Wednesday, July 14, 2021

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them.

Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who’s cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong.

Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar... in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart.


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It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I really enjoyed this book, even if it starts with an amusing premise, it definitely has some depth and is quite a moving story, as well as a sexy romance by the end.

Piper is banished to the fishing town of her birth. Her sister, Hannah, goes with her and they find themselves moving into the bar owned by their dead father. Here they learn more about their heritage and whilst they certainly do not fit in to start with, they learn some valuable life lessons. Piper has to reassess her life in L.A. and come to some difficult conclusions.

Her mother left the town behind when her father died at sea, and Piper cannot believe that she has fallen for a fisherman too. Brendan is larger than life, and from the moment they arrived in town, he has been on her case. It is fun watching them fall for each other, but also complicated by her family past, and also the fact that in knowing Piper, Brendan knows that he never really loved his first wife. So it is not just her who has to face some complicated decisions and realisations.

I think this is a perfect summer read – I recommend it to you.



Author Bio

New York Times bestselling author TESSA BAILEY is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of It Happened One Summer (Bellinger Sisters #1) by Tessa Bailey to read and review.

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