The Hookup Handbook

The Hookup Handbook

by Kendall Ryan

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Overview

My love wand is on a strike.

As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it's ten times worse for me. I'm a male escort, but not just any escort, I'm the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that's very well-deserved.

Only now, I'm on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the only woman he wants? Someone I can never have—my best friend's younger sister, the nerdy and awkwardly adorable Sienna.

She's working at the agency this summer, keeping me organized, handling paperwork, and most importantly, keeping me on track to finish writing my book about sex and intimacy, which is due to my publisher in thirty days.

She thinks I hate her, that I don't want her here. The truth is much more twisted. I get hard every time she walks into my office. Her wide blue eyes and pouty mouth drive me wild with desire, and if she stays, I'm not sure how much longer I can stay away from her.

Little Miss Overachiever says she's here to help? Fine. I'm going to put her nerdy, curvy tush to work.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161926994
Publisher: Kendall Ryan
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 926
File size: 547 KB

About the Author

Hi, I'm Kendall!

I write unputdownable romance. :)

I live in Texas with my three favorite men--my alpha possessive hubby and our two handsome sons. My books have been featured on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists a combined total of more than 70 times.

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Visit me at www.kendallryanbooks.com/freebooks to get your two free reads.

Every reader deserves a hot hero and a happy ending!

