ARC Review: Long Shot by Hanna Martine

Posted October 8, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Long Shot by Hanna Martine
Long Shot
by Hanna Martine

4 Stars


Released: October 1, 2013
Series: Highland Games #1
Published by Berkley
Pages: 304
Format: ARC


“Ms. Martine is just as good with her fantasy novel as she is with this contemporary novel” ~Under the Covers

Ms. Martine is just as good with her fantasy novel as she is with this contemporary novel. Very different from her Elemental series, Ms. Martine tackles a more realistic story line. Long Shot is a story of second chances after years of growing up battling ambition and relationships.

After several years of being apart, Jen and Leith are brought back together by the Highland games in their home town, Gleann. After their break up in high school, this couple will finally get their chance to say their peace, let go of the past and embrace a future they least expected.

Jen and Leith’s story is very sweet. From the beginning of the book, you know that they loved each other and nothing has changed despite the years they had apart. I love that they both easily accepted what they have become and it made it easy for me to love them as well. Of course it wasn’t hard to love Leith. Heck, the whole town loved and adored him. He was sweet, sexy and he knew exactly what he wanted. I loved that he gets Jen and accepted her…ambitions and all. Jen on the other hand was not my fave. Though she was kind hearted, I thought her ambitions blinded her. I’m not saying Leith was perfect, far from it. But he had no pretenses.  He is what he is and he knew exactly what he wanted.  They did have to battle personal demons from the past and revealing them to each other was probably the key to the rekindling of their love. Though Jen made some decisions that I didn’t quite agree with, she did win my heart at the end.

Long Shot is light read that I highly enjoyed. I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys Jessica Clare, Jennifer Probst, and Victoria Dahl.

*ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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About Hanna Martine

I have loved stories--particularly the romantic kind--since I was very young. I spent a decade working in an office, but I've since dedicated myself to writing. I've traveled to many wonderful places around the world, including the haunted Scottish castle in which I got married. Though I live outside Chicago with my family, my heart will always belong to Australia.

The books listed here on my Goodreads page are ones that have influenced my writing, that have spoken to me in some deep and wonderful way, and that I enthusiastically recommend.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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