Series: The Bellinger Sisters #2
Published by Avon
Release Date: March 1st 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format Read: ARC
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?
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...
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This book deserves ALL of the stars. I adored this book from start to finish. My only complaint is that the book ended. I could read about Hannah and Fox all day. Their story was everything. It was the most exquisite slow burn, heartfelt, friends-to-lovers story.
Tessa Bailey wrote Fox’s character and his struggles so well. I really felt for him. Everyone judged and forced him into a role he never wanted from a young age. Fox never thought he could deviate from that path since everyone who knew him believed he would be a playboy. It broke my heart. Watching Hannah help Fox realize his true potential and character was such a rewarding reading experience. His character arc was executed flawlessly. Hannah’s character arc was also written really well. Hannah believes she’s a secondary character rather than a leading lady. She wants to be a leading lady, but she isn’t sure she’s capable. Fox, however, knows she is. These two characters complimented each other perfectly.
I can’t say enough good things about this book. It’s a must-read for all romance lovers. Everyone needs to add this book to their TBR immediately.
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