The Hookup Plan

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Pub Date 02 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 08 Aug 2022

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Strong female friendships and a snappy enemies-to-lovers theme take center stage in this highly anticipated romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook.

Successful pediatric surgeon London Kelley just needs to find some balance and de-stress. According to her friends Samiah and Taylor, what London really needs is a casual hookup. A night of fun with no strings. But no one—least of all London—expected it to go down at her high school reunion with Drew Sullivan, millionaire, owner of delicious abs, and oh yes, her archnemesis.

Now London is certain the road to hell is paved with good sex. Because she’s found out the real reason Drew’s back in Austin: to decide whether her beloved hospital remains open. Worse, Drew is doing everything he can to show her that he’s a decent guy who actually cares. But London’s not falling for it. Because while sleeping with the enemy is one thing, falling for him is definitely not part of the plan.
Strong female friendships and a snappy enemies-to-lovers theme take center stage in this highly anticipated romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook.

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In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Boyfriend Project series, we finally get London's story in The Hookup Plan. Pediatric surgeon resident London is wound tight and under a great deal of stress in her last year of residency. When a high school reunion brings back her high school nemesis, Drew, into her life, London decides the best way to relieve her stress is a no strings attached hookup. But when she discovers that Drew is anything but a temporary fixture in her life, London must decide what's the best course of action for her life.

My day was made when I got the surprise widget of this book and I immediately dropped everything and began reading. Throughout the first two books, I was always so intrigued by London's character and I was so happy to finally read her story. The Hookup Plan did not disappoint.

I have loved London's character from the beginning, but getting into her head was a treat. With both her best friends settling down, she's insecure in her singledom, but is too much of a perfectionist and control freak to really commit to someone else. London is so tenacious and goes for what she wants. I loved how stubborn she was, but it didn't come out of a place of obstinance, but a from holding true to the high standards she places on herself. I related so much to London's quest to make a difference, yet find her place in the world.

Drew was the perfect hero for London. He sees the true her and I loved that he was the one that pursued London the entire book. He's had eyes for her since high school and is taking his chance to push London outside of her comfort zone. Deep down, he has such a big, caring heart, even though he puts up a tough façade. Drew's story of grief was incredibly touching and made his character arc layered and emotionally charged.

The Hookup Plan is an enemies to lovers romance. Drew and London have electric chemistry and you can feel it from their first interactions. True to form, the characters have amazing wit and banter, which had me laughing out loud so many times. But above all, I adore the friendship between London, Samiah, and Taylor. The Hookup Plan was the perfect ending to this series.

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I love the first 2 books in this series so I was really excited to read this final book. This one is about the last woman in the trio, London. She is a successful (but overworked) pediatric surgeon. Her two other friends are now all attached and found their happily-ever-after. She meets her old high school nemesis Drew and they ended p in bed together. Of course, there are lots of complications....

Drew and London are terrific together in this enemies to lovers story. They are both smart, ambitious and successful. I love seeing them match wits and verbally spar with each other. The women's friendship and closeness are also very touching. They add so much more to the book.

Thanks to the publisher for the arc.

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Farrah Rochon knocks it out of the park with The Hookup Plan! I have not yet read the first two books in this series, but I loved this so much that I've added them to my TBR. This book is the perfect mix of Grey's Anatomy meets super rich hot dude and I am here for it! I think that Drew & London's back stories were perfectly developed. At no point did the book feel rushed, but it was a quick, light read!

This is the perfect summer romance to add to your TBR!

Read if you love: enemies to lovers, spicy romance, hot and heavy, medical romance

Thank you to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinions!

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This was the first book I’ve had a chance to read by Farrah Rochon and she is an author I will have on my radar from now on because I really enjoyed this enemies-to-lovers romance between two former old high school nemeses.

London and Drew’s reunion after fifteen years apart brought up old feelings for both of them - London’s annoyance with Drew’s persistence, and Drew’s complete adoration and attraction. There’s something about the history of high school academic rivals that was portrayed so well – the feelings of animosity and competition but also protectiveness and trust. The trust led London to let her guard down and hook up with Drew at their high school reunion, but the protectiveness helped build their relationship from a casual hook up to friends and, eventually, lovers. You could tell that London and Drew both addressed previous demons – relationships with parents, grief and loss – and leaned on each other to get through the tough times. I only wish the ending had more conclusion - it felt like the book could have continued on from the epilogue. However, this book really captivated me from start to finish and I loved Drew & London’s transformation so much. I will be reading the first two books in this series ASAP because I have to know more about the friendship between London, Samiah and Taylor.

