Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Trying to Score (Assassins, #2)” as Want to Read:
Trying to Score (Assassins, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Trying to Score (Assassins #2)

by
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  8,219 ratings  ·  605 reviews
In a captivating novel of second chances and healing hearts, the newest member of the Nashville Assassins pulls a power play to make things right with the one that got away.

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 ma
...more
Kindle Edition, 1, 478 pages
Published April 11th 2012 (first published April 10th 2012)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Trying to Score, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Trying to Score

Taking Shots by Toni AleoTrying to Score by Toni AleoEmpty Net by Toni AleoSee Jane Score by Rachel GibsonTaking a Shot by Jaci Burton
Best Hockey Romance
2nd out of 129 books — 408 voters
Taking Shots by Toni AleoTrying to Score by Toni AleoEmpty Net by Toni AleoBlue Lines by Toni AleoTaking a Shot by Jaci Burton
Hockey in Fiction ~ Adult Books
2nd out of 84 books — 206 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Toni Aleo
Jan 21, 2012 Toni Aleo rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I wrote this one too :) so I love it!
Sonya
After reading all the good reviews, I was pretty stoked about getting a chance to read this book. I was a bit disappointed.

The book was 422 pages on my ereader, and that's about 200 pages longer than it should have been. It was 200 pages of good story, and 222 pages of beating a horse to death. (that's figuratively, not literally!!!)

Lucas and Fallon meet and fall in love at first sight. Everything's good for two years,then she catches him betraying her and runs away, not to see him again for 7 y
...more
Catarina
4 Second Chance Stars.

Fallon and Lucas used to have the perfect relationship. They were in love and thought that nothing could bring them apart. Until one mistake ruins everything, leaving them broken and making Fallon deciding to keep a life-changing secret from Lucas.
Now, seven years later, Lucas is starting his season in the Nashville Assassins… the hockey team that Fallon is trying to make a deal with regarding her wine business.
Life wants them to meet again… and this time Lucas is not wi
...more
Amy
1 star. You're supposed to feel fulfilled after reading the HEA in the epilogue, right? Then why are my insides churning with annoyance, aggravation, and an overwhelming sense of emptiness and injustice on behalf of the hero? I seriously feel bad for him for being stuck with such a bitch.

Most obnoxious contemporary romance heroine I've ever read about. I agreed wholeheartedly each time she and her sister called her a "selfish bitch who doesn't deserve Lucas". This is another case of "wtf is wron
...more
Wendy'sThoughts
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Ann
3.5 stars. Bk 2 of this hockey saga with the delish hot hockey player and another h that I detest. More so than in bk 1. Once again I find the story and the H Lucas extremely likeable, his son Aiden absolutely adorable, the h Fallon detestable. Truly believe this chick is bi-polar. She believes Lucas cheated on her in college and they break up. She holds on to that like a mad dog with a bone for 7 more years. Talk about your drama queen. Lucas is back and Fallon’s on the dreaded see-saw of “I wa ...more
Christy
Photobucket

Love is like war, easy to start and hard to stop.

Lucas and Fallon were in love. He was playing hockey for the Sharks, and she was going to college at Stanford. They were blissfully happy for two years. Until Lucas screwed up. And Fallon ran, without giving him a chance to explain.

Fast forward seven years later... Fallon Parker is working for her family’s wine company, just as she planned back in her hometown of Nashville. She has a contract with the local hockey team, The Assassins, and she is
...more
Kathy
Another enjoyable hockey romance by Toni Aleo. I actually enjoyed Trying to Score more than the first Assassins book; the storyline and characters seemed more realistic- Shea from the previous book was a bit too perfect and too weepy for my taste. Lucas and Fallon were a great couple and I'm such a sucker for a hidden baby plot line- their son Aiden was adorable in the book. The relationship between Lucas and Aiden was very sweet and I even teared up a few times. My only complaint is that there ...more
Holly
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
straw

I could not bring myself to finish this book.

