Title: The Hookup Equation
Author: Roxie Noir
First published February 26, 2020
I need a change. I’ve always followed the rules, done everything by the book.
I’m a good girl, or at least that’s what I’ve been told. But when I meet him, everything changes.
He’s gorgeous, with eyes that sparkle like diamonds and a smile that could melt anyone’s heart. In a moment of rebellion, we escape a bar bathroom together and share the most incredible kiss of my life.
I know I should walk away, but I can’t resist him. And then, I discover he’s my new professor.
We both know it’s a bad idea, but the chemistry between us is too strong to ignore. Every time I see him, I’m reminded of that night and the way his hands felt on my body.
I’m a virgin, and he’s my teacher, but we can’t help the way we feel. If we give in, we could lose everything, but maybe it’s worth the risk.
I’m ready to take a chance and break all the rules.
About the Author
During the day, Roxie is a romance author. And at night, she is still a romance author.
She shares her Los Angeles home with her husband, two cats, and a vast collection of books. Roxie has a tendency to hoard used not
ebooks, which she adamantly refuses to part with.
Among her many works, Roxie has authored the Loveless Brothers series and is set to release the Wildwood Society series. Her books are known for their delightful and engaging stories.
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The Hookup Equation by Roxie Noir is a steamy contemporary romance novel first published on February 26, 2020. As an author of romantic fiction, Noir presents readers with an electrifying tale of love, lust, and second chances.
With the themes of redemption and self-discovery, the book dishes out an enthralling ride of emotions, circumstances, and character development. The plot follows Wesley Sheridan, a Mathematics professor with a PH.D. and an aversion to relationships.
His life takes a new turn when he meets Adeline Parker, a graduate student seeking his help on a research project. As sparks fly between them, they embark on an arrangement that will redefine their conceptions of love, life, and happiness.
Noir explores the dynamics of social status, stereotypes, and personal grief. Her portrayal of Wesley as a genius academic with little social skills, and Adeline’s as a flawed but passionate soul with a desire to prove herself, adds depth to the novel’s story.
The author’s writing style is gripping and immersive, with witty dialogues and realistic portrayals. The plot is meticulously crafted, with a perfect balance of romance, humor, and sizzling chemistry between the characters.
Noir’s descriptions of intimate scenes are sensual and tasteful, and her dialogue is engaging with characters that feel relatable. Furthermore, the pacing of the narrative is well-timed, presenting twists and turns without ever feeling rushed or dragging.
Noir’s vivid descriptions of New York City, the main setting of the novel, provide a rich backdrop for the characters stories. While the novel is far from perfect, it does stand out in its genre as a captivating and emotionally engaging read.
The story could have benefitted from more exploration into character backgrounds and further development of some of the secondary characters. Overall, The Hookup Equation is recommended for fans of contemporary romance, and readers who enjoy well-written character-driven stories.
This book is an ideal selection for light, fun reading, bringing an adventure of emotions, drama, and heartbreak. I give this book a rating of 3.5 out of 5, with points deducted for drawbacks in secondary character development and background exploration.
Nonetheless, it’s easy to recommend this book for its strong points – the engaging plot, strong characterization, and Noir’s inviting writing style.