Sunday, November 27, 2016

Release Blitz & Book Review: Hooked by A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine

by A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine
Series: A Wilde Players Dirty Romance #3
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date:
November 27th, 2016
Cover Design: Michele Catalano Creative


I’ve had my eye on him since we were teenagers.
I even managed to kiss him once.
But once wasn’t enough.
He stars in every one of my dirty fantasies.
Now it’s time for my dreams to come true.
He’s smart, sexy, and gorgeous, and currently single.
When I hear he’s in a position to act as my caddie for a week,
I decide to bite the bullet and jump on him. I mean it.
Who am I kidding?
I have one week to blow his mind and other things too.
I can only hope my heart survives every one of our heated encounters and that he gets hooked before I do.
Powerless to stop him, I can only hope my heart isn’t another casualty of his fastball.

About the authors:

A.M. Hargrove:
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears that coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.

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Terri E. Laine:
Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.
In her early years, she and her best friend would tell each other stories over the phone when they were bored. They called them their "soap operas" and generally revolved around whatever boy they liked at the time.
Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.

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My Review:

This was a fun and entertaining story with lots of hot sex. It actually was a bit too much sex for my liking because it left no space for the sentimental part and became too focused on the intimacy which also made it hard for the characters to even admit to their feelings.

The Story:
Riley and Mark have known each other for years since his friend Fletcher is her cousin. Though besides the one kiss all those years ago, nothing else ever happened between them because the time never was in their favor, meaning either she was dating someone or he had a girlfriend.
Now when Mark volunteers to be Riley's caddie for the charity golf tournament for Make-A-Wish they both hit it off pretty quickly though Riley has to concentrate on the tournament and she's not sure how to do that when gorgeous Mark is on the green with her and all she wants to do is do him.
Will they both finally get their chance? And how will their different lives fit together?

I liked Mark in the previous books and was really excited to read more about him but even though I really enjoyed this book I liked Sidelined and Fastball a bit better. Mark and Riley knew each other for years but there was never anything more than a kiss they shared. Now they are pretty fast involved and it felt a bit rushed because when they’ve really liked each other that much, there could have been something sooner between those two – despite both of them having partners in the past years – because come on, they saw each other every now and then and never did anything happen?
There was a lot of sex in this book and besides of figuring out how to manage their different work schedules there wasn't much else which was a pity and because of this I couldn't connect at all with the characters. I wasn't a fan of Riley because it seemed to me that whatever didn’t work out the way she wanted, she was hell-bent to change it (no matter the opinion of others) and she was pretty selfish when it came to Mark which annoyed me.

I really enjoyed reading about the other two couples from the previous books and I think that the authors did a nice job altogether with this story which was a fast read for me. I am excited to find out what’s coming next in this series.

-- This ARC was kindly provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. --

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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