Hard Pressed

Hard Pressed

by Kate Canterbary

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Overview

Dear Jackson,

I'm leaving you this note because I know you're very busy and I don't want to waste the town sheriff's time. Lord knows I've already wasted enough of it.



Thank you for taking me home last night and...everything else. I made you a basket of wild blueberry muffins for your trouble. That seemed like the appropriate baked good for getting naked in your living room.



I wasn't myself last night. I didn't mean to kiss you or fondle your backside or ask all those intimate questions. Thank you for pretending to enjoy it.



It was very noble of you to sleep on the couch while I was starfished on your bed. I couldn't help but notice it's quite large. The bed, that is. I swear, I didn't notice anything else when I let myself out this morning.



As you know, Talbott's Cove is a ridiculously small town and there's no chance we can avoid each other. Not that I'd want to avoid you, of course, but I'm not sure I can look at you without thinking of the forty different ways I made a fool of myself.



Instead of avoidance, let's try to be friends. We'll forget all about last night...if that's what you want.



Please burn this note after you read it--

Annette



p.s. I whipped up some cinnamon buns, too. Please enjoy them. I'm not sure why, but I couldn't get buns out of my mind today.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162049173
Publisher: Vesper Press
Publication date: 06/29/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 483
File size: 454 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestseller Kate Canterbary writes smart, steamy contemporary romances loaded with heat, heart, and happy ever afters. Kate lives on the New England coast with her husband and daughter.

