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UnLucky in Love

(Hotline Hookup #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  382 ratings  ·  142 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
Kindle Edition, 325 pages
Published August 7th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: August 7, 2019
Genre: Friends to Lovers. Romantic Comedy
Series: Hotline Hookup #1 (can stand alone)

Unlucky in Love is the first book I have read from the lovely Cary Hart and I am super excited about it! This is a fun friends-to-lovers romance with humor and heart! And this cover? So damn pretty! It's what initially drew my attention to the book. Those who are in need of a pick me up and a good laugh about dating should definitly read this one! Not only is it a modern love sto
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!

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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
Pam Nelson
Corny Funny, I was hoping I would at least laugh out loud or something but sadly I didn’t. This book was ok and the banter was fun. But I just didn’t find it laugh out loud funny.

I like the fact this was a best friends falling in love without actually knowing it. And that her girlfriends were just as nuts as she was.

I do think the men in this book needed to be I don’t know more something.

It was a goodish book. I probably won’t remember much about it other than I like the male narrator A LOT!
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It was such a fun read! I couldn’t get enough of Clover! She is sexy and full of sass!
Amy Malek Concepcion
4.5 stars

What a surprise this was, new to me author and of course I went in blind, It was such a cute, fun read. Clover honks she’s getting a proposal from her 6 yr boyfriend but instead gets a breakup. So she turns to move in with her BFF Austin who happens to be a radio talk show host, Dr Feel Good. She accidentally professes her desire to explore new things sexual on air and since the offers start coming in immediate to help her fulfill her needs, the Show producer comes up with a dating cont
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
Lucii Dixon
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
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
Courtney LaSalle
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Cary Hart,
Where have you been all my life?
A friend of mine shipped me Unlucky in Love and told me I must read it ASAP. I have to say from the moment I saw it I LOVED the cover and knew I wanted to curl up read this!
It was fun, colorful, and very inviting.
If you haven’t read Cary Hart, you must rectify that immediately!!! She has such a fun writing style that sucks you in and really lets you get lost in the story! There were times I was reading and I felt like I was there with Clover and belie
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
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
Kari Hansen
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For the last six years Clover has dreamed of the life she would have with her boyfriend until it implodes and she is left trying to pick up the pieces. While venting to her best friend Austin she didn’t realize that she was on the radio however her mistake could be the best thing to happen to her if the flurry of dates are any indication. The only problem is that her dates all end up as an epic fail and since playing the field and a committed relationship didn’t work out she begins to wonder if ...more
Fabiola Francisco
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
Unlucky in Love was such a great and fun read. It grasped me from the first page, and I completely related to Clover, especially her googling habit. I love friends-to-lovers romances, it’s one of my favorite tropes, and this one satisfied my book lovin’ soul. The slow burn, banter, and wit made for a must read!

The words flowed, coming to life on the pages in a unique yet relatable story. A must read with the perfect balance of laughs, heart, and friendships.

Unlucky in Love reminded me of the e
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 with the rest o ...more
Lauren Runow
This book was so much fun to read! There were times that I was absolutely laughing out loud! Sometimes romcoms can be cheesy or overdone but this one was perfect. If you're looking for a second chance, total-smile-on-your-face, enjoyable read - this is the one for you!!!
Feb 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
It wasn't bad I guess, I just didn't like it.
Laughs? NONE. My humor didn't align with this I guess.
My brain erased paragraphs out of this book. My brain was this is not important this can go. Swipe.
I saw it was on KU and i grabbed it hoping it would be nice, funny and fluffy. Yeah, it did not go that way.
Me aburrió muchooo, no lo dejé a medias solo porque se leía bastante rápido.

Fun is temporary. Love is forever.
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
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 story
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
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
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
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unlucky In Love....Cary Hart
This Romance Comedy will have your emotions all over the place. Just when you think you have this book figured out, Wham Cart Hart proves you wrong. The story follows two best friends since childhood, Clover Kelley and Austin Montgomery. Clover is a very naïve google fact checking good girl, who is anything but spontaneous. In fact, Clover has her whole life planned out, so she thinks. Austin is a talk show host aka Dr Feelgood that gives relationship advice to his li
Heather Nobbs
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun, hilarious start to a new series. I loved Austin and Clover and they were great as friends but even better when they were together. Austin is Clover’s best friend, who just happens to be a guy that gets around with the ladies and also a host of a radio love show. Clover shows up at Austin’s job and while complaining about her lack of a love life and being a good girl she accidentally announces that she wants to shake up her dating life on air. Now she is going to be on a radio sho ...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
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
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
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
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,
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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

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