Monday, 15 September 2014
Review: Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder
With college graduation looming, three childhood friends vow to make spring break their last blast of pure fun. But at least one of them didn’t count on such incredible heat…
Layla Sharpe is definitely more math ninja than bikini babe, and her future has been calculated with razor precision. Convinced to let loose over spring break, Layla is finally ready to party—until her car breaks down halfway to her destination, leaving her stranded in Georgia with a mouthwateringly hot pool shark. She knows more than enough about angles to learn the game, but this week she wants him to appreciate her curves…
Phin Marks has never met a girl like Layla. She’s more Star Wars geek than seductress, and when he offers her a place to stay while her car is in the shop, he’s counting on the attraction between them to set the nights ablaze, no strings attached. But every moment he spends with Layla makes it harder to let her go. Can he persuade her to gamble in the most dangerous way possible…on forever?
ebook, 130 pages
Expected publication: September 29th by eKensingtion
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher eKensington via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is September 29th 2014.
This was a short read with only 130 pages in which to put a steamy plot in to play. For those who are looking for a sexy bedroom read with a little bit of plot and no time commitment this would be an ideal read.
I think the focus of this story is the physical chemistry and subsequent succumbing to the attraction. With very little lead up to the bedroom scenes this story is not meant for anything deeper than pure entertainment. Luckily this is as advertised and therefore expectations are set from the get go.
I only have two minor complaints about the story. The first is superficial. I could not associate Phin with the dream boat he was supposed to be due to the fact that he had long hair. It may just be a personal preference but I associate men with long hair with the 1990's and that era is behind us. Very few men can pull the look off and therefore I had difficulty visualizing him. The second was the ending. It seemed to come very quickly for me and I was left thinking...oh, its over.
On the positive end I like the fact that for the most part Layla was a strong female character. She went after what she wanted and she was not a pushover. It is not the typical behavior of someone who is supposed to be a "nerd". The chemistry worked between Layla and Phin and the fact that Phin was an ex gypsy added an original element.
If you are looking for a sexy read with no commitment then this is the story for you.
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