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Hooked (Sea of Destiny #1)

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Morgan Wolf is a complicated man living an uncomplicated life on a mega yacht he doesn’t own. He lets women believe what they think they see. It’s easier that way. No woman would want the truth he’s never shared.

Lara Lamb is sailing away from what she thought she wanted. Because she wanted the wrong things and always for the wrong reason.

Lara sees Morgan for what he is:
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Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published December 22nd 2013 by Aura Publishing, SA (first published July 27th 2013)
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Rosemary
Feb 23, 2014 Rosemary rated it it was ok
"Hooked" I was not. This was a freebie on Amazon and the ratings were high enough that I thought I would give it a chance. I'm very disappointed how this turned out. The first half of the book, I just absolutely disliked Morgan. He was cocky, pushy, and actually came off as creepy and not sexy at all. Lara is trying to start over as a chef and break this cycle of bad decisions she makes when it comes to men. I didn't realize she was so young in the book until the author mentioned her age. That ...more
Patrick Shelly Jr
Jul 19, 2014 Patrick Shelly Jr rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-books, kindle
So tired of the cliffhanger three book series fad. This book started what seems to be another log on the 'let's make you pay for three short books instead of one good one' fore. Ugh..

As for the story, I found Morgan to be a rude moron, who doesn't care too much about anything. The female lead Lara is a simple 'I need to stop falling for the wrong guys... Oh look, another wrong guy!' type. I found them both to be annoying. The switching back and forth of the viewpoint gets boring after a while, a
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Kitten
Jul 17, 2015 Kitten rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy this book overall, but there were times when the story felt like it started to drag.

Some of the dialogue in this did nothing to move the plot forward, and I wondered if it was going to be of some use later on. It turned out, it wasn't.

The letters to Lara's roommate Rachel were confusing, and I wasn't really sure why they were included in the storyline. We already knew most of what she was writing or the general gist of it by her interactions with Wolf. It seemed repetitive and afte
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Liala ~ The Goddess of Books ~ Starr
I chose this rating because of the way the book flowed through the story. I noticed the both Lara and Morgan have some sort of issues that they have to work through. The story takes place on a yacht, so it is a very slow moving story.

Your able to find out bits and pieces of Morgan's story, but you really don't have a complete picture by the time the incident takes place.

I didn't really care for this story, just because the only feeling that it invoked in me was boredom. I hate to be so critical,
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LadyCalico
Jul 29, 2016 LadyCalico rated it it was ok
Generally, I found the characters of this book to be crass, shallow, and unlikeable. The synopsis made them sound more interesting than actually proved to be the case; they were just kind of weird and icky. Imagine a too dumb to live bimbo, her first night with a bunch of strange men on a yacht, going to see who's in her kitchen while wearing only skimpy undies--how can you salvage a character as dumb and gross as that? The ending was just meh, which is fine since I couldn't care what happened ...more
Ruby McDemon
Oct 27, 2016 Ruby McDemon rated it it was amazing
What made the experience of listening to Hooked: By the Broken Billionaire the most enjoyable?
It was reality mixed with fantasy and also Kai and Wen are amazing narrators.

What other book might you compare Hooked: By the Broken Billionaire to and why?
I wouldn't really compare it to other books because every book is unique in its own way. Yes they may be in the same genre, but they have their own stories to tell and none are the same.

What does Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott bring to the story that you
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B at Spare Time Book Blog
Feb 19, 2014 B at Spare Time Book Blog rated it it was amazing
I am so glad I was approached to review this book. I was so absorbed into the story. Lara was a character I think we can all relate to. She is a chef who left her job at a restaurant because her boss was an ass. She took a job on a yacht, which is completely not what she expected to do. But, she needed something different to lift her spirits. It started of ok, Morgan her boss, was a bit cold. She however felt something toward him. Lara falls into her routine of cooking for a ship and a boss who ...more
Ashley Hedden
Sep 13, 2016 Ashley Hedden rated it it was amazing
Hooked by K.C. Falls was a great book. Morgan was a complicated man who lives on his fathers boat. Lara is a woman who just started a job on Morgan's boat. I loved reading how they grew closer even against all the odds. This was a great book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Dana
Jan 27, 2015 Dana rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, chick-lit
Lara Lamb is miserable at her job as a line cook at one of Miami's top restaurants. In addition to being verbally abused by her boss, she has gone and fallen in love with him. Being a huge disappointment to her academic parents for not following in their footsteps, Lara leaves her job to become head chef aboard a yacht. Once away from her former boss, Lara realizes that she is seriously pathetic when it comes to men. Her last two loves, if she can even call them that were awful. The first one ...more
Krow
Feb 22, 2014 Krow rated it liked it
For all that there were a reasonable amount of pages (291), it didn't feel like the characters developed much personality along the way. It might be just it's the first book in the series and the author is laying the ground work, but as it was I found it difficult to care about any of them. Except maybe the monkey. To complete the feeling of disappointment was also that the story just stopped. Not a cliffhanger exactly, it almost felt like a printer running out of ink. It didn't make any sense ...more
Bookish
Mar 20, 2014 Bookish rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Okay, but just as a diversion.

