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.
Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.
Genre: Romance – Comedy
Stand Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: I not sure if it’s part of a series, per se but Hooking Up features characters introduced in Shacking Up and we get to see more of Ruby and Bane (from Shacking Up) in this one. No need to read Shacking Up first but having read it makes Hooking Up more fun b/c you already know some of the personalities.
POV: Amelie and Lexington
Steam Level: Hot
If you’re looking for a romantic comedy that’s laugh out loud funny then Hooking Up is the book for you. Amelie or Anarchy Annie is unleashed into the world after her husband is caught cheating at their wedding with Lexington’s date. To complicate matters, Lex and Armstrong have a long-standing rivalry which could make it appear as if Lex sabotaged the groom/wedding. Both need to get away from the fallout. Hilarity ensues with Annie’s brother offering three options to get out of the marriage, the wrong bag checked at the airport, and socks – yes socks.
I enjoy romantic comedies that are funny, emotional and poignant. I enjoy bad boys who are sweet and heroines who are sassy, mouthy, and can hold their own. Hooking Up combines all of these characteristics with many more. Once I started it, I could not put it down. I hope to see more of these characters in the future.
I received an advanced copy of this book for free from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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