From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.

Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?

Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.


Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


A page turner!

Hooked was the first book I read by the author. The conflict was predictable but I loved the pacing, dialogue and the characters. It was romantic, fun, and sexy!
The chemistry and sexual tension were off the charts! However, I felt somewhat disappointed when their first time wasn’t treated as a big deal when it finally happened, with little description and suddenly it was over. There was so much anticipation about it. The sex scenes were very short and sometimes only hinted at, and I wanted to feel their passion (specially after all the insinuations from Jake), with the exception of the wall scene. Jake had some problems dealing with his emotions and the author missed the huge opportunity to explore this during sex.
Sometimes I felt it had almost a fairy tale atmosphere to it, but I was so invested that it didn’t bother me much. Miranda and Jake made a playfull couple and fulfilled their parts as hero and heroine. Hooked put a smile on my face and I had a great time reading it!


 I voluntarily reviewed an eARC.



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