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Hook Up

(Taking Chances #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Fall in love with the maid of honor and the best man with this friends to lovers STANDALONE.

Most people would look at my life and swear it’s the building block for a romantic comedy,
But for me—it’s anything but amusing.
While I’m helping my best friend plan her wedding, I get hit with a bomb.
One that ruins all my hopes and dreams of marriage and starting a family.
My long-te
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published April 28th 2020
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All Booked Out
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it

This is my first time reading TC Matson and I completely fell in love with her writing. Hook Up is beautiful, heart-warming love story of not settling for less then you deserve and knowing your self worth, that will leave you feeling all warm and tingly inside.

Swoon worthy. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think about Cody. I loved everything about his character. He is sweet, attentive and love he devotes everything into showing Aimee how great she is and what she deserves.

LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I loved Aimee and Cody's story. I was introduced to both characters in the first book and they stole the show. I was so excited to get their story and it was amazing. Aimee's life changed when she found out her boyfriend was cheating. Since then she doesn't believe in relationships and has one night stands. Cody has wanted Aimee from the moment they met. He's determined to wear her down and get her to take him seriously. I enjoyed these characters so much. Their banter was hilarious. A great
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hook Up is the second book in the Taking Chances series and this one will have your heart melting. Aimee is a woman who has had her heartbroken in a way that has defeated her, she doesn't see her worth, she no longer trusts her heart in the hands of another and she has built a wall so high it will take a superhero to scale it. Cody is the man who knows what it is like to break someone's heart and promised himself a long time ago never to inflict that pain on another again. Aimee is all that he s ...more
Yoneidis Martín Martínez
Aimee is a girl who, after her 6-year-old boyfriend cheated on her and left her for another woman, limits herself to one-night stands. Although she has the constant support of her friends Shyla and Brooklyn, she still continues to suffer for everything William did to her. Her best friend Brooklyn is about to marry Nathan, and although she is happy for her, inside she is having a hard time bc that should be her, she should be the one to marry. It doesn’t help that Nathan’s best friend, Cody, does ...more
B-Books Review
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
TC Matson created a group of friends to envy of! They love each other to death and I had a lot of fun with Aimee, Brooklyn, Shyla, Cody, Nathan and Brady. They are really at each other’s corners, specially the girls.

Aimee is the lady of the time. Going through a heartbreak after her ex-boyfriend of six years admit to her that she has been cheating on her for a long time and now leaving her to have his HEA, Aimee is not doing well. Even more when her two best friends are getting married and her d
Deeply Love Reading Blog
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hook Up by T.C Matson
What’s the best way to get over a broken heart?
A no strings attached hook-up.
Nothing helps heal like a good lay.
But there’s this one hot, witty, flirtatious and delicious man who is completely off-limits.
The best man.
Despite my best attempts to say no, a pre-wedding vacation trip snaps my willpower.
Even when we’re back home and I know it’s a bad idea, I still can’t seem to say no.
While I try to pretend nothing is going on, he’s dead set on convincing me to give him a chance
Kari Hansen
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aimee is still reeling after finding out that the man she loved isn’t the man she thought he was so although she is very happy her best friend is getting married it is also difficult to see the love they share. When attending the pre-wedding trip all she wants to do is have some fun and forget for a while but Cody, the best man, has other ideas.

Cody has always been attracted to Aimee and he intends to use this trip to show her that they are meant to be more than friends. He is willing to be pati
Sara Oxton
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hook Up by T.C. Matson a five-star read that will hook, you line and sinker. This is number two in the taking chances series but they can be read as stand-alone as each story features a different couple, they do pop up in each other stories, but only to compliment not confuse. This is so much fun, it will make you smile so much, but its not all sunshine, as Aimee really has had a time of it, and sometimes you just cant ever get over the type of hurt she faced, and who can blame her for falling b ...more
Amanda Hash
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I adored this book! I didn't think it would be possible to top Set Up (the first in this series) but I loved this one even more. Aimee was real, relatable, and often hilarious -- especially in the first chapter (I probably read it 4 or 5 times, and it got even funnier each time I did).

