Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: SMP Swerve
Format: eARC, 444 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.
Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.
They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.
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.
After totally falling in love with Shacking Up earlier this year, I so badly wanted Amie to get a book of her own. She deserved SO MUCH MORE than her POS fiancé Armstrong. Little did I know, it was going to get worse before it got better and I didn’t have any idea how truly scummy Armstrong really was. But, I wasn’t wrong about her being deserving of more. She was a great heroine and I really enjoyed her book — and her pairing with the sexy mystery man whose name I can’t reveal. (At the publisher’s request, sorry!)
It’s probably for the best that I’m super vague in this review, so I’m going to keep things pretty short. I loved Amie and thoroughly enjoyed watching her truly come into her own during this book. Armstrong is far more disgusting than I could’ve ever imagined. The mystery man is AMAZING and I loved him with Amie. I laughed out loud countless times during this book — and cringed so hard during a couple of the scenes where I was basically dying of embarrassment on Amie’s behalf. There are a TON of super hot sexy times in Hooking Up, which you probably could’ve guessed from the title. *fans self* There were also a few feels I honestly wasn’t expecting.
Hooking Up was a great follow-up to Shacking Up. If you enjoyed the first book and, like me, wanted more of Amie, you don’t want to pass this book by. Plus, you get some great Ruby and Bancroft scenes… a couple of which are truly special. You don’t want to miss those.
“No was the very last thing I wanted to say to you.”
I crush my mouth to Amalie’s, swallowing her scream, because she’s coming, too. It’s not a very coordinated kiss. It’s messy and teeth-clashing. It’s want and need. It’s possession. Hers and mine.”
“You’re my favorite appetizer. I’d have you before every meal if I could.”
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