I've read several books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and of them, HOT SHOT is my hands-down favorite. I found the characters rich and fascinating and I loved the backdrop of the birth of personal computers. And this is coming from someone who is just barely computer-literate!
Susannah's relationships with the pirate, the nerd, and the stuffed shirt are great. Her growth in the book from Daddy's girl, to rebel, to woman is wonderful. Also interesting is the evolution of her relationship with her sister, Paige. Anyone who wasn't touched by Joel and Angela's pilgrimage to Elvis' funeral in August, 1977, must have ice water flowing through her veins.
But the distinctiveness of the book is its exploration of the birth of personal computers. It was fun watching SysVal duke it out with Apple. As an aside, I thought the battle for Susannah at the end was one of the most hilarious scenes I've read in romance fiction. Don't miss it!
I haven't read another book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips that I've enjoyed as much as this one. Try it!