I’m hooked on The Hookup by Kristen Ashley!

Posted December 18, 2017 by FMA in 5 Stars - It fed my addiction!

I’m hooked on The Hookup by Kristen Ashley!The Hookup by Kristen Ashley
Series: Moonlight and Motor Oil #1
on December 19, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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When the new girl in town, Eliza “Izzy” Forrester decides to hit the local drinking hole, she’s not ready to meet the town’s good, solid guy. She’s definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him.

Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble’s bed and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny.

Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm’s length. But Johnny makes it clear he wants more and Izzy already knows she wants as much of hot-in-bed, sweet-out-of-it Johnny Gamble.

Floating on air thinking this is going somewhere, Izzy quickly learns why Johnny holds distant.

He’s in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken. Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.

Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.

And Izzy knew the stakes, so she makes it easy and slips though his fingers.

But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape danger that’s been swirling around her.

And that’s why Johnny decides to wade in.

That and the fact Eliza Forrester makes breakfast with a canary singing on her shoulder and fills out tight dresses in a way Johnny Gamble cannot get out of his head.


I was provided a review copy by Author; this did not influence my opinion of the book.


Why can’t you sleep?
I’m too happy.

There are a few things I know I will always get with a KA book:

1.) AN UNDENIABLY ROMANTIC LOVE STORY

❝To give me a wife made of iron and steel and everything strong all bound up in feathers and kitten fur and everything soft.❞

The love and devotion the hero and heroine have for one another are written so beautifully, you can’t help but swoon! Each couple is, without doubt, soulmates!

2.) ALPHA MALES

❝Sweet, shy Eliza,❞ he muttered like he was referencing me to someone else even if he was gazing right into my eyes. ❝Gonna have to break you of that.❞

KA writes THE BEST ALPHA MALES! THE BEST! Sometimes a$$holes, always protective, loving and devoted, Ashley writes heroes that women dream about and wish were real. Johnny Gamble is no exception. The wealthy mechanic in town, Johnny has been burned by love. His exterior is rough and tough, yet he was born to love and protect. What starts as a one-night-stand turns to more with the new girl in town, Eliza Forrester.

3.) STRONG, FUNNY WOMEN, WHO DON’T TAKE THEMSELVES TOO SERIOUSLY

Roger that, Ghostrider

Despite her insecurities, Eliza never lets anything deter her from getting what she wants. She fights and works hard to make a good life for herself. She’s loving and caring and gives to those around her. When it comes to love, she hasn’t always been given the same kind of love she’s handed out. So when Johnny shows her real love, she questions it, for about a minute, because come on, this is Johnny Gamble! She pushes back, she cracks jokes and she loves with her whole heart.

4.) IMPECCABLY DESCRIPTIVE SCENES

You don’t have to visibly see interiors or scenery in a KA book, first hand. Her words reveal the beauty via a movie reel in your mind.

5.) SEXY SCENES, THAT WHILE STEAMY, ARE FILLED WITH LOVE

You know when reading KA she will not skimp on the sex scenes and because she is gifted with descriptive words, these scenes are always hot. But more than that, they are filled with love and devotion. Her sex scenes add to the plot and make the reader embrace the idea of the couple being in love.

6) COMMUNICATION

Trials come and go, and KA’s Heros and heroines always talk about them. You can count on them working through their problems in a way that sometimes makes you think about your own relationship communication patterns, and in other ways makes you forget you’re not a fly on the wall instead of reading about characters in a book.

7.) EPILOGUES

I love Kristen Ashley epilogues, they are like novellas. Stories in their own right, they meticulously and beautifully tell the story of the happily ever after. And while I almost always love her stories, I always love Ashley’s epilogues. You are assured to fall in love with love after having read them!

If you love sexy if you love alpha males and strong, kick a$$ female characters, GET THIS BOOK!

five-stars

About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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