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Hooked [Kindle Edition]

Polly Iyer
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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Book Description

High-priced call girl Tawny Dell boasts a client list that’s part Fortune 500, part Five Families. With a PhD in art history and a tidy chunk of money stashed offshore, she hangs up her G-string with plans to retire to a Mediterranean island to open a gallery. Lincoln Walsh, NYPD sex-crimes investigator, has other ideas. He wants Tawny to work undercover at a high-class bordello to discover if a murdered call girl worked there. The club, nicknamed Upper Eighties, is owned by an ex-hedge fund manager who’d do anything to hook Tawny into his harem. In exchange for Tawny’s cooperation, Linc’s office, in collaboration with Treasury, will see she avoids prison for failing to pay Uncle Sam his share from years of illegal earnings. But Tawny gets more than she bargained for—another dead prostitute, a mob boss who’s an old client, and romantic stirrings for the hot New York cop sending her back into the world’s oldest profession.

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About the Author

Polly Iyer was born on the coast of Massachusetts. After studying at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, she traveled to Italy, lived in Atlanta, and now resides in the beautiful Piedmont region of South Carolina in an empty nest house with her husband and a few family pets. Writing novels turned into her passion after careers in fashion, art, and business. Now she spends her time being quite the hermit in comfortable clothes she wouldn't be caught dead wearing on the outside, while she devises ways for life to be complicated for her characters. Better them than her.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2369 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Parkwood Press; 1 edition (December 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006M42IT4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Just When I Thought I Was Out They Pull Me Back In" March 10, 2012
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That pretty much sums up Tawny Dell, the high class call girl with an IQ in the stratosphere. She has burned her little black book an taken the knocker off her door when the NYPD come calling. They want her back in the game for one more play to help catch a murderer, they put the squeeze on her by using tax evasion to get her to do what they want. The cop doing the squeezing is Hot and there is instant attraction they both try to fight. I really like Tawny and Walsh, the author kept teasing the reader with their relationship. You wanted them to get together and just when they do Walsh will put his foot in his mouth every time and then the scene fades out.....damn. So you hang in there for the next sexual charged scene and happens again. That is how I felt, just when the story started to get steamy it would fade to black the way the old movies back in the 40's did. I was expecting a highly charged sexy little thriller instead I got a soft read with cliche characters. By the end of the book the ex-Hedge Fund Manager was a clown, his No. 1 & 2 men were more like Dumb and Dumber, and the Mafia Don was like every old aging Don you have seen on TV or read about, and that goes for the remaining supporting characters as well. I'm still trying to figure out if this was a Fed case or the NYPD, there was a lot of blurring of the lines when it involved law enforcement. Was this the best thriller I have ever it was very entertaining and it kept me turning the pages until I finished the book .
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tawney Dell's my kind of girl December 19, 2011
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I loved this book. I chuckled and chortled my way through Tawney's attempt to free herself from the clutches of the IRS by doing just one simple job for the feds. Right. Full of reformed, or not so reformed, prostitutes and hookers, mob bosses and a sexy hunk for Tawney, this is just the thing to liven up a gloomy mid-winter afternoon. Iyer creates quirky, lively characters for us to follow, lively settings, and best of all, can write. Highly recommended.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-READ!!! February 23, 2012
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I like to think of myself as a hard-to-please critic when it comes to my reviews of romance books. For a book in this particular genre to receive a 5-star rating from me, it has to be more than just good. It has to be over-the-top, brought-tears-to-my-eyes, oh-no-she-didn't, laugh-out-loud, and you-gotta-love-him GOOD! Hooked by Polly Iyer met all of these qualifications and more! I don't like to compare authors, and, to be honest, Polly Iyer can stand on her own as a very talented author, but for the sake of comparison, Hooked reminded me of a Jackie Collins novel--a much classier Jackie Collins novel with a dynamic plot and engaging characters where not only do you get the inside scoop on what the hero and heroine are thinking but you're treated to all the inner workings of the other characters involved. I loved it, especially the characters!

