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 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 Eliza 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 Eliza 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.
Classic KA…but some similarities...
This is classic KA....especially if you loved the Colorado Men series. I won't get into the synopsis of the book....you need to read it! If you are a KA fan, you will definitely love this book....although there were scenes that were very similar to here other books. In fact, there is a scene where Izzie looks in the mirror and thinks something. This scene is taken from Sweet Dreams....one of my favorite KA books. Also Izzy's friend reminds me of many of KA's heroines' sidekicks/friends, even down to the description. All that being said, I did enjoy the last 2 KA books(Complicated and the Hook Up). Both books remind me of why I love her books so much! Izzy can be a bit annoying in her "head talk" but she is a solid heroine. And of course Johnny Gamble is swoon worthy! Classic alpha hero!
The Hook Up
I love love love Izzy and Johnny’s story. Even more than Toby’s and Addie’s.
The book is choppy with missing words from sentences that make it not make sense. I honestly thought it was translated from another language with how off it was, until the bio said “she grew up in in Indiana “! Lol. Should have read bio first to see they couldn’t spellcheck the basic that goes in all books, to know the book would be poorly written.