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Falling for the Backup PDF, ePub eBook After serving as a dutiful bridesmaid in the wedding from hell, Aynslee Shaw just wants to slink home to Nashville and forget the whole trip. That is, until the hottest guy she’s ever seen is seated next to her on the flight and dazzles her with his easy laugh and killer smile. But just when she thinks things are getting good, he vanishes, leaving Aynslee wondering, was th After serving as a dutiful bridesmaid in the wedding from hell, Aynslee Shaw just wants to slink home to Nashville and forget the whole trip. That is, until the hottest guy she’s ever seen is seated next to her on the flight and dazzles her with his easy laugh and killer smile. But just when she thinks things are getting good, he vanishes, leaving Aynslee wondering, was that guy the one? And did she just let him slip through her fingers? Former superstar goalie Jordan Ryan is back on the ice—finally. After a crippling knee injury that had him wondering if he’d ever play pro hockey again, he’s got his full attention on rebuilding his career. So a pretty—okay, beautiful—girl on a plane shouldn’t be a distraction. But Jordan is very, very distracted. And when Aynslee crosses his path again, he’s not sure any job in the world is worth missing his second chance with a woman like her. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from the Loveswept title Empty Net.

30 review for Falling for the Backup

  1. 5 out of 5

    • Lisa •

    4 HOCKEY STARS. "And they lived happily ever after ... " Do you want to know who I love? Ok, I'll tell you. I love Toni Aleo, yes she is one of my all time favourite authors and I stalk follow her on Goodreads, Facebook and twitter. I just can't get enough and what made me happier than finally getting some sunny weather in June was loading a Toni Aleo novella on my kindle it just about made my summer. So, What's it all about? Jordan Ryan is not looking for love, he is looking to improve his career 4 HOCKEY STARS. "And they lived happily ever after ... " Do you want to know who I love? Ok, I'll tell you. I love Toni Aleo, yes she is one of my all time favourite authors and I stalk follow her on Goodreads, Facebook and twitter. I just can't get enough and what made me happier than finally getting some sunny weather in June was loading a Toni Aleo novella on my kindle it just about made my summer. So, What's it all about? Jordan Ryan is not looking for love, he is looking to improve his career and do what he loves most, play ice hockey, with an old injury and a history of failed relationships this hockey star has no more room for added complications in his life. Aynslee shaw is a thirty something teacher, with a larger than life family and pressure on the clock to find the man of her dreams, find out what happens when she meets a man who might just be out of her reach. What I loved? Toni Aleo knows how to dish out the romance, she creates great characters and likeable story lines. I love nothing more than an entertaining love story and this novella delivers on all accounts, low on the angst and loaded with love. The best kind of easy breezy lemon squeezy. Final thoughts ... If you haven't yet got Toni Aleo's assassins series in your 'read' pile you don't know what your missing. Without doubt if your a fan of a sports related romance this is not to be missed. The assassins hockey boys are to die for and I for one can not recommend the series enough. Why not five? Simply for me, a novella often times doesn't deliver on the depth of story that I like to read, and although I loved this story and the characters I would have loved more. But dont be questioning my love for this author, no doubt I would read Toni Aleo's shopping lists if she published them. So with that being said, go grab it readers. 4 I HEART ALEO STARS.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Catarina

    4 Sweet Stars. Jordan had an injury in his knee that made him loose his place as the principal goalie in Assassins and now he is as backup. He lost is confident, his bitch of ex-girlfriend (luckily) and he doesn’t believe that with the mess that is his life, someone will want him. Until he meets Aysleee on a plane returning to Nashville and everything changes. She makes him want more: More in his career and in his personal life. And with career suffering a major change that could make him leave 4 Sweet Stars. Jordan had an injury in his knee that made him loose his place as the principal goalie in Assassins and now he is as backup. He lost is confident, his bitch of ex-girlfriend (luckily) and he doesn’t believe that with the mess that is his life, someone will want him. Until he meets Aysleee on a plane returning to Nashville and everything changes. She makes him want more: More in his career and in his personal life. And with career suffering a major change that could make him leave the state he doesn’t want to pursue something that won’t work and get back to where he was before. But as Aynslee fights for them both Jordan has to decide if it’s time to get back on the game… and not only on the ice. Rating: 4 Stars. Storyline: This was a sweet sports romance with the usual Toni Aleo signature. I truly enjoyed it but I wish it had been longer. Some aspects felt pretty rushed and this book had everything to have a more “profound” story. Writing Style: Third person. Dual POV. Easy and engaging flow. Character Development: I really liked Aynslee. She knew exactly what she wants and had no trouble pursuing it. It was a very refreshing thing to see. Jordan was too much insecure, yeah, I got where he came from, but still it was a bit too much. He was sexy, and sweet but lacked that sexy male confidence. Aynslee was the one who had to pursue the relationship. Steam: Some hot moments. HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)]

  3. 4 out of 5

    Toni Aleo

    Love it! Hope y'all do too!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    4 stars!!! Anyone who knows me knows that I am not into sports. At all. Besides ogling some of the players, I have no interest. Yet for some reason, I love Toni Aleo’s Assassins series! There is just something about her characters and writing I love. This novella was no exception! Aynslee is 31, a teacher, and she is single. Coming from a large Irish family, there is a lot of pressure for her to marry, have babies etc. Jordan Ryan is a goalie for the Nashville Assassins. He used to be the best of 4 stars!!! Anyone who knows me knows that I am not into sports. At all. Besides ogling some of the players, I have no interest. Yet for some reason, I love Toni Aleo’s Assassins series! There is just something about her characters and writing I love. This novella was no exception! Aynslee is 31, a teacher, and she is single. Coming from a large Irish family, there is a lot of pressure for her to marry, have babies etc. Jordan Ryan is a goalie for the Nashville Assassins. He used to be the best of the best, but two years ago he was injured. Now he is just the backup goalie. Aynslee and Jordan meet on an airplane. There is an instant attraction between the two. Jordan was great- but I Aynslee won me over right away! Thank God for Starbucks. Thank God for the sexy hottie it looked like she was going to be sitting next to on the flight. Hello sex on legs. 
She won me over right then and there. Ever since Jordan was injured, he has become insecure both on and off the ice. Aynslee knows that instant connection they felt is something she has to pursue, so even though Jordan is a little shy- she goes after him. Aynslee is sweet, funny, and supportive of Jordan. Although Jordan is shy and insecure at first, he is also very sweet, sexy and just amazing! Loved these two together. With Jordan’s career on the line, he isn’t sure where their relationship is going, he’s afraid of someone getting hurt, but he has to be with her. No matter what, he would be leaving her behind and someone would get hurt, but even knowing that didn’t stop him from wanting to see her. Be with her, sleep with her, and laugh with her. He couldn’t walk away. This was a fabulous novella. It was emotional, sweet, steamy and heartwarming. The ending left me with a huge smile on my face! All fans of The Assassin's series need to pick this one up right away!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jenee -Jenee's Book Blog

