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WWW Wednesdays: December 3, 2014


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I am currently reading:

Hard To Come By by Laura Kaye

I wasn’t actually “scheduled” to read this one yet but I couldn’t wait anymore!  I love this series and I’m loving this book!

What I recently read:

Laces and Lace by Toni Aleo

This is book 6 in the Assassins series and man did I love it!!!  I posted my review yesterday.

What I’m hoping to read next:

Zip, Zero, Zilch by Tammy Falkner

I am dying to read this one.  I loved the Reed Brothers series and binge read the first five books.  I can’t wait to read Sam’s story!!!

That’s my W…W…W… this week. What’s yours? SHARING IS CARING!

WWW Wednesdays: November 26, 2014


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:


What I am currently reading:

Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

I’m just over halfway through this and…I’m a slobbering mess.  Maybe I’m PMSing. *blows nose loudly* I love Beckett! That is all!

What I recently read:

Work of Art The Inspiration by Ruth Clampett

I loved this book and CANNOT wait until the second book!!!

What I plan to read next:

Laces and Lace by Toni Aleo

I’ve been an avid fan of the Assassins and Toni Aleo so I am definitely looking forward to this. one

What are your W…W…W…?  SHARING IS CARING!!!

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Breaking Away by Toni Aleo

YAY! Breaking Away has a cover! Take a look at this beauty! 
Release: June 10, 2014

BREAKING AWAY is a story of loss, healing, and love… where unexpected turns and heartache lead to passion.

To Nashville Assassins’ leading scoring center Phillip Anderson, playing hockey has always been easy… as natural as breathing. His life is no different. That’s until his world is turned upside down by the death of his sister. While mourning his loss, Phillip has to find a way to make his very angry sixteen-year-old niece, Claire, happy. Now, as her guardian, he discovers the only thing that seems to heal her lonely heart is dance class. But what he didn’t count on was the attraction he’d feel towards her drop-dead sexy dance teacher.

For Reese Allen, dancing has always been part of her soul. After having her heart broken in New York, she comes home with the determination to make her dance studio one of the best in Tennessee and succeeds. When she sees Claire dance for the first time, she knows the girl is bound for greatness and takes the troubled teen under her wing. Using dance as therapy, she suddenly finds herself bound to the young woman… and her hot-as-sin uncle.

However, Phillip and Reese are happy in their single lives. It’s simple. They do what they want, who they want, and how they want, but from the moment they meet, the attraction is undeniable. Soon, they are more than willing to spend just one night tangled in the sheets. But, one night turns into two, and two turns into three, until they find themselves in a repeated dance of “One Last Time” that has the potential to be something more… if only Reese and Claire allow it.

Can Phillip find a way to thaw the hearts of both the women in his life, or will he be forever trying to break them away from their pasts?

Dates: June 2nd – 13th
Promo Tour Only

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Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking ShotsTrying to ScoreEmpty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.
When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.
She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.
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The Book Barista: Blue Lines by Toni Aleo


I received an ARC for this from NetGalley and yes, I did a happy dance!!!  The release date is December 9, 2013.


Blue Lines

Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo’s latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can’t resist.

The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she’s lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test.

Only a check to the head could make Erik fall for a nice girl like Piper. But since their crazy-sexy night together, he’s been trying to forget about her alluring body by falling into bed with every woman in Nashville, and it’s not working. So when Piper shows up at his house with a baby-bomb to drop, it doesn’t take much for Erik to suggest the nuclear option: marriage. While it’s supposed to be all for show, the second they say “I do,” the ice between them starts to melt into sizzling steam. 


A couple of months back a friend and I decided to go to a book(s) signing here in Toronto that various authors were attending.  Toni Aleo was one of the authors there.  Since I had Taking Shots (the first book in the Assassins series) on my to read list for a while I decided to give it a go.  WOW!!!  I read all three books in a few days and loved the series.  Then I had to wait for Blue Lines.  Oh the agony!!!!

The first thing I thought about Erik was: WOW! What an ego and what a manwhore.  That said, I still liked him.  What’s not to like?  He’s hot.  He’s a hockey player.  Need I say more?!  He’s also a much better person than he gives himself credit for.  Life experiences have left him feeling undeserving of a good woman’s love.

I loved Piper!!! Despite shedding a lot of tears [I chalk it up to pregnancy hormones], I found her to be incredibly strong.  She really was quite patient with Erik even when he was being a total asshat.  She knew all along that he was a better man than he thought.  I found myself crying along with her on a few occasions.  Yeah yeah yeah.  You all know what a sap I am.

I love this series and am definitely looking forward to more from the Assassins.  I gave this 5 yummy cups of coffee.