Off the Hook
Book 1, Fishing for Trouble
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • “A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories . . . the perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—Lauren Layne
Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide. The Fishing for Trouble series features three unforgettable brothers, each of whom is a great catch.
RITA FINALIST—CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: MID-LENGTH
Major league pitcher Liam O’Donnell knows his best days are probably behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to retire and become a fishing guide. Still, after all the time he’s spent chasing his dreams, he owes it to his brothers to pull his weight around the lodge. The Buoys is their father’s legacy, and they can’t let some developer take it from them. The one snag Liam isn’t counting on is a blast from the past: his ex-wife.
The moment Kate Hadley steps out of the seaplane, she knows this assignment is going to be trickier than she thought. She has to persuade the owners to sell—and one of them is Liam O’Donnell. Ten years ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life when she married Liam during a fling in Vegas. Now he’s her only lifeline in the middle of nowhere. Kate’s trying to keep things cool, but Liam reminds her of the scorching few nights they spent together—and tempts her to make new memories that are just as steamy as the old.
Praise for Off the Hook
“A must-read for fans of second-chance love stories, Off the Hook is the perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne
“Off the Hook is an entertaining, funny, and sexy second-chance romance. Laura Drewry struck the right balance between the heavier, more serious or emotional parts with humor and heat. . . . Fans of Kimberly Lang, Jenna Sutton, and Marie Force will enjoy Off the Hook.”—Harlequin Junkie
“Drewry kicks off another sweet, fun and sexy series. Off the Hook is a second-chance romance filled with emotion, easy-to-relate-to characters, witty dialogue and a smooth-flowing plot that had me hooked.”—TJ Loves to Read
“I absolutely love Laura Drewry’s writing style. She reminds me a lot of Jill Shalvis. . . . If you enjoy heavily family-oriented romances with just the right amount of angst, a touch of sexy and a true romantic feel, this is a book, and an author, that you should definitely pick up.”—Fiction Fangirls
“Off the Hook was well written, well paced, relevant, emotive, and engrossing. I adored these characters and fretted for them, cheered them on, and smiled and sighed with their pleasure.”—Books and Bindings
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
such a fun read
en years ago Liam married a girl he met in Vegas. They spent a few wonderful days with her and knew he needed to cut his loss. When 10 years later she shows up to help with his dads resort he never expected to have to come clean and he never thought he would see her again. Will she destroy the resort before him and his brothers can save it or will she help them and leave again? Kate has made a series of mistakes her whole life and she is so happy to have this chance to proof her self and get her dream job. When she steps of the plane and on to the resort she sees Liam the guy she made a mistake with 10 years earlier. Will they be able to work together or will he send her packing? This book was really fun love story, did not seem to be your typical love story which made it a super fun read. I really can't wait to read more from this group I really loved Jessie's roll in Liam and Kate's story and I hope there is more to come from her. This book was a quick and simple read leaving you wanting more as you kept reading and easy page turner.
*strong language is the only downside to it but no some much it took away from the story.
Drewry built these two so well, showing their weaknesses and strengths - a second chance that can’t
An admitted fan of the work of Laura Drewry, I couldn’t pass up the chance to read her new book that highlights a second chance romance. Ten years ago Liam and Kate were married in Vegas in one of those ‘youthful foolish moments’. That moment impacted them both to this day, and now things are starting to heat up.
Liam always wanted to be a professional baseball pitcher, and single mindedly pursued that dream. After success and achievement, his pitching career is coming to an end, and it’s time for him to pitch in with the family business, a fishing retreat called The Buoys on an offshore island, getting it profitable and ready to withstand the threat from development into a typical retreat.
Kate works for the developer that is interested in the Buoys, but doesn’t expect to see Liam there, and instantly the memories of their moments, and her leaving him alone in Vegas are stirred. While she wants to ensure her position in the company and continue her career trajectory, she’s not sure she can work with Liam (or against him).
These two actually are mature enough to realize that they need to communicate and work to SOME end, neither actually does, at first meeting, think it will be a rekindling of their relationship. Drewry built these two so well, showing their weaknesses and strengths, the effect their short relationship had on them both, and the sparks that still are smoldering there. Perfect for one another, Liam and Kate slowly discover that a second chance for them is something that can’t be ignored.
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 fantastic storyline. When you combine romance with a unique and totally different storyline, stunningly beautiful description and characters that completely captivate you, you have a must read book and that is what I found in this sweet second chance romance.
The authors detailed descriptive narrative places the reader firmly at The Buoys. I felt as if I was surrounded by the sights and sounds and character of this West Coast haven where love does come in with the tide. This first story in the Fishing for Trouble series had me struggling to put it down, because I couldn't wait to see what happened next.
Though it had a great pace I couldn't read it fast enough. The chemistry and attraction between Liam and Kate was obvious and I couldn't help wishing that things would work out for them this time, even when it seemed that the timing may be against them. Liam and Kate's relationship was fun to watch develop as they spent more and more time together. Loved Liam's brothers Ronan and Finn as well as family friend Jessie. The love between these amazing brothers was real and deep, even after some past issues they have had to deal with. Coming together to try and save the family's Legacy The Buoys a run down fishing lodge. Can't wait to continue getting to know more about these brothers in this series.
So if you want to be swept away to the North West Coast for a sweet second chance love story, Off The Hook by Laura Drewry is your book. Loved it. Highly recommended.
Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Apr 12, 2016
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 257 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Fishing for Trouble