    “I cannot say enough about Toni’s style of writing. She has a way of pulling you into a story with laughter, romance, passion, amazing hockey game scenes where you feel like you are watching from the stands, and some Hockey Players Hott enough to melt the ice!”~Jenee’s Book Blog Jordan Ryan tore his meniscus in his left knee two years ago, and was replaced by Tate Odder (Empty Net leading man and best goalie in the league) as the goalie for the Assassins while going through 18 months of rehab. “I cannot say enough about Toni’s style of writing. She has a way of pulling you into a story with laughter, romance, passion, amazing hockey game scenes where you feel like you are watching from the stands, and some Hockey Players Hott enough to melt the ice!”~Jenee’s Book Blog Jordan Ryan tore his meniscus in his left knee two years ago, and was replaced by Tate Odder (Empty Net leading man and best goalie in the league) as the goalie for the Assassins while going through 18 months of rehab. Now he is the Backup Goalie for the Assassins and looking for a team to sign him as a starting goalie. This was an incredibly difficult situation for Jordan. He loved Nashville and the Assassins and was having a hard time considering anywhere else home. You can feel how depressed he is about his injury, subsequent position, and his current love life or lack thereof. When he was injured and had undergone surgery, the doctor told Jordan and Leanna Masterson, the girl he thought was perfect for him in every way and was planning on marrying, it was going to be a long road to recovery she left him. I think he lost a lot of his confidence when that final blow hit. Instead of being a cocky hockey player partying all the time and playing the field, Jordan is quiet and lonely. The only thing Jordan knew was that until he figured out his future in hockey it would be unfair to get involved with anyone. And he seemed to be doing just that, until he met a beautiful redhead on a plane ride back to Nashville… Aynslee Shaw was on her way home to her flooded condo basement in Nashville, having just left the wedding of her young niece in Buffalo. Aynslee, a 31 year old 3rd grade teacher, comes from a large Irish family, where she is one of the last two out of eight siblings unmarried(the other is her 17 year old sister). Needless to say her mother is constantly on her about finding a man and settling down. Aynslee had been in a long relationship, but one day they just mutually decided they were no longer in love with each other. Aynslee seems to find all the wrong guys, if she finds any at all. When she heads toward her seat on the plane she notices Jordan in the next seat and is instantly alert and insanely attracted to her mystery seat partner. And wouldn’t you know her crappy day started looking up, or so she thinks. When these two meet on the plane sparks fly, or in their case it’s actually coffee that goes flying. When Jordan starts apologizing for spilling coffee on Aynslee, she starts a conversation that will make you laugh out loud. At this point, I knew this was going to be a great book! Aynslee’s explanation was humorous and crazy and broke the ice for Jordan’s shy demeanor. The rest of the plane ride was spent laughing and getting to know each other. They were both very interested in the other, but Jordan’s lack of knowledge about his future was holding him back from taking this further, while Aynslee was so sure Jordan would ask for her number before departing the airport. Needless to say, Aynslee was hurt and confused when Jordan walked away with only an “Alright, well, see you around.” “Holy fireworks, Batman!” “No, really , it’s okay. It will be a nice memory and a great story to tell my friends.” “How is having coffee spilled all over you a great story?” “Well you see it only adds to my horrible day…” “Great, I’m glad I could contribute to that.” “You should be, it is really a great horrible day, first, I have been in Buffalo for my eighteen year old niece’s wedding and was reminded every day for the past week that I am single. Then this morning, the day of my niece’s wedding, my landlord calls to tell me a water mane broke in my house, flooding the basement. Fantastic right? But it gets better. My klepto aunt Fern “grabbed” my suitcase instead of hers and now I have lost a weeks’ worth of clothes and shoes until my mother can get my bag back and send it to me. My feet are aching because my niece thought that her thirty one year old aunt should wear stripper shoes and now I’m soaked with coffee. I’m telling you, this is one of those days for the books.” “I’m not sure what to say, I feel horrible for being the cherry on top of your horrible day cupcake.” Thank god for a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it, because that is exactly what Aynslee did when she realized she might be able to find Jordan again and make the first move this time. Instead of sitting back and going with the old saying “if it’s meant to be, we will meet again,” Aynslee learns from her missed chance at the airport to go after what she wants and goes to an Assassins game with Sadie in hopes of seeing Jordan. “And I’m going to get that man’s number.” “It’s thirty.” “Shut up, you know what I mean.” Aynslee is not the only one who has been regretting not making the first move at the airport. Jordan has had Aynslee on his mind ever since he left her in the airport parking lot with a confused look on her face. He knows there was something special about her and realizes how bad he fucked up. While standing in line at starbucks of all places, they meet again. And lets just say this time sparks are the only things flying between the two of them. They sit and talk while drinking their coffee and their conversation had them, as well as me, laughing the whole time. But once again, Jordan’s lack of confidence and his fear of hurting her if he had to move to another state after starting a relationship, had him leaving her once again. But don’t worry, fate has more in store for them. They meet again by accident while running. This time Jordan apologizes for his reaction at the coffee shop and Aynslee tells him how she feels and takes the initiative to kiss him before he can run again. And let me say “Holy fireworks, Batman!” It was mind blowing and the start to one off the charts hot relationship. “I get that it is nerve wracking when you first meet someone, I’m nervous too but the thing is that I don’t know the person you were before, and all I care about is getting to know the person you are now. I am attracted to you, a lot,” she said with a smile, “And I’m not saying I’m the person to clean your life up, but I’d sure life to try. Just stop walking away from me.” “I don’t want to stop.” “I live only a few minutes from here, unless you want to walk away from me again.” “Not a chance, I’m done walking.” OMG! When they finally both made it to her condo, he walked through the front door and it was on! I swear I had to turn the air up in my house while reading this scene. It was incredibly hot!!!! From my point of view, Jordan has no reason to lack confidence in his bedroom abilities because that man had it all! Toni really knows how to make some hot scenes but when Jordan pushed her up against the wall and started breaking things in his hurry to get to her I was completely and totally in lust with Jordan Ryan!!!! “Hold on to the wall.” After they broke the ice so to speak by having smokin’ hot sex against the wall as well as a couple other places, they went on a date and found out they had even more in common than they previously thought. I loved watching them fall in love. It was sweet and sexy and best of all, there was no love triangle distracting you from their budding relationship. Jordan was falling hard for her and was worried if she knew he might get traded she would walk away. Being the amazing guy Jordan is, he decides to be honest and tell her there is a possibility he might sign a contract with the Ice Cats. I loved how Aynslee accepted this and decided it was worth it to see where their relationship led. They tried to put his future on the back burner and spent practically every waking minute together when he wasn’t away for games. Their relationship was passionate, caring, and loving, and the sex was off the charts. They both knew this was it, they had found the one they wanted to start their lives with. The only problem was whether or not Jordan would be leaving to go to a team in another state or staying closer to Nashville. Jordan had secretly asked his father/agent, to try and get him a deal at a team close to Nashville so that he could continue his relationship with Aynslee. Aynslee secretly wanted him to ask her to go with him if he ended up getting signed to the South Carolina IceCats. I don’t want to say anymore about this book because then it would give away a great ending. I’ll leave you wondering whether Jordan will stay an Assassin or become an Ice Cat, or if Aynslee will continue being his girlfriend in Nashville or follow him to South Carolina. There are also some more laugh out loud scenes that you have got to read!!! I about died when Jordan met Aynslee’s family at their bar on a road trip and put her on speaker phone without telling her her parents were listening first….HILARIOUS!!!! On top of that, there were so many other great parts to this book that you have to read in order to get the entire story. I am a HUGE fan of Toni Aleo and she never disappoints me. I give this book 5 Stars, and I cannot wait until Blue Lines: The Assassins Series: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance is released!!! Let the countdown to August 13th begin! Favorite Quotes: “He wanted her. Bad. Now. On the plane. And he didn’t care if Grandma from Row C watched.” “Taking a drink of his coffee, Jordan recognized the song that was playing, Hunter Haynes’ Somebody’s Heartbreak. It was one of his favorite country songs right now, and as he looked across the table at Aynslee, he couldn’t help but want her to be his heartbreak. He just didn’t want to be hers, and that’s why nothing could ever come out of this.” “So I Googled you.” “You Googled me?” “Yup, and before you think I’m a complete stalker, I’m not…yet.” “Yet?” he said with a chuckle. “If I didn’t see you today I was going to show up at your practice next week.” “You stalker, you,” he teased with a grin. “Not hot!? Are you crazy! Hockey player or not, babe, you are smoking! I’d give my left nut to be as gorgeous as you!” “You have nuts?” Aynslee asked, holding back her laughter. “Of course I do! I stole my husband’s!” Brittany declared causing the whole salon to laugh. “And you look really hot. Like a naughty sailor.” “Yes! Just the look I was going for,” “Maybe later if we still like each other, we can rock the boat.” Jordan tried not to laugh but he couldn’t help it. She laughed along with him before he leaned over giving her a quick kiss. “I have no doubt we’ll still like each other after this and as much as I want to rock not only your boat but your world after dinner, I might not be able to, I’ve got an early practice tomorrow.”

