Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Review: Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder

Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: Septermber 29th, 2014
Synopsis: 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?
What I Thought:

I really like having smart heroines.  There's just something about a brainy/geeky girl that resonates with me.  Plus it helps to see her being appreciated for her mind as well as her body.  I really liked Layla and I liked how she had a good head on her shoulders, for the most part,  Her decision to give into her attraction for Phin seemed a little hasty, but not really out of character.

I'm skeptical when it comes to falling in love with someone in short amount of time.  Granted there are circumstances where it can happen and it can be believable.  I think Phin and Layla were great together.  They had a different backgrounds but I love how they meshed together.  I was hoping for more in depth background into why control was so important for Layla.  

This book flew by fairly quickly.  It seemed like it was over before it began, even though everything was somewhat resolved. This is the first book in a trilogy about friends and I'm hoping to get more questions answered as the series continues.  If not, I'm just hoping to seeing Phin and Layla doing well.  Shannyn Schroeder has great potential and I look forward to seeing what she does.  

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About the Author
Shannyn SchroederShannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.
Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.
After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”
So she did.
That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.
She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.
Shannyn is represented by Frances Black and Jennifer Mishler of Literary Counsel.

* A copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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