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Peek Inside The Hookup Hoax

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 avoid relationships at all costs. Now he needs a girlfriend-for-hire. Someone he could never, ever fall his best friend's sister. There was only one rule: don't fall in love. But all it takes is one hot hook-up before this little hoax gets blown to all hell...

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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…



"Well written with well developed characters, realistic conflicts and great scenarios, making it a very enjoyable and an endearing read." --Splashes into Books

"An ideal read for a lazy Sunday afternoon. This was a feel good and fun book to read!" --Laura Roberts

"An often laugh out loud read with likeable characters from the first page." --Talking Books

"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

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633752795
Series: Hoax, Book 2
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Page Count: 256
Imprint: lovestruck
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy
Tropes: best friend's little sister, fake relationship, opposites attract

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By Aliana May 28, 2015

*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 adventurou ...more

By Penny July 01, 2015

3.5 Stars

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...

Anywa ...more

By Maria Rose April 02, 2016

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 mat ...more

By Lindsey May 27, 2015

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 rais ...more

By Jessica November 05, 2015

See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

My Thoughts:

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 up ...more

By *P May 11, 2015

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 cousin T ...more

By Mandy May 22, 2015

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 he n ...more

By Fizza May 20, 2015

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 top. ...more

By Renee August 30, 2015

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 his b ...more

By Bette May 18, 2015

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 thi ...more

By Lee June 08, 2015

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 me ...more

By Marsha December 31, 2015

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 or ...more

By Angel June 03, 2015

**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 eithe ...more

By Laura May 17, 2015

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 do ...more

By April May 27, 2015

***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 does a ...more

By Rachel May 24, 2015

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 got ...more

By Cindy July 05, 2015

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 th ...more

By Riki May 21, 2015

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 best f ...more

By Jen May 25, 2015

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 decides t ...more

By Deanna May 28, 2015

* 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 overprotective b ...more

By Monica June 01, 2015

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 at ...more

By Elaine May 16, 2015

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 sister ...more

By Elle June 05, 2015

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 cab ...more

By Jenn January 12, 2016

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 kne ...more

By 2kasmom June 04, 2015

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 kn ...more

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Heather Thurmeier

About the author

Heather Thurmeier

Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders and a reality TV junkie. Born and raised in the Canadian prairies, she now lives in New York with her husband and kids where she's become some kind of odd Canuck-Yankee hybrid. When she's not busy taking care of the kids and pets, Heather's writing her next romance, which will probably be filled with sassy heroines, sexy heroes that make your heart pound, laugh out loud moments and always a happily ever after. She loves to hear from readers on social media and her website!

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