Hooked: A love story of criminal proportions

X and I were probably doomed from the start That s what happens when you meet in court mandated group therapy and then try to steal from him to pay off your blackmailing drug dealer Former drug dealer, thank you very much I m turning over a new leaf and all that Which is why I should leave him alone Except he tempts me to do things I swore I d stop doing It s that whX and I were probably doomed from the start That s what happens when you meet in court mandated group therapy and then try to steal from him to pay off your blackmailing drug dealer Former drug dealer, thank you very much I m turning over a new leaf and all that Which is why I should leave him alone Except he tempts me to do things I swore I d stop doing It s that whole gruff, grumbly, anti social thing he has going on Him, flame Me, moth Something about him calls to me, makes the blood hum in my body And I don t want that feeling to end Lucy Connors is straight up insane She looks like a Disney princess and tries my patience in ways than I thought possible Besides the fact that I have to save her cute little ass from jail, I can t quite figure out how to leave her alone Even when she s trying her hand at Breaking and Entering Especially when it s myhouse she s burglarizing Yeah, we were probably doomed from the start But that s the thing about being hooked on something so good, and so bad for you you don t walk away when you should Note from the authors This book deals with subject matter that is highly improbable, sometimes campy, and definitely illegal Please don t use it as a guideline for how to live your life, but enjoy nonetheless.
Hooked A love story of criminal proportions X and I were probably doomed from the start That s what happens when you meet in court mandated group therapy and then try to steal from him to pay off your blackmailing drug dealer Former drug dealer

  • Title: Hooked: A love story of criminal proportions
  • Author: Karla Sorensen Whitney Barbetti
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Let me just begin by saying OH. MY. GOD. Wow, just wow and some more wows. Right, ok review time.Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review!X and Lucy were doomed from the start. Meeting at a group therapy session should have warned them but when Lucy breaks into X's house to steal valuables to pay off her former drug dealer things take an unexpected turn and it's sure is a whole lot of fun to read about. Lucy's character was interesting, she's head strong and relies on no one but herself. [...]

    2. HOLY MOTHER OF THIEVES!!!!Lucy is in a dire predicament. To get rid of her ex drug dealer and lead a normal crime free life, she has to rob the rich guy in her therapy group. It's the last thing she needs but desperate times call for desperate measures. Problem is, she is into the guy and every time she is close to him, she wants to rile him up and do bad things to him. X knows Lucy is certifiable and that he should stay fifty feet away from her. But everything about her makes his pulse race. He [...]

    3. HookedBy: Whitney Barbetti and Karla Sorensen4 StarsWhen you are forced into court mandated therapy, you go… Whether you gain anything from the therapy sessions or not, that’s a different story. When you go to group therapy because your therapist recommends you to go, you go…Whether you gain anything from the group sessions or not.When attending the group therapy sessions, you are introduced to a wide variety of people, that’s for sure!!!Lucy is a head strong young lady who fends for her [...]

    4. This was my first read from these authors and I loved it.X and Lucy come from completely different worlds and bring out the best and the worst in each other. But strangely they are good for each other.This story is action packed and moves along at a really fast pace. I really enjoyed the dialogue between the main characters and the chemistry was seriously hot. Plenty of witty banter and laugh out loud moments made this a great read. I received an ARC of this book

    5. Going into this story, I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to get, but when I saw that it was written by Karla Sorensen and Whitney Barbetti ( mainly Whitney), I knew that I wanted to read it. I have to admit it was an excellent ride and more than I could ever imagine it would take me on. The book starts at a therapy session where Lucy Connors attends as part of her parole and X who suffers from a few things - anxiety being one of them. Lucy has a dilemma as she owes her old drug dealer money [...]

    6. This book was awesome!! The two main characters are so flawed and so screwed up that this works wonderfully. Lucywhat a hot mess that girl is. Former drug user, dealer, klepto, and liar. She has to get her life together or its back to prison for her. Xxiety ridden mess. While he is built and looks like your typical hero in a book, he is a anxiety riddled mess. Together these two work, and it's a beautiful thing. Lucy pulls X out of his shell, and makes him realize things are not so bad, and X ma [...]

    7. Wow going into this book I was hooked from page 1!! This book is hilarious I laughed so much all throughout the book!!! Wow this book had me from the cover to the title and hooked is that one book you would go and read and come back to because you laughed so much with Lucy And X! I loved reading this book and can't wait to read more from both of these authors!

