters and their lives. Oh and Yeah, the Sex scenes are HOT!

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