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Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) txt Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) , text ebook Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) , adobe reader Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) , chapter 2 Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) , Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) 244165 In Toni Aleo S Exhilarating Debut, The First In A Series Featuring The Hockey Hunks Of The Nashville Assassins, A Reformed Bad Boy Helps A Charming, Willful Woman Face Off Against The Demons Of Her Past No Matter How Hard She Tries, Eleanor 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 Girls, 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 Throw Her Insecurities Out The Window Before She Misses Out On A Shot At Love Includes A Special Message From The Editor, As Well As Excerpts From These Loveswept Titles Trying To Score, Empty Net, And Along Came Trouble


About the Author: Toni Aleo

My name is Toni Aleo, and I m a PredHead, sherrio, potterhead, and part of the familybusiness I am also a wife to my amazing husband, mother of a gamer and a gymnast, and also a fur momma to Gaston el Papillion.While my beautiful and amazing Shea Weber has been traded from my Predators, I m still a huge fan But when I m not cheering for him, I m hollering for the whole Nashville Predators



10 thoughts on “Taking Shots (Assassins, #1)

  1. says:

    I wrote it, so I think its awesome


  2. says:

    1 Star I was bored to tears and so disappointed This story was all over the place and I couldn t stand Elli I felt sorry for her at first, but then boy, was she ever annoying Towards the end of the book, I felt like it was an endless loop of the same thing happening over and over again Shea should have running screaming and left Elli to wallow in her self pity and accusationsGAAAAAAHHH For that matter he wasn t much better Then what he does at the endhellooooanger management classes buddyjust sayin and while you re at it maybe AA too Oh, and Shea kisses on the cheek making loud smacking noisesevery single time, okay we get it, he s a loud kisserenough I never felt any chemistry between Elli and Shea or connection to them, the sex was robotic, the dialogue was stilted, and the story didn t flow and went on forever.at least 300 pages too long I skimmed a lot Harper and Jakob s romance was interesting than Elli and Shea s, and they pretty much took the back seat No, I m sorry my GR friends, but this was not a good read for me I don t think I ll be continuing with the series unless someone can tell me the writing improves in leaps and bounds.


  3. says:

    If I could give this fewer stars, I would.The premise for this story is sound, although not original, but still, could have been good Why wasn t it An immature writing style by the author Also, the author writes very insecure characters You have a women who is very insecure about herself due to a bad relationship and a piss poor family dynamic She is a huge hockey fan and becomes the team photographer where she meets the hockey player He takes one look at her and falls immediately into LOVE Like watching my 5 year old grand daughter play Barbies you love me, oh I love you back kiss kiss.Well, we ve all read stories where this plot line has been done and been okay with it What was not okay was the hokey dialogue and the h s constant gratefulness not sure if this is even a word but couldn t come up with anything descriptive for the H paying attention and wanting to be with her She is fat and ugly Can you really describe someone who wears a size 10 as fat or even curvy Her constant why do you want to be with me And his constant, I want to spend all my time with her And the details about date 1, 2 3 lunch, dinner, movies, ugh boring And, if you don t use tongue, how can you describe the kiss as the best you ve ever had closed lips, mouth only No drifting to the neck, no nose touching, no whispering breath, nothing GIVE ME A FRICKING BREAK And, the interactions between the hockey players was ball less Sounded like conversations between the cheerleaders rather than a group of guys come on enough already.Got about 30% and just couldn t do Too many good books out there and this was pure tripe.Okay, I was so in a sports mood and had read like 5 straight This book broke my mood and now on to different and definitely better.Save your time and money, stay away from this book and author More maturity and development needed.Not happy reading this at all


  4. says:

    This was the case of the littles A little too long


  5. says:

