Sunday, April 21, 2013

Review ~ Taking Shots (Assassins, #1) by Toni Aleo

In Toni Aleo’s exhilarating Loveswept 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, 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.
Heart-wrenching contemporary sport romance.

This debut by Toni Aleo is freaking remarkable and deserved 5-plus-Mugs! 

I was apprehensive about Eleanor’s character in the beginning; I tend to dislike a self-loathing female character. However, I immediately felt drawn to Elli – the author created an environment that she thrives. Shea’s character exceeds the stereotypical athlete. 

I don’t care what your current TBR list has on it – add this; then boost it to the top! This review is short {only because I am eager to read the next one – Trying to Score}.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, and Blue Lines. When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel. Aleo lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog.

~ Description and Author Bio from NetGalley

1 comment:

  1. glad to know that this book delivers more than a super pretty cover! I'll have to give it a shot-- Book Savvy Babe