Tagline: When Isabel heads to the river to try her hand at fly-fishing, she never expects her catch-of-the-day will be a new chance at love.
- The very first sentence offers so much information. Isabel writes for a magazine, she likes trying new things and she just ended a relationship.
- In the second paragraph, we get more of a feel for Isabel and I have to say, I like her. She's a go-getter. She's confident and fine with being alone.
- Love that description..."...a handsome fisherman had arrived, his square-jawed profile etched against the blue cloudless sky." Um, I'll have what she's having.
- LOLing at her trying to pretend she's fine to save a little face. These aren't the days when women/girls do the opposite--pretend to need help so the man will feel useful.
- Oh, no! I feel sorry for her. Those river rocks can be slippery. I'm reminded of the times I've hiked with my family and my boys and husband are always hovering nearby just in case I slip.
- He looks familiar? Hm.
- I love sexy stubble. I want to be president of the Sexy Stubble Fan Club.
- I love this exchange where they exchange names and Tom isn't going to let her disappear.
- What????? Tom is the author of the book she was using to learn to fly-fish? SURPRISE ACHIEVED! Excellent plot twist that I didn't see coming.
- And I'm a total sucker for that thing where he stands behind her and teaches her. In what might have been a nod to #metoo, he asks her permission first.
- LOL at "This, she thought, is so much better than the video!"
- Hm...to let the fish go you still have to take it off the hook. At least I hope they do. It would be really cruel to let it go with the hook still in its mouth.
- When he accuses her of showing off, I just happy-sigh. What a charmer.
- Perfect ending. Bravo, Mary Ann.
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