  6. 4 out of 5

    VEL

    ARC received from NetGalley. Anyslee Shaw, just wants to get back home to Nashville, away from being a bridesmaid in the wedding from hell. Upon boarding her flight, still in her bridesmaid getup, as her aunt has mistakenly taken the wrong suitcase, leaving Anyslee with nothing to change into. She finds herself sat next to the most hottest guy she has ever seen. This being Jordan Ryan, backup goalie for the Assassins Team. But being a backup goalie is not want he wants to be. After a crippling kn ARC received from NetGalley. Anyslee Shaw, just wants to get back home to Nashville, away from being a bridesmaid in the wedding from hell. Upon boarding her flight, still in her bridesmaid getup, as her aunt has mistakenly taken the wrong suitcase, leaving Anyslee with nothing to change into. She finds herself sat next to the most hottest guy she has ever seen. This being Jordan Ryan, backup goalie for the Assassins Team. But being a backup goalie is not want he wants to be. After a crippling knee injury, he is at his best and ready to move on to starter goal position and getting his career back on track. After he walks away from her twice, the 3rd chance meeting brings them together, producing some sexy hot emotional scenes. This was a great novella, both characters were likeable and easy to connect with. Each of her books has their own twist and turns making this series a compelling to read. Becoming a fan of these hot hockey team Assassins athletes, Looking forward to Blue Lines, book 4.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This was a great addition to this series. I loved this story. It was a quick and steamy read. Perfect to tide me over until the release of Blue Lines next month. If you are a fan of Toni Aleo' s and The Assassins Series then I would say you should definitely read this novella. It is a sweet and steamy love story without all the extra drama.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Sidelined for a knee injury, former starting goalie Jordan Ryan is searching for a new start. Well, searching for a team where he can start...he can't stand sitting on the sidelines any longer. After another meeting with a prospective team, he boards a plane for home. The last thing he needs is a distraction but when the beautiful Aynslee Shaw sits right next to him on the plane she turns him into a bumbling idiot. Aynslee Shaw just left her cousins wedding where her Aunt stole her clothes, leavi Sidelined for a knee injury, former starting goalie Jordan Ryan is searching for a new start. Well, searching for a team where he can start...he can't stand sitting on the sidelines any longer. After another meeting with a prospective team, he boards a plane for home. The last thing he needs is a distraction but when the beautiful Aynslee Shaw sits right next to him on the plane she turns him into a bumbling idiot. Aynslee Shaw just left her cousins wedding where her Aunt stole her clothes, leaving her to travel home in hooker shoes and a pink bride maids dress. Having the hot guy next to her on the plane spill his coffee all over her dress just might be the highlight to a horrendous day. The more she talks with Jordan the more she wants to get to know him. How can she get him to ask for her number, because Jordan is someone she'd like to get to know a lot better. When their paths cross again they both decide to pursue this attraction between them. But with Jordan's career up in the air and Aynslee just starting her new job can they find a way to make their relationship work? I love Toni Aleo's writing style. She vividly captures the heart and essence of every scene. She makes you feel like your with your friends (characters), watching the relationship play out before your eyes. Not only does she capture the essence but she doesn't skimp on the steam! Melting romantic encounters perfectly favor this wonderfully scripted plot. For a novella length story, Falling for the Backup had it all...romance, relationship, love, hockey hotness and the characters we've come to love. I also have to mention that this book rates a Tome Tender Book Blog "Deal of the Day". Fabulously priced, don't miss out! I received this ARC copy of Falling for the Backup from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication June 24, 2013. Written by: Toni Aleo Series: Assassins Sequence in Series: 3.5 Publisher: Loveswept Publication Date: June 24, 2013 Genre: Erotic Romance Rating: 5 Age Recommendation: Adult Toni Aleo's Website Find this book on: Amazon Barnes & Noble For more reviews check out Tome Tender's Book Blog or find us on Facebook.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Blushing Reader

