Hooker by Brooke Blaine – Review

Hooker

28013770Synopsis

Whoever said singles were missing out by not finding true love and getting married before the age of thirty had never experienced the sheer pleasure of nightly romantic comedy viewings in their underwear while eating one of Licked’s famous Crazy Cat Lady sundaes. Because life just doesn’t get better than that.

At least, it doesn’t for Shayne Callahan. It didn’t take more than a handful of broken hearts after college to solidify that she was better at pairing up those around her than herself. As a matchmaker at the elite HLS—Hook, Line, & Sinker Matchmaking Company—in the City of Angels, she has a knack for finding the other halves of even the most eccentric clients:

Sugar daddy with a foot fetish? Gross, but no problem.
A severe case of nudophobia? Match made before lunch.

But even the most happily independent of women can find their best-laid plans screeching to a halt when they meet that guy. For Shayne, that guy comes in the form of boyishly handsome, suspender-lovin’, dimple-poppin’ Nate Ryan on a pantsless (we’ll get to that later) Metro ride.

Of course, relationships can never be easy. Before the destined lovers can ride off into the sunset, they must overcome a power-hungry and sexual-punning boss, a celebrity scandal and cover-up, and let’s not forget Shayne’s dreadful foot-in-mouth disease—with which there can never be a happily ever after.

Will fate throw Shayne a freakin’ bone? Or will she be destined to live out her life as sexy(ish), single(ish), and L.A.’s finest Hooker (upper)?

goodreads

Review

4 Stars

I really enjoyed Hooker. Shayne was a riot and Nate was pretty much prefect. This series is so fun. I wish I had a Licked After Dark in my neighborhood and a group of fun, crazy ladies like these in my life.

My Thoughts

This is one of those books you can not help but have a huge smile while reading it and after finishing. Shayne was a nerd, clumsy, awkward girl, but that made her easier to love and even more likable. Add her random word vomit and I loved this girl.

Add one hot, sexy man in suspenders and one mega action movie star and things start heating up. Please note that this is in no way a love triangle and does not have any cheating. Once I started this book I could not put it down and devoured it in one sitting. Highly recommend picking this one up if you are looking for a fun, sweet, sexy read with a quirky heroine, a touch of nerdiness, and a whole lot of funny.

A review copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

Notable Quotes

There was only one thought on my mind as I watched him walk to his car and drive away. I was in trouble. Big, dirty, delicious trouble.


Oh, Dimples, who would’ve thought that such a sentimental sap was underneath those sexy suspenders? Should I start taking you to chick flicks and forcing you to read love stories?”
“Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a good love story.


“Do you know what I love more than anything?”
“Stalking potential dates in the grocery aisle?”
“Gorgeous women who pretend they’re not interested.”
I rolled my eyes and pushed off the wall. “I’m not pretend–”
“You like the challenge,” he said stepping in front of me, his eyes flicking to my mouth. “And believe me, so do I.”


And then he kissed me, and it was butterflies, and fireworks and explosions, but most of all, it was the assurance that he knew who he was kissing, really knew, and wanted to anyway.

Reading Order and Buy Links

Hooker:

amazon1

 

About the Author

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

Website  •  Facebook  •  Twitter  •  Goodreads

audiobooks_738x90

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s