The whole cast of characters is incredible, and I loved the opportunity to get to know Aimee and Cody better. Their chemistry was off the charts and every scene with the two of them together was pure perfection, as
CeeJay Daisy
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
♥️🌼🔥Aimee and Cody🔥🌼♥️
Hook Up is a stand-alone and the perfect book two of TC Matson’s Taking Chances series...This series is heavy on funny and has the perfect amount of steam...Since book one gave me a glimpse of who Cody and Aimee are, I already loved them....♥️🌼🔥
Aimee Valis is smart and feisty and so funny...Aimee was dumped by her high school boyfriend, and....Let’s just say, Aimee has trust issues....♥️🌼🔥
Cody Shaefer is funny and sexy and alpha and even sweet...He is a strong character and
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Aimee is attending her best friends wedding and the best man is Cody. She's been dumped by her boyfriend and has trust issues. A hook up is the perfect way to get her needs met with no strings. Problem is Aimee can't say no to Cody once they are back from the wedding. Keeping their trysts secret from her friend isn't something Aimee wants but how can she come clean with her friend? Will Aimee and Cody be able to have a relationship despite her past? ...more
Gretchen Calder
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I loved Aimee in Set Up and reading her and Cody’s story was awesome. This is a book that pulls you in. Cody decided he wanted Aimee but she had her own issues she had to work out because her cheating ex. This book was both steamy and funny. I loved it and totally recommend the book
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Such a sweet and charming read. Really enjoyed reading it.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
This is the second book in the Taking Chances series by TC Matson. With an effortless writing, awe-inspiring detail, intriguing storyline and romance, the author takes us on an emotional and beautiful journey of the characters and allows us into their minds and hearts; to see them who they were and what they have become. I enjoyed every minute of it and never wanted it to end. The synopsis is just the surface of what it is about. It has so much depth, powerful, effortless and poignant storytelli ...more
Christy Ray
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, adult, romance
This second book is just as good as the first in this series. I loved Aimee and Cody's story. Some people might feel that Aimee was dragging the story along because she had such trust issues that she was taking out on Cody. I feel that T.C. Matson wrote the story perfectly. That's how it is in real life. When people do something to break your trust completely, you do tend to put up walls. Fortunately, Cody was around when it all wend down with her ex, so he was very patient with her. The charact ...more
Dawn Bekenyi
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Taking Chances series. This is the story of Cody and Aimee, the best friends of Brooklyn and Nathan from Set Up. I love the continuation of these friend's stories. ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hook Up was such a fun, easy read about finding your self-worth and realising you are good enough. I haven’t read anything by TC Matsen before, but I loved her writing and will be going back to read more from her.

Hook Up is about Cody and Aimee, who’s best friends are getting married. They’ve always had sexual chemistry and they are known for their flirty banter. Aimee is stuck watching her friends settle down, after her long-term relationship ended when she discovered the man she thought was h
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 Stars

HOLY HOTNESS! No doubt about it, everyone needs a man like Cody I’m their life. As CFO and best friend to Nathan, he is loyal, hilarious and always there. As the man who says all the right things to a woman he cares about and wants, he is a dream. As the man in that same woman’s bed, he is so hot I don’t know how the bed doesn’t catch fire! Aimee and Cody have a language all their own. It’s full of banter, sarcasm and amusement. Aimee’s past is their first obstacle in making a relationshi
The Book Fling
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4/5

This was such a cute book! I haven't read the first book in the series, but I've officially put I on my TBR list.

Aimee has been hurt in her past relationship, and her trust issues are holding her back from having her happily ever after. Cody is known as a player, but deep down he knows Aimee has always been it for him. He's tired of holding back his feelings for her, and he's willing to do anything to break down her walls.

