Image of The Hookup: The Jordan Brothers


Image of The Hookup: The Jordan Brothers

The Hookup, the first in McCarthy’s new Jordan Brothers series, is a scorcher and an unexpected delight staring the most unlikely naughty-and-nice pair. The gritty, raw, pun-filled narrative really fits the characters and settings, and the two first person POVs is the perfect choice for unpeeling the many layers of this complicated couple. The author’s portrayal of alcoholism is realistic and her handling of the family drama obstacle course hits the mark. Pairing a lobsterman and a math genius with off-the-charts chemistry is genius.

Sophie Bigelow wants to hookup with someone — preferably a man who wouldn’t mind dealing with a twenty-five year old grad student who lives too much inside her statistical, slightly OCD mind — to rid her of her virginity. The perfect candidate is warming a bar stool, and now Sophie is wondering if one time will be enough. It’s a usual day in the self-destructive life of alcoholic Cain Jordan: dulling the pain with whiskey and wishing he could just forget his past. That is, until he accepts the proposition from the most amazing woman he’s ever met. (LOVESWEPT, dl $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Haupt