Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

If Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, will she choose him instead? Now Available. Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey.

In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man…

King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time—in bed and out—and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is.

Now, Hannah's in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she's nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can't deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost.

Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she'll choose him instead?

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Bellinger Sisters series!
For book one, It Happened One Summer, click HERE.


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Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the series – and I really would recommend that you read Piper's story before Hannah's. It explains a lot about how these two worldly women find themselves linked to Westport, a small fishing town, and how it has affected them in recent months. I am assuming you have in my review.

Once Piper and Hannah had restored their father's pub, and Piper decided to stay with her fisherman, Hannah returned to her life in LA. She had only ever gone with Piper because she is the very best sister ever. Unlike Piper, she has no memory of her father, and that guilt is one of the reasons she leaves her job in the record store, her friendship with Fox, and her birthright in the pub.

Unwilling to trade on her stepfather's connections in the business, she is working as an assistant to an independent director, delivering coffee to the leading man, and generally not doing what she is qualified to do and would thrive doing. Add in a crush on her director, and she really is wondering why she left Westport at all. Then a problem with a filming location gives her the chance to offer up Westport and see her friends again.

Fox is second in command to Brendan, the man who tamed Piper. He spent a lot of time with Hannah, just as a friend, and continues to text with her regularly – very regularly – so it is only right that she should stay with him when she comes to visit... or is that a terrible idea?

I loved how the story developed, how Hannah got to understand how much she had affected Fox, and how they both sat in the side-role to their louder sister and captain. It is a joy how they connect over music, and Hannah's habit to think of the very perfect song for every situation.

I have to admit that when I first started It Happened One Summer, I was a bit uncertain as to the direction the story started from, but was soon completely engaged – well this time I knew that I was going to absolutely love and be drawn in… Hook, Line, and Sinker.



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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Avon Books.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hook, Line, and Sinker (Bellinger Sisters #2) by Tessa Bailey to read and review.

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