Review: The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan

Review: The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan
The Hot Shot

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: April 18, 2017
Series: Game On #4
Pages: 223

“THE HOT SHOT was overall an enjoyable, sweet, laid back and sexy read that put a smile on my face.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m a fan of this series, but it definitely has its ups and downs.  I couldn’t resist the hot cover in this one and a bit more mature feel since this is out of college now.  I liked that about this story and also the fact that the heroine is a photographer and this book basically starts out with them meeting when she had to do a naked photo shoot of the team for a charity calendar.  I’m a sucker for that!

Finn is adorable and sweet and literally my favorite thing about this story!  I loved his character.  He’s gone through some hard things in life and maybe is getting to a point where he may be ready for more than just one night stands.  Meeting Chess came at just the right time, and he doesn’t freak out or fight too much with his need for being with her.  That’s another thing I really liked about him!  And then there’s the fact that there’s great chemistry between Chess and Finn as a couple.  Their easy banter is fun and I also loved how she naturally takes care of him when he needs it.  I thought they were a great pairing.

Where I think this story was missing something was the fact that it fell a bit flat sometimes.  There isn’t a lot of tension or huge obstacles to overcome and in the end for me that made the story predictable and a little boring.  I wasn’t dying to turn the pages and I definitely had no problem putting it down.  I wasn’t expecting to feel like that especially after loving the previous book to pieces.

THE HOT SHOT was overall an enjoyable, sweet, laid back and sexy read that put a smile on my face.  There are still characters I’m dying to see a book about *cough*Londo*cough* and I’m still excited for what’s next in the series.




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About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is a child of the 80’s, which means she's worn neon skirts, black-lace gloves, and combat boots (although never all at once) and can quote John Hughes movies with the best of them. A life long daydreamer, she finally realized that the characters in her head needed a proper home and thus hit the keyboard. She believes that falling in love is one of the headiest experiences a person can have, so naturally she writes romance. Her love of superheroes, action movies, and history led her to write historical paranormals. She lives in the Washington D.C. area and, when not writing, looks after two children, one husband, and a dog — the fish can fend for themselves.


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Kathy Valentine

Great review,sounds like a fun read!! ,shared on all my socials!!

Kathleen Bylsma

Thanks for the review. I’ll be reading this, even if it is a bit slower. Shelved on Goodreads.

Joanna M

Thanks for the honest review. The other two are on my TBR as well so if anything I’ll add this one just to read the entire series.


I haven’t read this series yet,but sounds great 🙂


Seems like it might be a nice, light read…thanks!

Quinn's Book Nook

I’ve been meaning to read this Callihan’s books but haven’t gotten there. I love books without a lot of angst, but I think sometimes it does make things more slow. I think this might actually be a good place for me to start, though.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

Amy R

Thanks for the review, this book is on my wishlist.