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Taking a Shot

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Hockey star Brett Sillinger's never been afraid of a little trouble. But when his personal life ends up in the tabloids, 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 black knee-high boots, looking for one night of nameless, no-strings passion, well, w ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published September 10th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen)
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Nicola
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars.

I kid you not my iPad was at risk over overheating here as Taryn Leigh Taylor combines light and easy romance with hot and steamy sexy-times between a couple whose chemistry blazes bright from the moment they set eyes on one another.

description Better hold on tight, Red. I’m about to blow the house down.”

What starts out as a good-girl-bad-boy one night tryst involving no names is soon tipped on it’s head when Chelsea London, the Montana Wolfpack’s events director realises the man who showed h
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Claire Robinson
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 - "Sometimes you have to follow your heart..." Stars!

Taking a Shot is the first book I have read by Taryn Leigh Taylor, I love a good romance based around sports men and/or women, and the Montana Wolfpack ice hockey team offers up plenty of potential for future books (here’s hoping).

One night with a handsome stranger…

No Names.

No commitments.

No regrets…


Bad Boy of Ice Hockey Brett Sillinger has been traded to the Wolfpack and the message is clear upon his arrival, in that any erroneous drama,
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CL
3.5*

I'm a massive fan of Taylor's previous hockey books written for Harlequin Blaze so when that Harlequin category closed I didn't think I would get to enjoy any more in the series but thankfully we now get to enjoy Brett's story in a spinoff series.

Hope there are more books to come about the Montana Wolfpacks!
⚜️Trea
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE AUTHOR THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

I'd never heard of this author before, but she asked for ARC readers in one of the Facebook groups I'm in and I thought I would give it a try. I was actually surprised by the book!

The first thing I noticed about the book is actually somethin
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Georgia
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I am so excited to review this book. It's been a while since I read a steamy romance book and I have to say that this made up for the lost time.In the book we follow hockey star Brett who tries to get back at his feet after some publicity scandal. Fortunately, he is accepted in a team. However, he sleeps with the boss's daughter, Chelsea, and then can't seem to get her out of his system and mind. But if people find out, then that would be the end of his career.I have to say that I really enjo ...more
Steph
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just WOW. this book will have you hooked from page one. And let me tell you it did. It was paced out perfectly never did i feel rushed while reading this book. I finished this book in 2hrs, it was that good. Love love love.
Crystal
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brett was not my favorite in his sister’s book, but I loved him in this book with Chelsea. Sexy, romantic, and fun. Cannot wait for more books from this author!
Carma
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-kindle
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hockey denfenseman Brett Sillinger likes to push the limits on the ice, and off, but his latest little mishap has cost him a spot on the team, and lots of money in divorce court. After having his name splashed across the tabloids there aren't many teams that will take a chance on him because of the negative publicity and his wild antics as of late, but then he gets the call that he is being sent to Montana. He decides it's time to take this opportunity he's been given and make the most of it, fi ...more
Sherri Babb
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that this book really surprised me. I chose it because of the cover and because it was a hockey romance and that is my favorite kind of romance to read. The author did a really great job writing this book and getting the message out that it is not okay to cyber bully people in anyway. This book was about Chelsea and Brett. Both of them were a little broken inside because of things that happened in their pasts and also because of things that people said and did to them. Chelsea was ...more
Valerie
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-owned, romance
A planner, so much so that she researches and plans her one night stand. The bad boy, who once traded from his NHL team, is determined to screw his head on straight and play the straight and narrow. One night, one unforgettable night is all it’s going to be, right?

