Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hooked by Ev Bishop (River's Sigh B&B, #2)

by Ev Bishop

My rating: 5 stars

Series: River's Sigh B & B - Book 2
Publisher: Winding Path Books
Publication Date: June 13, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 302 pages

Knocked around by life—and then knocked up by a man she won’t speak of—Sam Kendall gives her baby for adoption.

Envisioning herself a lone cowboy, she avoids any relationships that might risk her heart or cause pain. There’s wonderful fun to be had if you don’t fall prey to the ludicrous notion of true love!

Lately, however, Sam is niggled by doubts. She’s not as content as she was. Plus her daughter Aisha has tracked her down—seventeen-years-old and pregnant. Despite misgivings, Sam checks into River’s Sigh Bed-and-Breakfast to meet her.

Then widower Charles Bailey, Aisha’s adoptive father, shows up, and Sam can’t control her outrage. What was her sacrifice for? She could’ve raised the kid to follow her stupid footsteps all on her own. And topping it off? Charlie’s a neurotic, stodgy jerk—even if he is ridiculously hot.

The longer Sam stays at River’s Sigh, exploring the wild outdoors—and her own inner desires—the more her terror grows. Maybe Charlie isn’t so terrible after all. Maybe his approach to life is actually refreshing. Maybe all this family stuff is something she could get hooked on.

Yet they’re opposites in every way, and worse: he’s her biological child’s adoptive dad. A romance between them would be too weird, wouldn’t it? Every part of Sam screams play it safe, run.

But what if, in spurning Charlie and Aisha, she’s turning her back on everything she never knew she wanted? 

Hooked by Ev Bishop

Hooked (River's Sigh B & B, #2)Sam finds that no matter how fast she runs or how many walls she builds against the outside world, she cannot run away from her past. In fact her past may be the very foundation for her future. Learning from the school of hard knocks, Sam lost her innocence and her childhood to a deceitful older man. Alone and pregnant, her only option was to give up her baby and all entanglements. Now, seventeen years later, her past has found her as her seventeen year old, daughter, now pregnant with her own child finds her and wants to meet her egg donor.

Meanwhile Aisha’s widowed, adoptive father has his own struggles, as an author, he has deadlines, but since the death of his wife, his well of creativity has dried up. Now he must face a woman who he fears will want to steal the only family he has left. A very regimented person, Charles is not about to give up without a fight, and his opponent raises every hackle he has. To him, Sam is abrasive, sarcastic and a little too forceful for his taste while Sam sees him as a straight-laced stick-in-the-mud who wouldn’t know a good time if it bit him.

Enter Fate, Luck of the Draw, and even Cupid as these two are forced to deal with each other only to find that just maybe it might not be so bad. Of course, there are problems, and Aisha may be the biggest roadblock they find. Have you ever tried to deal with a teen and their hormones? Follow along with Ev Bishop as she shares another magical tale of love with Hooked, another fabulous addition to her River’s Sigh B&B series.

Ms. Bishop once again, pours on the humor, heart and tension that every romance should have! If anyone can create a sweet “opposites attract” tale that is believable and engaging to the very end, Ev Bishop can. Even better, they didn’t kill each other first!

I received this review copy from author Ev Bishop in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Aw, yay! You got hooked on HOOKED. I'm so happy you liked it so well--and I'm thrilled by the very kind review! Thank you! :)

  2. Aw, yay! You got hooked on HOOKED. I'm so happy you liked it so well--and I'm thrilled by the very kind review! Thank you! :)

  3. Sounds like a really interesting story. I like the part how the past foresees the future and you can never really be rid of it. Great synopsis and review.