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The perfect guy. The perfect girl. The perfect lie.
Sawyer Sterling needs a girlfriend. With the family cabin up for grabs, he’s desperate to prove that he could be the guy to “pass it on.” Of course, Sawyer also has a tendency to treat relationships like a contagious stomach flu that should be avoided at all costs. Now he needs a girlfriend-for-hire. Someone he can trust. Someone he could never, ever fall for…
Someone like his best friend’s sister.
Sawyer’s offer is exactly what Olivia Morgan needs. After traveling around the world for the last five years, the promise of a job and free accommodations is heaven. And sure, maybe Sawyer’s a super-hot, charming guy with dimples made for kissing, but he’s not willing to be the guy—or relationship—she needs.
All it takes is one hot hook-up before this little hoax gets blown all to hell…
"Heather Thurmeier's hunky heroes and feisty heroines will have you laughing out loud, falling in love ... and coming back for more!" ~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
"Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!" --NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst
*4.5 stars* ...
Well that was such a pleasant surprise! I liked this book so much more than I thought I would!
This author did such a wonderful job of making such an almost cliche subject turn into something unique and beautiful and I loved every minute of it!
Olivia was so carefree and adventuro... ...more
So, I’m mildly disturbed by the cover girl’s calf muscle… Is that real or did someone get over excited with Photoshop? Is silicon calf implants a new fashion? It’s just... look at it... that’s not normal, especially when you compare it with her other calf which seems incredibly flat...
The best friend's sibling trope is always a treat for me to read and this one is no exception. Sawyer and Olivia know each other reasonably well, having been friends since childhood via Olivia's brother Aiden. When Sawyer needs a pretend girlfriend to convince his grandparents that he's suitable... ...more
I can't tell you how much I love the sibling's best friend stories. I've even written one of my own. Thurmeier throws us a unique twist far from the norm.
Sawyer is a wealthy man and could probably buy anything he wanted, except his grandparent's cabin. After the death of his parents, Sawyer was r... ...more
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.
I will never, ever, ever, ever get tired of the fake relationship trope. Like, EVER. I'm drawn to it, like it's the dessert tray. And I'm always happy by the time I finish reading the story. The Hookup Hoax is definitely... ...more
Solid 4 stars
Sawyer is needing someone to fake a relationship with in order to get the deed to his grandparents' lake house, the very one he grew up in after his parents' deaths. The problem is they want it passed down and Sawyer has no intentions of a forever with anyone. He is worried his cousi... ...more
Sawyer is a workaholic who is trying to save the family company. On top of that, his grandparents decide they want to give their family cabin, Sawyers favorite place in the world, to one of their 2 grandchildren. It's between Sawyer and his cousin Tyler. To give himself the edge, Sawyer decides h... ...more
An old tale with a new spin, it is light and entertaining read. I must read for romance lovers and those who like stories about fake-turned-real relationships. I enjoyed reading this light hearted romance.
Sawyer is owner of a successful business but having difficulty keeping his company at the to... ...more
The set-up for this hoax in the Hoax series is cute and endearing. Sawyer Sterling really wants his family's cabin. The reason I fell for Sawyer was mostly his sentimental need for his family's cabin. I loved how he wanted this on the inside and outside he was cool about it. So showing up with hi... ...more
Completely entertaining read! This is, as the title suggests, a pretend relationship story. While the premise is nothing new, the writing and characters make this feel fresh and fun. Sawyer and Olivia are fun strong characters and I definitely felt their connection. I really enjoyed this one and... ...more
3.5 - 4 stars A fake relationship that grows into something more; a confirmed bachelor, falling in love with his best friends off-limits sister; and a family that makes you realise what's important. These are the things that attracted me to this book. The Hookup Hoax was an easy to read book, not... ...more
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf
Sawyer needs to show his grandparents that he should be the one that they give their cabin to in order to see their home continue on with the next generation of love and family living there. It is totally beside the point that Sawyer never, ever intends to marry... ...more
**ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
Classic rom-com storyline, great contemporary romance!
Sawyer Sterling, CEO of Sterling Enterprises, is in dire need of a fake girlfriend. His grandparents are going to hand over the deed to their cabin, where Sawyer grew up, to ei... ...more
A lovely story to read!
Sawyer Sterling is a workaholic by day, trying to save the family business. By night, he lives for soccer, drinking and hookups. When his grandparents inform him and his cousin, Tyler, that the deeds for the family cabin will be going to one of them, he realises he needs to... ...more
***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****
This was a pleasant story that was about a guy who just wanted to have a girl pretend to be his girlfriend so he can save the family company and also get the family cabin to himself since really no one else uses it like he doe... ...more
Take one desperate bachelor, add in the sister of a friend, add some sizzling chemistry, shake and what do you end up with? The Hook-Up Hoax which will have you hooked from the first page and leave you grinning and awing with the last.
This book was so much fun to read. I’ve read it twice since I... ...more
The Hookup Hoax by Heather Thurmeier
I have always been a fan of the romance novel. When I was at school I’d churn through a new Sweet Dreams novel almost every day. I’d stay up late, I’d have book hangovers often, I couldn’t get enough of them. Yes, they were formulaic, but I didn’t care, I loved... ...more
This was another great read form Entangled’s Lovestruck line. It reads like the perfect romantic comedy, with plenty of laugh out loud moments and of course, sexytimes. The book puts a delightful new spin on two of my favorite romance tropes. There’s the love interest falling in love with his bes... ...more
Check out my full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.
Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
The Hookup Hoax by Heather Thurmeier is a contemporary romance about a man who wants to inherit the family cabin that means a great deal to him and decide... ...more
* ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *
I loved this book! The dynamic between the characters is so fun and the setup for Sawyer and Olivia’s story is perfect. I loved the history and sparks between Sawyer and Olivia, and I seriously loved Aiden and his overprotectiv... ...more
The Hookup Hoax
This story was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
I found that this story was the perfect summer read. At 200 pages it was a great read, one that could easily be done in an evening or a few afternoons at the beach. It was a light read and therefore it really grabs at you... ...more
Sterling Sawyers is a workaholic CEO who doesn’t have serious relationships but, with his grandparents deciding which grandson to pass on the family lakeside cabin to he needs to find a girlfriend quickly. She needs to be someone he can trust and someone he’ll not fall for. His best friend’s sist... ...more
The Hookup Hoax is charming, sexy, and a book I absolutely swooned over. This was the first novel written by Heather Thurmeier I've read, but it definitely won't be the last.
Sawyer needs to fake a relationship to show his family he is the perfect guy to inherit the family's cabin. He loves that... ...more
I really should have maked this read the other night when I finished it, since I'm terrible with detail unless writing things down immediately after reading, don't expect much.
While parts of the book I think could have used a little more showing such as again the backstory of when the characters... ...more
Sawyer Sterling and Olivia Morgan have quite the history. He is her brother's best friend. She has known him for a while. He asks her to make a deal with him. He will be her pretend boyfriend and her boss to give her a reference here in the states.
Olivia thinks it is a great idea. Little does she... ...more