Just a Little Hookup

· A Dare Crossover Series Book 1 · Carly Phillips Publishing
31 reviews

About this ebook

Being a bachelor has its perks. It also has its downside. Just ask Derek Bettencourt. 


Standing on stage and being auctioned off in the name of charity is awkward AF… until his business partner’s younger sister wins him for the weekend. He’s all hers to do with as she pleases and he can’t say he’s unhappy with the prospect. Especially since she saved him from an ex-fiancée determined to get her claws into him again.


Jessica Cavanaugh never intended to bid on the man she’s had a lifetime crush on. But her spur-of-the-moment decision gives her a chance to exact a bit of playful payback, for old time’s sake. And Derek is all too happy to indulge Jessica's whims.


What starts as a fun, flirty, game, with Derek acting as her personal handyman, quickly turns into a steamy and forbidden weekend. Lines are crossed that they never intended and emotions unravel their playful facades. Afterward, he can’t get the gorgeous, full-figured woman out of his head and he’s determined to make her his.


But how can they concentrate on a future when someone is threatened by their relationship and will do anything to come between them?


* A Dare Crossover novel featuring Derek Bettencourt from Carly Phillips’ novel, Just One Taste.

Ratings and reviews

31 reviews
Jeanne Richardson
March 27, 2023
I've read several books written by Erika Wilde; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of her books. This is the first book in the Dare Crossover Series; it is a stand-alone book. The story is about Jessica & Derek; she’s his business partner’s younger sister and has had a crush on him for a long time. She wins him for the weekend at a charity auction. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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Jennie Fortna
March 22, 2023
A*R*C for honest review with no compensation Received from BookSproutJust a Little Hookup is book 1 in the Dare Crossover series by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. Now we see some of the secondary characters come to life! Up first is Derek Bettencourt and Jessica Cavanaugh, winner of Derek at the bachelor auction to raise funds for the charity. She outbids his ex fiancé and seeks her revenge for something he did in her past…but what starts as friends turns into so much more… Forbidden
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March 23, 2023
4.5⭐ Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde reunite for some more fun and frolics. As they return to the world of the Kingston/Dares for Derek Bettencourts Story. Derek being the brother of Nikki from Carly Phillips Just One Taste and the man who finds himself signed up for a bachelor charity auction. Where his business partners younger sister Jessica ends up winning him. After getting into a bidding war with Derek's ex-fiancée Claire. The ultimate mean girl. But Jessica is no longer intimidated by her or anyone else for that matter. Especially Derek, who she's had a major crush on and Jessica is ready and planning a bit of playful pay back. Although it turns out Derek is happy to indulge her whims especially when Jessica's plans and the flirty banter ends with them hitting the sheets. But not everyone is happy to see Derek with the curvy, fun loving and sweet Jessica. And with sweetness, heat, a little drama, likable characters and a lovely message of body positivity. This was a really enjoyable and engaging read and I can't wait for what Carly and Erika have to offer next! I would happily recommend Just Another Hookup to all. I was kindly provided with an ARC via BookSprout in exchange for an honest review.
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About the author

Carly Phillips, whose real name is Karen Drogin, was born on July 7, 1965 in New York. She received an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. She eventually became a lawyer, but never really enjoyed practicing law. After having her first child, she decided she wanted to write a romance novel. Seven years later, she sold her first book, Brazen, to Harlequin Temptation. She is now the best-selling author of numerous romances including Simply Sinful, The Playboy, Summer Lovin', Hot Property, Cross My Heart, and Lucky Break. She also writes the New York Times bestselling Dare to Love series.

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