April 30, 2012

Blog Tour/Excerpt & Giveaway: Trying to Score by Toni Aleo

Now all he had to do was unpack his personal stuff. He was doing just that when Levi came in with a box in his hand. Lucas didn’t pay any attention to him as he hung his clothes up until Levi said, “Please explain to me why you brought Fallon Parker’s stuff with us to Nashville?”
Lucas turned quickly, seeing the blue box that he could have sworn he had grabbed was in his best friends hands.
He walked over to Levi, took the box from him, and placed it at the bottom of his closet.
“I’m waiting,” Levi said. Lucas rolled his eyes.
“What was I supposed to do with it? Leave it in California?” Lucas asked with a shrug of his shoulders.
“Yes! Or hell, here’s an idea, throw it away!”
Lucas ignored him as he went back to hanging his clothes up. “I just don’t understand it. It’s been a billion years since she left. You haven’t seen her or talked to her. Why keep her things when we both know it still bothers you,” Levi asked.
“Nothing in that box bothers me, it’s just memories.”
“Memories you need to throw away. There is no reason why you still have all the clothes she left, or her hair supplies, or…”
Lucas glared over at Levi. “You went through the box?”
“Yeah, like five years ago. Come on, dude. It’s crazy! Why do you need her hairbrush?”
“Why does it matter?”
“Because it’s weird and I think you need help.”
Lucas rolled his eyes as he went back to hanging up his clothes. “I’m fine, I just like having them.”
“Because I do, don’t worry about it. Don’t you have something to do?”
Levi laughed as he shook his head. “Jeez Luc, still sensitive after seven years? Maybe you do need help.”

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.

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Toni Aleo is giving away an ebook copy to one lucky visitor. All you have to do is leave a meaningful comment below along with your email address.


  1. This sounds like a great book. I.have heard so much about it on different blogs. It is actually on my wish list (wishing for funds-. I love a story of 2nd chances. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway. Gator_trish at msn dot com

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. This looks good. I love a good love story, throw in a little hockey, I think I'll be hooked.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. nice excerpt :) sounds really interesting!
    email: cruz042 at cougars.csusm.edu

  4. I like that both Fallon and Lucas are not perfect and they get a second chance at love. This series sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.


  5. Wow I Gotta Have This Book. I Cant Wait To Read It Loved The Excerpt. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

  6. Thanks for the great post and giveaway! I love 2nd chance romances :) Definitely going to add to my wishlist!


  7. I love reading sport and romance books but haven't read one with an hockey player yet. Sounds like a great read!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  8. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  9. I do love these second chance love stories. The blurb was good and the excerpt made me laugh. Thanks!

  10. That excerpt and the "secret" mentioned in the synopsis really has me intrigued! I've got to know how all this plays out, so I'm definitely reading it! And how sweet is that he kept a box of memories of her? :)


  11. Sounds like a great read for both wine lovers and ice hockey followers. Sign me up!

  12. Hi Aleo,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover of the book, it's great and the book sounds wonderful. i'm a big fan of hockey (as long as i'm in their live/not on t.v.) and this sounds like just the kind of book i love to get lost in.

    did you design the cover yourself? have alot of say in it?
    i know some authors have little to no say in how the book will look.
    thank you again.

    tammy ramey

  13. This was an awesome read!! I fell in LOVE with the characters in this seres. Great blog & give-away!! =)

  14. I am so ready to read this book and get started on this series. I haven't read any hockey romance stories and I'm curious to see what the author has done.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  15. I've heard so much about these two books! They sound like really good reads so thanks so much for the giveaway!

  16. Toni is a new author for me but not for long. I look forward in reading her works.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  17. I LOVED the little excerpt! I LOVED it!! although i wished it were longer....

  18. Great excerpt. Sounds like a good book.