Books by Tessa Bailey

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Too Hot to Handle

I’ve been hearing a lot of good buzz about Tessa Bailey lately, and when I dug into her backlist, I wasn’t disappointed. Too Hot to Handle is fast-paced, emotional, and blisteringly sexy. I highly recommend it. Chef Rita Clarkson has never been able to live up to her late mother, culinary leg ...

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Fix Her Up

Do NOT judge Tessa Bailey’s superbly steamy rom-com Fix Her Up by its cover image of a cartoon couple demurely kissing. I wouldn’t normally read a novel that gives off a cutesy vibe, but, given Bailey’s reputation as a prolific bestselling romance author, and the sexy series title (Hot and Ham ...

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Disturbing His Peace

Prior to reading Disturbing His Peace, I had never read a police romance; and after devouring this one, I cannot believe I have missed out on such a glorious sub-genre. I tend to shy away from alpha-male romance heroes, so cop romances usually fall into the ‘way too manly’ category for me, but T ...

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Too Beautiful to Break

The description for Too Beautiful to Break was interesting enough for me to try it without having read any of the previous books in the Romancing the Clarksons series. The buzz online showed excitement since fans have been eagerly waiting for Belmont Clarkson to finally declare himself to Sage Alexa ...

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Disorderly Conduct

What happens when a no-strings relationship forms strings? That’s essentially the premise of Disorderly Conduct, the first in a new series from Tessa Bailey. Charlie and Ever (and yes, I did read it as Eve most of the time because Ever as a name gave me a twitch) agree to a causal relationship ful ...

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Worked Up

Red Hook, New Jersey native Duke Crawford is an average, everyday Joe, and a grumpy gus to boot. He loves his sports, sleep, grilling red meat in his backyard and looking at hot women while avoiding committing to them. He spends his days working as a mechanic at a factory and at night all he wants i ...

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Thrown Down

I’m a big fan of hot contemporary romance series and looked forward to the Made in New Jersey books by Tessa Bailey. I very much enjoyed another book I read of Ms. Bailey’s - Chase Me. That story featured relatable characters with great chemistry, sharp, witty dialogue, and steamy sex scenes. My ...

C
Need Me

Sometimes a book is totally working for you, and then something tanks it. Need Me could have gotten a much higher grade from me, except the middle of the book went so far off the tracks that it was irredeemable. The result was half a book I loved, and half one that I couldn’t stand. ...

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Officer Off Limits

I thought this was going to be fun, and it was--for about 10 pages. After that, it was all downhill. While the hero and heroine have lots and lots of hot sex, the romance completely escapes me, and despite a tragic backstory, I despised the hero. Story Brooks’ (yes, her name really ...