REVIEW: The Hookup by Kristen Ashley

Posted December 20th, 2017 by in Blog, Contemporary Romance, HJ Top Pick!, Review / 4 comments

The Hookup by Kristen Ashley is the first book in Kristen Ashley’s new Moonlight and Motor Oil series, and her signature dazzling storytelling ensures this passionate and heartfelt small-town romance is absolutely captivating.

Eliza Forrester moved to town in order to start over after ending a traumatic relationship, and when she meets the enigmatic and sexy Johnny Gamble, she can’t resist hooking up with him, which is out of character for her. In the morning, neither she nor Johnny are ready for the night to end, and they cautiously start dating.

Johnny’s heart was broken a few years ago, and he’s not sure it will ever be mended, but Eliza is the first woman who has ever tempted him to love again. He is swoon-worthy as he seeks to take care of Eliza, and he is one of Ashley’s sexiest alpha-heroes to date. As Johnny and Eliza’s emotional connection grows with each fiery interlude, they establish a tentative trust and begin to drop their defenses and open their hearts, but both of their exes reappear and throw a wrench in their evolving relationship.

Their love story is sexy and intense but is not predictable, and the unexpected and intriguing plot makes The Hookup easy to devour in one sitting.


Book Info:

Publication: 12/19/17 | Self-Published | Moonlight and Motor Oil #1

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 through 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.



4 Responses to “REVIEW: The Hookup by Kristen Ashley”

  1. Tonya Lucas

    I’m dying to try one of her books, I’ve been told to start with Play it Safe. But this one sounds appealing!

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