    4,5 Hockey Stars Elli is a photographer and a huge and I mean HUGE hockey fan Her favorite team is the Assassins and her favorite player is Shea Adler One day she meets him in a photo shoot and he is as much attracted to Elli as she is to him, and yes, you know where this is going But dating a hockey player isn t quite easy the timetables, the easy girls, the away games and the distance they involve But worse than that Elli s ghost from the past, her fears and insecurities that doesn t let her get too involved knowing that there s a chance of getting hurt And has much as Shea wants her and tries to get past her barriers there s only so much a person can do when the other half refuses to send their ghosts always How can you love someone who refuses to believe that can be loved and love in return Rating 4,5 Stars Storyline The story was amazing A little slow paced with some minor inconsistencies And definitely TOO long, there was a lot of unnecessary parts But it was sweet, interesting and engaging and a book that I definitely loved to read I have every intention of keep reading this series Writing Style Third person, dual POV The punctuation was a confusing but once you get past that, both the story and its development are completely addictive Character Development Shea was great I loved him and I still can t believe how patient and loving he was There was a lot of moments that even I would completely understand if he had behaved like a jackass, because in some moments Elli completely deserve it She was a little hard for me to like but she eventually grew on me and ended up redeeming herself The supportive characters were really good and Jakob and Harper side story was real sweet Steam Some real heated moments HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler


  6. says:

    When I first read the summary of the book I was intrigued Generally, I like reading sports romance, and the book received mostly good ratings It stands to reason that I would like it, right Wrong I hated it I m going to try to explain my reasons calmly, but I doubt I ll pull it off.Shae is a successful hockey player He s handsome, rich, charming True, he does have slight commitment issues, but the moment he sees Elli, he know she s different He s used to skinny blond rink bunnies, and Elli s definitely not that She s shy, not a size 2, and definitely not confident But he wants her, badly So he decides to woo her I have to give it to him, he is incredibly stubborn and persistent.And then we have Elli, who simply can t believe that someone like Shae could ever be interested in her So she tries to resist unsuccessfully But all along the way she is looking to find something about him that will prove her theory that men are bastards I hate her.I rather liked the first third of the book, true Elli was irritating, but Shae was awesome And then everything started to drag a bit, I believe that there are a lot of unnecessary parts Cutting out some pieces would ve made the book interesting, and easier to read Anyway, after the first third, Elli s behavior started to slowly deteriorate But I still held up hope Unfortunately, it only got worse and worse My intention was to give the book 2.5 stars, and then the MISUNDERSTANDING occurred Stupid Elli jumped to conclusion, refused to listen to any explanations and stormed off The next couple of months she was miserable, not eating or sleeping, crying all the time, thinking of Shae all the time, AKA being pathetic Of course, she refused to talk to Shae all along Poor Shae was so miserable What I don t understand is why he kept pinning for her She certainly didn t deserve it.There are some thing about the book that I liked Mainly Shae Shae is awesome and deserves someone much better than Elli Although he does have a streak of melodrama in him, but nothing over the top And then there s Harper, Elli s best friend Her romance with Jakob is interesting, I wish we saw of it.Unfortunately, nothing could make me forget about Elli s behavior I honestly wished her to die in a tragic accident, at least that way Shae could end up with someone who deserves him Rating 1.5 stars


  7. says:

    happy sigh Aaaah, what an adorable ending I really liked Taking Shots If I have to be picky I d say it was a little drawn out and there was no real drama until very near the end it s quite long and there are a few mini dramas throughout but it all seems to be going a little too swimmingly and then you think you re almost done with the book and boom, Aleo throws it upside down Really good read though Shea is just to die for Ugh, this perfect book men are making it entirely impossible to function in every day life Nothing and nobody compares Shea is one of those, he s just adorable Plot A little weak It was nice, but it kind of chugged along with no real direction for a little while But it sorted itself out in the end.Characters Adored Shea I really like Elli most of the time, she was independent, a little insecure but still pretty strong but then she d go and annoy the hell out of me by being completely unreasonable at times.Steaminess The sex scenes were pretty steamy but there isn t an abundance of them.Angst Taking Shots isn t too emotional Beware, near the end I did resort to skimming to try and resolve the issues quicker, but it isn t too heart wrenching.Ending Squueeeeee Hopelessly romantic Favourite Quotes Don t ever leave me again Love only me, for the rest of our lives Move into our house, make love to me every night, and make babies with me, Elli Please, because being with you made me a better man, and I could never love anyone the way I love you So please, marry me Say it again She giggled before she said, I love you Oh, baby, I love you More than you ll ever know It was hard to hear him, but she turned around, and when she faced him again he was smiling broadly He pulled his glove off and held up three fingers, then kissed his palm and pressed it to the glass She pressed her hand against his, and said, Good luck Shea skated off with a nod Oh My God Y all disgust me That was straight out of some sappy love story, Harper complained.


