Thursday, September 22, 2016

REVIEW: "The 48-Hour Hookup" by Sarah Ballance (Contemporary Romance)

The 48-Hour Hookup
by Sarah Ballance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Lovestruck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 12th 2016

Series: Chase Brothers, #4
Standalone: Yes
Other Books In Series:
#1 Five Things I Love About You GoodReads Amazon
#2 For Seven Nights Only GoodReads Amazon
#3 The Three-Week Arrangement GoodReads Amazon

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Description from Publisher:
Who knew a sweaty photo would be good for business?

Now unwanted booty calls are coming in as fast as work orders, and Liam Chase needs to get away. Cue a job upstate. His new client is hot as hell, but he left NYC to escape attention, not to hook up with the city’s “Runaway Bride”.

With three disastrous relationships under her belt, it’s clear Claire Stevens’s judgment sucks. And what’s she’s feeling for America’s newest sex god? Obviously another hormone-fueled mistake.

But when she accidentally fells a tree on his truck, leaving them stranded in a winter storm with a chocolate-snatching raccoon, there’s something to be said for body heat.

Too bad neither can trust their explosive chemistry…

My Rating:
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My Musings:
Aw, this one made me feel all warm and fuzzy! What a great story for getting in the holiday mood! The setting of an old lodge with snow is great, and has such potential for fun incidents (which Sarah Ballance most certainly includes.)

I have only read one other book in this series about the Chase brothers, and thoroughly enjoyed that one, so it comes as no surprise that this one was also great! This story is Liam's, and he is so adorably awkward you just want to grab him and kiss him. He finds himself in an uncomfortable position as being an accidental internet sensation after a client takes a photo of him, sweaty and hot. He becomes known as Hot HVAC Guy. So he jumps at the chance to get out of town. Where he meets Claire, who winds up ALSO being a spectacle, NYC's infamous "Runaway Bride". Sparks fly and comedy ensues.

I loved Liam's awkwardness and was pretty much immediately enamored with him as a result. Claire is a lot of fun and I think she was a fantastic match for Liam.

The dynamic between the Chase family is such a blast and I absolutely adored them all!

This is likely because I read an ARC but about 60% in, things felt off. The sex they had after ornaments seemed to be treated like their first time almost, though not exactly. Claire also says that it was her maid of honor and not the catering assistant. Mostly minor, but worth noting.

Overall, really cute with some fantastic chemistry! Keeping each other warm, the ski mishap... So much fun! <3
My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About Sarah Ballance
Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. (As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids). When not buried under piles of laundry, she may be found adrift in the Atlantic (preferably on a boat) or seeking that ever-elusive perfect writing spot where not even the kids can find her.

She loves creating unforgettable stories while putting her characters through an unkind amount of torture—a hobby that has nothing to do with living with six children. (Really.) Though she adores sexy contemporary romance, Sarah writes in many genres including historical and ghostly supernatural romance and romantic suspense.
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