Hook, Line & Sinker

Hook, Line & Sinker

by Ev Bishop


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Brian Archer, lawyer and infamous playboy, returns to Greenridge after a long holiday to find his life in ashes. Literally. His condo has burned to the ground, and with it, his delusion that he's a footloose, fancy-free guy who doesn't secretly crave a home and a place to belong.

Staying with his lovebird brother and sister-in-law at River's Sigh B & B proves unbearable, only rubbing in his deep loneliness. As does getting to know one of the other guests, a damsel determined to get herself out of distress, without any help from him. What is it about sweet, troubled Katelyn that makes Brian want to go all knight-in-shining-armor? And why is he suddenly longing for things he doesn't even believe in, like true love, marriage . . . ?

Single mom and wannabe entrepreneur Katelyn Kellerman needs to escape from Greenridge. Her safety, and that of her children, relies on it. Plus, she knows the hazards of trusting someone all too well. So why, after meeting Brian Archer, does she wish she could just stay put and build a home? With him.

No matter how they fight their feelings, Brian and Katelyn fall for each other hook, line and sinker-but life isn't a fairy tale. Brian can't live in limbo forever, Katelyn's ex is increasingly threatening, and she needs to secure a future for her and her kids. Can they beat the odds, salvage the ashes of their pasts, and risk everything for love, or are they just fishing for trouble?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772650075
Publisher: Winding Path Books
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Award winning author Ev Bishop is a long-time columnist with the Terrace Standard, and her other articles and essays have been published in a variety of magazines and journals across North America. Storytelling is her true love, however, and she writes fiction in variety of lengths and genres.

She has a growing list of short story credits and six novels published through Winding Path Books: her popular River's Sigh B & B series and a standalone women's fiction title, Bigger Things. In the past she also wrote under the pen name Toni Sheridan (The Present and Drummer Boy, White Rose Publishing).

Visit Ev online at www.evbishop.com, join her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter (@Ev_Bishop). She'd love to connect with you!

