Hooking Up by Helena Hunting – Jenn’s Review


I wanted to see Amalie get her happy ending.



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. 


This book had so much promise. I had been anticipating it since the end of Shacking Up. While I enjoyed it, I just didn’t love it and it left me wanting more.

I really loved how free Amie was with her sexuality. She didn’t hide who she truly was and what she enjoyed once she was free of the hideous Armstrong. I just wish her confidence the bedroom translated to confidence in her feelings for Lex. Amie and Lex had some intense chemistry between the sheets. They burned up every page and every scene. The problem with that is that’s all they did. This book was heavy on the sex, but lacking in substance. I still don’t know who Amie and Lex truly are and that frustrates me. We didn’t get any glimpses of them outside the bedroom while they were falling in love in Bora Bora. I wanted and expected more….and just didn’t get it.

Regardless of my thoughts, Hunting remains one of my must read authors. This is a random miss is a long list of hits


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