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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.

257 pages, ebook

First published April 12, 2016

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Laura Drewry

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USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry writes fun and sexy contemporary romances filled with heartfelt emotion and characters readers can relate to.

When she’s not writing, she likes reading, watching Marvel movies with her boys, Pinning recipes she'll never make, and cheering for the Yankees. Laura lives in southwest British Columbia with her husband, three sons, two dogs, a turtle, a handful of chicken and about 30,000 bees.

You can find her online or stop by her Facebook or Twitter page to say hi.

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Profile Image for XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy.
1,473 reviews442 followers
April 29, 2016
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 a little more fast paced in development. The romance is a slower burn with sweet undertones. Nothing really surprising. I wasn't a very big fan of Liam. The first time for running away. The second for not coming back until it was his only option. Safety: No OW/OM/Sharing. No abuse/rape. Neither are Vs. they use condoms. H pushes h away in their "history", but not after they get together. h pushes away H to get him to follow his dreams.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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1,768 reviews444 followers
October 13, 2017
#99cents #Sale http://amzn.to/2ym9zBL (10/13/2017)
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 is working on getting him a new contract, he’s working on getting the Buoys, his father’s finishing retreat, in tip top shape or else risk having it go to an impersonal developer who’ll most certainly convert it into a generic spa like resort. That doesn’t mean he and his brothers are averse to accepting outside help from said developer. What he didn’t count on was that it would be his ex-wife who absolutely no one knows of, who shows up to help.

Kate Hadley hadn’t planned to board a seaplane to a barely communicated island. But she’s worked hard to get to where she’s at and will do just about anything to get the promotion she’s been dreaming about. Can she convince the man that 10 years ago left her alone in a Las Vegas hotel room to sell his family’s cherished land, the place where he and his brothers grew up in to her firm so she can further her career? With their attraction as strong as ever, can she focus on accomplishing the task at hand or will she be persuaded by Liam to rekindle their relationship even when their careers lead to very different directions?

You can count on Laura Drewry to write a warm fuzzy story, with heart and wit to cuddle up with and Off the Hook totally delivers. I really liked that even though it’s based on widely used elements like second chances and baseball, this story felt different in its fishing setting.

Both Kate and Liam are characters who you can easily relate with. They’re both driven but mostly they’re just human beings who want to find their niche. They hadn’t seen or talked to each other since that night ten years ago, and even though they didn’t know each other very well and had been together for a very short period of time, it’s obvious they had made a profound impact in their lives.
“Lust, fascination, curiosity, and something else he’d never been able to dfine. It was as if being with her had made him feel… alive… along with “smitten.”

Their reunion is less than cordial, but the attraction is still there and since they’re left with no other choice but to work together they actually communicate, get to know one another outside of their young Las Vegas fantasy bubble and quickly fall back into their easy, cute and fun banter, with delicious slow boiling sexual tension.

Though as a reader it was fairly easy to predict where the story would end, I very much enjoyed going on their journey to discover how perfect they were for one another. Even though I liked Liam as a hero and his backstory was heart wrenching, I have to give big kudos to Kate who bravely fought and went after what she wanted.

Liam’s brothers and their longtime family friend Jessie make very interesting supporting characters who I definitely want to get to know.

Finally, even though this is not a sports romance and I’m not a baseball connoisseur, I did like the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.

Off the Hook is the kick off book in the Fishing for Trouble series by author Laura Drewry. This is a standalone full length second chance, contemporary romance novel, told from both points of view with a happy ending.

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1,290 reviews700 followers
September 3, 2016
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. 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…


Publication date: April 12, 2016

"A copy of this book has been provided by Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review"

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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.”

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5 "Hindsight is 20/20" stars!

What a wonderful story!
One of the reasons why Laura Drewry is one of my favorite author's is because she can write an amazing slow-burn love story.

Liam and Kate were brilliant to read.
I loved their history, and I enjoyed reading their journey to get back to one another.

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I love soft Kate!
Soft Kate is sassy, smart, strong, and follows her heart.

