Hook, Line, and Sinker - Tessa Bailey

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Author: Tessa Bailey

  • Publication Date: 2022-03-01
  • Category: Romantic Comedy
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 962 Ratings)



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?


  • So good

    By Cello cakes
    I just reread it for the third time, and I cried just as much as the first. Like violently sobbing in bed at 3 a.m. This book is so good and deserves so much. I personally liked it better than It Happened One Summer. The vibes are good. It makes me so sad and so happy and so sad. Read it. Now.
  • Audiobook review

    By Rushgirl1984
    The audiobook version is awful, the narrator mispronounced so many words, I was more focused on how she said things than the story. Story was just ok.

    By ameliax3
    How I loveeeee this boook!!! Definitely one of my BEST READ THIS YEAR!!
  • Excellent Read!

    By mwb5155
    Started to read and couldn’t stop!
  • Review

    By Planned
    Loved loved loved
  • i have no words

    By tayteonnamarie
    it was absolutely fantastic. i cried, laughed, and positively screamed with joy over this book. i loved it!!!
  • oh my lord 😭😭😭

    By rowan 🔖
  • I will try

    By Jazzy queen2
    You guys are saying that this is good so I will try to see if it is good and if it is I will let you guys know i will given this 2 stars just for now
  • Love it!

    By AnondaT
    GAHHH I love this book so much. I started off with “ it happened one summer.” But my heart ache every time I read the last sentence and close the book. This book truly has a place in my heart !! <3
  • Fun, amazing characters

    By AndreaJW
    Production assistant Hannah recommends the quaint fishing village where her late father grew up as the ideal location for the film she's working on. While there, she bunks with her totally platonic friend Fox, who's got a reputation as an incorrigible ladies' man. Which is fine, because she's trying to hook up with the film's director. She and Fox are just friends. Except for the super inconvenient sensual tension that neither one of them can seem to resist. And a drunken kiss they can't forget. Okay, fine, they have a thing for each other, but they live in different states and don't want to ruin their friendship. The longer Hannah stays, though, the more she and Fox want more from the relationship. Can they find a way to make it work? If you enjoyed IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER, you'll definitely want to read this book. And if you didn't read the first book in the series, go and read that one first. You don't have to, because this one stands alone, but the reading experiences are similar and you'll enjoy the series more if you read the books in order. Hannah and Fox are fun, amazing characters. They both underestimate themselves, and through their friendship, they come to realize they're already the person they aspire to be—they just need to believe in themselves. This book really nails the friends-to-lovers trope: the camaraderie, the sensual tension, the unwillingness to jeopardize one of the best relationships in their lives. This couple is well-matched, with complementary qualities but also a willingness to grow together. Plus, the sensuality between them is off the charts. There are also charming side characters that make the novel even more endearing. The audiobook narration added to the enjoyment of the story. Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.