Wild Steamy Hook-Up

Wild Steamy Hook-Up

by Piper Rayne

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He's the quiet brooding guy who's owned my heart since I was sixteen but has refused to claim it.

I'm the naïve woman who believes that someday our time will come.

I just didn't realize that someday would include waking up in Vegas with a raging hangover and a ring on my finger.

If we believed in fate, maybe one of us would've trusted that something more powerful than ourselves interceded because our love is one of tangled vines. As twisted and frayed as they've become over the years, they've never broken.

An annulment seemed like the easy way out. We should've known it wouldn't be fate that intervened, but our Italian Mamas. They can deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the guilt.

We thought it'd be easy to pretend to be a happily married couple in front of our families for three months and then say we gave it our best shot and go our separate ways.

But nothing is easy when it comes to Dominic Mancini and me. Nothing.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161869178
Publisher: Piper Rayne, Inc.
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: White Collar Cousins , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,277
File size: 836 KB

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Wild Steamy Hook-Up 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 9 months ago
The third book in the series about the Mancini family and is Dominic and Valentina (Val) Daniella Sommerland’s story, a second chance at love story that ticked all the boxes for me. I will admit that there were times that I wanted to smack some sense in to Dom.  Val has been in love with Dom since she was 16 and despite their hook-ups, she has always believed that she and Dom would make a future together one day. Pity Dom doesn’t feel the same way. The chemistry between Dom and Val is intense and impossible to ignore. They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas but what happens when a drunken night of passion ends in a marriage neither expected, or do they? Can they get an annulment or divorce before their families find out? Neither Dom or Val count on the interference of their families and I found myself laughing when their mothers played the “Italian” guilt trip card. As with other books I have read from this dynamic duo, the writing was strong and I have no idea where one author finished and the other took over. The miss communication and misunderstandings between Dom and Val lead to several frustrating and at times humorous moments but through it all the chemistry blazed. Will Dom and Val learn from their past mistakes? I was excited for Dom’s story and Piper and Rayne did not disappoint. Now to wait, not so patiently for Blanca’s story....
Lisa-Lou 8 months ago
Wild Steamy Hook-Up by Piper Rayne is the third book in their White Collar Brothers series. By far the more emotionally charged, deeper story of the three brothers - this is a story of second chances for two people who didn't think they could ever be together. With the help of their guilt-tripping Italian mothers Dom & Val have no choice BUT to make it work. The problem is - there are moments in their joined past that are beyond difficult for each of them to get over leaving the two of them trying desperately to move forward without having dealt with their issues. Emotional, a little-heartbreaking, but ultimately with a hard-won happily ever after this story was fantastic! Enjoy!
Lit-UpMyMind 8 months ago
One word that describes this story to a tee - Dynamite! Full of humor and heart, characters Val and Dom will steal your heart, as you watch their story of longtime love materialize. Unlike so many other stories this novel finally featured characters in their late 30’s searching for love which was not only refreshing but something I for one have craved for a long time. Dominic Mancini proved to be one irresistible, albeit frustrating character, and one hell of a way to end the Mancini Brothers story-line. If you are looking for some good ole Italian family drama, sizzling chemistry, and a story with a roller-coaster of emotions, look no further than this Wild Steamy Hook-Up. As Always, Happy Reading! “5/5 Beaming Brains!” – Lit-Up My Mind
JackiesBookWorld 9 months ago
Not having read other books by the author before, I didn’t know what to expect before reading Wild Steamy Hook-Up. Needless to say, the book was heartwarming and entertaining. This friends-to-lovers second chance romance will leave you wanting for more. In the story we get to meet Dominic Mancini and Valentina Sommerland, two individuals who have known each other since they were teens. Having grown up with each other, they were able to bond with each other’s families as well, but things didn’t end turning they way they wanted them to. Now at thirty-six, their lives have dramatically changed and it’s by on encounter that will change their lives forever. Dominic Mancini is the quiet brooding guy who has worked really hard for what he has. He also happens to be the one-night stand type-of-guy who would rather have that than an actual relationship. But deep down he has always had feelings for Valentina and no matter how hard he wants to move on from their past, he just can’t. It’s when he wakes up married to her in Las Vegas that everything changes between them. They know that they have chemistry, but they are not good for each other. When their Italian moms find out about their drunken marriage, they insist on them giving it a try. So they have to stay married for three months and go their separate ways after that if it doesn’t work out. But spending time with each other is making him see that he doesn’t want to let her go, he just needs to convince her to give them another chance. Valentina has worked really hard to get her dancing studios to be successful and it’s surprised when Dom reaches out to her while her students compete for the championship in Las Vegas. But a dinner and way too many drinks later makes them do what they once vowed to do and that is to get married. She has never forgotten about Dom and getting married to him should be a happy moment, but it isn’t when he is in a hurry to get it annulled. When they face their families they are forced to stay together for three months and during that she sees the good in him that she saw when they were teens. He is still the caring guy that loves his family and loves to cook for her. He is everything she wants and will not atop until he truly gives their marriage a try. I throughly loved reading this story, it was steamy and funny. It’s evident that the characters have a past and now that they are married they are forced to face their troubles in order to have a future together. Dom is your typical womanizer who doesn’t want a relationship, but he gives his love to his family. They are all a united family who love to poke one another and be there for each other. I loved their interaction as well as other secondary characters that made the book much more entertaining. Valentina is a hard working woman whose family is tight and small. She might not have siblings, but she is still pretty close to her mom and dad. I loved their chemistry and the ending was really sweet. I would recommend reading this book, you will not be disappoint it! :) **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**
