Hooking Up: A Novel
Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but 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.
A good book
First off I hate Armstrong. I got a look at him in shacking up and I wasn’t impressed. He is so wrong for amie and Ruby knew something was off. At her wedding she realized what a dirt bag he was. He wouldn’t leave her alone. She met up with Lex and they were on fire. Them two together is amazing. She is a little hesitant cause of the damage from Armstrong. Lex is the man. Loved this book!
I have really enjoyed a few of Helena Huntings books. Which is sad considering how this one does not live up to my favorites of hers. The chemistry between the two characters is sizzling! However outside of the two main characters, the other character interactions fall flat. This is really disappointing because I really enjoy her as an author but this book is not her best.
Amie and Lex had a moment when he introduced himself to her at a party. Then his wanker of a cousin cut in and made a dead set for Amie. At their wedding a year later, he shows his true colors when he’s caught on the PA system cheating on her at their wedding reception.
Needing to get away from her humiliation and her “husband”, Amie heads off to her honeymoon alone. Lex ends there as well and that spark that had been there begins to smolder. They hook up, but what happens on the island doesn’t want to stay on the island.
A wonderful follow up to Shacking Up.