    This was the perfect book to sit down and enjoy in one evening! It was sweet, hot and heart tugging! I am lucky to be a part of the blog tour this week on May 30 over at www.blushingreader.com.. check there for my review and extras! Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Heat Rating: HOT! Falling for the Backup is #3.5 in the Nashville Assassins series, but I have a confession: This is my first book by Toni Aleo. I haven't read any of the other books in this series and surprisingly for Falling for the Backup you This was the perfect book to sit down and enjoy in one evening! It was sweet, hot and heart tugging! I am lucky to be a part of the blog tour this week on May 30 over at www.blushingreader.com.. check there for my review and extras! Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Heat Rating: HOT! Falling for the Backup is #3.5 in the Nashville Assassins series, but I have a confession: This is my first book by Toni Aleo. I haven't read any of the other books in this series and surprisingly for Falling for the Backup you don't have to go back and read the first three books first. However, if all the books in this series are as good and hot as Falling for the Backup I am going to into Toni's backlist and start reading from the beginning! This novella has everything you want in a story. It was funny, charming, sweet, sexy and had incredible pacing. No where in this story did I feel like I was being rushed or that I was missing anything. Jordan and Aynslee's story is the PERFECT way to end an evening (or start your day), the characters are real with flaws (but not too much baggage) that shared some intense chemistry in the bedroom as well as out of the bedroom. It was such a treat to watch these two fall in love! I am going to Amazon this week and scooping up the other three books in the series so I can have all the Hot Hockey Player goodness on my Kindle! (including links below if you want to get ready for this book and read the first 3 with me)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    Phew, Toni Aleo does not disappoint with this short Assassins book. A bit different this one, where the heroine was the one who had her emotional head together and hero that was the mess. I loved it. Aynslee is having an awful day , heading home from her niece's wedding, in her pink bridesmaid dress because her klepto aunt has stolen her suitcase, she is rushing home because of a burst water main in her basement. The Cherry on top you ask? Well...sitting next to the hottest man she has ever seen Phew, Toni Aleo does not disappoint with this short Assassins book. A bit different this one, where the heroine was the one who had her emotional head together and hero that was the mess. I loved it. Aynslee is having an awful day , heading home from her niece's wedding, in her pink bridesmaid dress because her klepto aunt has stolen her suitcase, she is rushing home because of a burst water main in her basement. The Cherry on top you ask? Well...sitting next to the hottest man she has ever seen only for him to spill her coffee all over her. You would think this would just totally top the shittest of all shit days. However the chemistry between her and Jordan Ryan is instantaneous and she feels immediately drawn to the man. Jordan also feels the connection but due to certain things going on in his life he doesn't want to take that step, he feels like a disappointment, a failure. So starts the romance between these too and I will tell you it is well worth it. The false starts all make for a great tension builder and when these two finally get it on it is explosive. This book is a quick one, but it didn't feel rushed I enjoyed every little bump in the road and Toni's usual humour- the crotch less panties scene was hilarious. If you haven't started this series yet I beg that you get into it. One of the best sporting romance series out there. I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sammy ⭐️

    In Falling for the Backup we me Jordan and Aynslee. Jordan Ryan is the Backup Goalie for the Assassins Hockey team, his confidence with life and women was shot to hell when he badly injured his knee 2 years ago and as a consequence his Fiancee left him, so when he get seated next to a Stunning Redhead on a flight back home he can't bring himself to ask her on a date let alone her phone number. I found both character really sweet and loving and while Jordan was trying his hardest to find a new team In Falling for the Backup we me Jordan and Aynslee. Jordan Ryan is the Backup Goalie for the Assassins Hockey team, his confidence with life and women was shot to hell when he badly injured his knee 2 years ago and as a consequence his Fiancee left him, so when he get seated next to a Stunning Redhead on a flight back home he can't bring himself to ask her on a date let alone her phone number. I found both character really sweet and loving and while Jordan was trying his hardest to find a new team where he could be a starting goalie I had my fingers crossed they would get their happy ending. My favourite scene has to be when Jordan meets Aynslee's parents let's just say Speaker phone is not always a good option when surprising someone. I Just wish this was a little bit longer, but after reading this i'm really looking forward to the next instalment to The Assassins Series in August.

  12. 4 out of 5

    CT

    I love the way Toni Aleo writes romance so that it is sweet with some angst. This latest assassins novella features Jordan who is a back up goalie to the assassins. At first Jordan fights his feelings but eventually he is torn between staying with Aynslee or playing hockey. Previous assassin books I've always been going crazy with the heroines and their issues. This one was completely different. Aynslee didn't double think anything and for once she was the one doing the chasing. Great addition t I love the way Toni Aleo writes romance so that it is sweet with some angst. This latest assassins novella features Jordan who is a back up goalie to the assassins. At first Jordan fights his feelings but eventually he is torn between staying with Aynslee or playing hockey. Previous assassin books I've always been going crazy with the heroines and their issues. This one was completely different. Aynslee didn't double think anything and for once she was the one doing the chasing. Great addition to the series. **arc received from netgalley**