xo, Kendall

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The Hookup Handbook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Case runs an escort service. Lately he feels the pressure of running the business and writing a how to manual for pleasure. When one of his employees asks if he’ll hire his sister he figures why not. When Sienna comes in he realizes he got way more than he asked for. Super sweet and sexy romance. Case is a hot alpha type but not conceited or a jerk. Sienna is a grown woman trying to find her way. Great chemistry and tension. Kendall Ryan delivers a story with a solid plot, plenty of heat, and a perfect ending.
JWright57 5 months ago
What a fun entertaining read this book is, it has all the feels, it’s sweet it’s funny, it’s passionate and it captivated me from the first page til the last line. I didn’t want this book to end and that’s a sure sign you are reading a great book. Case and Sienna are perfect together the chemistry is sizzling, the witty banter is perfect and this couple like most of this authors characters are easy to like and connect with. Case was a guy we met previously in Boyfriend for Hire as the owner of the escort agency, in this book we get right inside this hotties head as we see the man who not enjoying the life he has created but will his best friends younger sister be the answer to his problems or will Sienna just create more problems ..... Sienna needs a job and working at the escort agency for the summer seems the perfect solution after all her brother works there and he is best friends with the owner but what happens when she falls for the boss and she crosses the line that should have been firmly drawn between them..... This book will make you swoon, it will make you laugh and at times I’m sure you will be sighing and I have to say for me this is Kendall Ryan at her best. If you want a book that will have you smiling like a Cheshire Cat then this is the book for you. I really hope we get Ryder’s story next
Amber_Starr 3 months ago
I knew I was going to love Case's story! And I love that Sienna was the one to make him fall! And that Sienna was so dang sassy with him! Yes she was attracted to Case but she also wasn't letting him intimidate her. And she was making it clear to him that she was smart and could handle more than simple filing around his office. Regardless of how you might feel about Case's job/business, you have to admire him for the smarts and acumen for doing it. Yes, he's a bit prickly with Sienna, but that's because he wants her and he doesn't want to want her. She's his best friend's little sister and she's helping him around the office and with his book. Just an amazing, awesome Kendall Ryan story that you can get sucked in from Chapter 1.
Aylewysis 4 months ago
I loved this book! The Hookup Handbook is my new favorite book by Kendall Ryan. It’s funny and sweet and sexy. Poor Case, convinced his “stick” is broken, is having issues writing his book on sex. Sienna needs a summer job, at least. But put these two together, it’s pure comedy. The push/pull and banter between these two is fantastic. And the best-friend’s-sister/brother’s-best-friend and a fun and interesting twist. Loved this book! And I’m eagerly waiting for her next book.
sferguson0822 4 months ago
This book.... holy hotness. Case and Sienna were freaking awesome together! I loved the banter from the start, how Sienna held nothing back when teasing Case. And I loved that he just went with it. He didn’t come off as a douche who couldn’t take a joke. Seeing him fall for Sienna was amazing. It’s always fun to see the “I will never fall in love” heroes fall. The storyline was fantastic, and while I wanted to smack him a few times, my fingers are crossed that we get a story on Ryder soon! A fantastic must read I would highly recommend!!!
BookAngel_Emma 5 months ago
Case may come across as a conceited playboy but it is quickly apparent he has donned this persona as a form of armour when he decided to start a male escort service. Case prides himself on his satisfaction guaranteed promise to the point he has been contracted to write a book to give insight to the male species on how to truly satisfy the woman of their choice. Unfortunately, Case has hit a roadblock in the form of a physical rebellion and lack of inspiration. That is until one of the escorts, Ryder, little sister, Sienna, steps in to temporarily act as office manager for the agency and productivity coach for Case. Sienna is a little straight-laced, to begin with, although her sassy side soon makes an appearance where Case is concerned. Fresh from college and undecided on her future, the role of office manager allows her the time she needs to plan for her future. On the other hand, it would seem fate has already got plans for Sienna, she just isn’t aware of them yet and Case is at the centre of all of them. There is no denying the chemistry between Case and Sienna even if the circumstances are not conducive to a relationship between the pair. With Case’s escort role, Sienna’s brother and both of their insecurities coming into play; there is a lot for Sienna and Case to work through. Hence, the decision to hook-up rather than catch feelings. Anyone else want to scream TOO LATE, lol Case’s unusual career aside, it is obvious Case and Sienna bring out the best in each other. It is easier to move past the unconventional nature of Case’s ‘relationships’ when the reasons behind his decision to embark on this endeavour are revealed. Kendall includes a lovely catch-up with Nic from Boyfriend for Hire included in The Hook-Up Handbook adding depth to the story and proving even escorts can find love
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JackiesBookWorld 5 months ago
