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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  3,057 ratings  ·  479 reviews
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
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Published December 6th 2016 by Loveswept
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Pearl Angeli
4 Swooning Stars

I don't even know where to begin. Let's just say Hooked really hooked me. It was cute, sexy, and angsty in equal measure.

Miranda Carr and Jake Birch's story is one that you can categorize as a fairytale kind of love story. Miranda is unlike any other girl. She's hardworking and goal-driven. Working in housekeeping at Dupont Tower as well as at Lucky's nightclub while studying at the same time to pursue a business degree is such a tough thing to do. For her, her dreams and ambitio
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Sweet, fun and sexy great elements for a great read.
“When I’m with you, everything else melts away. I don’t obsess about hockey or get irritated by anything. There’s just you, and that gorgeous smile I’m hooked on.”

NHL star Jake Birch’s womanizing ways have caught up him and now he’s being strong-armed into dating the owner’s daughter or face the bench and it couldn’t have happened at a more inconvenient time. After too many years of wome
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
Mmm-yeah... no.
Nah... not great.
This one fell short for me.


It just wasn't working for me.


I just couldn't get past some of the issues in this book.


I kept getting tripped up on the ridiculousness.


And I had to fight myself to finish it.

(Or dance with myself, I guess.... What? You thought I'd mess up this stunning mug of mine?)

But... there IS a bright side.....
I'm so damn PUMPED for hockey season now!



Talia (Red Hot Ink)
ARC generously offered by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

5 hunky hockey hottie ;) stars

Cocky NHL player meets broken, humble woman. What's new under the sun, right? No, wrong. So, so wrong.
Sure, the blurb may sound cliché, but there's nothing unoriginal or boring about this book.

Let's proceed with order:
Jake Birch: at first, he got me curling my nose because he was being super assholish, and got me: "ahem... am I supposed to fall for him?" But then things changed really fast as we go
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***3,75 "Hooked On..." stars***

This is the second book of Brenda Rothert that i have read and sure, it won't be the last....
I enjoyed and this story very much, but to be totally honest with you, there was something that it was bothering me in the story.... Some things were so abrupt and that left me confused at the end...

I needed more explanation and more time for the solutions, i think!!!!
Overall, it was a nice story with great heroes and intriguing plot...
And, hell, there was a cocky, hot
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****

I think I'm going to have to get into hockey. I never followed it before but if this book is any indication the men alone are worth checking out!!!

I enjoyed this book. Not too much drama but the right amount of chemistry, which is much appreircated.

The plot is simple and expected....poor girl going through college, rich sports play and lots of really hot sex....not to shabby.

Jake loves hockey, it's his life and willing to do anything to keep himself in the game. Too bad for him i
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Get this book!! It's sweet and a little bit dirty. It's got banter, drama, emotions, and a brooding and moody hero to boot.

This story is about Jake. He's a successful hockey player. He's the Captain of his team and he's dealing with some emotional demons that usually have him acting as more of an A-hole than a gentleman. The heroine is Miranda, a young woman who's working two jobs to make ends meet while putting herself through Business school. She's been burned one too many times and has al
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
Well... It was cute. It isn't anything I haven't read before, but I found it entertaining.

Sexy, humorous, sweet and enjoyable - but it was lacked something that would have made it different. It gave me 'Maid in Manhattan' vibes :)


• I listened to the AUDIO version. 🎧
Beatrice Masaluñga
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, arc
I received an ARC from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

It takes a lot for Miranda Carr to balance between studying in College and working two jobs as a hotel housekeeper by day and a bartender at night at the same time. Despite financially struggling, she's optimistic and industrious. She dreams to have a luxurious life and she'll not stop working until she reach her goal. Having a relationship isn't her priority .. at the moment.

Jake Birch is a rich, famous, cocky, and
Alex ♈
Dec 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: safe, unlikable-hero
It was ok. Sexy, sassy and sweet (toward the end) read.
I don’t want to be a party pooper, but (view spoiler)

I would have rated the book higher if the hero wouldn’t had been so a*sholish at the beginning. My vengeful heart didn’t melt even after he miraculously transformed into the nice guy. The heroine was nice, I liked her sass and how hard-working she was.

