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Need Me

(Broke and Beautiful #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  3,321 ratings  ·  334 reviews
When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey is completely focused on her medical degree … until she sees newly minted professor Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fas ...more
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Published April 21st 2015 by Avon Impulse
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poohbear98 No, the title is not a typo. The first book is titles Chase Me. You can see it on Tessa Bailey's profile.…moreNo, the title is not a typo. The first book is titles Chase Me. You can see it on Tessa Bailey's profile.(less)

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4 Forbidden Stars.

Honey fell in love with her English teacher. What she didn’t expect was for him to be the best friend of her roommate’s boyfriend.
Ben feels immediately attracted to Honey, what he also didn’t expect is that she was his student, the same whose papers he can’t stop reading.
They know they shouldn’t. They know it’s against all the rules. But neither of them can’t resist.
After all, isn’t the forbidden fruit the most desirable one?


I’m seriously loving this new series by Tessa B
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
2 Stars!


We met both main characters in the previous book in the series - Honey is Roxy’s friend and roommate and Ben is one of Louis’s friends.

Honey is from a small town of Kentucky. She always wanted to escape, she always wanted more and to experience life, so now she’s a medical student at Columbia University. She’s very smitten with hew new English professor, Prof. Dawson. Ben Dawson is a young 25 years old professor who really loves his job. He knows being a professor at the age of 25 could
The Burning Rose (Jess)
‎‏‏‎4/5 stars.
Damn if Tessa Bailey doesn't write the best dirty talking men ever! Ben's an English professor who pulled the douchebag card over and over and he still managed to be hot as hell. Well done, Ms. Bailey. Well done. ...more
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
So, I am obviously enjoying Tessa Bailey's writing, but she has gotten better since this series. Ben is pretty awful and Honey (what's up with this name?) is way too good for him. I also found it hilarious how Honey is apparently this genius level writer of English essays but what we see of her writing is distinctly unimpressive; although not as unimpressive as Ben's writing who's supposed to be an English professor. ...more
Marla Mei
Mar 17, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Oh man, I'm so conflicted. I wanted to like this one so much considering I put all the other books I was reading aside just to read this first. I was so excited and damn you high expectations for letting me down once again.

I liked Honey. I really did. What I don't like is how Ben messed with her three times and with each of those times, she forgave him so easily just because they couldn't keep it in their pants. All they ever think about was sex, sex and sex! They haven't even known eac
Jaime Arkin
4.5 rounding up

I absolutely loooooved Chase Me, book 1 in this companion series by Tessa Bailey, and I grabbed this one as soon as I could because I was excited to see what came next!

We briefly met Honey Perribow in Chase Me… she’s Roxy’s Southern roommate, and I didn’t realize then, just how much I was going to like her! Honey is from a small Kentucky town where you graduate from high school and start settling in to a certain kind of life… one she didn’t want. So she high-tailed it to New York
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
This book made me want to throw my kindle against the wall!

The hero kept calling the heroine Lolita. Sometimes he even said it as though it was sexy. LOLITA IS NOT SEXY. Also it's completely dumb considering the heroine was a freaking ADULT. The hero was only five years older than her. WHY DID HE KEEP CALLING HER LOLITA?! So stupid.

Also his dirty talk was just awful. He asked her if she wanted him to "finger bang" her. Is he twelve? At one point during sex he started talking about her ex boyfri

As of this moment, mine is the first negative review for this book in Goodreads. But I'm just not sold on the idea of Ben and Honey. It failed in so many level to entertain me -- unlike the first book, which charmed me. Plus I have A LOT of issues ...

This review is mainly going to be my opinion on A LOT of stuffs, it will be rambling, so sorry about that. As it is a SPOILER-Y REVIEW, everything will be put under spoiler tag. You've been warned.

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Spoilers ahead,3.5*

This book was good;intense,sexy and well written but parts of it left a bad taste in my mouth.

Honey has the hots for her English professor and sets out to seduce him. The attraction is there but not much happens. She goes home to her roommates planning a party and ends up locked in a storage closet, when Been enters to help her she realizes that her sexy teacher is also her roommate's boyfriend's friend Ben. Honey doesn't let on that she's actually his teacher and the two have
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Need Me by Tessa Bailey
Book Two of the Broke and Beautiful series
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Rating: 2 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best fr
2.5 stars

maaaaaaaaaan what happened? I was so excited for Ben's book because, well, Ben seemed like an awesome dude in the first book but then when I read this I was like, eh? Maybe I built him up too much in my mind.

I guess the main reason why this didn't work for me is that I couldn't really forgive what Ben did to Honey? He had serious asshole moments not once, not twice, but THREE FUCKING TIMES and while I get the why of them, it seriously put me off.

The steam factor is awesome classic Tes
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

God, I L.O.V.E. Tessa Bailey. She seriously can do NO WRONG in my eyes. I’ve loved (or at the very least, enjoyed) every single one of her books. And Need Me is no different! The second I finished this book, I went back to reread my favorite parts of it, that’s how much I loved it. Need Me is now my second favorite book ever of Tessa’s!!! (Right below Risking It All, because I honestly don’t think anyone can do better than Bowen.) I had such high expectati
Anna's Herding Cats
Well now. That was an interesting romance. Older hero, younger heroine (by a nice sized clip)...a teacher and his student...big city guy and a girl from Kentucky. Need Me was a little edgy but oh it worked. It so worked.