  13. 5 out of 5

    figuranta❤️addicted❤️to❤️books❤️

    4 Stars Falling for the Backup is a novella in the Assassins series and i enjoyed it lots, more than i expected to be honest. When i requested this book i really had doubts if i would like it or not in special cause i couldn't finish the previous book in this series, but now i am very glad that i requested it. Jordan is a hockey player in a big team but at the moment he goes thru a shitty period of his life, quite insecure and i have to say i loved his insecurities. They touched me deeply. One of 4 Stars Falling for the Backup is a novella in the Assassins series and i enjoyed it lots, more than i expected to be honest. When i requested this book i really had doubts if i would like it or not in special cause i couldn't finish the previous book in this series, but now i am very glad that i requested it. Jordan is a hockey player in a big team but at the moment he goes thru a shitty period of his life, quite insecure and i have to say i loved his insecurities. They touched me deeply. One of the reason being, that most of the time a sport man is quite cocky and arrogant but not him. And that made me adore him even more. Aynslee the heroine of this book it's just amazing. She is a teacher, very sweet and funny, sexy and confident, quite sassy, but the most important thing she is very honest and has the whole package to make her the perfect heroine when you read a book. My thoughts. I really enjoyed reading this book, was such a fun read. One thing I like in a book is to feel chemistry between the characters and they had plenty of it. They really make a nice couple. Wot was different in this book is that the heroine chases the hero and not the other way round and makes a nice change sometimes. Even if i am not a big fan of novellas cause of their length, this one was really good and you won't be disappointed if you decide to give it a go. Overall this novella was a good read and i had fun doing it. ARC courtesy to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Katya2007

    Wahoooo .... I love you Toni Aleo! :) Opening: "Yeah, the meeting went fine, Dad. I feel good about it." Closing: And they lived happily ever after .... I adore this series and pray that Toni Aleo has 10 more in store for us! The story, the characters, the struggles, the friendships, the HEAs! I HIGHLY recommend this entire series!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    MsRomanticReads

    When I think of sports romance, only two authors come to mind and one of them is Toni Aleo. The timing was never right to sit down with one of her books, until now. If you have never read anything by this author, Falling for the Backup is the perfect introduction to her writing. Jordan Ryan was such a sweet and sexy character. His injury took more than just his starting position as a goalie for the Assassins, it also cost him his girlfriend and robbed him of his confidence around the opposite sex When I think of sports romance, only two authors come to mind and one of them is Toni Aleo. The timing was never right to sit down with one of her books, until now. If you have never read anything by this author, Falling for the Backup is the perfect introduction to her writing. Jordan Ryan was such a sweet and sexy character. His injury took more than just his starting position as a goalie for the Assassins, it also cost him his girlfriend and robbed him of his confidence around the opposite sex. Seeing him struggle to be coherent around Aynslee just made him so endearing. The lack of over-confidence, cockiness and player status that is common around athletes was like a breath of fresh air. What I also loved about him was his concern about hurting Aynslee unnecessarily hence why he kept running away. Aynslee Shaw. I had a girl crush on her from the moment she opened her mouth. She was so open, sassy, funny, and the best thing of all – she was a woman who went after what she wanted. I absolutely adore strong heroines like her. No ridiculous and unnecessary insecurities or hem hawing, just genuine kindness and honesty. Her confidence was sexy and the lack of “I’m out of his league” mantras was so refreshing. This story was so engaging from the first page. The author managed to cement Jordan’s essence within the first few pages – his career, his doubts, his fears and his hopes and dreams. Then in walked Anyslee and blew the lid off his self-imposed misery. I absolutely felt their instant chemistry, and it was a wonderful thing to follow. I also applaud the switcheroo of the heroine chasing the hero instead of the other way around. I think it’s easy to forget that sometimes men want to be know they’re wanted and needed just as much as any woman. The conflict or obstacle was realistic and heart-wrenching. I think many people will be able to relate to it. I know I could because I made that move. The romance ran the gamut of emotions and was handled beautifully. The humor in this story, especially from Aynslee was the icing on the cake. I will definitely be buying up the rest of this series. There were so many fabulous moments that underscored why Jordan and Aynslee were the perfect match, and why they were playing for keeps. Favorite Moment: “Please tell me that wasn’t my mother.” “It was.” “Why are you with my parents when I am talking about crotchless panties?” Disclaimer: I won an ARC from the publisher and purchased a final copy.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Scranton

    It all started with a cup of spilled coffee... Oh man! Lo0o0o0oved this little novella. I must admit, I am slightly biased. You see, the book was filled with little things about BUFFALO! For those of you who do not know, that's me!! Well, sort of... Mentions of the Buffalo Sabres, Chippewa and well, the city itself! Come on! Couldn't the Assassins lose to Buffalo? Please??? Maybe next book? Of course, the story itself was beautiful and well done. We wouldn't expect any less :) On to pre-order Blue It all started with a cup of spilled coffee... Oh man! Lo0o0o0oved this little novella. I must admit, I am slightly biased. You see, the book was filled with little things about BUFFALO! For those of you who do not know, that's me!! Well, sort of... Mentions of the Buffalo Sabres, Chippewa and well, the city itself! Come on! Couldn't the Assassins lose to Buffalo? Please??? Maybe next book? Of course, the story itself was beautiful and well done. We wouldn't expect any less :) On to pre-order Blue Lines!!!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Adriana

    I want to say a big thankyou to Toni for allowing me the honour of being a BETA reader. Firstly I would like to say that I love love all of Toni's books and this was no different, well maybe a little cus it was a novella so it was shorter. But that did not stop it from being a MUST read novella. if you have read all of Toni's books then read this one as I guarantee you will love it and if you haven't read all of Toni's books read this anyway plus read the others lol . I loved Jordan and Aynslee I want to say a big thankyou to Toni for allowing me the honour of being a BETA reader. Firstly I would like to say that I love love all of Toni's books and this was no different, well maybe a little cus it was a novella so it was shorter. But that did not stop it from being a MUST read novella. if you have read all of Toni's books then read this one as I guarantee you will love it and if you haven't read all of Toni's books read this anyway plus read the others lol . I loved Jordan and Aynslee both characters were easy to love. I loved how there relationship developed it was perfect it wasn't rushed like some books and how you get to know them both as well. I was short but I loved every second of it. And nothing beats another hot sexy hockey player.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Emily (Mrs B's Books)

    **My thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review** This is a short, but enjoyable novella based around a hockey player and and a teacher that happen to meet on a plane. The chemistry is sweet, however Jordan Ryan our main man is a little knocked down after is finance left him after an injury two years ago, but meeting Aynslee on the plane sparks an interest in a woman he has not hard since. The chemistry is good, but as Jordan lacks **My thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review** This is a short, but enjoyable novella based around a hockey player and and a teacher that happen to meet on a plane. The chemistry is sweet, however Jordan Ryan our main man is a little knocked down after is finance left him after an injury two years ago, but meeting Aynslee on the plane sparks an interest in a woman he has not hard since. The chemistry is good, but as Jordan lacks confidence in himself, it is Aynslee who has to fight for the relationship, whereas he could otherwise have lost a good thing.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nina

