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Series: Made In Jersey #3
Published by: Entangled: Brazen
on August 1, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 Waverly’s brother just put her in an impossible situation. The only way out? Marry huge, gruff, gladiator look-alike Duke—for show, of course. She doesn’t make promises—she knows too well how easily they can be broken—and this is no exception.
As the blistering attraction between them grows, the lines around the no-strings relationship blur. But Duke and Samantha’s marriage is only for show…or is it?
BEST BOOK COUPLE EVER!!! Dear Ms. Tessa Bailey, I would like my very own Duke Crawford please. I probably say this with every review I write for a Tessa Bailey book, but ONCE AGAIN, with WORKED UP, Ms. Bailey brought me to my happy place! And OMG guys…I NEVER wanted to leave! Seriously, I wanted to pick this book right back up and be transported to a world where Duke Crawford existed! THAT MAN…THAT MAN was the death of me in this book! He was just EVERYTHING!!! I don’t care who your current book boyfriend is, but after reading WORKED UP, I can guarantee that the name you will be giving all your book friends is DUUUUUUUUKE!!!!!!
“Someday, when you’re long gone and you’ve forgotten my name, I’ll still be wondering what you’d have felt like. Taking me. Working me up, letting me take you down.”
OMG! I just died! Did you?! OMG! There is so many more of these gems throughout this FANTASTIC book! I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this! Please excuse all of the exclamation marks…I just can’t get over how EXCITED this book made me! Enough about Duke (ok, let’s be real, there will never be enough about Duke) BUT, let’s talk about our heroine, Samantha Waverly. I ADORED her too! She was PERFECT for Duke in every single way! The fact that she was an artist and LOVED to draw just brought me closer to our female lead. I love connecting to characters, it just makes the experience of this book SO MUCH MORE. Duke Crawford has enough estrogen to deal with at home. The last thing he wants to needs is to add to that mix. So when he sets his eyes on the beautiful and alluring Samantha, he is beyond frustrated and irritated. All he wants is to be left alone, but he already knows that Samantha’s presence will not allow him to do that. Stubborn, aroused, and inconvenienced, Duke becomes Sam’s protector…her guardian, and she doesn’t know what do about that. Their connection is instant, but neither of them want a relationship and all of the baggage that comes along with it. They tried to walk away, but that didn’t work. After one taste, Sam and Duke begin a sexy, intense, and emotional journey that brought me to my knees.
“You…see things like an artist. I’m far from a work of art.” Her heart swelled so rapidly, she went lightheaded. “No. You’re much better.”
OMG! Another swoonworthy moment! This book broke me and put me together again. My heart was bursting at the seams with every turn of the page. And the epilogue….JESUS CHRIST! THAT was everything! Another SLAM DUNK in the AMAZING ‘Made In Jersey’ series from one of my GO TO authors!
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