Monday, June 10, 2013

ARC Review of Falling for the Backup by Toni Aleo (18+ Review)

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:
I have been a huge fan of Toni Aleo and I was so excited that she was doing a novella. I was worried that she wouldn't be able to put  together one of her masterpieces in such a small book. However, I was so wrong!! I loved Jordan and Aynslee's story. It was a great short read. I was really looking forward to this one. It was different from the other books because Jordan was Tate's backup. So it was a different side of being on the team then we have seen in the past. I liked it though!

 Aynslee and Jordan meet on a plane ride after a coffee accident. They hit it off right away. Aynslee thinks its a for sure thing he will as for her number however, Jordan runs off. That is not the only time he does that either. Jordan has some insecurities of his own. His heart was broken after his knee injury and he is worried about getting into another relationship. Will Aynslee be the one to mend his heart? Will she leave everything if he gets traded? 

I loved Jordan! He was so different from some of the other Assassin's players we have seen. He is shy and kind of introverted. He has a hard time opening up to Aynslee. Their love happens quick but, it didn't feel rushed. It was more like a whirl wind of passion and lust. They have some seriously hot moments. Like start on fire moments. I went back and forth between both of them just like "Tell him/her how you feel!!!".  

The only complaint I have is that it was to short!! I wanted more of their story! I kind of hope we get more of these two. I really liked them and it was fun to see Shea and Eli again too. I can't wait for Blue Lines to come out. Aleo's writing is amazing and I need more!!!