Thursday3Some: Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder

Say good morning to Shannyn Shroeder whose novel Her Best Shot is in the Thursday3Some Spotlight.

About Shannyn Shroeder

Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary Series, Contemporary Romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago, and the new Hot & Nerdy Series about 3 nerdy friends and their last spring break. (That's the hot new genre: New Adult!)

When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.

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Her Best Shot

With college graduation looming, 3 childhood friends vow to make spring break their last blast of pure fun. But at least one of them didn’t count on such incredible heat…
Layla Sharpe is definitely more math ninja than bikini babe, and her future has been calculated with razor precision. Convinced to let loose over spring break, Layla is finally ready to party—until her car breaks down halfway to her destination, leaving her stranded in Georgia with a mouthwateringly hot pool shark. She knows more than enough about angles to learn the game, but this week she wants him to appreciate her curves…

Phin Marks has never met a girl like Layla. She’s more Star Wars geek than seductress, and when he offers her a place to stay while her car is in the shop, he’s counting on the attraction between them to set the nights ablaze, no strings attached. But every moment he spends with Layla makes it harder to let her go. Can he persuade her to gamble in the most dangerous way possible…on forever?

When did you write Her Best Shot?

I started Her Best Shot in January of 2013. I wrote a proposal for it, along with the first three chapters. While in between other projects in February, I returned to Her Best Shot and finished it so my agent could send it out on submission.

What was the spark that gave you the story idea?

It all started with my agent. She suggested that I try writing a novella. At first I thought she was crazy. Novellas are short. I don’t know how to do that. But then I got to thinking about how much fun it would be to write about a geek girl. Once the idea hit, it grew and developed.

Why do readers buy Her Best Shot?

Readers buy Her Best Shot because it’s a short, light read. The novella can stand alone, and it acts as a good introduction to me as an author for those people who haven’t read me yet. It’s labeled New Adult because of the age of the characters (Layla is in her last year of college), but it is a contemporary romance. Plus, I have a math geek paired with a gypsy pool shark–what more could you ask for?

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Takeaway Truth

A little vacation can always be found between the covers of a book. Buy one today.


  1. Replies
    1. Good morning, Shannyn! Happy to have you here today.

  2. Nice interview Shannyn. The blurb sounds enticing. A sweet romance. Good luck with sales.