First up I was aiming again to do a review on Blood Tears by Raven Dane... I aim to do this next week!
Today I am reviewing Hooking Up. Following is the review which I also posted on Amazon.
This is the second book I have read by Jessica. Where How to meet a guy at the Supermarket was a light fun romp, Hooking Up deals with issues that occur frequently in real life. Divorce, custody and heartbreak.
Both stories are told with finesse and Jessica’s own unique voice. I don’t want to give too much away with this story so I won’t go too much into the story.
I related to Caitlin and I believe this is important when reading. I rode the highs and lows with her and fell in love as she did. There are loads of twists and turns which kept me turning the pages... along with the will they won’t they thing.
With a sexy cop with an adorable little boy and oodles of romance what’s not to love?
Hooking Up is a romance with doses of reality and delivered with excellent storytelling and writing.
How to meet a guy at the supermarket
This is a wonderfully fun romp and I couldn’t wait to turn the pages to find out what antics Quinn would adopt next. Jessica has come up with some wickedly funny and original ways for Quinn to snare a man.
Then there is Shrimp Guy... oh sweetheart. There is a man right there in front of Quinn, coming to her rescue and she doesn’t see it. How frustrating but in a completely page turning, will she work it out kind of way.
I related to Quinn and her search for a man far too much and felt the highs and lows with her. Especially the PMS cart incident! I giggled at the funny lines and felt disheartened when she did. I rode on the rollercoaster with Quinn and I didn’t want to get off and spent all of my morning reading it. I had to find out whom and how and when she would meet her guy in the supermarket and whether she would realise that ‘Shrimp Guy’ Trevor who becomes her best friend is the right man for her.
Dating disasters and a ‘seems too good to be true’ guy turns out to be not so dreamy and the antics continue, riveting me to each page. Jason comes and doesn’t have any fire... all the while there is Trevor her friend... but I wanted to shake Quinn and say there he is right there and you did meet him in the supermarket as planned. This, of course, is Jessica’s aim and it builds the story and tension wonderfully well and I had to find out! Before I realised I’d finished reading this fun, relatable story. And yes it does have a happy ending with a lovely big sizzling finale.
I give it four shower curtains for the passionate scene in the middle of a storm... swoon.