THE 48-HOUR HOOKUP by Sarah Ballance: Review

Posted October 11, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

THE 48-HOUR HOOKUP by Sarah Ballance: ReviewThe 48-Hour Hookup by Sarah Ballance
Series: Chase Brothers #4
Published by Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication Date: September 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 177
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Buy Online: Amazon  B&N  Kobo

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

Who knew a sweaty photo would be good for business?

Now unwanted booty calls are coming in as fast as work orders, and Liam Chase needs to get away. Cue a job upstate. His new client is hot as hell, but he left NYC to escape attention, not to hook up with the city’s “Runaway Bride”.

With three disastrous relationships under her belt, it’s clear Claire Stevens’s judgment sucks. And what’s she’s feeling for America’s newest sex god? Obviously another hormone-fueled mistake.

But when she accidentally fells a tree on his truck, leaving them stranded in a winter storm with a chocolate-snatching raccoon, there’s something to be said for body heat.

Too bad neither can trust their explosive chemistry…




The Runaway Bride and the Hot HVAC Guy. Imagine the fame these two, already famous (or infamous, depending on where you’re standing) in their own right would garner, if their relationship was ever made public. Imagine the media blitz and memes that would follow.

Only, behind the labels are two people who just want their lives to be normal. For both Claire and Liam, the fame has made their every day jobs impossible to do and hiding out in upstate New York is the ideal thing to do. However, with their infamy, there can be nothing between them beyond the stolen hours they share while riding out the storm. But we know that such things never go as planned, so how will Liam and Claire deal when their liaison inevitably becomes public knowledge?

With a set-up like this, one would expect this to be the perfect fun and lighthearted story, which it was in some aspects. However, I totally couldn’t get into it and I’ll tell you why: Liam. I never got a feel for who the youngest Chase brother really was from previous books and he came across as boring in this book. Claire was the more likable character here and made me sympathize with her. 

I really expected to enjoy this book as I have everything I’ve read from the author, but it ended up being just okay. My favorite part about this book was the end where the family was brought together for a sweet and happy ending. However, I’ll recommend reading it to see if it’s for you.



About Sarah Ballance

Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. (As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids). When not buried under piles of laundry, she may be found adrift in the Atlantic (preferably on a boat) or seeking that ever-elusive perfect writing spot where not even the kids can find her.

She loves creating unforgettable stories while putting her characters through an unkind amount of torture—a hobby that has nothing to do with living with six children. (Really.) Though she adores nail-biting mystery and edge-of-your-seat thrillers, Sarah writes in many genres including contemporary and ghostly paranormal romance. Her ever-growing roster of releases may be found on her website.

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