Safety (view spoiler)
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I miss Brenda Rothert books. Majority, I like her works. And Hooked does not disappoint me. Miss Rothert always have this ability to telling a story with such sweetness. Her characters are so endearing sweet and love able. If you ever see Maid In Manhattan, Hooked is similar to that movie.

Jake is NFL player who falls for his hotel maid. Jake has a past where he lost someone. It makes him closed off. I like Jake. He is not typical brooding man whore hero. He has this sensitive side of him that m
3.5 Stars

What can i say? Hooked was an enjoyable reading experience but it probably won't stick with me in all honesty. Both Miranda and Jake left the crazy to other folks, luckily, so their relationship was able to proceed without a whole lot of drama. Miranda managed to endear herself to me by NOT using Jake as a sugar daddy and after reading the "let's get naked" times, I'm more than ready to hunt down my very own NHL player a la Jake. How hard can it be?

ARC provided by the publisher via NetG
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
Thank you to Brenda Rothert for the ARC, kindly provided by Loveswept Publishing for an honest review

Hooked by Brenda Rothert is such a sweet, endearing, and romantic story that captivates the reader with its character development and its dramatic love story. This story, featuring Jake and Miranda as the protagonists, hit the new adult shelves this upcoming holidays; December 6th!

Like your every-so-often sports story, this one had me hooked! HA HA! Get it? Hooked? Yeah, I know I'm not funny. Wh
★ Larissa ~ book crusher ~
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars. Think Maid in Manhattan but the NHL version (And set in Chicago instead of NYC)

This is my first Brenda Rothert book and wow! I'm thoroughly impressed! I literally just finished this book and I'm sitting here with a big smile on my face. It was such an enjoyable ride, beginning to end and I was hooked! (no pun intended).

The premise intrigued me from the get go. I'm a sucker for hockey romances and cinderella type plots. This book delivers on both counts and it does so in spades. A lot of
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
3.5 "Puck You" Hailey stars

The story centers around Miranda, a housekeeper at a hotel.

and Jake, cocky hot hockey star who becomes attracted to Miranda when she is ahem, servicing his room.

Over time as they are together the chemistry builds

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and their relationship blooms.

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But then we have the problem of Jake's relationship with the owner's daughter....

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Hayley doesn't like the word, No.

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This was a quick, enjoyable read, a little predictable and cheesy at times but also some nice surpr
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Miranda is an incredibly hard working busy woman that doesn't find the time to date since she works two full time jobs and is putting herself through school. While working her job as a maid at a high end hotel Miranda finds herself extremely irritated when she meets hockey's hottest bad boy, Jake Birch, in one of the suites while she's cleaning. However after finding herself telling Jake off with his numerous requests instead of getting her fired he asks for her to become his personal housekeepe ...more
J. Grayland
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Jake Birch the cocky NHL player is forced to live at the Dupont hotel while his apartment is being renovate. Jack has some deep trust issues and emotionally has cut himself off from caring about anything besides playing hockey and getting laid, that is until he meets Miranda who is working two jobs to put herself through college and one of those jobs happens to be cleaning Jake's penthouse suite at the Dupont. Jake is drawn to Miranda's honesty and strength and she is the only woman who has mana ...more
Dec 06, 2016 marked it as maybe
Not sure what happened to this author but I'll wait on more details before passing judgment on this book. If he doesn't touch the "girlfriend" and she doesn't cause unnecessary drama I might consider it. Depends how bad he grovels and whether she still lets him touch her when she realizes he's been lying. ...more
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
Hockey star Jake Birch realizes his dress shirt is missing from his hotel room. When he questions the spunky maid Miranda Carr, he gets a little more than he bargained for. Jake is handsome, rich, and cocky. Miranda is sarcastic, hard-working, and beautiful. They’re a match made in romance heaven.

What I liked: I really liked both main characters and the emotional depth Rothbert delivers. On the surface you have a hot, rich athlete who falls for a struggling, but head-strong maid. Initially, I th
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I loved Hooked by Brenda Rothert!

