It Happened One Summer - Tessa Bailey

It Happened One Summer

By Tessa Bailey

  • Release Date: 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,477 Ratings)



Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who’s cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong. 

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Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar... in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. 


  • speechless

    By swaggylila
    wow. just wow
  • Just So Good

    By MLS094
    That’s the whole review. It was just SO good.
  • Better than I hoped for!

    By KLauren03
    Such a great, fun read. I loved everything. Start to finish - A++ for me!!
  • 👍 Excellent!

    By luvtoread44
    I can’t say enough good things about this book. Sweet, funny, hot, sentimental, witty and romantic are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe it. The storyline (a seemingly spoiled and shallow socialite is forced to spend three months in the hometown of her long deceased father, and she finds love there while discovering herself) is heads above what is typically found in this genre. All of the main and supporting characters are uniformly interesting and capture our hearts. Tessa Bailey, keep writing them like this.
  • Fantastic!

    By Megan reads
    Great characters, great story.
  • Perfection

    By kika leakes
    Im literally left with a giant gaping hole in my heart. I finished this and hook line and sinker in two days. I feel empty, and I NEED more. These were hands down the best books ive ever read. I could fully read them every day for the rest of my life. Ten out of Ten.
  • Steamy and sweet

    By Planned
    Loved every second of this book. Couldn’t put it down!
  • Great first book of Duology…I think that’s the word for a two book series lol

    By bahfjjr aj
    It was good. I really enjoyed this one. Felt like their romance gradually deepened. Main girl Piper was alright. I think I got annoyed at Hollywood lifestyle and behavior but she grew on me throughout the book. Brendan is hot but I felt he was lacking. Really grumpy to Piper’s sunshine. But he was fine overall. I gave it 4 stars out of 5.
  • A sweet escape

    By Alora7
    Predictable but in a good way :) The characters were complex and well written. I assumed this would be the typical haters to lovers trope, but it was so much more. Easy to read and couldn’t put it down! I read this in less than a day it is THAT GOOD! A must read.
  • Amazing!

    By MadSmurf13
    So good!! Can’t wait for Hannah’s story!