Hooker is one amazing story that kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the last page. I have loved everything that J.L. has written and after Bastard which was phenomenal I didn't think Hooker cold top that...well I was wrong. Hooker is emotional, its suspenseful, its sad, its happy, it makes you laugh, it makes you cry; it makes you feel every available emotion at some point in the story. Every time I thought I had it worked out, BAM I was wrong and it took the story in a different more exciting direction.
Jade had a horrible start to life and when she meets M you think that she is going to have a happy life but you are wrong. While she is happy, sort of, she isn't truely happy until she meets Brock and lets him into her heart. Brock is kind of a jackass in the beginning but you can see that beneath his tough exterior he has a heart of gold and Jade was just the girl to chip away at his exterior for him to become the hero and sweep Jade off her feet. Together Brock and Jade are unstoppable. I will also never look at a snicker bar the same again.
I loved to hate M and I think she is probably my fav character in the book, even though I want to vagina punch her. There is nothing off limits when it comes to her and her ruthlessness has no bounds.
Another character I loved was Rupert, he is Jade's guardian angel. Without the support of Rupert, Jade would have crashed and burned years ago and never would have met Brock so we have Rupert to thank for so much in Jade's life.
I highly recommend Hooker and all books written by JL Perry.
Wow. I was HOOKED - the story follows Jade, who has been brought up in the foster system until, at the age of 11, she is adopted by a seemingly wealthy socialite. Madam Melody (or is it Monster Melody?) ensures that Jade has everything she could ever dream of, personal trainer, clothes, vacations, finishing school, but never love or affection. It soon became clear that Madam had big plans for Jade, and at the age of 18 she was groomed and ready to face life as a high class escort. Brock on the other hand grew up privileged, owned his own company and never had relationships. When Brock and Jade meet at the airport en route to New York the attraction is instant. Jade knows that nothing can come of this, she still has 2 more years with Madam, but when their paths cross in a New York hotel, the temptation is just too much. One night together changes both their lives forever. Brock is used to getting what he wants, Madam Melody never lets her girls get involved with other men. It's a battle of good versus evil with so many twists and turns along the way. I loved the plot, loved the dual POV, some super hot chemistry between Brock and Jade, interesting characters and lots of emotion all make for an entertaining read. I received an advanced copy this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Hooker by J.L. Perry is a deep and emotional read that delves into the difficult story of Jade and her terrible life so far and of Brock, the enigmatic businessman who becomes addicted to everything that Jade is.
Jade has been through it all and is finally adopted by someone she thinks will be her savior. At the age of eleven she soon learns that she is out of the frying pan and into the fire. M is grooming her to be a hooker and once she turns eighteen, she locks Jade into a contract that will force her to allow others to user her for money.
Brock is a successful businessman. He has taken over his fathers security company and has it headed into a more profitable and successful direction much to his fathers dismay. He also is a serial ladies-man. He never misleads the women, they all know he isn't out for a relationship of ANY sort, but he definitely isn't settling down any time soon, if ever.
When a run-in at an airport store puts Jad and Brock in each other's sights, all bets are off and anyone who has it out for them better watch themselves.
Emotional, deep, and involved, this story will take you from Jade's early years through to the happy ever after and it is such a great journey. The characters have depth and passion and the story is steadily paced.
From the Cover to the Blurb and every word in Between, Jodi L Perry wrote a phenomenal book.
Hooker is a book that will have you sucked in, grab a glass a wine or coffee, chocolate, make sure the kids can fend for themselves and lock yourself away, as you won’t be coming back out until this book is finished.
Hooker is exactly that, the heading tells you exactly what Jade is, what is doesn’t tell you, is that you heart will drop, you will scream, you will fall head over heels in love with Brock, you will want to adopt Jade as your own, you will want to Murder M and Brocks dad, you will feel so many emotions, that the heading of this book is so deceiving as there is so much more to this book than Jade being a Hooker.
Brock on the other hand, move over ladies he is taken!!! Holy hotness where did this man come from? A new book boyfriend is about to hit the book world, so Jodi be prepared…
#HookedOnHooker has me #HookLineAndSinker from the first chapter. Thank you Jodi for delivering such an amazing work of art.
Wow, this story grips you from the beginning! Jodi Perry is an awesome author who shows how diverse she is with this book.
Jade is an orphan who is adopted by a wealthy single woman, this has dire consequences for Jade. Brock is a wealthy CEO of his families security business, he is very successful except never sees himself as the setting down type. The two meet and form an immediate bond.
This story has so many twists and turns that you are definitely intrigued the whole way through. A few times I thought I predicted something to find it a different situation entirely. I really enjoy this 'on the edge of your seat' type of thing in a book.
So many aspects of this book could be discussed however I feel that the emotional roller coaster is paramount. It's through the eyes, ears and heart if each character that we really feel the story! From chuckling out loud to feeling angry, frightened or excited, all are a part of this ride.
Madam Melody adopted Jade because of her looks. She groomed her to become a high class hooker. On Jades 18th birthday she was told of her fate and lost her virginity to the highest bidder. She felt she had no choice because she had no money or anywhere else to go.
Jade goes on mini vacation and meets Brock in the airport. There one night of passion stirs feelings in both of them that neither have shared with another. Jade is afraid of telling him about what she does for living and decides its best just to walk away. Brock is hurt by her walking out on him. He feels there is reason why she walked away and he wants to know why.
This story is an emotional one. Jade is a strong woman for all she has been through and always has a positive outlook on life. Brock is a player until he meets Jade. She makes him want things he never thought he wanted. He wants to give Jade everything she deserves, a happy life with a man that loves her. When he learns about Jade's past will he still want her?
I loved this story except I despised Madam Melody for what she did to Jade. I was happy when Melody got what she deserved. I enjoyed the connection and chemistry between Jade and Brock. Thanks JL Perry for another fantastic read. I look forward to your next release.
* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review *
Omg, where do I begin? I was hooked from the start, and I had finish it in one sitting. It's that good.
Hooker has your emotions on a rollercoaster ride right from the on set. The lead characters are loveable. You couldn't help but root for Jade, hoping she'd get her happily ever after. Especially, coming from her tough upbringing. I loved her strength. She needed that in so many occasions. But, especially in her work, being a hooker. Brock is the perfect partner for Jade. He's protective, strong, sensitive and cocky all rolled in one.
There are some book that are hard to write a review for because they are just that enjoyable. I had this trouble with this review for Hooker, the amount of emotions that was put into this book blew me away. This book bought tears to my eyes with the amount of heartache that the main character had to endure throughout her life. Any book that is able to bring this sort of reaction is one that is beautifully told. This was a beautiful read and I can't wait to read more from the author.
I liked the storyline. There was action, drama, suspense and it was also smoking hot in parts. An emotional rollercoaster. Great chemistry between the two main characters. A good read that keeps you guessing all the way to the end.