Goodreads Rating: 4.27 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Publication Date: December 6th 2016
From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.
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.
I received an ARC from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
It takes a lot for Miranda Carr to balance between studying in College and working two jobs as a hotel housekeeper by day and a bartender at night at the same time. Despite financially struggling, she’s optimistic and industrious. She dreams to have a luxurious life and she’ll not stop working until she reach her goal. Having a relationship isn’t her priority .. at the moment.
Jake Birch is a rich, famous, cocky, and pompous NHL player. While staying on the hotel suite, he’s fascinated with Miranda when she called him out about his rudeness. Since then, he requested the hotel management that she’s the only one who can clean his room and gets to know her more during their encounters. Their conversations are interesting, witty and sweet, he finds Miranda beautiful inside and out. He worked his way to date her by being charming, nice and thoughtful. It was genuine and he intends to keep her. He just needs to be more open about his own issues and feelings.
Hooked is an addictive and sweet sports romance novel and I’m too hooked to put it down. The characters and their relationship are well developed, the story and little drama is entertaining and the romantic scenes are red-hot. I haven’t read anything by Brenda Rothert and I like her writing style. Surely, I’m going to read more of her novels.