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Crashed Out

(Made in Jersey #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  2,596 ratings  ·  371 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

His inspiration. His torment. And his temptation...

Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She's the fuel for every song he's ever written-each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band is on t
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published December 7th 2015 by Entangled: Brazen
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2.5 - "The scales are too imbalanced here." Stars!

When you talk to fellow readers about the Brazen imprint, Tessa Bailey's name is one of the first that always comes up when authors are discussed. And if I go back to the early days when Tessa was writing her Line of Duty series, the books were entertaining and full of banter and build up. You were given the time to get to know the players and the sexy-times and inevitable 'dirty talking' were a very welcome addition.

But for me lately the books s
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Tessa Bailey, Romance
5 Hitting that Special Spot Every Single Time Stars
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Spoiler Free
In sports and betting there are specific terms to identify something amazingly special, like a "Trifecta, Triple Crown or Grand Slam..."With this book and the character Sarge, Tessa Bailey "Hit it out of the Park"... There I go doing it again...Let me explain.

This book addresses:

The older woman/younger guy
The Dreams destroyed and now what
Loving your best friend's brother...

All of these are there plus the added bonus part
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3 Stars

Ride me, use me, come on me. God knows I've used the thought of you to come for a fucking decade."

When I heard that Tessa Bailey will be starting a new Brazen series, to say I was thrilled would be a mild understatement. Her dirty talkers are my crack of choice and I'll never get enough. Seriously. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Tessa Bailey books make my ovaries happy. I absolutely loved the setup for this series, and I already know the next books in it will be on
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️2 STARS⭐️⭐️

I must be upfront with you, I didn’t even read the blurb when I requested to review this book. And this for 2 reasons.
First, it’s a Brazen Book. And I’m self professed Brazen slut, to put it honestly.
Second, It’s Tessa mother fucking Bailey. And I’m addicted to her alpha heroes, their dirty talking ways and feisty heroines.

So, sue me, I didn’t read the blurb but hey, I like surprises!
And truthfully, up until 15% in the book I was agreeably surprised.
The hero, Sarge, is back in tow
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The hero, Sarge has definitely found a place in my heart! Loved him! Not only was he kind and sensitive, but he also has this possessive and naughty side to him that makes him perfect! 🔥

The younger man/older woman is a favorite trope of mine and Tessa Bailey has written a winner.

“You think I could stop? I’d sell my fucking soul to watch you come.”

Sarge Purcell’s teenage dreams and heart was filled with Jasmine Taveras, but she never saw him as anything but her best friend’s little brother that she sometimes had to babysit. So as soon as high school ended Sarge hightailed it out of New Jersey, broken-hearted with only his guitar and the lust filled songs Jas inspired. N

Bookworm Extraordinaire
Usually I avoid the older woman/younger man trope as it really does nothing for me. I heard good things about this one, so I thought I'd give it a go. Surprisingly it wasn't the age difference that turned me off in this one, but the heroine herself. Jasmine was just plain annoying. She was whiny and such a "woe is me" character, and all her pushing away and hurtful attitude towards Sarge made me want to punch her in the face.

Sarge was a dirty talking awesome hero and deserved WAY better then th
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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"I might be younger, but I'm not young. I'm a man and I'm fucking you blind. I'm your man. Say it."

When I first read the blurb of Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey, I was immediately sold and excited to get my hands on this book. And let me tell you, Tessa Bailey did not disappoint me at all. And how could she when I was already sold with the premise of an older woman hooking up with a much younger man, who happens to be her best friend's litt
Al George
Let's get clear here: I have nothing against a great cougar relationship

stifler's mom

Hell, I am one. Yea. Seven years, b!tches. Same amount of time separates me from my husband of 20 years as separates the hero and the heroine. But here's the ain't nothing but a thing. Never has been and may never be. What do I know? I can't forsee the future.

Series: Yes

Sexy times: Jaysus. Try every other page. Hotty hotterson.

Plan on reading more by the author: Yep. Those Scandalicious women tempted me to ju
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from publisher via Netgalley*

Yes, people, I can now confirm, seeing this is Tessa...


I’m gonna go ahead and just say it, Sarge is like a beast in heat when it came to Jasmine, and I was all for it! HAH!

Ooof, it’s like Tessa took out her big smut gun and just let out with this one. I haven’t gotten to all of Tessa’s work yet but so far, I think this is one of hottest I’ve read of her books, ooof!

With Sarge returning to his hometown after being gone for a while, enough years
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Writing: My first Tessa Baily book. 2 POVs; 3rd Person Narration. I easily get tripped up with 3rd person narration when it has more than 1 POV, but Bailey did a great job switching POVs.

I had an issue with the organization of the story and the way Bailey plopped me down in the middle of it. I kept checking to make sure I was reading book 1.

Characters: Jasmine and Sarge are the MCs. I have no idea who these MCs are. Bailey did not properly introduce us. I wanted the best for Jas and Sarge and
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦

Crashed Out is exactly why I LOVE Tessa Bailey’s books! It’s lusty, funny and filled with lots of real emotion and heart. And an older woman/younger man theme? YES, PLEASE!!

