Until he did.
I’m not in small-town Nova Scotia to hook up. I’m here to settle my grandmother’s estate and sell the B&B, which I soon discover has been overrun with seasonal fishermen and operated on the honor system. The hard-core fishing folks become an instant family––the one I never had. Then there’s the blind pet cow, who has a crush on my hot fisherman, Nate. Okay, technically he’s not mine. I have no desire to get reeled in.
Until I do.
Soon, the little town grows on me, and the fisherman? It’s not long until I take the bait and we’re playing house at the B&B. Things are looking up.
Until they aren’t.
Rumors about a new plant and jobs being in jeopardy start swirling around town like a nor’ easter, and all the signs point to my guy being behind the scandal. Should I give him enough line to play it out and learn his true intentions, or cut and run before I’m hooked?
Title: Hooked on You
Author: Cathryn Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 27, 2020
My Rating: 3.5
Hooked on You is a charming, small-town romance where the secondary characters actually took over the story for me. One blind, lovesick cow who adores our hero, runaway horses, and the main characters simply not really communicating with each other enough to get to really know each other truly was a combination of ‘yeah, it’s fun’ and ‘not certain this is for me’ type of reaction from me. I liked the story but it didn’t blow me away, and that’s probably the fairest reaction I can give you.
Kira is a mathematician who constantly puts herself down – and that frustrated me because it’s on repeat. She refuses to talk with Nate about his actual job because that would mean she’d have to talk about hers in return and everyone knew that math is boring. So, she makes assumptions about him – and we all know what happens when we assume. And there is a lot to Nate beyond just appearing to be a fisherman, but Kira doesn’t discover that because she doesn’t really talk to him. To be frank, I probably would have loved this one if this couple had actually talked to each other. Sure, I get that the miscommunication fed into the story of Nate possibly being a bad guy but it was a bit too over the top for me.
So, in the end, I found Hooked on You to be a good story with secondary characters who stole the show and certainly deserve stories of their own. The actual story flows smoothly, it has a delightful created world to live in, and the charm and quirkiness of this small town certainly shows. If you like small-town romances with quirky characters then give Hooked on You a try – really the only opinion that matters is yours.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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