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Older, more mature Liam is also wonderful to read, especially when he has his "come to Jesus" moment, and gets his head out of his ass.

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Once again Laura Drewry has cast her net and captured her readers into an amazing story of atonement, asking for and receiving forgiveness, acceptance, and total and complete love.

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The story is beautifully written, and the characters and story are well developed.

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I can't wait to read the next book in this series!

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About the Author
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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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1,339 reviews48 followers
February 25, 2016
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 with her ex husband going to be awkward? Absolutely but she will have to just get the job done.

Liam has only loved one thing and that's baseball but while he is recovering from an injury and looking for a new team to pick up his contract he is helping his brothers restore the family home. Although they agreed to have some help he never expected to see Kate again. Sure he never forgot her but working with her this closely will have him smitten all over again.

Can I say again how much I actually loved this book? The plot was different and honestly I was super excited just because of that. Sometimes I get tired of reading the same things over and over again so I'm glad this book just stood out from the others.

The characters were far from ordinary. Each and every one of them just stood out but for many different reasons. Between Kate and Liam I wasn't sure who my favorite was because honestly they both had strong qualities that just stood out. They are both smart, funny, driven and most of all want a place where they belong. I couldn't get enough of them as a couple.

So these two characters haven't seen each other in 10 years so tension was running high but the way they fell into each other was intoxicating. They had funny banter, hot sex scenes, and a second chance at love. Neither of course knew where it would go but when they finally got together I had to literally hold my excitement.

Of course the sexy Liam has two brothers. One is older and another younger but I honestly can't wait for them to each have their own stories. They both have their own opinions on getting married so I'm excited to see who they end up with and what will happen along the way.

Honestly I loved this book and the ending has a HEA that I was completely smitten with! It's about time the heroine took it upon herself to get everything she wanted and to help the man who stole her heart!
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2,694 reviews701 followers
March 3, 2016
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 read. I'll definitely be looking at the future books of this series.

**Huge thanks to Loveswept and NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
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1,483 reviews261 followers
April 5, 2016
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 stories.

Together they make a great team and a great match. There was plenty of steamy moments and fun interactions along the way.

The author gave us all different types of twists and turns in this book. I can't say that I enjoyed the ending and what they did to Liam, however I did love that it finished the way we all look for - with a happily ever after.

This is a first in a series called "Fishing for Trouble" and I think it'll be a fun and enjoyable one to follow.
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1,581 reviews148 followers
May 5, 2021
I absolutely LOVE Laura Drewry’s writing style. She reminds me a lot of Jill Shalvis and you all know I adore her. This is the first book in a series about brothers, and a long-time family friend, who have to take on running their dad’s fishing lodge after he dies. In other words, this series is right up my alley because I love a good family oriented romance series.

This time around it’s a second chance romance between Liam, the aging baseball player and his ex-wife/Vegas fling Kate. The chemistry between the two of them was palpable from the very beginning and I’m basically in love with the adult way that the two of them handled the awkwardness of their past and how it was colliding with the present. Though their relationship could be seen as insta-love, given the fact that they were married after a week the first time around, this read more like a slow-burning fall from instant-attraction into a deeper, more meaningful type of love.

In fact, some people might not like how long it takes for the sexual tension to go from simmer to full boil, but I like that part the most. There is a lot of time spent getting to know Liam, Kate, Finn, Jessie and Ronan and their backstories that could be seen as a distraction from the romance but for me it just built upon the relationship between Kate and Liam that much more.

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.
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1,878 reviews1,311 followers
March 13, 2017
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 to the Buoys to help Liam and his brothers fix the place without knowing up front that it's his family business she's being assigned to. Liam's father passed away and he and his brothers are trying to keep the property in the family. The Buoys is a beautiful remote place and fishing trips are their main source of income. They don't want a big property developer to turn their family business into a luxurious hotel. They want it to remain the small and cozy place it is now. Kate's boss was a friend of Liam's father and he's offering Kate's help to get things up and running again. If they can't manage he will take over and buy the Buoys from them. That's something Liam wants to prevent at all costs. Liam is a professional baseball player and after a nasty injury he's trying to get his career back on track. His break comes at the exact right moment and gives him time to work at the Buoys. When he meets Kate he immediately feels the same as when he married her, but will she give him another chance and does he want one when he doesn't even know yet if he belongs on a field or in a boat?