    *ARC was provided as part of the Tasty Review Tour for review purposes. Falling for the Backup was a highly delightful, humorous, and sexy read! I haven't read any of Ms. Aleo's previous works yet, but I'll certainly be looking into those after getting a taste of her work from this cute little story. Honestly, there wasn't anything flawed about this story that I found. Falling for the Backup was simply perfect. The dialogue felt natural, the pacing was great, the story flowed smoothly and most *ARC was provided as part of the Tasty Review Tour for review purposes. Falling for the Backup was a highly delightful, humorous, and sexy read! I haven't read any of Ms. Aleo's previous works yet, but I'll certainly be looking into those after getting a taste of her work from this cute little story. Honestly, there wasn't anything flawed about this story that I found. Falling for the Backup was simply perfect. The dialogue felt natural, the pacing was great, the story flowed smoothly and most of all, the characters (both main and secondary) were absolutely endearing! They were genuine and easy to relate to. I'm usually more critical of heroines as they can either make or break a book for me, but I especially loved the heroine, Aynslee in Falling for the Backup. She is probably one of my favorite heroines thus far. She was funny, loud, confident, witty and most of all she was genuine. I loved how supportive she was of Jordan and how she was the one doing the chasing which I found to be refreshing since it seems most romance novels revolve around heroes doing the chasing (not that I mind, but it's nice to get a change once in a while). Jordan had so much insecurities running through him after his injury and being replaced. He didn't believe that he was worthy of Aynslee and I wanted to smack him in the back of the head for that, but hug him at the same time. Although not the dominating and super alpha type, Jordan was still the sexy sweetheart who any woman would fall for. The chemistry between Aynslee and Jordan was instantaneous from the first moment they sat together on the plane and the pages sizzled when they got down and dirty ;) Furthermore, I loved the progression of their relationship as it felt natural although some may argue that it moved too fast. However, I felt that the author executed it nicely and it didn't have me questioning their relationship. Their interactions with one another felt realistic and they just sounded like the perfect complement to one another. One thing that I must comment on is the humor in this story. I absolutely loved it! Falling for the Backup was rich with humor and it had me literally laughing out loud at several parts of the story. I still laugh just thinking about the scene in the restaurant where Jordan had Aynslee's parents on the phone (on speaker) without her knowledge and she was telling Jordan about her new crotchless panties, lol. Overall, I completely adored this story. It just gave me warm fuzzy feelings. I don't usually give 5 stars to novellas, but Falling for the Backup met all the criteria of a wonderful short story. It packed in emotions, heart, heat and romance all into a nice little package with a pretty bow on top. Fans of this series will not be disappointed with Falling for the Backup. It is certainly a story not to be missed by romance readers.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Falling For the Backup is a novella in Toni Aleo’s Assassins series. A few characters from her earlier books make an appearance or are mentioned, but if you’ve never read the books, don’t fret because Falling for the Backup easily stands alone. If you’re worried about spoilers for the other books in the series, you have nothing to worry about. Aynslee Shaw has had a terrible day and she can’t wait to go home. To make matters worse her suitcase is stolen and she’s stuck wearing a dreadful bridesma Falling For the Backup is a novella in Toni Aleo’s Assassins series. A few characters from her earlier books make an appearance or are mentioned, but if you’ve never read the books, don’t fret because Falling for the Backup easily stands alone. If you’re worried about spoilers for the other books in the series, you have nothing to worry about. Aynslee Shaw has had a terrible day and she can’t wait to go home. To make matters worse her suitcase is stolen and she’s stuck wearing a dreadful bridesmaid dress. Jordan Ryan is having a difficult day and the only thing on his mind is his hockey career. When he spots Aynslee he’s intrigued, but he quickly realizes she’s the type of girl that deserves it all and he can’t offer her anything without knowing his career prospects. Jordan walks away from Aynslee, but when a chance encounters bring them together will Jordan take what he wants or will he walk away? Ah, let me fangirl for a bit! I loved Jordan! Every time he walked away from Aynslee I wanted to shake him, but I realized his inner turmoil because he wanted to be worthy of her. Characterization is a bit weak, but it is a novella and there’s only so much character development you can do. That being said, I do feel as if I got to know Aynslee and Jordan pretty well as a couple. We find out early on what Jordan’s disappointment is and what he wants for the future. As for Aynslee, I was left trying to figure her out. It was pretty clear Jordan wanted a family and someone to come home to, but I didn’t feel Aynslee’s need for someone. Aleo tends to develop her female characters early on and you feel like you know them, but I didn’t get that with Aynslee. She’s also the first character Aleo has given us that doesn’t have excessive baggage and problems opening up. I did like that and it was a breath of fresh air and I liked that she was independent. My favorite scene by far has to be Aynslee learning about hockey from Sadie. Ask any hockey fan and they’ll be able to tell you the first game they attended because watching it on television doesn’t count as your first game. I loved that Aleo was able to bring back such a precious memory not only to myself and I’m sure any female fan will agree. There’s also a hilarious scene that gives a whole new meaning to “meet the parents!” I won’t go into details, but you’ll be laughing your butt off. I really enjoyed Toni Aleo’s Falling for the Backup. Her writing has improved from her first book, Taking Shots and it’s wonderful to see her grow. If you’re looking for a hockey romance and have a couple of hours to kill, I recommend Falling for the Backup. The only complaint I have, I wish it was longer and I hope Aleo brings back Jordan Ryan in a future book. This review originally posted at Literary, etc

