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Monday, July 29, 2013

Taking Shots 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.

This was a great book.  It made me feel sad how badly Elli’s Mom and Sister treated her.  They would do anything to keep her under their thumb.  That includes lying to her.  When Elli meets Shea, she is head over heels.  Shea is her favorite player on the Assassins team.  Shea thinks Elli is perfect in every way.  The problem is Elli doesn’t agree and her insecurities get in their way.  

When Shea goes to buy Elli an engagement ring, he gets suckered into taking Elli’s sister with him.  When they return home Elli’s sister kisses Shea and tells Elli that Shea kissed her.  Elli is heartbroken and tells Shea she never wants to see him again.  Will Shea and Elli ever take a shot on love again or will it be over?