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 Waverl ...more
We're going to fuck tonight. Your bed. Mine. On the floor. In the shower. Against the window. All. Goddamn. Night. You're going to know me from every angle when the sun comes up over New Jersey tomorrow.
I mean for the love of my ovaries! Holy cock this book was freaking hot! HOT I tells ya! Hands down my absolute favorite book in the series. #PMB for the win!
Firstly, I need to give Tessa props. Because let me tell you, people, it takes ski ...more
Once again Tessa Bailey delivered a wonderful, steamy read with lovable characters and a story that keeps you wanting more. Her books never fail to bring me happiness! And this one was no exception.
Worked Up follows the story of Duke Crawford and Samantha Waverly. Ex-military Duke is a factory machinery mechanic working for Samantha’s stepbrother, Renner. He’s living with his four divorcee sisters and his only guilty pleasure is watching SportsCenter in peace. But taking care of his siblings do ...more
Duke Crawford, a factory mechanic, shares his home with his three divorced sisters. He doesn't date, hell he really doesn't have time for women at all. He just wants to sit at home and enjoy SportsCenter in peace. You see Duke is a bit of a commitment phobe. That is until Samantha Waverly walks into Third Shift, and suddenly SportsCenter is overrated. Thing is, Sam is a bit of a commitment phobe herself. Can two people so against "forever" find it in each other?
“Are you on a five-way text with t ...more
"He was completely lost for this woman."
Worked Up is the third book in the Made in Jersey Series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, the characters are interconnected throughout the series. Tessa Bailey is steaming up Kindles everywhere once again with this smoking hot romance that will certainly get you Worked Up.
Duke Crawford is the town "big guy" who takes care of his four sisters, loves to throw back a cold one at the local bar, and lives for sports center. He is a bit of a relati ...more
* * * * * IT’S LIVE!!
There is a saying - "For Every Lid, There is a Pot"...which can be interpreted in many ways. As someone who has worked in Employment, we used that phrase meaning there is a job out there for everyone... just need to figure out what and find it. In life and romance....There is that special someone for everyone and they just need to be in the right place at the right time...and open to experience it. Tessa Bailey takes this premise, shoot ...more
“I feel like if I… break apart, I’ll be put back together differently. I don’t know.”
“What if I let you put me back together differently, too?”
All Duke really wants out of life is a little peace and quiet at the end of the day. If he has to hang out at the local dive bar to escape a house full of divorced sisters, so be it. All hope of keeping his spare time uneventful vanishes the moment Samantha enters the bar. And during Sportscenter, no less. What’s a surly commitment-p ...more
With the overwhelming number of romance I read throughout the years, honestly, reading sex scenes can sometimes be a chore *gasp*, they can be so methodical, or they just sorta blend together like any Tom, Dick and Harry. But in Worked Up, I am thoroughly worked up. Forget wet panties, I'm so freaking aroused and horny that I want to jump my husband who is snoring away next to me.
First of all Duke Crawford is the man. I'm sure he is not everyone cup of beverage, but he is ...more
"There were men. And then there was Duke Crawford."
I'll be damned, it's been a while coming but one word. Duke. Yes he has a bit of a mouth ...more
Duke, a machine mechanic in the local factory was minding his own business watching the game in a bar. Samantha is an illustrator of children’s books. She’s in town to meet with her brother and goes to the bar to have a drink. The two meet and sparks fly.
I think I smiled the entire time I read this book. It just gave me all kinds of feel goods. It was sweet, funny and hot.
Duke is a great hero. He is always fixing something or helping others. He’s a big growling bear who h ...more
Oh, Duke Crawford!!!!! Tessa Bailey, you have truly outdone yourself with this sweet, sexy and scorching hot installment of the Made In Jersey Series. Worked Up was a gem of a read. Why? It’s simple. There were no billionaires, actor, athlete, or cocky alpha hero. But there was Duke Crawford, a factory mechanic. Yes, a factory mechanic, a blue collar worker is your leading hero. So thank you, Tessa Bailey for writing a story that is a ...more
I will say this.... Duke is a regular Guy....but OMG....his dirty mouth will melt your panties off. ;)
So he's not a real man bear, but the gif is hot in more ways than one.
