August 27, 2012

Taking Shots by Toni Aleo Review

Taking Shots
Assassins #1
by Toni Aleo
Published on 11th November 2011
Lulu, 478 pages
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Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough, let it be her job, her weight, her love life, nothing. That is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the 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 was 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. 

Can 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.

- description

Lots of people recommended me this book. I must admit I was really excited for it. But, I was somehow disappointed. 

There wasn't really a plot. I mean, everything the book's about is the relationship between Shea and Elli. Which was good, more or less. But really it lacked in details. I wanted the author to describe more the situations and the feelings of other people or simply what was going on before heading again on Elli's and Shea's feelings. 

Elli. Sweet God, if there is something I hate, is girls with low self esteem issues. I can't stand it. In real life I make an effort to understand (which I don't) but in books it pisses me off completely. I mean, the guy says he loves you like 10 times a day and you doubt it?! And still think he doesn't want you? Come on. Ridiculous. 

Shea. Woow. This guy was woow fantastic. Sometimes though, I thought he was too emotional and too pushy with Elli telling her that he loves her all the time. People would think she would finally get it. Nope. But he kept trying and I really admired him for that. 

The romance was good. The hot scenes were beautifully written. But still the romance was, well, because of Elli's insecurities a little off sometimes. There were so many obstacles on the way of their happiness that I thought the author could have prevent them so much suffering, really. And me throwing the book to the other side of the room because it was like a neverending story between arguing and making peace.

Anyway, this book was a good summer read and I enjoyed it. So if you like some New Adult stuff filled with romance and hokey, this is the perfect book for you ;)

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