Hooked by Liz Fichera

Posted 30 January, 2013 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review, Featured / 12 Comments


Series:  Hooked #1
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publication: January 31st 2013 by HarlequinTEEN
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Get hooked on a girl named Fred…

HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Why is a girl taking my best friends spot on the boy’s varsity golf team?

SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys’ team? Everyone will hate me – especially Ryan Berenger.

HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred’s got to go – especially now that I can’t get her out of my head. So not happening.

SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he’s not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.

But there’s no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile…


I think I was “Hooked” when I saw the cover and read the synopsis! Native Americans and Golf? Sounds like a unique Contemporary Romance!


Unique Settings with Cute Characters!

Especially endearing about Hooked was definitely the whole setting. A school with lots of rich, spoiled kids and on the other side the total opposite with Native American kids from the reservation. Topped was this by adding a sports theme which is highly unusual: Golf! Oh and add even more uniqueness and name a girl Fred! Seriously, Liz Fichera did everything a little different without keeping away from the main plot and underlying story….

When polar opposites fall for each other…

… we have tons of issues and problems! Family, Friends everyone seems against this unusual pair. Plus, the two of them even do not believe they can be together. The romance was utterly cute and charming. Fred was such a shy and reserved girl, who doesn’t let someone close, but there is Ryan – totally sonny boy and somehow his smile melts her heart. Their romance was sweetly developed and it was easy for us to fall for this pair right along with them. Especially when everyone seems against them…

Wonderful Story – Beautiful Ending

This is a story that will leave you happy. And I do no mean to spoil anything by saying this, but I just love to read a book where when I close the book I’m happy. Hooked does this with you! The story is not short in dealing with lots of family issues, but also racial discrimination – but it was never overbearing. It felt like a perfect natural part of the story.

Even though I love mostly everything about this story, there was just a tiny spark that was missing. I think I wanted Fred to be a little outgoing and a little stronger. But that was the only tiny complain I have!


Bewitched Rating

Bottom Line

Hooked by Liz Fichera combined a beautiful love story of polar opposites with a lot of important issues which were addressed in a natural moving way. I can highly recommend it to all fans of Young Adult Contemporary who love a good romance, a happy ending and a unique setting!



Additional Info

Liz Fichera is going to write another story set in the same “world” and tells the story of Ryan’s sister and Fred’s best friend. Played Expected to publish in 2014.
Much Love,
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12 Responses to “Hooked by Liz Fichera”

  1. Ahhhh I want to read this Danny! I could use a book with a happy ending and a sweet romance at the moment. I kind of love Fred already, I’m rooting for to show those boys what she’s got on the golf course:)

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  2. Kristin

    Yea! I’ve been waiting for this to come out and when I saw you did a review I was thinking, please don’t say it sucks!

    Glad to see you liked it so much, will definitely be picking up a copy!

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