This book could have been so much better. it wasn't bad, it just wasn't good. It was okay.

In the hands of a more experienced writer, Morgan's demons might have been compelling, but the pedestrian writing here merely made them seem weak and whiny. I wanted to feel the guy's pain, but it wasn't very compelling. I am a distrusting soul, but our heroine's fears seem small and contrived.

Sadly, there is a lot of potential in this story, these circumstances, and the charac
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MiniMe
Jul 04, 2015 MiniMe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's nothing like the word billionaire in the title to lure me like a siren song. It's my dirty little pleasure to read contemporary romances with a rich, handsome, leading man. Maybe it's conditioning from multiple viewings of Pretty Woman. Anyway, this isn't Pretty Woman. The billionaire isn't a billionaire, but the son of one. He (Morgan) has demons (of course) and an impossible to please father. Morgan's home is El Lobo, a luxury yacht owned by his dad, with a crew of something like 16, ...more
Maria Dodd
Apr 14, 2014 Maria Dodd rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I had already downloaded this book a while back and was wandering my 'to read' books and came across it again.

This IS worth reading. I say that because I was checking out reviews and it was a review that said NOT to read it and gave the reasons why that made me decide to read it there and then! :) It may not be the perfect book but it was an easy read and had a plot that I could follow, well-written characters that make you want to follow the series to find out more about them. Morgan particular
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JoAnne
Sea of Destiny #1
I got this book for free but it's currently $2.99 on amazon. Lara is a chef in a trendy restaurant but she doesn't like the way she is treated. She has also had bad luck with men. So she applies to get a job on a yacht. She is hired by Richard, the captain, but is hot for the owner, Morgan. He notices her watching him with two ladies in the hot tub. He says something to her and kisses her. She pushes him away and calls him on his BS. Morgan decides to change his life and woo her
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Lauren
Aug 01, 2015 Lauren rated it liked it
Confused

First and foremost this book is part of a series not a standalone. I am confused about this relationship. he seems head over heels for her can't get her out of his mind then immediately pushes her away once they have sex. He said he was scared but you don't really understand anything because there is not back story. You know he hates his Dad and he is being paid to watch the boat and stay out of his dad's life but that's about it. I guess you need to read the rest of the series to unders
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Kimberly
Aug 03, 2016 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful contemporary romance with a nice dose of steamy. Lara is a young, petite chef who has had her share of train wrecks with men. Morgan is an older man, who has his own baggage, but no one knows about it. Add in Mrs Dalloway who show's Morgan's tender side and it makes for an entertaining story. Of course the setting is beautiful, South Florida, Paradise Island, and the boat - just a little 200 foot 'yacht'. I can't wait to read more of Lara and Morgan's story.

This is a wonderful
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Stacy
Mar 12, 2014 Stacy rated it really liked it
Lara Lamb is sailing away from what she thought she wanted. Because she wanted the wrong things and always for the wrong reason.

Lara sees Morgan for what he is: a rich, shallow Peter Pan who happens to have a cute monkey. Trouble is she’s only right about the monkey.

