Author: Tessa Bailey
Series: Made In Jersey, #3
Genre: M/F Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Publication Date: August 1st 2016
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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?
5 out of 5 stars
This is actually the first Tessa Bailey book I've ever read, and I am very happy to say it won't be the last! I absolutely loved this one! Worked Up is the third book of Tessa Bailey's Made In Jersey series. It can be read as a stand alone but you do see characters from the first two books. After reading this one, I am definitely going to go back and read the other two, while anxiously awaiting the next in the series.
Samantha is a commitment-phobe that has some emotional baggage from her past. She is awkwardly adorable at times and has a habit of trying to break the ice with really cheesy jokes. Sam is also an artist, so the artist in me was really excited to read about her art.
Duke is seriously swoon worthy and so perfect. He is the perfect mixture of gruff dirty talker and sweet caretaker. I'm pretty sure he is my new book crush. I really loved that he wasn't described as this perfectly chiseled model type. He was the average looking guy with the beginnings of a beer gut, which I thought made it even better.
The chemistry between the two of them was off the charts! Tessa Bailey definitely knows how to write sizzling sex scene. I also LOVED Duke's speech towards the end. It. was. SO. Good! I can't say enough good things about this one.
**I was given a free copy of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. **
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