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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!


Sunday, July 31, 2016

ARC Review! Worked Up by Tessa Bailey

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?

Duke and Samantha were fun and their chemistry was off the charts hot. I am not usually a fan of "insta-love" and am not always able to believe the actions of the characters when it strikes, but in this case I did.

There were a few reasons for this:
1. Tessa Bailey can write. She is a favorite author of mine because she writes a good story, with excellent dialog, perfect pacing, and believable characters (even when they are engaging in "insta-love" you still believe in them) and the supporting characters always feel real
2. Duke was a normal guy. Not a perfect body, not the perfect career, lives with his sisters who are all divorced and who come off a bit rough around the edges. He is REAL. He is the guy next door, the one you feel safe with, who feels like a normal guy.
3. Samantha was also real. She had flaws, uncertainties, imperfections, and she also wasn't a model.

So, in this one, the characters work so well that I was willing to suspend disbelief in believe they were in it for the long haul. The marriage helped me with this...as there is nothing better than taking something away to show you how much you actually want it.

All in all, this one is worth the read. You will enjoy it.

Oh, sit in front of a fan and have ice water...you are going to thank me for this advice.





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