Blue Lines (Assassins #4)
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 lie 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.
Publisher: Loveswept-Random House
Publication Date: December 9, 2013
This is the fourth book in a series about the men who play for a fictional Nashville hockey team and the women who love them. The books are romances with some sizzling love scenes and sweet romance. If that type of story isn't your thing, then these books aren't for you. If you are a romance reader and would like something a bit more modern in your love stories, this series may be just what you're looking for. The women are strong, independent characters with their own lives, and the men fit the tortured, sexy heroes with hearts of gold.
Erik had a rough past, and doesn't believe in marriage for real. When he lets himself get carried away with Piper and she ends up pregnant, he's stuck between a rock and a hard place because he's on probation with the team for his out of control behaviour. He suggests a fake marriage until the baby is born to get everyone off both their backs. When he finds himself actually falling in love with Piper, he has to decide whether he's willing to trust his heart, or his head.
Kat's Rating: Worth a Look
I enjoy reading this series as a fun escape from the usual. The writing is good, the characters are fun, and the romance is hot.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from NetGalley & the publisher in return for an honest review.