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Hook, Line, and Sinker, by Tessa Bailey

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emotional funny reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I have been anxiously waiting for this ever since I read IHOS and it was worth the wait. I wouldn't say this book is better than its predecessor by any means but it excels in some areas that the other lacked.
First of all, I was team Hannah & Fox more so than Piper & Brandon even while reading IHOS. I think the two leads of this book are more relatable and interesting (whoops) than the others, but I know that Piper & Brandon were more pushed into the realm of homage to Schitt's Creek's Alexis & Mutt (and done well, especially on the Piper side). However, with Hannah I almost feel personally attacked by how relatable she is. And Fox has a similar character arc to that of the MLs in "The Kiss Quotient" and "The Roommate" where he believes he is only worth what his body gives. My heart broke for him many times over, truly.
If I have one real gripe with this book is that it is too slow. I would have loved to have had more time with Hannah and Fox actually together to see what they were like. I think the pacing of IHOS was pretty masterful and while I understand why Hannah and Fox's story had to be slower, genuinely, I'm just greedy, I guess.
Also, the epilogue was very sweet.
Spoiler okay but how is Piper and Brandon's son 9 when it's 10 years in the future liiikkkeee I feel like that's a little sneaky sneaky

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