The First Rule of Hook-Ups

The First Rule of Hook-Ups

by Nina Crespo

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ISBN-13: 9781640636934
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Series: Breakup Bash , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 84,372
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, kickboxing, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero, and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. This wellspring of inspiration allows Nina to create sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales, which she hopes will feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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The First Rule of Hook-Ups 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DreamReader83 10 days ago
A new author for me to read is like trying a new chocolate your either going to hate it, like it or love it. For me I want to read more of Nina’s books and this one knocked it out of the park for me. Alexa was set to get married and then she gets jilted at the altar by her fiancée. Fast forward six months later and she is moving to Seattle but not before going to a club for a breakup bash There she meets up with Rafe or Raphael the Dream Maker, whom she had the chance to meet months ago at her bachelorette party. Rafe is a retired stripper and owner of the club and was just filling in that night and once again must fill in for the bash when he sees Alexa. Both cannot seem to forget that one-night months ago and when they finally get the chance to be in a room together it is combustible. Alexa and Rafe both come with baggage, so they come up with a deal to just have fun until she leaves. As they take a journey into the unknown their past start to catch up and interfere in what they are building. Can they fight those in their way to find their second chances at love? You must read this book to find out and it will keep you hot the whole way through. Their chemistry will light you on fire and never extinguish. These two characters are broken and looking for a way through their pain. Rafe thinks he knows Alexa because she comes from money, but he does not know who she is as a person. He lets his past relationship cloud his judgement and that was the only quality I did not like about him. Alexa is a sweetheart, smart and full of sass when she wanted it to come out. These two were fated and I am glad I got to meet them. *I voluntarily read an ARC from netgally and this is my honest review*
MusicInPrint 28 days ago
Easy going, quick romantic read. The challenges of love and lost are always present. Alexa and Rafe meet for some fun with no relationship ties. Yeah well we all know that is not going to happen in a HEA story. Likable characters with smooth story line. Smooth writing by Nina Crespo hope to visit her work again. "A copy of this book was provided by Entangled via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are honest and my personal views."
FizzaYounis 28 days ago
It's areally great read. I enjoyed the story, it's well-written, has well-developed characters and is quite fun to read. Alexa is moving away. After her fiance didn't show up at their wedding she has been having a rough time. So, it's time for a change. But before she leaves, her friends decide to have a girls night out. One thing leads to another and she ends hooking-up with a guy she has just met. Rafe owns the club and his business is all he is focused on right now. After a rough break up he doesn't need complications of a relationship in his life, especially, with some rich socialite who will end up breaking his heart. Good thing Alexa is on the same page but the chemistry between them is undeniable. Will they be able to keep things casual though? That's another question entirely. Interesting, entertaining, and all in all a great story. It has the right amount of emotions, drama, romance, and fun. I'd definitely recommend it to romance fans.
etoile1996 28 days ago
when alexa is left at the altar after her groom ran off with his personal trainer, she's pretty much off men. it's not until she's back at the singles bar where she had her bachelorette where she comes across the one man who might be interesting enough to pursue. rafe was filling in with the male dance troupe the night of alexa's bachelorette, when the next time he sees her happens to coincide with another night he's filling in, things seem like kismet. alexa has plans to move out of town and start over, and rafe is too busy making sure his night club succeeds, so they decide to exclusively be each other's booty calls until alexa is due to leave. the first rule of hook-ups is don't take things too seriously. but that intense chemistry bleeds over into everything, rafe is everything alexa wants in a guy and she is pretty much it for him. they just have to get past some insecurities about their self-worth and that happily ever after is theirs to enjoy. **the first rule of hook-ups will publish on november 12, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (brazen) in exchange for my honest review.
Lorizen 28 days ago
Wow what a great story this was! I loved these two together and the story line is the best. Nina is such a great writer and what you get compacted into this short period with Rafe and Alexa is phenomenal! The plot, the story, the characters- there wasn't one thing that could have been better. The steam factor is off the charts and Nina does these scenes oh so well! You can't ask for more with this book! This is a must read. Yum! arc from NetGalley and Entangled for an honest review.
BuckeyeAngel 28 days ago
mamalovestoread22 28 days ago
Alexa is a woman done wrong, she was dumped by her fiance mere minutes before they were supposed to say "I do," and now she is doing all she can to move on and ease the sting in her heart. Her friends decide what she needs is a night on the town, so they hit up a club, with the intention of having a few drinks, doing a little dancing, and take in the male entertainment. Their hoping it will help Alexa get her groove back... and she does alright, with a sexy dancer named Raph! The First Rule of Hook-Ups is a sultry little tale that will squeeze your heart and weaken your knees!! This was a fun one to watch unfold, a jilted ex bride-to-be on a quest to get her mojo back and put her cheating ex behind her in the rear view mirror. Alexa found a lot more than her mojo that night at the club, she met a man that set her world on fire, and awakened her hibernating heart. Watching her finding her way back was inspiring, her and Raph brought life to the pages, as well as lots of smoldering heat!! Highly recommend this one, these two will keep you captivated from start to finish! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
CeeCeeHouston 29 days ago
4.5 Hook-Up stars. The First Rule Of Hook-Ups was the first book I’ve read by author Nina Crespo. It’s the first in the new ‘Break-Up Bash’ series. It’s told in 3rd POV, which isn’t my favorite but I managed to ignore it and enjoy the story. Alexa first met Rafe during her bachelorette party at the club he co-owns with his friend Shannon. The former stripper had to step in at the last minute and dance that night. He and Alexa made a connection even though they only kissed. Six months later, Alexa is back, but she’s not celebrating new wedded bliss. Quite the opposite, in fact. Rafe is annoyed when he’s forced to cover for members of the male revue who are meant to be entertaining at ‘The Break-Up Bash’ a client is hosting at his club, but when he catches a glimpse of Alexa, he changes his mind. She’ll all he’s been able to think about since he first met her. Now, he wants another chance. Maybe this time he’ll get what he wants. Alexa can’t believe the same guy is here, and she’s up onstage with him again. This time, she wants to take things a step further and is more than happy to follow Rafe to his room. What started as a one night stand soon becomes more, but what happens when more isn’t enough? Can the guy from the wrong side of the tracks be just what little Miss Rich girl needs? This was a steamy little number and had a good story behind it.