THE HOOKUP – A Kristen Ashley Review


Kristen Ashley does it again! Her latest romance, The Hookup, focuses on Izzy Forrester. Moving to a new town isn’t the easiest thing but Izzy is determined to make a space for herself and find happiness in every aspect of her life. When encouraged to go out to the only bar in town she ends up spending a night with dreamy and sexy Johnny Gamble (seriously that’s his name…and it’s as sexy as he is). After learning that Johnny never gives his heart to anyone, Izzy fears she’s treaded on the wild side with the chance of a broken heart.

I loved Izzy and Johnny! Not only does KA have her ICONIC style of dialogue and alpha-male perfection; she knows the perfect way to weave a story that just pulls you IN! I loved getting to experience small snippets of Johnny throughout the story but the main focus was on Izzy; it felt like the reader could experience all of the craziness that Izzy goes through. Now Johnny has the quintessential past of small town boy loves small town girl, small town girl breaks small town boy’s heart and leaves, small town boy loves her forever and swears off all other options. But he is SO. MUCH. MORE. KA makes a great point of showing that the town may be invested in his past but Johnny, and only Johnny, knows precisely where his heart lies and his intentions. Exploring that while learning about Izzy and her bumpy past as well made more some crazy entertainment.

I’ve been a KA fan from the start and she’s definitely one of my top five auto-click authors but The Hookup has a lightheartedness to it (but trust me there is NO lack of dramaaaaa!) that just makes it WORK!

✮✮✮From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes the first standalone title in the exciting, new Moonlight and Motor Oil series, THE HOOKUP! A rich, emotional love story, THE HOOKUP is available now!✮✮✮

Jump into THE HOOKUP and grab your copy today!

About THE HOOKUP (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series #1):

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.


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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.




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