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Trying to Score by Toni Aleo (Assassins #2)

Published September 1, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Trying to Score by Toni Aleo (Assassins #2)

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. From Goodreads.

Once again, I loved Toni Aleo’s Assassins series. This book made me cry and laugh and sometimes both at the same time. Fallon made me angry and Lucas made me want to smack my husband because he was a guy. Of course I didn’t but I thought about it.

I couldn’t believe the secret that Fallon kept from Lucas, but good thing she did. He was a disaster at the time when really she needed him the most. He probably shouldn’t have done what he did at the same time. I do have to admit some of the things he did to get Fallon back were so cute especially the post-its.

I loved how after Lucas found out Fallon’s secret, he stepped up. Honestly I would have had the same fear that she had, I would have totally thought that he would have loved him more and left me alone. What I wanted her to do was open up to someone, anyone. Her sister Audrey has been there since Fallon and Lucas broke up, so she should have talked to her about all her fears and hopes and everything in between.

Of course at the time Audrey was being weird and she didn’t know what was going on until later in the book. And I felt so bad for Audrey at the time (luckily Empty Net comes out next week and it is her book) and wanted her to find someone that will love her for being awesome.

I love this series almost as much as I love the Tiger’s Saga by Colleen Houck. I would have to say this is my new favorite series of Adult books.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

The Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (Glitch #1)

Published July 26, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (Glitch #1)

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy. From Goodreads.

I got this book from Netgalley a few months ago; I don’t know what I was doing waiting to read it. I loved it so much I didn’t want to put it down to sleep last night. Zoe and Adrien were sooo cute; I just wanted her to be happy after everything that she learned.

I love how Zoe thinks that she is in this all alone but after an almost disastrous run in with one of the Uppers, Adrien is almost always there to make sure that she is safe. It was amazing that she was learning all her emotions and how felt about everything. I like how they are basically super heroes in a way, they all have different Gifts. Adrien can see the future, Max can shift into anyone in a way its shifting, Molla has X-Ray vision (awesome I know) and Zoe has telekinesis, I think her ability might be the coolest.

The book is about trusting friends, trying to find yourself and being family. Reading this book made me realize how we all basically take what we feel for granted and I know I would be devastated if I was basically made into a zombie.  Throughout the story you learn with Zoe as she finds out familial love, love love, hate and hurt, betrayal, fear, anger and everything else.

Even though I was totally Team Adrien, I have to say that I felt bad for Max. He just wanted Zoe so bad but he didn’t seem to realize that they didn’t seem right for each other. Now what he did to Molla was really messed up, I felt so bad for her. Especially at the end of the book, which I won’t tell you what happens because I am sure you are going to want to read it yourself.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.