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Blue Lines

(Nashville Assassins #5)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  9,251 ratings  ·  752 reviews
Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo’s latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can’t resist.

The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm aroun
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by Loveswept - Random House (first published November 14th 2013)
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Toni Aleo
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
All done writing, about to re read it to make sure it is great! Can't wait till Aug!!!
• Lisa •


I have been waiting for this book for the last 382 days more specifically 33,004,800 seconds or if you are really interested it has been 9168 long hours, am I getting boring? Ok Lets round it up, its been around about 54 weeks of waiting for the fourth book in what has become one of my all time favourite series. Why this author or this series you may ask? Well in short I have come to love the characters and everything Assassins. Toni Aleo and her ice hockey romance stories too
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!

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I love the Assassin’s series, and this has been the best book to date!

Piper has been in love with her sister’s brother in law, Assassin’s player Erik Titov for a long time. She’s waited for him to notice her, but he hasn’t. One night changes everything for Piper. He see’s her in a club, he takes her home. One night of passion. One night together. Then it’s all over. At least she thinks it is... until a few weeks later when she sees two little blue lines on a pregnancy test that w
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts

He spent an unforgettable night with Piper but decided he needed to forget her.

He is Eric Titov, a young ice hockey star and experienced man-whore... He loves the ladies, they love him; he's living his famed life to the full with the whole country as his witness.

There is no way he is father material, in his opinion, how could he be? Oh Eric??? What lengths will he go to with the situation he finds himself in??? And what about Piper???? Oh, Piper

Piper is a girl with a dream, a dream of love and
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
* ACR copy in exchange for an honest review *

3.5 I'm-scared-to-love-you Stars

Blue lines is a very well taylored and well written read.

I found the book a little difficult to love at the beginning because of Eric ,I wasn't really his biggest fan. It's true like most of my friends and I found his behaviour at the beginning a bit asshole-ish ? but I think that's the whole point of the story, the progressiveness of his character from someone you wouldn't never root for to someone you come to l
Crystal~BIG book addict~
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley
4.5 Frustratingly Beautiful Stars!

Blue Lines is book four in the Assassins hockey team series.

Erik and Piper finally gave into their attraction six months ago and had a night that neither of them will forget. The morning after though, Erik walks out of her life. He doesn't want a wife or kids. He loves his life the way it is. He loves hockey and all of the women.

My feelings for Erik through a good portion of this book...

And some of the things that come of his mouth, you just want to tell him to
Kath S
*Netgalley copy*

I already knew what I was going to find in this book. A womanizer is not my thing, and a good-girl/weak female character is not my thing either. But even with this, I was totally excited about reading this book for everything that happened in the third one between Piper and Erik. Now I'm kind of disappointed about this story.


First, Erik is a completely jerk. An asshole. A fucking dickhead. I know he has a lot of problems with his past, I know he didn’t have a good childhood, I kn
Geri Reads
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 wonderful stars!!

This has been my favorite Assassins book yet. Granted, I wasn't so fond of the previous books, I still requested this based on the blurb alone. Boy, I am so glad I did because I ended up devouring this book and enjoying Piper and Erik's story.

Eric Titov is a real bad boy. And when I say bad, I mean BAD. He uses women and doesn't care much for them at all. Plus, he had this really fucked up childhood which involved a lot of physical abuse that culminated in a horrific tragedy
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Scared Stars

In this fourth installment we have the story of Piper (Harper’s sister) and Erik.
Piper is in love with Erik since probably forever but he never noticed her. Until that one night that will change everything.
Erik noticed Piper before, but he is a scarred men with ghosts so he doesn’t do feelings, he doesn’t do relationships, he doesn’t anything that could potentially last so he tells Piper that night was a mistake and tries to forget her. Until he realizes he can’t.


And that nigh
 ♥  Barb ♥
5 stars for Mr. Titov

Piper, I'm not the guy for you. I am a dick, an asshole, a man-whore, remember?

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This is Book 4 in the Assassins series. We met Piper and Erik in the last book, and this is their story. Basically, Erik is a no-strings, never had a relationship and doesn't want one type of guy and Piper is the sweetest girl ever. After running into each other at a bar, they go home together and do the nasty all night long. She thinks she can change him, but he freaks out and leaves and
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 Stars

You need someone to love you and you need to know that you deserve that love, and I want you to let me be that someone.

I love a good sports romance, add into this mix a sexy, tatted, very man-whorish hockey player and I'm on pervy cloud 9. But this was no smooth ride for me. As much as I wanted to love Erik, I'm pretty sure I wanted to kick him in the nuts more often than not. He had so many things going for him, and then he'd open his mouth and the things he'd say to Piper just had
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Assassinating, Confounding, Persevering, Relentless Stars * * * */*

The Blurb:

The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she’s lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two b
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-releases
5 totally worth the wait and highly highly recommended stars.


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I can't remember how or why I came across the author Toni Aleo, but I'm so bloody glad I did because every book I read by her, not only do I love, but it lifts my heart and helps me remember why I love reading so much. Quite simply Toni Aleo is the reason I love to read!

A beautifully written story of unrequited love, of falling for that guy who could never give you his heart, of putting your heart on the line fo
Jun 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF - Can't stomach anymore of this first class PIG and one of the biggest doormats on the planet. Hate his fucking guts actually.

“Erik, you don’t get it. It is a big deal because I say it is, understand? I say your behavior is just wrong. Three girls have said the baby they had was yours and two others have made claims that you also are the father of their child.”

