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Trying to Score

(Nashville Assassins #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  12,925 ratings  ·  841 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 m
Kindle Edition, 576 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Loveswept (first published April 10th 2012)
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Carole My thoughts exactly. Lucas should get a medal for putting up with her. The story could have been shortened by 150 pages.

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Toni Aleo
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this one too :) so I love it!
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Frankly I'm sick of the double standards in this series. The guys can fuckaround all over place, cheat, fuck their way through hordes of women, treat their h's like absolute crap (Jordie & Erik to name just 2 of these shmucks) and yet everyone forgives every betrayal, any cheating these guys do and love them because they're such great guys. NOT!!! At least this one didn't start out a doormat like all the other morons are. She left him! And rightly so.


She thought he cheated on her, already h
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great story line...This book could have gotten a rating of 4 stars.But the heroine...
Damn I could go on and on about how much I disliked Fallon,but since half of my friends have already pointed out her character flaws in their review,I'm going to let it go,this once.

Overall,a frustrating yet at times sweet read.
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 w
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
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1 star
Audiobook- terrible narrator- the horrible MC had this nasal thing going ARGUH !

Hated it, but I finished it anyway
The heroine was a snappish, rude, petty, disgusting woman who keep her son from his father because she was angry. She lies, to her son to his father, to her friends and she never drops one damn issue no matter how old and stale is is. When she wasn't cutting somebody down to nothing she was giggling, yes giggling, this author really like her giggles. I don't think one page went
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
By royal bestie decree .... I'm losing my TA cherry ....

Lisa Jayne is addicted to this author and I'm diving in ❤️❤️
Jun 25, 2013 marked it as never-to-read

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
3 stars

"Oh, Aiden James Brooks, do you know how much I love you?" she asked.

"A lot probably. I'm pretty awesome, and everybody loves me."

Kid's funny.
But I think I'm not in the right mood for these books atm. I'll probably try the rest some other time.

Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 sh
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
Geri Reads
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
May 20, 2013 rated it did not like it

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?
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
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Shawna LeAnn
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can find this and other reviews on my blog: Dreaming In The Pages



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
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
• Lisa •
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!! ...more
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
Lu Bielefeld
Reread the story to read the new book in the series.
Heroin is super annoying and the hero took too long to find her, But the story holds the reader's attention.
“He has a bad rep. Money, booze, females, I don’t know,”

"Lucas was getting into too much trouble in San Jose and if he wanted to stay sober, he had to leave where the temptation was."

“Please explain to me why you brought Fallon Parker’s stuff with us to Nashville?”

"Even with his alcoholism, losing Fallon was his epic failure. How he could
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
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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
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!!
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
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
2.5 stars. I knew I shouldn't have picked up book 2 when I wasn't such a fan of book 1, but I had it on my kindle already and I thought why not. Ugh.

My problems with book 1 were still there with Trying to Score, mainly there is a whole lot of telling what the character is thinking and feeling and not a lot of showing. The heroine Fallon is understandably bitter when she caught her long term boyfriend cheating on her (view spoiler)
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
Sammy ⭐️
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 29, 2015 marked it as do-not-read
H drunk-cheated with the h's best friend then became a manwhore after they broke up.
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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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