Sharon’s review ~ The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon

Posted August 2, 2022 by Sharon in Mainstream, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments

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Sharon’s review ~ The Hookup Plan by Farrah RochonThe Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon
Published by Grand Central Publishing on August 2, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Friendship, Fiction / Own Voices, Fiction / Romance / African American & Black, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
Pages: 368
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4 Stars

Strong female friendships and a snappy enemies-to-lovers theme take center stage in this highly anticipated romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook.

Successful pediatric surgeon London Kelley just needs to find some balance and de-stress. According to her friends Samiah and Taylor, what London really needs is a casual hookup. A night of fun with no strings. But no one—least of all London—expected it to go down at her high school reunion with Drew Sullivan, millionaire, owner of delicious abs, and oh yes, her archnemesis.

Now London is certain the road to hell is paved with good sex. Because she’s found out the real reason Drew’s back in Austin: to decide whether her beloved hospital remains open. Worse, Drew is doing everything he can to show her that he’s a decent guy who actually cares. But London’s not falling for it. Because while sleeping with the enemy is one thing, falling for him is definitely not part of the plan.

From beginning to end I found The Hookup Plan smart, engaging, and thoroughly entertaining. ~ Sharon – Simply Love Books

 

There was a lot I loved about The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon including dynamic characters, sizzling attraction, and a bit of conflict to make it interesting. What didn’t work for me was a high school one sided rivalry that one character can’t let go of even 15 years later (can we all agree therapy might be in order?).

Pediatric surgeon London Kelley hasn’t learned work/life balance. Between a busy work schedule and planning her 15 year high school reunion, London is in need of stress relief badly. Her two best friends have suggested a brief hook up but considering she got the two best friends after her last attempt at getting a life, she’s not sure that’s the answer until Drew Sullivan turns up at the reunion. Drew who stole her thunder in high school and she had to share the valedictorian title with him. Turns out grown up Drew is even better looking than high school Drew and after a long night she decides that hooking up with someone she knows and semi trusts and who turns her on is better than a stranger and since he’s not local anymore all the better. Turns out Drew left out why he’s in town and that’s about to turn London’s hook up plan on its ear.

Drew’s company is in Austin to perform an audit on if the hospital London works at should stay a county hospital or be sold. London isn’t one for mincing words and I actually liked that about her most of the time and to say she is vocal about how she feels about the county hospital being sold to the highest is putting it mildly and she isn’t happy that Drew didn’t mention this before they had their one-night stand and I can’t say I blame her. However, she sees the merits in him being in town for awhile, a short fling might really help with her stress level and Drew is more than willing to help.

I really did love both these characters Drew especially because he was just so even keel and although he was a multi millionaire and he wasn’t opposed to having someone take care of his day to day things like grocery shopping and ordering food he also didn’t go out of his way to flaunt his wealth AND he gave back to the communities and projects close to his heart.  His early life was not pretty and despite growing his wealth, there were times when his job kept him to busy for the things he should have spent more time on and gave him a good perspective on living life because tomorrow is not guaranteed. There was no doubt London was a force of nature and dedicated to her patients and felt everyone deserved first rate care no matter the hospital. She had some issues, not just health issues but issues with her father that skewed her vision about so many things and people in her life. What I loved about this book was watching her step back, reassess, and grow even though at times she fought it so hard.

The Hookup plan is what I like to call a reverse romance, it starts out as just a one night stand and then the couple slowly builds a relationship out of that one night. This type of story moves at a different pace but I enjoy watching couples who don’t plan on needing or wanting more from one another craving being with each other, looking forward to that text or just missing the other when they have other things going on. I feel like this sort of romance is even harder because you’ve already had the s*x, now you have to put in the work to really figure out what makes each other tick.

My biggest complaint about this book is that London held on way too tightly to what she perceived at Drew ruining her high school experience and this was mentioned to often in this book. I’m never a fan of people rehashing something that took place over 5 years, and in this case 15 years either drop it, or get therapy and move on. When you’ve become a smart, successful and highly sought after doctor you really don’t need to be bringing up petty high school bullsh*t.

From beginning to end I found The Hookup Plan smart, engaging, and thoroughly entertaining.

 

4 Stars

About Farrah Rochon

USA Today Bestselling author Farrah Rochon hails from a small town just west of New Orleans. She has garnered much acclaim for her Holmes Brothers, New York Sabers, Bayou Dreams and Moments in Maplesville series. The two-time RITA® Award finalist has also been nominated for an RT BOOKReviews Reviewers Choice Award, and in 2015 received the Emma Award for Author of the Year.

When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading, cooking, traveling the world, visiting Walt Disney World, and catching her favorite Broadway shows.

Posted August 2, 2022 by Sharon in Mainstream, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments