Review – Hooked by Brenda Rothert

Hooked is a sweet, steamy read with a little hockey action thrown in, more details would have made this a great novel! ~ Autry, Guilty Pleasures 

Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?

Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.

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Hooked is a good afternoon read, it is full of romance and headstrong characters. I really did not care for Jake; Miranda was more down to earth and easier to connect with. As a couple they did balance each other out well, which redeemed Jake slowly. The cast of characters is pretty small which allowed them to focus on the main couple. The plot was a very quick moving plot; and easy to follow. I did enjoy reading Hooked, liked Mirandas’ work ethic. I would have loved to see more hockey details weaved into the novel, all we really knew is he was the captain of his team, Jake’s position and very few details about each game. I felt very little emotion while reading Hooked, which was disappointing to me; I wanted to feel connected to the story. Rotherts’ work had great appeal and potential, however sadly it fell a little short in reaching them.

3.5 stars

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