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Hot Shot

(North Ridge #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  3,173 ratings  ·  364 reviews
Delilah Gordon has a secret.

She’s been in love with her best friend and the boy next door, Fox Nelson, since she was six years old.

And while most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself. To Delilah, it’s better this way. She’d rather pretend that they’re just friends, even though her feelings for the mo
Paperback, 317 pages
Published January 9th 2018
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Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-five-stars
5 stars!

Loving Fox is all I’ve ever known.

I adore friends to lovers stories, and I’ve been waiting for Del and Fox’s story since I first read about the Nelson brothers. I wasn’t disappointed. This was by far my favorite book in the series and my first five star book of the year (YAY!)

Delilah Gordon has been in love with Fox Nelson, her best friend, since they were kids. Fox is completely oblivious, even though everyone else seems to know Del has feelings for Fox. Fox has an extremel
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I was literally blown away at how much I fell in love with this amazing book!!!
My emotions in this book were on overload.

Fox Nelson and Delilah Gordon have been best friends since they were 6 years old. Growing up together, side by side, they should have been brother and sister. However, everyone around them knew the relationship between these two was anything but. BUT for years that is all it ever
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦Honestly though? I think this is my fave of Karina Halle's books to date. I love this series and I quite enjoyed the first two books but this one completely blew me away and will probably end up on my best of 2018 list. A tortured firefighter hero (are firefighters, in? :D) and a loved you since childhood trope. Add a bit of unrequited love into the mix and you got yourself a good amount of angst to generate some major FEELS!

➦I found it quite amazing that I bawled my eyes out in one chapter an
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HOT SHOT: by Karina Halle is the third book in the North Ridge Series and even though it is part of a series each book can be read as a standalone. This one was the one I was highly anticipating. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives'

I assumed that we would end up together at some point

Delilah has harboured feelings for Fox for as long as she can remember, growing up together though has it’s downfall because he’s always just seen her as a sister, his best friend, there was a time once
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤


"Love is wildfire."

This is by far my favorite book in this series!It has everything I wanted in a story and even more! Such an emotional,heartwarming,passionate and intense story!Their story is so addictive, I couldn’t get enough of Fox and Delilah!!


"Our eyes lock and I feel something else between us, a current fire that flickers and then wanes and then dissolves into ash."

Fox is one of my favorite heroes , omg my heart was aching for
Sentranced Jem
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it



Title: Hot Shot (North Ridge #3)
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 9, 2018

I absolutely love a friends to lovers story! Hot Shot was an intense slow burn romance- The storyline was written so well...
It took me a while to fall for Fox, he was a difficult character to understand.  Del on the other hand, I loved her! I felt her pain and her disappointment.
No one said a friends to lovers story was going to be an easy one but damn! Ther
4.5 Stars

Love makes you foolish. Love makes you choose love.

Sweet baby jeezus, the feels with this one.

I ugly cried more times than I can count, let me tell you. The tears and odd looks from my family were more than worth it. I’ve been waiting for Delilah and Max for what seems like eons and you know what?

It was totally worth the wait.

This was headed towards the hugest of five stars. Unrequited friends to lovers romances hold a special place in my heart, and this story seemed especially sui
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 Stars
Moody, brooding Fox stole my heart in this one. His best friend Delilah has been in love with him since they were 6 years old and he hasn't got a clue, bless him!

Oh the angst in the first half of the book was delicious and painful, but the minute they come together changes everything for them, and what a scene that was, holy moly.

The rest of their journey was a tough one, but worth it in the end.

