Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “UnLucky in Love (Hotline Hookup, #1)” as Want to Read:
UnLucky in Love (Hotline Hookup, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

UnLucky in Love (Hotline Hookup, #1)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  100 reviews
‘Getting lucky’ is a phrase I could barely say without blushing...

Yep! I’m that girl. The one my friends call goody two shoes...

But...good girls don’t finish first. THEY—GET—DUMPED. Even after investing—no, wasting—six years of their life on the guy who was supposed to be the one.

So...I traded in my halo for a pair of horns!

Hello, world...Clover Kelly is single and r
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published August 7th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about UnLucky in Love, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about UnLucky in Love

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.42  · 
Rating details
 ·  132 ratings  ·  100 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Steph's Romance Book Talk
5 Stars / 4 Steam Fans

This was a super fun, sexy, and funny friends to lovers romance. What happens when you finally notice your best friend after a bad breakup?? Austin and Clover have been friends all their lives and when Clover's world falls apart Austin is there to help her get back on her feet. There is also an adorable pet that rounds out this romantic comedy!

This specific video review will be included in the August 2019 wrap-up.

For other video book reviews check out my YouTube Channel:
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Cranky Stars

Ok I will admit the first chapter I was like lord Clover is naïve and gullible then Jeffrey and his useless self happened and Clover became my favorite person. She may be naïve and meek but man did she go off which lead us to the best 53 plus dates ever and Clover finding her one true love.

Clover Kelly has a binder of how her life is supposed to play out every step and every goal and she thinks because she’s been with Jeffrey for six years he’s her one. On paper he’s perfect in
J Williams
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, so funny!! Clover and Austin have been best friends for years but he's a playboy and she's got her life, including the perfect wedding to her not-so-perfect boyfriend planned to the last detail. When Clover's life implodes she turns to Austin and unwittingly unloads her emotional baggage on his sex talk radio show. And #Unluckyinlove is born. Through wildly hilarious dates Clover learns what she is really looking for. And Austin realizes his perfect girl is closer than he thinks.

Cary Hart is
Book-Lover Book Blog
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is HILARIOUS! I don’t know how Cary Hart comes up with this stuff, but damn, I was in fits of laughter! Definitely one of those books that picks you up when your down. One of those books that make you LOL and have people stare at you like you’re a freak. And definitely one of those books that you recommend to anyone that listens.

Clover was the perfect, naive, goody-goody and sex deprived character I’ve ever read about. And CJ? Don’t get me started on her. She’s my spirit animal for su
Thuy Taylor
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Austin and Clover have been best friends forever. Austin is popular, confident, player, loves the attention he gets from ladies. Clover is a relationship kinda girl, a good girl, but after a breakup, she wants to do the opposite of what she's been doing. She feels she's missing out. Her accidental slip in Austin's place of work, OMG, I was dyin laughing!

I really enjoyed this book. The shenanigans she was getting herself into, Austin realizing his feelings for his best friend, the bird, the frien
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun, entertaining weekend read! Clover & Austin we’re best friends until Clover was dumped. After that, Clover wants to go wild, Austin ties to restrain her & discovers new feelings for her. The chemistry between Austin & Clover was apparent to everyone but them. The accidental radio broadcast, the speed dating, the dates, even the interactions with her best friends are all hilarious & serve to make this a fun story. I really cant wait to see what Cary Hart does ...more
Marina Skinner
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first read by this author and I really don’t know why I haven’t read her before! I love romantic comedies so much and this was an amazing, fun, so very entertaining story that I couldn’t put it down!
I loved the characters! What witty funny banter and text messages and all the innuendos made this a story I would highly recommend!
Clover and Austin have been best friends for so long, when she moves into his apartment after a breakup, things get decidedly very interesting indeed!
Austin is
Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
Getting lucky’ is a phrase I could barely say without blushing...

Yep! I’m that girl. The one my friends call goody two shoes...

But...good girls don’t finish first. THEY—GET—DUMPED. Even after investing—no, wasting—six years of their life on the guy who was supposed to be the one.

So...I traded in my halo for a pair of horns!

Hello, world...Clover Kelly is single and ready to mingle!

Then it happened, I suddenly found myself starring in the dating game to beat all dating games.

While pouring out my
Ga Books LoverX
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was really funny, but sometimes the funny moments almost got a little too much for me, which is weird, I love RomCom. But other than that, this was a light and enjoyable read which I saw as more of a slow burn and a path to self discovery for our leading lady and our main man!