Chelsea London was tired of being the “good” girl. She had worked so hard to do everything so right and make sure that everything was just so and where had it gotten her? She didn’t get the promotion that she was sure she would. She ha
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Eva
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
when bad boy brett sillinger gets one last shot at a team to keep his hockey career alive in taking a shot, he's determined to avoid distractions and the unwanted media attention that got him his reputation in the first place. the truth about brett is that he's actually a really good guy whose image problem has little to do with who he is as a person, and more about how circumstances out of his control have made him look bad.

meanwhile, chelsea london wants to take a walk on the wild side. a one
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LJT
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Taking A Shot, by new to me author Taryn Leigh Taylor, is a hot, well-written sports romance. The two main characters, event planner Chelsea London, and professional hockey player Brett Sillinger, spend a passionate night together. The day after their one night stand, they find out that they both work for the same hockey team, of which Chelsea is the owner's daughter. Due to the antics of Brett's ex-wife and the paparazzi, Brett is lucky to still be playing hockey. He has to earn the trust of hi ...more
Ayekah
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great start to what I hope will be a upcoming series. Brett has been traded to a hockey team in Montana. He's not thrilled but he's happy his career isn't over, thanks to really bad press and a really crazy ex wife. This is his first move away from the only team he ever played for, he lives and breathes hockey. He knows he needs to keep his nose clean and focus. No crazy business. No women. He thinks he's safe in the hotel bar, having a drink. Chelsea is out to have a good time, angry at being ...more
Becky
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 9/10/18.

Absolutely adorable!

I loved Chelsea's character. Her tendency toward overcompensation ("'I made breakfast.' So. Much. Breakfast." LOL, yes she did...) and babbling when nervous paired with her desire to be a "bad girl" when she's really anything but was endearing. Brett was the perfect hero for her, and their back-and-forth conversation had me LOLing over and over again. And their chemistry? Spot on!

Add in hockey, and really, what more can you want
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Stacy Jordet
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. The chemistry these two had was amazing.

I could relate to Chelsea in so many ways. She is the dependable, hardworking, overlooked “yes” woman who has always been a good girl. After a devastating announcement, she decides that for one night, she isn’t going to be the good girl. This is how she meets Brett.

Brett is a man who can’t catch a break. Some of his issues are of his own doing but for the most part he is a good guy who gets himself into situations that don’t paint him in
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Nicole Westmoreland
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chelsea and Brett heat up the ice in this premier book of the Montana Wolfpack series by Taryn Leigh Taylor!

Right from the beginning, Taking A Shot grabs you and you won't want to put it down! I loved the bar-scene awkwardness when Chelsea dresses up for a one night stand to meet a stranger, can't get a drink, and then ends up hooking up with Brett, who "blows her house down". Then when he ends up being a new player on her father's hockey team. and the heart dropping realization of the relation
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Josephine
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I ended up loving Taking a Shot and I need more books in this series NOW! There were a couple of chapters very early on that meandered a bit, and I came very close to DNFing but I am so glad I persevered. This ended up being fun, sexy, romantic, and just all around an enjoyable read. Brett is 100% my type of hero (alpha, a little vulnerable, a lot fun and sexy - SO SEXY) and I loved how his teammates came to support him in the end. Great use of secondary characters right there, and I de
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Caro
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

This was an overall fun read.

We have Brett and Chelsea, they have a wild night together only to realize later on that they have to work in the same company and that she’s the boss’ daughter. A big no-no for Brett.

I liked these two, you could tell there was real chemistry between them and that it was pretty much impossible to stop even though the had to. There were some ups and downs for them, but all in all it was fun and sexy times for them.

There was a situation at the end, that happe
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Diane McConnell
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great start to a new series!

Charity worker Chelsea London just wanted one night of rebellion after her brother got the promotion that she wanted when she meets a guy at the bar and spends the night with him without giving her name leaving in the morning without waking him up.