I've been looking forward to this story since the first in the series, and it was definitely my favo
Stacey is Sassy
A Hot Shot walked into a bar…

I read an angsty romance and I sometimes question how I’m supposed to believe that these people are capable of an HEA. If the hero is capable of breaking your heart at the romantic, love comes into bloom part of a relationship, what about when it’s a committed one? If a heroine can run scared at the first sign of trouble, how will she cope when things get tougher? I scoff at squabbles about paying the bill, needing their independence/private time and choosing friends
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Wildfire Love' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

Karina Halle sure knows how to start the year with a bang, everybody! Not only do I start the year with two 5-star ratings but also with a heartbreaking, at the same time beautifully heartfelt and super sexy love story. Karina has been teasing us about Fox and Del from the very beginning of this series and as you can imagine, I had crazy high expectations for this book. I am happy to say,
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, part-of-a-series
Ever since I had been introduced to Fox and Delilah in Wild Card I’d been patiently waiting for their story cause their wandering eyes and playful touching definitely caught my attention. Well I had to say I was somewhat surprised by how emotional heavy this story was and how much I enjoyed it.

I knew Fox was a moody and broody man but there had to be a reason for it and there was. I won’t reveal it cause the reason is heartbreaking and would take away the emotional punch from the story.
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
"His heart. I just want his heart. I know he has one.
Something red and big and beautiful buried beneath layers of darkened ash"
Dec 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
I don't know if it was just the audiobook, but once a certain trope was revealed, it was so painful to continue on with this book. Once I had about two hours of the audio left, I just couldn't continue and had to DNF.

This is a friends to lovers, but I honestly saw NOTHING attractive about Fox's character and why Del was so hung up on him. Then, what he does to her later on in the book? Seriously? I saw no reason why she liked him so much and didn't care to see how he dug himself out of that hol
“Even on my darkest days, she’s always been the sun.”

This was an unbelievably HEART-CLENCHING romance full of angst, passion, and absolute heartbreak. I wanted to look away from the hard parts because I wasn’t sure if my heart could take it, but my trust for this author won out in the end. She pulled me in and wrecked me with her words, but I love her even more for it!

I absolutely thrive off of deliciously emotional reads like these! I think for a romance reader like me, the subject of unreq
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


4.5 stars

"She was always something separate, the girl next door, a light that would always lead me out of the black. She was my saving grace and the one constant thing I had in my life, the one person who could turn things around."

Hot Shot is my favorite book in the North Ridge series. I had been highly anticipating Delilah and Fox's story because both of them intrigued me. Especially Fox, because he was such a complex and intense person. He doesn
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

★4.5 STARS★

Fox and Delilah’s story has been a longtime coming and one I’ve been highly anticipating. From the very first novel in the series it was obvious even as supporting characters that there was much more to their friendship then just, well, friendship.

Fox has never recovered from the death of his mother. The circumstances surrounding it had not only affected his childhood, but have carried on through to his adulthood also. He’s the most tormented of his brothers but finds much sought
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ⭐'s

Confession: I haven't read the other books in the series and I decided to read this one because it was supposed to be super angsty.

...and it was! Yay!

Fox went through some stuff when he was little and it changes him. After that is when he meets Delilah and they become best friends. At one time, there was a possibility of more but nothing came of it at least for Fox.

Delilah, on the other hand, has had it bad for Fox. It's a wonder he doesn't pick up on it since almost everyone else does.
Alex ♈
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Kathy West
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Major angst and awesome!!!

Talk about a book with major angst.
Fox and Delilah have a story that will pull at your heartstrings. They’ve known each other for years and Delilah has always deep down in her heart known that she loves him. Everyone else knows it too except Fox. Throughout the entire book there is a push and pull with them. One night will change everything. But is it enough to change Fox?
As you read the book you will come to learn that Fox has issues. And when he needs to man up and
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As the saying goes...Love is sure is in this book!!!

Delilah is such a sweet girl, if the man you love doesn't see what a great girl you are, move on already!! Pfft! But like I said already Love is blind!

The man she loves is Fox Nelson, he risks his life every day in his job which of course is honorable. But how he treated Delilah was horrible!! Seriously!!

I repeat, love is blind!
“Love is wildfire.”

5 stars!

