Empty Net Book Week: Day 4 – Review
Welcome to Empty Net Book Week Day 4 with Author Toni Aleo!
We had such a great response to
Day 1 (Excerpt)
Day 2 (Character Interview)
& Day 3 (Guest Post)!
I hope the good responses continue with Day 4!
You guys are amazing!
Even though tomorrow is the last day;
we still have AWESOME stuff in store for you! (:
Today will feature my Review of Empty Net.
Yes, it’s that time! (:
I figured I would do all the fun stuff; get you all excited & then throw my review at you!
I’d love to hear what you think!
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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?
Of the 3 books Toni Aleo has written in this series so far, Empty Net is by far my favorite . I 100% think that she has mastered her craft with this book. I am in no way saying that Taking Shots & Trying to Score sucked; because they did NOT – I am just simply saying that this book rocked my freaking face off. I have never been more into the characters of a book until I read Empty Net. Toni has created such a realistic world; that involves famous people who have real life problems – which to me; makes them even more relateable . You can’t help but fall in love with them and their stories.
I fell in love with Audrey when I met her in Trying to Score. Being the youngest of 3, I can understand and relate to what she feels when it comes to her sister, Fallon. I simply love the relationship between the sisters. It’s refreshing to read such love between family members. I also love Audrey for her struggles and her survival of them. Having been through the exact thing she goes through in this book; I felt for her in a way I haven’t felt for a heroine in a long time. I felt every tear, laugh, success, failure and triumph that she went through. It was… amazing.
Then you have Tate Odder. So beautifully written and so perfectly swoon worthy. Toni hit this one spot on. I don’t think a better person could have been written in his place. Tate is everything you would want in a male lead. Sweet, strong, compassionate, sexy, a freaking hockey player, genuine and committed. Having been dealt a not so good hand in some aspects of his life – he finds a home with the Nashville Assassins. His character is very profound and sometimes complex – but I think that makes him all the more appealing. A perfect match for Audrey if you ask me. I think he is exactly what she needs at this point in her life.
As always, Toni’s side characters have just as much impact on her stories as the main characters. I simply love the fact that previous characters have a place in Empty Net. I don’t think it would have been the same without them. These characters and this series have become so special to me, that I am so very IMPATIENTLY waiting for Blue Lines to come out. Its like a part of me is on hold – kind of stuck wondering where this story and these characters are going to go. STOP THE SUSPENSE MAN!
Sports fan or no sports fan – I think this
book no; this series should be read by anyone who is a down right TRUE romantic (: You will not be disappointed.
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