REVIEW – HOOKER (LA Liaisons, #2) by Brooke Blaine

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SYNOPSIS

Whoever said singles were missing out by not finding true love and getting married before the age of thirty had never experienced the sheer pleasure of nightly romantic comedy viewings in their underwear while eating one of Licked’s famous Crazy Cat Lady sundaes. Because life just doesn’t get better than that.

At least, it doesn’t for Shayne Callahan. It didn’t take more than a handful of broken hearts after college to solidify that she was better at pairing up those around her than herself. As a matchmaker at the elite HLS—Hook, Line, & Sinker Matchmaking Company—in the City of Angels, she has a knack for finding the other halves of even the most eccentric clients:

Sugar daddy with a foot fetish? Gross, but no problem.
A severe case of nudophobia? Match made before lunch.

But even the most happily independent of women can find their best-laid plans screeching to a halt when they meet that guy. For Shayne, that guy comes in the form of boyishly handsome, suspender-lovin’, dimple-poppin’ Nate Ryan on a pantsless (we’ll get to that later) Metro ride.

Of course, relationships can never be easy. Before the destined lovers can ride off into the sunset, they must overcome a power-hungry and sexual-punning boss, a celebrity scandal and cover-up, and let’s not forget Shayne’s dreadful foot-in-mouth disease—with which there can never be a happily ever after.

Will fate throw Shayne a freakin’ bone? Or will she be destined to live out her life as sexy(ish), single(ish), and L.A.’s finest Hooker (upper)?

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars
(ARC provided by author)

Hooker Teaser 5 by Jay Aheer

Shayne Callahan is a gorgeous, single, independent Australian woman living in Los Angeles. She works as a matchmaker for Hook, Line, & Sinker Matchmaking Company. She is notorious in LA as the “go to” woman to find your other half. She has a gift when it comes to pairing up others, but wonders if she herself is destined to be single?

Hooker teaser 3 by Hang Le

Shayne’s three best friends want her to loosen up & live a little, so they talk her into doing this years Annual Pantsless Metro Ride. While on the subway ride Shayne locks eyes with the most beautiful man. He’s absolutely stunning. Between the dimples & the sexy grin, she can’t take her eyes off of him. She later meets her mystery man, & finds out his name is Nate Ryan. He’s a 24 year old guy who is in college studying film. She decides even though he is absolutely delicious, he’s too young for her.

-I’ll be damned. Hot train guy was all about…me.

They keep running into one another & Nate is persistent. He really wants a chance with Shayne & goes after her hard. They have some obstacles thrown in their way, but both develop strong feelings for each other & wants to be together. This was a fun, flirty, sexy read. I really enjoyed it & can’t wait for Paige’s book next! 😀

-My Nate. The most amazing human on the planet.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Hooker Teaser 4 by Jay Aheer

This is the second book in the LA Liaisons series, and it can be read as a standalone. I thought it was a very light & sexy read. I was in need of a good RomCom after having gone through an emotional roller coaster from my last read and this story was just what the doctor ordered!

Shayne Callahan is a professional matchmaker working atHook, Line, and Sinker. She is terrific at matching people up with their true soul mates but has had terrible luck with romance in her own life. But Shayne doesn’t let this get her down. She is really quite happy with her single life and dining off of her “meals for one” a la Lean Cuisine. Totally my kind of gal!! Until one day during a bar crawl with her best girls, sans pants, she runs into a seriously HOT guy who seems to be salivating at the sight of her as well. Apparently there is a night in Los Angeles where people get to walk around town in their panties and boxers. Um, I am originally from L.A. and don’t recall this ritual but then again I haven’t lived on the west coast in many years. But I digress.

Hooker Teaser 1 by Hang Le

Nate Ryan is seriously swoony with his cute dimples and charming & sweet personality. Oh, and he definitely rocks the suspenders!! This guy had my full attention from the moment he walks into this story. Shayne plays hard to get at first when she finds out that Nate is about to finish grad school. Thinking that he is far too young for her, she attempts to push him away, but fate keeps pushing these two together and Shayne isn’t strong enough to resist Nate.

As the two start to spend more time together, their feelings for each other intensify, but a potential scandal for one of Shayne’s biggest clients could also end up jeopardizing their budding relationship.

There were several laugh out loud moments and some pretty schmexy situations. I would definitely recommend this when you’re in the mood for something low on angst with a good dose of humor and steam.

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