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Hooker

(L.A. Liaisons #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,306 ratings  ·  228 reviews
Whoever said singles were missing out by not finding true love and getting married before the age of thirty had never experienced the sheer pleasure of nightly romantic comedy viewings in their underwear while eating one of Licked’s famous Crazy Cat Lady sundaes. Because life just doesn’t get better than that.

At least, it doesn’t for Shayne Callahan. It didn’t take more t
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Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 320 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Brooke Blaine
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}



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This is the second book in the LA Liaisons series, and it can be read as a standalone. I thought it was a very light & sexy read. I was in need of a good RomCom after having gone through an emotional roller coaster from my last read and this story was just what the doctor ordered!



Shayne Callahan is a professional matchmaker working at Hook, Line, and Sinker. She is terrific at matching people up with their true soul mates but has had te
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4.5 Stars
There was only one thought on my mind as I watched him walk to his car and drive away. I was in trouble. Big, dirty, delicious trouble.


#HappyFeels

Brooke's L.A. Liaisons series is my happy place. The books are guaranteed to put a smile on my face and make me feel like I'm frolicking through a field of rainbows and kittens. Too much? My point is, they're the perfect feel good romances. They're steamy, funny, fantastically developed and fabulously written. I'm hooked and I never want i
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Eliza
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it


Title: Hooker
Series: L.A. Liaisons, #2
Author: Brooke Blaine
Release Date: 9th March, 2016





Brooke Blaine’s Hooker is the second book in the laugh-a-minute, L.A. Liaison series. It’s the turn of Rayleigh’s best friend & premier matchmaker Shayne to receive Brooke’s rom-com treatment.

If you’ve read Licked, you’ll remember her boss is the absolutely nutty but hilariously-inappropriate, Val. As an employee (and skivvy) of Hook, Line & Sinker it’s Shayne’s job to find a match for L.A.’s elite l
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Stacey is Sassy
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cont-series
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Lock up the Hooker.

***4.5 Stars***

I didn’t like Hooker. I know the four and a half stars may make you think otherwise, but I spent more than half the book asking myself –

Am I missing something here?

Is this chick really this silly?

Why…why…why is she doing this? NO job is worth that much sacrifice.

Why does Nate keep going back for more?


I gritted my teeth, mumbled a few expletives and carried on, hoping and praying I’d GET IT soon.

Brooke Blaine has just convinced me that she is a master in her tr
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Sabrina
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
After reading Licked and wanting to kick myself for waiting so long to start this series there was no way in hell Hooker was going to sit on my Kindle any longer. This was yet another hilarious, out there, book by Brook Blain and I'm really glad I discovered the wonderful world she created with these characters.



You should remember the Hooker from down under from Licked, and if you don't you should definitely at least remember her highly inappropriate and hoe-bag boss. Shayne, the matchmaker (ak
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* Meli Mel *


♥ ♥ ♥ 4.25 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥




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"Do you know what I love more than anything?"
"Stalking potential dates in the grocery aisle?"
"Gorgeous women who pretend they're not interested."
I rolled my eyes and pushed off the wall. "I'm not pretend--"
"You like the challenge," he said stepping in front of me, his eyes flicking to my mouth. "And believe me, so do I."

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I read Licked, the first book of the series, and j
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Jayme
"Oh fuck shit ass and hole."

Looove it! I love everything, each scene with Shayne and Nate together. Their story was sensational, incredible chemistry and I only regret that it was not just about them. Because their scenes I could read endlessly.



About the plot: Shayne Callahan is a matchmaker at the elite HLS with boss form hell, but she has talent in matching people and finding them soulmates. A little worse it goes with it for her. She is not too confident, but in the company of her best f
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Sophie  **2 Greek Girls Reading**
4.5 STARS



Shayne is working in a matchmaking company under her bitchy boss, Val. One night she meets Nate, a younger guy than her, but they seem to have a love-hate relationship, since for some reason he makes her feisty everytime they chat.

At the same time, a famous actor comes at her company and reveals something to her. When things go wrong, she decides to back up for him and things become more complicated. But what happens when at the same time she gets closer to Nate and she can't reveal the
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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We already met Aussie Shayne in Ryleigh's story Licked - she's working for this bitch of a boss lady at HLS - Hook-Line & Sinker - the Matchmaking Company.
But her own love life is not really anything to write home about.
She spends her nights home alone with meals for one.
But on one pants-less subway ride she meets, and falls instantly in lust/love, with Nate Ryan.
Who she later meets again at a bar and again in a supermarket (in the meals for one aisle!) and again in Vegas.
And on all those oc
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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


With only two books, Brooke Blaine became my Contemporary Drug of choice when I’m in the mood for Rom Com !
I discovered her with “Licked” book 1 of the LA Liaisons series , and I fell under the charm of her sassy heroines, strong willed alphas and all around craziness. And she definitely won me over with “Hooker” !