Off the Hook is a wonderful original story. I immediately loved the setting, the Buoys is a magical place. I had fun reading about the business and loved the determination of the main characters to make something of it with the small budget they have. I fell in love with the setting and their plans and enjoyed reading about everything that happened. The Buoys is secluded, there are few modern conveniences and it's peaceful and quiet, while at the same time a lot is going on. I absolutely loved that contrast.

Kate is a talented woman. She's done so many different things in her life that she's good at everything. She managed to get a degree while working as hard as she could and she found a good job. She has a strong work ethic, is driven to do well at whatever she does and she isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. I loved her no-nonsense attitude and liked that it is clear from the start that she can take care of herself. She also has a softer side though, she's understanding and sweet and she genuinely wants to help Liam and his brothers. Liam is smitten, but he doesn't know how to give in to those feelings. He's got a lot of issues and Kate somehow makes them all better, which is incredibly endearing. They have amazing chemistry and they complement one another. Liam shows Kate his world and makes her part of everything he enjoys about it, which is another thing I really liked about Off the Hook. They are such a great team and every day they spend together their bond becomes more powerful.

Laura Drewry has a lovely easy flowing writing style. Her descriptions of both her main characters and their surroundings are expressive and dynamic. Her story is unique, enchanting and entertaining. The setting is romantic, the characters are charming and sympathetic and the storyline is creative and surprising. I highly recommend Off the Hook, it's a terrific captivating story with many unexpected twists and turns.
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3,023 reviews1,741 followers
April 19, 2016
Favorite Quotes:

“She was gorgeous and funny and he’d been instantly smitten. Wasn’t a word he’d ever use outside his own head, but there really was no other way to accurately describe her effect on him. Smitten.”

“If Liam hadn’t known better, he’d have sworn she’d never seen the ocean before. Everything about it seemed to amaze her, from the way the sun danced across the water with diamond tap shoes to the way gulls bobbed up and down over the swells without a care in the world.”

My Review:

This author paints pictures with gorgeous words and metaphors. It astounded me – there were several passages where I needed to stop, reread, and savor - as they were just lovely. This is my first time reading Laura Drewry but I greedily plan on hitting her listings and increasing my bulging TBR. 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. I would love to make a return visit to this cove, please Ms. Drewry, there are more brothers - just saying...
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672 reviews109 followers
March 8, 2016


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.
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1,054 reviews3 followers
October 27, 2020
Oh my! I loved a good second chance romance! Kate and Liam were absolutely perfect! I loved how they slowly got back together again. I loved how they were both their for one another. That ending was beautiful! I couldn't stop smiling for them. ⛵💚⚾
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888 reviews668 followers
April 12, 2016
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-out battle. Kate was deeply hurt by his rejection but decided to respect his decision and let him pursue his dreams.

Now, Liam and Kate work together in preparing the family fishing resort that belongs to Liam and his two brothers for immediate takeover in order to make it profitable again and pay the large tax bill. Kate didn’t know that the family business belonged to her ex-husband when was assigned the project and Liam did not expect to see her again and need her help to grow the family business. They are obviously still in love with each other. The atmosphere between them becomes electric and sparks fly igniting into a fiery passion! Trouble happens when Kate discovers the nasty intentions of her boss.

The focus of this book is the relationship between Liam and Kate but there are plenty of interesting twists to the plot that made it more than just a romance. Also, the secondary characters are just as detailed as the primary ones and the writing is excellent. And, I like the fact that Kate figured things out and could take care of herself. It’s a lovely, well written story with its warm small town characters and setting, and I highly recommend it.