Thank you to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This may be favorite of the trilogy! London is my far the most stubborn of the friend trio and her hard headedness is constantly thwarting any attempt at change in her life. Drew comes in and ruffles all the feathers. And some sheets 😏. Such a sweet story. Love Farrah Rochon!

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The Hookup Plan is the third--and the best--installment in the Boyfriend Project series. It follows London and Drew, high school rivals, who hook up at their school's reunion. London thinks this is a one-time, no strings attached hookup until she discovers Drew is part of the team doing an audit on the hospital where she is a doctor and will decide whether to save or sell her hospital.

This book was the melty romance I needed. The tension between London and Drew made for the perfect chemistry--excellent banter, sparks, and complicated feelings. Drew's longtime crush on London, sensitivity to her needs, and patience as her feelings caught up with his were endearing. Watching hardened London open up and fall in love in degrees was also a delight.

Drew's grieving his mom and London's complicated relationship with her father and much younger siblings added another rich layer to this compelling story, even if not fully fleshed out.

All in all, a very satisfying read!

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I absolutely LOVED this book! I’m a sucker for black rom-coms so I was already sold out by just reading the description, and it did not disappoint! I loved basically everything about this book, the characters were great, the writing was fantastic…all of it was amazing! I haven’t read the other books in the series but after this one I definitely will!

A huge THANK YOU to NetGally and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for this ARC

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I really enjoyed this book which was an unexpected treat. The fact that he is her arch-nemesis from high school and she highly dislikes him but he’s always liked her since high school…ugh love it.

What started off as just sleeping with the enemy, London and Drew find themselves falling in love with each other. Love Love Loved it! C'mon, who doesn't love a good enemies to lovers romance especially a spicy one!

London was such a smart, confident heroine even though she was flawed. The way she acted with her patients was lovely to see. Drew also smart, incredibly sweet and I loved how he put so much effort into showing London that there was more to him.

Drew fought for their hookup to turn into a relationship and he did not back down. The fact that he was willing to move wherever for her was so cute. They supported each other in such a big way and it’s always amazing to see that.

This is the third book in the series and even though, I’m doing things very backwards, I can’t wait to check out the first two books and see Samiah and Taylor’s stories come to life.

Thank you Netgalley and Farrah Rochon for providing me with this arc in exchange for an honest review.

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I enjoyed reading this book. Initially, I wasn't too sure about our heroine, London, because of how she was treating Drew. But once London's backstory come out and I was able to get a glimpse of what was causing her to act that way. Although, I think it was still unwarranted and to an extent, she needed to address those issues a lot sooner. Lol!

I love stories that show Black people living their best lives! It is always great to read stories that are not filled with social justice issues and allow Black people to be... well... people. Overall, such a great story. I loved being able to swoon over London and Drew.

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I loved this one! London has been the straight-shooting, serious, hardass the entire series and I knew her story was going to be great. I was not disappointed. This rivals-to-lovers could not have been more perfect.

I’m not sure what it is about the enemies-to-lovers dynamic where one party was already half in love while the rivalry was perpetuated by the other party trope that pulls me in but this is the third one I’ve read this year and I adore it more every time I find it. The insistence that everything is just physical and there are no feelings when clearly there are all the feelings never ceases to bring me joy.

In the previous two books in the series, London has always seemed to be the one who had it most together. She was the no-nonsese, tough-love, overachiever so it was pretty great seeing behind the mask to the bit of a hot mess beneath. While all of that is still absolutely true, seeing London on the edge of burnout and vulnerable made her a more interesting person. Pairing her with her high-school rival was pure genius.

While “we’re just doing this to get it out of our system” hook-up with a deadline trope isn’t in my top five it’s always a fun one. While London denies all serious connection and writes it off as physical attraction, Drew is reveling in the chance to get to know his high school rival/crush better. Drew’s determination to make something more of this is super swoony. He fights for her wants, ignores her protests to give her the things she actually needs while still managing not to be an overbearing know-it-all.

