Sunday, December 12, 2021

Book Review: The Hookup Dilemma

I can't even bring myself to acknowledge that I am 19 books behind in my Goodreads Challenge. I set my goal for 128 and I'm at 101... well, 102 if I count this one. Do I think I'm going to read 19 books between now and the end of the year? Man.... I don't know, but it isn't looking good. 

The Hookup Dilemma - Constance Gillam

Rashida Howard has never been a one-night-stand kind of woman, but she has good reason for making an exception with Elliott after meeting him in a bar. Cliché? Yes. Utterly amazing? Absolutely. Regrets? None.

Elliott Quinn is a workaholic. The one night he decides to break his routine, he has an encounter with the woman of his dreams. But no matter how amazing they are together, work will always come first.

Both of their lives get turned upside down when they find themselves on opposite sides of an ongoing fight between Elliott’s company and Rashida’s community. Though their chemistry is undeniable, neither of them will risk their integrity…or their heart.

And just when they think they might have found a solution that benefits both sides, they uncover a secret that will change everything.
Have you ever been in a reading rut and you're struggling to find something that will snap you back to it? I can say fully that The Hookup Dilemma is the book to snap me back into it! I thought this was snappy and fun, it reminds me that romance with some humor thrown in is one of my favorite genres, and I like a playful banter between my characters. This one really reminded me of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, but also not quite, if that makes sense. There are definitely enough differences between the two to make each their own book, but the sarcastic banter, characters who really want each other but also really can't (albeit for dumb reasons that as a reader you're screaming to just get over it already!), and I just loved this. It was fun, it was light, it was a fast read, it was definitely entertaining, and it makes me want more from author Constance Gillam. I want all of her romance books, like just send them all to me. 

If I had to give any critique, it would definitely be that I wish it were more of an enemies to lovers trope, which is the vibe you get from the cover and the description. It really wasn't that, mostly because Elliott was SUCH a nice guy, it was more of a trust issue kind of thing, but also not really? I guess I can't really nail down the trope, it was kind of sort of combination of a few. The chemistry is on point, they have some steamy scenes, and I just really enjoyed this. Have I mentioned I enjoyed this? 

No surprise this is coming from Entangled Publishing, who I've yet to read a book I didn't like from, so thank you to Entangled and TLC Book Tours for having me on this tour. They graciously sent me a copy for review and I am so glad because this has booted me out of my weird reading funk I've been in. 
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1 comment:

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Well your goal is killing my goal.... mine is always set to 50, and right now I'm on book #45. So that's disappointing, but it is what it is.

Maybe I'll add this to my list and it'll help me out!

P.S. Got your card and letter... your Christmas letter always makes me so happy!