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Hook (Duplicity Duet #1)

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Women loathed me without even knowing my name. Men coveted the very idea of me.

Escort. Call girl. Prostitute. Hooker. Whore.

I'd heard it all. Done it all.

Over the years I'd felt a lot of things about my occupation...but not regret--never regret. I had my reasons for doing what I did and nothing and no one had ever made me question them.


He'd changed me
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Published April 25th 2016
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Apr 29, 2016 Salvatore rated it really liked it
Shelves: businessmen, bad-boys
4.5 **Ti Amo Marco Valenti** stars

Brandi is one of the best call girls in Vegas. She's not ashamed of what she does for a living as long as her personal life stays seperated from that part of her life. She's a single mother of a special in need boy at morning and at night she works in order to pay for his medication, expensive equipment and everything in between.

Yes, I let men use my body. But I used them too. I took their money and in return I fulfilled their deepest fantasies without them h
T's Book ~ Tanja
Apr 24, 2016 T's Book ~ Tanja rated it really liked it
So not what I was expecting in a read! I feel as if I need a moment to rearrange my thoughts. What began as an “in the moment” introduction of “Brandi” maneuvered into a story of a mother’s ultimate sacrifice.

Her client Marco is completely unexpected and sweet. Not to mention that he radiates sexual prowess and power. From the moment these two meet there’s chemistry and a knowing that what will happen between them will be life changing.

I have to say, my feelings were all over the place while rea
Apr 19, 2016 Dena rated it it was amazing
Hook was fun, sexy as hell and definitely mysterious. Brandi is a high paid escort doing what she has to do to survive and take care of her son. Brandi's son has special needs so she will do anything possible to keep him feeling comfortable and happy. What Brandi never expects is to find a man who makes her want to break all of her rules. Marco Valenti is irresistible, charming and mysterious. He's the sexiest Italian Stallion around and everyone will want a bite of his warm delicious buns! He w ...more
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Book 1 of 2. Book 2 on July 26th.
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Women loathed me without even knowing my name. Men coveted the very idea of me.

Escort. Call girl. Prostitute. Hooker. Whore.

I'd heard it all. Done it all.

Over the years I'd felt a lot of things about my occupation...but not regret--never regret. I had my reasons for doing what I did and nothing and no one had ever made me question them.


He'd changed me and I'd naively fed into the fai
Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 18, 2016 Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it
Shelves: single-parent
3.5 – 4 Stars

I love Duet books because I feel like you get more out of the story and also you know it’s going to end in a cliff hanger, although I don’t mind cliffys so I’m okay with being surprised by them.

I really liked the cover and the premise of the book, yes, she’s a prostitute and yes, he’s a wealthy Italian business man, what more could you ask for?

The prologue is silly, I would skip it and just start with chapter one. I hate foreshadowing and that’s what it is, it tells you how the Hero
May 14, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing
You need to read this book. Stop whatever you are doing and READ THIS BOOK.

I’ve read a few books by Elisabeth Grace and loved the sweet and swoony feel, but Hook was a little bit darker, a lot more erotic than those books. And I loved every second of it.

“Brandi” is a high class escort who is doing whatever it takes to make ends meet, but she never expected Marco to enter her life or to stake his own claim on her. With nothing but mystery revolving around this man, she falls further into his spel
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Apr 29, 2016 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
Hook (Duplicity Duet #1) by Elisabeth Grace
4 stars!!!

“Even the angel has a devil that sits on his shoulder.”

I am officially Hooked!! This is the first book in a duet so is not a complete story and at the end all I needed was the rest. This is more like a romantic suspense and to be honest I am still not sure about who to trust. Elisabeth Grace perfectly wove suspense throughout this real life Pretty Woman story…or is it?

“Careful how far out you wade…these are shark infested waters.”

Sybil aka Lala
When Pretty Woman meets The Godfather…

You get a Cinderella story with a dark edge. And a brilliantly written one at that. This book is told from Brandi’s POV and because of that we are largely kept in the dark with only a hint here and there that some nefarious plot is underway. We know there is danger lurking and we struggle to make sense of all the pieces and we want to shout out a warning that she should get out while she still can.

I mean, we would, if we weren’t so distracted by Marco. The
Jul 02, 2016 Deborah rated it really liked it

So much more than I expected 4.5 stars

I downloaded the sample just to see if this was a book to put on my to-read list, I didn't check the reviews because I'd no intention of actually reading it now but a couple of pages in and I found myself hooked, I mention this because there's a cliffhanger, a huge cliffhanger and if I'd realised this before I started I'd have waited but by the time I found out there was no way I was putting it down, at least I don't have to wait too long it's due out 26th J
Kate Phoenix
Dear Elisabeth,

May I call you Elisabeth? Yes/No? Well I'm going to anyway. To answer your question.