I love the fighting, the banter, the sweet moments and most of all I love the friendship that makes up the very core of this series. While I was a little meh on the secondary plot line involving London’s little sister and unprepared for the emotion of Drew’s late mother I really could not have wished for a better ending for this series. I can’t wait to see what Farrah Rochon comes up with next.

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I love London and Drew! This is the third book in the series, but works as a standalone. This is a mix of secret pining + rivals to lovers tropes. London is one of three women who went viral when they discovered they were all dating the same man. As a pediatric surgeon resident, London has a lot on her plate and some control issues. Including the high school reunion she helped plan. There she reconnects with her high school rival, Drew. Little did she know Drew was infatuated with her back in high school. She also doesn't know the real reason Drew is back in town. They concoct a hookup plan and sexy times ensue. Drew wants more and London slowly falls for him as she lets him get closer and lets go of some control.

I could not put this down. It's charming and funny and sexy and gives all the feels. London is such a great mixture of heart and warmth while needing to keep total control. Her own introspection on why she wants control, the issues with her father, how that transferred to her rivalry with Drew, all of it is so real and well done. The moments with her patients are excellent. I loved seeing her figure out how to be there for her younger siblings as well as the thought process into where her career is going. I really appreciated being able to see that push pull of the decision making.

Drew is a charmer. His warmth and honesty was so refreshing. There weren't big secrets and big reveals. He too has family he's close to and I loved seeing his heart through his relationship with his uncle and his grief over his mother. Having him be rich was a nod to having someone do caring things with their money, instead of just buying big boats and fast cars, while acknowledging that money still made his life easier (no grocery shopping for him!).

There is no real black moment in this book, which I also enjoyed. I know it's a romance staple but often feels manufactured and unnecessary. Here, the darkest moment at the end wasn't really that dark. In fact, Drew was afraid it was a dark moment and London was there to say hey no, it's not, it's ok, I just needed a minute. And that feels absolutely real.

That's not to say there wasn't conflict in the story. Each character has their own internal conflict to resolve. London also has the issues with her father that she handles. There is the conflict with the hospital, which was strangely not really resolved and I wish it had been. There was the pain in the neck misogynist doctor that London had to deal with. There was the business competitor Drew was against but that conflict also didn't really go anywhere. Ultimately the romance stayed front and center. Except for the conflict with London's father, the other external conflicts were more like the world happening around them than a big reveal that has to be resolved-type conflict.

Sexy times are on the page, this is a hookup plan after all. The other women from the series are present and continue to serve as the friends and support that the three of them have been throughout the series. I really enjoyed the entire series. This one is a keeper!

CW: misogyny, sexism, loss of parent (off page), cancer, grief, toxic overbearing parent

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Loved it! In the times we're in who doesn't want to five into a steamy enemies to lovers - workplace romance book? I just love Farrah Rochon and know everyone is going to go crazy for this upcoming release! Well done, it's everything I'm looking for in romance. Thanks so much for a chance to read this book.

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This is one of the best rom-coms I have read this year! It was so much fun and I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book in a way that usually doesn't happen for me with rom-coms. I absolutely loved both London and Drew. I also loved the unique take on this story of enemies to lovers, but only for one of them. As a child overachiever, I could see a lot of myself in London. I also loved this writing style. It was a duel POV, and I absolutely adored how it would go back and forth at the perfect moments of London thinking they were these enemies and rivals, to Drew talking about how obsessed with London he is. Adorable, hilarious, heart wrenching at times, and made me just grin from ear to ear. This book was everything I want in a rom-com.

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I read the first book in this series and as soon as we were introduced to London I knew it was her story I was waiting for. She is smart and fierce. There are so many f-bombs in this book and I FUCKING LOVE IT! This book is also incredibly smutty, which I also love. Drew, multi-millionaire Drew, is swoony. Drew and London make an awesome power couple and they have so much heart for their careers and their small group of friends and family. And the friendship trio is so awesome--their scenes together were so great.

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• loved it!
• so much girl power
• adored London’s friendships
• this book just made me so dang happy!!

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Is it wrong to pick a book based on its cover? Specifically, the super cool shoes on the cover? Well London’s amazing shoes didn’t steer me wrong—The Hookup Plan is a delightful enemies to lovers romance that I’m thrilled I picked up.