The quick of it is that Honey...she's crushing hard on her English professor. And she's ready to start her seduction of this tweed and glasses rocking man. An accidental encounter locked in a cabinet, finding out they're friends know each other and, well, attraction through the r
Nicole P
Hello. My name is Nicole. And I'm addicted to Tessa Bailey. And no, I don't want to be cured. I'm perfectly content reading Ms Bailey's deliciously hot books about people who are so much deeper than outside appearances. I'm perfectly happy to devour every, sinfully hot dirty bit of talk. And every book, including this one, does not disappoint.

This time its the forbidden teacher/student trope. Honey Perribow has set her sights on her English professor. His tweed jacket, pushing his glasses and ta
Christy LoveOfBooks

After reading and adoring Chase Me, I was very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series that revolves around this group of friends. In Need Me, Honey and Ben have the whole professor-student forbidden thing going on, which I like. It’s weird, because I felt like I constantly went from one extreme to the other with this book. One minute I’d be totally enamored with it, and the next I’d be completely annoyed. There are plenty of funny and emotional moments, and they’re really hot tog
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot, teacher-student
Honey is a pre-med student and decides to try to seduce her English-Lit professor, Ben Dawson. This was a quick, easy, sexy story. Ben was kind of an ass but he had such a dirty mouth, I couldn't help but love him. Overall, I liked this one but wish it had an epilogue or something - the ending felt a little abrupt. ...more
Mar 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
This novel was talked about on an excellent podcast I listen to called Smart Podcast Trashy Books, and when they mentioned a "professor/college student" pairing, you know I snapped it up as quickly as I read Buffy/Giles fanfiction! (After Buffy turns 18 in Season 3 of course.)

Well, you don't get too far into this book before you discover that the college student is 20 years old and the brainiac professor is a whopping 25 years old. WOW, WHAT A HUGE AGE DIFFERENCE, THIS ROMANCE IS SO TABOO.

3.5 Stars

This is who I am picturing..... the hot professor haha!

Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Quick , fun , romantic and HOT read ;)
Ben, the hero, is a mild mannered professor by day and on bad boy sexy talker by night. Ay caramba, he says some salty stuff. With his glasses on.

I should give this 3 stars due to a couple of character development issues and an incredibly, incredibly abrupt ending, but what the heck. I love Tessa Bailey and her TGTBT smexy, sexy heroes.
This book people! Waiting for it drove me to the brink of insanity and made me do and think things I say I never do! Ever since Tessa Bailey posted the first snippets of Ben and Honey (I think from very early stages of writing it) I became obsessed with Ben. Then I read about him in the first book of this series and put that together with the snippets and I went batshit crazy. Like pre-ordering the book (I rarely pre-order Amz Kindle ebooks as I prefer epub) and then pre-ordering it again just t ...more
Jenny Jo Weir
Jul 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: ok-read, swoon-worthy
I liked both characters on their own, just not so much together. I know that doesn't make sense, but they rocked when they were on their own, but they disregarded all their values and common sense when they were together and well, I would have preferred they stuck with their guns a little more. Still, a decent read and I'm still a huge Tessa fan, so I will continue the series. ...more
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
H was a whiny hothouse flower.
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Jun 18, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: hoopla

This wasn't as good as the first. The drama was unnecessary and I just couldn't get over the name Honey. This also didn't have the same humor as Chase Me, which made me enjoy the short story.

It was just...Ok. Boring, but ok.
Aug 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.75 stars


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Can we talk about just how much I love Tessa's new Broke & Beautiful series? I mean, I love everything she writes, but Tessa writing new adult romance is a magical thing. Need Me combined two of my loves – college fiction and Tessa's dirty talkin', smokin' hot men – in one wonderful little package. It was everything I wanted and more.

Where it took me some time to warm up to Roxy in Chase Me, I already really liked Honey at the start. Maybe it's
I found myself bursting at the seams with glee after reading NEED ME by Tessa Bailey. This was a simply fantastic read and I'm officially addicted! The Broke and Beautiful series is definitely on my list of Top Fave series of this year! Ms. Bailey can do no wrong in my book. Her writing is impeccable and her characters are beautifully broken and relatable. There was laughing, sighing, crying, and quite a bit of yelling on my part, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

We only got a small taste of Mi
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: na-romance
Lindy's Thoughts:

The Broke and Beautiful Series by Tessa Bailey has been such a fun, light-hearted, and entertaining read. I really enjoyed the first story in the series, Chase Me, but absolutely fell head over heels in love with the second book in the series, Need Me. This series is based on two sets of friends. The girls are roommates, Roxy, Honey, and Abby, and the leading men are best friends Louis, Ben, and Russell. In Chase Me, we got aspiring actress, Roxy, and businessman Louis' love sto
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