Book Review: Hooker by Brooke Blaine

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L.A. Liaisons, #2
Brooke Blaine
Contemporary Romance
March 9, 2016
Romantic Comedy

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Whoever said singles were missing out by not finding true love and getting married before the age of thirty had never experienced the sheer pleasure of nightly romantic comedy viewings in their underwear while eating one of Licked’s famous Crazy Cat Lady sundaes. Because life just doesn’t get better than that.

At least, it doesn’t for Shayne Callahan. It didn’t take more than a handful of broken hearts after college to solidify that she was better at pairing up those around her than herself. As a matchmaker at the elite HLS—Hook, Line, & Sinker Matchmaking Company—in the City of Angels, she has a knack for finding the other halves of even the most eccentric clients:

Sugar daddy with a foot fetish? Gross, but no problem.
A severe case of nudophobia? Match made before lunch.

But even the most happily independent of women can find their best-laid plans screeching to a halt when they meet that guy. For Shayne, that guy comes in the form of boyishly handsome, suspender-lovin’, dimple-poppin’ Nate Ryan on a pantsless (we’ll get to that later) Metro ride.

Of course, relationships can never be easy. Before the destined lovers can ride off into the sunset, they must overcome a power-hungry and sexual-punning boss, a celebrity scandal and cover-up, and let’s not forget Shayne’s dreadful foot-in-mouth disease—with which there can never be a happily ever after.

Will fate throw Shayne a freakin’ bone? Or will she be destined to live out her life as sexy(ish), single(ish), and L.A.’s finest Hooker (upper)?

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My reviw

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"Oh fuck shit ass and hole."

Looove it! I love everything, each scene with Shayne and Nate together. Their story was sensational, incredible chemistry and I only regret that it was not just about them. Because their scenes I could read endlessly.

About the plot: Shayne Callahan is a matchmaker at the elite HLS with boss form hell, but she has talent in matching people and finding them soulmates. A little worse it goes with it for her. She is not too confident, but in the company of her best friends is able to go beyond her comfort zone. It is they who draw her to Pantless Metro Ride, and that is where she notices very handsome guy, with whom catches the eye contact.

Nate Ryan make his move and try to hit on Shayne. Not the best result I must admit, but fortunately, he gets a second chance in Vegas, which is not intend to waste. This road is not easy, because Shayne has her doubts, but so, so exciting. He’s not going to give up and is very convincing. The challenge, however, does not end even when it becomes official.

Final thoughts: Terrific start. I was caught at the very beginning. Day without pants? Hilarious! The eyes connection in the metro? OMG! And who would have thought that the younger man than a woman can excite me like that? Nate was so charming, I love his determination and persuasion, with what exactly he won her. I love each of their shared scene. My favorite is probably the club in Vegas. It was so hot and steaming beyond the limits! Although the development with movie star was interesting and adds more action, it really was not needed. For me would be enough with more scenes with Shayne and Nate. Absolutely love them, and I’d like more, and more, and more.

“Don’t freak out, but I’m gonna kiss you now.”
“That’s not a good idea.”
“Then stop me.”

I think that the whole story was very refreshing and funny, but it could also shake up. Something that with this series is amazing and very exciting. We got here a little more scenes with girls that was a great move. Their friendship is the most powerful advantage of every story. We know more about what happens with Ryleigh and Hunter, we have more scenes that announcing the story of Paige. I already can not wait for the next books in the series because they promise to be just as good and maybe better. No pressure, at all!

If I’d recommend? Yes. Especially if you like funny and emotional romantic comedies stories.


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Excerpt

“Hi,” I managed to say.

Nate nodded toward my legs. “Your pants are making me hungry.”

Aaaand that was the point where I stopped breathing. Except to say, “What?”

His eyes trailed down my body and rested on my thighs. Self-conscious, I looked down, almost sighing with relief when I realized my lower half was indeed covered this time, but that feeling went away pretty fucking fast when I saw the ice cream cones on my pajama pants practically flinging themselves at him.

Yes, I’d gone out in public in pajamas, so sue me. I hadn’t counted on running into…well, anybody.

“Oh. Oh yeah, um…I like ice cream,” I mumbled. “Especially from Licked, my friend Ryleigh’s store, although I have to say, her boozy shakes are unreal, especially the Make Me Quake Shake, which has these amazing pieces of those Ferrero Rocher balls in them, and they just give it the perfect amount of crunch so that you—” I stopped and took a breath when I noticed his grin getting wider. I swallowed and then said, “Not that I go there all the time or anything. Because I don’t. I mean, I’ve only been once or twice. You know…to taste test. Actually, I never eat sweets.”

He laughed then, and those penetrating eyes, tinged with more green than brown today, made their way up my body once more, pausing with what looked like amusement at my full hands. Then his gaze was on me and those dimples were out in full force.

“That’s too bad,” he said. “I’ve got a helluva sweet tooth.”

Wait…was he flirting with me? Was that a come-on? Or just stating a fact?

“Yeah, well, in that case your dentist probably hates you,” I said, readjusting the cold-ass meals in my arms. I’d be damned if I let those suckers go now. I’d tied my jacket around my waist, and my thin tank top would reveal a tit-bit more than I needed him to see.

He chuckled at that. Hmm. He had a nice chuckle. And a husky laugh. Both of which made my eyes zoom in on his throat. I wondered if it was as warm as it looked. He must’ve caught me staring, because he coughed, bringing my attention back to his face. His eyes were twinkling something wicked.

“You might be right about that,” he said. “Maybe I don’t like people telling me what to do. Or dictating what I can and can’t put in my mouth.”

My mouth dropped open, but I quickly snapped it shut. This guy was obviously a charmer, and after dealing with guys like him all day, the last thing I would do was fall prey to another arrogant playboy. Nope. Not me. Not gonna happen.


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About The Author

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

Flash Point is Brooke’s debut solo novel, and she is the co-author of the erotic serial, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released on November 11th, 2015.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.


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