Was it possible to write about an inherently good person doing bad things and have readers root for her?

Yes Elisabeth you did. Every step of the way I was rooting for the heroine. I'm still rooting for her now. And to be honest I think that this is one heroine that I won’t forget this year.

4’This ain’t Pretty Woman peeps’ Stars.

Experience the life on an escort in Las Vegas. Or more than likely Br
Apr 24, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: eram, arc
I knew going in that this book was going to be different and it definitely lived up to that expectation!
Emily/Brandi is a mid to late 20's woman making her life the hard way in Vegas while also caring for her ill son. It's not a traditional life, but it allows her to take care of his needs and be with him during the day. Things rock along until she has a "date" with Marco. Marco is dark and mysterious. He has secrets, but seems drawn to "Brandi."
I had some trepidation about a book where the hero
Heather C
Apr 28, 2016 Heather C rated it really liked it
When the blurb first came out, I knew I was going to be hooked. I immediately knew that I would get some of the angst that I love and a strong heroine. What I got was more than that.

“Brandi” is a high paid escort. She has no regrets for being in the business. She needs the money and we later learn why. She is highly sought after and tends to have a lot of repeat customers. She has skillfully played the game to ensure that. However, she does have new clients from time to time. Nothing to worry ab
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Italian Stars ~

Review to come for the Blog Tour...... This book is so so so good!!!!

FULL REVIEW Now Posted ::

Nooooooo!!! I can’t believe that ending. I NEED the next book like now!! Is it June yet?? LOL :)

Holy Moly….Elisabeth Grace outdid herself with this book!! I loved ever second of it.

Hook was so different from anything else she has written. This book definitely packed a punch. It had everything a 5 star book should ha
Elisabeth Grace
Apr 20, 2016 Elisabeth Grace added it  ·  (Review from the author)
It's a wrap!
Wow! I am totally blown away by how good this book was! I was hooked from the first page and couldn't put this book down. I'm a little hesitant to read books about escorts but this was so well done. The heroine was easy to relate to, which shouldn't have been easy given her profession, but I understood why she chose her line of work and even admired her for it. There was mystery, suspense and super HOT sexy times. This author writes some of the best steamy scenes ever and the ones in this book w ...more
Apr 25, 2016 Tanya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-this-book
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Hook**I was on the HOOK and went CRAZY after finishing this book! This book was so much more than what I expected it to be, I read it in one day. Emily, Brandi to her clients, is more than a high-end escort. She is a loving single parent to the most sweetest special needs son, Daniel. Marco, he is a sexy, Italian business man who makes Emily break all her rules and gives her hope for a brighter, normal future. But Marco has many secrets and enemi
Susan (susayq ~)
OH MY GOD!!! After reading the last word I just sat, stunned, for a few minutes. This was full of romance and angst. Reminded me a bit of one of my favorite movies, Pretty Woman (in fact, Emily even mentions it in here LOL). I can't say too much without giving away what happens, just know there's a hot Italian guy, Marco, a pretty high-class hooker named Emily who does this for a really good reason, an angry Italian guy named Vito who may or may not have mob connections, and a sweet romance that ...more
Three Chicks
Apr 19, 2016 Three Chicks rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Hook weaves its way through plot changes and twists and intrigue. Emily is a single mother of a physically challenged child, Daniel. She cares for him and provides for his special needs by hooking. She's a highly paid escort who has no guilt about how she earns her keep. One of her clients is Marco Valenti, a wealthy Italian business man who becomes obsessed with her. His business is a mystery, he has men who want to stop some of his plans and he has more than a little dangero
Page Turning Book Junkie
Apr 30, 2016 Page Turning Book Junkie rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*ARC provided for blog tour review* For your next fix-->

4 out of 5 Sinfully Sexy, Mysterious Italian, Fiery Vengeful Stars!!!
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"I've been forger in fire and born anew.
He would Pay.
They all would.
I'd burn this whole cesspool of a city to the ground util I'd exacted revenge on all of them.
Every. Single. Fucking. One."

