Title: Tempt The Hookup
Series: Tempt #3
Author: Natasha Madison
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Length: 233 pages
Getting pregnant after a booze cruise hookup was not what any parent wanted to hear, so I picked up my entire life and moved to Paris to start over. Six years later, I was ready to go home.
I was a single mom and the only thing I knew about my son’s dad was his name—Luca. I didn’t need to know anything else.
The universe had other ideas because on our second day back home, the man came crashing back into my life.
Attending a welcome back party for my boss’s daughter wasn’t how I wanted to spend my Sunday. But walking in and seeing my hookup from a cruise six years ago knocks me on my ass.
It was a weekend of fun and now I’m seeing a pair of eyes, identical to mine, staring right at me. The boy standing next to her is my son.
Now we’re living next door to each other and attempting to co-parent something that would be easy to do if the pull that brought us together wasn’t still there making things more complicated.
For six years she haunted my dreams, now she’s haunting my every waking moment.
I let her get away once, now I want to make her mine.
This time, permanently.
Only one thing left to do. I have to tempt the hookup.
**** My Review ****
It took me a while to organize my thoughts after reading this book. Tempt The Hookup by Natasha Madison definitely managed to surprise me with its versatility and content. I do not know exactly what I expected, but certainly not what I got. I haven’t relaxed so much with a book in a long time, ‘Tempt The Hookup’ is easy and fun with no angst or drama. I literally giggle-cried, swooned and wanted to keep Luca for myself.
At the beginning we go back to the past, young and crazy college years, students on a well-deserved vacation after hard exams. Girls, boys, large amounts of alcohol and no supervision … everything is allowed, just give your first names, agree to the no personal attachment policy and embark on the crazy adventure. Luke and Ellie are just one more couple of lust-crossed lovers on a booze-student cruise. Four fantastic days, intertwined bodies, sighs and incredible affection …. so much is allowed, isn’t it? But every deed has consequences, sometimes the impossible becomes possible, and two bodies create something special. What will happen when the past knocks on the door? When the names are told for the first time, even though the bodies remember one another after so many years?
Definitely the topic of a secret baby/pregnancy is quite a common topic in the literature, but I liked this story for its wit and touch of comedy. The dialogues themselves are well composed, and the events involving little Aiden and his childhood perceptions of things around him simply made me laugh to tears. The story was easy to follow, without burdening the reader with some difficult mental dilemmas and themes. Yes, there were parts that were somehow far-fetched to me and far from relevant, such as the 7-year-old celibacy, the recognition that he is his child with only one look, but the content of the book was quite interesting to make me continue reading. The double narrative is simply perfect, and their thoughts are seamlessly intertwined, allowing the reader to see the perspectives of the two main characters. Luke and Eli are well built and presented, as independent and strong characters, with a small dose of dominance on his part. The supporting characters are fantastic and contribute greatly to the success of the book as a whole. The description and subtly added details are one more plus for the story.
Finally, anyone who needs to enjoy an interesting book that relaxes and does not burden you in any way, should definitely choose Tempt The Hookup by Natasha Madison.