by Liz Fichera
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: May 27th 2014
My Rating: 4.0
After finishing HOOKED I was ready to read more about this cast of characters that had really started to grow on me. I was excited to find out that the story continued with Sam (Fred's best friend) and Riley (Ryan's little sister). Sam really grew on me in HOOKED, he was a big cuddly teddy bear who was such a gentlemen. And well what happened in HOOKED really broke my heart for him and I really wanted to see him have a happy ending.
When Sam saved Riley from the fall - I was completely swooning over Sam and was really liking Riley and Sam together. When they were rescued I was all for Team Riley and Sam! But then the words came out of Riley's mouth that she was going to help break up her brother and Fred for Sam - my heart was torn.
Granted Riley's action through out the book were not the best, but I do feel that she was able to redeem herself at the end.
But I have to admit that Sam stole both books for me and has become my latest book boyfriend. But both books in this series did more for me than just give me a new book boyfriend but it gave me a new found appreciation of authors who write outside the box of what is accepted in YA literature. So I thank Liz Fichera for that. After enjoying the last two books as much as I did with HOOKED and PLAYED, I am going be looking that embrace more diversity!