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“Entertaining, Well-Paced, and Highly Visual.”

“Wolf, an award-winning filmmaker, has adapted this first novel from his own original screenplay, and its cinematic potential clearly shows. The high-concept narrative is entertaining, well-paced, and highly visual … it’s a charming, humorous, and hopeful tale. A quirky, touching love story that offers insights into autism, religion, and personal tragedy.” – KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Wolf puts a fresh spin on the genre.”

“By turning conventions of contemporary romance on its stilettos and swapping out the typical sassy, fashion-obsessed female protagonist for an autistic male who reads jokes from index cards, Wolf puts a fresh spin on the genre. Adapted from his award-winning screenplay, Hooked shows signs of its origins with snappy dialogue and humorous, well-staged scenes … A sweet and entertaining romantic comedy, Hooked touches on autism and the power of faith. It will appeal to any reader who enjoys a blend of quirky characters, humor and drama.” – BLUE INK REVIEW

Hooked is simply remarkable.

“A wonderfully well-written, funny, quirky, romantic love story. Unique and inspirational. Hooked is not your average romance. Rarely do I find myself so captivated by a book that I cannot put it down for nearly two hours. Pick up this book and get lost in the beauty of their relationship. My only complaint would be that the story had an ending, as all stories do, and I did so want to keep reading on. Most highly recommended. Hooked is simply remarkable.” – READERS’ FAVORITE REVIEW

“Heartfelt, out-of-the-ordinary romance.

“This warm, witty story does not shy away from serious themes like exploitation, redemption, and true love. Hooked explores heavy issues with a light touch. It’s easy to see this being adapted into an enjoyable movie.” – FOREWORD REVIEWS

“Love is one of the most powerful and mysterious forces in the world. In Hooked, A.D. Wolf explores the depth of this binding force in hilarious and inventive ways, and makes us think about what it is that brings two unlikely people together.”
Tom Zoellner
“Wow. This book turned out to be something completely different than I expected it to be. It mostly appealed to me because of the cover, but I do not regret reading this book. At all. It was heartfelt, honest and real. I maybe even shed a tear. Or two.”
Charlie Book Fanatic
“Hooked is a refreshing novel, lighthearted with the touch of humor and sweet with its romantic center plot. Reading it is my attempt at diverting from my usual genre which is mystery and suspense, and it turned out to be more than just a diversion.”
Karen on Goodreads
“This was such a heartfelt story. Shawn’s autism makes for a character that is genuine, innocent, sincere, and absolutely charming in a quirky well-intentioned way. His bluntness of emotion and thoughts make him endearing, and when paired with the cynical prostitute Violet, make for some heartwarming scenes.”
Tania on Goodreads
“Allen Wolf brings us a refreshing tale with two very peculiar characters. And we all know I’m all about characters… And these were just excellent! It was so amazing to see Shawn and Violet’s relationship develop as well as their interactions with the different worlds they lived in and eventually mashed together.”
Rebeca on Goodreads
“I absolutely loved this story. The two main characters are polar opposites but come together so well and believably in this. Shawn’s autism was necessary to the story but did not define his character, and the way that it is described in the story helped me to understand more about the condition and how it affects individuals. Indeed the whole story tackles very serious issues in autism and human trafficking, but does it in such a way as to not appear ‘preachy’ or contrived.”
Westernway on Goodreads

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