Review: The Hookup Equation by Roxie Noir

March 3, 2020     Danielle Romero     5 Stars, R2R, reviews

Review: The Hookup Equation by Roxie NoirThe Hookup Equation on February 24, 2020
Pages: 442
Format: eARC
five-stars
Teach me everything.

My whole life, I’ve been a good girl. I follow rules like nobody’s business. I obey guidelines like I was born to it. Show me a line, and I’ll toe it.

I’m even a twenty-two-year-old virgin. Good is my middle name.

And then, I break one tiny little rule. Miniscule. Inconsequential.

Next thing I know, I’m trapped with an incredibly handsome stranger. He’s got eyes like cut emeralds, biceps that makes my head spin, and a smile that has me rethinking all my life choices.

We escape a bar bathroom together. We go on an impromptu date. We share the hottest kiss I’ve ever had, one that leaves me panting for more. We promise to see each other again.

Turns out, we see each other the next morning.

In my calculus class.

Which he’s teaching.

My handsome, sexy date is Professor Loveless, and we’ll be seeing each other plenty. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all semester.

There’s no choice but to call it off. We both have too much at stake: I could lose my scholarship, and he could lose his entire career.

But I can’t call off the way I feel.

I can’t call off the way he looks when he rolls up his sleeves and explains imaginary numbers.

I can’t call off the heated glances, or the way our hands touch when I hand in my homework, or the memory of his body pressing against mine that night.

I’m a virgin.

He’s my professor.

And if we give in, it could cost us both everything.

But I’m so tired of being a good girl.

The Hookup Equation is a complete standalone romantic comedy with enough steam to fog your glasses.

My Review:

I’ve been thinking and thinking about why I love the Loveless brothers books so much. I read A LOT and there aren’t a ton of authors who really stick or who’s characters I don’t soon forget when I read roughly a book a day.
But the Loveless brothers are game-changers for me so I keep asking myself…
What makes them so good?
What makes me want to keep reading?

And I think I figured it out. Yes the books are tropey. Yes, they’re well written and have solid plots and solid characters. Yes the stories make sense and are believable and all of the things you want when you look for a good contemporary romance. BUT, I think what I love the most… is that the loveless brothers are so completely normal.

Normal. It’s that simple.

It makes them “real”

They’re a normal family of brothers with normal everyday problems and quirks. Normal wants and needs and desires. Normal baggage that makes them who they are. That triggers them or causes stress and all of that, them being normal, is enough. They don’t need these ridiculous tragedies. The obstacles that the couples face don’t have to be these massive dramas. Their everyday life problems are enough. It makes them so insanely relatable.

Also, having read The Hookup Equation where Thalia, Caleb’s love interest is Mexican, I just want to say that Roxie did everything right with this one. As a Mexican woman I could relate to so many things. Little things. Seemingly inconsequential things that Roxie wove into the book to make Thalia authentic. To make her family authentic. And I don’t know how to express how insanely happy this book made me. How those little things resonated with me on such a personal level and how reading it made me realize all the more that representation matters. That we need more books like this and that books have an insane amount of power. My heart feels so full and it’s because of more than the amazing love story I just finished.

About Roxie

I love writing sexy, alpha men and the headstrong women they fall for.

My weaknesses include: beards, whiskey, nice abs with treasure trails, sarcasm, cats, prowess in the kitchen, prowess in the bedroom, forearm tattoos, and gummi bears.

I live in California with my very own sexy, bearded, whiskey-loving husband and two hell-raising cats.

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