Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Taking Shots (Assassins #1) by Toni Aleo

Goodreads description:

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?

Mary's Review:

First, I need to thank the wonderful Mandy I Read Indie for this recommendation.  I am not sure if when Mandy recommend the book to me she knew that I was a HUGE NHL Hockey fan, but I am so glad that she did!

Second, this book has adult content in it, so just be warned.

NOW, lets get down to some hockey hotness!

Best part of book: I bet you think I am going to Shea Adler aka Mr. Hot Captain of the Assassins (well that is what I called him).  Well, you are half right Shea is an amazing character.  I love that he loves his twin sister, Grace and his niece and nephew.  However, I love how he loves Elli the most.  I have to give a big *high five* to the author Toni Aleo because it was great to actually relate to Elli and her insecurities.  That just made her more real to me.  On top of that, I loved how Shea treated her with love, kindness and protected her (when he could).

Not so great about the book:  NOTHING! I loved every word and sentence in this book! It will be kept on my favorites list and I will reread it time and time again!!!

Let's get started onto Book 2: Trying to Score


  1. That book rocked my socks...loved Shea so, so much. Love Tate more. :)

    1. Loved it Mandy! Thanks so much for being an awesome Book Pimp!!

  2. I am a hockey fan as well. This sounds interesting. I will have to add it to my TBR list.