Review: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

Posted November 19, 2017 by Karen in Karen, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  Hooking Up by Helena HuntingHooking Up by Helena Hunting
Published by Swerve on November 7th 2017
Pages: 444
Also by this author: Pucked, Forever Pucked, Fractures in Ink
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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.

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.

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

I’m always excited to read a new Helena Hunting book because I love everything she writes.  I couldn’t wait to start this one and I am happy to say, it’s another winner.  This is an enchanting, fast-paced, witty story with characters that are easy to relate to and like. The characters have a great connection both sexually and mentally.  There is a lot of dirty talking and the sex is incredible between them.  There are also fun secondary characters.  

Lexington and Amalie start a relationship while Amalie is going through a divorce with Lexington’s cousin, Armstrong.  Lexington and Amalie can’t resist each other and keep their relationship a secret.  They care about each other unfortunately, the timing is bad.

Lexington is a flirty, fun loving, sweet talking guy and I immediately fell in love with him. He’s a bad boy but a good guy and he gets along with everyone.  For years, Lexington and his cousin Armstrong have had a competitive relationship and it has always caused problems.

Amalie has a knack for choosing the wrong guy and getting into trouble.  She has always been rebellious but she is trying to mend her ways. Amalie marries Armstrong for all the wrong reasons. I enjoyed Amalie. She has a snarky attitude and is feisty and sweet.  You won’t want to miss reading this one.

About Helena Hunting

NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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I love a contemporary romance loaded with banter and chemistry with a protective alpha male pursuing a feisty female. When I’m not reading I’m spending time with my family and fostering dogs. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since April 2013.

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