Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide. Perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, the Fishing for Trouble series features three unforgettable brothers—each of whom is a great catch.
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.
They were almost to her cabin when she shocked the hell out of him by slipping her hand under his arm and nudging his shoulder with hers.
“You’re still a hotshot pitcher, you know. Don’t talk about that in the past tense.”
Liam blinked hard, then leaned in and pressed a slow kiss against her cheek. Half an inch, that’s how close he was to those soft, warm lips he remembered all too well, but no matter how much he ached to taste them again, he forced himself to pull back and smile down at her.
Besides his agent—who didn’t count, because Liam paid him to say it—Kate was the first and only one to even suggest he might have something left, and if she’d said it any other time or any other way, he might not have believed she was sincere.
But looking at her now, with her foot up on the porch, ready to go inside, there wasn’t the slightest trace of doubt in her eyes, just those damn bits of amber flickering like little beacons.
“I, uh . . .” Blowing out a hard breath, Liam shoved both hands through his hair, locked his fingers together, and took a step back. “I better go. It’d really screw things up here if we woke up married tomorrow.”
“Right. Good thinking,” she said, her mouth curling into a slow, knowing smile. “’Cause I promise you this, I won’t be nearly as nice the next time you divorce me.”
Liam and Kate were married for a brief moment in time a decade ago. They never thought they'd ever see each other again but then they do. Kate's job sends her to help get a remote fishing retreat back into visitor-friendly shape so her boss can take buy them out. When she gets there Kate finds out that her ex-husband is one of the owners she's going to be working alongside. Awkward. For Kate, she's determined not to fail. She's worked her way from nothing all the way up to where she is now, living comfortably and in position to further her career. She won't let her ex-husband's sudden reappearance in her life ruin anything. For Liam, his head hurts. His career as a major-league pitcher is on the rocks and he's got a mess of a fishing retreat to deal with. On top of all his problems, his ex-wife shows up. So now he has to deal with the feelings he had for her that he'd merely pushed aside ten years ago. There's a classic push and pull going on between Kate and Liam throughout the story. But with the time they're forced to spend together, they grow together and learn about each other in ways that Vegas didn't allow. This was a heartwarming story that really tugs on your heartstrings. Home is really where the heart is.
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