Series: Over the Top #3
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Forever Yours
Format: eARC, 340 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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The last time Raven did “real” was sixteen months ago, when she spent one unforgettable night with the tattooed, impossibly sexy Nico, and then he disappeared the next day. Since then, she’s kept her guard up and her feelings to herself. She doesn’t have time for relationship drama when she’s busy searching for her long lost sister.
Nico hasn’t stopped thinking about Raven—her sultry curves, inked skin, and the fact that he ditched her after their night together. Now that they’re living in the same city, he knows this is his chance to make things right. What better way to prove to Raven he’s for real than helping her find her sister? But when the lines between right and wrong start to blur, putting his job on the line, Nico has to decide if the risk is worth the ultimate reward.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Kelly Siskind is one of my favorite “new-to-me” authors from 2016. My love affair with her books started when I began reading Chasing Crazy on a plane. (Which, if you’ve read this book, you understand why I feel the need to mention the plane…) I laughed so hard I cried and then I swooned and melted all over the place as the book went on. It only took that one book for me to be totally hooked on Kelly’s writing. Since then, I’ve promptly devoured each book she’s released and I’ve loved each of them in their own way. Her Over the Top series is a wonderful, fresh NA series with characters its easy to fall for and romance and friendships that are so real it almost hurts. (But in a good way.) Because of the way the story built throughout the Over the Top series, I was DYING to get my hands on Nico and Raven’s story. I had to know what went down between them and why she was so against all things Nico, when he seemed pretty damn swoony from where I sat. I wasn’t wrong.
Everything about Hooked on Trouble was perfect to me. I loved learning more about these characters I’d seen in two previous books. It was wonderful to get to spend time in both of their heads, as this book is told from both POV. (One of my favorite things in books, especially when it’s done well like it was here.) Raven and Nico’s story was more than I could’ve hoped for — not only was it sexy as hell because oh my gods the chemistry, but it also gave me a fair few feels along the way. Also feel-inducing? Getting to catch up with Shay, Sawyer, Kolton and Lily. I just love them all so darn much! This was a brilliant ending to a series I loved from the very start and figure I’ll reread a few times in the future, too.
My “just right” isn’t average. It’s thick and long and hard. It’s Thor’s hammer big. It’s attached to a tower of tattooed muscle, one I vowed never to acknowledge again.
“If you want me, tell me something real.”
“There is darkness in all of us, but there is light, too. Yours still shines, Raven. How brightly is up to you.”
I’m hungry for her. Starving. Like nothing I’ve ever felt.
My lips are nowhere near his, but his touch is like the first snowfall and running through puddles and falling into leaves.
Have you read any of Kelly’s books?
Do you love them as much as I do?