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I also felt this one brilliantly found a balance between couplehood and family dynamics and between individual autonomy and the responsibilities of parenthood. If you haven't read Tawna yet, I highly recommend starting with her First Impressions line and then check out everything else. What can I say? This is a Tawna Fenske book, so you KNOW it's gonna be a delightful mixture of sweet romance, toe-curling heat, and humor.
Um, no. Not humor. For some reason, I've always "shelved" Fenske's books under the "humorous" tag, but her books aren't just humorous.
You won't find the corners of your mouth lifting just a pinch or feel a tiny giggle sneak out every once in a while. Oh no. Her books will make you laugh out loud.
And often. Yeah, I love her books. This one is no exception, except for one teensy thing. I noticed more errors in this book than usual, so a little more editing would have been great. You'll love it. A pure laugh out sexy romance from the first page. Single mom, Ellie sells sex toys when she meets Ty, a marketing guy from First Impressions. Neither are into lasting relationships but a casual hook up would be perfect, or is it. Ellie's son, Henry is just a hoot.
Adds so much to the story. Great characters with flaws but they work it out together. Great chemistry!! Still in love with Henry. I highly recommend this fun romance. My bad; I never buy romance books with a kid in them.
Yes, yes, I know there are single moms who want to read romances but I'm not one of them. It's just a so-so book with nothing really outstanding about it. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. I love the way her books make me smile, really laugh out loud and a few times, get hot under the collar.
This one is no exception and I was sorry to get to the end. Great characters and real life situations, especially with the kids.
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We not only love to read books, we love to talk about them as wellwhich is how The Book Hookup was born. We want you to talk to us, too! We are always in search of that next epic swoon. In my down time I love, love, love to read and my kids always say that the kindle was the best gift I have ever gotten. Hiya, Christina here! I love my sweet tea, flip flops, grilling, football, bows and makeup, and, as one one suspect of a book blogger and probably most importantly, books.
From a very early age, I fell in love with words and their ability to create worlds and evoke such a wide range of emotions. Toggle navigation. Welcome to The Book Hookup! You touched on much and it all came together. You did everything I love about your writing but added one special element I cannot stop sharing with everyone You created a man who speaks in complete sentences!
Yes, he is alpha through and through But this time around Nope, Johnny Gamble is a man who can communicate verbally as well as sexually. That is not to say I haven't enjoyed all your other guys I have She has overcome a horrific childhood She has a sister with a young nephew she loves and at first, she thinks this is her life.
Izzy had just run from her icky stalker-ish ex. She resettled in a town an hour away from where she works. She learned of this place from her co-worker who seems to be her best friend. Izzy is a rescuer She learned very early on from necessity, to appreciate the beauty of things needing repair. Shabby Chic may have been the style a hot minute ago Johnny Gamble is the mythical creature all women dream of His life wasn't perfect but was night and day to Izzy's. Johnny 's family had been in this small town for generations.
The grandfather opened a gas station and saw how they could become more than that. Garage repair, then mini-marts were added and over time and a son growing and having his own Johnny loved the garage and was out there with his dad from the start.
And you'll discover exactly how to do it in The Hook Up Handbook. It's a set of fundamentals that any man can use to get laid whenever he wants, last longer in bed, and be the best she's ever had in bed. Here's What You'll Learn in The Hook Up Handbook: 4 "hacks" to unlock your natural sexual vibe and become irresistible to women/5(42). Welcome to The Book Hookup! We're three avid and passionate readers spread out all over North America who share an obsession for reading. We're "those people" who bring our kindles everywhere. We stay up late reading for just a few more minutes, and pay for it the next day. We not only love to read books, we love to talk about them as well which is how The Book . Jul 03, The Hook Up (First Impressions) by Tawna Fenske This is single mom Ellie Sanders and Tyler "Ty" Hendrix's story. This is a funny and sexy story of two people that find out they have more in common than you would think/5(15).
Things were good until they weren't when his mother left his dad. Johnny and his brother Toby were all the dad had left and that was the life these 3 had. They had each other, grandad until he died and lucky for Johnny and Toby, his father's close friends, Margot and Charles. So Johnny grew up with a woman who knew how to mother two young lost boys. She taught them all the right things so that when Johnny fell for his girl, he treated her right.
And he did Until Juliet made a choice and she didn't choose Johnny. That was three years ago and he hasn't smiled or laughed since. Broken, he would still be the polite guy but he had his wall up. He had a few "experiences" over the years Because Love broke him and there was no going down that road again. KA brings these two characters together, works her KA magic, gives them some emotional hurdles to overcome and makes sure there are slammin', hot, sexy times and real connections between them.
