The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon
Published by Forever on August 2, 2022
Also in this series: The Boyfriend Project, The Dating Playbook
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The Boyfriend Project was the first Farrah Rochon book that I read and I was all in on the story about women who discover that the same guy is dating all three of them. They dump him and become friends with each other. The Hookup Plan is the third book about London, a pediatric surgeon. The shoes London’s wearing on the cover are everything!
About The Hookup Plan
London’s been driven to be the best her entire life. The only failure in her eyes was being a COvaledictorian. So seeing her nemesis and covaledictorian, Drew, at their high school reunion and feeling attracted to him wasn’t in her plans. But he’s charming and hot. And her friends told her she needs to make time for herself so what harm could a no-strings, one-night stand be?
And then London discovers that Drew’s back in town because his consulting company is working with her hospital to see if it should be sold and privatized, something London vehemently opposes. But Drew’s hot and has skills so maybe agreeing to a hookup plan with rules, including no feelings is the way to go…
My thoughts about The Hookup Plan
London is such a smart, driven character with a gift for snark. As a Black woman she constantly faces microaggressions and misogyny, yet handles it with grace and determination. She’s not afraid to go toe to toe with anyone, even Drew of the gorgeous abs or her boss, when she’s fighting for things to better help her patients.
Drew is equally driven, a former hedge fund manager multimillionaire, who now owns a consulting firm. He’s also faced discrimination as a Black man and used it to fuel his drive for success. He’s a gorgeous cinnamon roll with feels for London. He wants to take care of her without diminishing her independence. Got to admit that I was rooting hard for him the entire way.
The author deals with tough topics like discrimination in authentic ways. She also tackled difficult things like Drew’s grief over the loss of his mom and London’s emotionally distant but very manipulative father. She also writes about healthcare inequities.
Fast-paced with super spicy sexy times, great friends groups, humor, wit, and compassion, this was a treat to read. After the characters both deal with so much stress, I was glad that there wasn’t the third quarter breakup. I appreciate that Drew gave London the space to make her decisions.
- Enemies to lovers
- Close proximity
- Successful, driven MCs
- Great friends group
- Dual POV
- Comfort care
- Cinnamon roll
- Serious spice
Thank you, Forever for the DRC.