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AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER

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…

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?

©2022 Tessa Bailey (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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absolutely loved!

this is definitely Tessa's best story yet! I absolutely LOVED Hannah and Fox, these two are just utterly EXPLOSIVE!

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I loved it!!

This was even better than the first one!!!!! I'm in love with Tessa Bailey!! I saw this as a suggestion on a tik tok video and let me tell you I don't regret it at all!

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how did the narrator get hired?

why does she say Hannah in such a weird way?
why does her "man voice" sound like cookie monster with a cold? took away from the over experience, which was already pretty lackluster. book one was amazing and book two just wasn't up to par. bummed..

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Bleh

I’m so bored. I have taken breaks & come back to it. I’ve even sped it up a bit. I’ve really really tried. It’s too simple I guess? Not sure how to explain it. Also, the way the narrator says Hannah literally has me correcting her nearly every time. It just sounds creepy & off. I don’t know. I was so excited for this book & feel so just let down. Giving up with 4 1/2 hours left because it’s just frustrating at this point.

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Another hit!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the second Bellinger sister’s book! I usually prefer a male and female narrator but Ms. Sweet did a great job with all of the voices.
The best part of this novel is that the male MC is the one dealing with issues of insecurity and worthiness. There’s no magical “love fixes everything” moment. Instead, there’s lots of good dialogue, both inner and conversational. I took off one star for lack of discussion between friends though. Positive male friendships continue to be an anomaly in many romance novels and that is disappointing.
Overall though I definitely recommend this title for lovers of Tessa Bailey and good writing!

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Didn't care for this one

I really loved the 1st book and wanted to feel the same about this one too, but man did it suck!! I have no words wouldn't recommend this to any friends and I read just about everything and always give every book its own chance but man was this overwhelmed and underwhelming ugh! 😩

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Not my favorite, but overall good

Definitely enjoyed “It Happened One Summer” much better than this one by Tessa Bailey. In my opinion, Fox and Hannah were too wishy washy and back and forth between each other. It felt more like a roller coaster of indecision more than suspense. The epilogue was very sweet though, and overall a good book.

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loved it!

I was hooked from the first chapter. Although the first chapter made me wish I had the physical book instead of audio

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Unnecesary Blasphemy

Liked the caracters and the emotional growth of them. Did not appreciate the blasphemy, so unnecessary.

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Hannah is my spirit animal!

The only issue with this book is the author described seeing people in Seattle with umbrellas.

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  • 03-30-22

❤️ 🦊

I like the struggle with Fox and his past. The idea that being promiscuous is also an issue for men. I like how they spoke of sexualising men from a young age too. I like that it wasn’t just a quick mention that came and went, you actually see the negative thinking and how he keeps bringing it up because it actually affects him, the thought is so ingrained in him and Hannah has to break it. 5 stars

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  • 05-10-22

A sweet sequel

A story with all the best tropes and a great follow on from the first book.

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  • Sarah Marshall
  • 04-05-22

Not as good as the first book

I loved the first book and was really looking forward to this one. it starts off good but by the end I found myself skipping through alot of it. the constant internal dialogue fox keeps having with himself gets repetitive in the end. It just seems to drag on unnecessarily with him repeating the same things over and over.

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  • Jane Kelsey
  • 03-05-22

disappointing in comparison to first book.

sadly this book was so predictable. I cannot say exactly what ticked me off about it as book 1 was a solid 5 stars for me, but both characters were outright annoying. especially Fox, so hung up on his past, and the thing with him mum (predictable 🙄) was waaaaaay too dragged out, it seemed like he was feeling sorry for himself quite a lot. On the flip side, Hannah grew quite a lot as a character, but towards the end, I really struggled with her a bit too. Her sister and her husband meddling was also incredibly cliche and annoying... I hate it when either others or the love interest MAKES THE DECISION for one of the love interests.

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  • Brady
  • 04-18-22

Don’t bother.

Not nearly as enjoyable as book number one. Story could have been condensed into half of it, disappointing.

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  • Erin
  • 03-08-22

My heart

I didn’t realise how much I needed this book, absolutely incredible! Tessa Bailey is such an incredible author and I think Lauren Sweet did a really good job with brining this book to life.

Thank you 👏👏