Review: The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

Posted May 4, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan
The Hook Up
by Kristen Callihan

3.5 Stars


Released: September 7, 2014
Series: Game On #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 354
Format: eBook


“This book is funny, sassy, sweet and sexy.” ~ Under the Covers

I’ve been meaning to start this series for  a while and it seems that I’ve been on that sports themed NA kick lately so it was the right time!  As much as I’ve heard of Kristen Callihan in the past, this is actually the first time I read her!  Shocking!  The writing in THE HOOK UP is superb and I can tell I’ll need to rectify my error and go read the rest of her work.  But this book wasn’t perfection for me as much as I wanted to be head over heels in love with it.  Still, I enjoyed it a lot, couldn’t put it down for the most part and can’t wait to read the stories of all these guys!

Let’s talk about what I loved.  This book is funny, sassy, sweet and sexy.  The dynamics between the characters, and especially when it comes to friendships, are really well done and make you want to dive in the pages to hang out with the bunch.  The sexual chemistry is off the charts!  Be careful where you touch the page you may get burned!  The characters when taken completely separate are really well sketched out and I couldn’t help but like them all.

So now for I wasn’t too sold on.  Insta-love.  I’m not a fan of the love at first sight, literally.  Without having a true explanation why you love that person so much that they are completely changing your life because you want to be with them.  And you haven’t exchanged more than 3 words with them.  And my second problem, Anna’s attitude during the initial hook ups.  I kinda thought she was a bit of a bitch when she didn’t need to be.  My poor baby drew!

This book follows a pretty standard new adult feel, there’s a little bit of angst and while characters are pretty mature for their age and being that they are surrounded by sports fame, I think there were still moments where their need for growing up a bit shit shown through.  I still enjoyed a lot of it and I loved seeing the character growth in the book.  Now I’m all set and ready to read about manwhore Gray.


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About Kristen Callihan

Kristen Callihan is a child of the 80’s, which means she's worn neon skirts, black-lace gloves, and combat boots (although never all at once) and can quote John Hughes movies with the best of them. A life long daydreamer, she finally realized that the characters in her head needed a proper home and thus hit the keyboard. She believes that falling in love is one of the headiest experiences a person can have, so naturally she writes romance. Her love of superheroes, action movies, and history led her to write historical paranormals. She lives in the Washington D.C. area and, when not writing, looks after two children, one husband, and a dog — the fish can fend for themselves.


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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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Thanks for the review francesca


I loved this book

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Amy R
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I loved The Hook Up and l am looking forward to the next one in this series.