November 7, 2017

Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.

Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.

They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.

Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.



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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Hooking Up is Helena Hunting’s newest gem. It is a standalone but you did meet Amelie and Lexington in Shacking Up. I didn’t read Shacking Up, and I’m kicking my arse right now because of it! Amie is Ruby’s best friend and Lex is Bane’s brother. Even without the backstory, I absolutely loved this book. Loved. It. The writing is fresh and witty, the characters realistic and hilarious, the plot fun and entertaining. Even though I laughed out loud, a lot, this was a pretty emotional story. It’s a forbidden romance, but one that I was totally on board with! It’s Amelie’s wedding day. She married Armstrong, and at their reception, he’s caught with another woman. Everyone hears it and Amie is mortified. She’s not sticking around to see what happened and in aftermath of the embarrassment, she literally jumps on the first hot man she sees. Lexington. Armstrong’s cousin. He’s not a stranger, but he is ridiculously hot and he turns her down. Not because he doesn’t want her, but he’s not going to be with Amie out of revenge. As fate would have it, they end up on the same plane to the same island. When they stop fighting the attraction and give in, the hooking up becomes more. But more is bad. But oh so good! The hotness, the sexiness, the tickle trunk of sex toys, the witty banter, the steamy scream out loud orgasms. What happen when they have to go back to the real world? Can they stay away from each other? Does Amie have to keep fighting Armstrong? Could they possibly make it work? I loved this story! So. Damn. Much! I laughed out loud, giggled, sighed, got hot and bothered and got angry. I was cheering for Amie and Lex from the beginning and I just couldn’t get enough of them! Lexington is sweet and sexy, a good man with the body of a bad boy. Amie is freaking hilarious! She stops being who Armstrong wanted her to be and becomes herself again. I love her!

It gave me all the feels and left me wanting more. MORE!


P.S.: I loved the chapter names!


I mean, goddamn, she’s trying to get her hand in my pants and I’m compelled to stop her. It’s a damn tragedy happening here.


Dear sweet lord of all things panty melting, this has to be the sexiest man to ever walk to planet. The only thing that would make him sexier would be if he was holding a puppy, or better yet, a baby.


“Water might help me keep my inside thoughts from coming out of my mouth.”

“I like it when your inside thoughts come out of your mouth.”

“Of course you do. All my inside thoughts about you are filthy.”


“Could you be any more cocky?”

“I don’t know, you’re the one who’s fill of mine, you tell me.”

“You should shut up and just lie there and look good so you don’t ruin this for me.”


“I don’t know who Amie puts up with you.”

“It’s cause my dick is huge.”

Missed Shacking Up? Get it now!



NTY and USA Today Bestselling author of The PUCKED Series, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance to romance comedy, sports romance and angsty new adult romance.

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