Date Released: October 5th 2011
Date Read: May 28, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Book Lending.com
Not a YA Title
After endless recommendations I finally got my hands on Taking Shots and I am really glad I did! Elli has had a tough life, I really felt bad for her, she went through so many things that were really not fair, such as problems with her health that caused her to gain a lot of weight and because of this she lost her job, her fiance and her self-esteem and ugh! What a crappy family she has! I Hate her Mother and I Hate her Sister! HATE!
A few year later Elli is in a healthy weight and it's doing good - her family is still crappy though. And in the middle of her new work as a photographer, she meets Shea Adler, famous hokey player and he has his eyes on her and it's determined to win her heart. Sadly, after years of reinforcement and bad situations, Elli cannot believe that someone like him would ever want to be with someone like her.
Elli had a lot of emotional issues, and it was really hard to watch her struggle through them, but it was understandable, when you've been broken to many times it's hard to accept that good things do come your way, and Shea was a good thing, luckily he can see this and he will prove to Elli that she is worth of so many things, including love.
Another thing I really loved about the book is that Elli is no model, she has no flawless body, she has curves and she is a HUMAN, she has insecurity like any woman has so it was really refreshing to read a book that has a real woman as the main character.
The only downside was near the ending, when Elli's family got on my nerves and all I wanted was to jump into the story and strangle her mother and sister, and I also wanted to strangle Elli for not strangling them herself x) Luckily I still got my Happy Ending :)
“I was trying to get over you! And it didn’t work. I was meant to walk on this earth with only you, I was meant to give only you every piece of me. I don’t want anyone but you. I love you.”
“That’s not what drew me to you, it was your eyes…and your ass.”