Published by Swerve on November 7th 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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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.
I’m pretty sure Hooking Up was written for me. It certainly seems that way. If I made a checklist of everything I love in a romantic comedy, this book would have every single box checked, plus a couple of write-ins. It’s a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) book that hooked me from the prologue to the epilogue. I devoured it in one day.
I rooted for Amalie every step of the way as formerly-feisty “Anarchy Amie” sheds her Stepford Wife persona and finally gets her groove back. Armstrong, her soon-to-be ex-husband, is a total douchemus maximus. The man does not have one redeemable quality, which makes him the perfect smarmy foil to totally dreamy Lexington.
Lex and Amie sitting in a tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g. Except Amie is interested in doing a lot more than kissing him. Who could blame her? Lex is the total swoony package. Time out to sigh over Lex. *sigh* Unfortunately for her, he is determined to be a gentleman and not take advantage of her vulnerability—despite his naughty desires. Let’s face it, though. Lex doesn’t stand a chance against Amie who is funny, sexy, uninhibited, and determined to get some action (if you know what I mean). When you add in the romantic Bora Bora setting and fierce mutual attraction, you’ve got the perfect powder keg for sinful sexy times.
Cheers to Helena Hunting for creating such a seductive, sweet, and wickedly funny treat. I gave a standing ovation to one of the most hilarious smack-down speeches in fictional history.
Hooking Up was the perfect cure for the angst fog I was in. I loved this rom-com like crazy.
Recommended for fans of:
Sexy romantic comedies
Reformed bad boys
**ARC received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.**