Note: The audiobook was provided by the author.
The Hookup Handbook was a fun-filled story to read, but it makes for an even better audiobook to listen to! Kendall Ryan's story of an unlikely pairing in a male escort who heads his own escort business and is writing a book about sex and seduction and a smart and sassy college graduate with a passion for ballet is a favorite of mine, but combined with the voices of Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon, it's easily become one of my top audiobooks this year.
I confess that I wasn't a fan of Sienna Johnson's at the beginning, not with her preconceived notions of the male escort business in general and Case Smith in particular, but as she realizes how wrong a lot of her assumptions are, I felt my icy feelings towards her thaw out as well. I loved the whole slow burn aspect of Case and Sienna's romance, and how it became clear to both of them that there was more to the other than meets the eye.
Kendall Ryan's writing has, more often than not, been exactly what I need--easy-going, fun, and a guaranteed happy ending. She makes you want to fall in love with her characters and imagine how sweet it would be if those stories happened in real life. She's done her latest audiobook a true service by having Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon narrate, the same pair that did the first book in the series. Altogether, The Hookup Handbook was a winning listen, all thanks to Ryan's lighthearted story with a bite of angst and Clarke's and Mallon's on-point narration. Five-plus stars! ♥
Date Listened to: 31 March 2019
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