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Off the Hook

(Fishing for Trouble #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  771 ratings  ·  181 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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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
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 agen
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
Apr 03, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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.
DJ Sakata
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 au


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.
Marissa Chavez
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. ⛵💚⚾ ...more
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-
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 ...more

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
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2nd-chance, arc, athlete

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 al
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
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! ...more
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!
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
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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 than
Aimeé Kitching
Apr 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
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
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. ...more
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has been one of my favorite romance book that I have read in a while. I stayed up late to finish reading it. I loved the storyline and all of the characters. I enjoyed reading Kate and Liam’s point of view and how after 10 years they still had feelings for each other. I’m excited to check out her other books.
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....
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. ...more
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feel Good Romance

This is a fun, feel-good romance, a second chance for two delightful characters. There’s tension and angst, lots of chemistry, plenty of regrets, hopes, family, and love. I look forward to returning to the Buoy’s for Finn and Ro’s stories.
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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

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