Friday, April 19, 2013

Taking Shots (Assassins #1) by Toni Aleo

No matter how hard she tries, Elleanor Fisher never thinks she’s good enough, from her job to her weight to her love life. After enduring years of abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, Elli has been drifting through life in a daze. Until, that is, she meets Shea Adler on a promotional shoot for the NHL’s Nashville Assassins. Before Elli knows what’s happening, the gorgeous Shea breaks the ice and shatters her world.

A brilliant athlete inside the rink, Shea Adler is tired of the life he’s living outside of it: the women, the money, the drinking. But everything changes when he meets Elli. After laying eyes on this feisty, witty, beautiful woman, he feels like he’s just taken the hardest hit of his life. No matter how skeptical she is, Shea knows they are meant to be together—if only he can convince Elli to put her insecurities aside before she misses out on a shot at love.

4.5/5 stars

I love hockey and am pretty much obsessed with the men who play it, so being able to read and review a book about a whole team of sexy men needing some loving...yeah, I was sold. This series is about the Nashville Assassins and those women strong enough to hold onto them.

We first meet Shea and Elli at a photo shoot for the new team pictures. When Shea spots Elli he totally knows he wants her and will stop at nothing to make sure she realizes that she's perfect for him just the way she is. Of course, Elli just doesn't have enough faith in herself to believe an incredibility gorgeous man could want her. Their courtship is a thing of beauty and I'm glad I read it. Shea gets Elli to see herself as he sees her and it wasn't an easy thing to do, but he does it with perfection.

I can't wait to read the rest of this series.

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