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The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she's stuck running the family's sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then, in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she's vowed to never fall for a jock - even one as hot as Ty.

Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty's insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too.But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all - including Ty.

©2012 Jaci Burton (P)2012 Tantor

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  • Kimberly
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • 05-29-12

You like sports and romance?

I really enjoyed this story. I liked the characters, liked the plot, and I liked the setting. I like reading romances with sports. And this author actually bothered to describe the sport. You know what I didn't like? It's the 3rd in a series, but the first 2 weren't available!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • SIMARA
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 07-06-12

Falling in love or lust?

The cover convinced me to get this book, yep, watching that HOT male body while listening to a contemporary romance story was exactly what I wanted. And although the story was ok I did not love it. The heroine was annoying and her constant whining got to me. The overall plot of this story was underwhelming and I did not believe the romance. The couple had lots of hot sex but I did not see the love developing... The narrator was ok too. Did not add much emotion to the story, but then again, it was not that emotional anyway... I guess I was expecting a hot sports and romance story like the one from Rachel Gibson but this one was all about sex...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Judi
  • Quincy WA, United States
  • 04-16-12

GREAT

I wasn't sure i was going to like this book but as it got into it. I couldn't stop listening to it. It was great. The only thing that I don't like is that this was BOOK 3 of the series and the other 2 are not in audible format. That's a real bummer.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 04-07-13

ENJOYABLE YES BUT SOOOO FRUSTRATING TOO

I've listened out of order but I really don't think it matters much but I just couldn't resist the cover (how sad am I?) alright I liked the sound of the story too.

This is one of those books that I enjoyed yes - but didn't love - due entirely to the female character's personality - "I don't, I won't, I'm not going to, I want more, I'm not looking, I'll choose it myself etc etc etc" you get the picture. IF she had been blessed with a more pleasant character then I could have thoroughly shared in the romance and passion not just the very hot, explicit love scenes. There was a tender romantic love scene at the end but it was a little too late for redemption.

Worth a credit? Yes, if you can see past her PMS attitude and I will download another as I am enjoying the whole ice hockey scene, which is a brand new theme for me.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Well I got the first 2, so

I really enjoyed the first two books but this one is just ok for me. I enjoy a story with more drama involved. The sexual content is good but it just lacked the other things I like thrown in. I want angst, suspense, danger..... you get the idea. This is just so mediocre. If you have gotten the other two books in this series and you want to continue with the story I would suggest adding this one to your wish list and catching it on sale.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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repetitive

drawn out ..... the pattern for this whole series is couples admit feeling in last chapter of book .... forgiveness is also given way to easy right at end of story .... too much push and pull

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • brandy
  • NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States
  • 06-26-12

GREAT BOOK

Where does Taking a Shot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks a 5 star an if there was a higher rank i would give one

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tyler Anderson He said the man i want he is a bad boy but is very good to a girl

Have you listened to any of Lucy Malone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no an she is very good for my first time hearing her

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes I did

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Another of the Same

The books in the series follow the same basic formula... a strong story line with tons of deliciously hot sexiness. Jaci Burton is obviously an award winning author who crafts sexy stories with alpha athletes and charismatic heroines who steal thier hearts. Combined with a talented narrator, this audiobook is a recommended listen for erotic romance lovers!

I review for the Guilty Indulgence Review Site.

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The best storyline for me

please develop another story for the whole family telling us more about what happens in their lives.

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Tyler Likes to Hurt Jenna

While most of this "hockey romance" was light & fun, there were disturbing moments of violence and domination. Hitting another human being is always wrong, regardless of the current trend in popular fiction that promotes sexual violence against women.

Tyler has a violent streak, which he mainly controls by playing hockey. Tyler, while usually charming and friendly, had no problem being aggressive and degrading to Jenna when he felt the urge. The creepy part was how he honestly believed he was a normal guy with real feelings for Jenna.

Jenna (tattooed bartender) was a huge disappointment, a pathetic wimp who played the martyr with her family, in her career and with Tyler. She actually thought that accepting physical abuse was a sign of strength, rather than a lack of self respect. It was sad and depressing how Jenna thought so little of herself.

In many ways. Jaci Burton is an incredibly talented author. Too bad she doesn't write about a confident woman who expects to treated with respect, gentleness and admiration.