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Hooking Him

(How to Catch an Alpha #3)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  3,181 ratings  ·  348 reviews

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes the sizzling final installment to the humorous and heart-filled How to Catch an Alpha series.

Anna McAlister needs a new life. But that doesn’t mean she needs a new man. After leaving her fiancé and Chicago behind, she promises herself no dating until she finds what she’s looking for. But me

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 199 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by Montlake
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***4 STARS***

Aurora Rose Reynolds does it again with this sweet small-town romance that can be read as a stand-alone.

This was a cute and quick read. The heroine Anna left her heiress life behind in Chicago to find true happiness in this small seaside town. Calvin is a local police detective that instantly falls for Anna. This is definitely a insta-love romance without a lot of conflict. Add in hilarious secondary characters the equivalent of the Golden Girls and you have a great romance story

Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very quick and satisfying read. I loved the characters straightaway: Anna for her courage in breaking with her old life and making new home and new friends, and Calvin for being very protective and thoughtful. I'm not a big fan of instalove, but this couple managed to pull it off, plus there was just the right amount of steam. The Golden Girls were hilarious and absolutely right in their conviction that we need to live our life right here and now.
Without giving away much, there is a l
Carmen Rae
So I keep crying about this stupid Covid slump I'm in and honestly the last week felt like I was going a little crazy. I re-read an old favourite but I couldn't get into any of the books I'm committed to read. Then I opened my kindle to find Hooking Him front and center and I couldn't put it down.

Obviously I am madly in love with the beautiful Aurora Rose Reynolds and her writing is perfection. So it was a given that I was going to love the book. Seriously the only thing that could have made it
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
This was just what I needed at the moment. A fun, sweet, and quick read! Hooking Him is a super cute small town romance that features a great bunch of supporting characters. In typical ARR fashion, we get a great story with a little bit of drama for those who like a hint of thrill in their romances.

Here’s what I loved:
Anna and Calvin were super cute together! After an unfortunate first meet, their chemistry grows quickly. I really enjoyed these two together!

The Golden Girls were too cute! The se
Jun 21, 2020 rated it liked it

This was ok but I didn't find myself relaxing into my couch as the main characters and their chemistry drew me in. It was easy to put this one down.

Acquired via KU
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Review to come...

💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cop-etc, 2020, cute-story
I found this to be such a cute story! The way Calvin teased Anna in the beginning had me smiling pretty big. I just thought they were such a cute couple and I really enjoyed reading this low angst romance. Plus the "Golden Girls" in this added to the cuteness of the story.

Calvin had a bit of an intense presence. He's a detective so he's naturally protective, but his pursuit of Anna was almost like a wolf stalking his prey. It's such a great combination in a hero.

Anna is the sweet heroine who isn
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I listened to the free KU audio version while working.. well I have only one thing to say, my job must have been more interesting than listening to this because I can’t recall anything about it. 😂
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
(3.8 Stars)

Aurora Rose Reynolds latest read Hooking Him is a fast pace, insta-love romance. In her quest to find happiness, Anna abandons her past life to begin afresh and unexpectedly finds love with Calvin. This romance begins on a rugged note, however, it withstands the test of danger, drama, and action.

A fast track story, wherein we sought the opportunity to connect with Anna and Calvin through greater character development. We also felt that a more gradual build up to the action sequences
Kayla Brunson
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2020, romance
Is there any surprise here? I love ARR and have enjoyed every book in this series. These characters were cute and I had a good time reading about them falling in love.

I really enjoyed our main character, Anna. I can respect a person who is willing to leave it all behind if they aren’t happy. She was an heiress who was engaged to a man she didn’t love and had a terrible family. She realized she wasn’t happy and walked away from it all. I feel like Calvin was really good for Anna. He showed her w
Spoilers ahead

Of course I dropped everything to start this

So the h has recently moved to town and starts working at the bakery with the previous h I believe, she meets the h during a traffic stop where he acts a fool
His mamma sent him to apologize and from there it's on like donkey kong 😂
Murders,her egocentric once rich parents and her ex fiance cause some drama
Lovely epilogue

I did think the murderer came out of left field however, her turning out to be his childhood friend who was obsessed with
Darlene I read WAY to many books
3.5 ⭐

When you sink into this bad boy you sink into it. I enjoyed this alot with some steam.

Anna is strong woman who finally had enough and wanted to be happy and not a pawn of money and fake love. So she dropped her fiance and family to move to a quite town and finally started living the life she wanted to meeting some fun friends old and young and with those friends she meets Hot detective Calvin who already is under her skin for their first meeting. And boy that second meeting was funny and s
Jun 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

We met the very hot police detective Calvin back in book one and sweet Anna in book 2 when she comes to work at the bakery. They are great together Calvin is hot and sweet, but not as yummy as Gaston Baiting Him. Her parents and ex are a piece of work. There's a whole lot of mentioning of his ex, but no explanation about that relationship. There is a "serial killer" going around, and I sure didn't pick that person as being it. Loved the old ladies.
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it

This was my favourite of the three books. It had more story and of course the fabulous Golden Girls.

Anna has left her life in Chicago behind her. Her rich parents, billionaire boyfriend and high paid job. She’s now living in a small apartment, working in a bakery and loving it.
She’s not looking for love.

Calvin Miller is the hot local detective. Since his fiancée left 5 years ago he hasn’t looked at another woman. But one look at Anna and he thinks it’s the right time to move on.

