Friday, 9 October 2015

Hooker Heels by Ryan Ringbloom

Title: Hooker Heels
Author: Ryan Ringbloom
From: Review Copy (Blog Tour)
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: 1st October 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge, 2015 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Kenna doesn't know where she's going in life. The only thing that she really seems able to do is to get things out of men; and even that skill is fading since she was told she'd put on weight and been fired from Backsides. Zack is the son of a business tycoon and is constantly worried about being wanted for his money. With an upcoming restaurant opening he starts to question what he really wants to do with his life. But his father has other ideas and hires Kenna to be a distraction...

I picked up Hooker Heels knowing that I'd read something that was gritty and not completely perfect love. And it didn't fail. As with Fake Boobs (which told the story of one of the minor characters in Hooker Heels) I didn't find Hooker Heels quite as relatable as the Flaw and Fast series, but the realness of the characters really made up for that.

I like how Ringbloom brings together her various books, there are crossover characters making cameo appearances, and in Hooker Heels there was even a reference to one of her other books, Books, Blogs & Reality, being made into a film. To anyone who hadn't read her other books it wouldn't necessarily mean anything (and the story makes sense without knowing about it) but to someone who has it's like a little in joke.

Kenna and Zack's relationship was for the most part fun. Kenna has always been a high maintenance character, and she dressed the part. So having a romance that was laid back and happened so naturally really worked well for her. It meant the story was as much about Kenna discovering who she was as it was discovering their relationship.

Obviously there was the whole 'Pretty Woman' situation hanging over the characters' heads, and I did find myself worrying about when it came out. I think both of the characters dealt with it in a believable way, which made the ending all the more satisfying.

I do like Ringbloom's books, I think they're enjoyable and realistic.

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Synopsis: Kenna Winston knows two things. Men and money. That's her game. But when she's offered a business contract, the game changes. Kenna has to decide if she is ready to up the ante or if the proposal being offered is crossing the line, even for her. And what happens if her heart gets involved?
Oh, that's right... she doesn't have one. Zackary Knight has always had things handed to him. That's not the life he wants. Can't anyone see that he is more than just a dollar sign? What about the beautiful woman who just showed up on his doorstep? Is she someone he can finally open his heart up to? Because his heart... it's a big one.
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About Ryan Ringbloom

Ryan Ringbloom
Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA author who lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her six year old are the best part of her day. You can follow her on Twitter: @RyanRingbloom or visit her website at www.RyanRingbloom.com . Feel free to contact her, she would love it!