Blog Tour: Book Review – Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey

May 20, 2016 Adult Book Reviews, Blog Tours 2 ★★★★

Blog Tour: Book Review – Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey

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.
Blog Tour: Book Review – Too Hot to Handle by Tessa BaileyTitle: Too Hot To Handle by Tessa Bailey
Series: Romancing the Clarksons
Published by: Hachette on May 17, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: NetGalley
Format: eARC
Pages: 336
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When rescue looks like a whole lot of trouble . . .
The road trip was definitely a bad idea. Having already flambéed her culinary career beyond recognition, Rita Clarkson is now stranded in God-Knows-Where, New Mexico, with a busted-ass car and her three temperamental siblings, who she hasn't seen in years. When rescue shows up---six-feet-plus of hot, charming sex on a motorcycle---Rita's pretty certain she's gone from the frying pan right into the fire . . .
Jasper Ellis has a bad boy reputation in this town, and he loathes it. The moment he sees Rita, though, Jasper knows he's about to be sorely tempted. There's something real between them. Something raw. And Jasper has only a few days to show Rita that he isn't just for tonight---he's forever.

I received this book for free from NetGalley 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: Too Close to Call
Also by this author: Unfixable, Owned by Fate, Riskier Business, Risking It All, Chase Me, Need Me, Up in Smoke, Make Me, Crashed Out, Rough Rhythm, Thrown Down, Too Close to Call

One Line: This family has definitely piqued my interest!

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

Ah, I love it when the tables turn and the guy wants to get to know the girl and wants her to know him as a person. In turn, the girl just wants some fun. I like that. Even though Rita is going through emotional stuff and figuring out her life, she’s a woman with needs and a girl’s gotta eat. I like that despite her insecurities and hesitance, she’s not shy about what she wants. Jasper is yet another sexy and irresistible guy that I couldn’t help but love. Seriously, Tessa, how many more of these panty-droppers do you think you’re going to be creating?

What more can I say about a Bailey book? This one is filled with sizzling scenes between Jasper and Rita, but also very sweet and touching moments. I also easily connected to both characters and genuinely liked Rita and understood what she was going through. Jasper draws Rita out of her shell that’s she’s put her in and helps her see how amazing she is and Rita does the same for Jasper, who thinks so little of himself, despite the contrary. They were a fun couple to get to know.

There are some readers that might be turned off by the fact that Jasper and Rita’s love story takes place over a few days, but honestly, I’ve seen romances spark in less time than that and it’s still just as believable and real, if done right. It might not be the all-consuming, epic love story (yet), but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have the makings of it. That’s kind of what you have to keep in mind when going into this book.

This series is off to a great start and I really can’t wait for the next book. All four Clarksons represent quite an eclectic family and their dynamic isn’t your typical supportive, loving bunch, but the connection is there. You just know their individual stories are going to be entertaining. Above all else though, this story is about family and I love that theme and how it’ll carry on throughout the books. You’ve got another hit on your hands, Tessa!


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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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