Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
Synopsis: It’s six months after the end of It Happened One Summer. Hannah is back in LA preparing to work on an upcoming film with Sergei, her starving artist, director crush. But she’s also texting Fox everyday and missing life in Westport with her sister. When an opportunity arises to move the location of the film Hannah jumps in to suggest the small fishing town. But now she’s facing two weeks sleeping in Fox’s spare room, and working out exactly what this thing between them is. Oh, and she also seems to have conveniently forgotten just how attractive Fox is…
Nikki says: Honestly, I was hesitant to read this book after how much I loved It Happened One Summer. Everything about Brendan and Piper’s story just clicked so perfectly for me and I didn’t really feel any pull towards, or desire to read about Hannah and Fox’s story afterwards. But then I saw a couple of reviews on Instagram from people who claimed they enjoyed this one even more so I thought I’d give it a go.
I got sucked in pretty quick and found that I really liked Hannah’s character (maybe even more than Piper?). She just seemed to have a bit more to her, more proactive and rational. I did like Fox as well, there’s obviously more to him than the cocky, lady’s man we met in It Happened One Summer, but sometimes his motivations seems a little strained, like I couldn’t really understand why he was doing things or reacting certain ways. Maybe it’s just because I wouldn’t normally choose a story about that kind of character, I’d usually prefer the surly, brooding type (oh hi, Brendan).
I really enjoyed the sexual tension between Hannah and Fox and the spice was fantastic.
Ultimately this was still a fantastic read and I’d definitely recommend it, there was just something missing* that didn’t give me that tingly, excited, five star rush.
*Brendan, it was Brendan.
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Book 2 of 2 (sequel to It Happened One Summer)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Friends to Lovers | Forced Proximity |