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Hook, Line & Sinker (River's Sigh B & B, #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful trip to River's Sigh B & B I have read all of the River's Sigh B & B books and loved them. I don't think I can even pick a favorite anymore as the current one always seems to become just that, including Hook, Line & Sinker. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone story but they are all so wonderful I think you might want to start at the beginning. Brian and Katelyn's story is an inspiring one in a lot of ways. She's trying her best to get out of a bad relationship and protect her children. He has always been the consummate footloose bachelor and then he meets Katelyn, his home burns down and he discovers that he's tired of his old life and wants to settle down. Ev Bishop's never-varying, wonderfully descriptive writing style is as captivating as ever in this story. I've said it before in reviews of her other books, I wish that River's Sigh B & B was a real place that I could visit. Hook, Line & Sinker is a wonderful romance. The story unfolds slowly, the romance builds gently and the characters were totally captivating. It's light on the cursing and sexual desire is only alluded to. While I usually read stories with a bit more spice I found it totally refreshing to read such an intense love story that didn't need to resort to coarse language and heavy sex scenes to keep me interested. I absolutely recommend this book and series to anyone who wants to read a highly entertaining, intense story with very realistic and complex characters. I am eagerly awaiting my next trip to River's Sigh B & B. Bravo Ms. Bishop and well done! ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com.***
DYac More than 1 year ago
There is nothing more fun than going back to River's Sigh Bed & Breakfast, even if the characters taking us there are in trouble, either emotionally or physically. Something about returning to River's Sigh always makes me feel like everything is going to be okay in the end. That's just what happens when Brian Archer returns to Greenridge to find that he has nowhere else to go but to his brother's vacation haven, River's Sigh. Of course, the moment wouldn't be as poignant if it weren't for the beautiful single mom, Katelyn Kellerman. And it couldn't be easy, because though she travels light, she comes with heavy baggage in the form of two children and a possessive ex. From the moment Brian rescues her from a difficult situation, he finds an attraction he knows better than to pursue. He's a no-strings-attached playboy, and she has more strings than he knows what to do with. But it doesn't take long for them to become fast friends and wonder if there is room for more. Hanging in the balance are her two brilliant children, whom she'd do anything for. Parenthood was never something Brian considered, and he needs to decide if fighting Katelyn's ex and his burgeoning feelings for her are worth the broken heart he may end up carrying away. And Katelyn has spent the better part of her separation from her husband wondering if she will ever truly be able to make a break from him that will allow her to grow on her own. Or will he loom over her every decision for the rest of her life? Another beautiful love story in the picturesque venue, set against a mountainous backdrop, complete with fresh air, forests and of course, the river that runs through it. It would be the first time a happily ever after was found at River's Sigh B&B, but every story finds us on a different path to that joyful end. This one is fraught with danger and second guessing. Ms Bishop handles the difficult topic of domestic abuse in a way that helps us to see the strength that it takes to work through it and the very real idea that there can be some happiness in the end. I loved this story from the first page. The characters are full of life and color, and the area is quickly becoming a place I wish I could take a break and visit myself. Every book she writes feels like it takes me home, and makes me look forward to the next.
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I love this series and I'm a huge fan of Ev Bishop's writing because of her well developed character driven storylines that always engage my heart and soothe my senses with the breathtakingly beautiful natural setting of a small town in the wilds of Canada. This book features the third Archer brother, Brian, who is still reeling from his parents' separation and upcoming divorce, and Katelyn Kellerman and her two small children who have all been traumatized by her volatile and controlling husband. The two main characters share a journey of friendship and self discovery that engaged all of my emotions and kept me on the edge of my seat anticipating the inevitable cataclysmic confrontation between Katelyn and her manipulative husband. This book has everything I look for in in a well written and totally engaging 5 star read!
Bernadette_Cinkoske More than 1 year ago
Hook, Line & Sinker is an awesome story! I could not put it down. I do not normally read stories about abused women but this one just pulled me in because Katelyn was such a fighter to get herself and her children to safety. (There are no gruesome details, she is fleeing when the story begins.) This book has vivid characters and a well thought out plot. I would like to visit River's Sigh for a long relaxing vacation. I highly recommend that you read Hook, Line & Sinker.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Since Ms Bishop is a new author for me, and therefore, I had not read any of her books in the River’s Sigh B & B series, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Boy, I am so glad I did give her a try. The story centers around Brian Archer, a lawyer forced to go back to his hometown after his condo and life seem to have gone up in flames. He decides to stay at the B & B , where his brother and wife are. Katelyn Kellerman, a single Mom is also staying there trying to rebuild her life. Neither expected or wanted to meet or have a sizzling chemistry. But God and life do have a sense of humor. Life gets complicated and obstacles come up that might hinder the possibilities of a future. But Ms Bishop reminds us that love, perseverance , hope and determination, can overcome obstacles, no matter how big they are. Glad to have come across this author. One I will definitely continue to follow in the future. I was gifted this book .The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Julie_R_Evans-Artist More than 1 year ago
Love doesn't last! Well, that's what Brian thought from watching his parents in their relationship. And then the pressure of being asked to represent his mother! Homecoming after a trip was sure to be a drain. Then while at the airport he met another old schoolmate and her two children. Separated for two years due to domestic violence/abuse, she too was having a tough day. He helps her a little, but her independence pushes him away. Then back to the airport later to retrieve missing luggage (another thorn) Brian learns Katelyn is still their with no ride to her accommodations. As luck has it, she is going to River's Sigh B & B, his brother and sister-in-law's place. Due to more bad luck (with a silver lining), he ends up staying there too. Despite the fact she is not his typical type, Brian and Katelyn develop a friendship that seems so comfortable, homey. The practical side of each of them says no, let's just be friends. It is so fun and sweet to see the friendship blossom into love and how the tough side of a messy divorce is handled. The story-line was well-developed and interesting the entire way through this approximately 202 page book. Loved it so much! Glad I know their story. It stands on it own and does not have to be read as a series. Wonderful, clean read.