New Release + Review – HOOKED by Whitney Barbetti & Karla Sorenson

Title: Hooked
Authors: Karla Sorensen & Whitney Barbetti
Genre: Dark Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 23, 2017


X and I were probably doomed from the start.

That’s what happens when you meet in court-mandated group therapy and then try to steal from him to pay off your blackmailing drug dealer. Former drug dealer, thank you very much. I’m turning over a new leaf and all that.

Which is why I should leave him alone.

Except he tempts me to do things I swore I’d stop doing. It’s that whole gruff, grumbly, anti-social thing he has going on. Him, flame. Me, moth. Something about him calls to me, makes the blood hum in my body. And I don’t want that feeling to end.

Lucy Connors is straight-up insane.

She looks like a Disney princess and tries my patience in more ways than I thought possible. Besides the fact that I have to save her cute little ass from jail, I can’t quite figure out how to leave her alone. Even when she’s trying her hand at Breaking and Entering. Especially when it’s myhouse she’s burglarizing.

Yeah, we were probably doomed from the start.

But that’s the thing about being hooked on something so good, and so bad for you—you don’t walk away when you should.

Note from the authors:
This book deals with subject matter that is highly improbable, sometimes campy, and definitely illegal. Please don’t use it as a guideline for how to live your life, but enjoy nonetheless.


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Lucy is in a dire predicament. To get rid of her ex drug dealer and lead a normal crime free life, she has to rob the rich guy in her therapy group. It’s the last thing she needs but desperate times call for desperate measures. Problem is, she is into the guy and every time she is close to him, she wants to rile him up and do bad things to him.

X knows Lucy is certifiable and that he should stay fifty feet away from her. But everything about her makes his pulse race. He craves her with an intensity that is foreign to him and he even can’t think of leaving her alone.

OMG THIS STORY!!!!!!! I was super hyped for this book when it was announced. I’ll be honest I’ve never read dark comedies and this was the PERFECT introduction to such an exciting genre. I knew Whitney and Karla would knock it out of the park and they did.

I absolutely fell in love with the story and the premise. It was like I was watching a thrilling movie. I was hooked from start to finish. The story was such a roller coaster of events and mishappenings, I am surprised I didn’t hyperventilate at all. *heh*

How freaking sexy was X? Like he has his issues and they only endear you to him but holy shizzles his growly alpha side had me fanning myself more than appropriate. And Lucy is inFREAKINGsane. I cannot believe that woman is real because I am both in awe and scared of her potential.

I really really want this brilliant duo to write more dark comedies because they are pros at this. SO GOOD!!!!!

4 Stars!


Karla Sorensen

Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. I’m a writer who wants to make people smile when they read my words. I own a dog that sheds roughly eighteen pounds of hair every day. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.

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Whitney Barbetti

I am a wife to one and a mom to two humans and one cat. I have a deep and abiding love for nachos – especially the kind with the liquid cheese, like from Taco Bell (sorry). I run on less than four hours of sleep thanks to copious amounts of Diet Coke. (Note: this paragraph is not sponsored by anyone except my hungry stomach.)

As a Navy brat, I grew up all over the country, from California and up the east coast from Florida to New England and Colorado. I currently live in Idaho, where we have lots of potatoes and windmills.

I write character-driven contemporary romance novels, heavy on the emotional
connection. I LOVE love. I love writing about broken characters who find their soul mates.

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