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Leaving was hard, but staying away might be impossible.
Tessa Cutter escaped her tiny hometown and chased her artistic dreams straight to Manhattan. Now she’s home for a camping trip with her family. To keep them off her back, she makes up the perfect pretend boyfriend—successful, important, and most of all, permanently located in New York.
Logan Ridley lost everything when his Manhattan-based personal training studio shut down. Luckily, a friend got him a position as a gym teacher in the small town of Cutter’s Creek. He’s heard a lot about the infamous Tessa, but she’s even better than he imagined. Except, she seems to hate everything about the small town he’s growing to love.
The chemistry sparking between them is impossible to ignore, but falling for Logan will trap Tessa in the small town she worked so hard to escape. If they have any hope of a future together, he’ll have to convince her that everything she wants has been in Cutter’s Creek all along…
"The Hometown Hoax is a funny and romantic read that will leave you wanting for more..." ~ Jackie's Books World
"Heather Thurmeier's hunky heroes and feisty heroines will have you laughing out loud, falling in love ... and coming back for more!" ~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
"Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!" --NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst
Tessa fakes having a boyfriend when she goes home to visit her family. She figures if they think she's in a relationship, they won't pressure her to leave New York and move home to her small town of Cutter Creek. While camping with her family, she meets Logan. Logan is in Cutter Creek to start a... ...more
This story concerns someone trying to escape the small town existence and chasing her dreams in Manhattan only to discover that she’s been chasing the wrong dream!
Imagine being brought up in the hometown your ancestors not only founded but had named after them…. Now imagine not liking everyone mi... ...more
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.*** :)
The Hometown Hoax is a funny and romantic read that will leave you wanting for more...
Ever since Tessa Cutter left her tiny hometown for the busy city of Manhattan, she has failed miserably to pursuit her artistic dream. Hoping to get featu... ...more
Tessa Cutter has always had big city dreams and the desire to escape small town living and leave every thing she knows behind. She is living in Manhattan now and living out her dreams and doing what she loves, and has no regrets about leaving her small town life behind. When her family invites he... ...more
I would have to say that this was a good read. I thought it pretty predictable but it was a sweet story and well written.
Tessa is a young lady that has moved to Manhattan to try and make a go of her artist career. She never liked her home town that she grew up in and is doing everything she can t... ...more
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After reading and loving The Hookup Hoax, I knew I had to check out more by Heather Thurmeier. The premise of this one caught my eye, and once I started reading, I was enveloped in the world. Tessa left her hometown of C... ...more
With The Hometown Hoax, Ms. Thurmeier composed a story that is somewhat idealistic but cute none the lest. This read reminded me of the saying " one person's junk may be another's treasure." Tessa saw Cutter's Creek for everything it lacked and was not. Maybe because it was her hometown and she w... ...more
I enjoyed this book about small town life and two people who meet and are on totally different wave lengths about what they want out of life at the beginning of the book.
Tessa Cutter literally collides with Logan Ridley as they are driving into town. She is steaming mad about the car in front of... ...more
I enjoyed this story of finding what you're looking for in the place you least expect. Logan's character really appealed to me, as a strong and determined man who has pulled up his boot straps after his gym business in NYC failed and moved to the small town of Cutter's Creek where he's got a new... ...more
Tessa left her small hometown to live her own life away from neighbors and family knowing her business and life. She wants to make it in the art world and New York is the city for that. Logan has to start over in a small town since New York beat him and he lost everything. When a camping trip bri... ...more
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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
The Hometown Hoax is a standalone contemporary romance from author Heather Thurmeier that has Tessa Cutter creating a fake boyfriend to hold off her family's s... ...more
This book had me hooked from the first page and as the story progresses I just couldn’t help myself as I am a sucker for romance. There was just enough of everything to make me love the story. I liked Tessa and Logan, it was awesome seeing how their friendship grew to become so much more. This ma... ...more
I really enjoyed this one. It's light and fun, nothing too deep but completely entertaining. Cute and intriguing characters and a nice story at the core.
Tessa Cutter fled her small hometown for a couple reasons. First, her desire to make something of her art career. Secondly, her family is drivin... ...more
Love this book it is very relatable to me. It is about girl name Tessa she move to the city to get out of her small town which everyone knows everyone. Everyone will know what you do in one day for the town loves to gossip while in the city no one knows you really she wants to branch out for her... ...more
Enjoyed this fast paced, sweet, sexy, entertaining, and well written romance, that captured my attention from the beginning until the end. I enjoyed the fun witty banter and the sexy, chemistry between Logan and Tessa. Also enjoyed the entertaining ways the secondary characters manipulate and plo... ...more
The Hometown Hoax is a romance book set it Cutter's Creek, a small town. Tessa Cutter, an artist living in New York, comes home for a week to go camping with her family. She hadn't even arrived before her world turned upside down.
Crash! Someone in front of her slams on their brakes and she goes f... ...more
I’m a city girl for sure, but I’ve always wondered if it would be as awesome as it seems in books to live in a small town where everyone knows everyone. The Hometown Hoax is a great example of both the good and the bad of living in a small town. I felt really bad for Tessa and completely understo... ...more
Tessa wants nothing more than to be successful in Manhattan as an artist and to prove to her family and hometown she will make a life away from the life they want for her. Her family wants her back home and they use every opportunity to get her to return home. So she makes up a perfect boyfriend... ...more
The Hometown Hoax was a cute story if a little predictable. The premise was something a little overdone, the heroine leaves town for bigger and better things, comes home to see her family and falls in love with a guy in town. Tessa and Logan are opposites, she's done with small town living and ch... ...more
A fun read that I thoroughly enjoyed. A fast paced romance with Tessa and Logan. Tessa left the small city to find her dream, but soon found out that she could not afford to live there. Logan is from the big city finding his dream, but also can not afford it. Little did Tessa know, that her fami... ...more
This was a quick entertaining read. Tessa kept Logan on his toes, definitely challenging him throughout the story. She wanted to be independent and get away from her meddling family and small town. I can appreciate that being a very independent make my own decisions kinda girl. Logan was a... ...more
This is probably one of the funniest stories I have read all year. I totally sympathized with our heroine as to why she had a problem with the small town and gossip that that brings. as I live in a small town. I have never read this author before this book, but I love discovering new authors and... ...more
This is a fun, light-hearted story with a few improbabilities that are used to make the story work. If you go with it, you will find a cute, small town story with interesting characters and a few surprises.
ARC received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. ...more