BOOK REVIEW — The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

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?

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Swoony footballer alert! Wow okay this book was so great! And seeing as though it’s the first book I’ve read from this author (this is book 4 in the series of standalones), I loved it! It’s a sexy, slow-burning friends to lovers romance about a sexy footballer and a strong, feisty photographer. After the heroine loses everything in a house fire, they move in together and begin trying to navigate their way around this friendship that feels as though it’s becoming a lot more than just that. And then a weekend away pretending to be boyfriend/girlfriend made for some amazing tension and crazy sparks.

“She isn’t the sweetly pretty or stunning beautiful kind of woman I usually spend time with. She’s severe, elegant. It would be easy for me to say she isn’t my type. But I’m fairly certain that goes both ways. And I’m beginning to think my “type” has just changed.”

They are absolute complete and polar opposites, yet so incredibly perfect for one another. The authors writing style is elegant, easily read and the story is really well done. I’m a sucker for a good sports romance, and this was the perfect kind with not a lot of angst, but just enough to keep me turning pages until I was done. It was a really fun read and I fell in love with all the awesome side characters too! The others in the football team also have books, so I’m looking forward to reading all their stories also.

The banter and chemistry is awesome. Both of those elements in this story really fit well together. The two characters balanced each other out and made getting to know them, fun. Their romantic build-up was great.

“Finn, what am I going to do with you?” His smile is an easy glide, but his eyes hold mine a beat too long. “Keep me. I’m pretty sure I’m good for no one else.”

This is definitely one of those light hearted, fun, sexy, weekend reads that I promise will leave you smiling. It’s the 4th book in a series of standalone, and I’ll tell you now that I will be getting to every single one of those bad boys ASAP.

4.5 stars!

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note: For those of you who have read ‘The Game Plan’, this book is written on the same time line. So, Dex and Fiona’s story is playing out at the same time.

Game On series
(interconnecting standalones – don’t need to read in order)

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

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