Tessa Bailey is turning a corner for me in a good way Her Black Sun Silver Moon Volume 5 previous mass marketse books always left me feeling a little skeevy with the gross sexual dynamics well documented in my other reviews so I won t go into it here and ever since she got her tradeaper rollout I ve been crossing my fingers for her to get over the hump of the really uncomfortable aggressive men and the women who just can t get enough of that DAnd I m not saying that this one absolutely crosses the barrier it s still a little filthier than I think a cartoon covered romcom should be I love me some filth but it can be a little jarring when it feels out of sync with the characters who are well drawn out of bed and turn into raunch factories in the sack But this book felt grown up even with Piper who is an overgrown child at the beginning at its center I never minded that Le Jodelet Ou Le Maistre Valet Coma C Die part of her because Bailey effectively shows her 9 1 1what s your emergencyMyanties just burst into flames while reading a bookI remember thinking Tessa Bailey s Hot Hammered series was steamythen I read IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER and learned what steamy REALLY is Geez I may never breathe normally againPiper is a spoiled girl who lives off of her step father s wealth and hops from Do Curve Balls Really Curve Absurd Fantastic And Unbelievable Facts About All Your Favorite Sports party to trying to stay relevant When she gets arrested her step father teaches her a lesson by sending her to a small fishing town where she has family history Can Piper learn to be self sufficient or will she go running back to LA the first chance she gets And will the sexy fisherman who thinks she is a joke help her find herselfPiper is a wonderful lead character Much like Alexa from Schitt s Creek she is vacuous spoiled self centered and clueless The true strength of this character is not that she learns her lesson and changes completely it s that she actually DOESN T change completely We learn to love Piper and watch herersonal growth but she retains a large Juvenile Sexual Homicide part of who she always was She still has weaknesses but we also see the strengths born from being aarty girl This is ballsy writing and it is magnificent writingBrendan is also complex and well written We see his ositive characteristics that he is dependable loyal and steady But those also hold him back His struggle with loyalty to his ast is fantastic to since we see both sides of that A Arte De Viver E Outras Artes Cadernos De Joo Ensaios Crtica Dispersa Auto Retratos personality trait It is so much of what is good about him but also something he needs to grow throughThis book is filled with funny moments engagingly flawed side characters unreachy life lessons and a small town you will fall in love with Oh yeah And did I mention how FREAKING HOT this book is Because you will need to Raw Materials Collected Essays prepare yourself for the steamy scenes in this book It s definitely a NC 17 rated readThis is such a great read from a great author Hello hello and welcome to my first finished book of 2021 Who s ready for another year of chaos I could think of nothing deserving of that brand than kicking things off with a Tessa Bailey bookAdmittedly I ve had some struggles with Bailey s books in theast Her Hot n Hammered series was a very long journey for me I was super close to really enjoying It Happened One Summer but there were a few execution 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 Family Ties paparazzi are constantly on her heels When too much champagne and an out of control rooftoparty lands Piper in the slammer her stepfather decides enough is enough So he cuts her off and sen. ,
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Hoices that made that difficultThis is definitely a ersonal The Aye Aye And I preference but I love when authors let their novel s dominant trope just breathe for a bit This was supposed to be enemies to lovers story but Piper and Brendan stopped being enemies far too soon and were enemies for relatively mundane reasons to begin with There was a real missed opportunity to let them stew in that mutual dislike a little bit considering how juicy theremise was If they re supposed to be enemies let em hate each other for a bitAdditionally there s obviously been a lot of hype around the comparison to Alexis Rose from Schitt s Creek But I think the very critical difference and one that makes sense for a long running TV show is that Alexis growth took Great Men Die Twice The Selected Works Of Mark Kram place slowly over six seasons Bailey makes the case that Piper s similar transformation happens in a matter of days and weeks and I just don t think I was as convinced in therocess There were so many fantastic sections in this book where Piper was showing growth but they just came far too uickly and therefore tipped into unearned territoryAnd of course it wouldn t be a review of a Tessa Bailey novel without addressing the steam This book in my opinion is even dirtier than Bailey s Hot n Hammered series I ve always had trouble with her sex scenes and often just thought they weren t my taste but I ve read far dirtier things in other books without issue at this The Buddha In The Attic point and wondered why I never struggled as much with those I think theroblem which felt a little clearer to me in this one is that the sex scenes don t match the characters From Data Structures To Patterns personalities and backstories Sex can obviously bring out a different side ofeople than how they Smoke Rising The Native North American Literary Companion present in daily life but the whole time I was reading I kept thinking This is a well done and dirty AF sex scene but justnot for these twoeople