Madison McIntyre has been banished to the ends of the earth, or at least
Westhaven, Washington feels that way to her. She has one month to prepare a
resort plan for her company or she’ll be out of a job. She has gone
incognito in the small fishing town, hoping to succeed where no co-worker
has found success before.
Dylan Edwards loves living on the coast of Washington. Ever since his
ex-wife ran off to the big city, he’s been raising his daughter in the small
town where he grew up. He’s content with his charter-fishing business, his
life, and no city girl is going to interfere with that contentment.
Neither one of them can deny the sparks that fly whenever they're together,
and the passion between them is as wild and untamed as the ocean itself.
When the truth comes out, will their growing feelings survive the storm?
Sensuality Rating: STEAMY/SIZZLING
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: 45,000 words
"I've always loved the ocean, and the Washington coastline is no
exception. The crashing waves, the wild spray of salt, the rocky beach –
heaven! The weather may be a bit on the cooler side, but there's plenty of
passion to heat things up. I can't imagine a better spot for Madison and
Dylan to meet and fall in love." ~Kate~
Cover Art by Jinger
4.5 Bookmarks: "Just
like the title of the book, I was
“Hooked” from the beginning until the
very end. This is one of those fast, fun,
and entertaining reads that had me smiling
from the first page to the last. I love
the city girl and small town boy storyline
so this was a plus for me. Westhaven seems
like my kind of small town and I found
myself wanting to get on a plane and find
this place so I could meet my own Dylan.
The dialogue was witty and smart. I had
many laugh out loud moments and I have to
admit I had a little tear in my eye by the
end of the book not because it was sad but
because it was one of those feel good
endings. Madison and Dylan came to life in
this book and every page with them had me
entertained. The secondary characters
added to the storyline like Dylan’s mother
and daughter instead of hindering.
The relationship was believable and I love how Kate
slowly builds up the sexual part of the
relationship. I rooted for Madison when
she finally took a stand against her slime
ball of a boss and I enjoyed seeing her
slowly change from a workaholic little
pushover to a strong woman capable of
standing on her own two feet. Dylan was
sexy, smart, and funny. Seeing him with
his daughter had me sighing several times
in the book. This book was a very
satisfying read and I am looking forward
to more books by this author." —Ing,
Wild on Books
Pixies: "About a quarter
of the way through, I was fully engrossed
in this delightful romance. I especially
enjoyed Kate Davies' writing style. I was
able to read the entire novel in a single
setting, with each page leading me
effortlessly into the next. There was a
satisfying amount of conflict maintained
between Madison and Dylan, which kept the
sexual tension nice and high, and it
continued to build throughout the book for
an excellent climax at the end (no pun
intended). All in all, Hooked
provides an entertaining story, lots of
romance, and an enjoyable reading
Madore, Dark Angel Reviews
4 Stars: "Hooked
is an endearing romance. The
attraction between Dylan and Madison is so
strong that it will leave the reader
tingling. The plot is interesting and
allows for growth of the characters. Fans
of romance will enjoy Hooked." —Anne
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Captain Dylan was flirting with her.
Not blatantly, of course. Just a little extra eye contact, a
smile that promised more. A touch on the shoulder to steady her
when the boat lurched down yet another monster wave. Some
pseudo-concerned expression meant to weaken her defenses.
Her defenses were already weak enough, thank you very much.
Her face was green and her hair was limp and tangled from the
constant barrage of salt spray. The smell of diesel and burnt
coffee, combined with the continual roll of the boat, made her
stomach heave. She was decked out head to toe in completely
inappropriate “outdoorsy” resort wear, clothes so new the
creases hadn’t even been worked out yet.
She looked ridiculous.
So why in the world was he coming on to her?
She glanced around at all the other passengers. Maybe the fact
that she was the only female on the charter fishing trip had
something to do with it.
Great. She was a target by default.
Well, this couldn’t go on. She was in town for work, not a roll
in the hay. Especially with a devil-may-care fishing boat
captain like Dylan. Her father’s example had taught her
well—stay away from playboys.
“Look.” She swallowed down her nausea as the boat pitched down
another rolling wave. “I appreciate the thought, but you’re
wasting your time.”
“Excuse me?” Slate-blue eyes reflected the rich color of the
ocean under the cloudy sky. A puzzled frown settled over his
She waved a hand vaguely between them, then clutched the slick
railing again as the boat struggled its way back up the wave.
“I’m sure lots of women are flattered when someone like you hits
on them, but I’m not one of them.” Madison winced inwardly at
the snobbish tone in her voice. Dimly, she wondered when she’d
started channeling her mother.
“You thought I was hitting on you?” Amazingly, he looked almost
insulted, his shoulders pulling down and back as he
“Flirting. Whatever.” She could feel a deep blush creeping up
her neck. “I mean, it’s nothing personal. I’m just not
A muscle worked in Dylan’s jaw. “I’ll keep that in mind.”
Madison nodded briefly, grateful that the confrontation was
over. She turned to go, only to be stopped by a strong,
calloused hand on her elbow. Even through the damp khaki sleeve
she could feel heat spread up her arm. An unfamiliar warmth
settled in her chest as her heart raced out of control.
Startled, she stepped away, tugging her arm from his grasp.
“Was there something else?” Even to her own ears she sounded
horribly snippy, but the embarrassment of the situation,
combined with her seasickness, did away with her usual
“Just a question.”
She gave a slight nod, barely moving her head in an effort to
keep her nausea under control.
“You said, ‘someone like you.’ What exactly did you mean by
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