Brian Archer, lawyer and infamous playboy, returns to Greenridge after a long holiday to find his life in ashes. Literally. His condo has burned to the ground, and with it, his delusion that he's a footloose, fancy-free guy who doesn't secretly crave a home and a place to belong.
Staying with his lovebird brother and sister-in-law at River's Sigh B & B proves unbearable, only rubbing in his deep loneliness. As does getting to know one of the other guests, a damsel determined to get herself out of distress, without any help from him. What is it about sweet, troubled Katelyn that makes Brian want to go all knight-in-shining-armor? And why is he suddenly longing for things he doesn't even believe in, like true love, marriage . . . ?
Single mom and wannabe entrepreneur Katelyn Kellerman needs to escape from Greenridge. Her safety, and that of her children, relies on it. Plus, she knows the hazards of trusting someone all too well. So why, after meeting Brian Archer, does she wish she could just stay put and build a home? With him.
No matter how they fight their feelings, Brian and Katelyn fall for each other hook, line and sinker—but life isn't a fairy tale. Brian can't live in limbo forever, Katelyn's ex is increasingly threatening, and she needs to secure a future for her and her kids. Can they beat the odds, salvage the ashes of their pasts, and risk everything for love, or are they just fishing for trouble?
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Another great book!
Another great book in the River's Sigh B & B series! Katelyn and Brian's story is a wonderful addition to the series. A very well written book and a book that you won't want to put down.
If you're looking for a fantastic book series, you can't go wrong with the River's Sigh B & B books by Ev Bishop!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Another wonderful trip to River's Sigh B & B
I have read all of the River's Sigh B & B books and loved them. I don't think I can even pick a favorite anymore as the current one always seems to become just that, including Hook, Line & Sinker. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone story but they are all so wonderful I think you might want to start at the beginning.
Brian and Katelyn's story is an inspiring one in a lot of ways. She's trying her best to get out of a bad relationship and protect her children. He has always been the consummate footloose bachelor and then he meets Katelyn, his home burns down and he discovers that he's tired of his old life and wants to settle down.
Ev Bishop's never-varying, wonderfully descriptive writing style is as captivating as ever in this story. I've said it before in reviews of her other books, I wish that River's Sigh B & B was a real place that I could visit.
Hook, Line & Sinker is a wonderful romance. The story unfolds slowly, the romance builds gently and the characters were totally captivating. It's light on the cursing and sexual desire is only alluded to. While I usually read stories with a bit more spice I found it totally refreshing to read such an intense love story that didn't need to resort to coarse language and heavy sex scenes to keep me interested.
I absolutely recommend this book and series to anyone who wants to read a highly entertaining, intense story with very realistic and complex characters. I am eagerly awaiting my next trip to River's Sigh B & B.
Bravo Ms. Bishop and well done!
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