Take The Shot (Philadelphia Bulldogs #1)

TAKE THE SHOT                                          DANICA FLYNN


When my husband died, I never thought I would find love again. 

I definitely didn’t think I would find it in the arms of my younger best friend. Why would the hunky hockey player want anything to do with me? I’m a stressed-out writer with a lot of baggage. Any other man would say, “HARD PASS!”

But Noah was the best man I’ve ever known, and if it wasn’t for him, I might not be alive.

But am I ready to put my heart on the line again?


I’ve pined for my best friend for so long, that my teammates issued an ultimatum. 

“Make your move now or one of us will ask her out.”

They are just trying to push me, besides none of those jerks would ever be good enough for her. Makes me wonder if I even stand a chance.

Besides, what would a smart woman like her want with a dumb jock like me?


Dinah is a thirty-year-old widow who lives next door to two hockey players. They both knew her husband who was killed in a car accident. She deals with the loud music and partying from next door. She does this while working at being a writer. She does have a soft spot for Noah who actually saved her life months after she lost her husband when she had a miscarriage while in the stairwell, Noah found her carried her downstairs and took her to the hospital and stayed with her. She felt for him then and as much as she is trying to deal with her feelings.
First, she wants to like Noah but still, she feels that she is too old for him, second, she is still dealing with cheating on her husband. As a reader, I was wanting her to take the time to get with Noah and I was equally confused with Noah. I wanted him to step up and tell her before he did that he wanted to be with her. I got that he was nervous, or even scared because he knew her husband and actually liked him, he thought maybe that his feelings for her would be not helping her. He did fall in love with her though when he was with her in the hospital, seeing how strong she was he found a different person on the inside and his love grew right there in the hospital. When he finally heard from the coach that she had called the team and told them what he had done that had sealed the deal and he finally decided to make his play on the ice and with her. This is when the story becomes different and changes.
I had hoped that the last part of the book would have been part of the beginning for it seemed that the author had found her groove and the whole story from the 75% mark just was so much better, even though they were all the same characters. I like hockey and hockey stories so I was looking forward to reading this book, I was just a little disappointed in the beginning and a little passed the middle. Dinah’s character and the struggle with Noah’s character were both good and her part really helped the book move along. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 3 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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