Hooked by Brenda Rothert
Release Date: December 6th 2016 by Loveswept
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.
Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?
Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.
This is the second book that I've read from the author, and I can honestly say that I'm impressed with just how well she executes each story. The other book that I read from her was His, which I highly recommend reading as well. In this story we get to meet Miranda, a college student who is working two jobs while juggling school work as well. When she is meets Jake, one of hockey's hottest bad boy, they have an instantaneous chemistry that neither one was expecting. But the minute she crosses paths with him where she works, she discovers that he is staying at one of luxury penthouses where she cleans. After a little argument she expects him to get her fired, but instead he requests her to be his personal housekeeper, which means that they'll be spending a lot of time with each other, something that she doesn't want to do, especially when he can't stop flirting with her. Miranda knows that she can lose her job, but the more time she spends with Jake, the more she is starting to develop feelings for him. Now she has to decide whether it's worth fighting for a relationship with Jake or not, before it's too late.
Jake Birch has the looks and wealth to get just about any girl that he would like, but the minute he met Miranda he couldn't get her out of his mind. Now that she works as his personal housekeeper he will not stop at nothing until he gets her to give them a chance. But being forced to date someone else in order to stay in his team could just end what he wants with Miranda the most, and he has to end it before she can find out the truth. I very much enjoyed reading Hooked, the characters have a sizzling chemistry that will keep you reading until the very end. There is a level of playfulness between them that is undeniable from the very beginning, but they both have secrets that could prevent them from moving forward with their relationship. I liked both of their personalities, Jake is playful and caring, while Miranda is more focused and a bit serious. Their scenes are just so sweet and romantic, it's an overall great story. The ending will literally have you swooning for them, and their happy ending. I would highly recommend it, you will not regret it. :)
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***
Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.
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