Sometimes you pick up a book and it's the perfect read for that moment, for me Hooked was that book.
I loved the storyline, it entertained me and I loved the characters Jake and Miranda. They were likable, relatable and I found myself connecting with them both.
I enjoyed watching their relationship develop, they made me laugh, they made me swoon, they frustrated me a little and then they made my heart swoon all over again.

I'm still smiling while I write t
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***Full Review***


Hooked by Brenda Rothert is a sweet and seductive, an enjoyable read that left this reader with a smile on her face.

The characters drive the plot of this story and are pertinent to what makes the story so much fun. Jake is your stereo-typical sports hero when the reader first meets him: arrogant, a playboy, and temperamental. But his development and evolution as a character throughout the course of the story make him endearing. His tragedy and the resulting ou
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was introduced to the writing of Brenda Rothert through her co-authorship of Dirty Work with Chelle Bliss, and when I saw that she had a new book and that it was a sports romance, I was in.

Is it strange that I love hockey romances but have never seen a game? I can’t be the only one.

Hooked is the Cinderella story of down and out woman who is working two jobs to put herself through college and her Prince Charming, team captain and womanizer, Jake.

While his apartment is undergoing construction,
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest Review.

This was a fast- sweet read. One that you read after you have read so many dark books and would like to get a mind-cleanse. The story guarantees a sexy alpha, a tough heroine and HEA.. there is also a little humor too.

You certainly can't go wrong with this book.
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it


4.25 "how deep is your love" stars

It was more than i expected...

Review later ;)

Karen Mc
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Every once in a while, in the middle of our ordinary lives, love gives us a fairy tale.”

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved fairy tales--from Cinderella to Beauty in the Beast to modern romances that feel like fairy tales. They are magical and mesmerizing, as they transport me to a wonderful fantasy world that sometimes feels very raw and real. Hooked by Brenda Rothert is a heated and heartfelt hockey romance, a fairy tale full of feels. Oh did my FEELS FLY SKY HIGH!!!

Hooked hypnotized me
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of steamy sports romance
So, I had this one languishing on the TBR pile, totally forgotten until I read a book blurb about it from Sawyer Bennett (one of my go-to hockey romance writers). If Sawyer liked it....

And she was right! I totally loved it!

At first I thought the hero, star hockey player for Chicago ,(hmmm...did the author name the team? I don't remember...) Jake Birch ,was a total asshat. Spoiled, entitled, the hell was he the team's captain. So what if he was a 'player', didn't do relationships, a
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.75 stars

ARC kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

This is the story of Miranda and Jake, two persons from totally different worlds.

The story is really nicely written. A poor girl who works two jobs and studies, meets famous, rich and arrogant hockey player. Although it sounds familiar, it really wasn't. The plot didn't have any surprises or twists but they weren't needed either. Ms. Rothert knows how to write a beautiful lo

Oh, how I love a strong heroine, and Miranda is one strong woman. For any woman who has ever wanted to take down the bad boy ego a notch, Miranda is the woman to love. I have to share a little teaser of the verbal lashing Miranda gave Jake the bad boy, womanizer:

"Are you a friend of hers?"

"No, but I might as well be. We have to stick together against the arrogant, thoughtless male sex."

"Ah, so you're a man hater?" He leans a hip against the kitchen counter, the corners of his mouth tugging up
5 Jake and Miranda Stars

Brenda Rothert is one of my favourite authors because her stories always grab my interest from the first page and her characters are so well written. I love unravelling the layers and getting to know the Hero and heroine and to date she has not disappointed. I also love books about hot hockey again, I was expecting to like this book enormously. I didn't like it. I LOVED it.

Miranda and Jake have very different lifestyles. He is a hot shot, successful and gorg
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This story has been told before.
The poor girl, struggling to make ends meet.
The rich "player" who's just looking for fun.
And a challenge.

Even though the story wasn't new, it's still an enjoyable one, particularly under the hockey setting. While it may be too much to expect a guy to change his ways with one girl, the story still had a believable feel to it and I really liked both the H and h.

Life is good for Jake Birch. He's the Captain of his hockey team, fresh off a National Championsh
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