It's not poorly written, by any means. However, Fallon (the heroine) just made me want to crawl into the book to jump onto her shoulders and smack her in the head. How stubborn, selfish and unreasonable can she get?! Yes, Lucas (hero) made a mistake, and I know her reasons for being mad. But halfway through the book I found myself resenting HER resentment instead. Getting angry and jealous because Aiden (their son) seem to like his father's company?
...more
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Okay, this was one hell of a long book but is was so good!!!! I fell in love with the characters and what a beautiful story they made. I think I like this book even better than the first book and the first was incredible. Toni Aleo has certainly scored high in my books. A must read!!
Autumn Review
My Summary: Fallon Parker is finally living her dream of working in the family wine business. She’s had to put her love life on hold to make this dream a reality. Now her past is coming back to haunt her. She’s working with the Nashville Assassins hockey team. She never expected to run into her old flame Lucas Brooks.
Lucas Brooks has had a troubled life. He’s lost a parent, struggled with addiction, and lost the love of his life. However on the ice, he’s deadly. Despite his personal struggles, h
...more
Jen
I'm not going to add much here that hasn't already been said so I'll keep it short and sweet. I loved the hero, Lucas, and want one just like him for my own. The "surprise" son he shares with Fallon, Aiden, was adorable in that gruff little boy way and he was very well written. Audrey, Fallon's sister, was a breath of fresh air and did a decent job of trying to pull Fallon's head out of her backside for most of the book. The dialogue between all of the characters was funny and overall I enjoyed ...more
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
This is hard review to write because I don't want to give away any spoilers.
This is the second book I've read from Toni Aleo and if I wasn't a HUGE fan after reading Taking Shots, I definitely would be after reading Trying To Score!!!
I love love love this story!!! Toni's writing and this series are the reason I love to read so much!!! SO FREAKING GOOD!!! This is my favorite book in the series.
In Taking Shots I loved Shea's character~he made the book for me. In Trying To Score it was the story
...more
Shawna LeAnn
You can find this and other reviews on my blog: Dreaming In The Pages

-----------------------------------------------

*sigh*

Yes folks. I am starting out a review with a sigh. Because 1) I can. And 2(I am in total and complete love with the second book in the Assassins series. I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t nervous as hell to pick up this book either. I was so enamored with Shea and Elli in Taking Shots I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to open up my heart to yet another Hockey stud muf
...more
Lisa Jayne
Can't say enough how much I enjoyed this second book in the Assassins series!! Read it you won't be disappointed, only problem was I didn't want it to end! Great main & supporting characters leaves you wanting more! Loads of great scenes - steamy, sweet and full of surprises!!
Lisa™
I reallly wanted to like this, believe me, I did.


BUT ...


I just couldnt get over the inconsistencies or the dialogue. (Fallon is broke, but wears fabulous designer shoes?) This had the potential to be a great book, but it just did not do it for me.
Erin
Miss Toni has mastered the art of creating an awesome story with memorable characters, while at the same time causing your heart race so fast you need to take a breather before you read on. And OMG, are her boys HOT HOT HOT!! I loved Taking Shots, so I was very excited to start Trying to Score and see what more Toni had in store...and did she ever deliver!! We got to see a lot of Shea and Elli again, too (YAY!), so this story was an all-around hit for me!!

Lucas and Fallon had a lust-at-first-si
...more
Tana
Trying to Score (Assassins #2) by Toni Aleo

I have to say I have no idea how I have missed reading this series, I was given the opportunity to read and review this book as part of a blog tour and since I enjoy hockey (being Canadian) I decided to sign up. Well let me tell you I am sure glad I did or I am not sure with all the thousands of books I see on goodreads I would have come across this series. So this weekend I picked up Trying to Score (Assassins #2) by Toni Aleo having no idea what I was
...more
♥~♥Geri ~ the HEA junkie ♥~♥
Look, I love the idea of a flawed book character. I understand it. No one is perfect, not even book characters. Having a flawed heroine is one thing but Fallon, the heroine for this book, is just downright UNLIKABLE. There I said it. Feelings of hate should be reserved for the antagonists not for protagonists! But this book, and this sorry excuse of a female protagonist just proved me wrong because I hated the heroine. She was really mean, bitter and sooooo immature, it's not even funny. She fli ...more
Feminista
Jun 25, 2013 Feminista marked it as never-to-read  ·  review of another edition
DNF.

Lucas Brooks knew that Fallon Parker was the one for him, the first night he met her. Then he comes back home to her dorm and finds her roommate and best friend there. He knows he should leave, but when the roommate wraps her arms around him:

"He couldn’t help but hold her closer than he needed to.

When her lips touched his, he didn’t think, he just reacted, and it was the last thing he remembered."


This is just unbelievable!

I just couldn’t help it!

I couldn’t control myself.

It was just a rea
...more
Jill
3.5 stars!
Received arc from netgalley for my honest review


This is the second book in Toni Aleo's Assassins series. Don't let the name fool you, these aren't suspense books filled with danger. No, Assassins is a Hockey team, and "Trying to Score" is a delicious sporting team, romance.
Fallen and Lucas met and fell instantly in love. They were together for two years, when something happened that ripped them apart, leaving them both broken. Nine years has gone by and Lucas has worked hard to become
...more
✿ℎazℯℓ - thℯ ℛock Cℎick ℱairy✿
I think I like the first one better.

