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Jack Hammer

(The Stripped Duet #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  983 ratings  ·  154 reviews
Blaine Wesley

I’m the Jack Hammer. Exotic dancer extraordinaire. The teaser and the pleaser—the paid for penis for play. I have to be all these things to survive. It’s who I became when I lost her. But now she’s back, and I can’t decide who I want to be more. The Jack Hammer or Blaine Wesley. All I know is she’s foreplay at its finest, and it’s my job to get them wet and re
Published February 24th 2015
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Jennifer Kyle
Jan 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
2.5 – 3 Stars

”You put me through hell because you assumed something.”


This story does in fact start out very promising as our main character is faced with her first love and his private’s up close and personal at a strip club.

”The teaser! The Pleaser! Jack! Hammer!”

The prologue was exciting but to my disappointment in chapter one we are sent back to high school where the couple meets- the rich smart girl and poor hot manwhore (she drops her bag and the hot bad boy helps her pick up her paper
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

OK It's official. I love douche-bag boyfriends. I am not sure what I was expecting from this book, but I got more than I bargained for and I'm not going to lie, it was a guilty pleasure that I devoured from start to finish.

The prologue starts in the present, where Blaine is a male stripper working at the Golden Banana club and shaking his thang in a mortified and shocked Chelsey's face. We are then immediately transported back to where it all began - at High School.

Blaine Wesley
This was very good luvd it

Blaine Wesley is 1 hot piece of ass an al the girls in school thinks so 2 but Chelsey Ford hadn't really noticed until her bag broke an her books went flyin everywhere but when she saw him wow did she c him Chelsey is a very hard workin girl she is never late alway gets things done on time an never lets boys get in her way her parents r very strict so when Blaine started playin her a lil attention she was wondering what was goin on boys didn't pay her attention but s
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-battle
Blaine Wesley(aka Jack Hammer): the resident bad boy meets Chelsey Ford: the spoiled rich girl and the relationship is off the charts.

I don't read NA (I think that's what most of this book was), and now I am asking myself WHY??!!

This book takes us through the full relationship of Blaine and Chelsey. It starts when they first meet in high school and really goes through their whole story. I was shocked at how this book sucked me in. I loved Cheley's innocence and how Blaine reacted to her. How the
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
The reason this book didn't work for me? Two words...


I was expecting a lot of this....

What did I get instead?

If I wanted to read a book about highschool teens, I would have picked one. Instead, I wanted to read a stripper book. I didn't get what I wanted. The prologue (which was a page) suggested that I did find my stripper book. Only for chapter 1 to come about strippers. It went back to the past to tell of when they were in school, whereupon, it proceeded like tha


Genre: NA Romance
Cover: 7/10
Writing: 8/10
Heroine: 8/10
Hero: 8/10
Humour: 1/10
Hotness: 4/10
Romance: 8/10
Extra book Details: Heroine & hero POV; 1st person. Stand-alone.

Jack Hammer is a NA romance with a poor, bad boy, man-ho hero, and a rich, plain-jane, virgin heroine.

Yes. Jack Hammer is nothing new, it feels like a bunch of NA books melded together.

Buuuut, it was still pretty enjoyable. The drama level was high, our asshole hero is sweet, sensitive and vulnerable as well as able
Linda Sims
May 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
This book wasn't quite what I was expecting. It's a story in two parts, in fact the first part overtakes most of this. I thought I was getting a male stripper story, instead most of it was set in high school. Chelsey and Blaine have a history, she was the good girl in school while he was the bad boy but they had something together till it all ended very badly and Blaine disappeared. A year later Chelsey is in New York at college and has been persuaded on a night out with fr
Jackie Heninger
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this ARC in exchange for an honest review.I tell it like I see it. This may contain spoilers fair warning. I must disclose that I am a straight woman in love with Tabata Vargo or rather with her writing as I have never met her. She has written some of my all time favorite books like "On the Plus Side", "Little Black Book", and "Finding Faith". So I had high hopes for Jack Hammer and I was not disappointed. The opening scene is a wild one. It grabs your attention. I don't want to spoil ...more
Christina Gobin
5 Stars

If I could possibly give this book more than 5 stars I would. I went in thinking..oh this is going to be a hot, sexy, fun male stripper book.....god was I wrong. It was so much more than I could have imagined.

