Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Virtual Tour: Off the Hook by Laura Drewry (Review + Excerpt)

Happy release day to Off the Hook, the first book in the Fishing for Trouble series, by Laura Drewry!!!


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.


They were almost to her cabin when she shocked the hell out of him by slipping her hand under his arm and nudging his shoulder with hers.

“You’re still a hotshot pitcher, you know. Don’t talk about that in the past tense.”

Liam blinked hard, then leaned in and pressed a slow kiss against her cheek. Half an inch, that’s how close he was to those soft, warm lips he remembered all too well, but no matter how much he ached to taste them again, he forced himself to pull back and smile down at her.

Besides his agent—who didn’t count, because Liam paid him to say it—Kate was the first and only one to even suggest he might have something left, and if she’d said it any other time or any other way, he might not have believed she was sincere.

But looking at her now, with her foot up on the porch, ready to go inside, there wasn’t the slightest trace of doubt in her eyes, just those damn bits of amber flickering like little beacons.

“I, uh . . .” Blowing out a hard breath, Liam shoved both hands through his hair, locked his fingers together, and took a step back. “I better go. It’d really screw things up here if we woke up married tomorrow.”

“Right. Good thinking,” she said, her mouth curling into a slow, knowing smile. “’Cause I promise you this, I won’t be nearly as nice the next time you divorce me.”

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author, Laura Drewry had been scribbling things for years before she decided to seriously sit down and write. After spending eight years in the Canadian north, Laura now lives back home in southwestern British Columbia with her husband, three sons, a turtle named Sheldon, and an extremely energetic German shepherd. She loves old tattered books, good movies, country music, and the New York Yankees.

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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Off the Hook, the first book in Laura Drewry's Fishing for Trouble series, was such a wonderful contemporary romance. I went into this book with almost no expectations since I knew almost nothing about this author beforehand and I was completely floored by how much I ended up loving Kate and Liam's love story. The author delivered such a lovely second chance romance that is easily one of my top five favorites. It was everything I loved in a romance in that it was both sweet and sexy as well fun and emotional and I couldn't get enough

But as much as I loved the sweet and sexy romance, the thing I loved the most about this book was just the characters in general. And I'm not just talking about the main characters, but Liam's brothers, Ronan and Finn, as well as Jessie were just so awesome and I loved reading about them. Especially when it came to all their interactions. It was very clear and evident that they all really loved each other despite all of their passed issues with the brothers's father's drinking problem and subsequent death as well with the fact that they where about to lose the fishing lodge that was so important to all of them. Also in terms of the O'Donnells almost losing their lodge to Kate's shady boss, I just really loved how they dealt with it and the part that Kate played in the whole situation. Seriously, the way that Kate helped them in the end was one of those moments in romance books where I wished I could enter the book and high-five the heroine because what she did was really awesome. Another aspect of the story that I also really enjoyed was the focus on Liam trying to restart his career as a major league pitcher, although it was a little bittersweet in the end.

Overall, this book was an unforgettable contemporary romance and a great start to fun, feel-good series. I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to see what this author has in store for us next with this series.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Samantha, for hosting us today on the OFF THE HOOK tour! And thank you so much for the great review! :)