Hooker by Brooke Blaine

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The first book in this series was a fantastic surprise. I went into expecting something silly and found something wonderful. With Hooker i got what i had been expecting the first go-round.

i understand that contemporary romance is fiction. I get that no one wants to read about my husband and i discussing the grocery list. But this book asked me to reach to a place where i wasn’t comfortable.

For starters – everyone in the book is constantly drinking. All of the encounters take place at a bar or a club. It started to feel trashy.

Second, the heroine falls in insta-lust. I get being attracted to a stranger. I don’t understand the author’s need to tell me the heroine has “never felt like this before.”

Third, she keeps running in to the guy (you see him one night at the grocery store and the next night in Vegas and NO ALARM BELLS go off?) As Leroy Jethro Gibbs tells us – there are no coincidences.

And finally – telling someone that you don’t like them as you’re gushing mentally about how much you DO like them makes you seem like a flake. Try this out “Ok, Nice Guy, i am attracted to you but i’m not in a place where i can go forward in a relationship. Can we take the time to get to know each other?” Bc telling him that you hate him while inviting him up to fuck and then getting pissed when you’re denied (as you continue to tell him how much you don’t like him) makes you seem like a twit.

In summation – i couldn’t identify with these characters, and i didn’t like them. The book should have been fun, but it came across as immature and a little skeevy.

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