There will be times when assumptions are made and have to be cleared up But overall this is love story true and true I am more than ready to tackle that tale A one night stand seems to turn into both sort of wanting more Except there is another element floating just out of reach A past romance our fella cannot let go Then it becomes Put up or Shut up time What should be an easy outcome becomes so much more And all because of View all 22 comments.
The Hookup was emotional,heartwarming,intense,hot and sweet! All these things and so much more. I'm still thinking about Johnny and Izzy. This couple ruined me in a good way, I loved them so much each of them and I feel connected. I loved their journey, they have some really intense and super moments but at the same time some really sad. The Hookup is a must read, such a beautiful way to start a new series.
EPUB ebook. ISBN: File size: KB Release date: May 26, 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. In Hooking Up, Kathleen A. Bogle argues that college life itself promotes casual relationships among students on campus. The book sheds light on everything from the differences in what young men and women want from a hook up to why freshmen girls are more likely to hook up than their upper-class sisters and the effects this period has on the. stars The Hook Up is one of those books that has been on my TBR for FOREVER! All my friends loved it, and here I am, picking it up well over a year after its release. This, my friends, is a fail moment for me.4/5(K).
I can't wait for the next book!! View all 4 comments. Dec 31, Nissa Of Pens and Pages Book Blog rated it really liked it Shelves: adult-romancecontemporary-romancefriends-to-loversreadsdual-povsmall-town.
The book was mostly light and steamy, had little drama not as much as the blurb implie and would be a nice read when you're looking for something that would make you swoon. I admit it takes time getting used to their switch in POVs because Izzy's POV was told in first person and Johnny's in third, but overall I liked the way the narrative was written.
My biggest issue why I didn't fully fall in 3. My biggest issue why I didn't fully fall in love with this book is because the two protagonists seemed too perfect at times. Sometimes, Izzy feels like she came out of a Disney fairytale. She literally has a canary resting on her shoulder when she cooks breakfast in the morning.
Full review to be posted after the holidays. View all 7 comments. Nov 07, NMmomof4 rated it liked it Shelves: tearsfamous-wealthy-popularunlikely-couplesafeseparation-without-other-partnersfbuddy-to-morefamily-ct3-star. Did the ex come back? Did the H and this OW have a romance that the town dubbed as being "epic"?
He was hurt by her leaving him and ruining their relationship for sure, but he wasn't interested in reconciliation. I liked both characters, and I felt like the H was all in for the h, completely present in 3 Stars Overall Opinion: This was one that I was worried about because I was worried about the H pining over his ex and hurting the h.
I liked both characters, and I felt like the H was all in for the h, completely present in their relationship, and not stuck the past. I also felt like this story, overall, was very similar to others works of hers that I've read. While I did enjoy the characters and the experience of reading their story, I didn't love it.
It felt just okay to me. Please, pretty please! They meet one night at a bar and end up hooking up for Izzy's first ONS, but she quickly learns that Johnny wasn't expecting it to be just one night. They both feel a strong pull towards one another, and there is no denying the hot chemistry they have in bed.
When Johnny's ex shows up, he feels the need to hit the breaks on what is developing between them. When they bump into one another again weeks later, they feel the pull stronger than ever and start up a relationship. There is some family and ex drama, some hot sexy times, and some sweet moments I liked that we got more from the H's perspective in this! It helps me understand where he is coming from and his behavior. Overall Pace of Story: Good until the end - see closure section below.
I never skimmed and I thought it flowed well. Instalove: No, they take a while to develop stronger feelings. H rating: 4 stars. I liked him.
I appreciated how he took care of those he cared about. I loved her! She was so strong, loyal, and sweet. She has to be one of my favorite KA hs. I teared up a little, but I never needed any tissues. I would say that the H is the main pursuer of the relationship. They have some hot tension, chemistry, and scenes - but not so much it takes away from the story.
He does break things off with the h, but that is because he thinks she deserves better and not because he is pining over the OW. I'm disappointed we didn't get a jump ahead epilogue with a concrete HEA. I would call this a HFN ending view spoiler [they are engaged hide spoiler ].
View all 15 comments. Connected to him. The only place I felt safe. KA is back with another sweet and sexy contemporary romance. Izzy Forrester is new in town and after escaping a bad break up with a stalker ex, she is happy to settle in her new simple life. When Izzy shares one night with the small town's broody and broken-hearted Johnny Gamble, she was only looking for a quick hookup.
But when Johnny and Izzy connect, sparks fly and one night will never be enough. Can Johnny get over his past relationship and give Izzy his whole heart? And if he does, can Izzy trust Johnny to care for her and give her everything she needs?
