Off the Hook
Fishing for Trouble #1
By: Laura Drewry
Releasing April 12, 2016
Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide. Perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, the Fishing for Trouble series features three unforgettable brothers—each of whom is a great catch.
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 just 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.
I enjoyed every moment I spent with this book, the story is fun, with subtle humor and banter between the brothers, it has high emotions, without being filled with angst and despair, it has sweet, adorable, yet very passionate romance, that made me sigh. And in a great balance and lovely flow, no less.
I loved the determination, focus, and dedication the group had, to fix the resort back to what it can be. The hard work, the sweat, and the blood, it was all towards the greater goal, to restore their family's legacy.
I was prepared to all fun and romance, then it hits with the brother's childhood drama, and tragedy. Liam has to go deep, to find acceptance to the past, forgiveness, and move on. It was raw, yet beautiful.
Liam and Kate, There was something very much 'easy' between them. No high drama, no screaming, fighting, accusations. Even though their past could warranty all that, they took the high road, and I loved it! They talk, they share, they become friends while working together. And they work well together, they have a rhythm that compliments each other, a connection that makes them understand each other, and attraction that makes them want to consume each other at ones.
I savored the story, I didn't want to depart from the characters, they are so easy to relate to and fun to be around. There's baseball, the good and the bad side of it. Fishing, brothers who fight, but stand up for each other, whales, hard work, and pain, and lust filled adoration and ardor between Liam and Kate... I'm eagerly waiting for the next story in the series, cause this one is a home run!
~ Five Spoons
They were almost to her cabin when she shocked the hell out of him by slipping her hand under his arm and nudging his shoulder with hers.
“You’re still a hotshot pitcher, you know. Don’t talk about that in the past tense.”
Liam blinked hard, then leaned in and pressed a slow kiss against her cheek. Half an inch, that’s how close he was to those soft, warm lips he remembered all too well, but no matter how much he ached to taste them again, he forced himself to pull back and smile down at her.
Besides his agent—who didn’t count, because Liam paid him to say it—Kate was the first and only one to even suggest he might have something left, and if she’d said it any other time or any other way, he might not have believed she was sincere.
But looking at her now, with her foot up on the porch, ready to go inside, there wasn’t the slightest trace of doubt in her eyes, just those damn bits of amber flickering like little beacons.
“I, uh . . .” Blowing out a hard breath, Liam shoved both hands through his hair, locked his fingers together, and took a step back. “I better go. It’d really screw things up here if we woke up married tomorrow.”
“Right. Good thinking,” she said, her mouth curling into a slow, knowing smile. “’Cause I promise you this, I won’t be nearly as nice the next time you divorce me.”
USA Today Bestselling author, Laura Drewry had been scribbling things for years before she decided to seriously sit down and write. After spending eight years in the Canadian north, Laura now lives back home in southwestern British Columbia with her husband, three sons, a turtle named Sheldon, and an extremely energetic German shepherd. She loves old tattered books, good movies, country music, and the New York Yankees.
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