Blog Tour: 4 Star Review of Hooked by Brenda Rothert


HOOKED by Brenda Rothert is now LIVE! 

A sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.


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From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.

Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?

Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.

What can I say about this book? Hot cover? Check. Great story with amazing characters? Check. Sexy hockey player? Double check.

Hockey romances are my kryptonite. I love a sexy NHL player with a great romance and some ice time. It was like a Cinderella fairytale with extra flare. Jake the playboy hockey player meets Miranda the beautiful maid tasked to cleaning his penthouse suite. But Miranda isn’t a puck bunny. She’s smart and confident and Jake can’t charm the pants off her with a smile and a sexy look. Right away anyway.

Miranda settles the asshole vibes and brings Jake back to life. While Jake breaks down Miranda’s walls and shows her he’s more than the playboy.

Everything about this story I loved; the chemistry, the romance, the hockey and most of all the love. These two were so cute and hot together once they let their guards down.

This was a low angst, feel good romance that I devoured. I was hooked from beginning to end.


Sara’s Review

4/5 Stars!

I laughed. I cried (just a little bit). I swooned. I cheered.

Hooked was great! I am a tiny bit ashamed to say this is my first Brenda Rothert novel. She has been recommended to me time and time again. I am so glad I got to read this!

Miranda works her booty off to pay the bills and go to school. She is working as a housekeeper at a swanky hotel under a nitpicky, PIA boss.

Jake is a rich, sexy, jerk of a hockey player living in the same hotel that employs Miranda.

When these two meet, sparks fly and it is fire on the page. She can’t stand him, well, except for the part where he is super hot. He wants her, but really can’t have her. She tells him off. He requests her as his personal housekeeper.

It was magic and I loved every minute of it!

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.








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