  8. says:

    Not sure that I want to review this and relive it because it frustrated me so muchI was full of hope going into it A sports romance Hockey theme I m in The fact that the author is a hockey fan and not just pretending Even better So what if she based the character of Shea Adler after the actual NHL Nashville Predator defenseman Shea Weber I can live with that At least he didn t actually look like him I think That would ve beenweird Shea I adored Shea Apparently he was formerly a player before he cast his beautiful blue eyes on Elli, but I didn t see any real proof of that Truly he is book boyfriend material He has to be the most patient hero in all of romance How he put up with the heroine s Elli Fisher baggage insecurities lack of trust body issues lack of self esteem and was not all worn out by the end of the day was a testament to his patience I just couldn t get past her issues Since when is a size 10 considered fat I can t remember the last time I talked back to my kindle as much as I did while reading this book Yes, Elli had some self esteem issues due to the lousy treatment from an ex boyfriend and her evil mother and sister, but c mon She was once a Broadway star, became a successful photographer, was pretty, rich, had great friendsbut she had this hang up about her weight, and it drove me crazy She had an illness years ago that caused her to put on a lot of weight, but after a few years managed to lose most of it How could anyone be attracted to her, because she was a size 10 for god s sakes Clearly what this girl needed was a good therapist, because yes, I have to agree with her Shea did deserve someone better someone with her head on straight.Just as I thought Elli was making progress on this whole body issue, after numerous, numerous reassurances from Shea and that maybe these two could get a HEAhere comes the Big Misunderstanding This is what really irritated me and had me ready to through my kindle across the room This boyfriend has expressed his love for you repeatedly, done things only the boyfriend of your dreams would ever do, is utterly devoted to youand where is your belief in him Elli Your trust Let me add stubbornness and pride to your growing list of faults sigh Ack I could go on and on So why did I keep reading Actually, the writing was quite good Even if it was about 150 pages too long seriously needed a good editor the story held my interest I loved Shea, loved Elli s best friend Harper would ve liked to see about her romance with Shea s teammate Jakob Her father Mike a nod to Carrie Underwood s husband seemed like a good guy, although why he put up with his wife s treatment of their daughter is beyond me On an unrelated note, why did she call her uncle Papa Did I miss the reason So what could ve been a 4 4 1 2 star read for me was ruined by the heroine s behavior And when I don t like the heroine or hero it becomes a problem read for me Maybe that s why it took me 6 days to finish it Will I try another one in this series I think I will I m hoping I love or even like the next heroine, because seriously I can t put up with another Elli 3 stars


  9. says:

    Elli is a 27 year old photographer and a huge hockey fan The Assassin s are her favorite team She goes to every single home game Elli is self sufficient, even though her family is wealthy She has been single for the last 6 years and overall, she is happy with her life Elli and her assistant bff Harper get a job taking some photos for the Assassins There she meets her favorite hockey player Shea Adler.Oh Shea Shea is the captain of the Assassin s He used to be a playboy, but he is changing his ways His family is very important to him and hockey is his life When Shea see s Elli, he knows she is special right away, he sees something in her big green eyes He asks her out for coffee and a photography lesson After a while, they start dating Elli cannot believe someone like Shea Adler would seriously want to be with her Elli has issues A lot of things from her past relationship and issues with her family make her insecure to the max And she is keeping a few pretty important things from Shea It takes a lot for Shea to convince Elli he wants to be with her, lets just say Shea is a very patient man Shea Elli Elli and Shea s relationship is very sweet Shea is the perfect man He is loving, kind, patient, funny, sexy, and charming Loved him I admire Elli s independence, and I liked her some of the book Other times, her insecurities and stubbornness drove me mad Jakob and Harper were a nice addition to the story, along with Shea s whole family, and Elli s friends, Dad and Uncle Taking Shots was a nice romance, I really enjoyed the characters and the story It was a bit on the long side, which usually doesn t bother me But I felt with this particular story, it could have been shortened and just as good Some parts flowed nicely, other parts seemed to drag a bit Overall, a great read for all of us romantics out there The ending left me with a big smile on my face a sweet, fun and romantic read.


  10. says:

    DNF at 30% Too many giggles , you re instead of your and vice versa, and other such errors Also, it was exhausting and boring.


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