Body Shot: A Last Shot Novel

Body Shot: A Last Shot Novel

by Kelly Jamieson
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Body Shot: A Last Shot Novel by Kelly Jamieson

The bestselling author of the Heller Brothers series stirs up a tempting cocktail of fun and seduction as a sexy SEAL-turned-bartender treats a buttoned-up scientist to a wild weekend . . . and a change of heart.

Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.

Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.

Kelly Jamieson’s intoxicating Last Shot novels can be read together or separately:
BODY SHOT | HOT SHOT | LONG SHOT
 
“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me. A sexy, sultry, page-turning read.”New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips, on Body Shot
 
“Kelly Jamieson’s books are always pure pleasure to read. I fell for both characters from the very beginning.”New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne, on Hot Shot
 
Don’t miss any of Kelly’s alluring reads:
The Aces Hockey series: MAJOR MISCONDUCT | OFF LIMITS | ICING | TOP SHELF | BACK CHECK | SLAP SHOT
The Bayard Hockey series: SHUT OUT | CROSS CHECK
The standalone novel: DANCING IN THE RAIN

Praise for Body Shot

Body Shot has a heartfelt and intriguing hero with a great storyline and steamy, page-turning scenes.”New York Times bestselling author S. L. Scott

“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me. A sexy, sultry, page-turning read.”New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips

Body Shot is the perfect contemporary romance—snappy, seriously sexy, and surprisingly sweet. Jamieson’s heroes are the hottest in the genre.”USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne

“This book sizzles on every page, definitely the hottest book I’ve read all year!”—Christi Barth, author of Risking It All

Body Shot should appeal to fans who like some spicy sensuality and sizzle in their contemporary romance.”—Babbling About Books, and More!

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399594410
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Series: Last Shot , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 263
Sales rank: 8,316
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson is the author of more than forty contemporary romance novels. She writes the kind of books she loves to read—sexy romance with heat, humor, and emotion. She likes coffee (black), wine (mostly white), and shoes (high!). She also loves watching hockey.

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Chapter 1

“We need to have more fun.”

Hayden peered at her friend Carrie through bleary, work-tired eyes. Sun flooded in the big windows of the restaurant on Miramar Road in San Diego where they’d met for lunch, gleaming off stainless steel tables and chairs and dark wood floors, another gorgeous day in Southern California. “I have lots of fun.”

“Phht.” Carrie eyed her. “You really look like it.”

Hayden smoothed her ponytail back. “The last couple of weeks have been a little stressful.”

“I know. But you work way too much.”

“My work is fun.”

Carrie snorted. “You spend half your life in a lab looking through a microscope and the other half in your office.”

Her face softened. “I know you love your work, Hayden, and you’re amazing at what you do, but seriously, I’m worried about you.”

“Ha. I knew this was really about me.” Hayden sighed and rubbed her eyes. “You sound just like Aunt Gina and Uncle Colin. They keep telling me I need to get out more. Before Aunt Gina had her fall, they were trying to fix me up with some guy—a friend’s son or grandson, or something.”

“Do it! You do need to get out more.”

“I’m not going on a date with a man I don’t even know.” Hayden shuddered. “Can you imagine anything more excruciating? Trying to make small talk and be on your best behavior to impress someone?”

“That’s what a date is, yes,” Carrie said dryly. “I can imagine because I’ve done it occasionally.”

Hayden grinned. “You go out all the time. Which proves my point—when you said we need to have more fun, you meant I need to have more fun.”

“Okay, true.” Carrie shrugged. “Look, I know you better than anyone, and I like my quiet alone time too. But it’s not healthy for anyone to work so much.”

“You work a lot too. And when you’re not working, you’re out taking pictures.”

“That’s my passion, like you have yours. I have to be ‘on’ all the time when I’m in front of the camera, and it’s exhausting. So taking pictures is my relaxation. I just think you need some time away from the lab, some time just for yourself, to have fun.”

“I’m too tired to argue with you.” Yes, fourteen-hour days, seven days a week were taking their toll. She’d been working so hard on the proposal for this large funding grant that would finance the important research they did. It was a lengthy process she’d been toiling on for some time. The granting agency wanted information not only about her background but also about the background of her research team, their facilities, the equipment they needed, the time involved, and the overall potential of their scientific outcome. Plus, she’d been looking after her aunt and uncle. “But I’m not going out on dates.” She was serious, introverted, passionate about science and health and her business, and most men in her experience weren’t interested in proteomics, metabolomics, and signaling pathways.

