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Off the Hook

(Fishing for Trouble #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  486 ratings  ·  160 reviews
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
ebook, 257 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by Loveswept
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Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. The book was well written. Kate and Liam's story was about second chances. They had a brief Vegas marriage 10 years before but it ended within a few days when Liam walked out. Now Kate's in a position to help him and she does so without hesitation though she didn't know it was him who she was going to deal with at first. The beginning was a little stunted and it didn't really move very fast but once it picked up, it seemed to straighten out. I guess I was really looking for something ...more
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Laura Drewry kicks off another sweet, fun and sexy series. Off the Hook is a second chance romance filled with emotion, easy to relate with characters, witty dialog and a smooth flowing plot that had me hooked.

As a young man, Liam O’Donnell had only ever wanted to be a professional baseball pitcher. He’s achieved his dream and his older and wiser self knows his career is on a downward slope. So while he’s recovering for an injury and his agent
Lady Heather
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary romance, slow burn romance lovers
OFF THE HOOK, Book 1 in my Fishing for Trouble series, is on sale for 99¢ - but only for a limited time!

“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
Off the Hook (Fishing for Trouble)
Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide.
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Already right off the bat I am in love with this new series by Drewry. It's new, funny and has everything I look for in a read.

Kate is looking forward to moving up in the Foster Group where she works but in order to do that she needs to do manual labor at the Buoys in order to get the place up and running so the new owners can sell it. But when she arrives she is in the shock of her life when she comes face to face with the man who left her alone and broke in a hotel room in Vegas. Is working wi
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I had read some of Laura's other books and I liked the premise of this one, so I was eager to read it.

I liked Kate and Liam. I loved that they met 10 years later and how it was all just a coincidence. And the best part was that there was some honest communication about their past.

The plot was probably a bit predictable, but there were some sweet moments. The scenes with all 3 brothers together were hilarious and I especially loved Jessie. I hope she gets her own book.

Overall, a quick, cute re
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I love it when I'm able to curl up with a great book and just lose track of time. Off The Hook is a wonderful example of a great read that you can sit down and enjoy in just a few hours and be thoroughly entertained throughout.

I just love Liam. He was great example of leading man that we want to enjoy reading about. I love that he knows what he want and isn't afraid to go after it.

Kate is just a nice person and very sweet too. Often times we don't see that type of personality in these types of
Suze Lavender
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Liam and Kate only knew each other a few days when they decided to get married. They met in Las Vegas and it was an impulsive act. Liam changed his mind, left Kate without giving her a good reason and sent her divorce papers not much later. They never told anybody about their marriage. Kate mainly felt ashamed and didn't think she'd ever see Liam again. Fate decides otherwise though. Because of Kate's job she and Liam meet each other again in the most unexpected circumstances.

Kate is being sent
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty great second chance story. Good rec, Sam.


I tried my best with this one but I just couldn't do it. I was so confused with what was going on and why does the name Paul have to be mentioned 18 times in less than one chapter?? Almost every paragraph mentioned the character's name Paul. Gotdamn.

This just wasn't for me.
Olga therebelreader
This is a fun romance, light on suspense and with a healthy dose of drama.

Liam and Kate got married in a quickie Las Vegas wedding ten years ago, after a few days of acquaintance. They were floating on air until Liam realized his mistake and left Kate alone in their motel room. He wanted to pursue his talent and love for baseball, and he got scared by the strength of his feelings for Kate. A few days later, he filed for divorce and they went their separate ways without the drama and long, drawn-

Thanks to netgalley and Loveswept for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I really love books dealing with small cosy towns, a family inn and things like that. They always contain a special atmosphere which just feels good.
The atmosphere here was really nice too but unfortunately I couldn't connect with the characters. For me the only connection between Liam and Kate was due to their moments in the past. There was nothing which connected them in the present or made me understand their f
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

I really loved this book. It was so fun, cute, and unique. Plus there's something about second chances that I really love. Knowing that Liam and Kate were married once before and now have a second chance at love, ugh, it just pulls at my heart strings. I really loved that Kate had no idea Liam's family owned this fishing resort, and then when she finds out, she doesn't run the other way. Instead, she sticks though it, though f
Teri Beth
Apr 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgally
ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley

