Twenty-Two by Toni Aleo

Twenty-Two

When Lucas Brooks was traded to the Nashville Assassins over a decade ago, he was a brash, brawling hothead without an anchor.Well, four kids and a smokin' hot wife will weigh you down real fast, but Lucas wouldn't change a minute of his happily ever after. During an epic, end-of-season quest for the Cup, changes appear on the horizon, and suddenly, there's a plot twist in...

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Twenty-Two Reviews

  • Christy
    May 17, 2017

    I’ve enjoyed every book in Toni Aleo’s Assassins series, but I love the first few the most. There is something about those original Assassins players/couples that made me fall hard for these books. I couldn’t contain my excitement when I saw a Fallon and Lucas Brooks novella was coming out. This novella didn’t disappoint. It made me smile, made me cry, made me feel, and made me fall in love with this couple and the Assassins family all over again.

    I don’t want to spoil this short s

    I’ve enjoyed every book in Toni Aleo’s Assassins series, but I love the first few the most. There is something about those original Assassins players/couples that made me fall hard for these books. I couldn’t contain my excitement when I saw a Fallon and Lucas Brooks novella was coming out. This novella didn’t disappoint. It made me smile, made me cry, made me feel, and made me fall in love with this couple and the Assassins family all over again.

    

I don’t want to spoil this short story for anyone, but if you are a fan of this series, it’s one you won’t want to miss out on! I can’t wait for more books from this series in the future. I only hope one of them is Aiden Brooks (Lucas and Fallon’s oldest son) He’s 17 now and I know he’s destined for great things! This book was a win for me! Loved it!

  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    May 25, 2017

    This was a decent enough read...

    ...but this series has definitely lost a bit of the...momentum of some of the earlier books in the series.

    For me at least.

    In this book we spend some time with Lucas and Fallon as 1) Lucas grapples with impending retirement and 2) Their son Aiden starts getting scouted for collegiate hockey.

    I am guessing this will foray into another

    book, with Aiden acting as the star...hopefully?

    Regardless, while not my favorite thing ever, this was still a

    This was a decent enough read...

    ...but this series has definitely lost a bit of the...momentum of some of the earlier books in the series.

    For me at least.

    In this book we spend some time with Lucas and Fallon as 1) Lucas grapples with impending retirement and 2) Their son Aiden starts getting scouted for collegiate hockey.

    I am guessing this will foray into another

    book, with Aiden acting as the star...hopefully?

    Regardless, while not my favorite thing ever, this was still a cute read that I think fans of the series would enjoy if they want really a visit with Lucas and Fallon...and are willing to part with $2.99 to get it.

    I will absolutely still read whatever comes next in this series or the

    series.

    was literally the first book I ever read on my kindle and, soon after that, my first foray into this goodreads world. I will always hold a special place in my heart for Toni Aleo and her brand of OTT sticky sweet.

    Hoping Aiden's book is a good as I know she can make it.

  • Jill (Embrace the Romance)
    May 20, 2017

    It seems so long ago I read their Lucas and Fallon’s story but I never forgot them. I couldn’t wait to catch up on the Brooks clan. Toni Aleo didn’t disappoint and my heart just melted over this book. She brought out all the feels.

    This was a quick sweet and romantic read that is a great addition to the Assassins series. This book just encompasses so much love it was bursting at the seams.

  • Kim
    May 08, 2017

    This is a novella about one of our favorite Assassins couples, Lucas and Fallon Brooks, who we watched fight and fall in love in

    . Lucas has been playing for the Assassins for ten years now but he is getting older and his body does not bounce back like it used to. He and Fallon are busy with their careers and four kids. But Their life in Nashville is good.

    Their oldest, Aiden, is now seventeen and has some great opportunities on the horizon. The kids are all growing up and keep th

    This is a novella about one of our favorite Assassins couples, Lucas and Fallon Brooks, who we watched fight and fall in love in

    . Lucas has been playing for the Assassins for ten years now but he is getting older and his body does not bounce back like it used to. He and Fallon are busy with their careers and four kids. But Their life in Nashville is good.

    Their oldest, Aiden, is now seventeen and has some great opportunities on the horizon. The kids are all growing up and keep them on their toes. Fallon keeps it all together while also running a successful business of her own. But both of them are struggling with their babies growing up.

    Lucas and the Assassins are making their final push for the cup and can taste it. But as the players mature, there is more potential for injuries and change. Competition is fierce, and nothing is predictable or a sure thing. How will Lucas and some of his team mates fare?

    I loved checking with Lucas, Fallon, the kids, Audrey, Tate, Ellie, Shea, Vaughan, Brie, and Jensen. It is also a great transition novella for young Aiden as we have the opportunity to see him start looking towards his future. Hopefully we will see more of him as he matures.

    This was a short, sweet, crazy slice of life for a busy sports family. It brings change, challenges, and some surprises. But it shows the love that these characters have for each other. Assassins fans will enjoy this "little bit more" with this group. And I am looking forward to the next Assassins book,

    . I just cannot seem to get enough of this series and these beloved characters.

    I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • ✿kawehi.reviews
    May 17, 2017

    Oh my gosh!! More Lucas, Tate, Aiden, and three other little ones in tow!!

    When it comes to the Assassins series, I've always preferred the original men and their gals. This includes Lucas, Shea, Tate, Erik and Philip. The rest of the hockey men, eh, they're okay. I have nothing against them, but these five men are what made me love this series in the first place.