“Fine, then at least come out with me a little more often. We can go out just the two of us and have some fun. Honestly, Hayden . . . I miss you.”

Carrie batted her big gray-blue eyes at Hayden and smiled wistfully.

“You’re good.” Hayden pursed her lips. “Although I know how well you can act, you’re tugging at my heartstrings.”

“At least you admit you have a heart.”

“Of course I have a heart.” Hayden frowned. There weren’t many people she let herself care about in her life, but Carrie was definitely one of them. She loved her aunt and uncle, who had looked after her when her parents died, and she cared about the people who worked for her—in a businesslike, practical kind of way—but she did love Carrie.

They’d been best friends since middle school, the two misfits in their grade—Hayden, with her nose always buried in a book or busy trying to clone a cat, Carrie taller than everyone including the boys, skinny and gangly with heavy-duty braces on her teeth. They’d both been objects of ridicule and rejection—awkward, definitely not into sports, and smarter than most of their classmates. Neither of them had been interested in boys (actually, it would be more truthful to say they wouldn’t admit to being interested in boys, which made the boys’ utter lack of interest in them less humiliating), parties, gel manicures, the latest fashions, or complicated hairstyles. They’d bonded over thrift store clothes, Harry Potter, and volunteering at an animal shelter.

Ironically, Carrie had been spotted by a scout for the Swank Modeling agency at age sixteen and now pretty much had to be interested in manicures and hairstyles and the latest fashions. Even so, when she wasn’t working, she dressed in her own eclectic style and seldom wore makeup.

And Hayden had left the job she’d gotten right out of college to start her own business. She’d believed in what she was doing when others had been skeptical, and she was on the verge of huge success, but the hours she was putting into that meant she had no time for the latest fashions or makeup.

So with their achievements, they could both thumb their noses at the kids who’d made fun of them and shunned them in school. But they didn’t, because who had time for that? Or maybe the truth was that deep down beneath all their successes remained two awkward, socially insecure misfits.

“I miss you too,” she said sincerely to Carrie. “But you’re almost as busy as I am.”

“Let’s go out Saturday night.”

How could she say no? “Okay. Where?”

“I don’t know. I’ll find something fun for us to do.”

Hayden smiled despite the feeling that she was being pulled away from what was really important. “Great.”

After lunch, Hayden and Carrie parted on the sidewalk, heading to their respective cars. Hayden had parked farther down the street and she set out at a quick pace, nearly late for her one-thirty meeting with Richard, the treasurer of Vanguard Corp, and Kim, her secretary. After that, she had a three o’clock meeting with one of her research teams about a project, and then she needed to get some work done on the presentation she would be giving at an upcoming health-care conference. She checked emails on her cellphone as she strode along the sidewalk. She frowned at her phone, reading about a problem with the . . . wham!

Hayden bounced off a signpost, dropped her phone, and, reeling, lost her balance. Pain shot through her shoulder and she started to fall backwards, anticipating the smack of concrete on her butt, when strong arms caught her.

“Whoa, there.” A low, smoky voice spoke in her ear. She sagged against a big, hard body momentarily, her wits scattered. Then he carefully balanced her and held her upper arms to steady her. “You okay?”

She blinked, dazed. “Um. I think so.”
 

