REVIEW – THE HOT SHOT (Game On #4) by 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?

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Falling For Finn Stars!

Finn Mannus aka Manny is a gorgeous pro football player in New Orleans. As an NFL quarterback, he lives his life in the public eye. He’s a bachelor known for playing the field & he never gives a woman more than a one night stand. His career is his top priority & very demanding. He doesn’t have time for relationships.

Chester Copper aka Chess is a design major who has been working as a photographer. She’s been hired to shoot an annual charity calendar for the local NFL team. She usually keeps her cool & is totally professional, but she’s having trouble around Finn Mannus. Finn is an extremely hot, almost pretty football player. He’s cover model beautiful & is an absolute perfect specimen. She usually isn’t affected this way, but he has her flustered. Then he opens his mouth & acts like an entitled, arrogant jerk.

Finn’s team’s marketing director has asked him & his guys to pose for a calendar for charity. They soon learn it’s to be shot in the nude. Finn is pissed & extremely uncomfortable. Something about the photographer is getting under his skin & making him feel vulnerable and exposed. She’s feisty, and not his usual type, but for some reason, he can’t explain everything about her just does it for him. He’s so turned on around her & having a hard time pretending she doesn’t effect him.

This unlikely pair become more comfortable together & begin running into one another all over town. Soon a friendship forms & they really enjoy each other’s company. Their chemistry is undeniable, but Finn isn’t the settling down kind, and Chess is looking for something more long term than a hook-up. Even though they have this intense attraction, they decide to just be friends. Finn feels this need to be close to her and wants to know her better. Suddenly Chess finds herself homeless & Finn becomes her roommate. Friends turn to lovers, and they both want more. Finn is crazy about her, & soon wants to be hers in every way.

-“I want to know you, Chess Copper. I don’t know why. I just do.”

-I want Chess. I’ve wanted her since the beginning.

-“Oh, fuck, Chester Copper, I’m so gone on you. There’s no coming back from it.

Before he realizes what’s hit him, Chess has become everything to Finn. She’s become essential to his happiness & a permanent fixture in his life. He can’t imagine not being with her. Chess is falling hard for Finn & it scares her to death. They can’t keep their hands off each other & are insatiable. Every time he touches her he takes her breath away with his beautiful heart and the way he looks at her.

This was such a fabulous book! I’ve read this whole series & loved them all, but Manny is my #1. This man totally does it for me with his delicious body & the way he loves. Get ready to fall in love with Finn. :))

-“I don’t think you realize how irresistible you are, Finnegan.”

-Nothing compares to kissing Finn Mannus. It is glorious, delicious. Perfect.

-Finn was made to be worshiped. And he is mine.



*****Patty’s Review*****

{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I did not know what true joy was until Finn. Every emotion I’m capable of having amps up with him. I feel. I live. I breathe. The world is more real when he is there.




I say this every time I read a book by Kristen Callihan – she is one of my most favorite authors out there right now. Her GAME ON and VIP series are truly phenomenal! She creates the most charismatic and swoony Heroes that make me wish so darn hard that I could just live out the rest of my life within the pages of her books. This series is one of the best in the sports romance genre, and that is no exaggeration. Up until now, Gray Grayson has been my most beloved hero in this series but now he’s going to have to share that #1 ranking with Finn Mannus.

It is almost impossible not to fall completely in love with Finn Mannus, NFL Quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. Even the way he is first introduced in the book is one of the most memorable scenes ever. Chess Copper is a photographer whose latest assignment is to photograph the pro football players of New Orleans for a calendar to raise money for charity. They will all be posing in the NUDE! Chess and Finn start off on the wrong foot at first but during their photo shoot, Chess sees a vulnerability to Finn that has her thinking that she just may have judged him unfairly. There also is no denying the sexual tension that quickly builds between them. At first glance, they both seem like polar opposites. Finn is the all-American, gorgeous football player and Chess appears to be goth with her outward appearance and snarky attitude.

At first, this seemed like an “opposites attract” romance but when Chess and Finn strike up a friendship and the bond that they share becomes pretty intense, it is clear that they have quite a bit in common. There is no denying that they’re perfect for each other. Finn has been living the bachelor life and has had countless hook-ups. No one has ever touched his heart until Chess. Chess also has never been in a serious relationship with a man. Guys usually don’t make it past the first date with her.

The two agree to keep things platonic between them because Chess is not looking to be one of Finn’s many conquests and deep down Finn doesn’t know if he has it in him to commit fully to anyone. There are moments when we get to see that Finn isn’t entirely happy living the single life and that he envies some of his married teammates who don’t have to go home to an empty house. Finn seems to be missing something in his life and Chess quickly and easily fills that void, and he is doing the same for her. When an electrical fire destroys Chess’ loft, leaving her homeless, Finn quickly comes to her rescue and moves her in with him. Their lives only become deeper entwined and the lines between friendship and something more are beyond blurred. But the fear of the unknown have a crippling effect on both Finn and Chess, and it just may be what ends up tearing these two apart.

I don’t think there is anyone out there who hasn’t read any of the Game On books yet and those of you who have been fans of this series are going to 100% fall in love with this one!! I predict that there will be a lot of cat fights over who Finn Mannus belongs to.

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