It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey


Q: What book are you starting the week off with?
It Happened One Summer
Tessa Bailey
Pub Date: July 13, 2021
So if you love Schitt’s Creek you will love the main character, Piper, she is just like Alexis. Piper gets publicly dumped and then proceeds to break into a pool and have a huge pool party at a hotel, which her stepfather has to decide what to do with her. He sends her to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to learn a lesson in life and work ethic. Her sister Hannah decides to share her seclusion since they had inherited a bar from their deceased father.

Piper sticks out like a sore thumb with her fancy clothes and socialite behavior. The locals had taken over the abandoned bar space and enter Brendan the hot, super tall Sea Captain and sparks fly.

Piper is definitely the girl that means well and has a huge heart as she gets to know all the people around her and they fall in love with her free easy spirit. I can see her as the girl that smiles off the insults and pain like they mean nothing but feels everything deeply. She wants to be seen as more than the girl that takes pictures well that people Like only on Instagram. 

I really enjoyed Piper and Brendan’s steamy, steamy sexy times, in the boat, in her place, in his place, all over. They definitely had fiery chemistry that sizzled! I need to read Tessa’s other books! I also am excited for Hannah’s book. She was a fun vinyl loving, classic rock listening firecracker and Fox was well, a heartbreaker. Seems like they will be a fun read!

This was a buddy read with the IG book club @lovearctually ❤️

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Thank you avon books and net galley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review. 


Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who is cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town… where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong. 

Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. 


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