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Empty Net (Assassins #3)

4.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,597 Ratings  ·  627 Reviews
Audrey Parker is up against the boards. She’s stuck in a job she hates and pining for a total jerk. Meanwhile, her sister Fallon is moving out and getting married to hockey star Lucas Brooks. Where is Audrey’s Prince Charming? Nothing she does has ever seemed to be good enough for any of the men in her life. Audrey’s about to hit rock bottom . . . until she wakes up next t ...more
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Published April 23rd 2013 by Loveswept (first published September 2nd 2012)
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Toni Aleo
Sep 02, 2012 Toni Aleo rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
100% done! Can't believe it!
Fingers crossed for top ten on Amazon!!! I've very proud of this book and have high hopes for big things! I LOVE ALL OF YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT! THANK YOU!
4 Friend-Zoned Stars.

Audrey always make bad decisions in her life: she’s stuck to a job she hates and doesn’t have the courage to do what she really loves, she feels like a stranger in her own life and the worst part? She is a hopeless romantic who dreams with Prince Charming and a happily ever after, but always end up falling in love with the frog. After another ruined relationship where she was mistreated by the guy, she drowns her sorrows on alcohol and end up having a one night stand with
3.0 stars. Really wanted to bump this one up to 3.5 stars but just couldn’t do it. From the rave reviews I’m evidently in the minority, I liked the story and love the authors Hero’s but just can’t stand the heroines. Audrey rounds out the line up as #3 of wimpy, whiney, wishy-washy ladies in this series. The Hero in this romance is Tate, a young hockey player from Sweden. He’s so sexy and sweet and thinks the moon rises and sets in Audrey, but she’s torn. Should she go back to the jerk, Levi tha ...more
Lisa Jayne
Really enjoyed all three books in the Assassins series - the third book did not disappoint I think the fact that the female main characters are frustrating just adds to the story telling plus the male main characters more than make up for it!! - seriously can't not wait for book four! Loved it.
Move on. It’s just a chapter in the past. Don’t close the book. Just turn the page.

Audrey Parker is trying to do just that. Move on. Audrey, Fallon’s younger sister, has dated jerk after jerk. Levi Moss (current jerk) being one of the worst. Audrey is a little insecure about somethings. She doesn’t feel like she deserves better. She wants that fairy tale ending, but isn’t sure if it will happen for her.

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Prince Charming wouldn’t want a defective Cinderella.

After she and Levi break things off.
Apr 30, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it
4 Woot Woot, Steamin' Stars

I am a gal who believes in glass half full. I read the first two of the series and they seemed to progress with strengths in a lot of parts; strong and hot guys, hockey and the desire for true happiness wrapped in the goal of family. This is the third in the series and I feel it was a testimony to the author's growth over the writing of this franchise. Her women don't really connect for me; however in this installment, she wrote a compelling story with less of the repe
Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
I am such a HUGE fan of Toni Aleo. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors!!
WOW...Each book I read in the Assassins series only makes me love this series that much more!!! Empty net might be my favorite of the series so far. But it is tough because I loved each book in different ways.
I have been waiting anxiously to read this book when I found out that it was Audrey's. I loved her in Trying To Score and wanted to see her get her HEA that she so desperately wanted and deserved.
I loved
Jul 28, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Happily Ever Afters
AHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I can't be done, this can't be over!!!! It's too good! I can't put into words how much I love this book. I really think this is Toni's best ever! Seriously! You all know how much I love Lucas and I didn't think Toni could top him, esp with Tate being a charming (I find them boring) but boy oh boy was I wrong! It was like me thinking Cars Land was going to be lame!!! This BLEW me away! And I kinda need more now! :D You get a standing ovation from me lady! ...more
Sammy ⭐️
Empty Net is the third book in the Assassins series and although not as good as the first two I still really liked it.

Tate Odder is the new goalie for the Assassins even though he's a rookie he shown great potential but this doesn't matter to Tate as he's lost everything in his life worth living for.

