Book 2, Fishing for Trouble - A Fishing for Trouble Novel
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The O’Donnell brothers continue to cast their lines and find love in this alluring romance from the bestselling author of Off the Hook (“A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories.”—Lauren Layne).
Seasick. That’s how Jessie Todd feels when her best friend and boss, Finn O’Donnell, tells her that the Buoys will be featured on a popular fishing program—which just so happens to be hosted by a guy she used to date. She’s still friendly with her ex, but her new feelings for Finn are making things . . . complicated. His life is out on the sea, and though Jessie works at the resort, her paralyzing phobia of water keeps her on land, where she’s safe. To take a shot with Finn, she’ll need to face her fears—and her innermost desires—head-on.
Finn has been nursing a crush on Jess for a long time, so when she suddenly asks for swimming lessons, he dives right in. Holding her shaking hand as she steps into the ocean makes his heart swell—despite the sinking feeling that she’s just doing it to impress that smarmy TV host. Finn doesn’t trust anyone with his bruised and battered heart, but he’ll be forced to lay it all on the line to keep Jess from being the one that got away.
Praise for Lured In
“Fun and flirty . . . Fans of Kendra Leigh Castle, Lauren Layne, and Julia London will enjoy Lured In.”—Harlequin Junkie
“An endearing, fun and sexy, friends-to-lovers romance full of emotion, charming characters, witty dialog that ‘lured me in’ and hooked me ’til the very end.”—TJ Loves to Read
Laura Drewry gives fishing (and fishermen) a whole new level of sexiness! . . . Lured In is a gripping romance that will make you swoon, laugh and wish The Buoys really existed.”—Roberta’s Dream World
“Amusing, witty, and clever . . . I adore this incredibly well-crafted series and am already looking forward to the next book with ‘wicked hot promise.’”—Books and Bindings
“Simply one of the best friends-to-lovers story that I’ve read. Drewry captures just how simple and complex this often is. I’ve completely fallen in love with this family and their way of life.”—Once Upon a Page
“Lighthearted and fun . . . Laura Drewry does a great job of pulling you into the story and getting you invested in the characters and The Buoys and needing/wanting more.”—Fiction Fan Girls
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
A wonderful friends to lovers story
The second in the series, I’ve read it from the beginning, and while you won’t go wrong reading these in order, Drewry does manage to provide enough background to pick up this series at any point. Her writing has progressed in ways that I had hoped for, while still providing a character driven plot and a fearless head-on approach to tackling more difficult subjects, she’s softened the conflicts and issues somewhat in this series, and the result is a fun read.
We met Jessie in Off the Hook, and while she was fun and funny, the searing glances she shot Finn’s way were indicative of more to come. Now, she’s back with her own story – and several big secrets. See, the Buoys are due for some national attention with a popular television program arriving to film a fishing show. Thing is, Jesse already ‘knows’ the star of the show Hooked, as she and Sam had a torrid fling that ended when she returned to help out the O’Donnell brothers (mostly her bestie Finn).
Finn O’Donnell is a bit abrupt, less than cuddly with everyone, except Jessie. He’s had a crush on her for years, and while he knows she’s terrified of water, she’s never shared the why. He’s thinking that the time together before the Hooked crew arrives will be perfect to get to the bottom of her secret, even though he won’t push her too far. Oh , and it doesn’t hurt that they are already besties, but he wants more.
Oh this was cute. Most of the conflict here was the push-me-pull-you attraction between Jessie and Finn, and how they both tried to ignore it, then went with it, then pulled back again because they both were afraid. When Sam arrives, there’s a touch of jealousy, and seeing how Jessie relates to him, Finn knows he needs to step up and make his moves…definitively.
A wonderful friends to lovers story that is reasonably low in angst and stress, where only the characters get in their own way repeatedly on their way to a happy ending.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
LOVED this book! It's the second in the Fishing for Trouble series but easily read standalone. I adored Jessie in the first book and she's just as lovable this time around. Since she first came to work at The Buoy's Jessie and Finn have always been close. Of all the O'Donnell brothers Finn is the one that completely got her. Their relationship seems to be changing now. Is she ready to risk what they have for something more? Is he? What if it doesn't work? More importantly what if it does? This is a fairly classic friends to lovers story but the characters and storyline that ties it all together makes it one of the best I've read.
I'd say this is a definite must read. I highly recommend it.
This is a friends to lovers charming story with a HEA ending. The characters of Jessie and Finn are a couple who made falling in love so much fun. It was very heartwarming how Finn helped Jessie overcome her fears, but there was more to the story with the setting of a fishing lodge. Throw in an ex boyfriend and interesting secondary characters, with some humor on top, and you have an engaging romance.
This book was provided by the Publisher and Netgalley for my honest review.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Sep 27, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 292 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, Fishing for Trouble