Thursday, February 19, 2009

How to Hook a Hottie

How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro

Synopsis from Amazon
At 17, Kate Delvecchio has one goal in life: to become a millionaire before the age of 20. And as far as she’s concerned, college will only slow her down. Unfortunately for Kate, the one thing her parents do agree on is that they totally disagree with her strategy. And so the deal is born. If Kate can raise five thousand big ones by graduation day, her parents will hand over the balance of her college account to invest as she pleases. No college, no degree, and no way she’ll ever be able to pull it off. But when Kate accidentally agrees to go to the sports banquet with the hottest guy at school, she stumbles upon a possible cash cow. The rest of the junior class is amazed that no-nonsense Kate could hook such a hottie, and one by one they approach her for help hooking their own. She doesn’t know anything about getting guys, but for $100 a pop, she’s more than willing to invent a six-step plan for How to Hook a Hottie. And how could that possibly backfire?

Was this book predictable? Yes, right down to the very last sentence.
Did I enjoy it? Yes, right down to the very last sentence.

Ferraro isn't reinventing the wheel with this book but she made me smile, she made me laugh and she made me want to keep reading. Kate is a like able character whose plot line is predictable and yet I really didn't mind. I wanted to keep reading anyway. I liked her voice and her intelligence. I really enjoyed the relationship between Kate and her best friend Dal, obviously the guy she really likes. And the time Kate spends with the 12-year-old she babysits leads to the greatest reward at the end of the novel. I can't even come up with anything I didn't like, it was a fun book that I read in one sitting.

This book counts toward my Library Challenge


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Anonymous said...

LOLOL! I love your review! :)

Lenore said...

That's sweet! Sometimes you do just need fun reads.

Jenners said...

Fun review! And the cover looks cute! But I wonder ... is this for "young adults" or "adults? Or, put another way, would a woman in her 40s like this book do you think?

TinaFerraro said...

Erika Lynn, I found this through a google alert, and was delighted to see that you liked my book! And thanks so much for reviewing it here..

And Jenners, if I may be so bold as to answer your question: I have a number of adult readers, and for the most part, HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE is the one they seem to most enjoy. And, um, don't spread this around because my agent doesn't like me revealing my age, but let' just say it was written by a woman in her 40's... ;)

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