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Body Shot: A Last Shot Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved both Hayden & Beck. Great new series.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Hayden and her best friend check out a new place and learn about tequila and men. Many surprises for the reader in this series opener. Interesting characters and fun times are had inside. Beck is a former SEAL, who opens a restaurant/bar with his best friends. Hayden turns his life upside down, and he finds that was the best part of all. If they can agree it is love, the future looks bright. I really enjoyed this book. There was a lot to learn. I laughed, cried, and basically felt every page. I cannot wait to check out the next book in this Last Shot series.
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Marichus-Real More than 1 year ago
I received a free review copy of this book by NetGalley. Beck is an ex-Navy SEAL who after living the service got a tequila bar with Marco and Cade, his two best friends. Hayden is a biochemistry professor who after losing both her parents because of cancer is trying to find a cure for it. This is the first book I’ve ever read by this author and I have to say that I found the story lacking of adventure and action. Being the main character an ex-SEAL I expected some kind of action but they spend all the time eating, drinking and doing some activities which they consider fun and exciting. And, of course, lots of hot, steamy sex scenes. I suppose somebody has already edited the book and write “Instituto Europeo de Diseño” correctly. And I would like to know why Marco says “Well, the way Spanish people speak is stupid.” He didn’t explain why he said that. Is it because he doesn’t want Carrie to go to Spain or just because he thinks we, Spanish people, really speak stupidly?
LittleMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
I wish that I had read a book by Kelly Jamieson before because holy cannoli ... this was an amazing book and boy, she sure does create steamy characters. Within the first few pages, I wanted a Beck. More than one would work also ... Hayden and Beck have to be two of my favorite characters that I've come across in a very long time. I instantly connected with Hayden because she was so stuck in her own head that she couldn't see what was in front of her: a gorgeous man who finds her absolutely beautiful. She just has this self doubt that is so undeniably realistic because we've all been there. We've all been so into someone else and thought that they were out of our league and sometimes, just sometimes, this object of our affections thinks the same thing about us! All of that just made me love Hayden and absolutely adore Beck. This man did not give up and the chase that ensued was nothing short of enchanting. I was sucked into this book so quickly because of Beck. He's that mans-man ... he's a Navy Seal, he's tough as hell and at the same time, such a sweet guy. Basically the perfect balance. Don't get me wrong, I actually don't enjoy reading about those "perfect" guys because how boring! But Jamieson pulled it off because Beck had these little insecurities and jealousies that were actually adorable. Never knew jealousy could be attractive but it was in this case. Anyway, I could go on and on about these characters but I don't want to spoil (anything else) for you. The plot was also just as good as the characters. I literally read this in a day. I couldn't put it down because the plot was so entertaining. I was always looking forward to what all of the characters were going to be getting themselves into - this includes the secondary characters, I enjoyed them almost as much as Hayden and Beck. There I go, talking about the characters again. I just can't get them out of my head!! I've won the book lottery lately because once again, this is one of the best books that I've read this year and I can't wait to see what the rest of this series holds. New author to add to my favorites! So go get this one, you won't be disappointed. * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This is a classic opposites attract romance featuring a former navy seal who owns a bar and a university professor trying to cure cancer. Beck rebelled against family expectation and joined the Seals. After he retired, Beck joined his friends and bought a Tequila bar where he currently works as a bartender. Hayden is forced to go to the bar by her best friend and there she meets Beck. He decides to pursue her, she doesn't understand his interest. Each has a lot of hurdles to overcome in pursuit of their dreams. Will Beck and Hayden work out their differences and find their happy ending? This is a cute book. I liked the pacing, characters and plot. Overall it was refreshing see the woman rejecting the hot hero's advances. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
singneon More than 1 year ago
Great read! Hot, sexy, filthy rich, ex-Navy Seal, bartender, tequila bar owner Beck is so not prepared for a nerdy work-alcoholic like Hayden. For once in her life, Hayden just shockingly goes for it so out-of-character for the very serious bio-chemist to be naughty.... must be the tequila??.. The two can't resist their chemistry but are relationship shy. Beck is a great catch, he has some family issues but a great group of supportive Navy buddies & their banter is hilarious. Hayden is very driven to cure cancer, can she ever find time to have fun and find love? Whew, I love the fact that she's very intelligent but she tested my patience...lol. Enjoyed this and hope to catch up with these two in Carrie & Marco's story!!! :) NetGalley provided this ARC in exchange for my honest review
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