If you need a book that’ll lift you up : Brooke Blaine
If you need a good laugh : Brooke Blaine
If you need romance : Brooke Blaine
If you need an empowered, funny,
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

Hooker is the second installment in the LA Liasons series. Each book focusing on a different character- a group of tight-knit friends, and has a very Sex in the City feel to it. This is a perfect lighthearted feel-good read. I do warn you not to read this in a public setting as I received quite a few...ahem...looks while laughing out loud while reading this at the gym. I won't mention almost falling off my stepper on a "He likes hot dogs over tuna" comment...

In Hooker we get the love story
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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First, Brooke Blaine had us salivating for chock-full of scrumptious nuts with a side scoop of screaming orgasms. Yup, we got LICKED as we were served with multiple scoops of humor, sass, friendship, and of course throw in the fact that Brooke Blaine never forgets to treats her readers to an extra sprinkles of nuts. So after taking a lick of her first romantic comedy, I was hooked!!!! And of course in true Brooke Blaine fashion, she once ag
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Lyndy Ann ♫
3.5***

After reading and loving Licked I jumped straight into Hooker. I wanted to know more about the backstory of Shayne and Ace how they met and what happened as I have read the PresLocke series earlier this year as I did not know about this before hand.


As with Licked Shayne Callahan speaks to me the reader. I liked her a lot she is one of the best matchmakers in LA she is funny, hard working and a clutz but I don't understand why she lets her boss Val treat her like she does and when she FINAL
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars
(ARC provided by author)

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Shayne Callahan is a gorgeous, single, independent Australian woman living in Los Angeles. She works as a matchmaker for Hook, Line, & Sinker Matchmaking Company. She is notorious in LA as the "go to" woman to find your other half. She has a gift when it comes to pairing up others, but wonders if she herself is destined to be single?

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Shayne's three best friends want her to loosen up & live a little, so they talk her into doing this years Annual Pantsless
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J. Kahele
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quick note: I saw this on my Goodreads friend Patty's profile, she seems to have all the interesting titles lately and I couldn't resist!

I absolutely loved Shayne Callahan, she was witty, smart and funny.

Shayne lives in LA and she works for a matchmaking company. When she is hired to protect a big secret from coming out for a client and signs a NDA, to be his girlfriend, she never imagined she would meet the man of her dreams, Nate.

She keeps her arrangement from Nate a secret, but when her an
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Sybil aka Lala


Recipe for World Peace:

What you’ll need:

1 Brooke Blaine

1 Ridiculous Plot


Ingredients:

1 Part Sassy Red-headed Heroine

1 Part Suspender-Wearing, Sexy Hero With A Dirty Mouth

3 Parts Quirky Friends

1 Part Crazy Ass Boss Lady

1 Part Movie Star With A Big Secret


Garnish:

Super-Hot Sexy Times




Method:

Combine Sassy Red-Headed Heroine and Suspender-Wearing, Sexy Hero With A Dirty Mouth together in a subway car while wearing no pants. Add in Quirky Friends, Crazy Ass Boss Lady and Movie Star With A Big
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Stacy
*** FIVE THOUSAND MILLION STARS ***

HOOKER!!

Omg this book, this story, this writing! I can't rave about this book enough! I knew Brooke Blaine was a talented writer, but she has surpassed even what I KNEW she was capable of. Her writing draws you in and holds you in that place that you need to be in when you're deep in reading bliss. This book is PERFECT ROMCOM. PERFECT! When I think about some of my favorite romcom movies, for example: How to lose a guy in ten days, Bridget Jones, My best friend
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Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaison series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I didn’t love this book quite as much as I enjoyed Licked, but it’s still a huge win. In Hooker, Ryleigh, Shayne, Quinn, and Paige are back and sassier than ever! This time around, it’s Shayne’s turn to find love.

Shayne is perhaps the most restrained girl in the group with a slight inferiority complex. She’s a professional matchmaker, and she’s great at her job. Ironically, she doesn’t have much success with her own lo
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Bex | TotallyBex.com
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, series
★★ 4.5 stars! ★★

The fabulous foursome from Licked are back for the second book of the L.A. Liaisons series. Hooker follows Shayne and her quest for love in Los Angeles. She’s a professional matchmaker, so it is truly ironic that she can’t seem to find the right guy–until she meets Nate, that is.

