Just had a good read of this JMo interview- Love her insights!
Morrison: Hook’s really taken her by surprise in positive ways, over and over again. She’s so grateful he didn’t lie, and overwhelmed with gratitude that he helped save David’s life — and now trying to save Henry. Hook has stepped up and is present in selflessly offering his help. She’s not used to people showing up for her, Emma’s used to people letting her down, so she has an overwhelming response to someone who doesn’t let her down and is proving to be there for her. Hook is adding to her life and helpful to her life. It does have her attention and whether or not it turns into something more, it will always be meaningful to her that he’s participating in her life in such a significant way.