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26+ quotes from Taking Shots by Toni Aleo

Quotes from Taking Shots

Toni Aleo ·  345 pages

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“Whoever thought up the phrase ‘Absence makes the heart grow founder’ was an idiot.
Absence makes a bitch go crazy.
-Elli, While Shea is Away”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“I was trying to get over you! And it didn’t work. I was meant to walk on this earth with only you, I was meant to give only you every piece of me. I don’t want anyone but you. I love you.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“That’s not what drew me to you, it was your eyes…and your ass.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Don’t ever leave me again. Love only me, for the rest of our lives. Move into our house, make love to me every night, and make babies with me, Elli. Please, because being with you made me a better man, and I could never love anyone the way I love you. So please, marry me.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Elli couldn’t help it, she had to. She smiled before saying, “Nothing much, but Shea?”
“Yeah?” he asked wearily as she smirked up at him.
“I’ll never break your heart. I’ll never make you cry,” she continued to sing the chorus of the well known Backstreet Boys song as Shea turned beet red with embarrassment.
“Grace, I swear I’m going to kill you!” Shea yelled.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“It was hard to hear him, but she turned around, and when she faced him again he was smiling broadly. He pulled his glove off and held up three fingers, then kissed his palm and pressed it to the glass. She pressed her hand against his, and said, “Good luck.”
Shea skated off with a nod.
“Oh. My. God. Y’all disgust me. That was straight out of some sappy love story,” Harper complained.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Jeez! I thought you said you were just gonna set up the tree? It looks like Santa shit Christmas in here!”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Say it again.”
She giggled before she said, “I love you.”
“Oh, baby, I love you. More than you’ll ever know.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Elli, don’t cry!”
“I’m sorry,” she said, sniffing as she tried to stop crying, “You’re like a dream, Shea, no one does that anymore.”
“Sure they do, come here.”
She went into his arms willingly, rubbing her nose against his shirt, taking in his heavenly scent.
“I meant every word, Elli. You’re amazing.”
How in the world did she get so lucky?
And why couldn’t she believe him?”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“I think you are beautiful,” he kissed her again, before pulling back to look deep in her eyes, “I love every imperfection on you, because they make you perfect, Elli.” He kissed her nose as her eyes went wide, and tears rushed to her eyes. “You’re perfect to me.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“I was meant to walk on this earth with only you. I was meant to give only you every piece of me. I don’t want anyone but you. I love you. I had this whole speech, baby. I did, but as I’m looking into your beautiful green eyes, I can’t think of anything but the fact that I love you.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“When I introduced you to Mary Ann, I wanted to call you my girlfriend, Elli,” he looked up at her to see her eyes were wide, “I’ve never had a girlfriend, so I’m not sure if I’ll do the boyfriend/girlfriend thing right, but the thought of you being with someone else, or me with someone else, actually hurts my gut, so I guess what I’m trying to say is,” he took a deep breath, this was huge, and he thought he sounded stupid but with the way her eyes were glazing over, maybe he was doing this right. “I was wondering if you wanted to be my girlfriend.” She smiled at him lovingly, cupping his face in her hands.
“Are you sure? I’m kinda crazy.” He laughed, kissing her palm.
“I’m sure.”
“Then, yes, Shea, I would love to be your girlfriend.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“He loved her giggle, her smile, shit, her everything.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“What do you want me to say, Elli, I’m sorry? I’m sorry for feeling the way I do? Sorry for wanting to be with you every fucking moment of the day, for wanting only you? I mean what would you want? For me to be a fucking douche, cheating on you, not telling you I actually feel something for you? I mean for the love of God, Elli, what do you want from this? Is this relationship actually going somewhere?” -Shea Adler”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“couldn’t control herself. She had always dreamed of hitting Victoria, and the feeling of her hand connecting to Victoria’s face was so damn fulfilling that Elli wanted to do it again.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“I’ve never had this problem, but that damn Russian brought his big ole penis into bed with me and now no other man even measures up!”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“I thought you went out with the guys,” Shea said, scrolling down his list.
“Nah, thought you needed to talk.” Shea looked up, confused.
“Huh?”
“You know, talk, where your mouth moves and words come out.”
“Shut up, asshole, I know what talking is. I just don’t know why I need to talk.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Elli."
"Shea," she gasped as he bit softly.
"Show me your undies." Elli broke out in a fit of giggles as Shea smiled against her neck.
"No way."
"What if a get a goal just for you-then can I see your undies?"
"Do they have to be on me?" she asked, playing along. There was no way in hell he would see her in her undies.
"Yes, they do."
"Hmm...no."
"Come on, two goals."
"No."
"Three."
"Okay. Three, and y'all gotta win."
"Deal. Now kiss me."
"That I will do," she said with a grin as she leaned up on her tippy toes to kiss him deeply.
It was probably the first time Elanor Fisher hoped Shea didn't score.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Are you nervous about meeting them?"
"No, not at all."
"Have you ever met parents?"
"No."
"Oh. Well, good luck with that.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Auntie Elli, why are you open-mouth kissing Big Daddy Adler?"
*Well, shit*”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“He gave her one last kiss before walking toward his truck. She watched his beautiful sculpted ass in his fitted jeans and suppressed a groan. She had never felt the urge to rip a man's clothes off, but ripping Shea Adler's jeans off would be a magical experience if she ever got the balls and confidence to do it.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Hey."
"Where the hell are you?"
"We're running late."
"I mean, Jesus, can't you guys wait until tonight?"
"For your information, we weren't having sex. We did that earlier, in her office."
She let out a disgusted cry.
"Wonderful. Now if I'm ever in her office, that's what I'll imagine.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Whoever thought up the phrase ‘Absence makes the heart grow founder’ was an idiot. Absence makes a bitch go crazy.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“When they pulled into the spot beside her car, Victoria got out as Shea hid the ring under his seat, before locking the doors.”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“It looks like Santa shit Christmas in here!”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


“Didn’t she understand? He didn’t want that starfish freak! He wanted her!”
― Toni Aleo, quote from Taking Shots


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Toni Aleo
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