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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 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?
I think Hook, Line, and Sinker goes down as my favorite book by Tessa Bailey. As soon as we met Hannah and Fox in It Happened On Summer, I just about fell in love with their friendship and NEEDED more.
I’ll have to say that the friends to lovers trope (with a bit of a slow burn), they’re not my go to. But I was eager for their story and here we are.
They have such a solid friendship and it was inevitable from the very beginning that these two were bound to be together. But I was so eager to find the root of why it wasn’t happening yet. And it was a little more emotional than I thought it would be.
From their beautiful friendship over the love of music, ugh, seriously what is there not to love about these two. I can’t say that it met all my expectations, but I still very much enjoyed this one.
If you loved Piper and Brendan’s story, this one just might take the cake!
Sighhhhhhhh, I don’t want to leave Westport quite yet, please give us more!