Book Review: Need Me by Tessa Bailey

April 29, 2015 New Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Need Me by Tessa BaileyTitle: Need Me by Tessa Bailey
Series: Broke and Beautiful #2
Published by: Avon Impulse on April 21, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC
Pages: 250
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four-half-stars

When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey is completely focused on her medical degree … until she sees newly minted professor Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous young English professor and vows to find a crack in his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.

At an off-campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding Southern belle … and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the girl in his arms is the same beautiful student he can't stop thinking about, he is stunned. Student-teacher relationships are strictly forbidden … yet no matter how hard he tries, Ben can't stay away from Honey.

And when his attempt to fight their attraction nearly ruins the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her.

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Chase Me, Make Me
Also by this author: Unfixable, Owned by Fate, Riskier Business, Risking It All, Chase Me, Up in Smoke, Make Me, Crashed Out, Rough Rhythm, Thrown Down, Too Hot To Handle, Too Close to Call

One Line: Where was this HOT teacher when I was in school?!

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

I love how Tessa can mix humor and sexy times in such a way to make one heck of a read. I’m sure a lot of women wish they had a sexy, irresistible teacher who could rock their world. Ben does just that! The circumstances of how these two start their relationship is all kinds of funny, Honey setting out to seduce him, all while unknowingly being connected through Honey’s newfound friends. My favorite scenes involved seeing Honey and Ben back in her hometown in Kentucky. Something about the Southern setting always gets to me and makes me wish I can visit some day. I also loved that they shared a love of literature and their connection with writing. It was all very sweet and cute.

Yay for yet another female lead that I genuinely like. It looks like Bailey knows how to write them, like I doubted that! Even though Honey is dead set on seducing Ben and she often forgave him for his idiot ways a little too easily, she stood by her morals and gave herself a lot of self-respect when any lesser girl who was so enamoured with someone would’ve done the opposite. I wanted to high-five this girl so many times for not putting up with Ben’s crap when it counted. Aside from that, Honey is just a good person. I loved the story of what she did for her community when she was just a child, and her ambitions to become a doctor? Seriously, how could I not appreciate that? Ben had his moments, but the shining light in this book was obviously Honey.

Yes, Ben is that smart, sexy, dirty-talking teacher I kind of wish I had during my time in school. His proper, geeky nature mixed with his dominating sexual side made for quite the panty-dropper. I wouldn’t mind doing some extra credit for his class! Still, as much as I liked Ben, he bugged me with his back and forth crap that he put Honey through. He’s trying to protect himself, yes, but it’s so obvious he clearly can’t resist her, yet he does the most insane things to try. It irritated me how his actions and words were so at odds with each other. He was a mess when it came to Honey. Sure, it added to the idea of how much Honey affected him, but he made me want to slap some sense into him a lot of the time.

Need Me is aptly named, because the way these two characters needed each other was so unquestionable, I could feel it in my bones. Even though the back and forth bugged me at times, I still loved watching these two fall in love. I’m loving this series and these characters more and more and I’m in desperate need of Russell and Abby’s story, like, yesterday!

About Tessa Bailey

Tessa 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.

Her most 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 attention.

She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband of seven years and three-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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