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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 though 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.
This is such a good story
I adore Kristen Ashley, this book was a surprise for us readers. This story was unexpected but so good. The Hook Up I have read so many times when I what a feel good story. Johnny Gamble and Eliza (Izzy). Eliza Forrester is what every young girls would want to be like when they grow up in difficult circumstances. She made life better for herself without being hard, bitter. She is a gift that Johnny didn’t see coming. Without giving away anymore this is such a good book. You will not be disappointed Kristen Ashley rocks.
I lost my husband 2 yrs ago but before that he had health issues and without your books my sanity would have been lost. Thank you
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I could not enjoy this book at all, it was horrible! I was so disappointed because there is rarely ever other races represented in books and thought it was great that the author included others, but the description of the character was horribly stereotypical. You would think that an author could have found something beyond “very black, very round” as a description, the main character did not receive this same treatment at all as there were so many different descriptives used for her!