Friday, 22 May 2015

Review: Hooked by Christine Manzari

24794679Title: Hooked
Author: Christine Manzari
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Publication date: January 28th 2015
Pages: 308 (ebook)
Source: received from author (thank you!)

If you ask the confident ans snarky skater girl, and she's in the mood to share, she'll tell you her name is Cat. She might even tell you that she's hooked on graffiti, 80s movies, and having fun - the riskier the better. Cat will share a good time with you, but she won't ever trust you enough to share her heart. It's protected by secrets and she'd like to keep it that way.

Cat knows one thing for certain: Love isn't really her thing.

If you ask the confident and rich pretty boy, he might tell you his name is Huck. He might even tell you he loves a challenge and is used to getting his way. He won't tell you that his life is a mess because he risked his heart by trusting the wrong girl. Huck is ready for a change, he just wasn't ready to get hooked on someone like Cat.

Huck knows one thing for certain: Love hasn't done him any favors, but Cat just might be worth the risk.

Cat and Huck think a one-night stand seems harmless, but when all the little secrets they didn't share turn out to be toxic truths, they realize how easily a one-night stand (or a few) could ruin everything.

The thing is, you can be ruined in more than one way. Once you're HOOKED, what wouldn't you risk for the chance at more?

Hooked is really the right title fort his book because from the very first page I was hooked. Once I started reading there was no way that I could put it down. Hooked is a fun read and overall it was light but it also touches on a heavier topic. And once I finished it I was left wanting more of Huck and Cat.

Cat was a great female lead. She was strong and independent. And she was not the typical beautiful girl. Yes she was beautiful but also kind off a tomboy, she loves skateboarding and hanging out with the guys. She will never pretend to be someone else in order to get a guy, what you see is what you get. All Cat want is to have a good time and I loved her spunk. But cat also has her problems she does not let anyone get close enough to her to protect herself. If no one gets close to her than she cannot get hurt. The only ones who really now her are her best friend Jay and her mother. That is until she meets Huck.
Huck was another great character. He is starting a new life for himself in California after his last relationship ended horribly. So the last thing he expected to find is Cat. Huck is a funny guy there were multiple times in this book that I cracked up. He is also very determined once he sees something that he wants he goes after it and he will not give up no matter how hard it is. His determination certainly helped him with Cat. But at the same time he also knows when he has to give someone the space that they need. So he was a really amazing guy.

The book may sound predictable but it was that heartbreaking element that the author put into the book that gave it that little extra. Cat is going through a hard time and it was not easy to see her suffer through it all alone. Since she is such a strong character you know that she will be fine in the end, especially with the help of her friends and Huck, but it was still heartbreaking.

Overall I quiet enjoyed Hooked. The characters were well developed and they worked well together. The book read easy and I kept turning page after page. The story contained heartbreak but all the funny scenes made sure that the book did not become too depressing. I cannot wait to read more books by this author. 


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