The Hookup HoaxTitle:  The Hookup Hoax
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Author:  Heather Thurmeier
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 26, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Lovestruck
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Sawyer Sterling needs a girlfriend. With the family cabin up for grabs, he’s desperate to prove that he could be the guy to “pass it on.” Of course, Sawyer also has a tendency to treat relationships like a contagious stomach flu that should be avoided at all costs. Now he needs a girlfriend-for-hire. Someone he can trust. Someone he could never, ever fall for…

Someone like his best friend’s sister.

Sawyer’s offer is exactly what Olivia Morgan needs. After traveling around the world for the last five years, the promise of a job and free accommodations is heaven. And sure, maybe Sawyer’s a super-hot, charming guy with dimples made for kissing, but he’s not willing to be the guy—or relationship—she needs.

All it takes is one hot hook-up before this little hoax gets blown all to hell.

Read on for my thoughts on The Hookup Hoax.  No true spoilers, promise.

Sawyer needs to show his grandparents that he should be the one that they give their cabin to in order to see their home continue on with the next generation of love and family living there.  It is totally beside the point that Sawyer never, ever intends to marry or have kids.  No, not happening.  He is not about to build a family and then see it all disappear like it did for him when his parents died.  No, far better to remain single and not take that risk.  There is no way he will see his home, his refuge be given to his stuffy cousin Tyler.  So what if Tyler is married and about to be a father.  It’s his cabin and he will not lose it.

Okay, so Sawyer is handsome, hot and tastey – who says a guy can’t be stupid silly too.

Olivia is Sawyer’s best friend’s kid sister and the girl who climbed trees with them as kids.  Who knew she would grow up to be so beautiful and sexy?  She has been traveling around the world these last five years, after a breaking up with the man she thought she would marry and live the rest of her days at his side.  Olivia is tired of the nomadic lifestyle and has come back to New York City to set down roots again.  When at a lunch with her brother and Sawyer it is jokingly tossed on the table that Sawyer would her hire for two different jobs – it got her attention.  (sleeping on the brother’s couch gets old fast)  Sawyer would hire her to fill in for someone who was out on medical leave – and to play his pretend girlfriend with his grandparents so that they would see his intention to carry on the family traditions and leave their cabin… to him.  All she had to do was move into his guest room, take the temp job and convince two sharp, intelligent people that he was in love with her and that she’s his perfect girlfriend.

What could possibly go wrong?

Oh, I had so much fun reading The Hookup Hoax.  Sawyer and Olivia were perfectly hot, awkward, flirty, embarrassed, sexy and loving with each other throughout their story.  It’s not so easy to keep the pretend thing going when they are so attracted to each other.  Even harder to convince everyone they come in contact with that their feelings for each other are real or pretend or… maybe truly real after all.

Both Sawyer and Olivia have issues and baggage to deal with.  If this were a true pretend relationship then none of that would matter.  But somewhere in the let’s pretend game they were playing things started to get real.  They have to decide if taking a risk on each other is the more important thing happening in their lives.

What happens when the original stake is no longer as important as the real thing at stake?  Can love overcome everything?  Nope, not going to say any more.  This was a fun read and you need to figure all of that out for yourself.  Pick up The Hookup Hoax to find out for yourself.  Definitely recommend this one.  Sure, it’s a fun read but along the way you’ll care about these two unlikely lovers and hope that they get past their stuff and find that happy ever after they deserve.

*I received an e-ARC of The Hookup Hoax from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

~Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way  to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.~

The Hookup Hoax releases May 26, 2015 and is available for the Kindle