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The Hookup Handbook

(Escorts, Inc. #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  3,253 ratings  ·  357 reviews
My love wand is on a strike.

As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse for me. I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

Only now, I’m on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the o
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Published March 19th 2019 by Kendall Ryan
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Kendall Ryan
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-wrote
Today is the release date for THE HOOKUP HANDBOOK and I couldn't be more excited!!!! 🦄

This is a standalone contemporary romance. If you've never read a book of mine, this is a perfect one to start with.

I love it so much. There's STEAM, there's some comedy that will make you laugh - and OMG, who doesn't love to laugh??

If you're like me, and you use reading as an escape, this will be your jam. 😍

So this is about a man who's a it of a playboy, but has a HUGE heart and takes care of his mom - and he
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Case Smith is a gorgeous 29 yr. old man who owns and runs a successful male escort agency. He's been a popular male escort for about eight years, and his business has continued to grow. He's known for being great at his job, and has built a reputation that is well deserved, so when his sex drive suddenly disappears and his body seems to go on strike, he has a serious problem. Then his best friend and employee Ryder asks him for a favor. Ryder's sister Sienna
maura delaney
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks, romance
2.5 stars

I don't know. I just wanted more. I was so intrigued by Case, but this just did not live up to what I thought it would be based on the last book. I think my favorite part of the last book in the series was the male escort trope, but this really wasn't present in this book. This book does the same thing as the last book where the author would say something like "the conversation flowed easily" and I still wanna know what they talked about. I just want more I don't know.
Andrea Fleury
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Assistant helper

On my God I simply loved this book. I wished it never ended. The characters where amazing. I loved case and his name is sexy hot. I I think this is my favorite Kendall Ryan book to date.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!

The Hookup Handbook was a terrifically fun and entertaining read. Combining my two favorite troupes, best friend’s sibling & workplace romance, this book hit all the marks that I was looking for and then some.

Told from dual points of view, The Hookup Handbook follows the story of Sienna and Case. From the moment I met these two, I just knew their story was going to be explosive and boy was I not disappointed. Their chemistry was instant and completely off the charts. Sienna is smarter
5 perfect stars 🌟

This book is so sweet and funny. It came to me at perfect time and I really enjoyed in every page.

Sienna and Case are so adorable and I love them so much 😍!

I can't wait for another Kendall's book!
“𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢. 𝘐’𝘮 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳.”

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘂𝗽 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 by Kendall Ryan is this sweet, sassy, and entertaining romance that will have you grinning ear to ear! Case and Sienna’s love story was bursting with plenty of HEAT and so much HEART, and I knew from page one that there was no putting this baby down until I devoured every single page. Ms Ryan’s latest standalone is packed with romance, excitement, and spice. It’s f
When the best male escort in town whose waiting list is almost impossible to get on because of his well-earned reputation finds himself having problems with his equipment, Case Smith knows he’s in trouble. But when said equipment decides to perk up exclusively for his new assistant who also happens to be his best friend’s younger sister, he absolutely knows he’s doomed because Sienna isn’t just beautiful, she’s smart, driven and doesn’t put up with his nonsense.

From the moment Case and Sienna m
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I'm in a buying books mood because I don't have any books left anymore (In my mind, my kobo says otherwise..) so when I saw one of my friends reviewed this one I knew I needed to have it.
Because let's be honest the blurb does sound intriguing and kind of hot?!

It was a fun and steamy book with a little side drama if you can really call it drama! I'm actually wondering if there is a guy out there that brought out a book like Case did? If so that would be exciting to read too!

I liked Sienna from th
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Passionate, frisky, and sweet!

The Hookup Handbook is a charming, enticing tale that mixes the intelligent, hardworking Sienna who’s determined to help her new boss meet his deadlines this summer but not fall for him, and the cocky, successful Case who may just take the risk and act on his feelings for his best friend’s little sister who seems to be able to help him with more than just his career woes.

The prose is humorous and light. The characters, including all the supporting characters, are un
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this, but didn't love it. The romance didn't make a ton of sense to me, and I don't know why I continue to purchase and read workplace romances because all I can think of is how entirely inappropriate the whole situation is the whole time I'm reading. I also didn't love that Sienna is basically treated like her brother's property — he had no business reacting the way he did to seeing his adult sister on a date. Should they have mentioned it? Maybe, since they both knew him, and it might ...more
Tracy *To the point Reviews*
gross... the blurb really is about a dick? yuck.
The Hookup Handbook was such a fun and light, yet utterly steamy read! I took a bit of a break from indulging in Kendall Ryan’s books, but this only reminded me why I enjoyed her swoony, toe-curling romances.

When the right girl comes along, you’ll know, and that will change everything.

Case Smith might be the undeniably scrumptious owner of a highly successful escort agency, but he’s one with the biggest and kindest of hearts. He’ll bring you to your knees when you find out the reason
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it

When it comes to the ins and outs of sex and intimacy, Case Smith is a pro, and I mean that in every sense of the word; because for the past 8 years, he’s been a male escort, sleeping his way through a never-ending list of clients, but even though he’s damn good at his job and keeps his female clientele more than satisfied, the stress of running a business, managing his employees and their schedules as well as an upcoming book deadline that he’s barely started and it makes sense that his sex dri
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

Kendall Ryan never fails to deliver with her romances! I always enjoy a good best friend's sibling romance and this one was definitely full of chemistry and sparks!

