Series: Made in Jersey
Author: Tessa Bailey
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Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She’s the fuel for every song he’s ever written-each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band on temporary hiatus, Sarge is determined to prove to Jasmine that this “kid” turned into every inch the man she’s always needed…
Men are slim pickings for a single factory girl in Hook, New Jersey…until tall, broad-shouldered hotness walks-or rather storms-into Jasmine’s life. Sarge’s return shouldn’t affect her this way. He’s her best friend’s much younger kid brother, and the kind of rough, gritty, sexiness Jasmine has no right to taste for herself. Even if he lets her.
But lust is a blinding, insatiable force. And when it crashes, it will take both Sarge and Jasmine down with it…
I’ve had my hits and misses while reading Tessa Bailey’s backlist and I’m going to label this book a miss. It truly has to do with our heroine Jasmine. If I could, I would give this book 5 stars for Sarge alone. I love the way he pursued her and his filthy mouth. Goodness, that filthy mouth of his.
Throughout this whole book, she stands behind their age gap as a way to pull away from him. She kept saying that it was supposed to be casual but he kept telling her how much he wanted her and for how long. Hell, he even wrote a song about her! There’s no way she seriously thought it was causal for him. Also, their age difference was only 7 years. The way she was going on about it you would have thought it was like 15+. I kept waiting to see what was so important about Jasmine or why she stayed on his mind over the years, but it never happened.
So, I didn’t love this one. It was bearable but nothing I would reach for again. The next book is about River and I might pick that up to see what happens when her ex comes back to see the child he didn’t know he had.