A Fish Out of Water
a sweet enemies-to-lovers romcom
by Savannah Scott
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Pub Date 13 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 29 Nov 2023
A closed-door, enemies-to-lovers romcom.
I knew trying to make a fresh start on Marbella Island would mean reinventing myself. I'm only here while I work my way up to my dream role in a major motion picture in Hollywood. Which explains why I took a role playing a mermaid in the island production of In So Deep.
What I didn't count on? Ben. The charmer who just took a job as a water sports instructor.
Everyone loves Ben.
Everyone but me.
Sure, when I saw him step off the ferry on his first day, I thought he was gorgeous. His mussed hair—light brown with blond highlights, those brown eyes that are deceptively kind, the way his chiseled jawline makes him look so manly, but then his face still holds a boyish charm.
And then he opened his mouth and laid the cheesiest line on me. Every red flag and warning bell sounded in my brain: Steer clear of the player.
Ben is like a sea otter, all cute and playful, until he turns and charges you. Haven't you ever heard of a sea otter attack? Well, I'm sure it's a thing. And I'm not getting close enough to test that theory. Close to sea otters, I might. Close to Ben, no thank you.
And now, Ben seems to be everywhere I go. He's at the coffee shop when I get my morning latte. He's the one at the rental shack when I take a kayak out to visit the locals on the north side of the island ... and now, he's going to be the male lead in the play I'm in.
The pirate to my mermaid. I am determined to keep a safe distance from Ben, even if he's determined to keep trying to prove he's not as dangerous as I think he is.
Average rating from 65 members
This was an absolutely delightful addition to the "Love Trippin" series. The plot was well-paced and captivating from start to finish. The characters were charming and witty. I highly recommend this fun and quick read! I can't wait for more from Savannah Scott. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
This book is the second in the series but I feel like it can easily be read as a stand alone book. This is a dual pov, clean romance.
I love the true chase behind Ben’s and Summer’s relationship. They are the perfect example of the saying there is a fine line between love and hate. Summer’s strong personality makes her extremely admirable but was also almost her downfall at missing out on love. Ben, being ever the flirt he is, finally sees that his carefree personality isn’t always the best approach and there are times when he needs to slow down and be serious. This story also begins to introduce other future books so I’m anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.
“Mercy. That man could melt butter with his smile.”
I enjoyed this fun reverse grump and sunshine, story set on a California resort island! I loved Ben in book one and it was so fun reading his story!
Oh how Summer hates him, and he’s not used to that one bit! He tries to win her over which only makes her hate him more! Cue a wonderful enemies to more story that’ll have you smiling, laughing and swooning.
Oh Ben! He’s just so charismatic, sweet and fun! I love him! I also loved getting to know and understand Summer. Their slow burn romance is so sweet.
🤍reverse grump and sunshine
🤍that forced proximity though
🤍A pirate and a mermaid
🤍laugh out loud scenes and pop culture references
🤍Seeing Cam, Riley and Mads again
🤍Lots of swoony kisses
Ben and Summer will take you on an adventure starting from enemies, to the sweetest happy ending. I loved the side characters and the returning characters. This book was very romantic and fun with lots of kisses for all of the ‘kissing book’ lovers out there. If you enjoy sweet Romcoms, you’ll enjoy Ben and Summer’s story.
Content: mentions infidelity, kisses only, very mild innuendo
A Fish Out Of Water by Savannah Scott
✨ 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀-𝘁𝗼-𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 & 𝗴𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘆-𝘅-𝘀𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗰𝗼𝗺! 𝗜𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗺𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗻𝗻𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗕𝗲𝗻 & 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿!
✨Ben is the handsome, charming, harmless flirt, Californian surfer boy. Summer is the gorgeous, aspiring actress, kind hearted beauty who wants to avoid charmers, like Ben! Ben’s cheesy lines are not the best first impression and like Summer we also wonder if he is just another flirt bad boy! But, we discover he has a heart of gold and is a great guy. Just what Summer needs.
✨There are so many great things about this book. The characters, not just the leads, are all so loveable. The way Savannah describes each and every moment in the book, you just get immersed in it. From their meet cute to their run-ins at the C-side cafe, play acting together for the great island play, everything is so natural. The play which Summer is taking part in, is the story of a mermaid and a pirate, which kind of runs parallel to theirs. It is a closed door romance but moments between Ben & Summer are beautifully penned by Savannah. Also, not to miss, there are great laugh out loud moments during their banter!
✨For me personally the highlight of the book is Ben. He is so fun and flirty but still a caring, loving guy. As the story progresses he not only wins Summer’s heart, but ours too! ❤️
✨The bonus is of course the beautiful chapter headings. The quotes in every chapter heading are so apt to the story. They themselves are worth so much!
✨I could go on, but I would recommend to read this book and go on a trip to Marbella island, and join Team #Bummer!