Book Review: The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil #1) by Kristen Ashley

Another winner from Kristen Ashley! I swear, if she writes it, I will read it. I loved meeting Izzy and Johnny and falling in love with them. This was an awesome read! 

Book Review: The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil #1) by Kristen Ashley | About That Story
The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil #1) by Kristen Ashley

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 through 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.

4 out of 5 stars

This was such a wonderful story that was heartfelt and sweet, filled with so much love and healing. I loved the town, the characters, and friendships. It was a great story with an awesome build.

Well hello, swoon-worthy, Johnny Gamble. I think I'm head over heels in love with you! Johnny is so sexy and sure of himself, he's got that alpha confidence that's self-assured and commanding but not overbearing. I loved everything about him. I loved Izzy and her sweetness mixed with a bit of shyness. She had such an infectious personality that I adored. I loved their relationship, learning their histories and the build to it all.

The writing was great. Wonderful characters and details. It was filled with emotion, longing, and love. I don’t think there was as much depth and layers as some other stories I’ve read by this author but with the way it flowed and the build it had, I still loved it. It was a light read with mild drama and a nice amount of heat. It was just a solid story from beginning to end. Some things surprised me, some things didn't, I spent most of the time guessing what would happen next. I loved meeting Johnny and Izzy’s friends and families. I loved her sister and his brother and I’m super excited for their story.

This was a really great feel-good story about second loves, forgiveness, family, and hope. KA never disappoints!

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I'm not sure what took me so long to read this but I am so glad I did. What's a book you put off for whatever reason and then adored? Let me know!

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