Review ♥ The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

April 29, 2017 Angela Friends to Lovers, Reviews, Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance

Review ♥ The Hot Shot by Kristen CallihanThe Hot Shot (Game On, #4) by Kristen Callihan
Series: Game On #4
Published by Self-Published on April 18th 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance
Pages: 337

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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?

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I am in love with a fictional character, and I don’t care who knows. That’s right. Finn from The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan has stolen my heart. You might have heard of him: 6’4”, gorgeous, talented, professional quarterback, sensitive, and witty. Yeah. He’s mine. All mine!!

Chess is a photographer and the kind of total badass I want to be when I grow up. Finn isn’t her type and she isn’t his. Yet despite a rocky beginning, there is an instant connection between them. As the two spend more time together, their friendship grows as does their mutual sense of belonging.

I find friends to lovers stories to be hit or miss. It’s all in the timing. It doesn’t work for me when two people have been platonic best friends forever, but in the span of five minutes are suddenly overcome with the need to rip each other’s clothes off. No. Just, no. Finn and Chess are friends, but they never lie about their mutual attraction. Finn’s flirt game is on point, and the buildup pays off in a big way.

I can’t even narrow it down to one aspect that made me love this story so much. I ate up the banter, the vulnerability, and the delicious sexual tension between Finn and Chess. Finn’s relationship with his teammates is well developed, bringing additional humor and heart to an already entertaining story.

I’ve been a huge fan of the Game On series, so I approached this book with excitement and a bit of hesitance. There’s always the chance that your favorite series will go downhill. Kristen Callihan pulls out all the stops with The Hot Shot and it exceeds my expectations on every level. You can easily enjoy this book without reading any of the other books in the series, but this story makes me want to go back to the beginning and read them all over again.

Recommended for fans of:
Sports romance
Romantic comedy
Friends to lovers


About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan

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.



2 responses to “Review ♥ The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

  1. Fantastic review, Angela! It sounds amazing. I’m a huge fan of friends to lovers so I’m definitely bumping this one up my list. Glad you loved it!

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