Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is a rockstar!

Goodreads Synopsis:

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?

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… 

My review:

Tessa Bailey will forever be one of my favorite authors! Everything she writes is everything I love about contemporary romance, and her newest book isn’t any different.

This book takes place in the same fishing town as ‘It Happened One Summer’. In this romance, we get to know Hannah and Fox. Fox is a good time charlie kind of guy that has been taught from a young age that he’s the kind of guy you bed, but not one you would ever take seriously enough for a relationship. He and Hannah have been texting each other as friends for the last seven months, and when they start hanging out together again, sparks fly.

I can’t say enough good things about this one. Fox was the kind of guy that you really feel for. He wants so badly to change his stripes, but has been boxed in by his reputation in a small town. Hannah tried so desperately to make him see that he can be more, but Fox doesn’t want to sully her reputation by being with her. Their chemistry was so amazing, and the slow burn bringing them together doesn’t disappoint in the least. A really original twist on the usual boy meets girl that had me finishing this one in one sitting! I don’t know how she continues to do it, but each Tessa Bailey book I read just has me begging for more.

Thanks so much to Avon Books for providing me with this ARC in exchange for my honest review. 

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