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London and Drew meet up again at their 15th high school reunion. They were always ultra competitive, at least London was. Now London is a pediatric surgeon and Drew’s made millions. The two hook up at the end of the nostalgic evening. But then London finds out Drew is in town to head up an audit of her beloved hospital. She’s furious he didn’t let her know. But, now that he’s going to be back in Austin for a short time, Drew becomes her perfect hookup buddy. No romance, no feelings, just a way to blow off some steam in their stressful lives before they go their separate ways. What could go wrong? 😂

If you are a fan of enemies to lovers romance, London and Drew are perfect. They are both smart, interesting, and strong characters as individuals. But it’s their continual banter and bickering that show off their chemistry together and ensure that London in particular will fail at her attempts not to
catch feelings.

Another highlight of The Hookup Plan is London’s friendship with Samiah and Taylor (the main characters of book 1 and 2). They are the friends that share professional struggles and triumphs, support health scares, and of course, offer romantic advice. I also liked the focus on the importance of self care, especially since it’s something women tend to be good about recommending for others, but have a tough time creating space for in their own lives.

The Hookup Plan is the third book in this series, but as someone who hasn’t read the other books, I had no problem keeping up. This book was my first by Farrah Rochon, and it won’t be my last.

If you like romance with strong women and the confident men who love them, The Hookup Plan belongs at the top of your TBR. London and Drew are fantastic people who definitely deserve their HEA.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Read this if you like: Enemies to lovers, strong female lead, dual POV, slightly steamy 🔥

Ahhh. I have been waiting for London’s story. She's been my favorite in the series. This book did not disappoint! This is the final book of the women that got three timed by one guy. Sad to see this series be done. 😔

Successful pediatric surgeon London Kelley just needs to find some balance and de-stress. According to her friends Samiah and Taylor, what London really needs is a casual hookup. A night of fun with no strings. She goes to her 15 year high school reunion that she puts together. To everyone's surprise she hooks up with her highschool academic rival, who is now a millionaire.

Now London is certain the road to hell is paved with good sex. She finds out the real reason Drew’s back in Austin and she's passed. His company sent him to decide whether her beloved hospital remains open. Worse, Drew is doing everything he can to show her that he’s a decent guy who actually cares. London’s not falling for it.. or him.

The BANTER. Swoon. The banter itself deserves 5 stars. I love Drew and London so much. The previous books weren't exactly spicy but based on the plot of this I assumed this one would be steamy. It's not really. It's mostly fade to black with some not super detailed sex scenes. That's my only issue. I wanted more. The chemistry, however, is great throughout the whole book. I highly recommend this book and whole series!

Thank you for NetGalley, the author, and Forever/Grand Central Publishing for the gifted book! ❤️

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I was so excited when I saw the cover and read the synopsis for The Hookup Plan. For starters, I am in no way a huge romance novel reader. I quickly found out that this book was the third in a series. Don't let that deter you though, you can read each book as a standalone or out of order. I went back and read the first 2 books first because I wasn't sure if I could read them out of order.

Farrah Rochon has a way with romance. I love how each character are so real and have depth. London is a successful pediatric surgeon resident and Drew is a multi-millionaire. They meet up at their high school reunion and remember just how much they hated each other. I don't know much about tropes, but boy did I enjoy this enemies to lover's trope.

What I liked: I loved that London was an independent woman. She knew what she wanted, and she got it. She had no issues expressing herself and stating what she wanted. It's great to see a strong female lead, especially a black female. Drew was very humble and down to earth. I liked how family was tied into the story line and how family can shape who we grow to be.

I would have enjoyed learning more about Drew's relationship with his mother and exploring London's relationships with her younger siblings. I definitely wanted more of Drew's family history...I thought for sure when they went to visit his mother's house, we were going to find out more about Drew.

Again, I'm not a romance reader, but this book had some spice! I blushed at a few of the moments. It wasn't raunchy at all, but London and Drew got down!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the friendship that Taylor, London, and Samiah have. Healthy relationships are key. I enjoyed how each woman had their own "struggle" that they had to overcome.

I would recommend this book to everyone! Reading this has broaden my reading and I actually look forward to reading a few romance novels in the future.

This was definitely a 4.5 star read for me!

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