by Carrie Thomas
Millie Diamond is your typical high school senior. She has great parents, a younger brother, and two best friends who round out her better than average life. Her future is planned out, thanks to her police officer father, who strictly enforces the rules with a firm, but loving hand. Millie is a kind-hearted soul and proper daughter who respects her dad’s authority…until she meets a mysterious new student who stirs emotions in her she’s never felt before.
A drug deal gone bad in South Boston, leaves Cash Davis’ mother no choice but to move him to Tennessee. His life hasn’t been easy, but Cash is tough, and plans on making his future better than his past. Those plans include keeping his head down and finishing high school… but nothing ever comes easy for Cash. His connection with Millie surprises him, and as hard as he tries, he can’t stay away from her. Millie’s dad arresting him before their first date is definitely not ideal for Cash, and it causes friction between Millie and her parents.
Can Millie convince her parents that Cash is the guy for her? Will she still want to after secrets from his past are revealed?
Predictions were made for their senior year. Maddie will be dating the newest guy in school, Jess is gonna wear a gown on their prom night, and Care will go to college with her boyfriend Jason. So far, only two came true.. Nevertheless, it doesn’t change the fact that Maddie is soon gonna experience the pain and joy with her first love. And I guess, it’s true what they say.. First Love Never Dies… at least for MAD and Cash.
While Millie is a good daughter and a loyal friend, Cash isn’t the typical guy her dad would want her to date. He’s got bad boy reputation, deals with thugs and drugs, and has got a family problem he can’t seem to fix. But Millie’s a great girl and she always sees the good in every worse situation, thus she understands Cash more than he knows.
Hooked tells about young love, sweet love. I thought it was too young for me. Too cheesy for my taste. What I liked, however, was how it promoted respect and love for family members, that whatever happens, through the good times and worst times, your family is the first and last thing you’ll always run too and will always help you, no matter what.