Well, this book started off with one hell of a bang-you-very-much Prologue. I mean, how can you read that and not be "hooked" (yup, I went th
Jennifer Zamora
Apr 15, 2016 Jennifer Zamora rated it really liked it
4/5 is because I dont care for cliffhangers that are endings that dont really end. This is a book that ends in the middle of things as they heat up.
Emily aka Brandi is a "High End Escort". She of course has her reason. And it is a big powerful one. As she sells herself she keeps her focus where it belongs. At least that much stays in focus. I really enjoy the pull of this story and its characters. I love the fact that they are all true to their rolls.
Emily meets her match in Marco. An Italian g
Apr 15, 2016 Alysha rated it it was amazing

"He did this. He would pay. They all would."

Well if that isn't a start to a book. Emily had to depend on herself since she was seventeen years old. Which was never what she had intended with her life, especially with a disabled son. Moving to Las Vegas helped change her and Daniel's life for the better. After meeting Sylvia, and becoming an escort Emily was finally able to pay for everything Daniel needed with his Muscular Dystrophy. Sure Emily got tired of laying on her back to work through
Jennifer Gauthier
Apr 20, 2016 Jennifer Gauthier rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books
This was my first Elisabeth Grace book it will not be my last!!!!
Hook was great, loved it. Grabbed my attention from the get go. It was sexy, hot, flirty, and down right CLIFFY!!!!!!
I enjoyed Elisabeth's writing very much. The flow of the story was great, the characters, were strong. Brandi was no damsel in distress loved it!!. Marco.........hmmmmmmm...... delish!!!!
Can't to find out how it all ends.
Shera Layn ~ Book Lovers Obsession
Elisabeth Grace's newest novel HOOK, just caught me hook, line and sinker! I was a total goner to the outside world after the first page! Hook is an incredibly hot, sexy, sweet and suspenseful read! Get ready to fall in love with these characters!

Brandi is just a girl out there doing what she has to do in order to take care of herself and her son. What any woman would do to provide. Her dream is his happiness, his life, that’s all that really matters to her. I found myself loving her from page
Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews
Apr 11, 2016 Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blogtours
Emily is young single mother with an adorable son. She does what she does for him. She has not had an easy life but, she doesn't regret it one bit. Marco is a wealthy businessman all he does is work hard and no play. That all changes when his eyes land on Brandi. When I read the prologue I thought this would be totally something different. From the very start it had me intrigued. The plot just kept getting better and better. Felt like it was slowly building up. That ending OMG it left me with my ...more
Desirae (Dee)
May 27, 2016 Desirae (Dee) rated it really liked it
NO. You are nOT allowed to end a book like that Elisabeth. NO. No. no.. you are in time out missy. Time. Out.

Here I am all invested in Brandy and Marco's story.. loving how he is with her son. Scared to death about the stairwell, so optimistic she is going to make her dream come true, and then you throw that at me! Not. Acceptable.

I liked the story, obviously . I love the idea of a Hooker hooking for her son, yet still doing something to better herself and get out of that life. I wasn't a fan of
Apr 12, 2016 Kaitlyn rated it it was amazing
First I want to start off by saying that I learned a very valuable life lesson while reading this book.... No one has the right to judge someone when they don't know the full story. Just because someone is portrayed in the way they are doesn't in fact mean anything in this life. And now just wow!! I was literally speechless when I finished this book! I won't go in too depth because I don't want to give a single thing away! But if you like romance and a little mystery to go with your romance one ...more
Books and Boys Book Blog
Apr 28, 2016 Books and Boys Book Blog rated it it was amazing

5 Hooker-tastic Stars!

Yeah I just said Hooker-tastic. Never thought I would come up with such a word. But wow this book. I finished it minutes ago and I can still feel the urge to press next page next page and nothing is happening I want MORE!

What would you do for your children?


I loved how we meet Emily aka Brandi, she is a strong fighting women who has more gumption in her pinky then most people will ever have. She
Red Cheeks Reads
Apr 28, 2016 Red Cheeks Reads rated it it was amazing
‘The warm feeling that had invaded my chest remained, but my stomach fell into a nauseous churning. Somehow my body knew what I didn’t already. Marco Valenti would be the springboard in my life that caused everything to change.’

I am a longtime fan of Elisabeth Grace so when I say that this is her best bet you can know that I have read and loved quite a few of them. Full of suspense, surprises ad some of the sexiest scenes ever I was pulled in right away and once I started there was no way I co
Aug 05, 2016 Tracy rated it it was amazing
OMG this book was fantastic!!! I couldn't put it down from the moment i started til the very last page!!! It does end on a heart shattering cliffhanger which after reading this book, you WILL need to know... WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!?!?
'Brandi' is a high class/high paid hooker and has been a working girl for many years. She lives her life seperately day and night! I refuse to give spoilers so you'll have to find out what i mean when you read it yourself! (Of which you really do need to!!!) Her life is
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