Erik rolled his eyes. “All of them were proven wrong through DNA tests...What other girl said I got her pregnant? Not that it matters
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is my first Toni Aleo read and it will not be my last. I was completely addicted to this story trying to read snippets in between work and then staying up late to finish!

Piper Allen has longed for Erik Titov for the last two years. His brother married her sister and since then they run into each other at family get-togethers. Trouble is Erik is a raging man-whore. He’s on the professional hockey team The Assassins’ and has no shortage of women throwing themselves at him, and he’s
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
This was my least favorite of the series so far, with Erik being my least favorite Assassin. His treatment of Piper throughout the book had no redeeming value to me and the way Piper just accepted it most of the time was frustrating to me to say the least.
Heidi McLaughlin
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For the past few weeks I’ve been indulging in some very hot hockey romance stories with each one being better than the previous one. When Toni asked if I wanted to read the draft of Blue Lines – the 4th story in the Assassins Series – my answer was simply, duh!

I’m notorious for ditching in the middle of a series especially if I have to wait eons for the next book to come out, but I can safely say that Toni Aleo’s latest novel has me anxious for more. I’ve never fully invested in a group of char
Kelli Brown
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley.

I had high hopes from this story, with the continued delay of its release I was certain that I was gearing up to read a masterpiece. Unfortunately this was not the case. This books fell flat.

There is nothing new or unique about this story, though put in the hockey setting I guest gives it a twist. Though we can't say that because no one actually plays any hockey in this one. Sure we hear about it but we don't experience it. I'm not even a hockey fan but I
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta
She has done it AGAIN ;) Firstly I would like to Thank my friend and author Toni for giving me the FReAKInG honour of being a BETA reader for BLUE LINES. Those of you who know me , know that I love Toni and all the books she has written so far and this was no exception. Just when i think they couldn't get any better but they do, Toni's books get better and better each time she writes.

Once again it has a steamy hot hockey player named Erik and it has the gorgeous PIper who I adore. The story sta
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it

What a cute read! Review to come on release date ♥

ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via Netgalley
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it

*3.5 STARS.

Review to come -

**ARC courtesy of Random House Publising Group, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review**
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
4 stars

Jeez this book!!! After sharing a night together Erik and Piper find themselves tied to each other.

Now Erik!!! Made me sooo mad. I felt like jumping into the book and beating the crap out of him. But he was such a typical bloke and it was refreshing to read.

Piper, I'm the guy for you. I am a dick, an asshole, a man-whore, remember?

I should have known what this book was about by reading the title. Despite not liking the direction of the storyline at first, I enjoyed this
That's it, I'm DNF'ing my review! I kept this one on my currently reading list with the hopes inspiration would strike and I could write a review without coming off as a huge, arrogant hockey player man hating bitch but it's just not in the cards for me. I thought Erik was a complete tool for most of the book and that's just not going to change. Normally in Toni Aleo's books it's the heroine that keeps pushing the perfect man away (I'm looking at you, Elli and Fallon!) but in a reversal of roles ...more
I am repelled by this Heroes hypocrisy! He has no restrainings towards his elicit thrills that border on unfaithfulness! Like I want my romantic Hero to have lustful thoughts and fantasies about opposite sex whilst being in a committed relationship? IS THIS FOR REAL?
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Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: athlete
Holy crap this sucker was long! But it was a good story and it kept me interested the whole time. Erik was a douche most of the time but he pulled it together by the end of the story and redeemed himself and Piper was a completely likeable character. A sweet woman that's in love with a douche and showing him how to love... yep, sweet story!
This was given to me by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. They asked for it.

I almost classified this as "horror"; I don't think I would have been far off.

When I started reading Blue Lines, I so wanted to like it. Why? Because of the dedication in the book. It got me right here {pointing to my heart} and made me root for the author even before I got to the first page.

But then I read the prologue and first chapter and unfortunately, whatever warm and fuzzy feelings I felt for the author
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
ARC provided through Netgalley by publisher for an honest review.


I loved this one. I've been anticipating Piper and Erik's story since we first got them together in Empty Net. Piper knows what she wants, at least when it comes to the man in her life and due to their one night together, she will be forever connected to him.


She's always been considered the flighty sister and she's afraid of what her family will think when they find out that she's about to be a single mother.
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it

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4,5 Stars.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I love Toni. I love her writing. I am pretty sure I have loved every book she has written... okay that is settled - I am such a fan girl!

Blue Lines didn't disappoint. Erik was stupid *%$hat - yet Toni wrote him in such a way that I was pulling for him throughout this whole book. Pipper is such a strong women.

I love hockey. I love books about hockey. I love hockey players.
(although lets be real I am not a jersey chaser!)

Enjoy this one people! I did.
Dec 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
I'd put -1000000 stars! This book is bad..
DNF at 4%%%!!!
Silly heroine, droolling for more than 2 years after super-super-super great MANWHOREE!
Girl! Where is your brain!?? WTF??!!
He got her pregnant one night, and 7 days after he brushed her offf.... "That was a mistake..."
She was still drooling after his hottness and... THAT GREAT NIGHT....

Author, please, get some new and fresh ideas.... That shit gets older and older...
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My name is Toni Aleo, and I’m a #PredHead, #sherrio, #potterhead, and part of the #familybusiness!
I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.
While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I’m still a huge fan. But when I’m not cheering for him, I’m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators sin

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