Published by Entangled, Brazen on August 1, 2016
Series: Made in Jersey #3
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
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?
Worked up is the third book in the adult contemporary Made in Jersey series by Tessa Bailey. I loved this book so hard. I stayed up until 2 am reading, and it is the first thing that has put a smile on my face in days. (it has been a tough couple of days…) Worked up works well as a standalone. I have not read either of the previous two books in the Made in Jersey series, and while we do see glimpses of the couples, they do not distract from Duke and and Sam’s story. The focus is always on the two of them. Worked up is the perfect beach or poolside read for people looking for a romance as hot as the Florida sun.
Worked up is told in dual narrative bewteen main characters Duke and Sam. Duke is always taking care of everyone around him. His best friend’s family lives with him, and he is resident babysitter to their four year old daughter. And Duke’s four divorcee sisters also live with him, so he does not get a moment of peace. It cannot be easy to constantly be surrounded by four siblings and have no where to escape them. Bless his heart. He can’t even escape to the local bar to watch sports, because there he meets Sam, and pretty much everything in his world flips upside down. I loved how good of a person Duke is. And I really loved how completely unglued he becomes around Sam. I mean, she really does a number on him without even really doing anything, and I really enjoyed seeing his reaction to her.
And who doesn’t love Sam. She loves her puns. No matter how bad they are, they still crack her up, and I just love that about her. She makes me smile. Her quirky sense of humor is so darn adorable. And she can’t seem to stay away from Duke either. (not that I blame her, because he is pretty book boyfriend-worthy.) Worked Up is the kind of book you finish and immediately debating starting over again, because you just want more of it. I really loved this story. I need to get more of Tessa Bailey’s books because she writes fan yourself worthy romances. I want more. Worked up is one of my favorite reads of 2016. It was darn near perfect.Worked Up by @mstessabailey is a 'darn near perfect' read @BookBriefs #Review @BrazenBooks #romance Click To Tweet
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