Review: The Hook Up

cover-the hook upTitle: The Hook Up
Author: Tawna Fenske
Series: First Impressions #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: Now


Ellie Sanders is over the fairytale, thank you very much. Content with her booming career as a purveyor of Madame Butterfly pleasure aids, she doesn’t need a man for anything—except maybe marketing tips. And, okay, a few fun nights with something that doesn’t require batteries. 

Love, marriage, and family aren’t in the cards for Tyler Hendrix. Period. The Navy helped Ty put his tumultuous childhood behind him, but when a sexy single mom walks through the First Impressions door looking to take her business to the next level, he feels his carefully constructed “never-get-attached” walls crack.

As Ty and Ellie maneuver through a minefield of wardrobe malfunctions, plumbing mishaps, and the world’s most awkward accidental dirty talk, discovering they have more in common than scorching sexual attraction threatens to crumble Ty’s walls for good…

Source: ARC from Entangled: Lovestruck via NetGalley

This is the kind of book that Tawna Fenske does best – fun, flirty, sexy, full of innuendo and humour, but with plenty of heart and charm underneath. Ty and Ellie don’t so much have a meet-cute as a meet-cringe of hilarious proportions as there’s a wee bit of confusion about just what kind of business Ellie runs. It’s a fun start to this book and definitely sets the scene for the ride ahead.

I loved it. It’s light and easy and a great balance between flirty and filthy. Ty has a few issues when it comes to relationships, while Ellie has a lot on her plate, but I loved how the pair of them got along. It’s not just lusty attraction – even though there’s plenty of that – it’s the way Ty makes Ellie relax and helps her out, while Ellie and her cute son Henry definitely add new layers to Ty’s life. The three of them together are great and I really enjoyed seeing their story unfold.

Not that it’s an easy ride, because of course not. Ellie and Ty might be perfect for each other, but that doesn’t mean everything is simple. Ty really does have a few issues and good reasons for them, and I spent a lot of the book worriedly waiting for something to go wrong. But when I wasn’t worrying I was usually smiling, snickering and outright laughing, with the occasional sigh of happiness.

If you’re looking for a pick-me-up read that demands nothing more than your enjoyment, this author is usually a good bet and this is one of my favourites from her. I’ve enjoyed the whole series so far and loved this one. I can’t wait to see what Tawna Fenske offers up next.

The Hook Up is Out Now.
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