Sunday, December 11, 2016

Review: HOOKED by Brenda Rothert!

HOOKED by Brenda Rothert is now LIVE! 

A sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.

My Review: I've been in such a sports mood lately - sports romance, that is. And Hooked hit the spot! Who doesn't want a hot hockey player that is willing to change his playboy ways to be with you. And sure, Jake might be why I wanted to read this book in the first place, but I think I liked Miranda even more. I loved her character, and I especially loved how driven she was. I could actually feel how tired Miranda was from working two jobs and trying to maintain her grades - and it might have brought back some grad school flashbacks. She didn't want handouts, and she was willing to work her butt off to get where she wanted to go. I admired the heck out of her. 

As much as I enjoyed reading this, I will say that the story is a little predictable. Considering the mess Jake gets himself into at the beginning of the book, that plot moves forward exactly like you would expect. What I didn't see coming was Jake's back story, and how that affected his present-day life. I also loved how obsessed Jake was with his rituals - and it fit him perfectly. I don't know many jocks, but I know plenty of sports fans, and they have their rituals they have to follow every game day, I figured players probably have just as many if not more. 

So if you want a fun, sexy read - pick up Hooked! You'll be - you guessed it - HOOKED from page one. 

Cover Lovin': Hoo, boy! Yum. 

Recommendation: Stand-alone, so no prior knowledge necessary!

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! A little predictable, but overall, a great read!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

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From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.

Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?

Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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