Book Review: Big Shot by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde


Title:  Big Shot

Author:  Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Series: Standalone

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date:  January 16, 2017

◄◄Goodreads Blurb ►►

Wes Sinclair is a notorious heart-breaker, a hot as sin bad boy with a panty-dropping smile no woman can resist. Except for his best friend’s little sister and business adversary, Natalie Prescott, who seems immune to his flirtatious charms. While she’s become a permanent fixture in his dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies, she wants nothing to do with him, or his seductive promises. Challenge accepted. His goal? To bring her to her knees, make her beg, and show her just how good being bad can be.

◄◄My Thoughts ►►

Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde are a dynamic duo of awesomeness!! This book is smoking hot!

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The writing is great. The story and flow were excellent. The true winner for me, though is the heroine. I enjoyed both main characters, but Natalie really stole the show. She’s sassy, driven, focused, unashamed, and just an all-around great female character. She’s not afraid to take a challenge head on and succeed at what she puts her mind too. I can relate to her and not surprisingly, loved her immensely. Our hero, Wes, is cocky, handsome, a bit of a bastard at times, but he has his reasons. I appreciated his progression from cocky bastard to loving boyfriend. All in all though, they were sexy as hell!

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The brother’s best friend trope is used here, but not in an overbearing sense. It’s there, but the MCs aren’t agonizing over every decision they make and how it will affect their other relationships. That was most refreshing!

I have to admit I don’t really get how it’s forbidden to date your best friend’s brother or sister. After all, my husband and I were setup by his sister. Luckily things also work for Wes and Natalie. LOL

Here’s what I absolutely loved: I’m a total sucker for tie-ins and crossovers to other series! The couples from the Dirty Sexy series all make an appearance. It was great to have a little catchup with them.

Overall, this was a win for me. It was a very enjoyable read. I’ve read or listened to 5 books from Carly Phillips or the duo in the past couple months, only two of those books were ARCs. So, I think that means they’ve made a real impression on me! I’m looking forward to more!

I rate it: four-stars

**ARC received for an honest review**

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About the Authors:


Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at






***About Erika Wilde***

Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at






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