Mar 19

The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan Review


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My love wand is on a strike.

As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse for me. I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

Only now, I’m on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the only woman he wants? Someone I can never have—my best friend’s younger sister, the nerdy and awkwardly adorable Sienna.

She’s working at the agency this summer, keeping me organized, handling paperwork, and most importantly, keeping me on track to finish writing my book about sex and intimacy, which is due to my publisher in thirty days.

She thinks I hate her, that I don’t want her here. The truth is much more twisted. I get hard every time she walks into my office. Her wide blue eyes and pouty mouth drive me wild with desire, and if she stays, I’m not sure how much longer I can stay away from her.

Little Miss Overachiever says she’s here to help? Fine. I’m going to put her nerdy, curvy tush to work.

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The second book Kendall Ryan’s Escorts Inc. series, The Hookup Handbook, was a little bit forbidden and a whole lot hot. I’m a huge fan of Kendall Ryan’s writing, especially in her light-hearted, easy-reading contemporaries and romcoms. The Hookup Handbook is full of the fire and feels that I’ve come to love in Kendall’s books.

Case, the owner of Escorts Inc., needs help. Not only is he running the day-to-day operations of a booming escort service where he’s one of the busiest members of his crew, he’s also penning a book offering his best sex advice to the masses. He’s overwhelmed with all that’s on his plate, and he’s had to take a break from seeing clients—although, it’s not only his schedule that won’t cooperate with the demands for his time. His best friend and one of his best escorts, Ryder, offers him a solution in the form of his younger sister, Sienna. Fresh out of school with a business degree to show for it, whip-smart and sassy Sienna takes the job with Case for the summer while she figures out what she wants to do with her shiny, new degree.

The sparks were flying between the two of them, and I really enjoyed the witty back and forth banter between Sienna and Case. I especially liked Case’s internal struggle with his growing…attraction. Despite her being off limits, it isn’t long before Case gives in to the pull between him and Sienna. All of their sizzling chemistry made for some seriously sweet relationship build-up, making this a couple I was rooting for from the beginning.

The Hookup Handbook was the kind of fun-to-read romance that I love from Kendall Ryan. Full of humor, heart and heat, I devoured this sexy romance in a day. Kendall Ryan’s The Hookup Handbook gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo




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