It Happened One Summer - by Tessa Bailey (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x .9 Inches (W) x 5.3 Inches (D)

Weight: 1 Pounds

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 416

Format: Paperback

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Romance

Publisher: Avon Books

Author: Tessa Bailey

Book theme: Romantic Comedy

Language: English

Street Date: January 18, 2022
TCIN: 81646411
UPC: 9780063045651
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-8548
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



"Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt's Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood "It Girl" who's 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"--



Book Synopsis



USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt's Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood "It Girl" who's 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.

As seen on E!Online, PopSugar, CNN, EliteDaily, Vulture, Buzzfeed, Bustle, the Nerd Daily, PARADE, LA Magazine, Country Living, USA Today, and more!

Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father's dive bar... in Washington.

Piper 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 more than a pretty face.

Except it's a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are 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 her past 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.



Review Quotes




Schitt's Creek fans, this is the romance read for you.--PopSugar (Best Books of July)

"A romantic comedy delight. If you loved Schitt's Creek, It Happened One Summer will be your absolute jam."--Christina Lauren

Fans of 'Schitt's Creek' will love the premise of Bailey's latest work... [a] sexy, drama-filled love story. 'It Happened One Summer' is another great beach read. Plus, laying out in the sun is a perfect excuse for the blush-inducing scenes scattered throughout. --USA Today

I put my entire life on hold the moment I opened IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER. I read it in one long, luxurious sitting, reading each page twice, not wanting to miss a moment, and dreading The End. I knew I was reading one of my new favorite books, and I will reread it for years to come, whenever I need a dose of small-town coziness and hard-bodied sea captains. Tessa disarms you with a laugh, heats things up past boiling, and then puts a squeeze inside your heart. The tenderness, vulnerability and heat I am always guaranteed with a Tessa Bailey book are the reasons she is one of my all-time favorite authors. --Sally Thorne

Tessa Bailey writes pure magic! It Happened One Summer has everything you could want in a rom-com--heartwarming romance, laugh-out-loud humor, and scorching hot chemistry between the lovable socialite and sexy ship captain. I absolutely loved it!--Alexis Daria, bestselling author of You Had Me at Hola

With her singular talent for writing romantic chemistry that is both sparkling sweet and explosively sexy, Tessa Bailey once again delivers--It Happened One Summer is everything I want in a modern romance, with two complicated, appealing leads, a setting that feels lived-in and also fresh, and storytelling you want to sink into even as you can't stop turning pages. The total package from one of the genre's very best.--Kate Clayborn, author of Love at First

Bailey strikes rom-com gold in this outstanding tale... [She] is bound to earn new followers with love scenes hot enough to boil water and a hilariously naïve Schitt's Creek-inspired protagonist who is clearly out of her depth. --Booklist (starred review)

This fish-out-of-water story features quirky characters in a charming working-class small town and a steamy, feel-good romance between opposites. Schitt's Creek fans who just wanted to see Alexis get her happy ending will flock to this title.--Library Journal

Bailey delivers on her usual trifecta of sharp banter, instant chemistry, and high-heat sex scenes, but they are coupled with intense soul-searching for both Piper and Brendan... Another winning romance from an author at the top of her game.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"When you read a book by Bailey, there are two things you can always count on: sexy, rapid-fire dialogue and scorching love scenes..."--BookPage.com

Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com... Bailey writes banter and rom-com scenarios with aplomb, but for those who like their romance on the spicier side, she's also the Michelangelo of dirty talk. She wields filth like Da Vinci does a paintbrush, and there's a lot to be said for an author who can fill such exchanges with all the requisite heat, enthusiastic consent, and yes, even humor, of such a scenario without veering into corny territory. --Entertainment Weekly
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
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Not my cup of tea

3 out of 5 stars
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Jess - 4 days ago, Verified purchaser
Book was okay, but kind of predictable.
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It Happened one summer

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Blah - 10 days ago
You have to be grown to read this book the things he did to her baby
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SWOONY AF!

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Mama bear of 3 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Couldn’t put it down, loved everything about it, definitely definitely deserves all the hype!
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Loved it

5 out of 5 stars
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Brittney - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book is spicy, fun, flirty, and everything in between. It will pull at your heartstrings and make you fall in love with every character. Such a fun read!
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10/10 swoony, steamy romance

5 out of 5 stars
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maddy - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
I loves this book. Read it in 2 days. The characters are perfectly written and the dialogue, along with their chemistry, is top-notch. Easily one of my favorite romance books to date (and I've read a lot of Colleen Hoover). The end chapters will pull at your heartstrings in the best way. Easy read that will leave you satisfied and ready to move on to the spin-off With Hannah and Fox.
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Read it in 2 days!

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Spiceforbooks - 7 months ago
Loved this book! SO SO SO GOOD
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Autumn - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Amazing book. Didn’t want it to end!
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