⭐⭐⭐ (3 Stars)
Thalia and Caleb have a hilarious meet-cute. She’s hanging out at the bar with some friends and desperately needs to go to the bathroom. When the girls’ queue is too much to handle, she decides to sneak into the gents for just a tiny second. And then she ends up stuck there with the gorgeous and sexy Caleb.
After some delightful banter and a quick escape, they go for a magical date, and an immediate connection is formed. It sucks for both of them that a few days later they discover that Caleb is Thalia’s Calculus Professor.
I really enjoy this trope and I think it can be a fun and steamy forbidden romance. But, perhaps because I do read a lot of romance books, The Hookup Equation felt a bit flat for me. Caleb and Thalia’s journey was predictable and I wasn’t a fan of how they decided to progress with their relationship despite the power structure issues, and pretty much ignoring the anonymous e-mails Caleb was receiving.
I do think this was a fun book, and I especially got curious about the rest of the Loveless brothers (First three books in this series). Another high note was how Thalia reacted to the conflicts at the end of the book. being assertive and gaining control of the situation.
If you want to read a book that deals extremely well with the teacher/student power-structure relationship I would suggest reading Penny Reid’sKissing Galileo, or if you want one that is super steamy and very taboo I would recommend Misbehaved by Charleigh Rose.
Thank you Social Butterfly PR for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.