Series: Game On,
Also in this series: The Friend Zone, The Game Plan
Published by Self-Published on 07 September 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, New Adult, Sports & Athletics
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Also by this author: The Friend Zone, The Game Plan
Place(s) Traveled To: Unnamed, Georgia
First Line(s): I’m late, and its the first day of class.
Its no secret that I have fully embraced the New Adult category of books and am always looking new books in this genre. Not long ago when I mentioned I was looking for something to read several people in my twitter stream recommended to me Kristen Callihan’s The Hook Up. The Hook Up started off rough with me as there was insta-lust and then the male lead was a bit of a jackass and I didn’t find Anna to be very likable either. Characters are the core of any store and while I know that not all main characters are likeable there should be something to them that makes me care about their story. And that never materialized in this book.
Not only were the main characters unlikable but so where many of the secondary characters. I swear if I’d had a print version of this story then I totally would have tossed it across the room. Several times. The characters just made stupid choices and then moped about them. They pinned and angsted and moped when it was their choice to do what they did. When a simple phone call with a real conversation would have cleared everything up quickly. But no, instead they jumped to conclusions, were given poor advice and just annoyed the ever loving crap out of me.
The timeline in this book also didn’t really mesh well with how events played out and I was surprised that when I hit the end of the story that so little time had actually passed from that initial meeting to the grand finale. There were also way to many spelling and other errors for me that should not have been in a finished book which kept pulling me out of the story.
In the end, The Hook Up wasn’t for me and I am not sure if I’ll read Callihan’s other books in this series either. There was just too much whiny angst and cliches in this story for me. Plus the unlikability of the two main characters just made this one a difficult one to finish. But I did finish it, so there is that. There was some promise to this story and I kept reading it in the hopes that me frustrations with the story would all be worth it in the end. Alas, that never happened.