Thursday, April 4, 2013

Taking Shots by Toni Aleo

4 stars of Perfection!!!

Amazon description:
Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough. Let it be her job, her weight, her love life; nothing. She has walked through life for the past six years in a daze, never thinking that life could be good again after the abuse she endured from her ex-boyfriend. She is lonely, sad, and depressed, that is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the Nashville Assassins, she meets the hunky hockey player who shoots a puck, shattering her world.

Shea Adler is tired of the life he was living outside of the rink. The girls, the money blowing, the drinking, everything had to stop and it all did when he met Eleanor Fisher. He had never met anyone like her. She is feisty, witty, shy, and simply gorgeous. When he laid eyes on her, it was as if he was taking the hardest hit of his life into the boards, and he had to have her. 
Elli is a little skeptical of Shea, but he knows that they are meant to be together, and he needs her in his life. 

But Elli just doesn't understand what Shea could see in her. She is overweight, loud, and not even that pretty, so why would someone so gorgeous and so amazing want to be with her? It seems that no matter how hard she tries to shake Shea off, he isn't going anywhere, and for the first time, Elli doesn't feel alone. But can Elli throw her insecurities out the window and love Shea with everything inside of her? Or will she let a past relationship, and her family ruin any chance of her being happy?

Would Elli miss her shot at love?

I loved the first book in the Assassin's series.  It had all the things I love in a good romance, hunky athlete, real girl, angesty love affair, chemistry, bat-shit crazy family members.  This book is full of all of that. 

Elli is a size 10 knockout with body image problems.  (She has legit reasons, so it isn't annoying like when the size 2 6'5" swimsuit model complains about love handles.) She has a major Hockey jones, and loves one player more than the rest. She has a really good back story, and is the owner of the batshit crazy family.  We all have one or two, hers take the cake.
I had more than on occasion where I wanted to reach through the book and shake her, but that's what makes a great book!
Shea.....swoon.  This man is perfection in written word.  He says all the right stuff, plans all the right dates, plays sports, and loves kids.  
 I cried, laughed, and stayed up all night to finish it making me a book zombie for the rest of the day....but it was soo worth it.  If you are in the mood for a good book that has just enough emotion to keep you interested, but not so much to drain you, this is the one.  I can't wait for the next ones in the series.

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