Book Review – The Hookup List

Posted April 8, 2014 by Kathy in 3 Stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

Book Review – The Hookup ListThe Hookup List by Dakota Madison
Published by Short On Time Books on January 19, 2014
Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance 18+
Pages: 237
Format: Ebook
Source: Blog Tour
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THE FRESHMAN: Ana Alves came to college for one reason--to be the first person in her immigrant family to earn a degree. She doesn't want anything to derail her from her pre-med studies, especially a guy.

HER ROOMMATE: Nicki Payne is ready to party and she doesn't waste any time hooking up with a guy in a frat house bathroom. Her motto: College is a time to be young, wild and free.

A GUY: Christopher Knight is the easy-going English major with a sexy smile and killer body who sits next to Ana in her Shakespeare class. Ana finds Christopher intriguing. She just doesn't want to admit that she's falling for him.

THE HOOKUP LIST: A list of freshman girls who are ready for action that's circulated to the freshman guys via a weekly Listserv. When Nicki Payne is one of the first girls featured on The Hookup List, guys start knocking on her dorm door at all hours of the day and night looking to score...

But what happens when one of those guys is Christopher?

This NEW ADULT ROMANCE contains language and content intended for adult readers (18+).

My Review 2

The Hookup List was a fast read but it was a bit predictable at times, but I did like it. 

I was really surprised with this book.  The synopsis gave me an impression that “the hookup list” was going to be a main feature of this story.  But in fact it wasn’t.  The list was used as creating a connection to the characters but not as a source of conflict and drama that I was expecting.  This is fine but it was somewhat a letdown since that is the title of the book. But I do like how the author explained that the inspiration of her story was the hookup lists that are circulating colleges.  I know that college life is filled with parties (and I didn’t live in the dorms during my college years), but I was disgusted with the idea of a weekly hookup list.  I was also really bothered with the attitude of Ana’s roommate Nikki and her girlfriends, who made it a goal to be on top of the list.  So it was nice to have Ana as the voice of reason, maturity and self-respect.  Christopher served as the male version for his womanizing roommate Spence.

Overall I did enjoy this story but I do think the romance of Ana and Christopher was too perfect.  They were both so young and it just seemed too sweet of a romance to make it believable for me.  The Hookup List is being marketed as New Adult but I think the sex scenes were graphic and not appropriate for readers under the age of 16.




Rating Report
Overall: three-stars


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