The Hookup by Kristen Ashley

Genre: Contemporary Romance.

Published on: 19th December 2017.

Print length: 388 pages.

Rating: 3.5/5.

About the author: Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Kaleidoscope (part of the Colorado Mountain series). She is also the author of the Dream Man series, Fantasyland series, The Magdalene series, Unfinished Heroes series and the Chaos series. Her novels include Three Wishes and Play it Safe.

About the book: (Taken from KA’s official website): What’s it about? Eliza “Izzy” Forrester hits the local drinking hole and meets Johnny Gamble. She wakes up the next morning in his bed, but still feels Johnny holding her at arm’s length. When Johnny makes it clear he wants more, Izzy knows she wants as much of him as she can get. But Johnny’s in love with someone that left him broken. He knows he needs to let her go and Izzy makes it easy to slip through his fingers. But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape the danger that’s been swirling around her.

Review: If you’re a romance junkie like me and haven’t read any of Kristen Ashley’s work. You’re missing out big time. I’m not going to title her the queen of romance but her books have always left me feeling bittersweet. So if you’re into all that. Go check out her books, the list is down below at the end of this review.

Coming back to the book, I fell in love with the heroine, maybe because I connected with her on a deeper level, or because she was just so darn cute. But I loved everything about her. The hero… let’s just say I will not be taking him up as one of my book boyfriends. I found myself getting mad at him at several points. You know when you just want to get inside the books and start telling the characters what to do? Yeah, I wanted to do that with him. But it wasn’t bad enough to ruin the book for me.

I think one of the plus points in the book were the side characters. I appreciated the fact that different stories were simmering in the background during the read, not big enough or fast enough to take the spotlight from the main characters. But just the right pace that it piqued my interest and I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in this series. (SPOILER ALERT… it better be about Toby)

The suspense portion could have been more. I felt like it was rushed and didn’t much concern the main heroine. You’ll know what I mean when you reach the end. I mean I was kind of hoping for the heroine’s ex to be the main villain. But it didn’t turn out like that.

All in all, it was a good read,

Will I read it again? Probably not.

Will I randomly pick up any other book by Kristen Ashley that I’ve already read like 10 times? Most definitely.

Get It Here:

Paperback.

Ebook.

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