Chelsey was always the the quite bookworm in high school. She kept her head down and all thoughts on her assignments. Always staying at step ahead of all the other students, she had to keep the perfect grades so she could get into the school of her dreams. Or should I say her parents
Julie Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog
Real Rating: 2 stars, but with the amazing cover, I bumped it up one to 3 :)

Jack Hammer was not what I expected. I went into this thinking it would be a Magic Mike type of read and I was ready for it! But before I could even get to the start line, I had to pump my brakes when after a short snippet at the strip club, we get transported to High School!

*record scratch* What the? That's right, Jack Hammer starts out at the club with bumping and grinding, dirty dancing and wait a minute! The chara
Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
And the chase is on...
If you could call it that. Chelsey, our heroine is no dummy. It was more of a power walk than a chase. Any woman in their right mind would drop everything for Blaine. Fun, sexy, and a bit on the wild side. He's every high school girl's dream.

The story begins like many others. A sweet romantic read. The sexy heart throb with a heart of gold that will have you swooning from the start.

The world is flipped upside down...
My jaw literary dropped. By the time I knew what
"What's your name, sweet girl?"

That is all I had to read to know that I would fall in love with Blaine Wesley. Talk about total swoon worthy! I'm happy to say that I am no longer a virgin to Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea's work. They popped that cherry with JACK HAMMER and I was left VERY satisfied! The blurb intrigued me right away. I mean what romance reader doesn't want to read a story focused around a male exotic dancer?! I didn't even have to read the rest of the synopsis to know that I
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read this sucker in one night and fell in love....what a emotional roller coater I went on but enjoyed it, I think that might be bad but hey I like the chase. I guess you will see when you read so READ and find out because I promise you will love it too. Chelsey and Blaine's story is not just about old love but new love and finding your way back to that one person who stole your heart but dealing with some crazy stuff on that journey. This is a MUST read and if you want something sexy, hot while ...more
Sanne Heremans
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, epic-love, ugly-cry
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review / Sanne - Scandalous Book Blog***

Blaine Wesley: the resident bad boy
Chelsey Ford: the spoiled rich girl

Well scratch all those presumptions right now because they may look like it on the surface but you get to see very quickly appearances don't mean a thing and these two will pull on your heartstrings and you will root for them.

They share one of those one of a kind love stories that are just epic and rare to come by. Blaine and Chelsey may seem li
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review by the authors

Title: Jack Hammer
Author: Tabatha Vargo, Melissa Andrea
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Point of View: First Dual
Happily Ever After: (view spoiler)
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Date Read: March 15, 2015
Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars

