Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WoW- Empty Net by Toni Aleo

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine 
where you share an upcoming release that you're anticipating on reading.

Empty Net
The Assassins Series #3
Toni Aleo

Definition of an Empty Net: When a team pulls the goalie for an extra attacker, desperately seeking a goal.

Audrey Parker was in a horrible place.
She hated her job, her sister was getting married and moving out, but worst of all, she was in love with a total jerk. No matter what she did, every guy she met hurt her. All she wanted was her happily ever after. Her Prince Charming. Her Lucas Brooks! She didn’t know how to change her life but she knew she needed too.
Feeling like she was about to hit rock bottom, Audrey wakes up next to Tate Odder.

Tate Odder had lost everything.
After being brought up from the Assassins’ farm team, the Florida Rays to the Nashville Assassins, Tate hopes he’ll forget everything he has lost. He doesn’t. Each day gets harder to live in a place he doesn’t know. Even being the first rookie goalie to shut out an opposing team three times during the Lord Stanley Cup Finals, he still felt empty. With the loss of his parents and sister still heavy on his heart, Tate isn’t sure how to live like everything is okay.

But when he wakes up beside Audrey Parker, things start to change. She turns his life upside down with her kooky sense of humor and her bright clothing. She is intelligent and beautiful, and for once, he doesn’t feel empty.
Will Audrey be the person to fill the holes in Tate’s heart, making him whole again?
Or will another player ruin everything, leaving him feeling forever like an empty net?

I admit... I have been fortunate enough to read this awesome novel!!! If you liked Taking Shots and Trying to Score you will LOVE Empty Net. I fell in love with Tate. He is so sweet, kind and caring. *sighs dreamily*  Never thought I was a "gap" woman but I am now... you'll know what I mean after you read it! *winks*  Audrey is so fun and crazy, but like her sister, a hard headed and determined woman. I now know that I can use hippogriffs as an excuse for almost anything. *laughing*

Empty Net was scheduled to be released on Sept 11 but knowing her... she'll want to release it tomorrow!! I'll keep you all posted!!

Don't forget to check out the rest of The Assassins Series:

Taking Shots

 Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough. Let it be her job, her weight, her love life; nothing. She has walked through life for the past six years in a daze, never thinking that life could be good again after the abuse she endured from her ex-boyfriend. She is lonely, sad, and depressed, that is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the Nashville Assassins, she meets the hunky hockey player who shoots a puck, shattering her world.

Shea Adler is tired of the life he was living outside of the rink. The girls, the money blowing, the drinking, everything had to stop and it all did when he met Eleanor Fisher. He had never met anyone like her. She is feisty, witty, shy, and simply gorgeous. When he laid eyes on her, it was as if he was taking the hardest hit of his life into the boards, and he had to have her. Elli is a little skeptical of Shea, but he knows that they are meant to be together, and he needs her in his life.

But Elli just doesn't understand what Shea could see in her. She is overweight, loud, and not even that pretty, so why would someone so gorgeous and so amazing want to be with her? It seems that no matter how hard she tries to shake Shea off, he isn't going anywhere, and for the first time, Elli doesn't feel alone.
But can Elli throw her insecurities out the window and love Shea with everything inside of her? Or will she let a past relationship, and her family ruin any chance of her being happy?

Would Elli miss her shot at love?

Trying to Score
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.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hip hip hooray for school!!!

School starting can be a time of many emotions... for me it is pure excitement!! This year I get rid of three of the four kids! *fist pump* I am hoping that after of summer of trials and turmoil (trust me, you don't want to know lol) I am hoping to get everything back on track.

I appreciate all of you who still check the blog while I've been more or less MIA. It means so much to me. Thank you!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summer Reading Event: YA of Omnific Publishing

Jennifer Lane

Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He's captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother's crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father's abuse, battered and alone. 

Leo's girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida's top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there's an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter-her father-is in prison for murder. 

Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything's on the line . . . streamline.

I loved Streamline!! I'm normally not into the whole murder mystery thing but this book was phenomenal!! You know me and how I hate spoilers but I have to say that so much happens in this book. The characters are all real, have depth, and are so intertwined that nothing is as it seems. Each action effects at least two other people. This is a longer book, which I enjoy because I hate burning through a book in a day or less. This is also the first full length novel by Jennifer Lane that I have gotten to read. I got a taste of her writing from Swim Recruit. It is a novella available for free on Omnific Publishing's website. Click here for more info. You'll see what kind of emotional punch Ms Lane can throw at you. 

I truly enjoyed Streamline by Jennifer Lane and am proud to give it 5 of 5 stars!

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