Sexy, hot and sweet! Against his family’s wishes, Beck Whitcomb served his country as a Navy SEAL and proved to himself he was worth something without their love or money. After coming back stateside, he’s decided to ignore his parents’ insistence that he take over the family business and instead used his trust fund to open up a tequila bar with his SEAL buddies. Not wanting to continue with his family’s legacy of having an empty family of his own, he’s devoted to enjoy life and his womanizing ways. Until a straight laced professor gives a lesson in explosive chemistry and then… rejects him?! Can he convince her experience life outside her laboratory? “There is no chemical formula for sand, because it’s a mix of different minerals and particles. But most sand consists mainly of silicon dioxide…” “Adorkable. Come on, let’s go analyze some sand.” Hayden Miles has always been the “quiet, shy, smart” girl who never really fit in. The one who doesn’t let many people in because being available to emotions includes getting hurt. So for the life of her she can’t understand why the drop dead gorgeous bartender is so interested in her, much less why she’s so eager to risk getting involved with him. One thing she can’t deny is their incredible attraction, excitement and sense of feeling alive she experiences whenever she’s with Beck who seems to want much more than to just live in the moment with her. Will she leave her planned and orderly life? “She understood hormones, but this was something inexplicable… a feeling like being high on a drug, like just the smell and taste of him was intoxicating. Addicting.” What do you get when you mix cocktails and dreams (did anyone catch the reference)? A lot of seduction and fun for sure. Kelly Jamieson writes an entertaining story about two very opposite people who complimented each other perfectly. They were on different sides of the “how to live your life spectrum” and when they collided they did just cause a sizzling reaction they also showed each other how to balance their lives between work, family, friends and fun together. There were loads of sexy times as well as sweet and tender moments. I enjoyed getting to know them while they got to know each other and slowly develop their feelings for one another, because they both had doubts and fears they needed to surpass. But eventually they get over the biggest hurdles and find that their happiness is with each other. “ I kind of get a thrill just from being with you.” ~Beck I will comment on a couple of things. Because I liked the characters and had fun reading their story, I would have loved to have the same level of emotional depth as their attraction. Don’t get me wrong, you do feel how they fall for each other, but I also think it could have been more. Again, because I liked Hayden and Beck I wanted more at the end. Body Shot is book #1 in the Last Shot series by Kelly Jamieson. It’s a light, fun and sexy contemporary romance. It can be read as a standalone. Told from both points of view.
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Fantastic romance of opposites attract! This was full of sexual chemistry that will curl your toes, romance, passion and some laugh out loud moments. Theses main characters are well developed and likable. This story will capture your heart and sweep you away with their passion, sexuality, and sizzling chemistry that starts as a simple one night stand. Two passionate people who have never found such chemistry with anyone else, develop something beautiful that took these two main characters out of their comfort zones and to their HEA. Loved it. Highly Recommended! Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
What can I say apart from another great read from this author. it was such a refreshing change to have a nerdy scientist as the heroine and put that with a sexy ex Seal who wants to teach her to have fun and you get a fun lighthearted read. Hayden is a biochemist that lost both her parents to Cancer so she is determined to work 24/7 and find a cure for this awful illness, she also takes care of her aging aunt and uncle who took her in when she lost her parents. Life is not fun, it's busy with work and commitments and on top of all this she suffers from anxiety and OCD. The last thing she wants is a love life ..... Beck walked away from his wealthy family when he joined the Navy and became a Seal, he is now retired and runs a Tequila Bar with two of his ex Seal buddies. He lives life to the full, he has a lot of fun and the last thing he wants is a relationship..... This story was beautifully written and I could not put it down, I loved following Beck and Hayden and watching him bring her come out of her shell and enjoy life. I also loved the strong secondary characters and I'm really looking forward to their stories. Great read. I was given this book by the author for an honest review
