Taking a Shot

Taking a Shot

by Catherine Gayle
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Taking a Shot 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
This is the book/novella I have been waiting for!  This is the story of Jamie/Babs and Katie, two of the characters that I fell in love with in the second book, On the Fly.  I love these books for so many reasons... hockey, romance, and real issues and emotions.  This one is no different. Even as short as it might be, there is so much emotion packed into it.  Katie's story alone is heart wrenchingly poignant and cry-worthy.  Jamie is everything I could ever want in a Book Boyfriend.  He is kind and caring and completely grounded in the important things.   I absolutely love this storyline and I am thrilled that they will be back in April 2015 in Dropping Gloves, Book #7 in this great series! Things to love...    --The intense emotional pull of the story    --Babs... he is NOT what the stereotype of NHL players may be. Things I wanted more/less of...    --Babs and Katie!! My Recommendation:  This is technically Book #2.5, but it can really be read any time after On the Fly and before Double Major.  It is a fantastic addition to the story!
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NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and these characters!
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
I originally read this book as part of the Seduced by the Game anthology and I couldn't have loved it more. We have all been waiting patiently (or maybe not!) for our chance to read Katie Weber and Jamie (Babs) Babcock's story and while we still have to wait for their full length book, this novella was the best teaser we could have hoped for. Unfortunately Katie has been battling leukemia and she has just gone through one of the toughest realities of her treatment, the loss of her hair. It's almost time for prom and she is convinced there is no way anyone is going to want to be seen at the dance with the girl with no hair and part of the reason of her thoughts is the fact that her friends deserted her as soon as the word "cancer" was uttered. She's had a crush on Babs for years, but she knows that even considering asking him to take her would send her Dad, one of Babs teammates, over the edge. The thing is, Katie isn't alone in her crush, Babs has been crushing on her just as badly. He knows as well as she does that his teammate would have a coronary if he were to ask his daughter to prom, but he also doesn't want to be that guy who doesn't make a move should the unthinkable happen to Katie. Babs sets out to make Katie realize what she has to live for and he hopes that he can be part of that future and that starts with the most important dance of a high schooler's life her father's feelings notwithstanding. This is by far one of my favorite books in the Portland Storm series and not for the reason you might think. I LOVE Babs, don't get me wrong, but what I loved more was how a young girl who was struggling with her mortality as well as dealing with being in high school was empowered by her experiences in this book. Kudos once again to Catherine Gayle for keeping it real!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG amazing and recommend to get some tissue is warm, heart breaking and you are going to want more...
Lleggs More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story, real, likeable characters. Just wish this was a full-length book, it was over far too soon. Loved it!