Take the Shot|Review

Take the Shot – Published


When my husband died, I never thought I would find love again. 

I definitely didn’t think I would find it in the arms of my younger best friend. Why would the hunky hockey player want anything to do with me? I’m a stressed out writer with a lot of baggage. Any other man would say, “HARD PASS!”

But Noah was the best man I’ve ever known, and if it wasn’t for him, I might not be alive.

But am I ready to put my heart on the line again?


I’ve pined for my best friend for so long, that my teammates issued an ultimatum. 

“Make your move now or one of us will ask her out.”

They are just trying to push me, besides none of those jerks would ever be good enough for her. Makes me wonder if I even stand a chance.

Besides, what would a smart woman like her want with a dumb jock like me?” – Goodreads


A sports romance mixed with friends to lovers? Sign me up. And holy steam!

I binge read this book, as well as book two, in a 24 hour sitting. I love that they both have men who know what they want and are quick to discuss their feelings with their teammates unabashedly. It’s so endearing, and I loved them all.

This is a friends to lovers trope with some serious depth. Dinah’s husband passed away, and she found herself miscarrying and hemorrhaging, barely hanging on to life. Noah was the one to find her and take care of her. Experiencing such tragic loss and trauma can make falling in love again tricky, especially when it’s with your best friend…and neighbor.

I loved that Dinah was a writer, especially because I’ve met this author in Drunk Book Club, so I found myself wondering how much of her own life influenced her characters. I know she loves hockey and beards, so…Danica, is your writing process much like Dinah’s?

If you love a good sports romance with some steam and a good friends to lovers story that will make you want to yell at the characters, hang out with them, and definitely ship them, check this one out! Thank you, Danica Flynn for sharing this book with me!

TW: infertility, miscarriage, death of a spouse

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