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the new series by Kelly Jamieson and I really liked it. It was a sweet love story with some very steamy sexy scenes. Who doesn’t love a story with an extremely sexy ex-military guy and a beautiful nerdy professor! Beck is portrayed as this hot guy player, but he shows that he really has a sensitive side that he doesn’t show anyone, only Hayden. He’s fun, generous with not only his money, but his time. He is loyal to his friends that he considers his family, as he has a very strained relationship with his parents since his brother died when they were teenagers. After he graduated from college, he joined the Navy and became a Seal. He never felt like he could please his parents and he didn’t want to work in the family business, Whitcomb Industries, and take over for his father when he retired. It was not for him. Not many people know that Beck comes from a privileged wealthy background. He looks like he belongs in a rock band, man bun, tattoos and extremely good looking. He is not into committed relationships, he just wants to keep it light, fun and sexy. Until he meets Hayden! Hayden is a brilliant biochemist, she has her doctorate and not only runs her own company, but is on faculty at the University of California San Diego. She is working on the cure for cancer. She works all the time and her best friend wants her to get out and have fun. Hayden is not athletic in the least and is klutzy. She first meets Beck when he rescues her from falling on her butt after she runs into a post while reading her email on her phone. Hayden is dumbstruck by this handsome man and says only a few words to him and then scurries away. They meet again when her best friend Carrie gets them tickets to a tequila tasting party at a local bar/restaurant that Beck owns with his partners and Seal buddies. Hayden sees Beck behind the bar and he notices her too, but it takes him a minute to figure out it is the girl from the street, but boy did she go from a very pretty up tight business woman to a gorgeous hot woman! They have an instant sexual attraction and their chemistry is combustible. They truly bring out the best in each other. Beck gets Hayden to loosen up and have fun and not let work rule her life. Hayden gives Beck the sense of family that she shares with Beck while taking care of her aunt and uncle. They both share the personal loss of their immediate family, Beck his brother and Hayden, her parents. As their relationship develops it goes from just having fun and hookups to both wanting more, but afraid to take that leap. You are taken on a journey of seeing how these two unlikely people make their relationship work. You see the beauty of discovery when they both realize just how special that person is by their thoughts and deeds. There is of course miscommunication and secrets kept that eventually come out and blow up in their faces, but you are just going to have to read the story to find out how it all plays out! There is so much more to the story then the little snippets I am giving you. If you love a sweet and sexy read, then you really should give this book a try!
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book; this is the first book in the Last Shot series written by Kelly Jamieson. Beck Whitcomb is a former Navy Seal, he left his world of privilege to prove he could make it on his own. He has used his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar, and winds up in his bed. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
Body Shot is straight up romance, beautifully written by the awesome Kelly Jamieson. Beck and Hayden are the stars in this sweet, romantic, steamy love story. He's a retired SEAL who co-owns a bar with his buddies. She's a biochemist working on a cure for cancer. An unlikely pairing with mega chemistry. I loved it! I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.
MJBrown67 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC cop of this book for an honest review. What do you get when you mix an ex-Navy Seal turned bar owner and a buttoned up, to serious needs to have fun heroine with tequila? This awesome book by Kelly Jamieson. This book was fun, sexy and kept my attention. I loved the characters, they were real people with real issues and real pasts that made them who they are. I loved Beck and Hayden together. They were the perfect mix of fun and serious. The truly brought out the best in each other. Hayden is a dedicated scientist, running her own business as well as teaching. She doesn't do "fun". Beck is an ex navy seal who owns a tequila bar with his former teammates. Pretty much Beck only does "fun". Hayden's friend Carrie talks her into going to a tequila tasting which happens to be at Beck's bar. The supporting characters were fun and intriguing and I cannot wait to read carrie's story. I recommend this book, it is a great start to a new series.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
I like Kelly Jamieson, this is not my first book from her and she writes a great story. I felt this was not her best. I loved Beck and Hayden and their chemistry together. The backstories were complete and I enjoyed that aspect. A good insight into the two of them. The two of them dance around each other, each with their own misgivings until that one night. Every book has one. At least one. From there the books focus seemed to be mainly on the two of them in bed. I'm the first one that loves lots of steam, sexual tension and smoking bedroom scenes. Theirs seemed to border on empty. I had a hard time staying with the story and was often tempted to skip over some of the pages, I did in fact skim some of the redundant sex scenes out of boredom. Beck could have been a stronger lead. For all his history, he surprised me a little in the backbone area. Bluster, lots of bluster. Hayden I felt had more going on in her self expression, right or wrong. For me the secondary's were not significant enough to make a huge difference. Again the backstory was good, I think seeing Beck's loss of his brother and those unresolved feelings he had made a difference. I think sometimes the first book in a series is a testing ground and I felt like maybe that's what happened here. Yes, I would read a second book, because I really do like the author. She knows how to write. I look forward to the next book. I would like to see more of Beck and Hayden actually... **arc from NetGalley and publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
