The O’Donnell brothers continue to cast their lines and find love at the Buoys—their magnificent Pacific Northwest fishing haven—in this alluring romance from the bestselling author of Off the Hook.
Seasick. That’s how Jessie Todd feels when her best friend and boss, Finn O’Donnell, tells her that the Buoys will be featured on a popular fishing program—which just so happens to be hosted by a guy she used to date. She’s still friendly with her ex, but her new feelings for Finn are making things . . . complicated. His life is out on the sea, and though Jessie works at the resort, her paralyzing phobia of water keeps her on land, where she’s safe. To take a shot with Finn, she’ll need to face her fears—and her innermost desires—head-on.
Finn has been nursing a crush on Jess for a long time, so when she suddenly asks for swimming lessons, he dives right in. Holding her shaking hand as she steps into the ocean makes his heart swell—despite the sinking feeling that she’s just doing it to impress that smarmy TV host. Finn doesn’t trust anyone with his bruised and battered heart, but he’ll be forced to lay it all on the line to keep Jess from being the one that got away.
3.75 stars - Worth a Reader's Time (and I would recommend it too)
Review copy provided by publisher via NetGalley
What a great Friend to Lovers story!
Lured In continues the story of the O'Donnell brothers and their fishing lodge, The Buoys. This time the story follows the youngest brother, Finn as he finally realizes he has feeling for the resort's Jack-of-all trades employee Jessie.
I liked both Jessie and Finn. They are both dealing with decades old emotional trauma that makes them the perfect person for the other to relate to. The years behind their friendship have paved the way for an amount of trust that is unusual for both and makes their romantic connection that much stronger.
The supporting cast is small, but important. I have to admit that Finn's brother, Liam and his girlfriend, Kate, frustrated me in this book. I liked and rooted for both of them in Off the Hook, but found their interference in Finn's relationship frustrating. The Liam and Kate represented in this story didn't quite ring true to the people I met in the previous book.
Throw in an ex-boyfriend, characters with a great sense of humor, and great sexy time and you have an engaging book that makes you want to come back to the Buoys for Ronan's story.
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