Review: ‘Hooking Up’ by Helena Hunting has Amalie recovering from a heartache

Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc
Series: book 2 of Shacking Up series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contempory Romance
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We all think that when we finally agree to marry someone that it’s going to be forever. Amalie certainly thought so, but that all went out the window when she and the whole wedding hears her new husband getting attention from someone that is not him. So what does a girl do?

Go on the honeymoon without him and get the kind of revenge. The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And she gets that and more when she runs into a man that she passed over, Lexington.
Lexington and Armstrong have a history that goes back to when they were kids and it only gets more intense now that he has his eye on Amalie.

The scenes between Amalie and Lexington are explosive. Helena Hunting really knows how to write a love scene and having you fanning yourself at the intense connection between the two characters. She doesn’t shy on the details and the passion that these characters have for one another explode on the pages that you can feel it in your own body.

There is a HEA for the couple and there is no cliffhanger, which is the kind of book that I love reading. The story doesn’t have a huge blow out scene (though the build up before the climax could have certainly of had one). There is a some back and forth between Lex and Amalie that could have been (and I would have liked it) better to have bigger and more intense, but overall I am ok with the way that the book turned out.

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NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.


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