book review

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

Publication Date: July 13, 2021

Publisher: Avon

Pages: 397

Genre: Romance

Rating: 4/5

It Happened One Summer is a sweet and spicy romance between crab fisherman, Brendan, and rich party girl, Piper, from LA who is sent to Washington following her latest scandal. Westport, Washington is where Piper was born but she hasn’t been back since she was a toddler following the death of her crab fisherman father. Coming along with Piper on her punishment is Piper’s sister Hannah and while there they get to discover the legacy their dad left behind and how the want to be a part of it.

Piper was a great protagonist and has one of my favorite growths I’ve read in a romance. She stays true to herself the whole way through but also manages to see life in a different perspective and grow as a person. I also enjoyed Brendan even though I found it odd that he is a widow who never seemed that he was in love with his wife. She almost seemed like a burden to him which was off putting. However, I did like how strongly he felt for Piper (although it was insta love after a millisecond of dislike). My favorite part of the story was Piper and her growth as well as her relationship with Hannah. I’m really looking forward to reading the sequel in this duology because I’m looking forward to seeing Hannah’s perspective.


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