Book Review: Hooked by Liz Fichera

Title: Hooked
Author: Liz Fichera
Series: None
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: January 29, 2013


When Native American Fredericka ‘Fred’ Oday is invited to become the only girl on the school’s golf team, she can’t say no. This is an opportunity to shine, win a scholarship and go to university, something no one in her family has done.

But Fred’s presence on the team isn’t exactly welcome — especially not to rich golden boy Ryan Berenger, whose best friend was kicked off the team to make a spot for Fred.

But there’s no denying that things are happening between the girl with the killer swing and the boy with the killer smile…


I used the UK cover for this post because I think the US cover is awful.  I’m not sure either cover is a good fit for this book but the US cover screams sex and there wasn’t even a sex scene in the book.   There wasn’t even much sizzle between Fred & Ryan.

I didn’t have very high expectations for this book I think because I judged it by its US cover.  I only started reading it after I saw the UK cover.  Golf isn’t my thing and having a girl on a boys team is not a new story-line.  There wasn’t anything that hadn’t been done before… rich guy, poor girl, prejudice, etc. but it was well written and I kept reading.

I liked Fred, I was rooting for her to succeed with everything that was stacked against her.  I can’t say the same for Ryan but by the end of the book he’d grown on me and the ending was satisfying.

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Content: Some language including at least a half dozen F bombs. No sex scenes but there is some talk of sex and some innuendo and a few crude comments.

Source: Netgalley

Genre/Age Level: Young Adult Contemporary, 16+

Finished December 25, 2012