April 18, 2017

The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan *REVIEW*

The Hot Shot

by Kristen Callihan

Release Date: April 18, 2017

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First we were friends. Then we were roommates. Now I want more… 

What can I say about Chess Copper? The woman is capable of bringing me to my knees. I know this about five minutes after getting naked for her.

No one is more surprised than me. The prickly photographer my team hired to shoot our annual charity calendar isn’t my usual type. She’s defense to my offense, a challenge at every turn. But when I’m with her, all the regrets and darkness goes away. She makes life fun.

I want to know Chess, be close to her. Which is a bad idea. 

Chess is looking for a relationship. I’ve never given a woman more than one night. But when fate leaves Chess without a home, I step up and offer her mine. We’re roommates now. Friends without benefits. But it’s getting harder to keep our hands off each other. And the longer we live together the more I realize she’s becoming my everything.

Trick is… Now that I’ve made her believe I’m a bad bet, how do I convince her to give this player a true shot at forever?


She makes me grateful for every sunrise. Because I wake up knowing she’s in the world.

What happens when you mix hunky Football players, a friends-to-lovers plot, totally Rad 80’s/90’s movie references, and a super catchy Elvis song all together?

Magic. Pure, romance novel, magic my friends.

The Hot Shot is the fourth installment of author Kristen Callihan’s Game On series and, in my opinion, this series just gets better and better. I gushed about Dex in my review of The Game Plan (book three) and I didn’t think any of the Game On boys could top him, but Manny totally has.

Finn Mannus is the bees knees y’all. He’s ultra charming with a quick wit and a gigantic heart that made me swoon page after page. I was equally as impressed with Chess as I was with Manny.

Chester Copper is hands down my favorite romance novel character name, ever.

(Hold please, while I get all of the Goonies gif’s out of my system now…)


Bless poor Chess and the hilarious-but-awful name her flighty parents gave her. lol

I loved the way Chess took control of the situation with the photo shoot in the beginning of the book. She stood her ground and refused to allow the muscly jocks run over her and handled them like a boss. She especially impressed me with Fin’s photo session. Their witty banter was super fun to read and they kept it up through the entire book. Both of these characters are strong-willed and refuse to bend except for each other and that, to me, makes for an ultra sweet romance.

I give The Hot Shot 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars.

I expected that I’d enjoy this book due to liking the previous books in this series, but I hadn’t expected to LOVE it as much as I did…even though I’m still humming the Goonies theme song as I’m writing this review. LOL


*I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.


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