The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan – Jenn’s Review


I’ve been a big fan of this series from that start.



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?


I’ve been a big fan of Callihan’s Game On series since the first one hit my kindle, and the love continues with The Hot Shot. I wasn’t sure how quickly I would get sucked into the story as both of the characters were fairly new to me. I’m not sure why I even hesitated. I was in love with Finn and Chess before they even realized they were in love with each other.

I think what I loved most about this story is how their eventual relationship was built on the back of a strong friendship. With Finn’s busy schedule as the QB of an NFL team, a relationship isn’t really his style. But a friendship with Chess? Now that he can do. Chess doesn’t let her brain believe that Finn wants anything thing more than friendship, but it’s hard to stop her mind from going there. She wants the relationship with the guy who doesn’t do relationships. Thankfully, that didn’t turn her into a mopey girl. Instead, you saw how strong and fierce Chess was. She is definitely my favorite Game On female! You knew they were both going to fail at having a strictly platonic friendship when they found themselves thinking about the other when they were apart. Their texting conversations were full of witty, flirtatious banter, and you could just tell their chemistry was something that should not be ignored. When tragedy strikes Chess, they will no longer be able to avoid what’s been bubbling at the surface.

“It’s not going to go away for me.”
“What isn’t?”
“Wanting you.”

The first time they hook up is so hot, be prepared for your panties to melt off. No kidding. I’m pretty sure I broke into a sweat just reading it. But it’s more than their physical connection that had me loving this book. Finn, behind the scenes, was broken and beaten. He kept the smile on to save face, but watching Chess break through that barrier he built was so rewarding. Finn liked to joke he was a caveman, but he really was so sweet, caring and loving. I have pages and pages of highlighted quotes. I just couldn’t get enough of these two

This is a book of moments. It’s a book of  glances, longing, and wanting. It’s a book about two people, who, if just take the chance, could find something life altering. I was engrossed from the first word to the last. This standalone is a must read!


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