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I liked this book it was enjoyable but I just couldn't get into the characters. I loved how it was from dual point of view so we could get insid
Well unfortunately this didn't work for me. I really wanted it to. That's why I finished it. It had great potential. But it just didn't hit the mark for me. Too much felt incomplete and glossed over. Granted Blaine and Chelsey are only 18-19 years old but there was too much High School drama and miscommunication. I couldn't justify their relationship with the amount of accusations they threw at each other like 70% of the book. I did like Blaine and Chelsey. When they were together, they were cut ...more
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Chelsea was focused on her studies, no time for anything else, and had Columbus as her goal, when she crossed patchs with the school hunk Blaine.
Total opposites, shes the studying, rich girl and hes the poor, partying bad boy, but still they bond and burn bright, til disaster strikes, in more than one way.
Can they find their way back together?
NA, High school/college, smutty fluff, feelings, emotions and angst.
Somehow I thought it was going to be more contemporary than New Adult, my bad, still
Donna Sweeney
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
GOD DAMN, THAT WAS A HOT READ!! Just wish Blaine wouldn't have been with other women (cardinally) whilst parted from Chelsey. Believe me his shaking what the Lord gave him for money was sooo ok with me. It was the regulars that I squirmed at call me a true romantic, she didn't make that leap,but he did....even though it was too pay the bills (meh,bills smills. Your goods belonged elsewhere baby, not in anyone else. Just relaying the commandments according to Donna) . That was my only gripe with ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was surprised with this book, I knew it was a second chance love story but didn't realise the whole of the first book was about Blaine and Chelsey and their relationship in high school. That would normally put me off but the story was incredibly sweet and Blaine was just so damn sexy and cheeky you couldn't help but like him. I was sad at the way it ended but even more sad as I couldn't find the second book to read! Need to know what happens next.
Mar 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Some parts were very good for me. But some parts (mainly the complete NON communication both past and present) wasn't for me. Also the time jump..... Something about the characters made it feel like it had been 10+yrs but it had only been ONE.
Still a quick hot read and Blaine is YUMMY!
Apr 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
I dislike the whole thing, and the cherry on top was the drama only stopped in the LAST page. And, to be a mean soul, I was so disappointed in this book, I loved when he was a jerk to her, saying those hurtful things. And I'm not sorry.
Julie Reads
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 stars
Lucy Edwards
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: absolute-faves
Loved it! I laughed, cried and had a few hand over my mouth parts too! This one is going in my favourites pile. Brilliant
I'm so torn in how I feel about this book. First, I thought it was going to be all super hot sex, but it's half NA, which was actually a nice surprise. I loved a lot of the book, thought some was okay, and didn't like some.

It begins shockingly sexy in a full service male strip club, but immediately goes back to how it all began in high school. I delighted in a good portion of this part. I was seriously thinking 5 stars for much of it. She's the virginal nerdy good girl, and he's the hot bad boy
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stripped is definitely not what I expected at all. From the original cover I was expecting some erotic read with lots of sex and little story. Totally not what I got at all, but I shouldn’t be surprised since I enjoy Tabatha Vargo’s other books a whole lot.

Blaine and Chelsey’s story began in high school. Chelsey is the perfect student, she’s never missed class and she barely has fun. Her parents are strict beyond belief, but that doesn’t bother her, until Blaine. Knocking into his at school one
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Blaine Wesley and Chelsey Ford, in both high school and currently in adulthood, come from/live in two different worlds.

Blaine's consists of doing what has to be done with the hand he's been given, taking care of his responsibilities by any means necessary. Chelsey's world revolves around plans, goals, and a future that has already been paved for her. They couldn't be more different from each other, but that's exactly why they work because despite Blaine's belief that Chelsey is too good for him
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This book grabbed me from the first paragraph and had me wanting to do nothing but read all weekend. What is funny is we have all read this type of book before - good girl falls for the bad boy. But this time it was a little different. It's different because it's a love story that spans a year to year and a half. And it opens up in the present at a male strip club where Chelsea sees her ex boyfriend for the first time (and in case if it wasn't clear, she sees him as a stripper) and she's complet ...more
Nikki Reeves
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely AMAZING!!! I read it in one sitting because I could not put it down. I was so sucked into the story I had to keep reading to see how things would turn out. I had no idea what to expect when reading this book. After reading the blurb, I thought one thing but the book turned out to be WAY more than I ever expected.

When the book starts we are in the present and Blaine and Chelsey meet up again in a way they never expected. Both are completely shocked and caught off guard.
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review from Rising Indies United

Oh My God, I have another book boyfriend! This is an awesome read. I couldn't put it down. Thank God that my daughter can make her own sandwich for lunch, because I forgot all about time while reading this. This book made me a horrible mom today!

Chelsey Ford is the good girl. She isn't a rich snob like others at her school. Yes, she's rich, but she isn't a bitch. She has no time for boys. All her time is spent with her nose in her books studying and being the perf
Chianti Summers
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
This book will make you laugh, cry and get angry at some point. These characters were developed very well. We have Chelsey the young girl that is smart, sweet and quiet. She has her life all planned out. Then there is Blaine a young bad boy with a soft heart underneath a tough exterior. It is a push and pull relationship in high school. Then things in life occur and they have to go their separate ways. Move forward and what do you get? Hammered! Jack Hammer teased and pleased. Blaine aka Jack Ha ...more
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