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When Lisa and Celeste meet they both agree that they do not want to be in a relationship. Now if they could just stay away from each other.

Celeste is still feeling the effects from her last relationship. She has vowed to never get involved with another co-worker ever again. Then she locks eyes on a handsome woman across the room at a faculty function and immediately her interest is stirred.

Lisa takes one look at Celeste and needs to meet her. Lisa does not have time for a relationship though, she needs to concentrate on coaching. She spends most of her time traveling, studying, and coaching her team and that leaves no time for relationships. Plus, she does not plan on staying at the small college for long as she has her goals set at a larger university.

Now if Celeste and Lisa could just keep reminding themselves of why they need to stay away from each other.

K.C. Richardson gives me some hope in Taking A Shot At Love (Bold Strokes Books, 9781635555509, 2020). Shot is a great romance with realistic problems and characters that you want in your life and not on the page (laugh).

I am going to say that I want a friend like Olivia or Athena because these supporting characters bring humor and balance to this story. Lisa is a strong willed and competitive character who I would want to open my door.

I have to say that I really identified with Celeste. Celeste and I have a lot of the same issues and it was an illuminating read on this front for me. (Maybe I should take up pole exercising because Richardson makes it sound like a great time!) I do not react externally as Celeste does, but I do internalize the feelings so it was interesting to see how Richardson dealt with Lisa and Celeste dealing with the results. 

When an author can make you feel connected to the characters and care about whether they get a “happily-ever-after” than you know the book is a winner. I read this in one sitting so that should tell you that you too should be Taking A Shot At Love this Valentine’s Day.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.


Taking A Shot At Love releases tomorrow!



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Further Details:
Pages: 254
Editor: Cindy Cresap
Production Design: Susan Ramundo
Cover Design: Sheri at Hindsight Graphics
Cover Photo: Inger Richardson
Settings: California, US
Sex: Rated R

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