Audrey Parker is in a horrible place and hates everything about her life and wishes she could find her very own Lucas Brooks. Then it all changes when she wakes up next to Tate Odder

Audrey is one if
Kellie G.
Sep 11, 2012 Kellie G. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports-romance
5 big stars!! I love this series & this book was perfection! The men in this series are about as sexy as they come and Tate was no exception! This was a sweet, sexy book with lots of heart and emotion.
Oct 02, 2012 Tana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Empty Net by Toni Aleo

Ok first I have to say that this is probably one of the first reviews I was dying to write and post, but due to my blog tour I had to wait till today to post it. So Toni Aleo is now one of my favorite authors. This woman knows how to write a hot romance story. Her characters are strong women who are independent, work hard and one day hope to find love. And the bonus part of this series is that it revolves around hockey. And who in the world cannot read a book around hot sex
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Another awesome book from Ms. Aleo. I am a huge fan. This series is a must read.
Dec 17, 2012 Darkfallen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
This Book Is Fantastic!!!! I loved every minute of this and I never wanted it to end. It's been two days since I finished it and I still can't stop thinking about it. I simply NEED more!

But enough with my fan girl squeefest, let's talk about this book...

Audrey Parker doesn't have luck picking winners when it comes to guys. She keeps kissing frogs but it coming up empty handed when it comes to her Prince Charming. That is, until she meets Tate. The problem is that he is way to young for her, and
Autumn Review
Sep 08, 2012 Autumn Review rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, review, favorites
I really truly love Toni's books. She's created such a great cast of characters. I love that each book tells a different persons story, but we still get to see glimpses of the old characters.

The reason I was so excited about reading this book, was because I really loved Audrey in Trying to Score. I identify with her personally. I also have an older sister who was always the pretty one, smart one, and overall "good" child. It can be difficult to live up to that same image. I think Audrey put a l
Jenn Scranton
Apr 29, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars!

I love this Assassins series! It really is great and very deep. I couldn't bring myself to do a full five star only because I LOVED that last book sooooo much, and this one was great, but could not compete with book #2.

Many people probably find fault in Audrey, and even get frustrated with her. But honestly, as annoying as she could be about men and relationships... it was pretty accurate to someone who has been abused. She would throw herself at men and look attention in all of the w
I love knowing when I pick up a book that I am about to experience something wonderful, and that's exactly how I feel whenever I start one by Toni Aleo. Her characters are real, the emotions are raw, the suspense is torture, and the steamy scenes are...well, they're just H-O-T, HOT!! I've been very impatiently awaiting the third book in Toni's awesome series, and she was sweet enough to send me an ebook ARC to put me out of my misery early (thank you so much, hun!!). I love Taking Shots and Tryi ...more
Apr 19, 2013 Beth rated it it was amazing
Tate Odder's family was killed in a tragic accident, prompting Tate to take a shot at the farm league of the Nashville Assassins the Florida Rays. He was quickly brought up to the Assassins after their goalie gets injured. His skills as a goalie put him in the first goalie position but his life feels empty without his family to share it.

Audrey Parker has spent the last 7 years helping her sister raise her son. Now that her sister, Fallon, has reunited with lost love Lucas, Fallon, her son and Lu
May 16, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
I have really tossed and turned about what to rate this book. In one hand, I loved it. On the other hand the heroine infuriated me.
But by the end of the book, I truly believed she had suffered enough, I began to love her. So 4 stars is the result.
Toni Aleo has a wonderful sporting series in her Assassins books.
She writes amazing characters. Tate is one of my favourites so far. Sensitive, adorable, he knew what he wanted and he went after it.
Audrey, poor, poor Audrey. What a hell of a time this w
This is the third book in the Assassins series about hockey players in love. I really loved the hero of this book but wished to have a little bit more of him. I felt for the heroine of this book but could have done with less of her in places an more time with him instead or them together. The book is a fun book of older woman-younger man, neighbors, sports star, and a big beautiful woman troupes. It tempers all this fun with a hero who has a lot of grief and heroine who makes terrible choices in ...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog

For the first half of the book, i give Two stars. (see rant below)
For the last half, i give Three stars

The story seemed to pick up as soon as the heroine got her head out of her ass. The Hero was such a sweetheart, but I couldn't believe after all the crap she put him through, that he still wanted her. She wasn't all that special if u ask me, especially for a hot, famous NHL player. Why he wanted her is still beyond me.