Sexy times: Dooood. Do not read if serious naughty talking and pokey pokerson is offensive. Typical Tessa Bailey...lots of the poke.
Plan on reading more by the author: One more left in this series.
Synopsis Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, Samantha walks into the pub where Duke is trying to wa ...more
Wasn’t every day someone caught him off guard, but this pretty girl whose voice oozed education, this girl with the stubborn—and…fuck it, cute—nose, had unsettled his stomach ever since gliding into the bar. Like a bad omen.
All factory mechanic Duke Crawford wants is to watch SportsCentre in peace. He has enough responsibility and chaos in his life with living with four divorced sisters and life has taught him that relationships aren’t for him. Until a tiny, hot brunette walks into the very...more
Third person, Dual-POV, HAE. Can be read as standalone.
What if she just threw her arms out the open window and sobbed on behalf of all womankind? If they knew about this guy in Manhattan, the next bus to Hook would be standing room only. Instead, he'd gotten her. The one who'd pass the bus, sprinting in the opposite direction.
God. Bless. America.
Duke has ruined me for all other men. I never even knew I had a thing for big, burly men until ...more
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!! My favorite Tessa Bailey book I've read so far!
"I feel like if I...break apart, I'll be put back together differently. I don't know."
"What if I let you put me back together differently, too?"
This book was the perfect combination of humor, feels and STEAM!
I absolutely LOVED Duke and Samantha.
Duke was a bear of a man with a gentle heart...a nurturer, a protector. And Samantha was quirky and fun (I seriously LOVED Sam's love of corny jokes ...more
Title: Worked Up
Series: (Made in Jersey, #3)
Author: Tessa Bailey
Genre: Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance
Rating: 5-Stars *favorite*
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]
(Made in Jersey, #1) Crashed Out
(Made in Jersey, #1.5) Rough Rhythm
(Made in Jersey, #2) Thrown Down
(Made in Jersey, #3) Worked Up
(Made in Jersey, #4) Wound Tight
Each book in the series can be read as a standalone.
Small-town factory mechanic, Du ...more
I have one question for you, reader…..Have you ever read Tessa Bailey? If your answer is no, then stop reading this review and go read her books…...right now…..Seriously, stop. (There are no spoilers in this review, I just wanted to emphasize the awesome-sauce that is Tessa Bailey!).
”I was thinking I could switch to light beer for you.”
“Romance, thy name is Duke.”
This book is a modern-day fairy tale…..BAHAHAHA! Not really. The hero is a ginormous mountain of ...more
“What do you call a melon that can’t get married? … A can’t elope.”
There are like 16 reasons why I shouldn't have liked this book: Marriage of convenience, possessive dude, tits getting slapped (I can be down for a little ass spanking but the BOOBS?! REALLY? IS THIS A THING?), etc ... BUT for some reason I cannot put my finger on, IT WORKED. I enjoyed this.
I liked Duke and Samantha equally. Duke is a blue-collar, factory mechanic, who's also a war veteran. Before his deployment his 4 sisters w ...more
Worked Up by Tessa Bailey
Book Three of the Made in Jersey series
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Publication Date: August 1, 2016
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
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 relat ...more
This was the ultimate insta-love story but I felt the sparks flying from the moment they make eye contact and I don’t think I stopped squirming in my seat the whole time I was reading this. It was just that hot. Which isn’t to say I didn’t feel a whole heap of other emotions as well just that my libido was forced into overdrive from all the testoste ...more
“You can’t just tell a man you drew him as an evil gladiator villain and not cough up the goods.”
About his four sisters...
“Are you on a five-way text with them?”
“Yes. Biggest mistake of my life.”... “It’s like the mafia, these group texts. Once you’re in, you’re in for life.”
“I was thinking I could switch to light beer for you.” says Duke
“Romance, thy name is Duke.” says Sam.
This started out so great. Duke is just like he sounds: a big ragamuffin of a guy who, SHOCK, does ...more
“Can you taste how bad it hurt ...more