Trying to Score (Assassins #2) by Toni Aleo ✰✰✰✰

Fallon Parker’s dream was to have her family’s wine company at the top of all wine magazines and to have a cellar of her own. After graduating from college, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality, even if that meant having a nonexistent love life. She had her chance at love and that was a bust, so she put everything into the wine company. After becoming the official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, Fallon finally feels like everything is falling in place, that is until Lucas Brooks comes back into her life.

Lucas Brooks hates his life. He is lonely, he is sober, and he is angry. On the ice, when he’s not in the sin bin, he the leading scorer in the NHL but off the ice, he is a mess. He threw away the most important person in his life, and has regretted it ever since but when Lucas sees Fallon again after being traded to the Assassins; he is bound and determined to get her back. Even if she wants nothing to do with him.

The sexual tension between Fallon and Lucas is electrifying as Lucas tries to convince Fallon that he is a changed man. Fallon tries to resist Lucas, but it is so hard when all her body wants is his. But when Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a huge secret from him, the game he is playing stops and penalties are called.

With new rules and new players on the ice, will Fallon and Lucas be able to work out their differences and work as a team or will they be left trying to score alone.


I have mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the story and the idea behind it. The first 50% of the book I absolutely loved, but after that I felt like it started to drag a little.

The idea was good as far as it allowed for a tonne of sexual tension, conflict, emotion, etc. but I don’t think it was enough for the entire book, which is why I felt it dragged on a little bit. This isn’t to say, I didn’t enjoy the book, I did! I just feel like it was a bit drawn out.

Lucas was fab! Hot, determined, romantic! Fallon was great most of the time. I liked that she was independent and some of the time, her temper was very amusing, but she was also selfish and stubborn, too much so.

Fallon drove me to distraction, denying her feelings for Lucas. And Lucas could not have been more perfect for her. The fact that it had been seven years since they last split up made me feel that Fallon was being a bit pathetic after a while. A lot can happen in seven years. I’m certainly not the same person as I was seven years ago, and they’d been so young, I felt that she should have been a lot more forgiving.

I loved the scene in the rain but I felt like that whole thing should have come to a crescendo a lot earlier in the book! But hell, how hot are make outs and declarations of love in the pouring rain?!

“I want to tell you I love you in the rain again, Lucas Brooks.”

There were some super hot sex scenes in this book, it’s just a shame it took them so long to get their shit together, lol! I loved all the lip biting, PDA’s, outdoor sex… and Lucas made me swoooon! These Assassins are hot stuff!

“You are luck our baby is coming down those stairs. Because if he wasn’t, I would have you bent over this sink, tearing you apart to the point where you wouldn’t even be able to walk tomorrow.” 

I loved Aiden too! What a cute little dude and absolutely hilarious. Kids really do say the funniest things. His relationship with Lucas was super cute from the beginning.

“Jamie Right said her mommy and daddy cuddle naked, so y’all must not be cuddlin’ right.”

The whole thing was rounded off nicely with a super cute happy ever after!

I’ll have to post the casting pictures later as my computer is having a tantrum at the moment.

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