I bought this book based its placement on the Romance Kindle bestseller list, the sample and the 25 reviews, most of which were positive. The best part of Hooking Up is the sample which was entertaining enough for me to hit the buy button. Unfortunately, the story lost steam and became quite tedious. Michael has been her bulwark since high school, the one steady thing in her whole life. I really liked this set up in Liberating Lacey and was interested in seeing how this version would play out.
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Degarmo Goodreads Author. Would you go out to a bar and pick up any random handsome man to spend the night with to mute the heartbreak of your long-term lover - your rock - walking out on you? Caitlin Edison was so badly hurt by her boyfriend of ten years leaving her that she no longer wanted love, she wanted a cure for love. After several drinks, one of her best friends suggested she indulge in a Would you go out to a bar and pick up any random handsome man to spend the night with to mute the heartbreak of your long-term lover - your rock - walking out on you?
After several drinks, one of her best friends suggested she indulge in a one-night stand, a mindless night of fun with absolutely no consequences, to help her heal. At first, Caitlin scoffed at the idea, but the idea niggled at her and one reckless night, she plucked up all her courage and actually followed through. There was only one problem - how did Caitlin end up with the one guy in town who wanted more than a one-night stand?
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To ask other readers questions about Hooking Up , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Hooking Up Hooking Up, 1. May 12, Samantha Towle rated it it was amazing. I laughed out loud, fell a little bit in love and almost cried in parts!
Best bit in the book for me was the awkward seduction. I won't spoil, but will say I laughed, cringed and actually covered my eyes at one point! When a book has me doing that, then it's hit the mark perfectly! This was so far from what I expected that I can't judge it objectively. Judging by the cover and the small synopsis, I gathered this was a fun romance, about a man and woman having a one night stand, and then the hero coming back for more.
Well, that was right on spot, but what happens after that first night and his requests for more? Turns out the heroine is not willing at all, and to be honest, she was right to refuse him since she wasn't in a good state for a relationship at that point.
She ha This was so far from what I expected that I can't judge it objectively. She has many issues to solve, not to mention that the hot, charming hero comes with large baggage of his own. Those issues get the spotlight for most of the book; the relationship, when it's there, is just a thing in the background.
I liked that the heroine got a backbone at last, I liked the writing, but I wasn't looking for a dark chick-lit; it was a light romance I had in my mind when I picked this.
Still, I do not consider it a waste of time and did manage to finish it in days. View all 6 comments. Not our usual erotica smut read. The book is very nice. It has a fast pace, A nice storyline and an amazing plot. Cute, amazing short and fast read. No steam as such but I really liked it! View 1 comment. Nov 13, Jessica's Book Review rated it liked it. I actually read the entire book The plot starts off simply, Catie has been dumped by her boyfriend of 10 years, Michael out of the blue.
She is in search of a one night stand and has her eyes set on a hottie in a bar. The hottie turns out to be Ryan, a police officer yummy who wants more with Catie then just their one night. He basically stalks her in hopes to date her At the same time Catie has family issues that comes to play and finds out the real reason Michael broke up with her.
Catie has to deal with her issues before being with Ryan. Ryan of course has issues of his own and the two need to deal with it before they can have their happily ever after. Hooking Up was a pleasant surprise. Though it is a short book, I read it in one long sitting and loved the characters a lot. I found they were complex and the story wasn't a cookie-cutter plot.
I adored the male lead Ryan and found him to be an honorable man and an amazing boyfriend. The female lead, Catie did get on my nerves at time but I understood where she was coming from and why she was like the way she is. Though I don't support the idea of having a one night stand can lead into him being the perfect guy, the story was cute and a great read, especially since it was FREE!
I give Hooking Up 3 stars Jan 14, Nikki rated it it was ok Shelves: alpha-male , mature-content , read-in , zz-read-for-a-challenge , freebies , rom-drama , would-not-recommend , kindle-lendable , hottie-cops , kinda-wished-i-never-read. Omg I am so sad I wasted a perfectly good reading day on this book! The cover and blurb totally fooled me!!!
And I'm the dumbass that didn't even realize it til it was too late! See, I have this thing where unless the book is just complete shit , I will finish it no matter how bad the headache I got from rolling my eyes too much is!
So I finished it. While the idea of this story sounded great, it seriously fell short! I would like to pre-apologize for anyone who wants to read this because from th Omg I am so sad I wasted a perfectly good reading day on this book! I would like to pre-apologize for anyone who wants to read this because from this point on, I'm not even gonna censor anything so there may be spoilers ahead Ok so Caitlin and Micheal have been together for ten years.
He has decided to leave her and start anew and she is heartbroken. She goes out with her friends and one of them jokingly tells her to hook up with a random guy and she will suddenly have total control of herself and become this new woman or whatever.
Months later she goes out on Valentine's Day and picks up Ryan, this total hottie, at a bar. They have sex and the next morning she tries to give him the brush off but homeboy isn't taking any hints! OK, 1, the sex scene sucked! As in, it would have been better off being fade to black rather than the starting-off-red-hot-then-fading-to-grey and leaving me hanging right at the good stuff!
Not ok people! So this is where it takes a turn. Up to this point I'm thinking, 'ok, this might not be so bad' Oh but it gets worse.
Ryan begins to pursue Caitlin even though she repeatedly tells him she's not ready for a relationship and doesn't want anything to do with him. Stalker much!! I mean what else do you call someone who gets your real number as she'd given him a fake with the brush off from "a friend at the phone company", and leaves you gifts in front of your door, and invites you do dinners??
Ok, the fact that he's a cop kinda helped ease my wariness but still So they begin to non-date date
REVIEW: Hooking Up by Jessica L. Degarmo