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.
If you had a chance to read Shacking Up then you know exactly who are Amalie and this book’s beau, Lex, are. If you don’t, now that is completely fine because the books are designed to be standalone. How do I know this? Well because I didn’t read it before picking up Hooking Up.
What drew me to the book was the blurb (ok it was really the cover but really who doesn’t get sidetracked by a good cover). Who doesn’t enjoy a good wedding drama, escaping mistakes, and dabbling in a whole lot of forbidden love & attraction in a book? I did… do(?)! Which is EXACTLY what we get in this book. Amelie and Lex attraction burns through the pages and if I wasn’t reading this book on kindle but paperback then I’m pretty sure the pages wold turn smoke up or even burn up. I often do get a bit bored while reading the hook up parts and occasionally skip ahead but I found Helena Hunting’s imagination refreshing. Just for that Helena gets 5-Beans from me!
Overall, Amelia & Lex’s work towards their HEA was painful to read through. I’m not kidding it was actual work! However, the love birds knew just what was at stake to make their HEA come true.
The secondary characters do deserve a mention as they are the reason why I am going back to Shacking Up to read Amelia’s bffs’ love journey with Lex’s little brother.
So please do yourself a favor and pick up Helena Hunting’s latest book ASAP. Enjoy!
Read an Excerpt from Hooking Up – here
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED and SHACKING UP, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.