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text 2017-11-14 11:07
Release Blitz - Two Man Advantage



Two-Man Advantage by Toni Aleo is NOW AVAILABLE!

"Sexy. Emotional. Funny. Aleo's first MM is a spectacular debut into a new genre for her." -NYT Bestselling Author, Melissa Collins



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Wells Lemiere knew the moment he saw Matty Haverbrooke, he had to have him. Matty was quiet, he was talented, he was beautiful, and Wells couldn’t stay away.

As the youngest and most talented son of the NHL Commissioner, Matty had found the burden of family expectations almost too heavy to carry on even his broad shoulders. He had no intention of getting involved in a relationship with Wells. But the heart he’d given up for dead had other ideas.

Their affair was intense and overwhelming, but when Matty couldn’t bring himself to come out and admit he wanted a public future with the man he loved, Wells had no choice but to honor his vow to live openly…and leave Matty behind.

But then he learns Wells is marrying another, and Matty knows he can't let that happen. Can he throw down his gloves and embrace his future with both hands? Or will he pull the door to his closet shut once more?








Two-Man AdvantageTwo-Man Advantage by Toni Aleo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Matty loves Wells as much or more than he loves hockey. For a hockey player, that is enough in itself. Until family creates a divide and he must choose.

Wells wants more with Matty than he can have, apparently. He wants it all. With Matty running scared from outside interference, Wells wonders will he ever get his happily ever after?

This is such a great story. Well written and going at a great pace. The angst is real, the heat is super smoking hot, and the feelings jump off the page and grabbed me. I cannot wait to hear more about these guys in upcoming books!

***This ARC copy was given in advance for an honest review.

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About the Author:

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!

When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?


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review 2014-02-02 21:56
Folk Ballad of the South
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Carson McCullers

McCullers' voice in this haunting tale (like that of Ngugi wa Thiong'o in A Grain of Wheat) often takes on the folk ballad posture of an anonymous (or perhaps dispersed) community member. She labours over the authenticity of this tone, fleshing it with a complete vocabulary of cultural experience available in the town, emphasising its remote status and insularity without superiority, and often repudiating stereotype. Despite this refusal to retreat to the default god-author position, she is able to create many spectacular 'filmic' moments, particularly with the final coda describing the music of the chain gang.

McCullers foreshadows compulsively; almost everything that occurs in the story is hinted at, and sinister inevitability dogs the halcyon days of the middle section. Surprisingly then, the denouement still astonishes; the folk myth tapestry is completed by a dramatic climax, a (literally) monstrous twist, and a lingering mystery.

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review 2013-09-13 00:00
Desk Jockey Jam Review
Desk Jockey Jam - Ainslie Paton

Whip it meets Wall Street

Anthony Gambese thought he had life sussed. Happy family, good mates, the freedom of surfing, a new career, and enough action in the bedroom to keep him well satisfied. He had no idea. But two chicks were about to show him the error of his ways, trashing his love-life, stealing his promotion and challenging his honour. And that was before he discovered what a roller-derby doll could do by skating over his heart. 

Like a roller derby jam, this novella is tight packed, fast and furious. It can be read alone or as a follow up to Grease Monkey Jive. It tells the story of Ant Gambese, the last of Dan’s mate’s not felled by a girl who was exactly what he needed, and didn’t see coming.





I wanted so badly to love this look. It has a roller derby heroine and great Derby and Aussie slang. I love that! This part of the book is great. Grand.


However, while it is true that book the characters grow in this book, I never really like either of them. The hero is a jerk and the heroine's motivations whiplash all over the place.


Because it is a short story, we don't really get a believable change over of who they are or any real psychological work. The sexy times feel a bit like someone trying to learning how to drive a manual transition. Lurch. Stop. Lurch. And the HEA isn't enough to really make me feel happy with what I have put up to get there.Never the less,I like this writer's basic voice and will try her other books. I do hope she gets better editing and beta readers though because her work is promising.

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review 2013-07-10 00:00
Desk Jockey Jam - Ainslie Paton Cute, and I loved that the heroine was a roller derby girl and I liked revisiting the characters from Grease Monkey Jive (Dan was great). Some need-editing distractions.
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review 2013-06-14 00:00
Desk Jockey Jam - Ainslie Paton The slang threw me off a number of times. I could determine the meaning, but having to stop and figure it out kind of detracted from the story. I also thought Bree wasn't a very nice person, in general, but was especially mean to Anthony. He was clueless, but still. And "Ant" bothered me for a nickname for the hero.
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