Off the Hook by Laura Drewry
Pubished: April 12, 2016 by Loveswept
Source: ARC from the publisher
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. [goodreads]
Reading this adult novel brought back a lot of fond memories from the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis. I can definitely see why the publisher recommends fans of that series to try this one, because as someone who adores that series, I am definitely becoming a new fan of this one. The setting for this story is in the pacific northwest, in a remote town nestled in the trees, just off the coast. Immediately I could picture the Inn and its charming characteristics. It was obvious to me that this place had a lot of history and love left in it. It just needed a good scrub down, with the right management to bring this place back to life.
The back story between Kate and Liam was both steamy and intriguing. The tension between these two characters as they were unexpectedly reunited was smoldering from page to page. Kate comes to the island to revitalize the Inn in hope of making profits again, but she's forced to work side by side with Liam, her ex-husband. It was obvious their story wasn't over, even after all these years, and in due time they'd have to face what they'd walked away from so many years ago.
I loved the cast of characters as well. Seeing glimpses of their stories has me guessing what might lay ahead for them. Off the Hook has definitely hooked me, in which I'm eager to come back for more.