ARC kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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1,663 reviews168 followers
February 27, 2016
With a failed, one-day old wedding firmly put in the past where it ought to be, Kate Hadley makes her way to a small fishing port, determined to work her way up to property manager of the very development that her boss has fixed his eye on eventually purchasing. But the biggest surprise awaiting Kate is that fickle and rather shallow ex-husband of hers, who had once thoughtlessly put his career above everything else, including her. Caught between a rock and a hard place, she has no choice but to hunker down and work with him and his brothers - and risk losing her heart a second time when all the stakes are once again against her.

Even as the outsider, Kate's admirable resilience and iron-clad determination kept me firmly on her side from the very start of the book. I only wished I could say the same of Liam O'Donnell's own cowardly ways when it came to her, or that that he'd fought way harder than he did for this woman who was worth so much. Yet 'Off the Hook' seems like a promising start to a series that I could get into, with sharply-drawn characters who struggle to get their barely-floating family business off the ground while grappling with their own broken pasts. It isn't anything less that what I've come to expect of Laura Drewry's writing, after all.

*ARC by netgalley
(grateful, as always, mind)
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2,893 reviews162 followers
April 13, 2016

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 feelings. I didn't feel any chemistry between them and there were hardly any swoon-worthy moments.
I liked the other characters but there was nothing which made them special.

Sometimes I had the feeling there the book concentrated on building up the atmosphere and describing the surroundings than constructing real good characters.

I had some serious problems following the storyline at some points. I still don't understand what Kate's job was actually about and what was going on in that company.

The ending came really quick and therefor made it feel very contructed.
I don't think I will continue reading this series.
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292 reviews13 followers
March 9, 2016
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 for completely selfish reasons. Regardless, the more she gets to know Liam outside of their Vegas fantasy week and the rest of his family, she puts aside what she wants and really fights for their interests.

I am really interested in finding out what happens to the other characters in this book, too! They were really great supporting characters and so many fun personalities. I think Drewry has a really great series here and I can't wait for what's next!

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1,505 reviews217 followers
April 11, 2016

I really enjoyed this second chance romance! 10 years ago, after meeting in Vegas, Liam and Kate got married. When Kate woke up the next morning, there was a note and no Liam and she hasn't seen him since. Now, Liam in the owner of a fishing resort that is behind on their taxes and Kate is working for the developer who wants the property. I really enjoyed the way Liam and Kate reconnected. This was low-angst, a little sexy and very sweet. Liam and Kate are both really likable characters. I also really liked the supporting characters and can't wait to read their stories.
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453 reviews116 followers
May 2, 2016
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.
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380 reviews19 followers
March 22, 2016
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!
2 reviews
September 5, 2016
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!
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581 reviews39 followers
October 27, 2021
QOTD: Do you like to fish?
My A: Yes!! It’s the perfect opportunity for some quiet, uninterrupted reading time! I grew up on a lake and we spent a lot of days on the docks with a reel, but my hubby hates touching fish so I haven’t been in years!
For fans of K.A. Tucker’s The Simple Wild series, Off The Hook by Laura Drewry gives us a second chance romance featuring a hot set of brothers, the gorgeous Candianan outdoors and the kind of smoldering build up that leaves you fanning your face. Kate and Liam met in vegas ten years ago and spent five days together falling madly in love. Their trip ended with them married and Liam leaving Kate in the hotel room asleep and alone. Now long divorced and a well kept secret, neither of them expects to see the other while working at a remote fishing cabin in Canada. Kate is there to bring the resort up to buying standards for her company and Liam is there to save his family's legacy. Their personalities clash and tempers flare but there is not denying they have some serious chemistry!
This book felt fresh in a heavily trafficked trope of Enemies to Lovers. I LOVE the outdoors and I love reading character’s who’s everyday life evolves nature in some way or another. I’d read a cabin in the wood romance over the city romances any day! This is book one of a three book series and you know I’ve already downloaded book two to my Kindle!
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1,109 reviews
February 22, 2017
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 and Kate got married and in the middle of night Liam left and never looked back. Kate considered it the biggest mistake of her life! 10 years later, Kate is finally getting her life together and her employer wants her to oversee clean-up at a property he wants to buy. She gets off the plan at a remote fishing resort and comes face to face with "her biggest mistake". And Liam cannot believe that "his biggest regret" has just walked back into his life. This is a funny and sweet romance that will melt your heart.
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1,732 reviews20 followers
November 10, 2017
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 the job of saving the property that belonged to Liam's family done, even the reason behind it was less than unselfish to start with. I loved that the process of Liam working up to apologizing for walking out on Kate the first time was slow but so sincere when he did reach that point.
This book has won awards and I understand why. Don't let the negative reviews scare you off--did deeper into the evolution of the story and you won't be disappointed. Looking for the second book--now!
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362 reviews
October 23, 2020
No había leído nada de esta autora y no ha estado mal. Aunque el argumento es predecible tiene algunos puntos originales y la ambientación se sale de lo normal, algo que se agradece.
Kate y Liam se conocieron diez años atrás en Las Vegas, él luchando por convertirse en jugador de béisbol profesional y Kate...bueno, ese fin de semana completó su periodo de malas decisiones. A partir de ese momento solo trabajó para conseguir un porvenir mejor del que tenía cuando llegó.
Hasta que diez años se encontraron de manera fortuita en una isla al norte del Pacífico.
La trama que envuelve la estancia de Kate en la isla está bien y el final, a pesar de ser más que predecible, me ha gustado.
Una novela entretenida con un conjunto de personajes que llaman la atención, Jessie es, quizá, la que más me ha llamado la atención, pero también me apetece leer la historia del hermano mayor.
Mi valoración 3.5
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4 reviews
October 26, 2020
Our couple meets for the second time at the start of the book. What is shocking how they first met – and it’s a bombshell. Liam and Kate’s chemistry jumps off the page. They are drawn together but face many obstacles as the story continues. The resolution of their conflict is fast paced, exciting and filled with surprises.

