Game On Series #1
by Kristen Callihan
The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love
Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy, right?
Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…
Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely.
That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning.
All’s fair in love and football…Game on
I...have been addicted to romance lately. I'm not entirely sure why, but my suspicion is that it is because they are simply fun to read. They are also fast to read - I can basically get through one in a day if I am allowed the time. I still can't get over the book covers though...bleh. That's mostly why I stick to eBook - it's cheaper too.
Anyway, let's get to the actual book. I really liked The Hook Up. It was steamy, sexy, and I love my bad boy falls for seemingly good girl trope. It helps that Anna is sarcastic and wants to resist Drew's appeal. But we all know what ultimately happens...who can really resist [in a romance novel]? Also, I kinda like the whole....jock with a heart a gold and hey! no dumb jock here....thing. Maybe it's cliche, but I also think that the whole dumb jock thing is a BIGGER cliche. I enjoy a story where the woman is "allowed" to be "bad" and sweet and the man is "allowed" to be both handsome and smart.
One of the best things, however, was that each character had their flaws that they had to overcome. What I especially enjoyed was the fact that them getting together was not the end of their story. The story did a great job of showing what a real relationship would be like. Thumbs up! Sexy and sweet.