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I have read this book and first book read from Toni Aleo. A really good read had me hook from the minute I picked up the book and read it a day . Brilliantly written with some humor. The characters came alive as the author described them. I could picture many of the scenes as described by the author. The Irish pub in USA was very clear in my mind and I just loved the characters in the book. Spelling of A.Y.N.S.L.E.E made to smile. Especially being a school teacher. The book a follow on from serie I have read this book and first book read from Toni Aleo. A really good read had me hook from the minute I picked up the book and read it a day . Brilliantly written with some humor. The characters came alive as the author described them. I could picture many of the scenes as described by the author. The Irish pub in USA was very clear in my mind and I just loved the characters in the book. Spelling of A.Y.N.S.L.E.E made to smile. Especially being a school teacher. The book a follow on from series An Assassins Series Novella. I have not read the first books but it did not spoil my reading or enjoyment of the book. Story starts with Jordan Ryan who a hockey player who been injured with a knee injury for the past 18 months, Ray an fed up of playing the stand in goalie for Assassins. He had interviews with various clubs but know one would take the risk of hiring him. Jordan desperately wanted to play for the ice cats. Jordan had been in a relationship and this went pear shape after his knee injury and his girl friend at the time Leanne went out through the door. "good riddance". Whist queuing for the plan he noticed a red head girl and she had a seat next ti him on the plane. Jordan somehow managed to bump into Aynslee and she spilt coffee all down her self. Adding to her bad day, As she been to a wedding of 18yr old cousin, her auntie had stolen her suit case and she had not other clothes apart from what she had on a pink bridesmaid dress, There chance meeting did not end well and a second chance meeting ended the same way. Eventually the two manged to get together and Aynslee built up Jordans confidence. The relationship developed further but the one thing Jordon was avoiding happened they fell for one another. But every relationship does not run smooth and neither does this one. No cliff hangers and complete ending for your enjoyment. i wont spoil the good read you will have with this book

  22. 4 out of 5

    Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. NetGalley free read Although I still love Toni Aleo and all the characters in The Assassins series, this book felt rushed. There were a lot of grammatical and spelling errors as well. I'm hoping there will be a good editing push before the actual release date. I loved Aynslee and her very open personality. She basically has to be the pursuer in her relationship with Jordan. Getting hurt and having his previous fiance leave him while he was rehabbing had to really bring his confidence down signific NetGalley free read Although I still love Toni Aleo and all the characters in The Assassins series, this book felt rushed. There were a lot of grammatical and spelling errors as well. I'm hoping there will be a good editing push before the actual release date. I loved Aynslee and her very open personality. She basically has to be the pursuer in her relationship with Jordan. Getting hurt and having his previous fiance leave him while he was rehabbing had to really bring his confidence down significantly, but this guy was going to walk away from everything they had and not open his mouth to say what he wanted and how he felt. He made me crazy. Aynslee had to tell him what she wanted from him and the relationship at every turn. Which was something I really liked about her. She was so in tune with her feelings, she didn't hold anything back even when it could smack her in the face or went against convention. But he needed to be a participant as well and I didn't like that he let her down a lot because of what he thought would either be her reaction or best for her. I also didn't like to see anyone leaving the Assassins, but I guess that's what's needed to spin off into another team and other characters. I just wished it had been a little cleaner and maybe not a novella. But, Toni still has my heart and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alpha Possessive Heroes

    I'm a big fan of Assassins series and was a little disappointed to find out this was going to be a short story... To be honest, I have a love and hate relationship with short stories, sometimes they are so rush that I tend to not feel any connection with the story and characters.. but in this book even though it's short, surprisingly it didn't feel so rushed or anything. I fell in love with the main characters and their story was perfect from the beginning til end. Toni Aleo did not disappoint m I'm a big fan of Assassins series and was a little disappointed to find out this was going to be a short story... To be honest, I have a love and hate relationship with short stories, sometimes they are so rush that I tend to not feel any connection with the story and characters.. but in this book even though it's short, surprisingly it didn't feel so rushed or anything. I fell in love with the main characters and their story was perfect from the beginning til end. Toni Aleo did not disappoint me! Jordan Ryan, the Assassin former goalie who turned backup due to his knee injury. He's emotionally and physically flawed. I'm all into alpha males but there is something with broken heroes that triggers my heart and couldn't help but love them too! Hot sexy alpha but a little insecure and shy! It's hard not to love this guy, specially when he becomes insecure of himself, I was a little frustrated with Jordan as he thinks he was not worthy of Aynslee. Now our heroine Aynslee is confident, witty, strong and knew what she wants and not afraid to get it! Aynslee is quite refreshing to read as she was the one doing the chasing! lol. Falling for the Backup is a short sweet steamy read that you would love! I thoroughly enjoyed Jordan and Aynslee story and highly recommend this to anyone who likes reading sport romance book! I cannot wait for the next book Blue Lines!!!

  24. 5 out of 5

    namericanwordcat

    I liked this book. The heroine is a confident teacher with red hair and freckles. The hero, a professional hockey goalie, is regaining his self confidence after an injury. He is in the middle of a change the terms of the city in which he plays and this creates a genuine conflict. The chemistry between them is hot. The things that make this story not so great is that there are a great deal of serendipity in the story that tests the limits of beliefs in a contempory romance. The running into each I liked this book. The heroine is a confident teacher with red hair and freckles. The hero, a professional hockey goalie, is regaining his self confidence after an injury. He is in the middle of a change the terms of the city in which he plays and this creates a genuine conflict. The chemistry between them is hot. The things that make this story not so great is that there are a great deal of serendipity in the story that tests the limits of beliefs in a contempory romance. The running into each other in the city the size of Nashville I can believe. There is just some running into each other families that strain credibility. Other things could have been done with the plot in such a small space instead that would have enhanced the romance. I would have liked for him to have planned to go to her family's bar. I believe that the conflict and angst are real and also could have not been resolved for a bit because of the hero's reluctance to ask and the heroine's reluctance to risk but the five minute clean up was just less than satisfying. I like this couple and this hockey world. I think with their own full sized romance I would have liked the book even more but it was a good fast read on a Friday night. I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it/

  25. 5 out of 5

    Linda Sims

    SUPERB When Jordan Ryan meets a sexy redhead on the flight home he never dreamt after everything that had happened to him, that one person could make such a big difference to his life. Aynslee Shaw can't take her eyes off of the hot guy in the seat next to her, then when he knocks her coffee over ruining her dress, she never dreamt that one simple accident would be the start of something between them. I love Toni Aleo's Assassins series, and this novella is truly romantic. I loved both Jordan and A SUPERB When Jordan Ryan meets a sexy redhead on the flight home he never dreamt after everything that had happened to him, that one person could make such a big difference to his life. Aynslee Shaw can't take her eyes off of the hot guy in the seat next to her, then when he knocks her coffee over ruining her dress, she never dreamt that one simple accident would be the start of something between them. I love Toni Aleo's Assassins series, and this novella is truly romantic. I loved both Jordan and Aynslee they were just perfect together. The love scenes were sensuous and tender. Jordan Ryan is the backup goalie for the Assassins hockey team, it's been two years since his accident and he has lost first place on the team, and spends his time on the bench. Since then he has withdrawn more and more into himself. But when he meets Aynslee she's a breath of fresh air, bringing and giving him renewed purpose. But to play again he must find another team, that means moving away. Just as he's getting to know Aynslee. I'm not the biggest fan of novellas the length never quite seems to do the story justice. But I really enjoyed this, a well deserved five stars. ARC courtesy of Loveswept and NetGalley