Shayne is quirky, adorably clumsy, and babbles nonsense when she is nervous. She is also strong, independent, and a bit on the nerdy side. Nate is a grad student and a few years younger than Shayne. They
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Meags
Jul 05, 2016 rated it liked it
3 Stars

I learned a few things about myself during my time with this book.

Firstly, I don't like story arcs that revolve around secrecy, regardless of the good intentions of the secret keeping characters. It turns out that this kind of plot device is not my thing at all and does indeed drive me batty.

Secondly, I'm killing it as an Aussie because, much like Shayne, I can say Wollongong five times fast with total ease.

Lastly - but most importantly - I have a deep attraction to guys who wear suspen
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If I weren't a fully grown adult, with two feet firmly planted on the ground, I think I'd just float away right now. Because I've just finished reading Hooker by Brooke Blaine, and I feel super happy and as light as a feather. Or helium balloon. Whatever. Something that floats... Oooooh, A BUBBLE!

Anywho...

I'm smiling big.
I'm doing a weird kind of wiggly dance.
I'm peppy and a little turned on...
I just feel GOOD, you know?

And it's 'cause of this book. This book that made me laugh out loud, mul
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Rin W. Vitale
Mar 27, 2016 rated it liked it
I Liked It!!

Lesson learned: Better tell the truth from the start or it will screw you up in the end. Right, Shayne?

Side Note: Nate is SILF! aka Stud I'd Like to F***.


LOL I just made that up. Really though, the man knows his way in the bedroom....

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Fun and steamy read. Overall I enjoyed reading this one.

Duchess Nicole
Another fun, sexy contemporary romantic comedy by Brooke Blaine! Just the opening scene was great. The meet-cute...swoon! The slight age difference...unique, and I love that it wasn't a main focus of the story. The heroine has a lot of character growth, the sex is smoking hot. Great read! Just what I was looking for. I plan on autobuying this author from here on out.
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hooker (LA Liaisons #2) by Brooke Blaine
4.5 stars!!

“Cute, nerdy and a klutz. An intriguing combination.”


This book was just what I needed and provided many a laugh out loud moment. This series is all about fun and romance, exactly what you need in a romantic comedy and Brooke Blaine delivered this in spades with Hooker.

Hooker is probably not what you are expecting from the title and our girl is certainly not a Hooker of the night time variety but our Shayne is a professional Hooker Upper, sh
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Slick's review:

I very much enjoyed the second book in Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaison’s series, Hooker, but it has a bit more angst than the first book, however it was still as crazy, fun, and sexy as I’ve come to expect from this author.

As one of L.A.’s best matchmakers Shayne Callahan doesn’t think love and marriage is in the works for her, she firmly believes in both and has a reputation for paring her clients perfectly with their love match. So when she sees HIM across a crowded Metro ride on P
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Alexis
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hooker is the second book in the LA Liaisons series. It’s just as cute, funny, and swoony as Licked.

Shayne is the super clumsy Aussie who works as a matchmaker extraordinaire. Of course she is permanently single even though she has matched more than one hundred and fifty couples. She stumbles upon Nate while doing something so out of her comfort zone that their meet-cute literally will leave you with a big grin.

Nate is a film student who has a penchant for wearing suspenders it seems (and yes, S
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Paula
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

4.5 stars

I'm so addicted to this series! Hooker is a fun loving story with a great mix of humor, tension, friendship, and heart. I've never swooned so much over a sexy man in suspenders in my life. Meow! Loved this book hard!
AJ
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 sexy, romantic and hilariously inappropriate stars

This is such a fun read! Sexy, flirty and romantic with wildly inappropriate banter, I was hooked from that first pantsless train ride right through to the beautifully swoony ending. I loved it!

Shayne is one of four friends who are featured in this series. She is the quieter of the bunch, an Australian living in Los Angeles, she is a matchmaker at a well-renowned matchmaking agency, and is content to find love for her clients without the hassle
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Bianca
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Romantic comedies. Some authors do them well. And they tend to miss a mark for me But Brooke Blaine? She easily blows everyone else out of the water. Hooker is fun, witty, sexy. And I could not get enough!

Shayne Callahan is a matchmaker at an elite matchmaking company. For someone who has insane talent for putting people together, she seriously lacks in that department. With a trail of unsuccessful relationships, Shayne knows she is better at fi
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Elle's Book Blog
Published: 2016

:: 4 Pretty Little Stars ::

This is the second book in the romantic comedy series L.A. Liaisons series BUT can be read as a standalone as each book features a different BFF/Romance. Once again, Brooke Blaine has me laughing my butt off. I love romantic comedies, and this one hit the nail on the head. It’s funny, has a great set of characters that will keep you entertained, and includes some very well written romance. I also want to add that each chapter title is downright hilar
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You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

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