REVIEW: The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

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“I said I wouldn’t push you, and I meant it. But one day, Chess, you’re going to feel safe enough to let go. And I’m going to be there to catch you when you fall.”

Back of the book blurb:


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?


Chase’s thoughts:



Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Pages: 337

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My rating:



            I was so fucking stoked when I realized Kristen Callihan had a new Game On book coming out! The Game On series is one of my absolute favorites. Kristen’s writing is… beautiful. She takes romance and spins it into a sophisticated, fun, and sexy experience. And The Hot Shot does not disappoint! Filled with Kristen’s signature wit, phenomenal love, and angst-filled drama, The Hot Shot is so satisfying you might need a cigarette once you’re done.

“Love with your heart, not your head. Think about things too much and it all turns to shit.”

            Like I said, The Hot Shot is an incredible addition to the Game On series. I absolutely adore sports romance novels. And Kristen Callihan is the queen of sports romance novels.

            I really, really enjoyed Chess. One of my favorite contrasts is the sarcastic, edgy girl and the Golden Boy. I guess I like the notion that opposites do attract. I love that storyline. It’s so cute and sexy and ugh, just so amazing.

            Anyway, back to Chess. Again, she’s sarcastic, witty, self-confident, and a complete and utter badass. I love how strong Chess is in her own abilities and wants and desires. It was incredible that right from the beginning, Chess didn’t take any of Finn’s shit, even though he’s the quarterback and also, really fucking gorgeous. Ugh, yes. I love when girls don’t take guys’ shit.

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

            Finn is also incredible. Drew is still my favorite out of all four novels, but Finn is very close. I like that he did most of the chasing, without even really knowing it. One day, they were just in each other’s lives. It was so cute.

            The sex, though! I was fanning myself, oh my god. Drew is pure sex and Chess is a goddess. They are so good together. Their chemistry is out of this world. It’s so rare to find a book where you actually feel like the couple is real. It’s always fantastic to have a book be so vibrant in your mind that when you finish it, you have to question yourself whether it actually happened or if it was just a book. And that’s what happened with The Hot Shot.

“Finn is my happy. But he can’t be the only source. I’ll drown that way.”

            Of course, what is a romance novel without some angst? The unsureness, the selflessness, the scariness, the vulnerability. I LIVE FOR IT ALL. And it breaks my heart, but it was so damn good. I love feeling that with Chess and Finn. It was fantastic.

            Basically, The Hot Shot is amazing. Please buy it. Thanks!

Happy Reading!
Love,
The Wandereader


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