12 March 2014

The Hookup List by Dakota Madison - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Release date: January 19th 2014
Publisher: Time Books
Purchase: Amazon

THE FRESHMAN: Ana Alves came to college for one reason--to be the first person in her immigrant family to earn a degree. She doesn't want anything to derail her from her pre-med studies, especially a guy.

HER ROOMMATE: Nicki Payne is ready to party and she doesn't waste any time hooking up with a guy in a frat house bathroom. Her motto: College is a time to be young, wild and free.

A GUY: Christopher Knight is the easy-going English major with a sexy smile and killer body who sits next to Ana in her Shakespeare class. Ana finds Christopher intriguing. She just doesn't want to admit that she's falling for him.

THE HOOKUP LIST: A list of freshman girls who are ready for action that's circulated to the freshman guys via a weekly Listserv. When Nicki Payne is one of the first girls featured on The Hookup List, guys start knocking on her dorm door at all hours of the day and night looking to score...

But what happens when one of those guys is Christopher?
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Allow me to explain my emotions in GIFs…

What I felt about the Listserv.

This one is one short novel that provided me with entertainment while on the plane back home…

I’m confused whether to like or hate Christopher – I mean, I do love a hot guy who has brains and of course, who is really sweet. But he does borderline being a pussy, and it is just surprising for a boy who is supposed to be ruled by hormones to be more emotional, and clingier than a girl. To be fair, he did try to fight his hormones, the strong temptation when it came to Ana because she was still involved. I loved that he didn’t push her to cheat on her long-time boyfriend just to be with him. He opted to wait, so I guess, it made up for it.

Ana – her drive to be successful and to reach her dreams is pretty much admirable. I like her in so many ways, not just because she’s smart and she’s quite a nerd, but because she knows what she wants, and she doesn’t succumb to peer pressure – and I’m really proud of it for her. She values her relationships, and doesn’t jump into decisions. She’s a pragmatic person.

The roommate: Can she have her story as well?! Nicki – I didn’t expect to like her, really. I think by that time she was still in denial. At first, I thought she was a major pain, but no, she just knows what she wants as well, not afraid to go for it, and doesn’t care what other people thinks about it. She finally met her match in a person I LEAST expect to. It gave me a few laughs, I didn’t really see that coming. Good one!

It was short, fun and sweet. It provided me with entertainment on the plane on my way home. I finished it easily, wondering who was on the list, why wasn’t this person on it, and who was interested in it. If that’s the way how girls and boys mingle in college today – it’s a little bit scary, and makes me feel a little bit old. I’m glad though that Dakota Madison did not judge it, nor condone it, she simply stated it as what it is, reminded the young ones of its consequences, and of being safe while having fun. 


Romance novelist, Dakota Madison, has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy stories, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog! I greatly appreciate it!
    Dakota Madison