The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

October 20, 2015 Angela New Adult, Reviews, Sports Romance

The Hook Up by Kristen CallihanThe Hook Up (Game On, #1) by Kristen Callihan
Series: Game On #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on January 16th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports Romance
Pages: 352


The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love.

Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right?

Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…

Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely.

That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning.

All’s fair in love and football…Game on.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance with a HEA - Recommended for readers 17 and older.

I feel like I hit the jackpot with this book. I bought it because I heard it was a good college romance and I was in the mood for a light read. What I wound up with was the Swiss Army knife of books: humor, banter, sports, steamy sexy times, a little angst, and the feels – oh, the feels! – all rolled into one. This book has it all, and the superb writing captured my attention from the very first page.

Drew has to be my favorite part about the book . I can’t think of a more swoonworthy new adult hero. How wonderful to have a good-looking jock who isn’t a manwhore for a change. His patience with Anna and level of maturity are commendable. His clarity of purpose and candor are so refreshing, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting more insights while reading the chapters from his point of view.

I couldn’t put this book down, and yet I dreaded finishing it because I didn’t want it to end. It’s definitely one of my top favorite college romance novels. This is a standalone within the Game On series. I’m looking forward to reading Gray’s story in The Friend Zone.


About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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