Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Book Review : Worked Up (Made in Jersey, #3) by Tessa Bailey

Worked Up
Made in Jersey, #3
by Tessa Bailey

Release Date:
August 1st, 2016



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eARC received in exchange of honest review


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? 

Pre-order Links Worked Up:
Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Purchase Links Crashed Out:

Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Purchase Links Rough Rhythm:


Purchase Links Thrown Down:

Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Made in Jersey Series on Goodreads:

Our Review of Crashed Out HERE
Our Review of Rough Rhythm HERE
Our Review of Thrown Down HERE

Mikki's Review:

Book Town has a new book boyfriend and his name is Duke Crawford! Prepare yourself for a major swoon fest because this teddy bear of a man is absolutely AMAZING! Tessa Bailey writes the best alpha males and incredibly lovable heroines. The Made in Jersey series is one series you do not want to miss! Worked Up is the third book in the series. In this book, we follow Duke Crawford and Samantha Waverly. Sexy factory mechanic that loves SportsCenter meets children book illustrator that tells bad jokes ... lol!! 

Sweet Baby Jesus!! 

This was such a page-turning reading journey! Sam and Duke have totally melted my heart! They are such an adorable couple! They complete each other perfectly and even if they both started out as anti-relationship kind of people, they soon found out that it takes the right person to come along to make you want to break all your rules. Duke was such a great hero. It was beautiful to see how he took care of his family. He’s a problem solver for the people in his life and you can see that he loves his sisters with all his heart. Even if they mess with his SportsCenter time, they each own a piece of his heart. He’s a teddy bear with a heart of gold and he has a dirty mouth that will leave you in a state of mush! I’m getting chills just thinking about the things he said and did to Sam. *Fans Face* Talking about Samantha. She was amazing as well. Her bad jokes made me laugh out loud and the way she saw Duke as a different hero every time he would do something, it made my heart melt. 

This was a super quick read that I devoured in one sitting. No surprises there since it comes from Tessa Bailey. She’s an auto-buy author for me. I would even buy her grocery list to read if it was for sale ... lol!! That’s how much I love her writing style and the incredible characters that she creates. Her characters all have a special place in my heart. Her stories will give you all the feels and they will always end with a HEA. She writes characters that are easy to relate to. That is very important to me because even if I read fiction to escape my daily life, I want it to feel real. And, Tessa Bailey delivers every single time! Even if Sam and Duke fell for each other pretty quickly, it gave me all the feels that a slow building romance usually gives me. I could feel that the bond they created in that short amount of time was going to bring them happiness. 

It was awesome to catch up with River and Vaughn. I loved Thrown Down and it always puts a smile on my face when I get a check-in about characters that have brought me so much joy. We get introduced to Duke’s four sisters who are hilarious! I hope we get their stories as well. Renner is also an intriguing character. He’s Sam stepbrother and Duke’s boss. The next book will be about him and I’m nervous and excited for his book. Can’t wait to read it! I highly recommend The Made in Jersey Series if you are looking for a sexy and unputdownable reading escape. 


I give, Worked Up, by Tessa Bailey, 5 fun, romantic, steamy, passionate, every girls wants a Duke Crawford in her life stars! 

About the Author:

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 Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-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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