Saturday, August 13, 2016

Blog Tour: Worked Up by Tessa Bailey (Review + Giveaway)


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?

About the Author:

Tessa 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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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Worked Up, the third book in Tessa Bailey's Made in Jersey series, was another good steamy romance! It was everything that I've come to expect from a romance from this author and I thoroughly enjoyed. With that said, this book was actually my least favorite in this series and that mostly had to do with the fact that while I liked the characters and their romance I felt like the book didn't make me invested enough in their stories to make me really love them. Also given the blurb for this book, I was expecting the marriage plot to be the focus of the story but the book was not as centered on it as I wanted it to be. But as I said I still really enjoyed this story. Duke and Samantha were so much fun to read about and I also loved getting to see past couple Vaughn and River as well as getting to know Renner and Duke's sisters a lot better. The romance was just as steamy and wonderful as I wanted it to be and it kept me thoroughly entertained on my commute to and from work. Overall, I really liked this book and highly recommend it as well as the first two in this series!

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