OMG, I love this book! Fox and Delilah’s story has been simmering in the background of the previous two books of the series, and while I have loved each of those stories – and this one can standalone - Karina Halle smacked it out of the park with this one! Finishing off the series with a heartwrenching, emotional, passionate, angsty and intense love story, and though it hurt at times, it was everything that I was hoping for.

My name is Delilah Gordon, and all my li
I LOVED this book! Fox and Del were amazing! The chemistry between them was off the charts, the steamy scenes so hot, and the romance was so worth the wait! The writing, the characters, the angst, the sexy time - every single thing about this book was complete perfection!
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I can't even say it enough: I LOVE THIS SERIES. Wild Card and Maverick are two of my absolute TOP FAVORITE Karina Halle books EVER. I don't know what it is about the North Ridge series, why I felt so much on these pages, why I clicked with it so instantly, why it's a personal favorite of mine but it's a world I just adored and one I never wanted to leave. Still, I went in fully prepared for Hot Shot not to live up to the first two books. I loved Wild Card so much, so I never expected Maverick to ...more
Lea ★
ARC kindly provided by author.

And Karina did it again!
Hot Shot was actually my first 2018. read, and if every book will be this good, I have an awesome reading year ahead of me.
If you are familiar with Karina Halle's books, you won't be surprised if I say that this is another win.
I haven't read the blurb on purpose, because I knew she wouldn't let me down.
I received my ARC yesterday and jumped right in... some hours later, I was done. Yep, it was a sleepless night for me. I flipped the pages l
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating this one? Easy. 5 Stars all the way!

I love Karina Halle's writing. I've read "After All" a while ago and I fell in love with her writing. This lady knows how to spin words into a wonderful story.

Hot Shot is the story of Fox Nelson and Delilah Gordon.
They've been friends all their lives but Delilah has a secret which is not so secret after all. She's in love with her best friend Fox since forever. Fox likes her, she's his rock, the one girl that's more important than every other but he
Wit & Wonder Books
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

An unrequited love that is on fire by Karina Halle in Hot Shot, the last in her North Ridge series. Emotional, passionate yet angsty and heartbreaking, Halle delivers a friends to lovers romance that took my breath away with every flip of the page.

Delilah Gordon and Fox Nelson have been friends for a lifetime. Growing up together, sharing secrets and leaning on one another was never an issue until Delilah felt a growing attraction f
Jan 05, 2018 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and Social Butterfly PR***

Delilah and Fox have been friends for years, 27 to be exact...and they are a part of one another's lives and families, the kind of connection that has them going to one another's houses for meals or to help caring for pets.

The issue is, somewhere along the way, Delilah fell in love with Fox, while Fox kept seeing her as a friend.

Fox is a smoke jumper, with issues with things in his present and things in his past. The death of his mother, th
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it

4 "Must be FOX on the brain." stars

♫ Oh, and, babe, I'm fist-fighting with fire
Just to get close to you
Can we burn something, babe?
And I'll run for miles just to get a taste
Must be FOX on the brain. ♫

After finished reading Hot Shot I had this song on repeat! Seriously, guys, I channeled my inner Rihanna last night. Anyway, Hot Shot is officially my first reading of 2018. I knew Karina Halle was going to help me get out of my holiday reading slump. This is a story full of feeling, and Karina'
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦

"Love is wildfire."

Delilah Gordon has loved Fox Nelson for 27 years. Fox, of course is oblivious and only sees Del as his best friend. *Cue the stab to the heart*

Fox Nelson is a North Ridge Hot Shot, fighting wildfires is his life. He faces hell up close and personal, always taking huge risks. Struggling with the death of his mother when he was a young boy, Fox is in this constant battle with his inner demons, but Delilah becomes the light and peace he needs to calm
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Karina Halle is a former travel writer & music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of The Swedish Prince, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Bad at Love & over 55 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her adopted pup Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a l ...more

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