The Hookup Hoax by Heather Thurmeier
Published by Entangled Publishing on May 26th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Sawyer Sterling needs a girlfriend. With the family cabin up for grabs, he's desperate to prove that he could be the guy to “pass it on.” Of course, Sawyer also has a tendency to treat relationships like a contagious stomach flu that should be avoided at all costs. Now he needs a girlfriend-for-hire. Someone he can trust. Someone he could never, ever fall for...
Someone like his best friend's sister.
Sawyer's offer is exactly what Olivia Morgan needs. After traveling around the world for the last five years, the promise of a job and free accommodations is heaven. And sure, maybe Sawyer's a super-hot, charming guy with dimples made for kissing, but he’s not willing to be the guy—or relationship—she needs.
All it takes is one hot hook-up before this little hoax gets blown all to hell...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
So, I’m mildly disturbed by the cover girl’s calf muscle… Is that real or did someone get over excited with Photoshop? Is silicon calf implants a new fashion? It’s just.. look at it…. that’s not normal, especially when you compare it with her other calf which seems incredibly flat….
Anyways! This was a sweet story about Sawyer. A guy who, after losing his parents as a child in an accident, is raised by his grandparents. Fearing that he could leave a wife and kid behind if something ever happened to him, he’s set on bachelorhood for life.
But now, not only does he need to focus on work and landing the deal that will put his family’s company out of risk, his grandparents are getting ready to move and pass on the house he grew up in. He needs to show them that he should be the one to get it, and not his married cousin with a baby on the way.
And thus the hoax is conceived. He needs a girlfriend STAT, so Gran and Grandpa can see him as someone who could keep the beautiful lake house in the family. He tried a relationship once and it ended in disaster, and any of his hookups wouldn’t get that what he needs is just pretend. The solution appears in the form of his childhood best friend’s little sister, who he hadn’t seen in over 10 years since her parents divorced and she went to live with her mother. She’s nothing like the little tomboy he remembers, but a very beautiful woman who’s spent the last 5 years backpacking around the world.
Olivia is ready to plant some roots after being a nomad for so long. Unfortunately, no one seems to want to hire someone with her ample but unconventional work experience, and crashing on her brother’s couch is certainly not her idea of permanence.
When Sawyer offers her free housing and a temp job in his company as a reference for her curriculum and all she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend, she jumps at the opportunity. Truly, with her former experience with a guy just like Sawyer, she would never, never, ever be fool enough to fall for him. Nor would Sawyer find that with the right woman, a relationship is just what he needed…no chance of that happening 😉
I really liked this story, there were no surprises, no unexpected twists, just sweet, steamy romance, a bit of lack of communication and a lot a stubbornness.
This was a quick easy read, at times I felt it drag a little but nothing that overshadowed my enjoyment of the story. I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for more from Ms. Thurmeier.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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