My Rant:
At 29%
The following was too long of a rant for just
OMG OMG OMG ..Holy crap what a ride loved every second of it but damm what a MUST READ!! Firstly i would like to thank my friend and gorgeous author Toni Aleo for giving me the honur of reading and eArc of your 3rd book. I would also like to Thank the gorgeous Tara Turner cus without you it would not have been possible. So thankyou both gorgeous ladies :)

Now back to this amazing amazing book. Toni has really out done herself with this one if you thought her first two book Taking Shots and Trying
Sep 16, 2012 adelina. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book was just awesome, I mean from the beginning to the end.

First thing that I noticed is author note*, that made me smile because I have a situation in my life that I hope will end with my Happily Ever After.

Second thing is story. A story about two people who have nothing to lose anymore. On one side we have Audrey Parker who is desperately searching for her happily ever after that she tries to find it in the wrong prince (dickhead/douchebag prince) and of top of that hates her job. The pl
The third in the "Assasins" series, Toni Aleo did not let me down and continued her miraculous legacy of foretelling the lives of the "Assassins" hockey team.

The story is fresh, thank god, and the characters are fun and easy to relate to. I tend to have a hard time keeping an interest in a series since at one point or another one of the books kills it for me but so far all three books that have been released have not disappointed me yet. :)
Sep 26, 2012 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just when you think The Assassins Series couldn't get any better, author Toni Aleo strikes again with the third book in the series, Empty Net is one hot slap shot of a story!

Now it's Audrey and Tate's turn to tell their story ...

Audrey Parker's life isn't what she wants it to be: she hates her job and doesn't have the best track record when it comes to picking men. She has just gotten out of an abusive relationship with Levi, who only used her for the sex. She has a lot of insecurities and findi
Christi Snow
Sep 20, 2012 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
*Yay* This is absolutely the best book so far in the series...and the entire series has been amazing!

When we were just introduced to Tate early in book #2, I wasn't so sure because he was so young. Hello, he's a pro NHL player and was only 20 yo back immediate thoughts were of partying and man-whore ways that are such a norm for young pro athletes. But then we started to learn his tragic story and I started to fall in love with him. This was a kid that had to deal with more
Jun 17, 2013 VEL rated it really liked it
ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review

Audrey Parker is in a bad place, stuck in a job that she hates and in love with a total sleaze ball. Who happens to be best friends with Lucas, her sister's boyfriend. On a girli nights out she ends up in bed with Tate Ooder the Assasins Team, goalie. Audrey is desperately trying to break off and stay away from Levi, the sleaze ball and after finding out Tate is actually her neighbour, she try's to keep the relationship as "friends only". Tate, wit
May 05, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it
*Arc provided kindly through Netgalley*

Wow, I loved that book. Even if there were some things who bothered me, it still a really good book and the end is just great.


In that book, Tate, one of the main characters, is just the perfect guy. I mean, he is so sweet and sexy at the same time! He is patient with Audrey when I would have been crazy if I were him. Plus, he have an horrible past with his dead family and seeing him be happy with Audrey is just so good because what he's been through wasn'
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

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I'm coming into this series with just this book but I was happy to see it worked great as a standalone. I've had a recent fascination with hockey books and I find that extremely funny because, even though I would love to understand the sport, I just don't. I like watching it but I never last more than 30 minutes (unless I'm drooling over some hot guy) and I guess that all comes from not having someone to explain the ins and outs of the game.

But in my
3.75 Stars

Empty Net is definitely not a standalone and it definitely felt like an extension of Trying to Score. The obvious difference being that the focus has shifted from Fallon Parker in Trying to Score, to Audrey, in Empty Net, Fallon's sister. Since I read both books back-to-back, as if it was one big book, the stories were on par with one another, so the ratings are the same.

With the exception of Audrey throwing a major pity party and being whiny in the first half of the book, I thought sh
Ritianne Bondin
Feb 19, 2013 Ritianne Bondin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the third book, I have to say I am officially a Toni Aleo fan. Each book captured me in it's own way and I just can't decide which one I love the most. This is just a great series and I can't wait till August for the last installment.

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"It's pretty simple, Audrey. I'm here, and I hope that one day, you'll look me in the eyes and decide that you are done with this charade of being friends and that I can be your man. I want you to see that I can be there to help with your dreams. That I'm no
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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
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Assassins (9 books)
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  • Blue Lines (Assassins, #4)
  • Breaking Away (Assassins, #5)
  • Laces and Lace (Assassins, #6)
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