The Hot Shot Book Review *Kristen Callihan*

May 3, 2017 by

The Hot Shot Book Review *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?



The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan is a fun contemporary romance with a real sweetheart of a hero, who will make you swoon not only because he’s a sexy famous football quarterback, but because he’s a gentleman when it concerns the heroine, a photographer. The heroine at first appears to have a major chip on her shoulder, especially regarding the hero, who she thinks is a pretty boy. But since the hero has his flirt game on, and sweet talks the heroine into being friends with him, even though he wants her, and she knows it, this romance shines. We have a main couple who start out as friends, even though they have a crazy attraction for one another. It helps them bond in a way they wouldn’t if they just jumped in the sack right off the bat.

Chester “Chess” Copper with the strange first name, which is explained, is an independent woman who has made a name for herself as a professional photographer. Her home base is New Orleans, a city she adores. She’s roped in to doing a photoshoot for charity calendar with one of the hottest footballs teams around. That’s where she meets Finn, quarterback extraordinaire and major hottie. These two do not get along at all mainly because Chess has some preconceived notions about Finn based on his looks and his career. Finn think this hipster chick is too much, but after the shoot, they come in contact again. Finn wants to prove Chess wrong. He takes her out on a date that’s not really a date and tells her he wants to be friends even though he’s very attracted to her. He breaks down her defenses and they do become friends. But then there is a bad fire at Chess’s apartment, and Finn offers her a place to stay- his apartment. She accepts, and that’s where things begin to change in surprising ways for each other.

The Hot Shot is a friends turned lovers romance that was a great read. Finn is such a cutie who is a self acknowledge player on and off the field. But when he realizes Chess is THE ONE, his dedication toward her is all consuming. Even though they are just friends, he thinks of her as his girl, even though she may never give him more than just friends. Kristen has a great way of writing engaging characters, which is the case of Finn and Chess. Regardless of their difference and personalities, they mesh so well. Even when a case of miscommunication pops up in the form of a former one night stand of Finn’s, they confront the issue, making their relationship even stronger.

The Hot Shot is one of the best contemporary/sports romances I’ve read so far this year. The love scene are smoldering, and the love that builds between Finn and Chess is amazing. A must read for 2017. ($4.99, Self-Published)

Final Grade: B+


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