BLOG REVIEW : Hooked by Brenda Rothert
February 27, 2017
Title : Hooked
Author : Brenda Rothert
Series : n/a
Release date : 06 Dec 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.
Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?
Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.
Review : I just finished reading “Hooked” my first book by Brenda Rothert and I liked it a lot. This author really writes solid romance.
From beginning to end this book fulfills all needs that a reader has for a good romance novel.
With Miranda and Jake, we have to solid and well-written leading characters.
Miranda is a strong in-depended woman that has been hurt before and therefore is very careful with anything that is related to men. Also she has no time for a relationship, because with a constant lack of money she needs to be working two jobs to bring up enough money to live and finance her college classes.
Jake was hurt too but his coping is different from Mirandas. His real character is now hidden behind a big mouth, his attitude as womanizer (which brings him into even deeper problems this time around). His constant need for rituals and complaining brings him on confrontation course with Miranda.
Instead of falling to his feet, like all the others, she is giving him a piece of her mind – even though she really needs her job.
Both are intrigued with what they see in each other. However, Jake is still in trouble with his last date and Miranda would never start anything with a person like him.
Still every time they meet chips of their armor fly – some they notice – some they don’t –
They could be friends but a relationship is out of the question – or is it?