Hockey player Brett Sillinger knew he was on thin ice because the Montana Wolfpack was the only team interested in giving him a contract after his former team released him. Brett wanted just to lay low but he meets a woman
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Bette Hansen
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always love discovering authors whose writing style makes me happy and Taryn Leigh Taylor is just that kind of author. This story is very well written and while it's a fairly classic storyline she crafted characters that made the whole thing feel fresh and fun. Brett is the typical sports bad boy who has let his bad behavior get out of control. He knows this chance with the Wolfpack may be his last so he plans on keeping his head down and staying out of trouble. That plan goes right out the wi ...more
Carolyn Spence
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A girl trying to be bad and a guy trying to be good. They meet and the chemistry is instant. They never realized that they would be seeing each other again. Boy oh boy do they see each other again. Chelsea is inexperienced and always the good girl and Brett has a reputation in the tabloids. What a combination when they get together and they try and keep it a secret. There are insecurities, challenges, and confidence busters and builders in this story and it has a happy ending. i love the re-intr ...more
Samantha
Taking a shot is the first book by Taryn for me. And if she keeps writing this way she will have me as a true follwer. Im a huge hockey fan so when i see hockey romance i get excited. Some do it right and some should never touch.... but this is done oh so right.

The story is interesting. Brett had been traded thanks to some poor personal choices he has made. Now making a home at a new team and everyone is waiting for him to mess up...well its not easy. Chelsea is good at being good. When her lif
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Carrie
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Taking a Shot is a sexy, flirty and fun story—exactly what I would expect from Taryn Leigh Taylor! I loved getting to know Chelsea and Brett. Their chemistry was off the charts but watching them fall in love despite trying not to, tugged at my heart. The path to happily ever after is not without its pitfalls so when I wasn’t panting or laughing, I was attempting to read through misty eyes.

I loved this story and can’t wait for more from this author!

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for
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Jess Lawson
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Taking A Shot by Taryn Leigh Taylor is absolutely amazing. What started out as a one night stand becomes a happily ever after. How is that possible? Out of this world chemistry, Sexual tension that can stroke a fire. Brett and Chelsea are amazing together. These pages will burn your fingers as you are reading them. You can't wait to find out the next place Chelsea is gonna turn into a bad girl and drag Brett to. I absolutely adored this book!
Pam
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a highly entertaining, sexy romantic read. Jake & Chelsea indulge in a hot one night stand after she picks him up in a bar. Their chemistry is hot & intense. Unfortunately, as they discover the next day, their lives are intertwined. Jake is a new player for the Montana Wolfpack hockey team. He has a reputation & is on the verge of no team picking him up anymore. He needs to keep his head down & concentrate. Why can’t he keep his mind off of Chelsea?

Chelsea is the new Eve
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Isha Coleman
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Taking a Shot (Montana Wolfpack) by Taryn Leigh Taylor  
Chelsea's looking to spread her wings. Brett is trying to tone himself down. When the right people meet at the wrong time, there's bound to be chaos. Like finding out your one night stand has a connection to your everyday life that could blow up in a very big way. Taking a Shot jump starts the heart with sex appeal, laughter and happily ever after. A fun way to get your flirt on. 
Debbie
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book earlier today and if this told the time it's 3:30 am because I just had to finish this book! It was that good!! I'm gonna be hungover at work tomorrow well today lol this is Brett and Chelsea book, Brett is a hockey player that just got traded cuz he's been getting in a lot of trouble lately Chelsea is the daughter of Brett new team owner! They have a no names hookup because chelse a coming off a bad breakup and Brett just can't resist her! This book was everything!! It was ...more
Raquel Cortes
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A good girl goes bad for one night. Chelsea London is tired of her boring life. For one night she will unleash the wild girl in her and hook up with a stranger. She finds the perfect prospect in Brett Sillinger. After a night of untamed passion, Brett thinks he'll never see the beautiful stranger who rocked his world. He couldn't be more wrong. Chelsea is his new boss' daughter. The girl means trouble in a good and bad way. And he should definitely stay away from trouble.
Taking A Shot is a must
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Ofelia
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I’ve read by Taryn Leigh Taylor and I just loved this book. Brett might think he is cursed and ruins everything he touches but that soon changes when he meets Chelsea. Chelsea might be a planner and might have a to do list that she always follows but when she meets Brett she realizes that she doesn’t always have to follow a list. Brett and Chelsea are so cute cute together and I am glad even if they started off as a one night stand they still got their HEA. Taking a S ...more
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