Hooker by J.L. Perry

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My review

Rating : 4.5 out of 5 Stars

The title says it all, this book had me hooked and I read it in one sitting. I loved this sinfully seductive story with all the feels and an incredibly romantic vibe. J.L. Perry’s writing and storytelling were just perfect for me. This was my first book by her, but it will obviously not be my last.

As a child, Jade Davis thought she was cursed. Her mother died in childbirth and her father abandoned her when she was a few months old. Since then, she has spent her life in various foster homes. As time goes by, she has abandoned all hope of a better life, but she is a little survivor, with a strong character. When she is handpicked for adoption by Melody Sinclair, she thinks that her happy days have finally come. But she is wrong, she has been chosen based on her looks, and even if her new home is luxurious, it lacks affection just like the others did. In reality, her new mother professional name is “Madam Melody”, M, and she intends to groom her to become a high-class escort. At eighteen, Jade is forced to sign a contract binding her to M for the next seven years, in order to pay her back for her education.

She has been trapped in this miserable escort life for five years, when she is allowed to travel to Paris for her one-week yearly holiday. At the airport, she crashes into Brock Weston, a wealthy businessman with the same travel destination as her. It’s love at first sight for both of them. Brock is tender, charming, confident and used to getting his own way. He gives Jade a taste of what her life might be like if she was free of M.

Brock is desperate to show her how special she is to him. He wants to protect her and intends to buy her freedom, he truly is her knight in shining armor. But Jade is scared of M’s reaction. And obviously, she is right. M is a twisted, evil and dangerous character. She refuses to give up without a fight and has no qualms about resorting to violence.

This book was everything that I love. It consumed me from the first word to the last. The author’s writing is exquisite, romantic and spellbinding. I got lost in this beautiful, suspenseful and sexy story and will definitely re-read it in the future.

An advanced copy of this book was provided by publisher Hachette Australia, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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