Rating: 4.5/5 Having read and enjoyed Boyfriend for Hire, the previous book in the Escorts, Inc series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on The Hookup Handbook. The synopsis and the eye-catching cover had me hooked and it didn’t disappoint at all. At the beginning of the book we get to meet Case Smith, a very successful male escort who happens to have a mile-long waiting list while also running Allure, the male escort agency itself. He is a man of many talents and he is adding author to his repertoire. But it’s been months since he signed the book deal and he still doesn’t have anything to turn in to his agent. So after he is given thirty days to finish the final manuscript, Case is on crunch time to finish the book. Yet he doesn’t have motivation especially when he is distracted by another problem that he is having. Case has been lacking in the bedroom department lately and his clients are starting to notice. This is costing him a lot of money so he puts himself on hiatus for the time being. It is after his friend/fellow male escort, Ryder asks him if his little sister can work for them during summer does Case truly begins to feel himself again. There is something about Sienna that cannot deny and the longer he spends time with her the more he wants to make her his. She is everything that he wasn’t expecting for her to be and her help has made it possible for him to get things done. But hiding behind his best friend’s back is not something that Case wanted to do and when things are beginning to feel real with Sienna, Case is going to have to decide if it’s worth losing his best friend in the process to be with her or not. Sienna Johnson is a recent college graduate who isn’t quit sure what to do with her business degree yet. She has so many hopes and dreams, but never in a million years did she imaged herself working at a male escort agency. Although she is grateful that her brother was able to pull some strings for her, she wasn’t expecting to feel a pull towards Case right away. Though he seemed a bit put off by her at the beginning, she made sure to show Case what she was capable of and wanted something more challenging. When one of her tasks is to help him finish the book on time, she takes the challenge and soon they begin to form a friendship. It is after he starts to do sweet and thoughtful things for her that Sienna truly notices just how much she wants Case. As the two try to deny the sexual tension between them, they soon realize that they might just be perfect for each other. I absolutely loved this book! Kendall Ryan always surprises me in the best way possible. Her new series is funny, romantic and full of swoon worthy moments to keep you wanting for more. In this book we get to meet two different individuals who manage to help each other reach their goals while falling in love in the process. But they do go through obstacles to get to that point and it all ends nicely at the end. Though I do think the very end felt a bit rushed, it still brought everything together very well. Case will definitely steal your heart, he is kind and has the sweetest relationship with his mother as well. Sienna is still trying to figure out what she wants to do with her career, but the two of them make it work and she gets to do what she always wanted to do. All in all, if you love a good swoon worthy book with an interesting storyline then I would highly recommend reading this books and the previous book in the series.
VeraMachado 5 months ago
Case Smith has been a male escort for the last eight years and owns Escorts Inc., the best escort company in the city. He's the male escort and he's now writing a book to help men pleasure women. But he's facing a serious problem: his love wand isn't working. And it's making it difficult focusing on the book, especially with a deadline looming. So when his best friend, Ryder, asks him to hire his little sister, Sienna Johnson, as Case's assistant, he believes it will help him. But one look at Sienna and Case knows he's in trouble. Apparently, his love wand is only interested in Sienna. Can Case resist his best friend's little sister? Can Sienna accept Case's past? The Hookup Handbook is a sweet, sexy and funny book. I loved Case and Sienna's story and their incredible journey. All their banter made me laugh a lot and their chemistry made me swoon several times. Case is a very swoon worthy man. He's sexy, sweet, kind and gentle. I loved his relationship with his mother and everything he does for her. Sienna is a sweetheart, but also very smart, determined and hardworking. I loved her interactions with the little ballerinas. Kendall Ryan did a magnificent job with The Hookup Handbook! Sienna and Case's flirty and sexy romance combines workplace and best friend's sister romance perfectly and it will hook you from the first page with all the laughter and swoony moments. Well done Kendall!
VeraMachado 5 months ago
Case Smith has been a male escort for the last eight years and owns Escorts Inc., the best escort company in the city. He's the male escort and he's now writing a book to help men pleasure women. But he's facing a serious problem: his love wand isn't working. And it's making it difficult focusing on the book, especially with a deadline looming. So when his best friend, Ryder, asks him to hire his little sister, Sienna Johnson, as Case's assistant, he believes it will help him. But one look at Sienna and Case knows he's in trouble. Apparently, his love wand is only interested in Sienna. Can Case resist his best friend's little sister? Can Sienna accept Case's past? The Hookup Handbook is a sweet, sexy and funny book. I loved Case and Sienna's story and their incredible journey. All their banter made me laugh a lot and their chemistry made me swoon several times. Case is a very swoon worthy man. He's sexy, sweet, kind and gentle. I loved his relationship with his mother and everything he does for her. Sienna is a sweetheart, but also very smart, determined and hardworking. I loved her interactions with the little ballerinas. Kendall Ryan did a magnificent job with The Hookup Handbook! Sienna and Case's flirty and sexy romance combines workplace and best friend's sister romance perfectly and it will hook you from the first page with all the laughter and swoony moments. Well done Kendall!
BookAddictLive 5 months ago
If you read Boyfriend For Hire with Nic and Elle, this time is Nic’s old boss Case who having performance problems with his love wand and he has thirty days to finish a book he is writing. So when Ryder asks if he will give his sister a job for the summer Case agrees. Certainly not expecting the breath of fresh air Sienna who brings, and the life she brings back into his performance malfunction and on top of that Sienna is super intelligent, beautiful and Case is hooked. Case and Sienna get to know each other very quickly working in the same office, especially when she helps correct his manuscript as his writing it. This is another hilarious romance from Kendall Ryan as we read about Case and Sienna falling in love, and how they get to their HEA. This is told from both points of view, which I prefer being in the know with both sides of the story.
S_Lewis_TMLA 5 months ago
This is a book full of good emotions and sexual tension. I couldn't put it down. You have so many memorable moments from this book. The swoon worthy Case and the sweet, sexy Sienna! Getting a look back at the previous characters always makes me smile so that is just a little bonus! The story didn't go at all like I thought it would and I was greatly surprised and happy with this book. I can't wait for more from the fabulous Kendall!
