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Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Genre: Romance, Fiction
Publisher: Avon
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

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?


My Thoughts

Friendship and love; do you think a man and a woman can be friends, or there’s always something more?
Hannah and Fox have been exchanging messages for the last few months, now it’s time to meet up again, as friends in Westport. Will they surpass their own barriers and follow the sparks between them? Or will they let their fears restrict their dreams forever?
I don’t think this is a book from friends-to lovers; I think from the beginning they have feelings for each other but really don’t know how to put words to their thoughts. And I liked how they try to fight the attraction between them and try to fight their fears and barriers before they start something together. Also, it was really nice looking for all the songs and bands that are talked about during the story; it has their own soundtrack!
This is the second book of the series “It Happened One Summer”; you can read it as a standalone, but I think these sisters’ stories are worth the read!
I really loved how brave Hannah was, she was scared of being ignored in her job or not being good enough; but doesn’t have any problem protecting the ones she loves when she thinks someone is attacking them! Or how she never let the discussions closed, she always tries to solve the problems talking, never let anything midways.
And Fox, he has his own problems, he undervalues himself and doesn’t think he deserves anything. Neither a stable relationship or being upgraded in his job. Maybe it’s time to need a little push?
This is a story to make you smile and dream; romance, friendship and good music. What more can you need? Are you ready for “Hook, Line, and Sinker”?


About The Author

New York Times Bestselling author Tessa Bailey can solve all problems except for her own, so she focuses those efforts on stubborn, fictional blue collar men and loyal, lovable heroines. She lives on Long Island avoiding the sun and social interactions, then wonders why no one has called. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of dirty talk,” by Entertainment Weekly, Tessa writes with spice, spirit, swoon and a guaranteed happily ever after.