Audiobook Review: Hooking Up (Shacking Up, #2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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. 


Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up

Hooking Up

Married to the wrong guy!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 🖤💜🤎💚💛
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌍🌍
Character development: 😍😕🙃☺️😘

The heroine: Amalie (a.k.a. Ami) – on her wedding day, at the reception, her new husband Armstrong is heard over the PA system in the reception hall cheating on her with one of the guests. Ami runs off on the to Bora Bora, bringing along her husbands passport so he won’t be able to follow her.

The Hero(es): Lexington (a.k.a. Lex) – cousin to Ami’s new husband Armstrong. His date to the wedding is the one that was caught with Armstrong, while Lex was hiding from her inane chatter in the bridal suite and getting drunk because the girl he really wanted was the bride.

The story: In her utter despair and embarrassment after hearing Armstrong getting busy on the PA system, Ami runs to the bridal suite at the reception hall to get out of the $15,000.00 wedding gown that she never wanted, but Armstrong talked her into getting. She sees Lex and asks him to help her get some revenge, which he turns down. Only to end up sitting next to him on her flight to Bora Bora.

I just love Helena Hunting’s sense of humor! This book was funny, steamy, romantic, crazy and an all around enjoyable book. As for the narration, both Jacob Morgan and Muffy Newtown were perfect for the parts of Lex and Ami. I loved that this book was told in Dual POV and the narrators were perfect for the blend of humor, angst and scorching heat.

Both characters were incredibly likable and the supporting characters were great. Armstrong was both funny and crazy. Bane and Ruby from Shacking Up were heavily featured in this book as well. I loved the exotic location of Bora Bora in addition to New York. I can’t wait to read more of this series. I haven’t yet read Bane and Ruby’s story but I plan to read that and the rest of the series.


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