Book Review: Hooked by Liz Fichera

Title: Hooked
Author: Liz Fichera
Series: None
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Website: http://www.lizfichera.com/

Summary:

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…

GET HOOKED ON A GIRL NAMED FRED.

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

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