When Madison McIntyre is sent to the small coastal town of
Westhaven, she’s terrified. Her boss has sent her there to
convince the town to allow Donovan Development to buy some
property and turn the town into an upscale resort town.
Unfortunately, three others from the company have tried and
failed to do that very thing. Determined to succeed,
Madison conceals her true reason for being in Westhaven.
Then she meets Dylan Edwards.
Dylan Edwards has been burned by a city woman before, so
when his mother attempts to fix him up with Madison he’s not
biting. He thinks she’s too much like his ex-wife. Once he
begins to get to know her, however, he reluctantly starts to
like her. With secrets between them, however, will any
future be possible?
Hooked is a fairly entertaining story, despite
its clichéd big-city-woman-hiding-a-secret-agenda
storyline. Having read similar stories before, I wasn’t
sure if I’d like Hooked. Fortunately, I liked
the characters. I could sympathize with Madison’s desire to
prove herself and succeed in her profession, even if I
wasn’t always pleased with her methods. I could also
understand why she would want sweet, sexy single dad Dylan.
Secondary characters, such as Dylan’s interfering mother and
his adorable daughter, were a nice addition. I also enjoyed
the small-town atmosphere Kate Davies created. Hooked
features a predictable storyline and doesn’t break
any new ground, but it’s a sweet story and enjoyable enough
to while away a summer afternoon with.