Release date: March 1, 2022
Publisher: Harper Audio
Genre: Contemporary Romance
King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time–in bed and out–and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is.
Now, Hannah’s in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she’s nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can’t deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost.
Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she’ll choose him instead?
In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man…
The first book in this series, It Happened One Summer was my new favorite Tessa Bailey book until this one and now they’re tied because they were both SO good!! As per usual when I adore a book this much I’ll leave you with a list of exactly what made me swoon.
💗The most adorable text message exchanges between Hannah and Fox that left me giddy
💗Forced proximity as Hannah temporarily moves in with Fox when she’s in town for work
💗Steamy sex and filthy talk from Fox 🥵
💗Friends to lovers that actually truly built upon the friends portion of the trope
💗So many amazing musical references 🎶
💗An equal balance between humor and heart and some tenderness that melted my cold black heart
💗An epilogue that almost brought me to my knees
I’ll stop here but I’ll say while the audio was fantastic and Lauren Sweet has the voice of an angel I’m sure this would be amazing in whatever format you choose because this book was just that good!
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.