Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey Review
Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey Review is here. This is the second book in the Bellinger Sister Series by Tessa Bailey. I will tell you why I enjoyed Hook, Line, and Sinker more than I did than It Happened One Summer, but first, let me tell you a little about Hook Line and Sinker.
Still set in Westport, Washington, a fishing town, Fox Thornton, a king crab fisherman, is known for being a one-night-stand kind of guy. He also seems to think that is all he will ever be. Hannah Bellinger, Fox’s best friend, returns to Westport for work as part of a film production. She needs a place to stay since her sister, Piper’s future in-laws, are staying with her and Brenden. So Hannah decides to stay in Fox’s guest bedroom. Now that Hannah is back in Westport, Fox just might be the person to help her get her colleague, the one that Hannah has had a crush on for a while, to finally ask her out. Yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she thinks she wants him instead.
I loved this follow book so much more than the first, and here is why.
The buildup! Fox and Hannah’s relationship had such a good buildup to it. I am not too fond of the relationships in stories where BOOM, the romance just happens within the first couple of chapters. I was very pleased with how Bailey handled the buildup between Fox and Hannah.
Hook, Line, and Sinker is touching in a way I wasn’t expecting. Fox is known for being many things, such as a lady’s man, skirt chaser, and player. His characterization is really adapted into his identity. Hannah, I loved her and her love for music. She never sees herself as the main leading lady and seems content to be a perpetual side character. How her character unfolds to coming into her own is lovely.
The dual POV of the main characters was everything in this book too. I loved how the reader can get inside the character’s heads and know what they are both thinking and feeling. Also, I must say this story had some of the best side characters I have ever read in a romance novel. Opal, the grandmother, and Christian that played the main leading character on the set.
I don’t recommend reading Hook, Line, and Sinker as a standalone as we met Hannah and Fox in It Happened One Summer, and the foundation of their relationship is developed there. But I do recommend reading Hook, Line, and Sinker, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did. This book just gave me all the feel-goods. I could not be more pleased with how much I loved this friends to lovers’ story.
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