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I enjoyed reading The Hookup Plan! Farrah Rochon has become one of my favourite authors for her ability to balance serious matters with comic relief. This book was so entertaining that I had a hard time putting it down.
London Kelley is a pediatric surgical resident working in a hospital which may not be open for much longer. She is hard-working and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of her patients and their families.
When she attends her high-school reunion, she comes face to face with her high school nemesis Drew Sullivan. Now a multimillionaire and successful in his own right, the animosity that London had towards Drew picks up right where she left it in high school. After all, if it wasn’t for Drew, she believes she would have won the valedictorian position outright and finally would have made her father proud of her.
London and Drew happen to both be in the hotel’s bar after the reunion. It’s been some time since London has been with a man so she proposes a non-friend with benefits relationship while Drew is in town. What she doesn’t realize is that London and Drew will be thrown together frequently as Drew’s company begins auditing the hospital where London works. As the relationship blossoms and London sees Drew as someone she can trust, the reason for her competitive nature is revealed.
I adored London’s character. Her confidence and high-spirited nature reminded me of a young Dr. Miranda Bailey from Grey’s Anatomy. Drew is the perfect match for her and we learn much about what has shaped his life as well. I loved the romantic gestures and the way the author demonstrated London learning to relax and rely on others.
With an engaging storyline, The Hookup Plan celebrates the importance of respect and self-confidence when facing life’s challenges. I highly recommend this book to those that enjoy romance or women’s fiction. I received an advanced copy of this book but this review and opinions are my own.
This is definitely my type of enemies to lovers and I can SO relate because I had so many competitive relationships in high school - one in particular that has turned into a beautiful friendship now that we've had a LOT of space from that realm and from many of the people who were there alongside us. That said, this is a bit different because London and Drew aren't just poised to be friends, they're poised to be lovers. The two hit it off after a run-in at their 15y high school reunion when Drew just "Happened" to be in town and "whoops" it turns out he's on the audit team of the hospital where London is a first class resident on the brink of a star studded fellowship.
I really identified with London as a "I can do it all" kind of woman who doesn't always easily listen to those who tell her to slow down. Spending time with Drew is, at first, added to the checklist just like everything else she tries to accomplish in a day but slowly and surely becomes a lot more. She finds it increasingly hard to drag herself away from Drew and, since Rochon graces us with the male POV we know that Drew is head over heels and trying not to scare London away by coming on too strong.
Overall this is a bit of an odd mix of spicy and sweet because there's no holds barred for describing the sex (and there's a fair bit of it) - often off-page - but there's a lot of attention to the strong female friendships, the medical and financial storylines (intertwined of course!) and Drew and London's budding relationship.
The Hookup Plan is the third book in the Boyfriend Project series by Farrah Rochon. The books are more companion novels, so you don't have to read the previous two to read this one, but the other two are entertaining and fun as well, so I highly recommend them!
We got to know the FMC, London Kelley, in the first two books as the no-nonsense friend who hasn't had time for love or relationships. Getting to know her more in depth and learn about her was great. She is a strong woman who stands up for herself and others. I loved how she goes for what she wants and stands to her convictions.
Drew is the MMC in this book and a perfect romantic partner for London. I loved that he pursued her the entire book, and held the feelings he had from high school for her still. I was also humbled by Drew's story of grief on the loss of his mother, and his motivations for the work he does.
This is a enemies to lovers romance, but it didn't focus on a miscommunication trope, which gave it a head start on typical enemies to lovers. I loved how the interactions started from an initial hook-up, to a friends with benefits, to having feelings it really made things believable.
I also really loved London, Taylor and Samiah's friendship. These girlfriends are the types of friends you need. The ending epilogue, and throughout this book we were given a perfect ending to everyone's stories.
I have enjoyed all the books by Farrah Rochon that I have read. She writes realistic, enjoyable characters with real life stories. I highly recommend this book to people who enjoy those things. Thank you to NetGalley and Forever publishing for a copy of this book. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have truly enjoy The Boyfriend Project series books from Farrah Rochon - and book 3, about London, has been one of the best stories of them all!
London is a very driven doctor, attending her 15 year high school reunion, where she was not only class president (so helped plan the reunion), but also co-valedictorian! The other co, and bane of her existence, Drew Sullivan, shows up at the reunion and starts making life tough again… by making her fall into bed with him. She figures it’s a single night and she won’t see him again - he doesn’t even live there anymore! Until he shows up at her hospital on Monday, as the newly recruited company to audit and give recommendations about the hospital to keep running and not have to privatize.
This enemies/rivals to lovers, second chance, workplace romance (because of course, so many of these enemies to lovers are one-sided!) contains all of the best elements of this classic, favourite trope, with a fantastic steamy base, all the great friendships between the. 3 we’ve come to love in this series, and wraps the series beautifully… though I’m sad it’s over!
