Review: ♥ Hooker ♥ by Brooke Blaine

Posted March 16, 2016 by StaceyisSassy in Contemporary Romace, Reviews / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review:  ♥ Hooker ♥ by Brooke BlaineHooker by Brooke Blaine
Series: , #2
Published by Self-Published on March 8, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320
Format: Kindle
Source: Amazon



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)?
Hooker is Book Two in the L.A. Liaisons series, but each book can be read as a standalone novel.

Hooker Review

 

Hooker (L.A. Liaisons #2)

 

Lock up the Hooker.

I didn’t like Hooker. I know the four and a half stars may make you think otherwise, but I spent more than half the book asking myself –

Am I missing something here?

Is this chick really this silly?

Why…why…why is she doing this? NO job is worth that much sacrifice.

Why does Nate keep going back for more?

I gritted my teeth, mumbled a few expletives and carried on, hoping and praying I’d GET IT soon.

Brooke Blaine has just convinced me that she is a master in her trade. I nearly wrote this book off and called it a day a few times, but I’m so glad I stuck with it. By the end it all made sense. The struggles Shayne lived through needed to be witnessed by us to see her epiphany, awakening…Aha, moment. While we may not agree with her sacrifices and decisions, we come to realise that she honestly thought she was doing the right thing. I went from lacking a connection and disliking Shayne to realising that we’re all a little like her at some times in our lives. A lack of confidence, hesitation and reluctance to take risks and not seeing the beauty in ourselves are all things we suffer once or twice. Was I frustrated with her (and myself) for not having more confidence? BLOODY HELL…YES!! Did I want her (me) to start hearing what her friends kept repeating over and over and over again? Yep!! Did I want her to put love ahead of everything? I’m a romance reader, so, of course, the answer is YESSSSSS!!!

Hooker led me on a path of discovery. It made me look at myself and assess how much could change in my life? Am I not taking opportunities because of the risks involved? Will love get put on a back burner because I think something else is more important? Should I start listening to the compliments I receive instead of thinking they’re feeling sorry for me? Hooker was a great example of the happiness that can be achieved when you take a bit of a risk, listen to people you trust and put your loved ones before careers.

I’m absolutely addicted to this series and I LOVE these women and the men that come into their lives. I cannot wait for P.I.T.A.

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