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Hook, Line, and Sinker
Hook, Line, and Sinker | 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?
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kstadt929
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Had a great Thanksgiving with family - came home that night and went to bed - when we woke up the next morning my husband had chills and body aches. He tested positive for Covid 😩 Praying my toddler and I don‘t catch it. Spending my solo evenings reading while my husband is quarantined in the bedroom 😷 Wrapped up a book tonight so time for a new read! This came recommended by a friend so we shall see! 💕

Q84 Hope he get well soon and y'all don't catch it. 4d
Bren912 I hope you and the baby don‘t get it! Elderberry syrup!! 4d
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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

I liked how some important topics were handled through Fox.

I was disappointed how this wasn't fun at all. This was even boring for me this way, I love fluffier stories that make me laugh.

Epilogue was so so sweet and perfect that it was a bit nauseating.

#SeriesRead2022

TheSpineView This one is on my TBR list. Maybe I should remove it. 4d
PageShifter @TheSpineView most have loved it! I think I waited for something similar than the first one and this was quite different 4d
TheSpineView @PageShifter Good to know 4d
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emmaturi
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I enjoyed this story continues the story of the Bellinger sisters, this time it Hannah and Fox. It's predictable but it's fun and steamy.

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sprainedbrain
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Even all of my Booktok disappointments put together cannot outshine my love for Tessa Bailey… she‘s hilarious on tiktok and I adore her characters.

This second book didn‘t consume me the way the first did, but I loved it anyway. Fox and Hannah are imperfect perfection, their love story is so sweet, and Tessa (per usual) brings the spice that‘s worth the wait. 😍

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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wanderinglynn
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I definitely liked book 2 more. Fox is the kind of bad boy hero you want to root for. I loved Hannah & Fox‘s story.

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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3.5 stars
This was cute but I did roll my eyes quite a bit. Everything just ended up perfectly which was a bit nauseating, to be honest. And parts were just over the top. The narrator was great and it was fun and plenty steamy! I don't really care for slow burn though.

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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Started this one last night!

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Kshakal
Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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A fun and steamy rom-con that is guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings!!

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Kshakal
Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView
1. The Harry Potter series
2. Fun, flirty and sexy

Thanks for the tag @JenReadsAlot

@BethM @peaknit

JenReadsAlot Oh yes, Harry Potter!! 4mo
TheSpineView Potter!! Thanks for playing 4mo
BethM Totally potter 4mo
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samantharoberts
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This book was even better than the first! Perfect book if you‘re looking for a fun, steamy romance.

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RenePenn
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Book 2 of the Bellinger Sisters. I liked this one better than the first one. If you like a good spicy 🌶 RomCom that will tug at your heartstrings… this should do it!

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Kar2b
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I liked Hannah and Fox‘s story more than I liked Piper and Brandon‘s. It seemed less fluffy and more like something that could really happen. I still have to give big eye rolls to the de descriptions… how is every guy so magnificently well endowed?! Still, overall an enjoyable read.

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TLuvs
Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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I have heard so much about this and it's first counterpart,, time to give it a whirl!

TLuvs I was looking for a cute, light-hearted romance with spice and this totally fit the bill. Not a RomCom but definitely a contemporary romance, friends to lovers and happily ever after story. I liked that the setting was different by being a seaside town and fisherman vibe. Will for sure check out TB's other titles.

Final Rating 3.5 ⭐️ rounded up
6mo
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mdm139
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This one was a slower burn than the first book and the characters had a deeper emotional connection. Still had steamy scenes but they were toward the end of the book.

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Zuhkeeyah
Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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This #bookspin list contains all of my current borrows, including those hibernating on my kindle (which is living on airplane mode). I'm looking forward to clearing out a good portion of my TBR this month with plenty of outdoor reading.

As always, thank you @thearomaofbooks for hosting this wonderful challenge!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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mdm139
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Got zero reading done, because I was too busy making sure the kids didn‘t drown. But I always come prepared.