Can these tw
A quick, fun and sexy story.

➵ Heroine: Anna McAlister left a life of luxury, her tepid engagement, family and friends in Chicago and moved to small town meaning to start over and find herself. She doesn’t want a relationship but never expected the gorgeous detective who’s determined to woo her.

➵ Hero: Calvin Miller just wants to fight crime and keep old ladies from causing car accidents. He didn’t anticipate whirlwind Anna would catch his heart hook, line and sinker. But trying to balance h
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
I started this book later than I normally would and surprise I finished it in no time. Mostly because Aurora Rose Reynolds makes reading so easy. Her stories pull you in and tick all the boxes.
She writes awesome heroes and heroines.
Anna has left her old life behind because she wasn't happy. She's not ready to date, but Calvin doesn't really want to take no for an answer, in a good way.
Calvin is a detective and two unsolved murders haunt him and take him away from what he's trying to create wi
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book 3 in the How to Catch and Alpha series and I am loving it. Anna and Calvin were so good together. She was looking to start over in a new place and enjoy life after leaving her unfulfilling life in Chicago. What she wasn’t looking for was love but love had other plans. Calvin was attracted to her the first time he saw her. She pulled him in but he was a little leery at first due to his past relationship. She was able to show him that she was not is ex and the one for him. Loved them together ...more
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, favorites
"Thank you for helping me find happiness."
"You found it on your own, baby... It was in you."

It looks like Aurora Rose Reynolds safed the best for the last, because Hooking Him is - in my honest opinion - the best story in the How to Catch an Alpha series. It was super funny, highly entertaining and had a little suspense factor too. My Happily Ever Alpha queen ARR didn't only deliver a beautiful and touching love story, she also gave the readers some very valuable and important messages on the
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

Not much to say about 'Hooking Him'. It was a cute hallmark movie type romance filled with instant love (cringe worthy but expected), oozing chemistry, family drama, cheating exes and a side fish of murder (surprising bit of this story). It's definitely a feel good romance and ideal for readers looking for a quick, easy read.

Book Snob Sue
Anna moved to find herself and leave her old life behind, with sides of bad parents and an ex-fiancé. Their first meeting was when Calvin pulls her and the Golden Girls over, yeah, that was awkward and funny af. He doesn’t show his best side, but makes it up to her. These two were pretty cute, and I started rooting for them right away, despite his orneriness. Honestly, he cracked me up, but I have a sense of humor that is not for everyone. Clearly we all have to move to this town...cause that’s ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
What a super sweet perfect summer read! Head to the beach with this one and find a woman ready to find herself, a broody hero and a riot of small town characters. This story brings humor, steam and a bit of suspense and it is all rolled up in a slow burn romance.

Anna gets all the props here. She has had an elite upbringing with very little affection from her parents. She pulls up her bootstraps and decided she is a better person than that. She leaves the sheshe folks behind and moves across cou
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful ending to a series, wish there was more CALVIN took the cake for me, check out my full revie won my BLOG -> CLICK HERE

Pelusa Rivera
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the series and I enjoyed just as the first book or maybe even a little more..I loved Calvin and Anna. I had to give it to Anna to let go of her toxic surrounding with supposedly the people who have your back or your love. Anna leaves he rich family, her good paying job, and her fiance of 5 years. Anna started a new life after realizing how shallow her life was, and meets the Golden Girls, and let me just say that I love those old woman they were hilarious. Calvin has be ...more
Izzie d
Jun 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
** spoiler alert ** Sweet story.
If you have read ARR then this is her usual style.
Safe Hero.
Devoted to each other, no flirting with anyone else.
A great group of secondary characters and previous characters and couples from earlier books in series.
Non man-whore Hero.
No intimate scenes other than the Hero and heroine.
Ex drama for heroine as she has recently broken off an engagement in Chicago.
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, beta
Hooking Him is the third and last installment in the highly addictive How to Catch an Alpha series by the unquestioned queen of Insta love stories - Aurora Rose Reynolds. This amazing book was such a beautiful, touching and thought-provoking story. I adored the inspiring message behind it to live every single day of your life like it's your last, to never stop searching for your own brand of happiness and to surround yourself daily with people who nurture your heart and soul with love.
Veronica (Honey Roselea Reads)
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4 stars. Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an eARC of this book for an honest review.

The third book in the How to Catch an Alpha installment was very enjoyable and I loved reading Aurora Rose Reynolds’ series about strong dominant males. This book can be read as a standalone but it is nice to know some of the characters of the other books as they do appear in Hooking Him.

Our main character Anna McAlister arrives in our small beach town of South Carol
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The perfect escape, feel good read. Loved it. I love this series and am sad to see it end. The meet cutes. The protective men. The heroines finding happiness. Just love it. ♥️🌿
I don't know how ARR always makes me smile, but it just happens. I loved this book and the narration was fantastic. ...more
Becky Burrier
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Aurora Rose Reynolds does it again! She has created a magic formula with her Alpha Heroes and the sassy fierce heroines, you can’t help but fall in love.

This book is a standalone novel in a series of standalones (I know confusing but limited cross over and can be completely read on its own). The story is told mostly from Anna’s POV but we do get a couple chapters from Calvin’s. I thought the flow and pace of the story worked well. The pace of the story flowed well even this this was a slower bu
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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the

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