    While Lucas is my fourth favorite man (my favorites are still Shea and Erik!), I loved seeing him in this different light and seeing hi

    Oh my gosh!! More Lucas, Tate, Aiden, and three other little ones in tow!!

    When it comes to the Assassins series, I've always preferred the original men and their gals. This includes Lucas, Shea, Tate, Erik and Philip. The rest of the hockey men, eh, they're okay. I have nothing against them, but these five men are what made me love this series in the first place.

    While Lucas is my fourth favorite man (my favorites are still Shea and Erik!), I loved seeing him in this different light and seeing him consider his options now that many years have gone by and he is no long that spring chicken he once was. He loves hockey but he loves his family even more so it was a bittersweet feeling to see him put those two into pespective.

    It was also cool to see little Aiden all grown up!! Ah, that poor kid with a man bun that everyone wanted to chop his hair! Haha. Aiden is still the best son you could ever dream of and more. But now with him dreaming of following the same steps of his father to hockey stardom, it was pretty crazy to think that this was that little boy from bk2 who's now grown up to be a young man. Ah, the memories!! Please Toni Aleo, consider making a Assassins' children spinoff please!!! I love these guys!! I can't get enough!

  • Tpagirl
    May 22, 2017

    Twenty-Two was a novella in the Assassins series that revisited Fallon and Lucas Brooks from Trying to Score, book 2. This was not intended as a standalone and should be read with the series.

    It was fabulously well written and surprisingly well developed for a quick and short Novella. I loved looking into the lives of Fallon and Lucas ten years later. Aleo reminded us why we fell in love with them the first time.

    I also loved looking into the mind of Lucas as an aging hockey player. It's emotiona

    Twenty-Two was a novella in the Assassins series that revisited Fallon and Lucas Brooks from Trying to Score, book 2. This was not intended as a standalone and should be read with the series.

    It was fabulously well written and surprisingly well developed for a quick and short Novella. I loved looking into the lives of Fallon and Lucas ten years later. Aleo reminded us why we fell in love with them the first time.

    I also loved looking into the mind of Lucas as an aging hockey player. It's emotional at times and difficult to know exactly how many years are left and what's the best decision for everyone involved.

    Aleo also painted a realistic picture of an NHL veteran and longtime wife managing the household. It takes special partners to juggle it well happily and it's another reason to love our Assassin hero and heroines.

    True to Aleo's style, she wrote knowledgeable and credible hockey within the storyline; which added depth and dimension, a difficult feat for a novella.

    Aleo prepped us well for Lucas and Fallon's oldest son's story, Aiden. He's seventeen, was an up and coming hockey star and was a prominent part of the book. If he's not part of the Assassin series, he'll have to be part of the Bellevue Bullies or a new spin off series. I can't wait to see how Aleo fits Aiden into the puzzle.

    In the meantime, Jensen is next up in book twelve, In the Crease.

  • Michelle
    May 23, 2017

    by Toni Aleo was a sweet, sentimental novella that chronicled the married life of Lucas & Fallon Brooks. It was a great way to catch up and see what our favorite Nashville Assassin couple have been up to.

    by Toni Aleo was a sweet, sentimental novella that chronicled the married life of Lucas & Fallon Brooks. It was a great way to catch up and see what our favorite Nashville Assassin couple have been up to.

    As usual the Brooks household is so busy and Fallon and Lucas are trying to balance in spending as much time with each child. And it seems their oldest son might be getting recruited early, leaving Fallon a bit sad that her baby might be leaving the nest. And as for Lucas, he knows he is getting up there in age and hockey has taken a toll on his body and so he must decide what to do next. Continue playing hockey or retire? But whatever Lucas decides on, he knows that his kids and especially Fallon will support him.

    was like a bonus epilogue that put a smiled on your face. I love revisiting Fallon and Lucas and the immense love they have for each other and their family. So if you are a big fan of this couple, I highly recommend you to read this sweet and fun novella.

  • Rejane
    May 29, 2017

    I've following the Assassins series since Taking Shots. Some books I loved, others not so much.

    As any other fan I wanted a little glimpse in the future of those characters. So I bought this book blindsided because I was going to read the after the HEA of Fallon and Lucas.

    What I got was shenanigans about Lucas's career and his son Aiden career. All the what ifs, the struggles and pains. Would Lucas retire? Because for sure he wasn't that young anymore. And would Fallon be ok with his oldest gra

    I've following the Assassins series since Taking Shots. Some books I loved, others not so much.

    As any other fan I wanted a little glimpse in the future of those characters. So I bought this book blindsided because I was going to read the after the HEA of Fallon and Lucas.

    What I got was shenanigans about Lucas's career and his son Aiden career. All the what ifs, the struggles and pains. Would Lucas retire? Because for sure he wasn't that young anymore. And would Fallon be ok with his oldest graduating high school earlier to go to college to play for the Belleuves ( another hockey series from the author). So, these were the conflicts on the book. It got boring.

    Not a single naughty hot scene. Nothing. Lucas in his old age was always in pain. We saw some cute interaction with his other kids and that's al you got.

    I like my smut in my books. I want to see that "old characters " are still going at it. Unfortunately, NADA.

    And for that, I'm disappointed because I think some sexy is automatically expected from these books. At least for me.

    So this little longer epilogue was very boring and I just finished because it's a very short book.

    And when I saw the THE END I was even more disappointed so anticlimactic and abrupt it was.

    THE END


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