CrystalsBookWorld 5 months ago
The Hookup Handbook was hilariously amazing! Case and Sienna were the perfect couple. When they weren't pretending to despise each other, their chemistry was off the charts. Kendall Ryan brings it with the heat factor. Check list that I needed from this story: Forbidden Romans....Check! Office Romance...Check! Steam factor that will melt your kindle...Check! Drama...Check! HEA....Check!!! You get it all! The Hookup Handbook will have you laughing! Sienna's character will have you saying, "You go Girl!. Case will steal your heart ladies!
Katiekoz 5 months ago
The Hookup Handbook was cute. The storyline was good, I liked the whole book writing part of it, that was interesting. Even though the book doesn't span too long of a time, it felt like Case and Sienna gradually formed their relationship. It didn't feel rushed, it felt more natural this way. Case is a good guy, especially to his mom. He may seem a little rough around the edges at first, but you slowly get to see his true self. Sienna is smart and talented. She's eager to help and good at what she does. I like how she is with Case and how she helps him. I thought the book was enjoyable.
mamalovestoread22 5 months ago
Case Smith has used his good looks and charming personality to make his escort business one of the most successful in the city, primarily because he always leaves his customers fully satisfied. He is so good at what he does that it has caught the attention of a publisher and landed him a book deal, one that will allow him to share his expertise with the world. And hopefully generate the money he needs to move his mother a little closer to him, and put her up in the home of her dreams. But for the first time in his life a "vital part" of his business is failing him, and he isn't quite sure how to fix it. His customers keep calling wanting to make appointments, but when your unit is out of commission it's a little hard to fulfill the duties of the job. Then a beautiful blonde bombshell named Sienna comes wandering into his life and suddenly things begin to look promising again. But, she comes with a whole host of complications, she just so happens to be his best friends little sister, and his new employee, and acting on his attraction to her could be catastrophic to his life and business! The Hookup Handbook is a sexy little page turner that guarantees to bring many smiles and swoons! The moment Case wanders onto the page he will steal your heart, and his expertly executed one-liners will leave your knees weak. I absolutely loved watching him find his happily ever after, him and Sienna were a match made in literary heaven. Both were only looking for a little fun, but the moment that they gave into their attraction they soon realized there was a lot more there than they bargained for, and boy was it fun to watch them try to dodge the unrelenting sparks! Once again I find myself completely dazzled by Ms. Ryan's emotionally charged words, and superbly crafted characters, the Hookup Handbook has bestseller written all over it! Highly recommend! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am leaving my unbiased and honest opinion.
BoundlessBookaholic 5 months ago
I really enjoyed this book, maybe even a little more than the last one in this series? I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion. We saw some of Case in the last book, so getting to be in his head for around half of this story was nice. I found myself warming to him the more I read; he was more intimidating than Nic (the man in the last book) from the get go, but he was a great guy nevertheless. I liked Sienna a lot! I felt like we could easily be best friends in real life; we both love writing/editing, we did pretty well in school, we both love dancing (although I could never do ballet and I’m not a professional), etc. I also really liked Ryder and the connection these two siblings had. I always wonder what it would be like to have a brother, so I enjoy reading about them. The plot was good, but I think one reason the rating isn’t higher was because this book was “too easy”. There wasn’t any real conflict (in my opinion) until the book was basically over with, and even then it was solved pretty easily. Overall, I’ve enjoyed these escort books the most out of all the Kendall ones I’ve read, which slightly shocked me based on their content. Honestly, I thought this book was even less focused on the escort business than the last one since he was having issues with his “love wand” as the summary mentioned.
Kelly_BTCBlog 5 months ago
Reformed playboy stories are a weakness of mine….but in this case, it’s a male escort. If you’ve read Boyfriend for Hire, then you’ve already met Case. Owner and sex-god of an escort business, Case is all for “satisfaction guaranteed”. That is, until his ‘love wand’ goes on strike. And to make matters worse, the deadline for his book is fast approaching. But in walks Sienna, his best friend’s younger sister. She could either be Case’s saving grace, helping him run his company on the business-end of things along with keeping him on a tight schedule to complete his manuscript. OR she could be another distraction Case without a doubt doesn’t need, especially when his love wand comes back to life at the mere presence of her, wanting nothing more than to show her a good time. Sienna is supposed to be off-limits…or is she just what Case needs to fill the empty space in his life and heart? The Hookup Handbook is another fantastically written, sweet and sexy book by the uber-talented Kendall Ryan. This story not only delivers a unique story line, but the emotional aspects of the book really drives the story forward. Granted, the sexual tension and erotic situations within the story takes it from simmering to scorching in a matter of page turns. But I find it’s the conflicting desires and passionate connection between Case and Sienna that solidifies the book as a pure, heartfelt romance. A highly enjoyable and charming quick read! 4 Stars!
LynnB888 5 months ago
