It Happened One Summer - Tessa Bailey

It Happened One Summer

Author: Tessa Bailey

  • Publication Date: 2021-07-13
  • Category: Romantic Comedy
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 1,730 Ratings)



Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who’s cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong. 

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Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar... in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. 


  • Love love love

    By waylortilcox
    I read this book in one sitting. WONDERFUL
  • love love love

    By happiemaddie
    incredible. couldn’t put it down.
  • So good!!

    By Nstudmuffin
    I’ve read a lot of books and I never review them, but this one was so good!
  • Two Stars…

    By riderkp
    I desperately wanted to like this, but just couldn’t. The plot and characters were good, but the dialogue was so juvenile.
  • Amazing

    By ctanjang
    Trust me, this is well worth the read.
  • speechless

    By swaggylila
    wow. just wow
  • Just So Good

    By MLS094
    That’s the whole review. It was just SO good.
  • Better than I hoped for!

    By KLauren03
    Such a great, fun read. I loved everything. Start to finish - A++ for me!!
  • 👍 Excellent!

    By luvtoread44
    I can’t say enough good things about this book. Sweet, funny, hot, sentimental, witty and romantic are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe it. The storyline (a seemingly spoiled and shallow socialite is forced to spend three months in the hometown of her long deceased father, and she finds love there while discovering herself) is heads above what is typically found in this genre. All of the main and supporting characters are uniformly interesting and capture our hearts. Tessa Bailey, keep writing them like this.
  • Fantastic!

    By Megan reads
    Great characters, great story.