All work and no play makes for a stressful dull life. Beck is about to show Hayden how fun relaxation can be. Cute at first sight. These two work hard but Beck knows how to relieve stress and let go. Hayden needs a few pointers in that department. Their first meeting was one for the record books, I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. Embarassing? Yes, but there was a vulnerability there that added to the charm. It also provided a peek at the fledgling embers of attraction before they blossomed into an inferno. I have just began to become acquainted with Ms. Jamieson body of work and I am impressed. The heated build up is slower but the stories are beautiful. Body Shot sets the tone for an exciting series.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Hayden is a serious, introverted, workaholic: she works fourteen hours a day, seven days a week running her own company which does medical research into cancer. Her best friend Carrie, a model, persuades her to go out one night and they end up at a tequila tasting evening at a local bar. Beck and his two friends run the bar. They are former Navy SEALs and adrenaline junkies. Beck is actually fabulously wealthy as a result of a trust fund and a billion dollar inheritance from his grandfather. Apologies in advance, I'm obviously in a miserable book reviewing phase but I was so disappointed with this book. I have read other books by Kelly Jamieson and really liked them so I leapt at the chance to read this when it appeared on NetGalley but I really didn't like it and had to admit I couldn't face reading any more of it at 57%. This is supposed to be an opposites attract kind of novel, geeky science nerd girl meets hot Navy SEAL who brings her out of her shell etc. Unfortunately, for me the nerdy science girl lasted all of 10 minutes then Hayden is wearing sexy underwear and short skirts, allowing people to take tequila shots off her belly in the bar and suddenly a sex goddess. Also, I know Beck runs a tequila bar but I began to feel that the book was sponsored by a tequila distillery! I love, love, love the nerd meets hot guy trope but I really like it when the girl stays true to her origins. This book didn't really work for me but I still like Kelly Jamieson as an author and will look out for other books. I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
This is a steamy read. Hayden is a nerd who is focused on work and the plan for her life. Her friend Cassie drags her out for a night of fun where Hayden meets Beck. Now Beck is full of fun and adventure, covering up his painful memories as a SEAL and his family. The two heat up whenever they are together, but they also complement each other. Together, they are better people. I really enjoyed this story and hope to see more of the owners of the Conquistadors. I recommend this book. I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
disneytothemax More than 1 year ago
Hayden is a biochemist and a profession, so she knows her chemistry. She needs something fun in her life, since she now takes care of her Aunt and Uncle. She doesn't mind taking care of them, because they raised her when her parents were killed and she loves them deeply. Her friend, Carrie, decides to take her to a bar. She sees this super hot bartender with tattoos and oh yea, there's chemistry between her and this bartender, Beck. Beck is an ex Nave SEAL. He's wealthy and enjoys this wealth! He lost his brother when he was younger. Typical rich guy, likes the finer things in life (women being one of those). He does hook ups...nothing serious..ever. He doesn't want a relationship with women..it's hit it and quit it. However, could all those plans go out the window when Hayden walks into his bar. They wind up sleeping together, in the office..when they just met! But is that all it'll ever be is a hook up? I loved this book! The chemistry between Beck and Hayden was off the charts hot!! Love books that have Navy SEALS in them! Hayden and Beck were so opposite but you know what they say about opposites! Thanks you to Random House Publishing Group (Loveswept) via NetGalley for a copy of this amazing book!
ReaderLoverKV More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!! Loved every hot scorching, thrill seeking, tequila drunk in love moment. Wow! Navy Seal meets Biochemistry Scientist!!! Sign me up. Lol. Hayden & Beck were incandescent! They blazed a trail of fun and extremely burn your clothes off sex. This book was AWESOME! I loved Beck's vulnerability, coming from a family of wealth and little love to overcoming your fears to become one of the elite groups that defend our country. Then we have Hayden who was teased as a young child for being the smartest person in the room and not knowing exactly how to react to Beck's attention towards her. They end up with their HEA. This story was well written and the secondary characters, Cade, Marco, Beck's SEAL buddies, along with Carrie, Hayden's best friend makes it interesting and full of laughter. Great Read! 4.5 stars!!!!
TheBunny1 More than 1 year ago
***ARC provided by the Publisher and NetGalley*** I don't know what it was, exactly, but I was never really able to fully engage with this book. I liked the characters individually. Beck was interesting, but at the same time, a bit of a cliche as the former SEAL turned bar owner who has refused to live the wealthy life expected of him. Hayden was under developed and maybe a little stereotypical as the shy woman who gets involved with a man she sees as out of her league. I liked them separately and I think I was more interested in the development of them individually than I was in the development of their relationship. I think it felt like I was reading about 2 people who I didn't quite know, and as a result I was not able to invest in their relationship. It could have been me on this one, and I am guessing, as I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them, that it may have been something about this book that didn't click for me...so I can't say don't read it...I can just say that I don't really recommend it.
MiekeReads More than 1 year ago
