with someone familiar who radiates intrigue. Independence. It’s the final push
Naomi needs to realize…she’s boring. A blonde, cookie cutter, well mannered
trophy wife-to-be. How can she expect to lead a fulfilling married life when
she’s never lived?
for himself—although the tattooed bruiser could definitely use some charm. For
his little sister who he has returned to St. Augustine, Florida to raise. When
a beautiful southern debutante lands on his doorstep, she awakens a hunger that
won’t be ignored. If only she wasn’t planning on winning back the ex-fiancé she
left at the altar…
and Jason beneath the sultry Florida sunshine, consuming them both. But they’re
on borrowed time…and it’s about to run out.
❤️🔥💋 My Review:
Tessa Bailey you have outdone yourself with this one. The ups and downs and sideways of emotions was incredible. I was roadkill by the end and my heart was smashed up! This is a beautiful, emotional love story that I want to read again immediately and savor every one of your beautiful words. Your love stories are always heart-twisting masterpieces with some of the hottest sex scenes ever but this one goes beyond your usual fabulousness. You kept me right on the torturous edge with the sexual tension and slow build of Naomi and Jason’s romance. My goodness, I was dying a little every time they interacted. The adult angst is heart stopping! From that first handshake I knew this would be a spectacular love story between these two. Jason is one of the most swoon-worthy, panty-melting, dirty-talking heroes ever to grace the pages of a book. An alpha hero beyond compare. His evolution from gruff, closed down war hero to strong, soft hearted lover is miraculous. And the woman behind his transformation is a wonderful creation. Naomi as the southern belle beauty queen is spot on to the culture and restrictiveness of southern society with maybe just a few hinky things. I could hear her accented voice in my head like an old friend. Her struggle to find her true self and her growth into the woman she became is captivating. Birdie is a marvel too. The story of a broken family recovering from a tragedy is as compelling as the sexy romance. This one is going to the top of my ‘read again’ list. Simply fantastic!
Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school
graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving
cross-country to New York City in under four days.
valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees,
a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her
husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put
herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace
University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force
as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her
lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of ten years and
six-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is
incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in