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.
Jade has had a horrific upbringing, her mother died during childbirth leaving her in the system and moved from foster home to foster home. Never feeling loved or cared for by another, she hoped that someone would adopt her and she would find happiness. If Jade thought her life was bad before it's nothing compared to what she is about to endure every day with M.
Brock grew up very differently to Jade, he has two parents and a sibling. He comes from wealth, runs a the family business and is free to do what he likes. He's living life as any good looking bachelor with money would with no strings attached.
Meeting Brock will change her whole life. One hot night together leaves them wanting more but Jade knows that can't happen. For one night it's nice to be just Jade to do what she wants and feel for the first time, for one night her life is hers now she's had a glimpse of what life could be like she knows she needs to return to the woman that owns and controls every aspect of her life. But now Brock has had a taste he wants more, and he will do anything to have again regardless of who is in his way.
M and Brock both want Jade, both for different reasons, both always get what they want. One wants to protect her and the other has a contract. Will Jade go back to the only life she knows or will Brock be able to go up against M and protect her?
I really like these characters, Brock is is perfect for Jade he is so sweet and protective of her, he wanted Jade, set his sights and wasn't letting go. Jade is one tough strong cookie, she has had a hard life but never let her past define who she is.
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.
I loved the charactersJade, who had a rough upbringing suffering abuse in foster homes, only after being adopted and having to work as a high-class Hooker and stuck in a contract, and Brock the playboy rich boy. Although they meet by chance there is an instant attraction and meet again by chance. Brock can’t understand what he’s feeling for Jade, but doesn’t want to stop feeling it. Jade can’t believe that what she has with Brock will last, as everything from her past reminds her she isn’t wanted, but can’t help the strong feelings she has for him. Even after Brock finds out that she is Hooker, he sets a plan in place to help Jade, leave M, her madam. Just when you think things are working out for the couple there’s some twists thrown in, in the form of interfering family and the return of Jade’s Madam M. Brock and Jade fight for their love strongly before either one of them realises they are in love. Watching Brock the rich playboy transform in being devoted to Jade, and Jade letting go of her insecurities to let Brock in was an amazing read.
Jade may be one of the toughest, more resilient female characters I've ever read!
Adopted at 11 by "Miss M" - a woman who is determined to turn Jade into the perfect, compliant woman. Dieting, fashion, finishing school all became the norm for Jade as she tried to grow up searching for the love and affection she'd always craved.
The moment she turned 18, the world as she knew it changed forever. Forced to sign a contract for 7 years, Jade become one of "Miss M's" girls and repay her.
Brock wants to break free from the family mould and be his own man. So when he runs into Jade, he can't let go.
Brock is a sweetheart and all he wants is Jade.
This book breaks your heart and gives you hope - all with a twist you didn't see coming!
* 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.
I really enjoyed this book. Jodi L. Perry has proven once again that she is a talented writer, capable of creating stories that capture your attention, and make you fall in love with the characters. Jade and Brock have a great chemistry and I loved how their relationship developed through the book. The secondary characters were also well written and incited strong feelings, which was great to see. Overall this book was really well written and a highly enjoyable read.