She’s everything Morgan never wanted. She makes the easy way look like the coward’s way. Ready to take the chance, Morgan struggles with how to let Lara closer than anyone’s ever been. Will his unspeakable wounds be too deep for he
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Karen
Mar 13, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
Solidly written and plotted. Not overly cliff hanger-y given that it's the first book of a trilogy. Safe sex is not practiced, but the author acknowledges in an afterword that she made that choice deliberately. There were a few typos but not a crazy distracting number of them. My first exposure to the world of deep sea sport fishing, and I thought the heroine's, too, but when the big fishing scene came up, she seemed to know things about the sport that a novice wouldn't (like fighting poles and ...more
Sue Parker
Feb 09, 2014 Sue Parker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Morgan is the assumed playboy billionaire who owners the yacht that Lara just began her job on as a chef. As it turns put he puts up a good charade and let's Lara see what everyone thinks he should be. He also realizes that a nice girl like Lara doesn't care about his money or his conquests. He also has a bastard uber rich father and the cutest monkey ever. Morgan had an awful childhood and it shows with his lack of ability to have a relationship with any woman. Lara finds a ...more
Karen
Feb 23, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I will start with my negative bits as it is minor. I thought with the length of the book I would have felt better connected to these characters. It is the first book and from all the hints we will get more in subsequent books. I loved Morgan. He is a rake but perhaps, redeemable. Lara has no illusions of her role. She is remarkable for her age with skills and intelligence but she had no one in the past care about her sexually and I really liked her for her honest feelings. I can't wait to read ...more
Colleen
Dec 28, 2014 Colleen rated it really liked it
A great start

I knew this story would be told in more than one book but I am glad I got to know Morgan and Lara a little bit. They both have serious issues that I am hoping they can overcome and get their HEA. I love how the author slowly reveals Morgan's messed up childhood and hopefully Lara will bring him the realization that it was never his fault. The story keeps your attention and leads you into believing that although they may have some serious bumps ahead Morgan and Lara will be
Lynn
Feb 22, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it
Lara went to culinary school and became a chef much to the disappointment to her parents who were both professors. But she wanted to be her own person so after the disaster working for an asshole of a chef at an exclusive restaurant she secured a job on a yacht going to the Bahamas from Florida then on to London across the Atlantic. The boss of the yacht was Morgan and he was gorgeous. But she had no time for romance. This was a job.
Toni
Mar 07, 2014 Toni rated it liked it
Shelves: mature
This book followed the pattern of most other romance novels - bad boy billionaire meets normal, average, everyday girl - and though he doesn't want to he falls in love.

The spin on this - the billionaire isn't all what he seems. He has a back story that we catch glimpses of and he isn't quite a billionaire.

So although this book was a bit predictable - and that predictability bled through the pages from the get go - I read on. I was drawn in by Morgan and held captive by him.

Amanda
Sep 10, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book except for the cliffhanger on the plus side though the other 2 books In the series are already out. I really thought Morgan was kind of a douche in the beginning but learning his history and that damn monkey changed my opinion. Lara, man she makes me feel old, is a typical 20 year old but when it comes to her job she is pretty professional, at least out loud, however she has a pretty good imagination. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
Lynn Matheson
Mar 18, 2014 Lynn Matheson rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This was a fun easy read erotic romance. I loved the cover. It was all slightly unrealistic but I find that with a lot of romances. I liked the characters and they did have back stories which made them quite credible. There was a lack of depth in the story in some ways so I was left feeling it was a little inconsequential. In general though it was enjoyable.
Katrina Simpson
Feb 05, 2016 Katrina Simpson rated it really liked it
Mind boggling

Wow two young people with issues. Morgan has daddy issues and life affirming issues and Lara has issues with trust. But sickness brings them a step closer to finding themselves.
Lyndsey
Apr 24, 2016 Lyndsey rated it liked it
I like how 'hooked' has different meanings. From them actually hooking up, from the tattoo, to hooking a fish. All of it matters. Really good plot. Not too graphic but graphic enough. Easy read. Interested in the rest of the series.
elaine m. suda
Aug 05, 2016 elaine m. suda rated it really liked it
Love Forever?

I really enjoyed reading your story about Lara and Morgan. I wasn't ready to put the story down. I benefit to go on to "happily ever after". I look forward to reading more of your work.










Leslie
I'm beginning to realize that I really hate serials. I'll have to wait to purchase the other two parts to this one. Part One dragged me in and kept me entertained and just ended way too soon. Arrrgh!
Jean
Apr 17, 2015 Jean rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
This book does have a slight cliffhanger. Will I read this one again? Maybe but not for a while. I am not saying this was a bad book but I am not a big fan of the cliffhanger part. Maybe some time I will get the next 2 books but not right now.
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