Clover has a plan with her life, legit, she even has it detailed in her binder. Things are all going to plan, she has been with her boyfriend for 6 years and things are going well, right? WRONG! Her boyfriend brea
Carey S.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Austin and Clover have been best friends for 15 years. When Clover’s long-term boyfriend breaks up with her and leaves her homeless, she shows up on Austin’s doorstep. He has a place for her anytime she needs it. He is a radio personality informing listeners about sex and dating. Somehow one of her rants about the miserable state of her love life ends up on the radio show, and suddenly she’s trending. It takes her over 50 speed-dates and a few longer dates to figure out what was in fro
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐚 𝟓-𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐲 𝐈𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐧𝐞.

𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐲’𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭...𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲! 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 (𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬) 𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐫-𝐭𝐨-𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐲 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬.

As for the storyline
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How far is to far to go with your best friend? When Clover had her entire life planned out down to the wire every detail well the night she thinks she getting engaged to her boyfriend of 6 years well lets just say her life got flipped upside down and her perfect life plan got thrown out the window. Austin her best friend since they were kids swoops in and saves the day with letting her crash at his place and calling his driver to go pick up the rest of her stuff from her ex so she never has to s ...more
Dawn Strickland
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love's Plan.
Unlucky in Love is a fun, fantastic read. Clover and Austin share friendship, memories, laughs, apartment. When Clover's perfectly planned future is derailed, she decides that she needs to live a little and just "get lucky." Austin tries to help Clover find a date while also protecting her from being hurt. As Clover an Austin awaken to their attraction, their friendship is tested. Can crossing the line enhance their bond or destroy it? The banter and loyalty between Clover a
Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
Loving this entertaining romantic comedy! Clover has had her life planned out by following a set of rules she lives by. When her bubble bursts due to a breakup rather than the engagement she planned on, she runs to her best friend Austin. Austin is better known as Dr. Feelgood on the radio, and lives his life hyping that up. But when Clover runs to Austin and somehow finagles herself into being the topic of discussion on his radio show, Austin starts to realize that his closed off feelings for h ...more
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-read
4.5 lol stars!! This is a perfect easy, funny and HEA weekend read.

This is book one of the “Hotline Hookup” series. This can be read as a stand alone.

This is a story about heart break, long friendships and lots of laughs!! This story was very funny. I absolutely adore all of these characters. Kramer is probably my favorite!!!

The tension between Austin and Clover throughout the entire book was off the chain. And let me say I was hooked on Austin from the very beginning!! I think there is someth
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love friends to lovers books so much better than instalove. I mean come on, to know that there is something other than lust, history. These 2 have known each other for 15 years, grew up together and are best friends firmly in the friend zone. She is stuck in a relationship, well until she isn't which sets the stage for laughs, mischief, jealousy, speed dating and it's everything. First glance of her and you think man is she for real?? Then all of a sudden her true self emerges like a phoenix h ...more
Melissa Gloria -  Meli’s Books and Coffee
This is a laugh out loud romantic comedy that you do not want to put down!! I mean when you reach a part in the book that's so funny your drink comes flying out of your mouth you know the book is going to be good!! I mean porn peen?? LOL!! Clover who is unlucky in love is determined to find her happily ever after or at least try new eggs!! Combine new eggs, Dr. Feelgood and a whole lot of tweets you have one of the best romcom books that I've read. This book is funny, tugs at your heart and you ...more
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the latest story from Cary Hart! The journey of childhood best friends to the realization of love was a great story with such a mix of emotions...highs, lows and in-betweens with a splash of laughter and silliness. I felt it was well written and could picture the scenes as if I right there whether it was when her heart was being broken, sitting in the coffee shop with her friends, at the interviews or along on the dates. I may have even wanted to reach out and smack a character (or two). L ...more
Charlene Vermillion
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is fun to read. Girl (Clover) meets guy, they get serious & so she thinks if she just follows the plan then she will get her forever life with him. No, he's not rocking her world but he's what she thinks she needs. But alas after 6 years together, following her plan doesn't work out how she thought it would with him so now she has to rethink everything. She turns to her best friend (Austin) for help. She also has two great girlfriends that are ready & willing to give her lots ...more
Stephanie Crews
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book will have you busting at the seams and a tummy ache from laughing, Cary Hart has to be one of my favorite authors in RomCom's I have no idea where these scenarios come from be it fiction or first hand knowledge.
Clover, I loved her name, the sweet naive, goody two shoes that just wanted some hot and steamy, toe curling sex. She has been deprived too long, with the her relationship of six years over and the once a week sex, it was time to get more out of life. And, a foul mouthed bird,
Tracey Vuolo
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is such a fun, unexpected, entertaining read because we can all relate to being unlucky in love. I laughed out loud so much and wanted to hurt some of these men that Clover had in her life because let’s be is no joke. Austin made me swoon and he could totally be my Dr Feel Good for life. You need to read this book for the bird, group texts, and the coffee shop alone. Don’t even get me started on that binder. I have a totally new appreciation for “dick pics.” The cover of ...more
Elle Spaulding
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay. Honestly. RomComs are not my go to romance genre. But oh holy cow, Cary blew me away with this one! Honestly. The characters basically stood up & jumped out at me on every page! I felt every connection to each & everyone of them. I laughed with every page turn. I was so animated while trying to explain this read in person because I felt like I knew these characters personally! If you want a light, hilarious & super cute read with all the feels, PLEASE pick this book up. It dese ...more
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, chick-lit
I received an ARC of this book and voluntarily give my review.