BookNerd9906 But good work keeping the kids alive! 👏 6mo
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Squidonland
Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey

He wanted to be out in the gale, warring with waves, battling their impact, witnessing nature at her angriest. Watching as she changed her mind in a matter of seconds. Maybe humans couldn‘t change, but nature could. Nature lived to change.

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BookBelle84
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This was a refreshing, enjoyable romance. I loved how strong and brave Hannah was. She knows what she wants and she goes for it, it is Fox who has to step up. Not your typical romance conflicts and a great use of the friends to lovers trope.

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Sara_Planz
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The flowers and trees are in full bloom here! Perfect day for reading and relaxing.

Prairiegirl_reading I‘m so jealous! We‘ve had such a long, brutal winter with yet another blizzard in the forecast for the weekend. I CANNOT wait to read outside!!! 7mo
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Shievad
Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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😍😍😍 I love a book where the main characters display healthy communication and talk about issues as they arise rather than waiting and letting them fester. Hannah and Fox felt like real people and not overly like tropes. Second in the series (didn‘t read the first and wasn‘t confused). Friends to lovers trope.

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NikkiCureton
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Really enjoyed this one. Fox and Hannah‘s story is good, just the right combination of sappy (not in a bad way) and spicy 🌶

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Julsmarshall
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So good! Maybe my favorite of hers yet! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Clwojick
Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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Jumping straight into Hook, Line and Sinker! For the #ThingsinCommon challenge, both covers have characters wearing headphones on the cover. 🎧

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Nessavamusic
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I liked this, not quite as much as book 1, but it dealt with some serious subjects-specifically toxic masculinity-in a quality way. This is far more slow burn then is typical of Tessa Bailey but it fit the story. Still includes heavy steam that is typical of this author. 4⭐️
#roaringwolf - “Cheers”
#bookspinbingo - free space
#NSR22 - Contemporary
#romancereadingchallenge - slow burn
#marvelousmarch #readathon book 1 done!

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 9mo
Roary47 Awesome! 9mo
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kimmypete1
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Really enjoyed this one.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I loved this!

Also very proud of myself for completing a duology!

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kimmypete1
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How cute is this cover?

I‘m enjoy it so far, though I‘m only a few chapters in.
@ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays

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KelsiTaylor
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This book released today but I was lucky enough to get it a few days ago and I loved it! I loved this series so much and was so happy with Hannah & Fox‘s story and everyone‘s endings.

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Lauren_reading
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This book was everything I love about romance. It‘s sweet, emotional and the build up between Hannah and Fox is so steamy. Even the first kiss scene is hot.

Fox is trying to get past years of being told his success with women is his worth. He‘s struggling to realize he can be more than he believes, but Hannah is there to help him. She has her own problems, to include needing to stand up for what she wants and needs.

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jackilynn
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DogEaredBooks
Hook, Line, and Sinker | Tessa Bailey
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My signed copy showed up a little early!! Another reason to love indie bookstores (and the authors that love them)! Can‘t wait to start

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cassiopia
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Started this beauty last night right before bed so I'm only 3 chapters in. But I am enjoying it so far and I've already laughed so that's a promising sign.

Also, sorry for being so MIA. I promise to try to get better, but life, ya know?

#ARC

julesG ??? I read "Hook, Line and Stinker" ???? 13mo
cassiopia @julesG 🤣🤣☠☠☠ omg that is funny. 13mo
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sebrittainclark
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4.5/5

I loved this sequel to It Happened One Summer. Hannah's returning to Westport, but this time instead of going to support Piper, she's going to be working on Sergei's latest movie, while staying in her friend Fox's extra bedroom.

I loved how this novel really dug into the insecurities both Fox and Hannah had about themselves and how their romance blossomed as they worked through them.

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WonderlandMind
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I received a copy of this from Netgalley!

I absolutely loved this romance! It was everything I needed out of a romance novel. I loved Fox and Hannah. Their friendship and connection felt genuine and I found myself rooting for them from the start. The self reflection by each character was great to read and pushed the plot forward. I finished this book in about two days because I couldn‘t stop reading it! I‘d highly recommend it!