Review: HOOKED by Whitney Barbetti & Karla Sorenson


Hooked by Karla Sorensen & Whitney Barbetti
Genre: Dark, Romantic Comedy
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: August 23, 2017
Rating: ★★★★✰


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!


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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.

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