With the future of her family ...more
“Make Me” is the third and final book in the “Broke and Beautiful” series by Tessa Bailey and tells the story of Russell and Abby, characters we met in the previous books in the series. Like its predecessors, this book can be read as a standalone. Even if “Make Me” wasn’t my favorite book by this author or my favorite book in the series, I enjoyed this sweet friends to lovers story. The characters were likeable enough, the story was fast paced, which I enjoyed and the writing was ente ...more
Day one hundred and forty-two of being friend-zoned. Send rations.
I love a steamy New Adult romance and I love Tessa Bailey. Add into all that her gift for writing alpha men that I pretty much drool over and it's really a no brainer. Having not read the previous two books in this series, I wasn't really sure what to expect. That synopsis ultimately sealed the deal. Construction worker? Friends-to-lovers? Tessa's dirty talkers? SOLD!
You were put on this earth to make me...more
Since they met, Russel and Abby have been best friends, despite having stronger feelings with each other. Abby wants him but doesn’t know what to do, and Russel believes Abby deserves better than him. Until one night changes everything and they realize they can’t never go back again.
Despite not being my favorite Tessa Bailey’s book, this was still and sweet and very hot reading.
Well written and entertaining, this is a good choice especially if you read the previous book on the ...more
Now,this is how you end a series and write a really ,really beautiful romance.This book had me sighing,chuckling,slightly tearing and choking up and just flat out envy for this heroine.Her man loved her so much and showed it to ...more
“No man’s ever licked it but me. No one looks at it but me.” His head dropped, his mouth hovering just above her nipples. “That goes for all of you. Every fucking inch of this dick-tease body.”
I lurve Tessa Bailey and her dirty talking men. Love 'em! Unfortunately Russell's occasional dirty times weren't quite enough to make me love this book. My biggest issue stems from the fact that Russell just Wouldn't. Take. His. Head. Outta. His. Ass. Russell wants Abby but he's not go ...more
“You were put on this earth to make me crazy, Abby. You know that?”
“I’m not sorry about it,” she whispered. “Does that make me a bad person?”
“No. It makes you a woman.”
From the first moment he saw her, Russell Hart, has been head over heels for Abby Sullivan. But because he isn’t rich, he believes that he would never have a chance with classy Abby. So they becomes friends, and she treats him like her own personal hero, which is better than nothing, right? But keeping Abby at a safe distance...more
Although Book #3 in Tessa Bailey’s Broke and Beautiful series, this scorching book can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel and is sexy, FUNNY and fast-paced. MAKE ME is pure Tess Bailey gold! Abby and Russell’s story is an enjoyable, delicious book, written as always in the trademark Tess Bailey style of dirty-talking Alphas with a healthy dose of reality, humor and solid story ...more
If you can handle characters who keep on sending mixed signals to each other that every chapter--literally every chapter--showcases how flighty they are, especially the guy, then this book might work for you.
I've never been so infuriated with a male MC before. Another thing--he always ...more
Make Me by Tessa Bailey
Book Three of the Broke and Beautiful series
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
Construction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown virgin like her could never be truly happy ...more
Tessa Bailey's books never fail to be fun and sexy. Both previous books in this series, Chase Me and Need Me, were entertaining books that I was able to read in a single sitting. Together with the fact that one of my favorite characters in the series was going to be a protagonist in this one, I was dying to get my hands on Make Me. I'm excited that this was my favorite book in the series.
I fell in love with Russell in the previous books. Unlike Louis and Ben, he was more rough around the edges, ...more
Russell met Abby when their friend's started dating, they soon became best friend. What everyone knows but a clueless Abby doesn't is that Russell loves her. When Abby is injured Russell spend the night and the two got close in a way that finally opened Abby's eyes but caused Russell to do a lot of pushing away because of his issues
Ok so the way Russell loved Abby was gut wrenching. It's either the way we c ...more
You see this guy, this guy's in love with you
Yes I'm in love who looks at you the way I do
When you smile I can tell it know each other very well
How can I show you I'm glad I got to know you 'cause
I've heard some talk they say you think I'm fine
Yes I'm in love and what I'd do to make you mine
Tell me now is it so don't let ...more
Remember the day when you were sitting on your comfy couch, curled up in a blanket, drinking wine and watching the final episode of FRIENDS? Do you remember feeling so giddy and so sad at the same time. The show had you starting off with a huge smile and ended with a couple of tears falling down your cheek. You were perfectly content and satisfied and yet, so incredible sad that it was over. At some point you were so emotionally invested in these ch ...more
I liked the idea of heroine friend-zoning the hero.
I loved how much the hero loved her.
I caught a fever with the scene where the hero was "sleeping", plus his dirty talk.
BUT I didn't warm up to Abby, I admired her work ethic, I don't know but I just didn't like her much.
I expected Make Me to be my favorite of The Broke & Beautiful series because Russell and Abby were always making me laugh in the previous books. Unfortunately, I liked it the least. I really thought it would be fun and entertaining. Wrong. I mean, it had its moments, but all the misunderstandings and drama really brought it down for me. Russell could be sweet and enduring with great intentions at times, but his alpha male antics got on my last nerve. I wanted to send him back to his cave on a nu ...more
If I had forgotten how hot the books Tessa Bailey writes are, I was just pleasantly reminded with Russell and Abby's story. Russell was equal parts swoony and irritating lol He was hot and dominate and caring and I loved it. But he was also a bit on the wishy washy side with his "I have to stay away but I want her so bad but I'm not good enough for her" . And the fact that he didn't tell her anything, just made decisions that affected their relationship rubbed me wrong. But you know w ...more
Is that restraining order material? No? Yes? Yes.
His inner dialogue is overwrought. His reasons for not wanti ...more
I was definitely a bit in love with Russell Hart. He’s gorgeous and strong, and a construction worker. And he’s also so incredibly caring and protective towards Abby. But Abby is wealthy, and he doesn’t feel good enough f ...more
This was a cute book.. I liked Russell – he seemed very protective and loving towards Abby and he has a great sense of humor. Although I did like Abby I felt she gave up on Russell a bit fast at the end. I do feel Russell should have been honest with her from the start but really he thought in his own messed up way he was doing what was best for Abby, which in reality it wasn’t. She definitely should have made him grovel but to just give up on the relationship soo fast wa ...more
*he really should be bald on that cover grrrr)
Full review to come.
*bounces around* I have been dying for this one! Diving in....NOW!
Reviewing for herding cats & burning soup.
If you are not a fan of Tessa Bailey you are not a Avid Reader.
This book was once again AMAZING! Tessa Bailey captured you from the first page until the last page. And what makes her books so good she has a bit of everything in her books.
Sweet/Sexy/Hot/Alpha/Shy everything that you are looking for in a book
Russell surely gave Ben and Louis a run for their money. Russell believes that he isn't good enough for Abby so he has Friend-zoned her. Even though she is all he thin ...more