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(Prescott #5)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  101 reviews
**This is Josh Prescott's book and the 5th standalone book in the Prescott Series**

I love my life. As owner and chef at one of the hottest restaurants, I know how to keep things sizzling in and out of the kitchen. What more could I ask for? But I’ll tell you what I didn’t ask for… a klutzy, curly-haired woman slamming into me with a unicorn cake. Yes, you read that right—a
Published June 4th 2019
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Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
When I first read Miss Schwehm's book, Ryker, I shelved it under DNF. I hesitate to pick up another of her book. The blurp on Hooked is promising. It promising enemy to lover romance. So I dived in. And boy I was mistaken. This book is not about enemy to lover romance. Just romance. The story/ plot is flat and bit dragging. The character development is straight forward without any dark/ heartbreaking secret from the past. I consider this vanilla romance.

What stands out from this book is it is s
Tania's Book Blog
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Josh and Gia were amusing from beginning to end. They were funny from the beginning because of the way they met. Her clumsiness at first infuriated Josh but then he liked it. They had so much in common in which they both enjoyed the kitchen. He was an executive chef and she was a pastry chef. These two had some very funny moments which was great to read and of course there was his family which is never a dull moment. It was great reading on all the Prescott’s and how easily Gia fit into their wo ...more
A.M. Madden
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hooked is appropriately titled because a few pages in and you will be HOOKED on the sexy, tatted chef's story that rounds out this heartwarming series of stand-alone romances. Joanne Schwehm gave hints, little nuggets on how hot Josh Prescott was in previous books. Trust me, as hot as you expected him to be, well, go ahead and crank up the burner because he's that much hotter! When he meets Gia, he had no idea what would hit him both literally and figuratively. I won't say any more, as you need ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
↪ R E V I E W ↩

This is a NEW to me author & books!! Honestly, jumping into a Book #5 without having read the other's I am taking a risk but I have heard good things about this author and the blurb really got me.

I have an AMAZING REVIEW put together for this, this book really stuck with me. So if you want to check out my FULL REVIEW, TEASERS I made & MORE. -> CLICK HERE
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Joanne Schwehm is back with the final book in the addicting, swoony Prescott series and she wrapped this series up perfectly with an amazing book and one hell of a romance y'all. Definitely my most anticipated Prescott and in my opinion the best book of this entire series, Hooked hooked me right from the very start and did not let go until looooong after the pages quit turning.

Josh and Gia lit up my kindle and stole a piece of my heart from the very moment that they met. These two y'all.
Michele McMullen
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Hooked will do just that to you the reader once you meet Josh and Gia !
Josh Prescott is the youngest of the family and making his way as a reknowned chef. He is talented. smart and it doesn't hurt that he is tall, tatted and oh so sexy!
Gia is a beautiful, clutzy pastry chef/baker that is give the chance to show off her talent on morning TV. When these two collide literally no one is left with out a bit of unicorn cake on their face! The connection is instant but neither is really sure
Kim Whitehead
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg!! You know you’ve read another fantastic book by Joanne when you’ve finished her book and you let out a huge sigh because your heart is so full!! It started out with laughter and I continued to giggle when klutz meets chaos!! Had a fun and swoon worthy air to it!! So many wonderful emotions that will leave your heart full!! And a sneak preview of what’s to come next!! Exciting to say the least!!
Kari Hansen
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Josh is a successful chef who has just opened Prism, his own restaurant. He has no time for love or relationships as all his attention is focused on ensuring its success and his family. When he has the opportunity to appear on a tv show and showcase his restaurant it is too good an opportunity to turn down.

Gia is fun and humorous and the kind of friend you would like to have. She runs her pastry chef business from her home, but she has bigger dreams. When she has the opportunity to appear on the
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
The way that Josh and Gia meet in Joanne Schwehm’s latest release, Hooked, has to be one of the most entertaining encounters that I’ve read in a romance book for some time, and the fact that their more than awkward initial interaction is only the beginning of what occurs between these two made me eagerly read on, hoping that the electricity between Josh and Gia amped up instead of sputtering out.