From the first word on the first page, I felt an instant connection to the characters and their plight. Both Johnny and Izzy have been through so much and finding each other brought them both comfort and peace through the storm. The supporting characters enhanced the story greatly and I hope there will be more to come from these characters and their small town lives.
In true KA fashion, the passion between Johnny and Izzy was smoking hot and although there was a great deal of drama, the story was engaging and truly heartfelt. Kristen Ashley has and always will be my absolute favorite author.
I thoroughly enjoy her writing style and the way in which she transports me to another world. When Kristen Ashley is writing, my kindle and I are ready and waiting for more! View all 30 comments. Feb 06, Mo added it. Giving up after about 50 pages. Seems so fucking juvenile. Same old shite from KA. There was a time where she was an auto buy Bored out of my tree from page 1.
View all 28 comments. Nov 21, Rachel Reads Ravenously rated it really liked it Shelves: ebooksarcromancekristen-ashley-aka-the-queen. The Hook Up is about good girl Izzy, the girl who doesnt do anything reckless or have one night stands. That is, until she meets Johnny Gamble. Johnny is her first hook up, and an unexpected evening turns into more unexpected nights and days together.
The Hook Up (First Impressions Book 3) out of 5 stars Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number/5. Sep 08, Read "The Hook Up" by Kristen Callihan available from Rakuten Kobo. The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all No falling in 4/4. The Hook Up is about good girl Izzy, the girl who doesnt do anything reckless or have one night stands. That is, until she meets Johnny Gamble. Johnny is her first hook up, and an unexpected evening turns into more unexpected nights and days together. Until the love of Johnnys life comes back to town, and Izzy needs to let go/5.
Until the love of Johnnys life comes back to town, and Izzy needs to let go. But, something unexpected might lead to more of the same and Johnny may be back sooner than Izzy thinks I really enjoyed this newest book by Kristen Ashley, I 4 stars!
But, something unexpected might lead to more of the same and Johnny may be back sooner than Izzy thinks I really enjoyed this newest book by Kristen Ashley, I never tire of her books. There are some authors that just click with me as a reader, and Ashley has a forever fan in me. Curl up this holiday season with a fuzzy blanket and this cozy story! View all 8 comments. Well hello, Johnny To be honest, I'm a little surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
This was a fairly tame and low angst listen, that flowed easily. If anything, I spent most of this listen waiting for the bombs to drop, hearts to be broken or for some major douchewaffle moves by the hero.
It just didn't happen. Sure, there was stuff, but it was all pretty chill and the drama swirled Well hello, Johnny Sure, there was stuff, but it was all pretty chill and the drama swirled around the main characters instead of between them. I think this was because Johnny was a fantastic hero. He has his head screwed on and isn't scared off from committing to the right woman.
I loved the female narrator and really struggled with the male narrator. His voice reminded me of a newsreader, a little bland and monotonous. I would have happily listened to Stella Bloom the whole way through. This was me doing my due diligence in preparation for The Slow Burn which is due out at the end of this month. Can't wait to catch up with Johnny and Izzy to see how they're going. New releases on work days suck.
Not that long ago, I worked from home and set my own hours which gave me a wee bit of leeway when my favourite author released a new book. Now, I actually have to walk out my door to go to work and manage my reading time around work hand to my foreheadthe burdens we carry.
A couple of hours in the morning and then trying to read after work, without doinking myself on the head with my Kindle when I nod off, is not a lot of reading time. So, it was time to adjust. I decided to listen to The Hookup as well as read. This worked really well for me. Morning reading, listen while in transit to and from work and then a mix of reading and listening when I got home. It was actually a really enjoyable way to experience this story.
Well, the narrators do the hard yards for you. I thought that was pretty cool. Anyways I really enjoyed The Hookup. The storyline was interesting, the main characters were my favourite type of Alpha meets Quirky, and it was HOT!! Seriously, these guys do not take long to show us that they are very, VERY well suited to each other. I loved that Johnny was pretty straight with Izzy. Johnny knew that his heart was damaged but pretty quickly realised that Izzy may be the person to fix it.
He made it clear he was interested, kept the communication open and always tried to be considerate of her feelings. I have no problems with a hero who steps up to help with chores whether they are mowing the lawn or washing the dishes. I dream of my hubby saying something like that to me. He brings out the sexy in herand she likes it. The Hookup was a very easy story to settle into. Most of the drama is around the couple with them fighting it together, which is the way I like it.
I can't wait to meet them again hopefully soon. Kristen Ashley is still my favouritist author in the whole entire world and I loved stepping into Matlock, Kentucky with the characters she created. I was desperate to start and unfortunately read it too fast which means I was sad when it was over too quick.