This book was a great summer rom com. Fun and flirty characters, some awkward humorous scenarios, just enough of the "will they won't they" tension to keep it interesting, and some supporting characters who I hope will get their own books. This was a quick read for me, and I read it in 2 sittings, once I started the only reason I put it down was because of sleep. My favorite character was obviously Kramer, that bird made me laugh out
Carolyn Spence
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a hilarious telling of Clover's love life after a break up. She doesn't think she is worthy enough or acceptable to be kissed by anyone and she sets on a journey, unintentionally in front of the whole US of A!.

Kramer is absolutely awesome, Du-dun-ta-da, Runaway Bride, Rrrr-rrrruff, Intruder,
any more sayings ...

I especially melted when Austin said: "I know she's on the pill, but I want her to feel safe",

The banter between Mal, CJ and Clover is absolutely hilarious, burst out loud laug
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
A friends to lovers story with tons of laughs and slightly confused bird. Clover has just come out of a long term relationship when she accidentally announces to the world that she wants to get lucky. After 50 + dates, Clover is no closer to finding the love she has been looking for. On her final date, she thinks she finally found what she was looking for. That is until Austin, her best friend, decides to throw himself in the mix. Will Clover ever get lucky? Oh and let's not forget about Kramer. ...more
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this first book we meet Clover and Austin, best friends since middle school. Clover, after a break up discovers herself again and realizes what has been front and center her whole life. Austin, a radio dj is clueless as well until it is almost too late.

This book was seriously hilarious. I am so glad I decided not to read at work this time. I haven’t laughed this hard in quite a while. CJ makes this book and really we all have a friend like her.
Karen Rivera
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I first started this book, all I could think was "oh boy, I already know how this is going to play out!" Man was I wrong!!!! Yes Clover is gullible, Yes Jeffery is a Jerk But she has some of the best friends. A few of the conversations between the ladies did get confusing and I did catch myself correcting names....CJ or Ceej? This storyline had me actually Lol! I loved it! I don't know if I laughed more at Kramer, Clover or Dr. FeelGood! Best book I've read in a while! Keep it up Cary!!!
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Cary had my eyes leaking, I was either laughing or crying..... Thank goodness I was home alone while reading this!!
Clover Kelley and Austin Montgomery have been best friends for years, but what happens when friends cross that line?
Clover just wants her fairy tale to come true but it takes announcing to the world what she wants, to get her happy ending. After a few disastourous dates will she find her happy ending? And go for the SNO CONE?
This story had me laughing, crying and every
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 STARS

UnLucky in Love by Cary Hart was a wonderful friends to lovers romance. I enjoyed the storyline and the chemistry between Clover and Austin.

I loved how clever the play on Clover’s name was consider four leaf clovers are supposed to be lucky. 🍀 I’m happy she got her happily ever after after her bad breakup and all the duds she had to go through.

This book is a MUST read and I highly recommend this if you’re looking for something fun to read. UnLucky in Love by Cary Hart will join the
Cindy C
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a laugh out loud hilariously sweet story with a crazy slow burn!

Ever had a long relationship end and wonder how the heck you’ll ever get back into the dating game? Enter Clover. I’ve never understood how a speed dating event could help you but Clover’s desperate to give it a try bc she’s #unluckyinlove Follow Clover as she goes through 50 candidates, 4 one-on-ones, and 1 final round that lasts forever! Meet her crazy talking Cockatoo, two female BFFs and a best friend to rival all
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Cary Hart hails from the Midwest. A sassy, coffee drinking, sometimes sailor swearing, Spotify addict, lover of all things books!

When not pushing women down the stairs in the fictional world, Cary has her hands full. Soccer mom in all sense of the word to two wild and crazy, spoiled kiddos, and wife to the most supportive husband. In addition to writing full time, she enjoys binge watching Netflix