Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Worked Up by Tessa Bailey


Worked Up

by Tessa Bailey
Made in Jersey #3
Publication Date: August 1, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Brazen, Contemporary Romance

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Factory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch Sports Center in peace. Unfortunately, living with four divorcee sisters doesn’t provide much silence, nor does it change his stance on relationships. But when a fellow commitment-phobe stumbles into his life, getting him good and worked up, he can’t deny his protective instincts.

Samantha Waverly’s brother just put her in an impossible situation. The only way out? Marry huge, gruff, gladiator look-alike Duke—for show, of course. She doesn’t make promises—she knows too well how easily they can be broken—and this is no exception.

As the blistering attraction between them grows, the lines around the no-strings relationship blur. But Duke and Samantha’s marriage is only for show…or is it?


In my eyes, Tessa Bailey can do no wrong. I have loved every book of hers that I've read, And Worked Up was just as awesome! The queen of dirty talk has done it again!

Duke was oh so swoon worthy. The perfect #PMB if ever there was one! (that's pouty man bear for the record) All he wants is to go to work, and come home to watch Sports Center, is that too much to ask?! Uhh... Yes! With four crazy divorced sisters underfoot, a best friend and his wife and kid living above Duke's garage, its rare Duke ever gets to actually watch his show. He's a fixer, always the one to help those around him. And he's perfect!

Samantha is in town to meet with her brother. She's lived a life where no one sticks around, so she's a self proclaimed "commitment phobe". Going so far as to break her engagement to avoid a relationship.

Sam and Duke meet on her first night in town, and sparks fly. For the first time, Duke is having all the feels and doesn't know how to process. Sam is also having some feels she doesn't know what to do with. This makes for some hilarious dialogue and just a great read! I don't want to give too much away as I feel this is a book that needs to be experienced! Tessa brings her A game, like always. There's a great story line, lots o sexy times, great characters, LOL moments, a lil drama thrown in for good measure, and a super great HEA.

I will say, one of the things I loved most, was Sam's jokes. They were awful... leee funny! ;) Definitely my kind of humor... you know, the kind that pretty much no one gets but yourself ;)

So go read the book people! :)

ARC kindly provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review


*Book 1: Crashed Out*

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His inspiration. His torment. And his temptation...
Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She's the fuel for every song he's ever written-each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band is on temporary hiatus, Sarge is determined to prove to Jasmine that this "kid" turned into every inch the man she's always needed...
Men are slim pickings for a single factory girl in Hook, New Jersey...until tall, broad-shouldered hotness walks-or ratherstorms-into Jasmine's life. Sarge's return shouldn't affect her this way. He's her best friend's much younger kid brother, and the kind of rough, gritty, sexiness Jasmine has no right to taste for herself. Even if he lets her.
But lust is a blinding, insatiable force. And when it crashes, it will take both Sarge and Jasmine down with it...




*Book 2: Thrown Down*

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He has one last chance to deserve the girl of his dreams...

Overachiever River Purcell was never supposed to be a struggling single mom, working double shifts just to make ends meet. Nor was she supposed to be abandoned by her high school sweetheart, breaking her heart into a thousand jagged pieces. Now Vaughn De Matteo is back in town, his sights set on her...and River is in danger of drowning a second time.

No one believed Hook's resident bad boy was good enough for River. Not even Vaughn himself. But he'll fight like hell to win back the woman he never stopped loving, to keep the daughter he never expected, and convince himself he's worth their love in the process--even if he has to rely on their fierce and undeniable sexual chemistry.

But even as River's body arches under his hungered touch, the demons of the past lurk in the shadows. Waiting for Vaughn to repeat his mistakes one last time...



highres-MJB_5140.jpgTessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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