Don't get me wrong, I liked this too. It's just that I'm wondering.. Is there a pattern here? Am I supposed to hate the heroine and then love the hero?

Gawd.. I totally hated Fallon. Though it's understandable that she became UNTRUSTING, INSECURE and such a LIAR (by omission)... there were just some scenes wherein she was soooo infuriating! Scenes wherein she was such a selfish bitch. Pardon my language.. but it's just true! I'm just glad that she was the one w
...more
Sammy ⭐️
Trying to score is the second book in the Assassins Series and I loved it just as much as the first one.

Lucas Brooks is the leading scorer for the Assassins that's when he's not spending time in the box due to his anger issues. He's just returned to Nashville on a trade and is determined to get the love of life back.

Fallon Parker is determined to make her family's wine business a success and when she becomes the official sponsor for the Assassins hockey team she feels all the hard work has paid
...more
Amanda P
2.5 rating

So I LOVE hockey books! Rachel Gibson’s Chinooks Hockey series is among my favorites. So when RG announced she was going on a hiatus with her Chinooks for a while I’ve been in search of a new hockey series, so when I stumbled upon this series while blog hopping I had to give it a whirl. I have to say I have mixed feelings in regards to this book. So I’m going to start with the good, and I’ll finish with the not so good…

Lucas = Amazing! Loved him! He took all of Fallons blows and kept
...more
Beth
Fallon Parker never thought she’d meet the man of her dreams between her freshman and sophomore year in college. Her entire goal was to turn bring her family’s wine company huge success. When Fallon met Lucas Brooks her world was perfect. Two years of perfection until the day he threw it all away and broke her heart.

Lucas Brooks is a recovering alcoholic. He almost lost everything and now he wants to reclaim the most important person in his life. Taking a trade to the Assassins NHL team is the
...more
Gravity
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sarah ❤️ Literary Hottie
Another 4.5 stars for this one, really enjoyed the characters and it was great to see the story flow on from the first book in the series. Really enjoy Toni's writing style and how involved I became in the story. Definitely a page turner for me.
Tara
My full review in all of its glory (and tasty photos) can be found on my blog!

Not since Beautiful Disaster has a book complete taken over my life and completely changed it for the better. Toni had a game-winning goal with Taking Shots, but Trying To Score gives you a overtime win!

Fallon and Lucas had the love that everyone dreams of. Locking eyes across the room at a club, the both go balls to the wall and have the most amazing time of their life. Until the day that it all comes to an end. One m
...more
namericanwordcat
I really like this series and I would likely give the series 4 stars because it is re readable and all the books tangle well together.

This books floats between 3 stars and 4 stars for me. Like with the other books I have read by Aleo, I really adore the hero, Lucas. He is self reflective, funny, steadfast, and loving. He has grown and continues to grow. He is not perfect but he is real. He owns himself.

The hero says about the heroine, Fallon, that she has her head up her ass, and I have to say
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • One Man Advantage (Heller Brothers, #3)
  • Breakaway (New York Blades, #9)
  • Home Ice
  • Body Check
  • Thin Ice
  • The Winning Season (Feeling the Heat, #2)
  • Curveball (Richmond Rogues, #2)
  • Seduced by the Game
  • Hired (Hot Ice, #1)
  • The Enforcer (NHL Scorpions #1)
  • Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3)
  • Wicked Game
  • Jacked Up (Fast Track, #6)
  • On the Surface (In the Zone, #1)
  • Fourth and Goal (Seattle Lumberjacks, #1)
5255580
My name is Toni Aleo!
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 husban
...more
More about Toni Aleo...

Other Books in the Series

Assassins (8 books)
  • Taking Shots (Assassins, #1)
  • Empty Net (Assassins, #3)
  • Blue Lines (Assassins, #4)
  • Breaking Away (Assassins, #5)
  • Tangled in the Laces
  • Laces and Lace (Assassins, #6)
  • Overtime (Assassins, #7)
Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) Blue Lines (Assassins, #4) Empty Net (Assassins, #3) Falling for the Backup (Assassins, #3.5) Breaking Away (Assassins, #5)

Share This Book

“Rob, do me a favour, tell your angry boss that I will see her and that when I do, I will be cleaning that mouth out and if she's lucky it'll be with my tongue.” 19 likes
“Jamie Right said her mommy and daddy cuddle naked, so y'all must not be cuddlin' right.” 14 likes
More quotes…