Sara's Review: The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil #1) by Kristen Ashley
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Audible Studios
NARRATOR: Lance Greenfield & Stella Bloom RELEASED: December 19, 2017 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 12 hours and 23 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, AUDIBLE, PAPERBACK
When the new girl in town, Eliza “Izzy” Forrester decides to hit the local drinking hole, she’s not ready to meet the town’s good, solid guy. She’s definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him.
Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble’s bed and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny.Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm’s length. But Johnny makes it clear he wants more and Izzy already knows she wants as much of hot-in-bed, sweet-out-of-it Johnny Gamble.
Floating on air thinking this is going somewhere, Izzy quickly learns why Johnny holds distant.
He’s in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken. Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.
Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.
And Izzy knew the stakes, so she makes it easy and slips through his fingers.
But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape danger that’s been swirling around her.
And that’s why Johnny decides to wade in.
That and the fact Eliza Forrester makes breakfast with a canary singing on her shoulder and fills out tight dresses in a way Johnny Gamble cannot get out of his head. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
The last KA book I listened to, Complicated, was one I enjoyed so I decided to give another Audiobook a shot. I got a bit bored with KA books for a while because it seemed like she was recycling characters and dialog. It was annoying to me. Its either been long enough now that I don’t remember or she has stopped doing it at least in the latest books I’ve listened too. In the Hookup, I was running the emotional gambit. I went from tears to laughter and everything in between. It was wonderful! I found myself so invested in Izzy and Johnny. I had a hard time stopping the audiobook and getting any work done. I also loved the town and all the people. This is a world/series that I loved, and I already started the next one in the series The Slow Burn, which is about Toby and Addie. I am hoping these two are not the end of this series, but we will see. I love all of the characters. I am rating The Hookup 5 Boundless Stars, and I loved it.