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The 48-Hour Hookup

by Sarah Ballance Chase Brothers #4 Publication Date: September 12, 2016 Genres: Adult, Entangled: Lovestruck, Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis: Who knew a sweaty photo would be good for business?
Now unwanted booty calls are coming in as fast as work orders, and Liam Chase needs to get away. Cue a job upstate. His new client is hot as hell, but he left NYC to escape attention, not to hook up with the city’s “Runaway Bride”.
With three disastrous relationships under her belt, it’s clear Claire Stevens’s judgment sucks. And what’s she’s feeling for America’s newest sex god? Obviously another hormone-fueled mistake.
But when she accidentally fells a tree on his truck, leaving them stranded in a winter storm with a chocolate-snatching raccoon, there’s something to be said for body heat.
Too bad neither can trust their explosive chemistry…
Each book in the Chase Brothers series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order: Book #1 Five Things I Love About You Book #2 For Seven Nights Only Book #3 The Three Week Arrangement
Book #4 The 48-Hour Hookup

My Rating:
3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:
Claire is a tv news reporter who has a good reason to be a little cynical of men after her most recent failed relationships blew up in her face. She caught her soon-to-be husband with his pants down with the caterer right before their ceremony, then found out the second guy she trusted and was going to marry was only with her to further his career. Since then she has been referred to as "The Runaway Bride".

Liam has his own version of viral fame.  While out on a job as a HVAC repairman, someone snapped a picture of him looking "hot and sweaty", and has since been dubbed the "Hot HVAC Guy".  The fame has been driving him and his family crazy with fake repair calls.  When a call that will take him out of the area comes in, he jumps at the chance to get away for a while, and Claire ends up being the client.

They are both very attracted to each other, but agree that nothing can happen between them because it would just cause another media sensation if people saw them together.  I thought the story started to drag a little bit at this point, and at times I found Liam to be maybe a little too awkward.  I don't know if it was just him or if it was them together but something just seemed "off" to me sometimes.  Liam had really sweet moments with Claire, but also plenty of moments where he puts his foot in his mouth or made me want to shake him for being a dummy.

This would be a great read for right before Christmas.  It was a nice end to the Chase Brother's series too.  It sort of wraps everything up in a way.  This book is #4 in the series but each book can be read as a stand alone.

**  I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  **




Amazon (Only 99c!):
Synopsis: California landscape artist Estelle Donovan hates big cities. Between the grime, the smell, all the drab concrete, and the suffocating summer heat, how can anyone breathe? Housesitting her brother's New York apartment, complete with broken elevator and smoking air conditioner, is her kind of hell. It's only for two weeks, though. What could possibly go wrong? Dumping a jar of pickles on the hot girl at the grocery store wasn't Crosby Chase's finest hour, nor was getting bitten in the butt by the demonic cat on her fire escape. But he is going to change her mind about his beloved city, damn it. In fact, if they could just make it five minutes without falling into bed, he bets Estelle he can find five things she'll love about New York. Falling in love wasn't part of his plan. And with an entire country between them, Crosby realizes he doesn't need five reasons to make Estelle love New York. He needs one big reason to make her stay...


Synopsis: Kelsie Reed is over bad luck and bad men. Newly dumped, she’s now the pathetically single maid of honor in her sister's wedding—and her ex is the best man. Her bad luck continues when a plumbing meltdown in her apartment sends her sexy neighbor running to her rescue. He’s got "serial dater" written all over him, which is unfortunate because the man is hot. Sawyer Chase loves women, but settling down? He’ll leave that to his brothers. But when Kelsie confesses she’s a dating disaster and is about to become the laughing stock of her family wedding, Sawyer takes control. He's got one week to teach her how to land the man of her dreams, and he’ll do it on her terms: no touching, no kissing, and definitely nothing more. But some rules need to be broken, especially when, for once, there’s something on the line worth fighting for…


Synopsis: Ethan Chase isn't interested in dating. After losing the woman he loved more than life itself, he'd much rather ride solo, but his family is dead set on fixing him up. To get them off his back, he hooks up with ultra-adventurous, ultra-temporary adventure photographer, Rue Campbell. All he has to do is survive three weeks in her orbit and he'll be single again, only without the pitying looks and pressure to move on. Rue is literally counting the days until her plane leaves New York City. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but being Ethan's pretend girlfriend can't hurt, right? Wrong. With Ethan, there's no faking anything—in or out of the bedroom. With the sheets burning hot and the clock ticking on their arrangement, Rue realizes she's falling for a man guaranteed to derail her goals...and break her heart.


Sarah Ballance
Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids, but nevertheless, you’ll find her writing sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing until they throw her out. To learn more, visit




  1. Despite some issues I am glad it wrapped the series up nicely. The covers are cute and playful.

    1. Yeah, they were fun lighthearted reads. This one wasn't my favorite of the series but it wasn't bad either.


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