Contemporary Romance New Release Romantic Comedy

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

July 15, 2021
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It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Piper is an influencer debutante in LA just having fun sashaying thru party after party. Her current beau is an elite douchebag of the highest degree and dumps her rather publicly. This throws the drama queen into a tailspin having her sneaking in 200 of her closest Instagram friends to a private hotel rooftop. Unfortunately for Piper, her shenanigans land her in jail. Once her famous stepdad finds out, he cuts her off and sends Piper and her sis, Hannah, off to nowheresville Washington.

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Brendan is just living his simple easy life. Having a beer in his fave dive bar, in walks Piper stating that they own the place. Piper and her sister literally own this bar that their birth father left to them. The grumpy sea captain writes off the princesses and assumes they will be back on the plane to LA any day. Following his daily routines, he keeps running into Piper and she begins to intrigue him. Cut to the sexy times, a major misunderstanding, another LA party, and you get to their HEA. And some fabulous sea town shabby chic decorating tips to boot!

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It Happened One Summer is a mix of Schitt’s Creek’s Alexis Rose meets The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Piper finds that she is more than her number of Instagram followers and Brendan discovers that he doesn’t mind that Piper has rearranged his simple routines. This is a tender story with some laugh out loud moments. And again, the interior design ideas are divine! What a sweet summer treat!

I was given an ARC by NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review.


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