Release Blitz & Review: Hooked by Karla Sorensen & Whitney Barbetti


Title: Hooked
Authors: Karla Sorensen & Whitney Barbetti
Genre: Dark Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 23, 2017


X and I were probably doomed from the start.That’s what happens when you meet in court-mandated group therapy and then try
to steal from him to pay off your blackmailing drug dealer. Former drug
dealer, thank you very much. I’m turning over a new leaf and all that.Which is why I should leave him alone.

Except he tempts me to do things I swore I’d stop doing. It’s that whole gruff,
grumbly, anti-social thing he has going on. Him, flame. Me, moth. Something
about him calls to me, makes the blood hum in my body. And I don’t want that
feeling to end.

Lucy Connors is straight-up insane.

She looks like a Disney princess and tries my patience in more ways than I
thought possible. Besides the fact that I have to save her cute little ass from
jail, I can’t quite figure out how to leave her alone. Even when she’s trying
her hand at Breaking and Entering. Especially when it’s myhouse
she’s burglarizing.

Yeah, we were probably doomed from the start.

But that’s the thing about being hooked on something so good, and so bad for
you—you don’t walk away when you should.


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Rating: 5 Groupie Stars

Trusting my gut that anything Whitney Barbetti had a hand in would be entertaining and then reading the author’s note at the beginning, I couldn’t wait to start this novel.  And true to its name I was hooked before the end of the first chapter.
Decidedly more light hearted than Barbetti’s normal tearjerking, chest tightening style (which I love!) I am assuming that Karla Sorenson added the playfulness to this fantastically entertaining book.  The emotions and the scenes played out perfectly, pushing me to read well into the wee hours of the morning to finish. And then in true 5 star fashion, my first thought in the morning was to wake up and read it again.
X and Lucy are well thought out characters that are far from perfect, yet are perfect for each other.  Their quirks and the fact that neither of them are typical Joe Schmoes endear them to the reader. The plot line, while crazy, is also very engaging.  Even though it deals with some…unique situations…the book never drags and is a pleasure to read.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a little escape from reality.  I would also recommend any other book that Whitney Barbetti writes (however be prepared witj a box of tissues) and you can bet that Karla’s books will all be on my kindle in short order.
Karla Sorensen
Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. I’m a writer who wants to make people smile when they read my words. I own a dog that sheds roughly eighteen pounds of hair every day. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.


Whitney Barbetti


I am a wife
to one and a mom to two humans and one cat. I have a deep and abiding love for
nachos – especially the kind with the liquid cheese, like from Taco Bell
(sorry). I run on less than four hours of sleep thanks to copious amounts of
Diet Coke. (Note: this paragraph is not sponsored by anyone except my hungry
As a Navy
brat, I grew up all over the country, from California and up the east coast
from Florida to New England and Colorado. I currently live in Idaho, where we
have lots of potatoes and windmills. 
I write
character-driven contemporary romance novels, heavy on the emotional
connection. I LOVE love. I love writing about broken characters who find their
soul mates. 

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