Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lusting for Covers (108)

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Here's my candidate for the week:

Taking Shots by Toni Aleo
Series: Assassins, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough. Let it be her job, her weight, her love life, nothing, she was convinced she couldn’t do anything right. She had walked through life for the past six years in a daze, never thinking that life could be good again after the abuse she endured from her ex boyfriend. She is lonely, sad, and depressed, that is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the Nashville 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 is 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. But Elli just doesn’t understand what Shea could see in her. She is overweight, loud, and not even that pretty, so why would someone so gorgeous and so amazing want to be with her? It seemed that no matter how hard she tried to shake Shea off, he wasn’t going anywhere, and for the first time Elli didn’t feel alone.
But could 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?

Would Elli miss her shot at love?
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Oh, sorry, words. Right. Um....That chest? Need I say more? ;-) I haven't read many sports romances yet, but I have nothing against trying 'em. This one's going on my list!

The original cover from last year is great, too. And the covers for the whole series are just pure awesome sexiness! :) I'm definitely adding this whole series to my must read list ASAP!

What cover are you currently lusting for? Tell me, I want to know! Follow the directions above on how to post your own Lusting for Covers, and leave a comment telling me what you think of the cover for Taking Shots?


Until Next Time,


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kat said...

oh my! *fans self* the cover is yummy- then the synopsis got me! Sounds really good :) Onto my want list it goes.
(((hugs))) Kat

The_Book_Queen said...

*smirks* I know, right? :) Glad you like it!

Lover Of Romance said...

That is some HOT cover!!! *Sigh* I could stare at him all dare lol It sounds like a fun story too!! I might just have to read it!

The_Book_Queen said...

:D Nothing at all wrong with that! I haven't been able to keep my eyes off him...And the cover for book 2 is just as drool-worthy!

Trish Dechant said...

UNGH!~Wha? Oh, yeah, my comment :)

Great choice! I've read the book already--but I would buy that again just for the cover, lol.

Here is my L4C:

Glad to be back in your playground this week :)

The_Book_Queen said...

Hehe. It does leave you speechless! And distracted....And...Um, yeah, lost my train of thought. :D
The original cover was pretty good, but this one? Yum! I love the original cover for bk 2 (tatts!), but the new cover is also OH WOW Yum! Must read this series soon!

Wickedly Delicious said...

Okay now that I am done *Drooling* on my poor laptop and done lusting over this sexy cover. I need this hotness of a cover blownup and hanging in my office. Sounds good that I am also adding to my TBR list. Shoot I needed this yesterday to make me feel better. Bad Wickedly Delish!

Wickedly Delicious said...

Still staring at the cover. Seem I can not leave him. LOL! Great find! Perfect cover.

The_Book_Queen said...

Hehe. Oh, I would love to have a blowup of this one! 'Course, I'd probably never get anything done if I did.....But I'm okay with that. :D LOL
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!