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4 & Counting

(Nashville Assassins #4.6)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  2,227 ratings  ·  117 reviews
4 & Counting is a short story that gives you more of an inside look at Shea and Elli Adler who were introduced and fell in love in the first book of the Assassins series, Taking Shots. Over the first three books readers have watched them fall in love and begin a family. In 4 & Counting Elli’s birth of their twin boys, Evan and Owen is coming near but also she is having a f ...more
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Published October 28th 2013 by Romance At Random
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Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I soooo love Shea Adler! This was a great little bonus chapter from both Elli and Shea's pov. It also sets up The fourth book in the Assasin's series: Blue Lines, due in December :D
Toni Aleo
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Love my Shea and Elli!
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Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
More Shea, Ladies! Do you really need another reason to read it?
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I couldn't resist reading this short story even with the wrong order. I just wanted a little more of Shea and Elli.
This was a sweet short story showing us their married life and their kids. It had some real beautiful family moments.
Completely adorable, and if you've loved their book, you will definitely want to read this ;)
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sigh....I do LOVE that Shea Adler. Very cute short story, Elli and Shea have twin boys!
Great little story about Shea & Ellie.
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Super cute mini story!! Was like 29 pages!

Shea's so funny wanting to have another go for another baby!! I mean, two girls and now twin sons in three years! Yikes!!

I seriously can't wait for BLUE LINES to come out!! That's the book I've been just waiting for but the release date kept getting pushed back! Was so depressing.

Hopefully, the tour host I've been working with hears word from Ms. Aleo since she told me that she's supposed to host a blog tour for BLUE LINES so I hope that I can join!!

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What can I say except that I LOVE Elli and Shea Adler. This was a cute bonus chapter about what Elli and Shea have been up to. It also set up the premise for the next book in the Series....Blue Lines. I can't wait to read it!!!!!

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McGee Magoo
Shea is my book boyfriend....but... you know how when you are 26 and the guy you are into says he can't wait to have lots of kids and you swoon and start picking out names for all of the beautiful little babies you will create with him???? Well, when you're 36, like me, you want to tell Mr. Hottie he had better grow himself a uterus to house all those parasitic fetuses (feti? Lol). That's how I'm feeling about Shea Adler right now. I went from 26 to 36 in the time it took to read this short stor ...more
Cocktails and Books
So where do I sign up to let make Shea's dream of his own hockey team come true? Loved this look into the Adler family. ...more
Jennifer ♛Jenna♛
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a short and sweet read. I loved it.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute short and great glimpse into Elli and Shea's life! Can't wait to see how many more kids they have!! ...more
Selenity Jade (Coffee Addicts Book Reviews)
Short and super sweet little story about Elli and Shea and kids!
Jackie Lane
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Even though this story was super short, it still was packed with lots of story.

I so love Elli and Adler and can't wait to continue with this series.

This is the story of Elli having her twin boys, the love Shea feel for Elli and the fact that he is not done with the size of his family and would like Elli to have at least one more child and he manages to work his magic and she agrees to revisit it in one year.

5 stars
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really really really missed Shea! Scene where Shea is singing? Tears. :')

And what's with everyone is pregnant theme haha! Poor men! :)

Now I really can't wait to read Erik and Piper's story, but really, I think we need new Shea book, not few pages, I mean like 400 pages of hot guy with skills. ;)

Thank you Toni! :)
I have nothing else to say but "I WANT MORE OF SHEA AND ELLI" Toni Aleo thank you for giving us another snipet of their life. When I saw the just got out novellas of your Assasins Series you had become one of my favorite authors!. HAHA. I want more. I'm beginning to think of having an Assasins gear. I hope you can sell some :))) ...more
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Beautiful addition to Shea's story. He's one of the best and seeing him as the doting father was icing on the cake. Course I found his desire for an army of children hilarious considering he's not the one pushing them out :) And cannot wait for Piper's story. Already sounds enticing... ...more
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yay more Elli and Shea!! I loved 4 & Counting!! In this short story, we get to see Shea and Elli's growing family! I enjoyed reading about their marital bliss and how their love has grown. If you haven't read this series you are missing out get to reading it now lol!! ...more
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Aww, such a cute short story LOVED IT.
Shea and Eli have always been my favourite characters from this series. So I was SSSSOOOOO excited when I heard 4 & counting was coming out. And I was definitely pleased with this story:)
awesome cover and book. really love Shea the baby making machine. He and Lucas really there are no words lol. I love the way they always harmonious and loving and just say it like it is and consult on everything.......
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sweet one...!! I hated Ellie in the first book but once she and Shea got together, she was sweet and lovable..!! And in this one awesome...!!
Great work Ms us an inside peek to Assassin character's HEA...a wonderful idea!!
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: good-read
Not wha I expected but it was good.
This one should be read before "falling for the backup epilogue ".
Diane Lynch
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet short story about Shea and Elli and the birth of the twins.

It will also make you anticipate Blue Lines, which starts where 4 & Counting leaves off.

Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gotta love an author who gives us a preview for free! So miss this crew.
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*rubs hands together* I am so ready for Blue Lines!!!!! This just confirmed my excitedness!!

Come to me Piper and Eric!!!!
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I always want more of Shea & Ellie!!!
Short and sweet loved it !!!! Made me love Shea even more :)
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
LOVE it!! Perfect set up for Blue Lines!! This was so great, spending some time with the Alders. I've missed them :) As for Blue Lines... Bring it! ...more
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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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