Case has been running his escort business for many years and during all of that time he was also servicing clients, well, until recently. He noticed that he was having more and more trouble "performing", but he couldn't figure out why. Throw in that he
***4 Stars***

The opening line of the description was the hook...well, partially the hook since I’d already met Case in Boyfriend for Hire and really wanted to know more about him, but if I hadn’t already been curious, then that linke “My love wand is on a strike” would have been all that I needed. But I have to say, this was a fun, cute, quick and smexy read that was low on angst but high in sexual chemistry that only got stronger as the book progressed.

I really liked Case and Sienna. Case i
April Symes
The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan is a charming, sweet, sexy ,funny and entertaining read. Case and Sienna’s love story was exploding with passion, heat and feels. The chemistry between Case and Sienna was super intense and fabulous. I always love reading a best friend's sibling romance and this was a really great one. This had a twist on the BFF sibling romance and I loved the characters in this read. Really liked the epilogue in this story and can't wait to read more from Ms. Ryan because sh ...more
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic story by Kendall!

Case is the owner of an escort business and we met him in Boyfriend for Hire. He’s writing a book and it’s going nowhere fast. Enter Sienna, his best friend’s little sister. She’s there to help him. But will she actually help him or be more of a distraction?

As with all her other books, The Hookup Handbook is fun and romantic and sweet. Kendall always brings a smile to my face. Case and Sienna were fantastic. I loved them both and their chemistry was off the ch
Tania's Book Blog
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Case met his match!!!! Who would’ve thought that his best friend little sister would be the one to make the biggest escort think about changing profession. Sienna wasn’t intimidated by Case and that just attracted him to her even more. She was attracted to him from day one but never put up with his bs. This was a quick but spicy office romance/vest friend little sister story with no drama and hot scenes.

It was nice catching up with Nic and Elle but mis it’s time for Ryder to settle down, 😊.
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan.

The storyline is sweet, fun, entertaining and I couldn't put it down!
I loved Case and Sienna, I found them likable, easy to connect with and the chemistry between them was off the charts hot!
They made me smile and laugh with their banter, shake me head with their stubbornness and swoon with their tenderness and honesty. These two are perfect for each other, encouraging and supporting the other to go after their dreams and standing be
Beneath The Covers Blog
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads, arcs, kelly
Full review can be found HERE -->

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Kelly
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Oh, I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first book in this series. Case was a sweet, thoughtful hero with just the right amount of cocky. Sienna was smart, outspoken and suffered from a serious case of no brain-to-mouth filter, which I loved. The romance was definitely on the instalust/instalove side a bit but it didn't really bothered me that much in this story.

It was fun, cute and sexy. There were some moments/scenes that I didn't particularly care for but overall it was a nice enjoyable re
dnf @ 40%

Cute concept but no chemistry. Whomp whomp.
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
By now y'all know that best friend's sibling/sibling's best friend books are my kryptonite and Kendall Ryan does such a great job with them! Add to that the whole escort angle and this was just a fun, HAWT time from beginning to end. Case and Sienna are so stinking adorable together (just like the cover) and whenever they were on the page together it just sizzled. The Hookup Handbook is the perfect quick and breezy pick-me-up I needed and one I'll definitely be reading again! It's another great ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, arc
4.5 Stars

What a sweet romantic, entertaining, fun book! I love this author's books especially her latest releases.
We met Case in the previous book Boyfriend for hire, as the owner of the escort agency. Case has been running his business and escorting for years until recently when he notices that he's not enjoying his job anymore. Something was missing and he was having a bit of trouble in the bedroom as well and he was too busy writing his book!
Enter Ryder's sister Sienna. Sienna needed a job fo
Kelly (Wild and Wonderful Reads)
Full review at

The Hookup Handbook is a sexy, fun contemporary romance that I *may* have finished in one sitting!

You get angst, chemistry, sprinkles or humor, and characters worth swooning over! Told in the dual POVs of our main characters, Case and Sienna, this book flows in the easy manner that readers have come to know from Kendall.

The Hookup Handbook is the second book in the Escort, Inc. series — a series of standalones. Readers met Case in the first book, Boyfriend
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
Kendall Ryan once again reminded me why I love her books so much – for great amount of sexiness, friendly characters that immediately gain my sympathy, interesting plot and humor. You can find all this in The Hookup Handbook! And what’s interesting in this story? You'll find out soon!

Case is the owner of an agency that employs gentlemen escorts and has been working in this profession himself for several years. Now he’s also busy writing a book that’s supposed to be the equivalent of the man bibl
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jess ~
Another flirty, light and fun addition to Escorts, Inc.

This is Case's story and from what we had already learned about him, he is the master at what he does. He is so good in fact, he is writing a book about it and owns a lucrative business around it. Except it's not all sunshine and playboys. Being overwhelmed is not good for the writing mojo nor his clients. Then when his colleague and friend gets his little sister a job with Case things go from one type of frustration to another.

Mar 18, 2019 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

3.5 Stars

This one starts off a little slower than other titles, but not necessarily in a bad way. There was a lot of this story in the setting, in who they were to one another before they even meet, and it gave it depth. I think we have all had that job that talking about is a little awkward, although I think for most of us, it's in a pie shop or wearing an awful uniform while selling hot dogs in a mall.

Sienna and Case are coworkers...well, he's her boss. Who just
The Smutbrarians
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Feels 0
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I'm a fan of Kendall Ryan and love her stuff but for some reason this book wasn't what I thought it was going to be. As far as a review the blurb sums this book up perfectly. Case runs a high profile escort service and he is in high demand. He is hot, rich and living his best life. Sienna is his best friend's little sister and has come to work for him as his assistant/office manager. Since she has come to
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