Title: The Hook-Up Experiment
Author: Emma Hart
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Series: The Experiment #1
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Release Date: March 13th, 2018
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1.Hate-screw my high school nemesis.
2.Remember to hate him.
3.Prove my brother wrong.
It should be easy.
As the owner of Pick-A-D*ck, New Orleans’ premier hook-up website, my job is simple. Connect two people for a no-strings, no-expectations hook-up. The plus for my clients is that I’m the one who gets to sift through the d*ck pics—except this time, they’re required.
My problem? My brother, co-owner of Pick-A-D*ck’s sister dating site, doesn’t believe it’s possible to hook up with someone three times and not fall in love.
I disagree. I know it’s possible.
And my disagreement is exactly how I end up reconnected with my high school nemesis, Elliott Sloane. The guy who asked me to junior prom and then stood me up. Who egged my car when I rejected him, and convinced my senior homecoming date to ghost me.
It should be easy to hate-screw him. If only he was still that person, instead of a hot-as-hell single dad, working as a builder to make ends’ meet, fighting for custody of his daughter.
I have to admit I didn’t totally love this book, but it was good. Due to the amount of raving reviews I’ve seen on it, I think there is a chance it might be a case of “it’s me, not the book”.
The heroine Peyton runs a hook-up company called Pick-A-D*ck, where clients pretty much pay her to find them causal hook-ups. Her brother Dom runs a dating company, and the two of them bicker over which one is more rewarding- hook-ups or love. They make a bet that Peyton can’t sleep with the same guy three times without falling in love with him.
Peyton’s two best friends decide they will be in charge of picking the guy for her, and she ends up on a blind date with someone she knows from back in high school. Someone she hates. She makes it pretty clear she still has those hatred feelings for him, but decides he is the right guy for her bet, since there is no way she could fall for him. Famous last words, right?
Elliot is all grown-up and way different from high school. He is a single dad to a little girl, and fighting to keep custody of her. His story line with his daughter was my favorite part of this whole book, and I wished we saw more of them together.
Of course, the more Elliot and Peyton spend time together, the more their feelings grow. But of course, love is never that simple. 😉
It’s kind of strange because during some parts of the book, I didn’t really like Peyton. She was a bit over the top for me. However, her scenes with Elliot and his daughter were amazing, and I wish she was like that for more of the book.
It also felt like it took a while for the chemistry between the characters to show up, even after we were told there was chemistry between them. However, when it does it, it hits hard, and they are pretty darn cute!
It’s well-written and had me laughing out loud several times. It’s also heartwarming, particularly in Elliot’s chapters.
The down side, besides my hate/love feelings toward Peyton, is that I felt a few over characters were a bit too much, and at times felt immature. Maybe they are supposed to be, who knows, but they didn’t quite fit their ages, and some of the scenes made me skim through them.
All in all, it was cute and fun. I am anxious to see the next book in the series.