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~Review~The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan~

 

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The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan

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I absolutely love this series.

I mean, it has a hot football player, a feisty heroine, and a “friends to lovers” trope…what’s not to love?? Kristen Callihan is definitely one of my favorite M/F authors.

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I was in love with the two main characters, from the moment they meet, at a photo shoot for a naked calendar!

Finn is the quarterback and even though he loves his “job” and the attention that comes with it…being photographed while naked is not really his thing. These feelings only get worse when he meets the photographer…a feisty little lady with a weirdness name.

So what is a man to do…Right…be a cocky asshole.

“Let me guess, …You’re obsessed with finally finding One-Eyed Willie.”

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Good thing that Chess (Chester Copper) has dealt with cocky assholes before and she is not intimidated by the hot quarterback.

“Make all the dick jokes you want. They won’t save you.”

She is attracted to him though, which throws her off her game a bit because, for one, he isn’t her normal type and for two…

…she is a professional for god’s sake! 😀

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Finn feels the exact same way about Chess. But Finn doesn’t date and Chess is not interested in a hook-up. He doesn’t want to say goodbye to her though, they are so good together and she makes him feel at peace. So he proposes to be friends, which is what they become…

The best of friends…friends that lusting after one another. 😛

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I loved the two of them together. Their banter was so funny, but it was also sweet to see how much they cared about each other.They can’t contain their lusty feelings for too long though…

…and something that started as a great friendship soon becomes so much more.

“You’re my girl and I’m your guy. Fate knows it. Now get with the program” 😀

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These two were absolutely perfect together.

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“Whatever we choose, we’ll do it together. As long as we’re together Chess.”

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~Review~A Mended Man (The Men of Halfway House #4) by Jaime Reese~

 

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A Mended Man (The Men of Halfway House #4) by Jaime Reese

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This is book number four in this series and I loved ❤ ever single one of them !!

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This time it’s Jessie and Aiden’s turn…and I’ve been waiting for their story anxiously. 😀

                              

Jessie was Hunter’s assistant (book 2) and Aiden the grouchy detective is Hunters best friend and Ty’s brother (book 3)


These two have been sniffing around each other for ages, so the time has finally come for them to get together.
The hardest part for me to read in this book was the reason they finally do come together. There is a major tragedy that happens and I was balling my eyes out within the first pages !!

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Jessie was such a strong and sweet character, my heart broke for him on more than one occasion, but he really earned my respect with his strength and positivity !!

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Aiden was a harder nut to crack. He was Jessie’s rock, but he has his own demons to fight and Aiden’s demons won’t give up so easily. Even though Aiden is Mr. tough detective, Jessie is the real hero in this book to me.

He never gave up on Aiden and his love for the man was admirable !!

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I really enjoyed this book, but I have to agree with my friend Susan on this one. I think Jessie’s tragedy and suffering was a bit brushed over. It seemed like he got the short end of the stick on this one. Everything is mostly about Aiden and his struggles. What happened to him was awful, but I just didn’t understand why he wouldn’t talk to Jessie. Jessie bared his freaking soul to him and I just wanted Aiden to wake up and smell the coffee !!

I really loved this one, but I would have loved to read more about Jessie and what he was going through.

Now this book deals with some heavy topics, such as (sexual) abuse, torture, and violence, but it also has a lot of love and fun times. I loved Jessie’s obsession with balls !!!! The steam level in this one is a bit lower than in the previous one, but that is to be expected. 

There was still some hotness though….don’t worry. 😛

I will leave my review with an Aidenism.  😀

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Now I will stay and wait (im)patiently for book 5!  😉 😀

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~Review~A Restored Man (The Men of Halfway House#3) by Jaime Reese~

 

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A Restored Man (The Men of Halfway House #3) by Jaime Reese

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Wow…I absolutely loved this one!!! ❤ 

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So we’ve met Cole in book 2 and I loved him ever since.

He’s awesome funny and I love his food in mouth syndrome.

I admit…I have a little Cole crush going on. 😀

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Cole’s in the Halfway House because he stole a car (he stole much more than one, but he only got caught for one). He did 2 years in jail.

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If you’ve read book 2 then you know, Hunter gave him a car. But he has to earn it. He has to stay out of trouble, find a job and so on. He really wants that car…so he’s gonna need a job. Aiden (also from book 2) helps him with that. His brother owns a very big garage and he can use some help.

That’s when he meets Ty…Ty is Aiden’s brother and he has some serious problems. He’s suffering physically and mentally.

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But who can be dark and broody when Cole is around. No one I tell you !!!

Ty was very sweet and adorable (in a manly way of course)


Now this one has some drama/angst, but not a lot and not between the MC’s. They were really good for each other. I’m not gonna say much more, you’ll just have to read it. I would advise to at least read book 2, because of all the recurring characters.

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I just have one thing that bothered me a bit…This one does not have a whole lot of steam and what’s there is over in the blink of an eye. The sex is definitely not very detailed. I’m a bit disappointed about that. It’s a very nice and slow build, there was tons of sexual tension…so I wanted an explosion and I wanted details about that explosion. I didn’t get it. 😦

Don’t get me wrong, there was sex…I just…needed a bit more after all that build up.

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I can’t wait for the next book about Jessie and Aiden. 😀

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