    8. 4 "hooked on you" stars!“I’ve been waiting for someone like you for a long time.”Together, Whitney Barbetti and Karla Sorensen have written an entertaining and hilarious story about two unlikely people finding love in the most unconventional way."A classic tale of two people who were never supposed to meet."Lucy has made some bad decisions in the past. Now out of jail she attends court mandated group sessions as a reformed drug dealer and addict. However, she is still in hot water because [...]

    9. *ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*5 "X marks the spot" Stars!!!I am so giddy right now. I freaking loved everything about this story, especially the two main characters! This book was filled with with so many laugh-out-loud moments. My gosh there was never a dull moment. Lucy was the type of character I love rooting for. She has her problems, but she's stronger because of them. She doesn't know what it's like to need someone because she's always been alone. So it's hard for h [...]

    10. 5 STARS FOR HOOKED!! You will be hooked from page one in this fast paced, fun sexy story. X which stands for Xavier, is a super rich hot guy with social issues and gets sent to group therapy to talk about their problems amongst each other. Lucy is a beautiful and funny former drug dealer and thief that is in the same group therapy. These two are so different, but yet have so much in common. This story will have laughing at all the bantering between X and Lucy, flipping pages as fast as you can. [...]

    11. DNF @ 52%I hate to do this becuase I love these authors and I'm kinda in love with X 😏 but I need to come back to this when I'm not a grumpy bitch 😔

    12. For the full review go to: goo/FXUvhL When Lucy first saw X she knew she had to make an impression. Even if it was in court mandated therapy. Everyone has their issues right? The only issue she saw about X was that he had too much money to care and she needed enough cash to pay off her ex boyfriends debt to the drug dealer from before she was in the clink. She knew X would have enough he wouldn't miss anything.X first noticed Lucy in group therapy when she tipped over her chair and he helped her [...]

    13. 4.5 stars***This and other reviews can be found at imasweetandsassybookwhore ****ARC*When I picked up Hooked and started reading the synopsis is what had my curious and interest wondering if this one would be any good or not. Well it was really good. I laughed more than once with Lucy’s antics and her well let’s say her tendencies to umm we will go with the word collect things. Add into the mix X’s own anxiety and quirks then you can just only begin to picture why Hooked had me laughing ou [...]

    14. Lucy is an ex drug dealer who has spent some time in jail. X has social anxiety, and comes from a family of money. They both have the same therapist who send them to the same group therapy meeting. Lucy notices X has money due to the clothes he is wearing when he walks into therapy. Lucy has some debt she needs to pay off to her former drug dealer. So, Lucy decides to break into X’s house to steal things to pay off her debt. Things don’t go as planned, and Lucy and X end up with a bigger pro [...]

    15. When Whitney Barbetti writes a book, I drop everything to read it. Add in the amazing Karla Sorensen and yeah, I will literally drop everything to read it. Kids need food? There's Pop Tarts in the pantry. Go away. I'm reading.To say I was HOOKED from the very first chapter would be an understatement. I was hooked from the very first two words.Lucy is our heroin, although she's a little more villain in a sense. Former drug user and dealer, but still a tiny bit of a klepto, she finds herself in co [...]

    16. *Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot*I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest reviewYou know what they sayopposites attractwhich is exactly what happens with our hero and heroine in this action packed, hilariously funny romance. Right from the very beginning I was hooked into this story and I couldn't put it down until the very end. Xavier and Lucy are nothing alike and come from completely different backgrounds and yet I couldn't think of a more perf [...]

    17. I'm giving this book 4.5 stars. I won the arc of this fun, original, and thrilling story. Let me start with that I loved X and Lucy, a lot. Both were great characters and even better together. She had me laughing at every lie she told. And X had me all kinds of hot and bothered then melting my heart. I wish their story gets a sequel so I can have more of him. It is a HEA and a perfect weekend read.So why I didn't give it the last .5 points. Given it was an arc there was some editing glitches but [...]

    18. What a fabulous romcom! I'm completely in love with these two unlikely criminals. Lucy and Xavier were absolutely delightful. A pathological liar with a shady past and a handsome guy who struggles to keep his anxiety at bay. You will not be able to put this book down. The movie nerd in me loved all the movie references. I know the writers have other projects for the imminent future, but I look forward to another collaboration down the road.

    19. Hooked by Whitney Barbetti and Karla Sorensen is a standalone romance novel.Meet Lucy Connors, she´23 years and made some bad decisions in her life. And now she has to attend a court mandated group therapy. She works odd jobs to makes ends meet.And then is there Xavier Lockwood- X-. He has major anxies, is a neatfreak. They meet at group therapy and Lucy believes he´s her saving grace. She´s her own kind of crazy.Hooked kept me well entertained. The writing is great, I loved the characters an [...]

