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~Review~Hooking Up by Helena Hunting~


35048632Title: Hooking Up
Author: Helena Hunting
Publisher: Swerve
Page Count: 444 pages
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5


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.

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When I requested this book, I had no idea that it was part of a series. Now this book can be read as a standalone, but both MC’s are introduced in “Shacking Up”.

Since the heroine, Amalie, plays a very big part in that book, I did something I normally don’t do. I stopped reading this book and started “Shaking Up” first. I have to be honest and say that, reading the first book, made me enjoy “Hooking Up” more.

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It also made me hate Amelie’s husband Armstrong, that much more !! Which is quite the accomplishment…since this book opens with Armstrong and Amelie’s wedding, where all the guests get to hear her new husband, getting off in the bathroom…

With someone else…

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Amelie is mortified of course, and she flees the scene…right into the arms of a sexy someone she knows…Revenge sex seems like a great idea to Amelie…the man is sexy after all and she has all this hurt and rage she needs to get rid of.

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Too bad the man in question refuses to go down that road with her. Well…not yet anyway. 😉 Because when the two of them meet up again, on what was supposed to be Amie’s honeymoon, all bets are off.  😛

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But what happens, when something that was supposed to be a hook-up…a rebound… turns into something so much more?!

I really enjoyed this one, especially after reading book 1.

I just couldn’t for the life of me, figure out what Amie was doing, with a douche like Armstrong…Thankfully I got a bit more insight into Amie’s way of thinking and I was very glad to see her returning to her old self a bit more…

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As you have probably noticed…I haven’t really said much about the hero. Reason for this is that I was asked to keep his name a secret. Though there are plenty of reviews already posted, that does have his name included. I will just keep my end of the deal and say that I really liked the man. 😛

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All in all, this was a funny, sweet, sexy and at times a bit emotional read!

I am very curious what this author has in store for us next… 😉






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