The trials and tribulations of a Kristen Ashley Addict. I can't wait for more of the Moonlight and Motor Oil series. View all 10 comments. Dec 30, Sophia Triad rated it liked it Shelves: 2contemporary-lovestories. Let me describe to you my experience while reading this book. I normally do not like books with guys that are emotionally involved with their previous relationships, i. It is never fair for the new girl. But -although I knew that this is the case in this book-I have decided to give Johnny Gamble a chance.
I know that Ashley can create the most delicious Alpha males and I know that she can also create HOWT sex scenes where Let me describe to you my experience while reading this book. I know that Ashley can create the most delicious Alpha males and I know that she can also create HOWT sex scenes where the above-mentioned Alpha males take charge and you feel that your Kindle will explode while you read them.
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So, I was more than happy to read the story of Johny and Izzy. Izzy was as adorable and as cute as I expected her to be.
She loves animals, flowers, birds and working hard. The fairytale feeling around her is cute. Her dogs are cute, her cats are cute, the bird on her shoulder is cute, her horses are cute, her kitchen is cute, her clothes are cute, her behaviour is cute. And Johny is a gentleman completely. He loves her cuteness. He craves her adorability.
He wants to look after her horses. And he is great in bed. Completely Disney cartoon fairytale! Which not only I did not mind Until chapter nine, the book was a 5 star lovestory for me. The ex girlfriend had faded away in the background. And Johny was really trying to win Izzy and become part of her cute life.
The ex girlfriend appears and while Johny flirts with Izzy in front of the small town; he decides that it is a good idea to run literally after his ex girlfriend and his ex dog that he has given to his ex girlfriend as a gift when they split.
And Izzy who did not understand what happened, she ran back to her house hiding from the judgmental eyes of the small town. And I really did not mind that! I was actually happy that finally something happened that could create a bit of angst to the story. I honestly stopped reading at that point thinking that only major grovelling can save Johny now.
And I am crazy for a good grovelling in lovestories. I actually crave it in my books. So, I stopped reading the book there thinking that the good part will start soon Johny appeared, a hot scene happened but there was not any 'I am sorry', only excuses and explanations that Johny did not run after his ex girlfriend, but after his ex dog. The same dog that he did not hesitate to gift to his ex girlfriend; but he did not also hesitated to run after him and abandoned his new girlfriend in the middle of making out.
I was thinking after that explanations that maybe Izzy should apologize to him. Anyway, after that my enthusiasm was dampened. There was a downfall in the whole story.
And I stopped caring about what happens next. But I finished the book. Perfect if you need a charmingt little ride in Romancelandia. No major conflict though contrary to what the blurb leads on Review to come closer to release date. Pre-Order now! Arc received in exchange for a review. View all 6 comments. This is a little different from KA's usual stories - sweeter, more awwwww-moments.
Really really cute. I can't wait for Izzy's sister and Johnny's brother! This one totally hit the spot at the right time. Mar 23, Warda rated it really liked it. I melted. A lot. View all 5 comments. Feb 03, Eve Between The Bookends rated it really liked it. I'll be honest I have pretty much given up on KA ever writing a book that comes close to some of her earlier ones.
She used to be an automatic buy for me, but now I pretty much pass them by without a second look. That said, a lot of people seemed to like the is one. Said it was "old school" KA etc. So I figured I would give it a go I liked it. As much as her early stuff Would I re-read it? But it was an enjoyable read for the most part.
It wasn't overly long and drawn I'll be honest I have pretty much given up on KA ever writing a book that comes close to some of her earlier ones. The sex scenes were hot. All the characters were likable. But compared to some of the utter crap she has put out lately, this one came closet to the KA out old. View all 21 comments. Dec 19, Alba and Her Secrets. This has been quite the year for Kristen Ashley and her readers. She has released quite a lot of books and of course, she ended it with a bang!
She starts a new series with The Hookup and I already have fallen in love with all these new characters she has presented. Ive said it many times and I will say it every time KA manages to make me love her writing even more: this woman is my queen and she is killing it! The Hookup is the first installment in the Moonlight and 4.
This was. It was the beginning of something. If you have been following me since I started blogging, you know by now that Kristen Ashley is probably my absolute favorite romance author.
I always get extremely excited when she announces or releases anything and The Hookup was no exception. This baby practically appeared out of nowhere when KA announced it and, of course, she made it into another outstanding piece of writing.
You smell good. That dress is so fucking hot I want to haul you around to the back, shove the skirt up, rip your panties off and fuck you against The Star. Izzy comes from a difficult past, a past without a father but with a loving mother and sister and an abusive boyfriend. Johnny, as I said before, is not in the best place either. Also, during the first chapters is not easy for him to see what he feels for Izzy.