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jillian (NetGalley Addict)

    This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review 4 1/2 stars Aynslee is having a bad day, when she gets on the plane to go home and notices the hottie next to her, her day changes. Jordan’s life is in disarray, he hurt his knee and has been the backup on his team ever since. When the gorgeous Aynslee sits next to him he wants to talk to her but his confidence is shaky and he doesn't want to start something when he could be moving. A couple chance meetings later and the two This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review 4 1/2 stars Aynslee is having a bad day, when she gets on the plane to go home and notices the hottie next to her, her day changes. Jordan’s life is in disarray, he hurt his knee and has been the backup on his team ever since. When the gorgeous Aynslee sits next to him he wants to talk to her but his confidence is shaky and he doesn't want to start something when he could be moving. A couple chance meetings later and the two of them start a whirlwind romance that could leave both of them heartbroken if Jordan has to leave. I loved this book, Jordan was a hot hockey player and he worked really hard to find a way to stay with Aynslee. Aynslee was a confident woman and she went for what she wanted. Their relationship was sweet and easy, I really like how the two of them could have silly conversations. The sex scenes in this book were fan your face hot. There were unexpected moments of humor that had me laughing so hard tears were coming out my eyes. Falling For the Backup was a really good book and I am completely addicted to this author and the series.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    This was my first time reading Toni Aleo and I have had my eye on this series so I decided to try a novella first to see if I liked her voice and it was a winner for me! Jordan and Aynslee meet up on a plane and the connection is strong but then Jordan just leaves without getting her number. After a rough breakup and uncertainty in his hockey career, Jordan doesn't want to start a relationship when he might be moving away but instead of saying any of this, he seems indifferent but in an adorable This was my first time reading Toni Aleo and I have had my eye on this series so I decided to try a novella first to see if I liked her voice and it was a winner for me! Jordan and Aynslee meet up on a plane and the connection is strong but then Jordan just leaves without getting her number. After a rough breakup and uncertainty in his hockey career, Jordan doesn't want to start a relationship when he might be moving away but instead of saying any of this, he seems indifferent but in an adorable way to the reader. More chance meetings with the sparks flying until they finally combust. Jordan and Aynslee together were perfect, adorable and just a bit sweet. Loved the family dynamic and the sports aspect wasn't overwhelming at all. This was a very well written novella that really worked for me, especially considering the couple first met in the beginning. Loved the wit (there is one scene between Jordan and her parents that will have you laughing like crazy!) and loved the romance. I can't wait to read the whole series now! Sexy fun! 4 stars

  28. 5 out of 5

    Em

    ***I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*** I LOVE her writing. Although it would have been awesome to read a full length book about Jordan and Aynslee, this novella was great. Jordan is an interesting hero to read about. His shy/less confident personality was refreshing to read (especially since it is getting exhausting reading about the hero who is cocky and full of himself and the heroine just thinks she needs to dig deep to find his softer side). Aynslee is funny and challenging ***I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review*** I LOVE her writing. Although it would have been awesome to read a full length book about Jordan and Aynslee, this novella was great. Jordan is an interesting hero to read about. His shy/less confident personality was refreshing to read (especially since it is getting exhausting reading about the hero who is cocky and full of himself and the heroine just thinks she needs to dig deep to find his softer side). Aynslee is funny and challenging. I love how determined she is. It is great to read about a heroine who pushes/pursues what she wants (unlike other popular heroines who seem to just run away whenever possible). Toni Aleo's characters are fully formed, quirky and for lack of a better term feel like legitimate people. I think she has the right balance of fun flirty talk with "real" people dating conversation, like about kids and their hobbies (which seems simple, but a lot of authors leave them out).

  29. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    I love hockey and I love reading romance books, so this was the perfect fit for me. And let me tell you, Toni Aleo can write one heck of a hockey romance book. I loved Jordan and felt sorry for him for not being able to play the game he loved as much as he should've due to being regulated to backup goalie. His meeting Aynslee was exactly what he needed. My big complaint with this book was that it wasn't long enough! I would've loved to read more about their relationship after the declaration of I love hockey and I love reading romance books, so this was the perfect fit for me. And let me tell you, Toni Aleo can write one heck of a hockey romance book. I loved Jordan and felt sorry for him for not being able to play the game he loved as much as he should've due to being regulated to backup goalie. His meeting Aynslee was exactly what he needed. My big complaint with this book was that it wasn't long enough! I would've loved to read more about their relationship after the declaration of their feelings, maybe an epilogue or something. I was also reading an uncorrected copy so there were missing words or screwed up placement of words, but it wasn't enough to distract from the story. I'm so looking forward to the next installment of the series which comes out in August so this little novella was just enough to whet my appetite, but still keep me hungry for more. Highly recommend this series.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sheri

    Falling for the Backup is a novella in the Nashville Assassins series, and I have to say I loved this quick, heartwarming, funny and steamy read. The characters are great and very real to me, I felt like they were people I could meet and become friends with. Jordan and Aynslee have this amazing chemistry, and meet at a time of Jordan’s life that is a mess of turmoil. Aynslee is the perfect heroine for him as he navigates what his career will be going forward. I loved the way she let him grow, she Falling for the Backup is a novella in the Nashville Assassins series, and I have to say I loved this quick, heartwarming, funny and steamy read. The characters are great and very real to me, I felt like they were people I could meet and become friends with. Jordan and Aynslee have this amazing chemistry, and meet at a time of Jordan’s life that is a mess of turmoil. Aynslee is the perfect heroine for him as he navigates what his career will be going forward. I loved the way she let him grow, she walked his journey with him. This is part of a series but with insightful characters and with writing as good as this it is easily read as a stand alone story. I recommend the whole Assassins series, but if you only have time for one, then Falling for the Backup is the one for you! Originally posted at: http://loveofbookends.blogspot.com/20...

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