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Hooked on You–Riley and Hayden’s story

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Hooked on You

by Kathleen Fuller

Riley and Hayden went to the same high school, but barely knew each other. She went off to New York City hoping to find success as an artist while he pursued a career in baseball. Both find themselves helping out at family businesses—a yarn shop and a hardware store in the dying little town of Maple Falls. Author Kathleen Fuller has created damaged, but likable characters and surrounded them with loving, supportive people. Will the pair overcome their pasts? Can they save the businesses and the little town?

Join the BB’s (Bosom Buddies) who are Riley’s grandmother’s friends, and the Three Musketeers, an unlikely group of three young women as they welcome the loner Riley with the friendship she never had.

Rating: 4/5

Category: Romance

Notes: 1. #1 in the Maple Falls Romance Series which should be read in order.
2. Includes a map of Maple Falls and Discussion Questions

Publication: 5/11/2021—Thomas Nelson

Memorable Lines:

A riot of colors, textures, and fibers filled the canvas in front of Riley McAllister. She tilted her head to the right. To the left. Then, with careful precision and pointed tweezers, she started to apply a hair-thin golden thread to the narrow bead of glue on the peacock feather in the center, the final touch to a project that had taken over three months to complete.

Mimi’s lilting Southern drawl filled Riley’s ear, triggering the tiniest spark of homesickness, which always surprised her. After nine years of living in New York City, she should be over it, but every time she heard Mimi’s voice, it came back again. Riley’s life in Maple Falls had been a big disappointment, but that wasn’t Mimi’s fault.


  1. Gretchen says:

    This series is on my TBR, Linda! I’m looking forward to your thoughts on it. Sounds like it is off to a good start.

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    • lghiggins says:

      I don’t think I would have picked it up on my own, but I saw a review that recommended it. I did enjoy each book, but I think the series is best for those who love romances.


  2. WendyW says:

    This book and series look good. I like a good, gentle sweet romance series.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This sounds a little boring to me 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Carla says:

    I really enjoyed this book as well, Linda. I loved how Riley turned the yarn shop around and made plans to help the town, all with others at her side. Great review.

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