Major league pitcher Liam O’Donnell knows his best days are probably behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to retire and become a fishing guide. Still, after all the time he’s spent chasing his dreams, he owes it to his brothers to pull his weight around the lodge. The Buoys is their father’s legacy, and they can’t let some developer take it from them. The one snag Liam isn’t counting on is a blast from the past: his ex-wife.
The moment Kate Hadley steps out of the seaplane, she knows this assignment is going to be trickier than she thought. She has to persuade the owners to sell—and one of them is Liam O’Donnell. Ten years ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life when she married Liam during a fling in Vegas. Now he’s her only lifeline in the middle of nowhere. Kate’s trying to keep things cool, but Liam just reminds her of the scorching few nights they spent together—and tempts her to make new memories that are just as steamy as the old.
Firstly thank you to Loveswept for approving me for a review copy of this title via NetGalley. This is the first book of Laura’s that I’ve read and is the first in her new Off The Hook romance series. This first book is all about Kate Hadley and her ex-husband Liam O’Donnell.
Kate’s been sent to rescue a failing family business to turn it around and make it a prospective development for her employer with her long term ambitions finally coming within reach. What Kate doesn’t know is that the family in question belongs to that of her ex-husband Liam.
I really enjoyed the storyline in this novel. I liked that the work to turn the business around was a mirror image of the work Kate and Liam put in on their relationship, going back over past mistakes and correcting them. I found it very easy to just lose myself in the story and imagine everything that was happening with the lodge and its revamp.
Throughout the characters reminisce about their brief relationship and revisit the original chemistry they had. It’s quite obvious where the story is going to go so it makes for easy reading. I was a bit disappointed in Kate that she felt she couldn’t confide in Liam and ended up doing the very same thing that caused them to split in the first instance. Lacking simple communication made for an obvious plot twist.
I would definitely read more for Laura Drewry based on this and I’ll be looking out for the rest of the series.