Cody is a perfect book boyfriend. He's sweet, trusting, and
Reviews from the Heart
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hook Up by TC Matson was such a fun and adorable read about friends to lovers. Aimee was left devasted after her long-time boyfriend, the man she thought she would marry, left her for another woman. Now she struggles to trust again, even as she sees her friends falling in love and getting married. She is happy for them, of course she is, but she can’t help being sad. I loved Aimee. She was a bit vulnerable, but also so freaking strong. Cody, her best friend’s best friend, and her share this witt ...more
Jenifer Briggs
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely ADORED this book!! I've been in such a reading funk lately where it seems that nothing can capture my attention like it should, but I never had that problem while reading this book! It was funny, emotional, and has the perfect amount of steam -- I just loved it so much!

I've previously read the first book in the series, but I loved getting to know both Aimee and Cody more! Aimee is a hilarious, fiesty, strong willed woman with trust issues thanks to the man who she thought she would
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aimee is on a self destruct course due to the fact of having her heart broken and now helping her 2nd bff plan her wedding. This is not where she saw herself at this point.

Her and Cody are very attracted to each other and are constantly flirting with each other, but Aimee refuses to cross the line, because it will mess with the dynamics of their friendship and cause problems between their friends group.
A group weekend away changes everything!

Cody really wants Aimee to see him in a different way
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 and 1/2 stars

Aimee and Cody have an interesting relationship. It is flirty and fun because Cody is blatant in his attraction to Aimee but she refuses to give in to his flirtations. She is worried that if it doesn't work out, things will be awkward because her best friend is marrying his best friend. Cody however is not to be deterred. It's a push and pull dance between the two of them. Aimee is unhappy with where her life is at the present time. You can't really blame her when you learn about
Melissa Mendoza
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Everything about him- the sex, the sweetness, the banter, his scent his looks - I want it all."

5 Hook Me Up Stars!! The banter alone, had me falling for Aimee and Cody... add in the steam and I'm in love!

Aimee has a lot of trust issues when it comes to men, after being cheated on, she's sort of shut down and refuses to let anyone in or near her heart. Cody, well known for being a player, wants to prove to Aimee he's not like the other men. And he'll do anything to show her that. But Aimee conti
Michaela Zankl
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book had me swooning from front to back. Aimee and Cody are quite the match made in heaven. With Aimee trying to get over her biggest heartbreak by having senseless one-nighters, Cody is trying to sweep her off of her feet. The banter is priceless. There is this push and pull between Aimee and Cody....He is pulling, she is pushing. While her best friends Shyla and Brooklyn see how Cody feels about her Aimee is in total denial. He is not the type of guy though to give up easily. Breaking dow ...more
Becca Stanfield Vernon
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A book that is full of sweet romance & a sassy stubborn h. Aimee is the last single friend. She is new to being single after getting lied to, cheated on & broken up with after thinking she was in a relationship leading towards marriage. The way she deals with her hurt & anger with the break up was so different than you usually read, yet so perfect. Then she finds exactly what she wants right in front of her. Then out of nowhere a friends to lovers romance blooms. Cody seems like a player, but is ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hook Up was a hilarious read with a big side of heat & emotions. Aimee was a heroine after my own heart, especially since she seemed to be like me in my younger days, plus she was straight up hilarious which is 100% awesome. She gets blindsided when she catches her boyfriend cheating, and now she's newly single for her bestie's wedding, which as y'all know is torture in a lot of ways. She decides to hook up with the best man Cody, and it starts her on a frustrating push & pull journey which is o ...more
Ammy Myers
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jaime Reynolds
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you want a story that will make you laugh, swoon and lose all track of time...then this is one you need to read. Aimee and Cody have an intense chemistry that made this story so much more enjoyable. In fact, they may be two of my favorite characters. Make sure to add this to your reading list.
Louise - romance.movies.and.books
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book. This is the first time reading a book by this author. I loved it! The sizzling chemistry / banter between Aimee and Cody was perfect. The story line has whit, banter, chemistry drama and love. I could not put this book down to the point I read it the day I got it. I didn't want the story to end. This was a five star read. Looking forward to reading the next book - Slip Up. ...more
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