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Taking Shots: An Assassins Novel (The Assassins Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The heroine, Elli, is a poor me in the worst way. She is rich and successful and has friends who love her. Her family is whacked out of their minds, but she has a lot going for her. The problem is she can't get out of her own head long enough to embrace all the good. She is insecure to the max and will not snap out of it for anything. And don't even get me started in her thyroid condition and all the crap surrounds that shaping her into the crazy she is today. Seriously?
My next issue with the story is the hero, Shea. I was looking for a sexy, tough hockey player, but he was, and says it himself in the story, a wuss! He was such a sappy pushover that I was totally not feeling him. I admit, I like my male leads smoldering hot and a lot alpha, but I have a healthy respect for a nice guy too. He was too much. He (and his sister) constantly point out that he is acting like a girl throughout the story. And he was... And it was the worst kind of high school, drama-filled, emotionally overloaded type of girl.
The story was also too long. There were parts of it that were funny and very few part that were sexy, but overall it was just... Meh. There were too many other story lines (Harper, Family, Grace, illness, broadway, Ed boyfriend, injury... Catch my drift?
I also had a real problem with the ending. That fact that Elli left him for two months after not considering that her cow of a sister was... Well... A cow, is just stupid and shows how immature she was throughout the book. Then, they patch it all up on the ice and are gonna get married and live their HEA. The thing is... I don't believe it. They couldn't get through 6 months without tons or arguments and a huge blowout. It is times like these where I LOVE a good epilogue. I like to see where characters are after story. I'm guessing Elli and Shea would still be fighting about silly things.
Author: Toni Aldo
Review By: Karen Massey
Oct. 27, 2016
OK… let me start off by saying I loved the Assassins Series as a whole but I have to say there were some things about this first book that really drove me crazy. To be frank I’m so emotionally exhausted from reading it I don’t have it in me to give a detailed summery, so I’m just going to hit on the high points. Let me just sum it up by saying that Ellie is an incredibly insecure woman who has the great fortune of catching the eye of the Assassins hockey team captains eye, who immediately falls in love with her. He’s bound and determined to get her for his own and with an almost inhuman amount of patience proceeds do just that. Despite her countless hang ups, and her psycho mother and sister they fall in love and become engaged. Underhanded tricks are afoot, and her evil sister tricks her into a situation where it looked as if Shey were kissing the sister. Little did she know that it was a set up by the sister. Here’s where I kind of lost faith in the book. Despite desperately pleading with her to listen to him, and understand that he was set-up, she refuses. She ends the relationship right there without a word, and without giving him a chance to defend himself, and walks out of Shey’s life! For months she doesn’t speak to him and refuses to see him. She completely breaks his heart. I was really mad at this point! What kind of crap was this? He makes one apparent mistake, after being the boyfriend of the year, and she tosses him on his ear without giving him a chance to explain himself! The book goes over the separation in agonizing detail. Spending so much time on it almost feels like months to the reader too. I was getting depressed, angry, and fed up with her… telling him to forget her, he could do so much better that a hormonal, unforgiving, unreasonable, bitch who didn’t appreciate a man who did everything for her including taking care of her when she was sitting in her own vomit, too sick to stand or eat. She just turns her back on him and walks away. If she didn’t know him better than that, well then, she didn’t deserve him. And as far as he goes… I’m all for being loyal, but there comes a time when you have to pick up your dignity and cut your losses. In my opinion, Shey should have given up on her long before he did, she was ripping his heart apart. Anyway, I’m not the author, and if you’d like to see how she wrapped up the book then you’ll have to get the book. I’m just saying, all the emotional angst in the last third of the book was exhausting for me and I thought it was completely unnecessary for the book. I thought the author beat that dead horse with a stick. If too much of a good thing can be bad…. Well, too much of a breakup can be downright terrible.
She was a selfish, annoying pain in the butt. All she did was whine and complain about herself and second guess Shea at every turn. I honestly cant imagine why he would even want her ... but he did and that's what I had to work with as I read the book.
I liked Shea. I know he was a little sappy for a dude, but I still liked him. He saved this book for me. He is the reason this book got a 4 instead of a 3 or a 2.
He was sexy, sweet, thoughtful and for some reason head over heals in love with Elli.
I hated how she treated him.
On the whole, I liked this story line and I will continue to read the series, I just hope these women get a little better because there is a really thin line between a strong heroine and an annoying bi***, and this woman was not even a heroine in my eyes ... she was just this side of totally annoying ...