4 1/2 STARS! Thrilling us with her signature sass, humor and happily ever afters, Kendall Ryan takes us once again into the life of male escorts! We met Case in the first book in this series and knew he was going to make for an interesting hero one day ... and that day has come! He's living life one day at a time enjoying what he's built with hard work, determination and sure, his sexy body helped. When his best friend wants him to hire his sister to help on the admin side of the business, he's reluctant, but he'd do just about anything for a friend ... so in walks Sienna. Young, tempting and the only thing to make his body stir in awhile. Fun, fast-paced and oh so yummy. Really enjoyed it! Escort Case Smith is stressed out more than ever before. He's supposed to be writing a book on his sexual prowess that's due to his editor in a month and he has absolutely nothing to show for it. The part of his body that has made him such a success over the years is all of a sudden refusing to perform, and then the traitor stands at attention when the one woman he can't have walks through his door! Sienna Johnson is fresh out of college and doesn't have a clue what she wants to do with her life. She's hesitant when her escort brother Ryder drags her in to help his boss out with paperwork for the summer, but she'll give anything a try. Her chemistry with Case makes for a good environment in helping him crank out the words for his book deadline, but the attraction that keeps drawing them towards each other is going to get them into trouble if her brother finds out!
MaryJoMI 5 months ago
Case and Sienna took me on a fun and sexy ride. Case is the ‘expert’ on all things sex related, running a successful escort agency but he’s finding that his most valuable player is rather limp. He also needs to write an amazing ‘how-to’ guide for men sharing his sex secrets but he is behind schedule. The answer to all his problems is his best friend’s sister, Sienna, to get him organized and on a schedule. What Case never expects is the intense reaction he has to Sienna and her no-holds barred approach to organizing his life. Sienna doesn’t want to like Case but the more she peels back his layers, she finds a man with a heart of gold. I loved their chemistry and how they pushed each other’s buttons. This was a fun, sexy escape that I devoured.
MelissaB 5 months ago
Holy hotness people.... Kendall once again has given us a book that was unputdownable!!! This read was filled with witty banter, sexy as hell encounters and laugh out loud moments. Case and Sienna were the most unlikely couple; however, they fit together like a puzzle piece finding its perfect match. What happens when your body craves the one person it shouldn't?? I guess you'll have to one-click to find out.
Teewee125 5 months ago
It's a no brainer whenever I see a new book from Kendall Ryan I always know it will be another 5 star story. Hookup Handbook is not different. Amazing characters, words you cannot get enough of and a story that will grab you from the first word. Case and Sienna are two strong characters and their chemistry is through the roof. After all she is the only woman his "soldier" stands at attention for. They work together by day and burn up the sheets at night. I guess his soldier knew before his heart that she was the one. Their story was such an amazing and enjoyable story to read. Kendall Ryan's books just get better and better. She will always come through for her readers. Her stories are unique, and you will have a hard time putting them down. She has a way of letting you fall in love with her characters. Case is a character you want for your own. He knows how to please a woman not only between the sheets. He's romantic, and he listens when Sierra speaks. He has a way with his clients but with Sienna it's different. With her its real. It's not a script, or a paycheck. That is what makes it so special and separates Sienna from the rest. Case and Sierra are made for each other.
whatsbetterthanbooks 5 months ago
Passionate, frisky, and sweet! The Hookup Handbook is a charming, enticing tale that mixes the intelligent, hardworking Sienna who’s determined to help her new boss meet his deadlines this summer but not fall for him, and the cocky, successful Case who may just take the risk and act on his feelings for his best friend’s little sister who seems to be able to help him with more than just his career woes. The prose is humorous and light. The characters, including all the supporting characters, are unique, friendly, and engaging. And the plot sweeps you away into a steamy storyline filled with snappy banter, shameless flirting, palpable chemistry, friendship, family, light drama, romance, and the ups and downs of life as an escort. Overall, The Hookup Handbook is another fabulous addition to the Escorts, Inc series by Ryan complete with sexy characters, an entertaining storyline, and a dreamy happy-ever-after ending.
JennaStrick 5 months ago
Oh Case.... swoon! We met Case in Boyfriend for Hire but in this story, his story.... we get so much more from him! We see a whole other side to him that's sweet and romantic. And we also meet Sienna who is Case's friend Ryder's sister. Well you know that causes some issues lol. This story was sweet, steamy, and a definite need to read.
Rina_S 5 months ago
So much to love about this book that I about devoured reading it! What I loved where the characters, the genuine heart that came across in the story, the friendships but also the actual words written. It was so entertaining, rather steamy, (hehe!!) And Case was delicious!! Despite having some issues, trying to write his book, Sienna seems to make him more personable, if you get what I mean. The banter was flirtatious, funny and at times I was sighing. I can wholeheartedly recommend this story, very well written with a whole lot of drama and when love really matters, what should you do?? Add it to your TBR list, you just have to read it
Jennifer_e911 5 months ago
This book was one giant laugh, from beginning to end. I mean really, the first line of the blurb should totally tell you everything you need to know about this story. Case is the owner of a male escort company. And he's good at his job. Until he can't do what he's supposed to be able to do. But then his best friend convinces him to hire his baby sister for a summer job, and "things" are running on overdrive! Sienna is a good girl. She is super smart, and talented. She's sweet, friendly, and helpful. All things that have Case wanting to run the other way. Case and Sienna are a riot. And absolutely perfect for each other, even though they think they are not! I loved how Case wasn't what he first appeared to be, and was really exactly what Sienna needed in her life. And I loved how Sienna fit exactly right in Case's life, even though he didn't think she should. I enjoyed their chemistry, and how each interaction was even more of what I love than the one before. I can't seem to get enough of these guys!