I had both the ebook and audio - narrated by Marissa Hampton. Marissa is a new-to-me narrator but she did an absolutely beautiful job of all the different characters. Great performance!
I highly recommend this book, this series, and most definitely the audio (for all 3!), to absolutely every romance fan out there - there’s a trope within for all of you! I rated it 4 stars but trends up a bit towards 4.25.
I received an advance review and advance listen copy from NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and Hachette Audio,and this is my honest feedback.
What a fun enemies to lovers read! This is technically the third book in The Boyfriend Project series, however each of the three books act as standalone reads. Seeing as I haven’t read either of the previous two books, I would agree that this one was great on its own, however I can see how if you read the other books in the series, it would be even better.
London and Drew had the perfect enemies to lovers story, and I could really feel the chemistry between them as I was reading the book. There were definitely some steamy moments, and it kept me wanting to read more.
What I liked most about this book was London. I loved her character and her sass, and how she was overall just a boss girl killing it! There were a few moments where I did find her a bit annoying when it came to how she acted towards Drew, but overall she was a boss.
Another aspect I really enjoyed about the book was the friendship and bond that London, Samiah and Taylor had. This book touches on their history, but the previous two books in the series go into more detail about their story. Because of their bond and how they managed to form a friendship out of their situation, it makes me want to read the rest of the series to find out how the other two girls make out in their paths.
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good enemies to lovers read with a bit of spice to it.
I loved the first book in Farrah Rochon’s The Boyfriend Project series but I thought the second book was just okay - so when I started the third book, The Hookup Plan, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Let me tell you, Rochon brought the heat. The Hookup Plan is enemies-to-lovers, except that Drew has been infatuated with London since they were in high school. They have what should be a one-night stand, but are thrown back together when Drew is auditing her hospital.
What I liked: It felt like reading an episode of Grey’s Anatomy and I was super into that. I liked the medical aspect for this reason and felt like I could picture it perfectly. I also thought that Drew and London’s relationships with their families was very nuanced and interesting.
What could be better: It took me a little bit to get into this book, it was a bit slow for me, especially starting off with the reunion.
I would give The Hookup Plan four out of five stars. As I said, it was an entertaining read once I got into it with tropes that were carried out well. It has a little bit of spice but it could always be spicier! I look forward to reading Rochon’s next book as well.
Drew Sullivan and London Kelley knew each other back in high school. They were always in competition with one another trying to get the best grades and come out on top. But little did London know that Drew has had a crush on her since they first met, and was only trying to get her attention when she couldn’t stand him.
The story starts 15 years later at their high school reunion, and the jabs that these two throw at each other in their banter was so great. But you could see that she was always a bit harsher than he was.
These characters are fantastic. They are strong on their own, but needed each other to try and solve the problems that they were dealing with.
And I loved the ending. It felt so natural and didn’t move too fast or not fast enough. But I hope that I can see more of Drew and London soon!
Thank you to NetGalley and Forever Publishing for this eARC. All opinions and thoughts are my own!
I really enjoyed this whole series of books and this one was my favourite. The ladies were connected in the most unusual way but they became fast and true friends. They decide to take some time off men to pursue their own individual goals and ambitions. The project deliberately undermines the societal expectation that a woman needs to find a significant other to be complete. I really liked that aspect of these stories.
The best part was how the author made these professional, intelligent and DOPE women shine on their own. The men that came into their lives saw that shine, and pursued these women because of it.
London (The Hook-up Plan) is a resident in paediatric surgery, but has made major waves in her hospital for her professional and personal integrity, as well as her skills as a surgeon.
Drew is a a consultant, and a former sore spot for London, who felt a strong sense of competition in high school where he was concerned! He turns out to be absolutely incredible, supportive and HOT!
It is a refreshing take on romance, where the females are absolutely fantastic in their own right, and find a partner who respect and admire them in equal measure.
This is a story of childhood rivals who go from enemies to lovers after meeting again at a high school reunion. It involved a bit of spice with the main characters and some nice and strong female friendship. Both of the characters are dealing with some heavier issues like narcissistic parent, death of a parent, health issues and have some big life decisions to make however, there is a good balance within the story so that the heavier things aren’t overwhelming when reading it.
I didn't love the last two books as much as I loved this one and I don't know if it was because of the narrator or the story London was the best - she had a head on her shoulder, she was funny, dry, and just overall amazing she has some baggage and clear daddy issues but I loved her with all that Drew was adorable, especially his level of crush on London was amazing to watch
The spicy scene was so good - I just couldn't get enough. The narrator was great at the male and female voices - It was a wonderful experience. And I loved the whole thing