Tuesday 7 November 2017

✤ HOOKING UP ✤ Helena Hunting ✤

© Bianca Janeane

• 7 November 2017
• 480 pages

• standalone #RomComDrama

• (We already met Amie in Shacking Up! And we meet her again in Helena's Halloween Novella - as part of the Eye Candy Anthology - where we also meet this book's hero Lex!!! You don't have to have read those to understand Hooking Up - but you should☺)

• the next book in the Shacking Up universe - I FLIPPING LOVE YOU - will be out 29 May 2018 - and it will be about Amie's lawyer brother Pierce.

 5 Stars

Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding receptionbut for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.

Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.

They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.

Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.

We all remember Amie!
She's Ruby's best friend and she's engaged to Armstrong - the idiot cousin of Bane and Lex.
Nobody can stand the guy and Amie is not so sure of him herself, but she's still hoping that it will all work out once they're married.
But it's not.
She ends up running away from her own wedding reception!
Then there's Lex. The guy who asked her out first, that same night Armstrong asked her. But Armstrong was the safer choice. Also, as history proves, Amie's not the best at choosing boyfriends!
And then once the wedding exploded, she literally threw herself at Lex for some revenge sex - but good guy that he is - he declined the offer.
But only because he wants more. He's always wanted more with Amie.
But she now thinks he rejected her because she might have acted a tiny bit crazy on her wedding day.

Off to paradise we go!

Alone on her honeymoon to forget about the wedding and everything else for a while.
But of course she's not alone - only it's not Armstrong on the plane with her - it's Lex - he needs to check on some of his family's hotels in Bora Bora....



Poor Amie! We all knew that her stupid fiancé wasn't going to be her happily ever after.
But we know that Lex will be.

But right now, we're the only ones who know!! ☺☺
He's just perfect for her.
Of course it takes a while for them to get there.
Poor guy has to fight for his happy end!
But the reader has an amazing time watching them!!!

We have so many funny ...

... and sexy and adorable moments!

But also some very serious and moving and frustrating moments. Armstrong (that idiot) is not giving up that easily!!!

I just loved this book! There's really nothing more I could say!

HOOKING UP was the most adorable Romantic Dramedy!!!! Funny, sweet, sexy! I just LOVED it! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Lex - this one is MINE!!!!

... the only thing that didn't work for me - the cover. It's kinda hot, even though the guy is not my type - BUT - the guy is also not Lex. Helena always says how his brother - the pro rugby guy - is the muscley brother - so for me, this guy on the cover is waaaay too muscley and not in a good way for my tastes!!!!

ARC received for an honest review

Waaaah! This book is so freaking good!

I adored Amalie (Amie) in Shacking Up, and especially in the novella in the halloween novella that we got in the Eye Candy anthology).

But now?  Now I love her so much!

In the earlier books, she is engaged to Armstrong, and we all think that he is nothing but a d!ck with no balls.  Now we know that is true!

Do you remember Lex?  He is Bane's brother and all kinds of good!

I might kinda be a little bit in love with him (ok, so I lie, I am a lot in love with him!)  He is everything and more that a girl could ever want.

I did get frustrated at times with Amie - I wanted to knock some sense into her with my Kindle (damn girl, you need to wake up!!).  I could understand why, but with everything that had happened, I just wanted her to give the big middle finger to everyone and be herself - maybe that is more my issue than hers though.

Hooking Up has a bit of everything.  Of course there is some hooking up and sexy times (oooheeeee the sexy times!) however there is plenty of laughs and tears and some drama thrown in too.

Do yourself a big favour - buy and read Hooking Up. Right now. Do it.

Why are you still reading this and not the book?




#1.5 - Getting Down

#3 - I Flipping Love You

A new kind of love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready…


Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in The Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous, but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she inadvertently catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off…


Pierce Whitfield doesn’t normally demo kitchens, install dry wall, or tear apart a beautiful woman’s dreams. He’s just a down-on-his-luck lawyer who needed a break from the city and agreed to help his brother work on a few homes in the Hamptons. When he first meets Rian, the attraction is undeniable. But when they start competing for the same pieces of prime real estate, the early sparks turn into full-blown fireworks. Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance—without burning down the house?

If you haven't read Helena's amazing #PUCKED series yet...GET STARTED NOW!

Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.