Taking Shots (Assassins #1) by Toni Aleo
Published October 5th 2011 by Amazon
Source: Review copy provided by author
Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough. Let it be her job, her weight, her love life, nothing, she was convinced she couldn’t do anything right. She had 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 was 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 were meant to be together, and he needed 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 seemed that no matter how hard she tried to shake Shea off, he wasn’t going anywhere, and for the first time Elli didn’t feel alone.
But could 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? – Goodreads
My Opinion: I liked the story. It was realistic and the characters were interesting. Although, a little too fast paced than what I would have thought as healthy. The plot was interest. It made me want to go to a hockey game and I have never been interested in the sport.
I liked that Ellie was independent. It made her more realistic. I love photography so it was cool to see that incorporated into the story. The relationship that Shea has with his sister is very cool. They have a very healthy relationship.
The plot was interesting as well. I love how Shea and Ellie meet. I also love the way that he kept courting her even though she didn’t really get it at first. My favorite character had to be her sister though. Even though she is the cause behind some of the problems (at least that is how it appears) and she acts like such a cruel person, I think that she is just jealous. But she was still, very cook at the end of the novel, even though she caused all the trouble.
Overall: 4 out of 5
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