And, after finishing their story, I’m happy to say that every time Josh and Gia find themselves arou
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Hooked by Joanne Schwehm is book 5 in the Prescott Series. This is the story of Josh Prescott and Gia Russo. I haven't yet read the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book.
Josh owns a very popular restaurant that he is the Chef at, which consumes his life and mind. Although he is close to his family there is no women that can compete with his restaurant. Gia is a fun, all rainbows and happy go lucky women that besides being clumsy wants to be a great Pastry Chef. They are really so
Bev Sten
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had been waiting for this book for what seems like forever and it was totally worth the wait. Josh and Gia's book was superb. Ms. Schwehm writes with such a convincing flair that I couldn't put it down. The Klutzy Gia who runs into (literally) Josh on a tv show becomes the klutz of Josh's dreams. Not exactly love at first sight, maybe love soaking wet. When Josh realizes Gia's dream of studying with a French pastry chef he won't be the one to hold her back. While they are both miserable they p ...more
Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
Oh my goodness! The Prescott men are so delicious.
If you want a face paced, easy to read, funny, sexy romance..this is it.
The whole series is delectable.
Plot~ 5/5
Main Characters (hero/heroine)~ 5/5
Secondary Characters~ 5/5
The Feels~ 5/5
Pacing~ 5/5
Angst~ 5/5
Steam/Hotness/Chemisty ~ 5/5
Theme or Tone~ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)~ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)~ 5/5
Originality~ 5/5
Ending~ 5/5
Book Cover~ Sexy
Series~ The Prescott Series
Source~ Kindle eBook - ARC for h
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh these Prescott men!!!!

There is something about a guy who can cook.....and Josh Prescott can cook!!! What girl wouldn’t want a man who knows his way around a kitchen!!!

I loved Gia!!!! She was such a delight to get to “know” and watch her grow as a woman and as a pastry chef. I loved how she was a bit vulnerable but get her in a kitchen and she will rule it!!! I honestly want to try her desserts!!!!

Throw these two together and you’ve got FIREWORKS people!!!!
Brynne Hounsell
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You'll be Hooked in the first chapter. Josh Prescott is happy being the only single Prescott, what does he need with a relationship when he is the chef/owner of Prism? He doesn't think he does until Gia, the new pastry chef for his restaurant comes crashing into his life, both literally and figuratively.
Josh and Gia's story neatly ties up the Prescott series with family, humor and these two heating up more than the kitchen.
Vina Platania
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Bookerina Lovington
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: docs
This was great!

Not every rom com makes me laugh, but this one did. I hadn't read Schwehm previously, but I definitely would after reading this book.

I loved the characters and their chemistry and story. I highly recommend this.
Alejandra Tolentino  (Cocky Reader)
Sweet unicorn cakes!
Thuy Taylor
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Josh and Gia had a disastrous meet cute. He disliked her but he also couldn't stop thinking about her. Gia is hardworking and needs a chance. She is a talented baker, desserts are her expertise. She's klutzy, awkward, and Josh doesn't really want her in his restaurant. But, he is trusting his brother with the hire.

These two, they were adorable, sweet, their chemistry was off the charts. I love Josh's inner thoughts about her. How much he was starting to get attached to her and vice versa. The gu
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Prescott

There was something about this story. It has everything I enjoy in a romance...

Humor - Check
Romance - Check
Awkward Moments - Check Check
Prescott Family Members - Indeed

There is not one thing that I did not like about this story.
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All of the books in this series are great and Hooked did not disappoint! I loved Josh- he was so sweet and sexy and Gia was fantastic! From her very first scene, I was a big fan of hers. She had me cracking up with her clumsiness and I found it very endearing.

Hooked was so much fun and the romance made me happy and smile. You will be rooting for Josh and Gia all the way.

Perfectly paced with well developed characters and great writing, Hooked is a must read!

