Title: Hot Shot
(Last Shot #2)
Author: Kelly Jamison
Date of Publication: May 16, 2017
Publisher: Loveswept/Random House
Rating: 5 Stars
A former Navy SEAL and current bad boy bar owner learns to trust a free spirit in this steamy novel of unexpected romance from the bestselling author of Body Shot and the Heller Brothers series.
Marco Solis knows that if he gets too close to people they disappear. His parents were deported back to Mexico when he was fourteen, his fiancée married someone else while he was in the military, and now his business partner’s spending more time with his girl than with Marco. For better or worse, that’s how Marco meets Carrie Garner. She’s legitimately model-hot. She’s also a nut—a wild, artsy, unapproachable nut. So why is Marco so interested in cracking her shell?Although Carrie Garner is a natural in front of the camera, her dream is to make it as a photographer. Soon she’ll be heading to Spain for design school, and she’ll miss her best friend, Hayden, like crazy. She’ll even miss Hayden’s boyfriend, Beck—but she won’t miss Beck’s partner, Marco. Bossy, brooding, and annoyingly sexy, Marco really pushes her buttons, though he obviously wouldn’t mind pushing her buttons in an up-against-the-wall, hard-and-fast kind of way. The craziest part is, if Carrie lets him do that, well . . . she may never want to leave.
See How All The HOT Started!
(Last Shot #1)
Marco Solis and Carrie Garner make the perfect "lonely hearts club of two" in Kelly Jamison's latest addition to her Last Shot series.
This book stands as irrefutable proof that sometimes, "having it all" isn't everything. Because even though Marco is a former Navy SEAL, turned bar owner. (Brooding, dark, good looks and body of a Greek god included.) He can't seem to shake the tragic losses of his past.
In much the same vein...
The equally emotionally encumbered, yet equally fabulous Carrie Garner just can't seem to find her place in her own life. Feeling like an outcast because her free spirit and artistic nature has lead to a life of runways and bright lights. Instead of the more practical business related professions of her family. Carrie has decided that maybe the best thing to do would be accept an opportunity to pursue studies in photography in Spain.
That is of course, after she helps to plan their best friends' wedding.
Enter tall, dark, and broody!
This sweet romance is all about perception. The way that the two main characters perceive each other...to an extent. But more to the point. How happenings and perceptions from their respective pasts, have shaped for better or worse, how they perceive themselves.
This factor, as pivotal as it is to the "light bulb moment" of the read, is also the one facet of said story that is the hardest to reconcile.
The chemistry and sex are stellar. There is nothing that readers will crave more than these two together.
The inclusive slant, with nods to family and belonging add that heartfelt element that rounds this romance out in a very lovely fashion.
Reviewer's Note: This is the second book in a loosely related series. Though reading book one is strongly suggested, it is not necessary.