I wish the author would have shared a bit more of their backstory versus the snippets throughout the story. All in all a fun romance with engaging characters. I am always thankful when an author offers the first book in their series for free. It gives you a chance to see if you like their writing style. I enjoy how they introduce other characters in their world and make you curious what comes next for them too.

I'm excited to read the next book in the service.
308 reviews
October 16, 2022
Liam O’Donnell

Kate is going to The Buoys resort at the request of her boss at the Foster Group. Her job is to do whatever is needed to get the place ready in case her boss gets to buy the property when the current owners can’t make their tax payment in a few months. When she arrives she is met at the dock by Jessie but soon comes face to face with Liam O’Donnell her fling from Vegas and ex-husband. Kate decides this opportunity is to important to give up just because of Liam. Kate and Liam have to work through their issues while fixing up the resort. I liked Kate she’s a strong, independent and hard working woman. Liam is a professional baseball player that is recovering from an injury and still wants to get back to the game. I really enjoyed the book, it read fast. I would definitely read more books by this author and in this series.
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55 reviews14 followers
April 19, 2020
I’m stuck between 3.5 and 4 stars.

Took some getting into , and I wouldn’t say it was well written , grammatical hard work and time and quite a few spelling errors , spelling errors down to editing to be fair and not the author , but both made it come across as a little low rent.

Great story line , however as stated at the beginning it was very slow going and hard to get into .

I’d say the last 30% of the book made up for the rest of its down falls.

I didn’t hate it , but I didn’t totally fall in love with it , but I’m willing to give it another go and try the 2 book in the trilogy, despite it being about my 2 least favourite characters in the first book.
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16 reviews
September 7, 2019
I struggled with this one. It was a cute easy to read story BUT I cringed so many times! I might be a bit biased when an author tries to use an Irish background for their characters because I’m from there. I don’t mind a bit of stereotyping but come on this whole background story was full of every cliche possible!!! 🤢🤢🤢

And I think at one point I tossed my kindle when I read “Sporto” for the 100th time!!!

So to add to the stereotyping “this really wasn’t my cup of tea or Guinness!” 😂😂😂

It was a bit boring and predictable and I didn’t hate the characters.
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