You will be Hooked from the very first
Heather andrews
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gia just gets all excited at times, "...Nat, my boss is spectacular. His *** is… well, he must be a squat expert. Never in my life had I seen a man of such perfection.” Josh likes to make sure his girl knows she's appreciated, "he looked behind me. “Your *** is perfect.” I liked this book, I loved Josh. ...more
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-2-blog
Both heat and humor with minimal angst; a must read for series fans

Interconnected standalones like the Prescott series are my favorite kind of series, plus I was a fan of the earlier books, so I was excited to get a chance to read this. As it’s been a while since I read those earlier books, I can verify the author did a nice job making this work as a standalone but I do think having read the earlier books would add to your experience here, especially as this seems to be the concluding book of th
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Hilarious. Romantic. Unique.

I seriously do not know where to start.
‘Hooked’ by Joanne Schwehm was a first-from-this-author to me and I don’t think I can put into words how much I loved this book.

It is one of the most hilarious books I’ve ever read, and I mean snort water out of my nose kind of funny. It also is romantic as ever and super passionate. It has everything you need to create a great romance book.

Gia and Josh’s story might not start with the right foot, in fact, they meet in
Ashley Jasper
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh my happy heart! Hooked is the conclusion to the Prescott Series that I have been waiting for. From the Josh and Gia's, literal, first run in, I was there for it. There was family and humor and food heat and friendship and heart.

Josh, the baby of the bunch and the one determined not to settle down. Married to his job, and not looking for anything serious gets more than he bargained for when he and Gia collide, literally. His second encounter with Gia didn't fare much better than the first. And
Franci Neill
5 He’s Hooked Stars!!!

One can never have too many Prescott’s and this book is another example of why this is one of my favorite family series of all time!! Josh and Gia meet under somewhat stressful situation, at least for her anyway, and talk about anything that can go wrong does! As much as I was laughing, I felt bad for this beautiful woman that’s trying to get a break with her amazing baking ability. And what better way to showcase her work than to work in one of DC’s hottest restaurants
Caroline F
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: workplace, dual-pov, gmb
I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, sexy story.

"Between her crystalline eyes, sweet smile, culinary talent, and love of being in the kitchen, Gia Russo had started to grow on me."

Josh Prescott is wholly focused on making his restaurant, Prism, a success. Even though all his siblings have found 'The One', he himself has no time for relationships. He meets Gia Russo under the most inauspicious of circumstances, and when she starts working as his new pastry chef at his restaurant, there's no denying
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a new author to me, so obviously I didn't read the the first four books before jumping into this one! And I am glad that I got to read this one because it is seriously a romantic, sweet and swoon-worthy read!

Josh Prescott is the man of every girls' dreams. Being a chef he can cook anything. His loyalty lies within his business and his family. He is driven, and successful, and absolutely drool worthy.

Gia is the worlds biggest klutz. She is witty and hilarious. She is in her own league all
Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
I quickly fell under Josh’s spell… I just love a man that can cook some amazing food. Gia was also such a hoot! Josh and Gia’s meeting was nothing short of hilarity! I found myself giggling through a large chunk of this story. I really enjoyed Gia… she’s somewhat shy and a huge klutz but once she’s in the kitchen she’s at home and seems to know what she’s doing. I enjoyed all her concoctions! I loved watching Josh going from deep aggravation to somewhat tickled to downright smitten with Gia. The ...more
Ashley Hampton
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been anxiously awaiting Josh's book. I wanted this tattooed hottie's book since forever, being the last single Prescott boy in the family, I knew his book was going to be yummy, both from his looks and the food he makes. Hooked is one of those books that will having you laughing so hard. I literally felt this heroines embarrassment so many times. The chemistry between Josh and Gia was amazing, everything fell into the most perfect pace, from meeting one anoth
Cee Cee Houston
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hooked by Joanne Schwehm is the fifth and last in the ‘Prescott Brothers’ series. It was a slightly slow burning, sweet tale of accidental love. Even though these are in a series, the books are complete standalones and you don’t need to have read any previously. But, to get more out of it, you should. Each of the three older brothers and Josh’s sister have come before and we get little snippets of their life now. I love these kind of family stories and Hooked was deserving of its title, too. I w ...more
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