Off the Hook was a cute, quick second-chance romance. I started reading it before bed and I was easily swept up in the story and finished in that one sitting. The characters were endearing and the plot was a bit predictable but absolutely enjoyable. And I especially loved the charming setting. I'm hoping there will be more books taking place in The Buoys. This was an easy, sweet read. Perfect for in between heavier reads.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Laura Drewry is one of those authors that I will buy without even reading the books description! Off the Hook is definitely not something that I would have thought I'd be interested in but as usual, she had me from the very first page!!! It's a great start to a new series and I'm ready for the next installment already!
Cynthia Moore
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun book

Fun book to read. Keeps your interest, while also entertaining the reader. The characters are interesting and endearing. A book I didn't want to put down!
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Apr 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: athletes
(3T/3H, closer to a 2H)
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Liam is the middle O'Donnell brother who grew up on the west coast in a remote fishing resort owned by his family. His mother left when he was little and after that his father became an abusive alcoholic. But Liam was a gifted baseball pitcher and as soon as he was able, he left his home for the city lights. While on days off, he went to Vegas with some teammates and met Kate. Kate is the hard working daughter of a single mother who couldn't catch a break. After 5 days of being together, Liam an ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Looking at other reviews it appears that a lot of other people didn't care much for this book. I don't get that. I thought it was awesome! It's a second chance trope with a bit of a twist. I found Liam's reason for leaving Kate the first time to be totally understandable if not reasonable due to what was going on in his life.
I loved the setting for this book and the seclusion that the island provided for the story. I loved that Kate was doing all sorts of getting dirty and working hard to get th
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book was boring. I didn't really get why they got back together - they didn't really talk to each other, and I felt that it wasn't natural. The book was not funny, nor was the plot interesting. Usually for series I'll be looking forward to the next books but for this one I didn't even feel like finishing it. As a fan of second chance romance booksX this is quite a disappointing read.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Based on the blurb and a few reviews I suspected I would enjoy this author. I absolutely did. Good writing, enjoyable scenery and storyline. A slightly different take on the quickie Vegas wedding. I'm excited to read more in the series.
Patricia Sears
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful story.

5 stars. Excellent storyline and realistic characters. Very enjoyable light hearted read, would be great for a vacation. Will look for more from this author. Maybe other characters have a book each....
Mayedah Bookreviews
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly, not that bad at all.
Casey Leigh
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
A charming tale of second chances after decisions made in moments of passion backfire, family loyalty and following ones' dreams. Full of feel good emotions, and a few moments of anger.
Stephanie Plummer
Great story

I liked the characters, loved the storyline. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a real good love story.
I enjoyed the setting and characters, I just found the plot to be
Renee Entress
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, love, and heartbreak.

This is Kate and Liam’s story. Kat and Liam have a history. They had a fling and were married. Now he is home helping his brother’s out at the lodge. He is not ready to retire but knows his brother’s need help. A developer is trying to take the land from them. Kate is sent to persuade the owners to sell. Little did she know she was about to walk into her past. The chemistry is still hot as it was before and she
A Klue
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Having really enjoyed books 3 and 4 of Laura Drewry’s “Friends First” series, this NetGalley reviewer was very excited to receive an ARC of Off the Hook, book 1, of her “Fishing for Trouble” series. Unfortunately, this one wasn’t as good as I had hoped.

You see, I have to actually like the characters. I found Liam to be a “not so great” hero, at times, folks. He marries Kate in Vegas after spending a week with her, then packs up, sneaks out, and cowardly leaves her behind with a pathetic “Sorry,
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Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I know Laura Drewry's work, so even though I am a big hater of fishing (don't even eat seafood of any kind), I figured I would it a go because I like her writing style. I was once again impressed with her writing style, she has great flow when it comes to how she writes her books, and a plot that really took me along for an enjoyable couple of hours. Plus I happen to be one of those readers who absolutely love seei
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Major league pitcher Liam O'Donnell is currently out of play due to an injury, and his career is in limbo, so when home beckons he decides to pack a bag and head there for a while to help out around the family lodge. The Buoy's is their father's legacy, and the boys have done all they can to keep it afloat, but they are having minor money troubles, and a developer is ready to pounce and take it from them, but the boys are determined to turn things around. Every thing seems to be going according ...more
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