Hooking Up: A Novel - Helena Hunting

Hooking Up: A Novel

Author: Helena Hunting

  • Publication Date: 2017-11-07
  • Category: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 245 Ratings)


Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.

Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.
They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.

Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.


  • Terrific!

    By Doingthisforcoinsssssdzzzzz
    Amie and Lex had a moment when he introduced himself to her at a party. Then his wanker of a cousin cut in and made a dead set for Amie. At their wedding a year later, he shows his true colors when he’s caught on the PA system cheating on her at their wedding reception. Needing to get away from her humiliation and her “husband”, Amie heads off to her honeymoon alone. Lex ends there as well and that spark that had been there begins to smolder. They hook up, but what happens on the island doesn’t want to stay on the island. A wonderful follow up to Shacking Up.

    By tlou65
    Wow, this book was so good - sexy, profound, hot, funny and evocative. The hero and heroine are flawed (and highly sexed) but their hearts are in the right place. The story arcs from betrayal to escapism to personal growth and HEA.
  • Hooking Up Review

    By EK Fan
    Loved this book very much. So glad to see Lex and Amie make it. Would love to learn about Lincoln and why he distances himself from his family? Another book perhaps?
  • Amazingly sexy

    By MistyG15
    This book is everything I was waiting for. Amazingly funny and steamy. You will laugh out load and need a cold shower. Amie and Lex hit it off when they first met but Armstrong stepped in and he was opposite of all the bad choices she has made. But not all good choices are good. Amie found that out a day to late. Amie might think she can keep Lex as a distraction but when you have chemistry like them there is just no way. Helena is such a amazing author. If you haven’t read her yet don’t wait anymore. Grab her books.
  • Enchanting

    By gbrieger3
    I’m always excited to read a new Helena Hunting book because I love everything she writes. I couldn’t wait to start this one and I am happy to say, it's another winner. This is an enchanting, fast paced, witty story with characters that are easy to relate to and like. The characters have a great connection both sexually and mentally. There is a lot of dirty talking and the sex is incredible between them. There are also fun secondary characters. Lexington and Amalie start a relationship while Amalie is going through a divorce with Lexington’s cousin, Armstrong. Lexington and Amalie can’t resist each other and keep their relationship a secret. They care about each other unfortunately, the timing is bad. Lexington is a flirty, fun loving, sweet talking guy and I immediately fell in love with him. He’s a bad boy but a good guy and he gets along with everyone. For years, Lexington and his cousin Armstrong have had a competitive relationship and it has always caused problems. Amalie has a knack for choosing the wrong guy and getting into trouble. She has always been rebellious but she is trying to mend her ways. Amalie marries Armstrong for all the wrong reasons. I enjoyed Amalie. She has a snarky attitude and is feisty and sweet. You don’t want to miss reading this one. Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
  • Hooking Up!

    By Day728
    Love this series! Couldn’t put it down! ❤️❤️❤️
  • Loved Lex!!!

    By Lb2bnmv
    Helena Hunting...every time I think i can't love a book you write more than I did the last, you prove me wrong lady!!! I loved this book! Hooking zip was amazing! It was such a fun read, it was hot, sexy, hilarious, the banter and dialogue, OMG I LOVED IT...I literally was glued to my iPad they entire book!!! I'm a huge fan of your books so I knew Amie was going to get a phenomenal story and couldn't wait for it! You didn't dissapoint! Poor girl, after her wedding disaster she ends up in Bora-Bora on her "honeymoon " to escape all the mess for a while!! Armstrong is such an idiot, I disliked his character, a lot! Enter Lex!!!!! Loved these two! Sparks fly, holy hotness! I loved him so much! The support of each other, from the awesome secondary characters... a huge, awesome group of people in this series. Apart from Armstrong of course 😉 Highly recommend this entire series and every book by this author ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • This year’s must read

    By beckera_ann
    When i read about Amie in Shacking Up, I couldn’t wait to have her story told. She was engaged to Armstrong, who we all know was nowhere near good enough for her. Hooking Up held me captive from the first page, and much like other books of Helena’s, there was definitely a lot of comedy. One thing I didn’t like, though, was how long the annulment dragged on for. I didn’t feel like Lex and Amie truly had the time to spend getting to know each other, because Amie was married through almost the entire book. I definitely recommend this book, and even if you haven’t read Shacking Up, it can be read as a stand-alone.
  • He’s mine!

    By Heather San
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hooking Up. The characters are well written, with strong unique personalities and mannerisms that set them apart from other characters not only in this book, but all other books that Helena has previously published. The storyline sucked me in from the very first page. I actually had to stop reading at about the 65% mark to be social and within minutes of returning home I got myself comfortable to continue reading. It's fun when a book does that for me! The balance between humor and seriousness was there. Making me laugh out loud at one line then minutes later shake my head in frustration. It is my understanding that this can be read as a standalone, however I highly suggest you read Shacking Up and Going Down (short story in the Eye Candy anthology) before diving in. I think it will make your reading experience that much more enjoyable.
  • Great read

    By bh313@hotmail
    Helena Hunting is a new author to me but after reading Hooking Up I will definitely be reading more of her books! I really enjoyed this one. It's fun, very sexy, and has characters you just can't help cheering for. On what should have been the best day of her life Amalie Whitfield is humiliated in a way no bride should have to face. During the reception no less. In an attempt to get away from it all and forget what shamble her life is in Ami decides to go on her honeymoon alone with no intentions of staying alone once she gets there! The Person she runs in to and could definitely help her forget is the last person she should want but he's the only one she craves. Will he be the most fun she ever had or the worst decision she ever made? A great read that I would definitely recommend.