Friday, January 8, 2016

Book Review: The Hook Up (Game On Series Book 1) by Kristen Callihan

The Hook Up (Game On Series Book 1) 
by Kristen Callihan

Series: Game On
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 16, 2015)

Kindle Edition

File Size: 2164 KB
Print Length: 354 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Plain Jane Books (September 7, 2014)
Publication Date: September 7, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★    

My thoughts:

I honestly thought this would suck as the male lead character, Drew, is so perfect! Gorgeous, super hawt, the star quarterback, that type of guy who lots of girls would die for, and --- so honest and down to earth. Whaatt??? I was scratching my head, can't believe that an author would dare create a perfection like that! And then the female lead, Anna, has insecurity issues. Right, typical characters for romance novels, perfect guy falls in love with damaged girl. Another thing that bothered me SO. MUCH. is their lust-at-first-sight. The never-ending fucking sessions seemed tiring. I was actually skipping... just giving it a few more chances and then Drew showed his consistency being the perfect good guy, mixed with the right amount of teenage/college drama and life lessons. Suddenly everything became tooo awesome! Anna redeemed herself at the second half and with the HEA, yeah, my final verdict is 5-stars!

The Hook Up is one of the best college romances I've read in a long time. I feel so lucky to have read this as my first for this year! The Hook Up is also my first from the author and looking forward to reading her other books in the Game On series!

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About the book:

The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love 

Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy, right? 

Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule… 

Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely. 

That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning. 

All’s fair in love and football…Game on.

About the author:

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather do. She is a three-time RITA nominee, and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading. 




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