Inexperienced or virgin heroines are a bit of a bore to me and rather redundant in most romances. I am all for the lady who knows her way around a bedroom and who wears her sexuality with confidence. Tawny Dell fits the criteria on both counts. This reformed high-priced call girl does not disappoint. I liked her. Simple as that. Then, Lincoln Walsh, Linc, was a great hero. Not quite alpha but definitely not a beta. He was the perfect mix of arrogant bastard and thoughtful gentleman. I adored him.

But the focus of this novel was not based on or around the romance. I repeat, it was not based on or around the romance between these two characters. Actually the romance placed a backseat to the plot of the story which involved a murdered working girl, a perverted brothel owner, his scheming wife, and a mob boss with morals.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read March 13, 2012
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I really only wanted to give this book 3 and a half stars, but rounding up, it gets a 4. A good book but not a great book... Well plotted... Fairly believable characters... Nice twists and turns... Perfectly edited and proofread... Perfectly formatted....

I was entertained but not amazed. I could put the book down and come back later; it was not a page-turner like some other genre fiction.

Worth the price and worth the time reading, all in all...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Stopped reading after twenty percent April 23, 2013
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I might try this book again, but not after exhausting my other selections. This was too outlandish for me. I hate when two characters just meet but feel compelled to care for each other. And let's not forget the "she's been hurt before" theme. I wish I'd liked this one.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Choice for Me September 17, 2012
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I borrowed this book and simply couldn't get farther than the first couple of chapters. The story was lost to me--it seemed to leap from one sexual escapade to another--and I was looking for a good story. Maybe it's there, but I quickly lost interest and returned it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hooked - Decent Read December 21, 2012
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Hooked was a pretty decent read with a fairly good ending. There were a lot of sexual encounters and a lot of talk of "her perfect breasts" and so on, but that is to be expected from the title and synopsis of the book. The story wasn't quite as interesting as I had anticipated, and it was not necessarily a book that I couldn't put down, but it was a good read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Thriller!
(audio book review)

This is a slick, sassy, sexy thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Read more
Published 23 hours ago by Aaron P. Lazar
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
Although the story line has been done to girl with a heart of gold falls in love with a is well written and moved pretty quickly.
Published 13 days ago by Booky VonReaderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Hooked
Hooked was very similar to an Law and Order SVU episode. Prostitute gets in trouble for tax evasion and has to cut a deal with the Feds to prevent prison time. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Whitney
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story
The storyline was very interesting and intriguing. I gave it 4 stars because, to me, the ending was a little long. If I had the ability, I would give it 4 & a half stars.
Published 25 days ago by LaShanta
5.0 out of 5 stars A very sexy suspense
This was a terrific read. Polly Iyer has created a compelling character in Tawny Dell, a high-priced call girl whose attributes go way beyond the gorgeous face and body that earn... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joan P. Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Hook
Ms. Lyer’s engaging plot and characters entertain us with a page-turner, which skillfully combines romance, suspense, and comedy in her usual flawless writing style. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Dahl
4.0 out of 5 stars nice reading
Nice plot
Gripping to the end
Love reading her books
Always different plot
Different environment and story
Different characters
Published 3 months ago by PARESH DESAI
4.0 out of 5 stars hooked will hook you start to finish
Good mystery, leaving you guessing the next twist the characters will follow or turning on each other.
Good read oncology night.
Published 4 months ago by Pat
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot, but somewhat predictable.
Somewhat interesting plot. Characters were OK but the plot was kind of "been there done that."

All in all a quick enjoyable read while taking time off from work.
Published 4 months ago by David A. Rosenthal
3.0 out of 5 stars Hooked
I would have given it more stars because i like the writers style, but the call girl with cop while all too true is too much a cliche! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Monika Peters
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More About the Author

Polly Iyer is the author of six suspense novels: Hooked, InSight, Murder Déjà Vu, Threads, and two books--soon to be a third--in the Diana Racine Psychic Suspense series, Mind Games and Goddess of the Moon. Her books contain adult language and situations with characters who sometimes tread ethical lines. She grew up on the Massachusetts coast and studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Today she lives in the beautiful Piedmont region of South Carolina, spending her time making life difficult for her characters. Learn more about her at and feel free to email her at PollyIyer at gmail dot com. She loves to hear from her readers.

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