The Hook Up (Game On #1) by Kristen Callihan

TheHookUpTitle: The Hook Up
Author: Kristen Callihan
Series: Game On
Publisher: self-published
Published: September 8, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love.

Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right?

Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…

Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she’s shut him down. Completely.

That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It’s a good thing Drew knows all about winning.

All’s fair in love and football…Game on.

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**I received a copy of this book,
but that did not influence my review**

4.5 stars Drew Baylor. That’s all you need to know. Trust. Buy this book.

Ok, ok, kidding. I know you want more details. :) While Drew is my “official” reason this book is so amazing, the next reason is the way the story was told. Ms. Callihan’s writing is what made The Hook Up so special. While the story itself wasn’t full of surprises, the writing made the characters come to life and I felt invested the entire time. When words can transcend beyond the page..that’s what makes a book stand out for me.

Anna was great heroine and I loved her…most of the time. She did frustrate me on several occasions. I just couldn’t understand her logic or why she felt the need for a pity party. She couldn’t get over herself, and while it would have been a bigger turn off to have false confidence, her lack of it after a while did grate on me. Yes, this is one teeny tiny flaw and she is human but I just want you to know everything. I didn’t think her high school lack of friends situation was as dire as she made it out to be. But really, I adored her most of the time and hope you do too.

Drew is delicious. As I said before that is all you need to know. He is totally hot, smart, athletic, NAUGHTY, and deep. *sings* I loved him!

top-shelf-250-x-275The chemistry between Anna and Drew was pretty ridiculous. As in it started in the the opening scene. I know right? Yes. That soon. I loved that I felt all the tingles and heart pitter patters from the beginning. Yep, totally awesome sauce. Even I was worked up and sweaty and gawking and I wanted to jump their bones too. You might say, doesn’t the smexy times get old after a while? Nope, not in this story.

Aside from the kissy times there were sweet times, tough times, and hilarious times. HILARIOUS. That tattoo made me snarf and I am giggling about it right now just typing it. The banter was great and showed how their relationship was the whole package.

The ending was great, I could sense what might happen, but I still enjoyed watching it all play out. It didn’t take away from it at all and I savored every single word.

Not only did I fall in love with Drew and Anna, there were some other characters we met as well, like Gray… and I can only imagine the dirty sex trouble he will get into for his book. He is definitely a man whore (I’m SO on board with that) and doesn’t seem to have any intention of stopping so right there I can’t even stop myself from fantasizing about the amazing woman that will steal his heart. I am all over it when that book comes out!

Rec this? YES YES YES!
A great addition for all you New Adult addicts out there. :)

Celeste

Fly by T.A. Foster

FlyTitleFly

AuthorT.A. Foster

Published:  August, 2014

Not everyone’s good at one-night stands.

Skye Stephens has the worst day of her professional career, and all she wants to do is shed her power suit and get lost in the sheets with the hot guy she met at the bar. The problem is, this uptight ad exec doesn’t know how to do one-night stands. She has strict rules about dating and when to let a man in her bedroom.

Fighter pilot Ben “Bolt” Hardcastle is used to lovin’ and leavin’. But, after he meets Skye, one night doesn’t seem to be enough.

When these two crash-land into each other, a connection strong enough to make the loner pilot and the sexy businesswoman shed their rules about love and relationships begins to burn deeper than either of them ever expected.

**Note:  This book was provided to the Book Hookup by the author but that did not in any way influence this reveiw!

Ana will put Fly on her second shelf!!

Check the dictionary under sweet, romantic read and I know that you will find this book.  The romantic angle actually surprised me2nd Shelf -  I was expecting something more raw (after all, look at the cover).  But, I soon discovered that it was exactly what I wanted…a book that captured my heart, made me love the characters and made me sigh over and over again. A true feel good romance at it’s finest.

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Release Day Excerpt and Giveaway – The Collectors’ Society by Heather Lyons

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It’s here!!!

We are extremely excited to bring you the Release Day Launch
for Heather Lyons’ THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY!!

THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale,
full of adventure and fantasy.

This is Alice as you have never seen her before…

 

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis:

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.

It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

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Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot

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Release Day Celebration with excerpt and giveaway! Wreck Me (Nova #4) by Jessica Sorensen

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Cover Reveal and Excerpt – You and Everything After (Falling #2) by Ginger Scott

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Pull (Push #2) by Claire Wallis

Title: Pull Author: Claire Wallis Series: Push Published: November 6, 2014 Genre: New Adult, suspense Synopsis:  ***PULL is the continuation of Claire Wallis' sharp and shocking debut novel, PUSH. It is the second book in the series and is not intended to be a standalone.*** "It is impossible for someone like me—someone with a sin-list capable of wrapping itself around the world—to find … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Infinity + One by Amy Harmon

Title:  Infinity + One Author:  Amy Harmon Published:  June 2014 When two unlikely allies become two unwitting outlaws, will two unforgettable lovers defy unbeatable odds? Bonnie Rae Shelby is a superstar. She’s rich. She’s beautiful. She’s impossibly famous. And Bonnie Rae Shelby wants to die. Finn Clyde is a nobody. He’s broken. He’s brilliant. He’s impossibly cynical. And all he … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Stacking the Shelves {58}

Make it Count

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves – hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews!   Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-Books! Below is all the pretty books  our awesome haul … [Continue reading & get hooked!]

Blog Tour – Review and Giveaway: Burying Water by KA Tucker

It's our turn to introduce you to Burying Water by K.A. Tucker Check out our review below (hint, hint...loved it) and then enter the giveaway!! About the Book: Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself … [Continue reading & get hooked!]