EscadaMama 9 months ago
Dominic Mancini and Valentina Cavallo fell in love too soon. Like the Ed Sheeran song Perfect, their lives were never in sink but they had always given each other their firsts and deep down they believed they would always end up together. But Dom was young and put success ahead of his love for Valentina and their lives went in different directions. Thirteen years later Dom and Val are given a second chance in Vegas. But Dom has a secret and doesn’t do vulnerable anymore. Val has been burned one too many times and she has a responsibility that must always comes first. The truth is they have hurt each other in the past and are afraid to trust their hearts and instead take the easy way out. Or do they? Return to the White Collar Brothers Series to find out how the only thing bigger than Italian families is their love for each other. Piper Rayne spices up the story with sexual tension and holy cannoli can they burn up the sheets! Dive in for another enjoyable, steamy read!!
Anonymous 9 months ago
I just read an arc of this book. It was so amazing! I did want to smack Dom and Val through most of the book. I love true love romances, and this one was a big hit. Dom and Val were meant to be and were made for each other. The flashback scenes were great. I don't really like them, but these were not over the top. A great book overall!
BoundlessBookaholic 9 months ago
I did enjoy this one overall. I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion. Based on snippets we saw of Dominic (Dom) in the last book, I kind of knew what was going to happen. Not completely, but I had my suspicions. I did like Dom, but I’m still not sure if he was my favorite Mancini man. He was a sweetheart, but also very reserved and closed off for the majority of the book. That ending was beyond adorable, and I was so happy to find out Blanca’s love story will be told. I liked Valentina (Val) a lot, and also Ryder. I don’t want to spoil anything plot wise, but this book featured one of my favorite tropes. I loved how much both of their families made appearances. Usually I’m not a huge fan of flashbacks, but it only happened a few times, and I thought it was nice to see their past. I think they made an amazing couple, although I was expecting more steam while reading. These two had to fight for their happily ever after, but it was so worth it in the end. I can’t believe another trilogy is completed by this amazing duo of authors. That being said, I’m super excited to get back to The Baileys. If you haven’t tried reading anything by Piper Rayne yet, what are you waiting for? They write amazing contemporary romance, and I’m always here for it.
Rina_S 9 months ago
Wild Steamy Hookup is Dominic Mancini’s story! And what a ride it is!! Talk about whiplash! Will they, wont they, will they??? I swear I was on tender hooks throughout the whole book! What I absolutely loved was the family support!! Its so wonderful you really do wish you were a part of the whole gang! The banter was brilliant! I found myself laughing alot and at certain moments I almost shed some tears! All in all Val and Dom’s story will keep you on the edge of your seat! Be prepared that the road may be rocky but there are definitely some good surprises in store! A story so worth reading! A definite must read and a great addition the the series!! Wonder what's in store from the authors next!!!
IreneC 9 months ago
4.5 stars So much love for Dom & Val! From the first page I was hooked, Wild Steamy Hook-Up by Piper Rayne is going to take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride but it's so worth it. Watching Dom's and Val's story unfold had me smiling, swooning one min then frustrated and crying the next. These two have a lot of passion and a lot of hurt they need to put behind them to truly love each other unconditionally. Dom and Val totally belong together, I'm so happy they were able to get their second chance at forever. Wild Steamy Hook-Up is an excellent addition to the White Collar Brothers series, each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend them all!
Susanmc81 9 months ago
I love this series and couldn’t wait to read Dom’s story. This is a great second chance story. Through the first two books, Dom has been involved with a mysterious hook-up. Nine months ago, they ended their relationship, and Dom’s response seemed to indicate that this was more than a booty call to him. This book opens in Vegas where the Mancini brothers are attending their cousin’s bachelor party. What happened in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas since Dom and his first love, Valentina, get drunk and married. Of course, their plans to annul the marriage are thwarted by their meddling Italian mothers. I loved Dom, it was clear that he has always loved Val, but life got in the way. This story had so many ups ands downs and there were times I was so frustrated that Dom and Val couldn’t get out of their own way. As always, Piper Rayne gives the reader a thoroughly enjoyable read. I received an ARC of this book from the author for my honest review.
CeeCeeHouston 9 months ago