Keep up with all the news and goodies here ? http://www.katecanterbary.com



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Hard Pressed 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous less than 1 minute ago
Enjoyed++the+story.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
Another great story by Kate Canterbary! Hard Pressed is Jackson and Annette's love story. Jackson had recently left his job and sold his house and moved to Talbott's Cove to hopefully make a difference as the town's Sheriff, but while he should be settling in and doing his job he has found that he most definitely is interested in the local good girl and bookstore owner, Annette Cortassi. Annette loved living in a small town all except the fact that everyone new your business, probably even before you did. When she gets her heartbroken by a crush that she harbored for years, the only thing she can think to do about it, is drink her pain away at the local bar. The end result isn't pretty and the only one willing to take on the job of getting her home is Jackson. Knowing that she wasn't at her best that night Annette decides that she will thank Jackson by bringing him baked goods and this soon opens the door for many more visits and a wide array of delicacies. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
When I read a book that is so amazing that I can't put it down, I struggle with what to say in a review that really does it justice. There's a reason I'm not an author: the words don't come to me like that. Annette and Jackson are two of my favorite KC characters. Annette is sweet, snarky, and pretty much the best person in all of Talbot's Cove. Jackson is new to town but fits right in and is the most romantic, adorable man ever. Annette needed someone to do the chasing and Jackson is definitely the man for the job. And Brooke, Annette's BFF, is so insanely funny that I was crying laughing every time she showed up on screen. I wish Talbot's Cove was a real place but since it isn't I'll just wait patiently until I get to visit again with these characters. *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
Brigid68 More than 1 year ago
I have so much love for Jackson and Annette!! Jackson is the new sheriff in the town of Tallbott's Cove and he is all kinds of swoony and sexy. He's had his eye on Annette since he got into town but Annette was busy pining after the local lobsterman (if you haven't read Fresh Catch one-click now!!). Kate Canterbary has such a way with all the words. I felt like I was right there in that town watching these two banter back and forth, and I was swooning when Jackson pulled out all the stops to win the girl. So many feels, so many laugh out loud moments and let's not forget Kate's ability to write the steamy sexy times *fans self*. Highly recommend this book!!
ssickles More than 1 year ago
I’ve been a Canterbary fan for some time now. Each and every book Ms. Canterbary releases somehow tops the last one. I didn’t realize a book could get so good. If you happen to be new to Ms. Canterbary’s work, please note that this book will have you swooning hard! That Sheriff Jackson Lau is one hunk of a man. He knows what (ahem who) he wants and won’t stop until he makes Annette his. Annette is the strong willed - yet flawed - female character I’ve come to love from Ms. Canterbary. She knows how to perfectly package her characters to make them relatable. Speaking of relatable, wait until you meet Annette’s best friend Brooke! She was one spitfire I hope we get to meet again. In closing and to summarize this review: Bravo, Kate, you’ve given us another masterpiece! This books has all the feels, and will leave you wanting to stream the great British bake-off and wanting a damn blueberry muffin at the same time!
litljen More than 1 year ago
Kate Canterbary once again delivers a flirty, fun and witty story that will wow readers. Hard Pressed is set in Talbott's cove and is a small-town romance that will make you fall in love with not only the quaint town, but the amazing people you will meet. Canterbary has a knack for developing the most unique characters and Hard Pressed introduced some seriously memorable ones! Sheriff Jackson Lau is deliciously delectable so prepare to add him immediately to your book boyfriend list because this man is all that and a bag of homemade donuts prepared lovingly by Annette Cortassi! Jackson is the perfect man....He's protective, trustworthy, persistent, hard working, honest, romantic and, of course sexy as sin. In a word, he's magnetic. Annette is the town sweetheart....she's generous, caring, friendly and unassuming. Getting over a non-relationship, she didn't see Jackson coming. I loved watching Jackson court the beautiful Annette and I loved seeing her flourish and grow under his watchful eye. Their relationship is pure fun! And deliciously hot! There's so much sexiness that readers will wish they had their very own Jackson in their lives! Seriously.....Jackson will make you swoon HARD! And I mustn't forget to mention Brooke, Annette's best friend. She is an absolute hoot and I really hope she gets her own book in the near future. She is a force to be reckoned with and I loved her hilarious dialogue with Annette. It was pure, unadulterated FUN! Canterbary delivers in spades with Hard Pressed. Fans new and old will relish the personal touches she adds to this story. From clever chapter titles to the finer details on each and every page, she wields her pen with a deftness that will enthrall readers from the start. While Hard Pressed is a complete standalone, there are some references to Fresh Catch which is the first book set in Talbott's Cove. If you haven't already read it, be sure to add it to your TBR because it's also phenomenal!
litljen More than 1 year ago
Kate Canterbary once again delivers a flirty, fun and witty story that will wow readers. Hard Pressed is set in Talbott's cove and is a small-town romance that will make you fall in love with not only the quaint town, but the amazing people you will meet. Canterbary has a knack for developing the most unique characters and Hard Pressed introduced some seriously memorable ones! Sheriff Jackson Lau is deliciously delectable so prepare to add him immediately to your book boyfriend list because this man is all that and a bag of homemade donuts prepared lovingly by Annette Cortassi! Jackson is the perfect man....He's protective, trustworthy, persistent, hard working, honest, romantic and, of course sexy as sin. In a word, he's magnetic. Annette is the town sweetheart....she's generous, caring, friendly and unassuming. Getting over a non-relationship, she didn't see Jackson coming. I loved watching Jackson court the beautiful Annette and I loved seeing her flourish and grow under his watchful eye. Their relationship is pure fun! And deliciously hot! There's so much sexiness that readers will wish they had their very own Jackson in their lives! Seriously.....Jackson will make you swoon HARD! And I mustn't forget to mention Brooke, Annette's best friend. She is an absolute hoot and I really hope she gets her own book in the near future. She is a force to be reckoned with and I loved her hilarious dialogue with Annette. It was pure, unadulterated FUN! Canterbary delivers in spades with Hard Pressed. Fans new and old will relish the personal touches she adds to this story. From clever chapter titles to the finer details on each and every page, she wields her pen with a deftness that will enthrall readers from the start. While Hard Pressed is a complete standalone, there are some references to Fresh Catch which is the first book set in Talbott's Cove. If you haven't already read it, be sure to add it to your TBR because it's also phenomenal!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone else want All The Recipes? NO, just me? :) Brief flashes to Fresh Catch, this book does stand alone. Annette. She's lovely, and conflicted, and...beautiful. Jackson - oh, yes. Holy hotness. These two come together thru conflict, and it's real. And there's a beautiful job of exposing what family can do, even to the best of us, with their intentions and assumptions. And what the right person can bring out in your soul. Go forth and read this.
Devvva More than 1 year ago
If there was a movie about Talbot's cove, I imagine the opening scene much like beauty and the beast. Each person in this town plays a role to make it work. Enter sheriff Jackson Lau and bookkeeper Annette Cortassi. She's a beauty in her sundresses and he's a beast in a sheriff's uniform. It's a romance, so I'll leave you to enjoy the plot when you read the book. If you've read Kate's books, you'll know that there is excellent development of the secondary characters. You feel like you know all the townsfolk by the end. Also, as usual, there are parts that will crack you up. Bottom line- storm the haunted castle for this one.
Grottoes More than 1 year ago
What a joy filled journey this book is. Witty, sharp and poignant dialogue. The chapter titles are all baking terms that bring a sense of whimsy and charm. The characters are so lovable. Annette is an absolute mess and Jackson is a fine fine alpha who is in love with her. The road to happy ever after is far from smooth but it is soo entertaining. Hoping Brooke gets her story told, I loved her too. The Bookseller and the Sheriff. Sheer perfection.
Embell More than 1 year ago
Once again the author has created a couple that you can't help but fall in love with. This ever growing world of hot growly guys, salty sassy ladies, alcohol fueled bad decisions that lead to really good stuff in the end, and delicious tasty treats to make your inner foodie salivate, just got even more amazing. I'm always fascinated with how the author is so good at character development that it makes me wish that these characters were real. This book stars the lovely heroine, Annette, who intrigued us (the loyal fans of Writer Lady) back in Fresh Catch. From the minute we met Annette we knew we wanted her to have her own story and boy did the author deliver. Annette doesn't need a man messing with her head, she does that plenty on her own, so when the new swoony sheriff expresses his desire for her, she doubts all of it. As always, you'll experience all the feels from the laugh out loud moments; to the witty banter; to the sexy times; to the those moments that will tug on your heart strings, and to that one moment where you connect and relate with the one of the main characters and you can't help but stop and say "oh".