Taking a Shot (Portland Storm)

No matter what happened, I would have this to hold on to.

Catherine Gayle
Taking a Shot


8/18/2020: Updated review from Portland Storm: The First Period (box set of Books 1, 2, 2.5, & 3) on Audible.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Rising hockey star Jamie Babcock is ready to take the most important shot of his life—and this time, it’s not on the ice. Dating his teammate’s daughter might be riskier than going head to head with one of the Portland Storm’s rivals. But time is running out—it’s now or never.

High school senior Katie Weber knows all too well the woes of adolescence, but throw in a leukemia diagnosis, and her life just got a lot more complicated. With prom looming and a shiny bald head to contend with, Katie might sit at home on the most important night of her potentially very short life. Unless Jamie Babcock, her ultimate crush, finally makes the move she’s been praying for. But that’s not the only miracle she needs.

Now Jamie must show Katie just how important she is and how hard she must fight.

Before it’s too late…

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is a sweet novella giving us more insight into Jamie & Katie as they attend her senior prom. As Katie is still in high school, the steam is no more than a kiss. Also, Jamie & Katie’s story continues throughout the the other books and they don’t get their HEA until book 7, Dropping The Gloves.

Angel Clark’s narration improves in this book. I appreciate that she uses a slightly different register based on the POV of the chapter. This novella is very emotional and Clark handles that well.

Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Katie has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment which results in illness and hair loss. It’s a major part of the book.

My Favorite Quotes

At least for this one moment in time, she was my princess. – Taking a Shot by @Catherine_Gayle #Audiobook narrated by Angel Clark. #SportsRomance #Hockey #Novella #SweetRomance

No matter what happened, I would have this to hold on to. – Taking a Shot by @Catherine_Gayle #Audiobook narrated by Angel Clark. #SportsRomance #Hockey #Novella #SweetRomance

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