5 Dom(inated) stars. OH My Freaking Lord!!! Domanic Mancini?? Why is there never men like him in real life?? He’s so addictive, and broody and my word. Is he hot… and cold. He’s so madly in love with his high school sweetheart but he lost her years ago. Now, Valentina is back, and she’s all he can think about. The will she, won’t she and will he, won’t he almost drove me to distraction with these two. Hot doesn’t even come close to how they are together and of course, add in some guilt-tripping in-laws and ‘helpful siblings’ and you have a classic Piper Rayne 2nd chance romance. I loved Dom. He was sharp, broody and took charge. Valentina kept things close to her chest, but so did Dom. If they’d talked more at the start they could have saved us all some heartache, but then where would the story be? LOL. Get your next Mancini dose when you One-Click this beauty, you won’t be sorry you did.
MelissaB 9 months ago
I've been excited for Dom's story since getting a sneak peek at the end of Dirty Flirty Enemy and this book was one that had me consumed from beginning to end. This was not the typical romcom Piper Rayne book, this was an emotional second chance romance that definitely pulled on the heartstrings. Dom and Val have loved each other since they were kids but what happens when you're young life never goes as planned and paths take different turns? Their story is one that will have you yelling at your kindle, laughing at the Mancini Men, Blanca, Lulu, Gia and frustrated with Dom and Val that you'll want to throttle them. I can honestly say that this book had me on edge the entire time and realizing by the end I didn't want to let go! Such a beautiful story about second chances, finding the one and not letting them go!
Heather Jasinski 9 months ago
Reading about Val and Dom relationship was a page Turner! The love between those two I really enjoyed this one, read it in one sitting!
Chloe Trivelpiece 9 months ago
Finally, Dominic's story! And what a complicated story it is! Dominic is a true broody, silent type, we have gotten hints and glimpses of this in Carm and Enzo's stories. However, you don't have to read those to fully enjoy Dominic and Valentina's story. Dominic and Valentina have such a complicated and long history together and apart.  While I could see Dominic's reasons for doing what he did when it came to their relationship, I also wanted to beat him about the head and shoulders!  Why oh why?!? Oh Valentina, talk about holding out hope!! This gal is the true meaning of a soul mate. The true meaning of understanding someone better than they understood themself. How Dominic and Valentina fit together, when those moments happened were spectacular! They were truly two puzzle pieces that fit together.  Their physical chemistry was hotter than Hades.  Their emotional chemistry was beautifully flawed and sometimes bordered on painful, but in the most pleasurable way! I really enjoyed this series, it wasn't all hearts and flowers and unicorn rainbows. This series was sometimes gritty, sometimes raw and felt very real!  Well done Ms. Piper and Ms. Rayne for another epic series!!
NadineBookaholic 9 months ago
I have been really enjoying this series and I really want to thank Piper and Rayne for bringing me back to my younger days growing up in Brooklyn NY, in my close knit neighborhood with all of the Italian families and knowing that what they write about Italian families being close and "Mama guilt" is 100% true. ;) Dominic Mancini is the story I wanted most of all, he was always the quiet one, the mysterious one, the one you knew had his heart broken but didn't know how or why or by whom. Well, we end the series with his story and it's a perfect way to say good-bye to the Brothers....although I know they will be popping up again because Blanca, their sister will be getting her story at some point in the future in another series perhaps or maybe a standalone..only time will tell for sure. Dominic Mancini and Valentina Daniella Cavallo (Val) have a complicated past to say the least, and it only gets more complicated when they wake up in Vegas MARRIED!!! Yes folks you read that right, married with rings and a marriage license to prove its all real. Now this is where the mama guilt comes into play, and lets face it...mama knows best. This book had me laughing out loud but it also pulled at my heartstrings. This one was more emotional and the other two in the series but that is because of the history Dom and Val shared. This book is extremely easy to recommend because its a read I feel everyone can enjoy. But remember over 17 please due to content. Happy Reading!!!
heater_28 9 months ago
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review** Oh how I've been looking forward to Wild Steamy Hook-Up, as I had to know what Piper Rayne had in store for the final unattached Mancini brother, Dominic. They definitely didn't disappoint! Dom and Val have known one another since they were kids and they were one another's first loves when they were teenagers. Things happened and they went their separate ways even though it was fairly clear that they were still number one in each other's hearts. Fast forward to now, when they both happen to be in Vegas for the weekend and after a night of enjoying a bit too much alcohol, they find themselves hitched. They figure the easiest thing to do is to get an annulment, but before that can happen, things don't quite go as planned. There is absolutely no doubt that the feelings are still strong and that the chemistry is off the charts. The question is, is the timing finally right for them? I loved this story, but it is definitely an emotional roller coaster. While I loved both Dom and Val, there were times I wanted to throttle them both. They are both stubborn and also fearful of being hurt again and that becomes crystal clear as you move through the book. I love a good second chance love story and I am glad I was drawn into this one from the outset. I also loved how the Mancini family was so involved, just like a good Italian family would be! Do yourself a favor and don't just pick up this book, make sure you read the whole series...it's worth it!
Lashea677 9 months ago
It's always the quiet ones that leave a lasting impression. When first love leads to ongoing heartache, it's time to call in a little outside help. I love those Mancinis. They may be clueless when it comes to love, but once they find "the one", it's total surrender. Val and Dom have been fighting their feelings for years. Enough is enough. Now it's time to let the big dogs in. Wild Steamy Hookup is a courtship that's been years in the making. From matchmaking mamas, to mischievous family, prideful misunderstandings and frustrating lovebirds, Piper Rayne celebrates the beauty of family while luring our hearts into love. Ever irresistible. Always fun.