Hooked by Joanne Schwehm



Title: Hooked

Series: Prescott Series #5

Author: Joanne Schwehm
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 4, 2019


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 damn cake decorated to look like the mythical creature bathed in every color of the rainbow.


What could be worse, right? I’ll tell you. My brother hired her to be my pastry chef. You’d think that would be my biggest problem, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Aside from her being one of the clumsiest women I’ve ever met, she turns me on like no other woman has. She tastes sweeter than anything she creates, and we make a great team in and out of the bedroom… I mean kitchen.
When we first met, I worried my restaurant wouldn’t survive her. Now I worry that my heart won’t.
I never wanted to fall in love, but sometimes life isn’t all unicorns and rainbows.

My review:

Josh is the owner and head chef of the restaurant Prism. He is appearing on a national morning show to highlight the restaurant, along with two others in the industry. While live on air, Gia is coming onto the stage and trips, crashing into Josh while holding a 3D unicorn cake. Both are mortified, and Josh is furious. He later finds out that his brother  and silent partner in the restaurant had already hired Gia as the new in-house pastry chef. Josh is pissed but gives her a chance.

Despite his resolve to never date employees, they fall blissfully in love. But then an opportunity that Gia thought wasn’t a possibility is offered to her that would take her across an ocean for two years.

I really liked this book. Josh started out tense and angry, but soon lightened up into a really fun guy, singing and dancing in the restaurant kitchen, teasing his siblings and employees, and having fun with life. He is taken with Gia and she with him. Both characters are well written and developed. Josh’s family were all entertaining also and added a lot to the story.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥



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Author Bio


Joanne is a bestselling independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels. She strives to create relatable characters that readers will laugh and fall in love with.




Above all else, she’s a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, and relaxing on a beach.
When she’s not writing or devouring a great book, Joanne is also an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoys playing and watching golf.
Joanne loves everything about romance—she attributes this to her Italian upbringing. She believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers. Joanne looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.
A message from Joanne: When that unexpected chance comes, take it. You never know what you could be missing. Xoxo


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