Contemporary Romance

Review: Her Best Shot

Her Best Shot
Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder

Dali’s review & rating: 3 of 5 stars

A light, cute, fun and sexy read.

Layla Sharpe is dreading the real world enough to give her panic attacks. But a dream job offer and a spring break getaway with her two bestest friends is enough to cheer any girl. Especially one who is more nerdy than lively. Her excitement though is short-lived when her car leaves her stuck halfway to her friends with sexy con artist whose freedom to go as he please and do as he wants is a sharp contrast to the prospect of having a 9-5 job. Can she convince him to take her on his adventurous life?

For the past few years, Phin Marks has lead a nomad life relying on his pool knowledge to plan to settle down and begin his life. When the sassy geek accepts his offer to stay at his place while her car is repaired he only assumed they’d have a few days of fun. But the longer he spends his time with her the more natural and deeper their connection becomes. Knowing he doesn’t have anything to offer her and that she has her future planned out, can he to let her go or will he convince her to take a chance on them?

This was a fun and enjoyable novella with two very likeable main characters. Phin’s bad boyish persona is a good compliment to Layla’s nerdyness. Their back and forth flintiness and chemistry feels natural and made me want to root for them despite the short time they spend together.

Although I was disappointed in Layla for not facing her fears and future head on and especially by Phin’s way of handling this, I did like that it made her confront herself and not waste away her education. And I really liked how Phin fought for them.

I think that due to its light nature and length the character development was also light with a somewhat rushed ending. But the easy flow of this first book and the peek I got from Layla’s best friends made me curious to read their stories as well.

Her Best Show is book #1 in the Hot and Nerdy trilogy by Shannyn Shroeder. It is told from the heroine’s point of view and has a happy ending. So if you’re looking for a short and hot new adult romance this a novella for you.

3.5 nerdy stars

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* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via Tasty Book Tours PR. The excerpts are from that copy. *

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