I SWOONED over Sarge. He left town years before as a shy, introverted teenager and has now returned to town a rock star. He has come back to visit his sister and her child and take a break from the pressures of band life. But even though he is now famous, he has never forgotten his older sister’s best friend, Jasmine
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

Hooooly god. I think… this is the hottest book of Tessa Bailey’s yet (and if you’ve read her books, you know this is saying something). Gah, I loved Crashed Out so much! Tessa never ceases to amaze me, but this book blew me away. Hands down, this is my new favorite Brazen book from her (I’m sorry, Derek!). I’ve been a huge fan of Tessa’s since the beginning of the year when I marathon’ed all her dirty, dirty books, and she’s become an auto-buy author for m
Oct 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic
I like the premise of this book but the execution didn't work so well for me. Growing up, Sarge fell in love with his sister's best friend. Jasmine is eight years older, and was even his babysitter for some time. As a teen, he would use any excuse to be in the same room with her. She would ruffle his hair and be on her way, and Sarge's teenage hormones could barely take it. When he turned eighteen, he left town, found himself a band, and is now a famous rock star. In the past four years his prof ...more
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Oh my god. I would love for one of Bailey's heroes to come talk dirty in my ear. *shivers* The things he said! Whew, girl. Tingles. Yeah. Lotta tingles. lol Crashed Out will make you swoon!

Okay so the quick of it is that Sarge made it big as a musician after leaving his small Jersey town. For the last few years has been on the road with his band and not come home to visit his family. But he has helped them financially so he's
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, comedy
Sarge Purcell has reached a level of Rock Star status few will ever achieve. Jasmine could of never expected that her inability to see Sarge as more than her best friend’s little brother was the driving force behind his success.

Jasmine’s life hasn’t really happened as planned. She expected a music career that would take her away from Hook, New Jersey. Now she is a factory worker trying to make ends meet, stuck in the life she wanted to avoid.

Sarge returns to Hook, visits his sister for the first
2,5 Not dirty enough for me stars

I finally tried an author that I came across so often and I guess I chose the wrong book to start, perhaps her Line of Duty stuff would have been better...I don't know, I am not familiar with the whole Brazen format anyway.

There was a lot I expected to love in the tropes department, I was really looking forward to it: age gap (older woman with younger man), loving a best friend's sibling, being reminded to pick up your dreams and passions, a first love never for
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x-older-h
4.25 stars!
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey
Book One of the Made in Jersey series
Publisher: Brazen
Publication Date: December 7, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

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

Summary (from Goodreads):

His inspiration. His torment. And his temptation...

Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She's the fuel for every so
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, series, entangled
3 I’m sick as f**k, Jasmine. Cure me stars

Jasmine Taveras is still stuck in her hometown in New Jersey, managing a line at the local factory. She makes a living, and alongside her best friend, River, she mulls away her twenties dreaming about a future she sidestepped.

Sarge Purcell is the writer and lead singer in the successful band Old News, and also the younger brother of River. In between contracts, his band takes a well earned break, and sarge decides to head home to catch up on the four yea
Ms. Bailey really knows how to rock my socks.
I don't typically go for the older woman and younger man trope. Not that I disagree with it, but it just doesn't always work for me. I'm happy to say that wasn't the case here.
Sarge has a permanent position in my book boyfriend file. That mouth... Mmm.
I liked Jasmine a lot, and while I felt the effect of her struggle, it wasn't overdone, and I appreciate that.
Everything was just right. Except that I wish it had been longer.
Super sexy, fun, quick & easy. Enjoyed!
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - first in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? -Yes
Rating - 4 stars


Why is it that a 7 year age difference is nothing when the man is 7 years older!

Anyway. I actually did
3 "It was always you." Stars!

This story was very steamy!🔥🔥🔥
Overall, it was ok. Happy reading!
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
3.5 for this one. As much as I enjoyed this book there was something slightly lacking - maybe chemistry ? or the dirty talk that for some reason didn't always do the trick but seemed just a little to off centre. I really like Tessa's books but this one just slightly missed the mark ...more
Maïwenn  B
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh Sarge, you naugthy, dirty talker. I kinda love you.

Review to come!
Chitra *CJ*
“I always want it,” he growled, ramming his fist into the cement wall. “I want to be pumping inside you every minute of the day.”

Imagine a high level of hotness..Like the zenith.
This was ABOVE THAT!

"Crashed Out" is the story of Jasmine and Sarge.. and WOW.
Sarge is a big rockstar, who has got everything in life- name, fame, money- but one thing thats always been out of reach is Jasmine- his sister's best friend, 7 years older than him and the queen of all his teenage fantasies. He
Maria Rose
In trademark Tessa Bailey style, the dirty talking, fast rocking Sarge is on hiatus from his very successful band to regroup and claim the woman who has eluded him for years. She's his older sister's best friend, his ex babysitter, and the star of many fantasies. But that was then and this is now and Sarge is all grown up, a muscular toned hottie with a determination to make Jasmine see him for the man he's become. Trouble is, Jasmine has been stuck in Hook New Jersey just a little too long now, ...more
Nov 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Tessa Bailey delivers on the dirty talk and sexy encounters in the first of her Made in Jersey series. But for all that Crashed Out was heated, it was at the expense of any particular storyline.

"You might be older now, but you’re still a kid compared to me."

I'm all for a romance featuring an older woman/younger man dynamic. And with seven years separating Sarge and Jasmine, along with the added fact that he is her best friend's younger brother, the potential was there for her to bring some
2 stars

My first book from Ms. Bailey. I will read another before I decide how I feel about her writing.

May-December-ish trope...7 year gap. Older sister's best friend h and much younger friend's brother H played out against a rockstar background. No OW/OM...minimal drama. This is totally safety-gang-safe and if you are hardcore H/h with no OW/OM exceptions of any kind, consider adding this to your pile.

I kept hearing annoying 80's NJ rock the entire time. Bon Jovi, get my drift
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