Review: Hook, Line and Sinker by Piper Vaughn

When they were teens, Castor McCormick was the bane of Blake Kowalski’s existence. Their mutual animosity led to summers filled with rivalry. Now, nearly two decades later, Cas is moving back into the neighborhood to live in his grandmother’s old house. Blake tells himself he isn’t interested in seeing how snarky little Cas grew up, but when his mother dupes him into visiting his former nemesis, he finds out “pretty” can evolve into “sexy as hell” on the right man.

Cas didn’t think he wanted to see Blake again. No one has ever pushed his buttons like the arrogant boy he remembers from their youth. Turns out, the adult version of Blake still gets him hot under the collar—and everywhere else. With Blake on leave from work to nurse an injured leg and Cas taking time to move and unpack, they form a tentative friendship that turns into a sexual affair neither man can deny. But when Cas’s job sends him out of state to deal with a difficult client, their new relationship will be tested, and if they fail, Blake’s broken leg might not be the only thing to end up scarred

This book was pure Piper Vaughn delightfulness. I love reading books by this author because they are warm and snugly and I know I'm going to feel as though I've been wrapped in a cosy blanket. They're my hot chocolate on an Autumn day, my slippers in the winter...get my drift?

Some of Piper Vaughn's free short stories were what first attracted me to this genre as a whole, when you love love and enjoy reading romance I don't think you need to look further than this author. She manages to combine loveable characters with a great story and lots of UST. I always root so hard for characters in her books and this is no exception.

As an enemies-to-lovers, or frenemies-to-lovers really, story this is just wonderful. Blake, grumpy and stuck at home with a broken leg - it's kinda like caging a tiger and Cas is the bane of his youth recently returned to the neighbourhood. With meddling mothers and aunts and a desperately growing attraction, I love how Piper navigates the story. Between their youthful memories and current day situation it's a fine line between hate, lust and love. 

Piper writes wonderful dialogue between her characters realistic and un-stilted. The writing is smooth and her stories are so easy to read. You pick them up and before you know it half an hour has disappeared.

I've enjoyed both of the books in this series and am looking forward to more. I would highly recommend this to those looking for a happy, easy, yummy read. 

An arc of this book was provided in return for an honest review.

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