Review: The Hookup by Kristen Ashley

The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil, #1)

The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil #1) by Kristen Ashley

Published December 19th 2017


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 through 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.


3 Hook-up? Stars on Goodreads

Where to start… I’m a huge Kristen Ashley fan, I’ve read nearly all of her books Chaos and Rock Chick Series being my favourite. I was excited to see a new series from Kristen and looking forward to starting it. I dived into this book and found it was hard to read. So hard I thought maybe if I listened to it, it might make it easier for me. To no avail! I felt like I’d read it before. Also her stories are amazing her characters of late seem to be all the same. Brooding hot alpha male and sassy as feck leading lady. It did nothing for me but annoy me. I hate to say this but maybe I’ve out grown her words and that really sucks if its the case being one of my all time favourite authors!

“You never know what’s deep inside a soul. You just never know. And since you don’t know, you’re never, not ever, in the position to judge.” So yes, I’d learned not to judge.


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  1. I’m not a romance reader, though, I have read several in my lifetime, especially when I was younger. Honestly, what kept me disenchanted is exactly what you felt about this book — I’ve read it all before. Even if it isn’t the same author. I have often found myself enjoying coming-of-age books rather than romantic ones.

    I have to say, though, that what suddenly got me interested was this: “But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape danger that’s been swirling around her.” Me loves me some adventure 😉


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