Book & Author Details:
The Hookup by Erin McCarthy
Publication date: 8th May 2018
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Is there an equation for the perfect hookup? Turns out it’s a lot more complicated than one plus one. . . .
Sophie: Numbers are my comfort zone, which explains why my sex life is a big fat zero. Then again, if I’m smart enough to earn a PhD, why can’t I calculate a way to get a guy into bed, just to see what all the fuss is about? With my prima donna sister, Bella, getting married in Maine, I figure her wedding is the perfect opportunity for my little experiment. And Cain Jordan seems hot enough—he’s certainly drunk enough—to show me what I’ve been missing. Judging by the body of evidence, it’s a lot. . . .
Cain: Being stuck in the same town as my lying SOB twin brother, Christian—who may or may not be the father of the son I’m not allowed to see—is a hell of a reason to drink myself silly after the lobster boat docks each day. Any port in a storm . . . But Sophie’s different. She doesn’t play around. And she’s becoming a habit I don’t want to break. Because the smartest woman I’ve ever met is also the sexiest—and the only one who makes me want to change.
Don’t miss Bella and Christian’s story in The Breakup!
Yes, there is humour in this story. Sophie’s character is a breath of fresh air.
But I’m not sure that I would necessarily describe this as a romantic comedy. There is too much of an undercurrent of sadness, for both Sophie and Cain for that to be the heart of this book.
And, although this is a reasonably short story, it feels like a much bigger tale than the page count would imply. Addiction. Betrayal. Strained familial ties.
But, for the most part at least, this works. Perhaps the conclusion was a little on the convenient side, but this was nevertheless a one sitting, very enjoyable story.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.
When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.