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The Hookup

By: Kristen Ashley
Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Stella Bloom
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Summary

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 as she can get 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 though his fingers.

But that's before Johnny realizes Izzy 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 Izzy 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.

©2017 Kristen Ashley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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I loved the story line finished listening to this book within a day, it had humour, my excitement and everything in between I can't wait to listen to the second one.

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Loved it

Lovely gushing romance made me laugh and cry but totally enjoyable hope we get a follow up about Toby and addie

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Beautifully written, beautifully narrated

Loved the story. It was really easy to connect with the characters. Definitely recommend. The narration is excellent love both narrators

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Not KA best

I’m not sure about this one... I’m a big fan of KA and this story started off great but kind of tapered off and I lost quite a bit of interest in it. Her main characters are always the same and normally it never bothers me (like the rock chick series) but Johnny just didn’t do it for me!

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Loved it!

I enjoyed the storyline and definitely Izzy’s character. She was into Johnny but her head was screwed in right. Loved this book. Long reign KA!

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One chapter

I have never come across an audio book like this that wouldn't download above chapter 1. However I did get some more chaps downloaded, but then when stated to read and listen I lost them again and it went back to one chapter and it seemed like it would be a good book as well I was so disappointed.

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Amazing

Another amazing story from Kristen Ashley. This is the first in her new Moonlight and Motor Oil series and I loved it! Both main characters Izzy and Johnny are lovely and I thought the narration was first rate. Excellent and highly recommended.

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Not one of my favourites

I'm a fan of Kristen Ashley and Stella Bloom is one of my favourite narrators so I was looking forward to this. Though aspects of it are enjoyable, I found it a little slow and staid compared to most KA books I've read. The male reader is also kind of annoying - he reads everything like it's the trailer for an action movie which makes it hard to engagte. Kristen Ashley books usually involve fairly graphic love scenes, but these ones were GRAPHIC and a little too much for me, it grossed me out a little and I'm usualy not too phased by such things. I have also tried the next in this series and it's pretty much worse so I shall have to wait for Ms A to come up with a new series!

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Throughly enjoyable

I loved this book from start to finish, Stella Bloom narration is super she really does portray the characters well .Izzy and Jonny’s story is heartfelt both with their histories the way Kirsten writes has you totally absorbed , I look forward to more in the series ,

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All too familiar but still enjoyable

This book has left me with mixed feelings.

I appreciate this book is called The Hookup and the premise is in the title but for me, a book which starts with a sex scene is something that I generally loathe. I need to get to know my characters before getting to know them intimately if you know what I mean. Despite my initial reservations though, I did find myself connecting with the main characters relatively quickly. Both Johnny and Izzy have troubled pasts but find themselves coming together, literally and figuratively, unexpectedly having met in a bar.

Izzy is new in town, having escaped her ex, and now enjoying a rural lifestyle, she is trying to find her feet within her new existence. With a domestic menagerie living under the same roof as her, Izzy works hard to enjoy what she has created for herself and that's a sweet, country home.

Johnny runs the local garages and having been burned in love before, isn't looking for anything more than a one night stand, that is until he meets Izzy and despite only spending a few short hours getting to know each other before ending up in bed, it's clear that he has no intention of letting her go without a fight. Izzy doesn't know how to deal with Johnny's plans for her and Izzy's head is spinning but she is more than happy just to enjoy whatever time she has with him before he tires of her.

The story and their relationship progress with each getting to know the other and trying to combine their lifestyles and work commitments. Johnny is a dream though and being a horse owner myself, I would love someone to come into my life and to be more than happy to take care of my beasties without being asked!

The side characters are also as equally enjoyable but especially Izzy's sister, who comes to stay with her, and also Johnny's brother, Toby. Thankfully, Adeline brings her baby son with her and he adds some fun times and drama to the story.

For me, this story was spoilt by its sweet nature and all too frequent sex scenes. There was a serious lack of drama in the storyline, apart from towards the end of the book. The story was slow to develop and at times, dare I say it, slightly boring. I feel this is always the downside of insta-love stories because there is no slow building relationship, something that this author is well-known for.

The other downside to this book, for me, was the inclusion of a male narrator. KA always uses females and I am a particular fan of Stella Bloom but her magical performance was overshadowed by an overly enthusiastic Lance Greenfield who over-played his part of the narration, on this occasion.

I do still love this author's writing though and whilst this is probably my least favourite story of hers to date, I will read/listen on with the series which overall left me with a warm feeling and endless hope for more of what we come to expect from KA in future books.

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