    20. From reading the blurb I couldn't wait to get my hands on this and I was lucky enough to be gifted an arc for an honest review.I loved lucy, loved her. She was amazing and funny with a backbone even after everything life has dealt her and I just wanted to hug her. X was awesome too and I loved being in his head and even with all his neurosis he still knew what he had with Lucy. These authors really made something incredible together and I hope there will be more to come from them, even though th [...]

    21. This book was HILARIOUSLY PERFECT and a lot of fun! I haven't laughed this much while reading a book in a long time! Karla and Whitney work magically together, like peanut butter and chocolate.

    22. This was such an entertaining story and I was so happy that I received an e-ARC to review early in order to spread the word about this book! This new adult, standalone contemporary romance just had me giggling from start to finish. I love reading stories about two people that meet (and get to know each other) under the most unlikely of circumstances.The story. I thought the story was well thought out and had a really good rhythm and pace to it. There was definitely never a dull moment with these [...]

    23. I am obsessed with this book!! As soon as I started reading I was hooked on X and Lucy and as the book went on I only grew to love them more and more.Lucy is a hot mess but I loved how self aware she was. She was comfortable in her own skin and willing to face up to her mistakes. She was also a bit of a klepto, but that's another story. I loved X so much from the very beginning. You understand his anxiety and you just want to wrap him up in a protective blanket and make sure nothing happens to h [...]

    24. WOW!! JUST WOW!! This is a First read from both Authors Whitney Barbetti & Karla Sorensen. They Blew Me Away with Xavier and Lucy's story but it is not your common "I met a Girl & Date her" kind. They meet in a weird environment that most would not meet and she literally falls out of her chair to get his attention. There is Hot Chemistry between them but they don't surrender so quickly. Their story has alot of action, mommy issues which Not by his choice, movie references, drama from her [...]

    25. 5 Stars!Well well well these two ladies are brand new to me but boy did they leave a mark intriguing me with their writing styles and captivating words. Karla and Whitney created an intense, twisted, ultra-steamy masterpiece that had me on the edge of my seat, cover to cover and addicted.Hooked did just that hooked me deep from the very start. Lucy and X were unique and quirky in a way that's indescribable yet refreshing. Both weredamaged, imperfect, flawed, and opposite in every way yet that pu [...]

    26. Hooked is unlike any story I have ever read. Karla and Whitney's writing blended so seamlessly that you would never know it was written by two separate people. What do you get when you mix a former drug dealing kleptomaniac and an eccentric billionaire that has a panic attack at the thought of leaving his own home?"The fact was unavoidable, Lucy and I were irrevocably tied together in this dark truth."The beginning of this story was a little slow, but once the action started, things really picke [...]

    27. When I read the blurb to this book I knew that I just had to read it. It didn't sound like anything I had read or come across and that intrigued me. I mean just the blurb alone had me chuckling so it had to be good right? And yes! Yes it is! I absolutely LOVED this! This was such a great collab between these two authors. The story flowed so seamlessly. The characters were exceptionally well written. X and Lucy are without a doubt flawed, imperfect and complete opposites but it worked so great. I [...]

    28. 4.5 stars This was just a fun book to read!! I laughed so hard at some points that I dropped my kindle!! I also love to see flawed characters and how they can make each other stronger. X and Lucy was a perfect match even if they didn't look like it. And X having all the flaws that he did and not being the usual alpha male made me fall in love with him even more. But he did have that protective instinct for Lucy. And Lucy oh lord Lucy was a character for sure!!! She had me rolling with some of th [...]

    29. 5/5 StarsI was honestly interested in reading Hooked for it's cover alone but then to discover it was written by both Whitney Barbetti and Karla Sorensen I was Hooked. ;) I was lucky enough to receive Hooked as an ARC for my honest review. While reading Hooked I came up with some hashtags (#gethookedonhooked, #hookedonhooked #gothookedonhooked)I loved how Lucy was strong (given the situation she found herself in) I loved her backbone and how she wasn't afraid to speak her mind, even in front of [...]

    30. My favorite kind of hero? The imperfect ones. The ones who are struggling with something real and tangible to the real world. Yes he has the typical overbearing mom. Yes he has money. Yes he's the perfect looking guy. But under that veil of perfection is a guy crippled with anxiety that keeps him from having normal relationships outside of his very inner circle. He's so perfectly flawed you can't help but love X from the very beginning. You want to help him because someone like him shouldn't be [...]

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