Book Review: It Happened One Summer (Bellinger Sisters #1) by Tessa Bailey

This is my first book by the author however I still had high expectations going into it based on the many recommendations and reviews.

When Daniel, Piper Bellinger’s step father is fed-up with her shenanigan’s, he banishes her to spend 3 months at Westport a small fishing town, faraway from her fashionable Beverly Hills life. Although, her sister accompanies her for support, no one really believes she will survive a week at Westport. This is where she meets fisherman/widower, Brendan who at first thinks Piper is a spoilt brat from Hollywood but finds that he is drawn to her beauty and surprisingly her heart.

This book ticked all the boxes for a perfect romance/ rom-com book for me. In fact, it is was romance on steroids in my opinion. It was cheesy, funny, spicy and still carried relevant themes. I always like it when a male protagonist knows what he wants, fights for the female protagonist and gets her in the end. I loved Brendan’s character like crazy and Piper turned out to be such a darling. Also, the “self-discovery” journey their relationship took them on was heartwarming and I don’t think I can fully express how good this made me feel. Of course, the humor splashed all over the book to keep me entertained and although I knew the story had to end, I didn’t really want it to end.

I can’t wait for March 2022 when the next book in this series is scheduled to be released. I highly recommend.

Rating: 5 stars

Published: July 13th 2021 by Avon

Pages: 397

Genre: Romance


The Author:

Tessa Bailey

New York Times Bestselling author Tessa Bailey can solve all problems except for her own, so she focuses those efforts on stubborn, fictional blue collar men and loyal, lovable heroines. She lives on Long Island avoiding the sun and social interactions, then wonders why no one has called. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of dirty talk,” by Entertainment Weekly, Tessa writes with spice, spirit, swoon and a guaranteed happily ever after. Catch her on TikTok at @authortessabailey or check out for a complete list of books.

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