Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.
They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.
Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.
Whoo! Hooking Up is one complex, emotional ride mixed with a few funny moments to give it some levity.
Amalie Whitfield and the entire wedding reception are unfortunate spectators to her husband, Armstrong, receiving a blowjob by another woman over the sound system. After Amalie attacked her wedding dress with gardening sheers and jumped her husbands cousin, Lexington 'Lex' Mills, she decides to head to Bora Bora for an anti-honeymoon.
On her way to Bora Bora Amalie discovers that Lex is also heading to Bora Bora for work. Just what she needs, the man who rejected her after she discovered her husband cheating on her. While in Bora Bora Amalie and Lex can't put aside their intense attraction. Amalie's best friend had been goading her to hook-up and that's just what Amalie decides to do with Lex.
"We agreed that what happened between us would stay in Bora Bora."
Amalie eventually returns home to deal with the Armstrong because he doesn't want to sign the annulment paperwork. She tries to stay away from Lex but their chemistry continues to push them together. Amalie soon discovers that Armstrong and Lex may have put her right in the middle of their long standing rivalry.
Helena Hunting knows how to write a villain. Armstrong is a grade A jack ass. I wanted to punch him in the face. The rivalry between Lex and Armstrong is pretty intense. The story moves between their rivalry and the growing relationship between Amalie and Lex. Amalie and Lex have a strong sexual chemistry that finds it's way into their hearts. 4 Stars