Hooked On You

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Entangled Publishing, LLC, Apr 27, 2020 - Fiction - 318 pages

“Hooked on You is a sweet treat read that will give you all the good feels!” - USA Today and WSJ bestselling author Avery Flynn

I’m a bookworm, a mathematician, not the kind of girl a hot lobster fisherman would notice.

Until he did.

I’m not in small town Nova Scotia to hook up. I’m here to settle my grandmother’s estate and sell the B&B, which I soon discover has been overrun with seasonal fishermen and operated on the honor system. The hard-core fishing folks become an instant family––the one I never had. Then there’s the blind pet cow, who has a crush on my hot fisherman, Nate. Okay, technically he’s not mine. I have no desire to get reeled in.

Until I do.

Soon, the little town grows on me, and the fisherman? It’s not long until I take the bait and we’re playing house at the B&B. Things are looking up.

Until they aren’t.

Rumors about a new plant and jobs being in jeopardy start swirling around town like a nor’easter, and all the signs point to my guy being behind the scandal. Should I give him enough line to play it out and learn his true intentions, or cut and run before I’m hooked?

 

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I like small towns and liked an enjoyed this town and I think that i liked that in the book the best. We meet Kira a mathematician which she will repeatedly, repeatedly mentions this and you get to the point of I got it now can we move along, on a crazy day that she is not watching where she is going a crazy horse comes running down the street And Nate who according to Kira was just the hottest fisherman and she was flabbergasted that he seemed to be flirting with her. I didn't see the chemistry or feel it, because she was nerdy, and a mathematician, and a 27 year old virgin to boot, none of that would have bothered me if I didn't hear it repeatedly and she got over it. They give in and then the secrets come out and Nate is not a fisherman, than what is he.
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I would like to thank #EntangledAmara for sending my this ARC of #HookedOnYou By Cathryn Fox through #NetGalley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Hooked On You is written by New York
Times, and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox, and it is actually my first time reading her work, despite her having many books on the market, and literally lives in a neighboring province. I won't lie, one of the reasons I was happy to be selected to review this book was because its written by a Canadian author, and its setting is in Nova Scotia.
Do you like Hallmark movies? You know the ones I'm talking about right? The ones many women go nutty over, because of the sappy romance? Well, Hooked On You, kind of reads like a Hallmark movie. Girl meets guy. They are brought together by circumstance and coincidence, and get to know one another. In this time, they fall in love. There is a conflict, but it gets resolved quickly and easily, they kiss finally, and they get a happily ever after.
So why do I say, it's kind of like a Hallmark movie? Well, fun fact for this romance novel enthusiast ... I hate Hallmark movies. They are cheesy, and they are always the same. And I really liked Hooked On You. While following the classic romance plot line, Cathryn Fox managed to keep the story unique and fun, and unlike Hallmark movies, sexy. The only issue I really had that it's written in third person, which I am traditionally not a fan of, and sometimes I felt like the writing didn't flow as well as it could have.
The characters are great. We have two intelligent protagonists, who are ultimately kind-hearted, and lonely because of their family circumstances. Their attraction to one another makes sense, and their obvious chemistry with one another pop right out at you. Some writers have trouble conveying chemistry between their characters, but Cathryn Fox does not, and it shows in this book. The side characters were just as fun to read, and she set this book up, so if she wanted to continue with this family of friends finding love, she could (Sam and Khloe, next perhaps?) Being a maritimer herself, she did a great job writing small town characters, with the classic dose of kindness and generosity, and sense of humor. The characters reminded me of people I encounter every day, which I loved.
In the end, Hooked On You is a great novel for a light read. It's romance, but it also is a story about family, and community. It's funny. Sweet. Has the good, romantic parts of a Hallmark romance but with adult content that I like in romance novels. I loved it, I know you will love it, and I can't wait to explore some of Cathryn Fox's other works soon.
 

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Contents

Dedication
Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter
Chapter Eight
Chapter
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter TwentyTwo
Epilogue
Preview of The Burbs and the Bees
Copyright

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie), pizza, and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.

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