Read-Alikes for ‘Hook, Line, and Sinker’ by Tessa Bailey | LibraryReads

LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey.

Hook, Line, and Sinker, by Tessa Bailey (Avon; LJ starred review), is the top holds title of the week (2/28/22). LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

 “Bailey’s steamy, friends-to-lovers romance is the sequel to It Happened One Summer but can be read as a stand-alone. Hannah has returned to Westport and is living in Fox’s guest bedroom while the film company she works for shoots in the small fishing village. The entire population of Westport believes Fox is a player—a reputation he’s cultivated and earned with out-of-town hookup trips. But he hasn’t had to ‘go to Seattle’ since meeting Hannah a few months ago. Hannah knows Fox is a good guy. He’s never made a move on her; in fact, she’s been exchanging texts with him for months and considers him one of her best friends. Hannah, for her part, is nursing a crush on the film’s director. She wants him see her as more than a useful assistant but hasn’t gathered enough courage to act on her feelings. As Fox and Hannah spend more time together in Westport, their physical attraction becomes undeniable. The source of their overwhelmingly hot chemistry could just be their forced proximity, but they’ll have to risk their friendship to find out. VERDICT Bailey’s plot is fast paced with plenty of humor laced throughout. Fox and Hannah are well-developed, likable characters with emotional depth that will resonate; they have a lot to overcome, but readers will be rooting for them. Recommended for general purchase.”Heather Miller Cover, Homewood Public Library, Homewood, AL

The Fastest Way to Fall, by Denise Williams (Berkley; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the November 2021 LibraryReads list

“Absolutely loved the body-positive message of this fun romance between a lifestyle web reviewer and the fitness coach she’s supposed to be evaluating. Wonderful, well-written characters make this a winner. For fans of Olivia Dade and Kate Clayborn.”—Rebecca Moe, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, NY


First Comes Like, by Alisha Rai (Avon)

Appeared on the February 2021 LibraryReads list

“Dev, actor and grandson of a Bollywood star, is making the move to U.S. cinema. He meets YouTube influencer Jai at a party and can’t get the encounter out of his mind. Wonderfully developed characters populate this sweet own-voices novel about falling in like, and then love.”—Heather Miller Cover, Homewood Public Library, Homewood, AL


The Boyfriend Project, by Farrah Rochon (Forever)

Appeared on the June 2020 LibraryReads list

“In this contemporary romance, three women who were two-timed by the same man become friends. The unique, funny premise cleverly serves as a catalyst for why the women are trying to make changes in their lives. The romance is lovely and finds ways in which the couple struggles to be together. Give this to fans of Mia Sosa and Alisha Rai.”—Ann Carpenter, Brooks Free Library, Harwich, MA 

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