I am a Kristen Ashley fangirl. I will read anything this woman writes because her books never disappoint me. I can still say that I was pulled in deep with this absolutely fantastic book.
Johnny Gamble. Reading that name and one just knows this guy is going to be so sexy. Our hero was that and more. He was so sweet and romantic and he won my heart when he set about winning Izzy. Like always, Kristen Ashley creates vibrant, real, characters who run away with the story. That is to say that they come to life in my mind and they stick with this reader. I loved Izzy and Johnny. Izzy was strong in a way that I've come to expect from this author. She was just an incredible heroine. Independent but yet vulnerable. One thing Izzy knew was that she never wanted to be second best for any man. So there were a few problems in the beginning because, like Tate in Sweet Dreams, Johnny Gamble had been burned by a supposedly once in a lifetime love. But we'll not get into the Shandra aspect because quite frankly I heard enough about that chick, although she didn't turn out to be so bad in the end. The other characters brought a lot to the story, as well, and I hope to read their books in the future. Addie and Toby, and yes, possibly even Shandra and anyone else that Kristen Asley brings to life in this series.
"The Hookup" is another fabulous book from Kristen Ashley. I couldn't put this book down until the very lovely end. I didn't want it to end, and can't wait for the next book in the Moonlight and Motor Oil series.
When the new girl in town, Eliza “Izzy” Forrester decides to hit the local drinking hole, she’s not ready to meet the town’s good, solid guy. She’s definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him.
Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble’s bed and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny.
Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm’s length. But Johnny makes it clear he wants more and Izzy already knows she wants as much of hot-in-bed, sweet-out-of-it Johnny Gamble.
Floating on air thinking this is going somewhere, Izzy quickly learns why Johnny holds distant.
He’s in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken. Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.
Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.
And Izzy knew the stakes, so she makes it easy and slips though his fingers.
But that’s before Johnny realizes Eliza moved to town to escape danger that’s been swirling around her.
And that’s why Johnny decides to wade in.
That and the fact Eliza Forrester makes breakfast with a canary singing on her shoulder and fills out tight dresses in a way Johnny Gamble cannot get out of his head.