They weren t cringe y in a traditional sense necessarily they just felt mismatchedOverall I liked this book but I don t think I uite loooved it if you get what I mean And obviously a lot of this is Sex Is Not A Natural Act Other Essays preference I adore a slow burning journey over something uick n dirtyAlso this is a tiny grievance but Brendan iserpetually grunting in this book CONSTANTLY ENDLESS GRUNTS FROM BRENDAN WE NEED A FEW NEW SYNONYMSContent warning Widower mentions of Inclusive Teaching Presence In The Classroom New Directions For Teaching And Learning Number 140 parental death I m gonna say 2 things about this book which I loved because I love everything Tessa Bailey writes 1 I m a big Tessa Bailey fan and it s been aleasure to see her doing such good work to make her heroes than grunting male alpha holes Don t get me wrong I like that a lot and it Lord Of The Crooked Paths pushes a lot of my buttons But I think it s been a real area of growth for her as a writer 2 Actual LOL at the way theyut a cartoon cover on a book this absolutely filthy Wow Just wow So far this is my favorite Tessa Bailey #Romcom The Chemistry Of Piper And Brendan #The chemistry of Piper and Brendan Sons Of The Titans put entire La La Land or thousands of harbors into fire They were so good together Their sizzling romance steamyant melting love making hook you up You cannot ut this feel good romance down It warms your heart and captures your "Soul Even Though The " Even though the are olar opposites they Jeppis perfectly complete each other Piper was Hollywood it girl young Pos. Ds Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar in WashingtonPiper 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 than aretty faceExcept it’s a small town and everywher. ,
H spice girl meets Clueless Cher and Legally Blonde #s Elle Woods she loves to get attention followed by millions a true social media goddess and sparkling influencer #Elle Woods she loves to get attention followed by Millions A True Social Media Goddess And a true social media goddess and influencer Keiha says the A Love Song For The Miserable party don t start till she walks in But her romantic life fails a little bit she never has a relationship lasts longer than three weeks Her last boyfriend dumbs her before things are getting boring for them telling her she s an airhead without any lifeurpose and there s nothing special about her She s just one of the thousands Yes he s a total Ahole I wish Pipes could see that before Piper takes those words so hard Being dumbed at a Black Science Vol 2 Welcome Nowhere party in front of the crowds andublic humiliation on social media trigger her to make a foolish mistake She trespasses the Mondrian hotel to give an after Protection Of Electricity Distribution Networks party at the roof topool inviting thousands of Bradshaw S Railway Folded Map 1907 people It was like an early 4th of July celebration Then she finds herself at jail with full bladder raccoon eye makeup and lots of humiliation Her best and only friend sister Hannah gets her out of jail She thinks she could get away with this scandal but her rich stepfather Daniel who is highly achieved Hollywoodroducer thinks otherwise The Mondrian Hotel s owner finances his next movie so the stunt Piper Sex Love And Rock N Roll pulled affects the future of his upcomingroject To teach her a lesson he has a We Are Painting perfectlan Piper will be exiled to a small Pacific Northwestern town Westport That s the La Chine Un Expos Pour Comprendre Un Essai Pour Rflchir place sisters fisherman father lived and died at the sea when they were little girls Their mother couldn t handle her grief so well so she cut her ties with thelace Now as a Play For Me punishment Piper will spend three months at this town taking over the bar she inherited from her father and live in a dilapidated apartment Thankfully her musicrodigy Saddle Up private mature two years younger sister Hannah has no intention to leave her alone at this journey As soon as they arrive the town they feel like they move into a strange territory Piper walks into the bar in her trendy clothes cheerful vivid attitude she feels like she s been transported to a differentlanet Sexy charming widowed captain Brendan acts judgmental around her thinking he s dealing with a spoiled brat who will run after spending one night at that dilapidated apartment comes with rats as roommates But guess what Piper stays and she slowly gets under his skin He cannot stop thinking about her After 7 years Targeted passed from his wife sass away maybe he can deserve a second chance And Piper feels like first time she belongs to somewhere Can she leave her shiny glamorous Be My December partying LA life behind to be with this irresistible captain Could they find their happy ending in each other s arms I already told too much I feel like I m your chatty neighbor who speaks without breathing when she loves somethingassionately But I truly loved this book soooo much I cannot wait to read Hannah and Fox s story too I adored both of them as supporting characters Overall Home Another Home perfect chemistry so smart so humorous so entertaining so heartfelt Giving my ship ahoy millions of likes five blazingoshy "stars Special thanks to NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for sharing this fantastic reviewer copy with me in exchange my " Special thanks to NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for sharing this fantastic reviewer copy with me in exchange my opinions. E she turns she bumps into Brendan The fun loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are Empire And Liberty The Civil War And The West 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 herast 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?.