TAKING A SHOT is the first book in
Taryn Leigh Taylor's "Montana Wolfpack" series about delicious hockey
hotties. This story starts out with a good girl looking for a bad boy.
Event Director Chelsea London and pro hockey player, and team
newbie, Brett Sillinger turn out to be much more than their sexy fantasy
personas. Having been burned in the past by family and exes, Chelsea
and Brett have different ways of reacting to rejection. Chelsea is
looking for an escape -- from who she is, and from the pressures in her
life. Brett is looking for something real after experiencing some career
twists and an ex-wife who was incredibly shallow. These two characters
are flawed but reading about their path to happiness makes an
entertaining story. Readers who love lots of background info on the
main character should check out PLAYING DIRTY, which is about Brett's older half-sister
Lainey and gives a little insight into Brett's family dynamic.
I usually relate more, as well as sympathize, with the heroine in a
romance story, but Brett is the star of this book for me. Chelsea has a
lot of understandable hang-ups and issues she has to work through.
Brett learned a few things about life after getting a taste of sports
stardom as a young man. The lessons he learned have given Brett a
maturity while still keeping him a sensitive soul at heart. Taryn Leigh
Taylor packs a lot of spicy scenes in TAKING A SHOT while also revealing different layers to
her main characters and providing emotional depth as well. I love how
Brett tries to provide a safe place for Chelsea in the hope that she lets
herself be vulnerable with him. Chelsea unconsciously tries to sabotage
her burgeoning romantic relationship, but Brett hangs in there and she
eventually realizes her mistakes and handles her business with the
strength and smarts Brett loves about her.
TAKING A SHOT is a super sexy
hockey romance with substance and a hero you'll fall for. The hockey
players in this book are drop-dead-gorgeous, strong, often
underestimated, and support each other when things get tough. With
so many books centered around strong female friendships, it's nice to
see a series built around a diverse group of guys who look good but are
also more than meets the eye. I look forward to reading Taryn Leigh
Taylor's next "Montana Wolfpack" romance.
Hockey star Brett Sillinger's never been afraid of a
trouble. But when his personal life ends up in the
he knows his career is on thin ice. Luckily, a new team
decides to take a chance on him. All he has to do is keep
head in the game. But when temptation walks up wearing
knee-high boots, looking for one night of nameless,
no-strings passion, well, what's a guy to do?
Chelsea London is looking to misbehave. What's being good
ever gotten her, besides getting dumped and passed over
a big promotion at work? But her one delicious night of
rebellion has unexpected consequences--her hot one-night
stand is the latest addition to her father's hockey team.
And suddenly, one night of bad-girldom isn't nearly
But one false move, and Brett might spend this season in