This book was just O.K., really more of a 3.5 than a 4 star book. I have read a lot of books by Jamieson and I generally enjoy them. Body Shot was a quick and enjoyable read, however, I didn't feel much of a connection to the characters. While both Hayden and Beck were likable they were both kind of one dimensional. Hayden was going to cure cancer and Beck was going to just do whatever he enjoyed with his days while working at his bar. That's it. The end of their character development. Oh, and Beck was a secret billionaire and former Navy Seal. (Because it wouldn't be good enough to just be one or the other.) Also, there was waaaay too much info about tequila. So much so that I began to worry that this book may have been a cry for help from the author. (Hopefully, not.) I get that they were at a tequila tasting event but I just ended up skipping all the detailed description of tequila cause I seriously do not care about the nuances of booze. If you like Kelly Jamieson this is a book worth reading, although, it is definitely not her strongest book. I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.
Maja_Vo More than 1 year ago
So...I'm not 100% sure how I feel about this book. I liked it but there was just something that didn't get me to where I wanted to go with this story. I've read some of the reviews that were posted for this book and I have to agree that there could have been more emotional connection between the main characters. We get both POVs and while I loved that we got to see how they thoughts and emotions changed for each other, I simply can't help but feel that the potential of the story wasn't fully used and executed. Had the story had more emotional development, more inner analyzing about how they felt about each other and maybe less everyday scenes, which were great btw., then maybe I would give it a five stars. But despite what I said, that doesn't mean that the story is not good, because it is, it's just the unused potential that's bothering me so much and that's why I couldn't fully enjoy the story. The best word to describe this book is probably realistic. We get to see how two completely different people, from completelly different background find each other and become friends. Guy meets girl, they have a connection and hit it off. Go together to lunch or dinner and have fun just beeing with each other. It's stuff that happens everyday in real life and I really liked that the author chose to take this path to make her plot. There are also situations that let us see that they aren't perfect and that they are real people with real problems, just like anyone of us. That's why I could connect with the story so much and in the end that's why I gave it four stars. Of course, the sexy parts also played a role in that decision. Their connection of one of a kind and their chemistry is just spot on. It's safe to say I enjoyed their playful side. And as far as the other characters go, I liked them a lot! I have a feeling whose book might be next and if I'm right, it's going to be an interesting read.
DannyJeffbooks More than 1 year ago
Body Shot was an enjoyable, light romance. One of my highlights from this book was, our female lead, Hayden. It was refreshing to read about a sexy female who was incredibly intelligent and caring. She was quirky and shy and certainly likeable. She was offset by the handsome, tattooed, ex-navy seal, Beck. I felt their chemistry but overall it just fell a little short and for me, their connection just lacked that little spark. Overall, this was an ok sweet read. I was gifted a copy of this book from the Publisher via NetGalley.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
I was excited when I learned the Kelly Jamieson was starting a new series and it definitely lived up to what I was hoping for! Beck Whitcomb needed to prove that he could be independent and make it on his own despite what his parents might think. He is a former Navy SEAL who now owns a tequila bar with two of his best friends, but it's the loss of his brother and the love that his parents just don't want to return that have caused him to close himself off to relationships. Hayden Miles has been on her own for awhile due to the loss of both of her parents at a young age. She's a researcher who has thrown herself almost solely into her work when she is not helping out her aunt and uncle who have been an important part of her life following the loss of her parents. Hayden's aunt and uncle, along with her friend Carrie encourage her to do more with her life and to get out and have some fun, but that's easier said than done for the very applied brainiac. When Carrie gets Hayden to go to a tequila tasting at the bar that Beck happens to co-own, the sparks fly between the two almost immediately. While they both agree to keep it "fun", Beck vows to try to make the rigid minded Hayden a little more spontaneous and to help her step outside her well structured box. Will he succeed in getting her to loosen up and have more fun? Or is it going to be a case where they both help bring out the sides of one another that might be a bit buried? Kelly Jamieson has created really wonderful characters, including the friends of Beck and Hayden. Oh, and Beck is sexy as they come! This was a book that had it all, romance, fun, steamy love scenes and a whole lot of sexy and sweet. I can't wait for the next one in the series! **ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review**