Book Review: Her Best Shot

Her Best Shot (Hot & Nerdy #1) 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 mouth-wateringly 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?

Julie's thoughts: Her Best Shot is the first book in a trilogy about three friends on the verge of graduating from college and beginning a new chapter in their lives. This first book is a quick and entertaining read. It isn't full of angst; there is just enough drama to make it interesting. This is a sweet, steamy, fun book.

Phin and Layla fall in love really quickly, so beware, if that isn't your thing. But, I ate it up. I couldn't stop reading, finishing less than 3 hours after I started. Was it a bit unrealistic in places? Sure. Did I care? Nope, not for one second. This was pure enjoyment.

The story is well written, flows well, and has realistic dialogue. The only problem I have with it is that it is too short. Honest, I would expect the price to be around $.99, no more than $1.99 for a story of this length. It is a complete story and didn't feel rushed, but it definitely needs an epilogue. Also, be warned that the last 5% of the book is a preview of the next book.

I recommend this book for anyone in need of a light-hearted, sweet, fun read. Sometimes, you just need a break from reality and heavy story-lines. This is one of those books. I’ll definitely read the other two books in the series.

Nicole's thoughts: This book completely caught me off guard. I adored Phin right from the get-go and Layla is adorable in her kookiness. What captivated me the most is Phin's history and family life. It was exremely original and in a lot of respects, educational. I honestly related to, and agreed with Layla's choices, even the painful ones. This never felt forced or fake to me, it was very organic. It was hot to the core, but also very sweet...much like Phin! My only complain is that I wanted more!

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