Friday, April 17, 2015

Need Me (Broke and Beautiful #2) by Tessa Bailey: Blog Tour Review & Giveaway


Blurb:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey, comes the next fun and sexy novel in her Broke and Beautiful trilogy!

“How did this tweed-wearing English professor turn out to be my dirtiest hero ever? Cause he really is.”--Tessa Bailey

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’s sole focus is a 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 his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.

While 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 attempts to fight their attraction nearly ruin the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her.


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About the Author:

Thank you for your interest in my books! I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.

Thank you for being a part of it.


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Review by Yvette:

After finishing Tessa Bailey’s newest release, Need Me, and feeling as though I’ve been put through the emotional wringer, I’m reminded why I don’t often read student/teacher romances. This book made me feel as if I were a giant bundle of nerves, shifting emotions with every chapter as protagonists Honey Perribow and Ben Dawson engage in a taboo, passionate and secret affair with potentially disastrous consequences. I thought Chase Me set a precedent for the author’s Broke and Beautiful series with its humorous and more lighthearted tone but Need Me has an altogether different feel, with more sexual tension, a more frenzied type of passion, and just a hint of danger to keep your pulse pounding and leave you slightly breathless from anticipation.

What I love most about Tessa Bailey’s books is that she takes two characters that may not make sense on paper, mixes in some explosive chemistry and emerges with a couple that just works. Before going in to Need Me, I saw Honey as this outspoken, spitfire Southern belle and Ben as a buttoned-up, conservative type and, while that’s true to a certain extent, this book reveals a completely different side to both of these characters. Honey may be Ben’s student but she has strength in her convictions, making her seem older than her nineteen years. As her professor Ben may project a certain persona to his students yet with Honey, he’s free to unleash his true self. The way Honey forms a plan of attack to seduce her bespectacled, tweed jacket-wearing English professor should've had me thinking that Ben wouldn't know what hit him but, knowing from experience that Bailey's heroes are something of a force to be reckoned with, I (rightly) figured he'd be more than capable of holding his own.

When you're less than 15% into a book and the protagonists are doing unspeakable things to each other in a dark closet, the book might as well come with a label promising satisfaction guaranteed. The more that Ben and Honey get to know each other, the deeper their physical and emotional connection becomes, and the more is at stake should their affair be discovered. There were a number of forces working against them, making every step of the way a gut-wrenching, angst-filled, emotional roller coaster of a journey. Need Me is everything I've come to expect from a Tessa Bailey novel - sexy, heartfelt and captivating from start to finish.

*complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 4 Stars

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