Monday, August 1, 2016

Quote-tastic/Review-- SportsCenter for the woo? -- Worked Up by Tessa Bailey

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Tessa Bailey! Yall know I love me some Tessa Bailey. She lands in Quote-tastic like every dang time. There's just SO many good ones. So this first one. The hero, Duke, his four recently divorced sisters live with him. Plus a best friend, his wife and daughter live in their guest house. So he's got a LOT of women on his plate and his favorite thing just never happens anymore. So, hero and heroine are on a trip for a concert (with different rooms) and she's invited him over...
"Right this way, please."

"This feels like a trap."

Her nose screwed up, shoulders squaring as she opened her mouth to reprimand him, no doubt... but then he heard it. The unmistakable--almost ethereal--sounds of SportsCenter. Holding his breath, Duke pressed a finger to Samantha's parted lips, bypassing her into the room. Highlights ran on the television like shiny offerings from heaven. It's been so long. Not only had she tuned to ESPN, but also the room was rearranged, the cushy armchair situated to face the television. But even convenient seating wasn't the icing on the highlight reel cake. Oh no. She'd ordered him a six-pack--either from room service or Valhalla--but whoever had brought the beer had delivered it in an ice bucket, leaving it beside the armchair.

"You did this for me?" God, he sounded like a chick. Felt like one, too, because...she'd turned the tables on him. She'd wooed before he could woo.
"Thank you, Sam."

"You're welcome," she whispered.

Duke stooped down to press his mouth beneath her chin. "We're going to fuck tonight. Your bed. Mine. On the floor. In the shower. Against the window. All. Goddamn. Night. You're going going to know me from every angle when he sun comes up over New Jersey tomorrow." He took her knees, dragging that tight body up between himself and the door. "This might be the nicest thing someone's done for me. But frankly, sweetheart? When compared to you, SportsCenter can go fuck itself."
Right now, your pussy needs the tongue of a grateful man."
"Are you--" Her flat belly shuddered up and down. "Are you doing this all because I put on SportsCenter?"

"Not going to lie, that got me real fucking hot."  
Okay and two more quick ones. I thought this was pretty cute. He was adorable with this little girl.
"You don't have kids, do you?"

"Jesus, no." He rolled his neck. "But I do have a Marcy." The cantaloupe-sized muscles of his biceps shifted as he took another turn. "My friends have a four-year-old and they all live in my guest house." When he visibly softened, Samantha battled the urge to unbuckle her seat belt and smack kisses all over his unshaved cheeks. "I give her the non-organic juice boxes, she lets me watch SportsCenter. We get each other."
And this one made me snort. Both the hero and heroine are a spot anti commitment and dating. She was pretty much in agreement on this. Can't say I disagree. Heh
"If I were the dating type..." He cleared his throat, shifting on his injured leg with a barely-there wince. "But I'm not. Since we're being truthful with each other, Sam, I'd rather swim in shark infested waters than date, and I doubt there would be much difference between the two activities." 

Worked Up (Made in Jersey #3)

Two commitment-phobes who may have just met their match and been hit with a healthy dose of lust.  Two average every day people and an extraordinary whirlwind romance that'll leave you hot and bothered and in a damn near swoon. Worked Up was classic Bailey. Deliciously sex and make-you-pant hot.

These two were excellent.

Duke's so not your typical hero. He doesn't rock a six pack...but a little beer belly. His face isn't handsome and he's definitely not a pretty boy...nope. He's all scruff, craggy pirate. Basically he's a man-bear. I loved that. It was nice seeing a hero that's just your average guy. He's still rocking the sex appeal, is a fixer, and under the gruff exterior he's got such a good heart and loves his family something fierce. And Samantha..she's a children's book illustrator, has a heart of gold, and is kinda floundering on the personal front. I really liked both of them and seeing their status quo rocked just a bit when hey met.

If ever two people were perfect for each other it's these two. I thought their anti-relationship stance was pretty funny and loved that they got each other in that regard.

And the heat! Yeah. These two may be commitment phobes but they aren't immune to good old fashioned lust. And they had it in spades. It was pretty instantaneous and the relationship as a whole was a whirlwind which usually isn't my favorite but they so worked for me. It was like they just clicked. There's a lot of filthy, delicious dirty talking (though some of it was a bit off to me) and, whew boy, yeah, they were hot together as they resisted and then were like pffft fuck it! Lets go. Woohoo! lol

All in all, Bailey is one you just can't miss if you love a sexy hot read with heart. Great every-day characters, scorching sex and bits that'll have your hand flying up to cover your mouth because omg the sweet! It'll have you blinking back tears and grinning big time.

Factory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter 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?


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Challenges: Pick Your Genre (contemporary) | Pervy Girl (dirty talk) | Goodreads

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