Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wound Tight by Tessa Bailey - Review


  Today is my stop on the blog tour for Wound Tight by Tessa Bailey! 
Check out this fantastic new release and grab this sexy new contemporary fiction today!  


Author: Tessa Bailey
Publication Date:  5 December, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Series:  Made in Jersey, book 4
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, M/M
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 4 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

When CEO Renner Bastion walks into a room, everyone keeps their distance. Well, everyone but the sarcastic, tattooed, Boston-bred security guard whose presence has kept Renner in New Jersey longer than intended. As if the unwanted attraction isn’t unsettling enough, Renner finds out his protector isn’t as unavailable as originally thought.   Milo Bautista just came out to his wealthy, ultra-confident boss, a man he secretly respects and admires…in more ways than he’ll admit. Worldly, experienced Renner would never look in his direction, let alone share some of that confidence he wears like a cloak, so Milo has set his sights on someone else to be his first.   Until Renner offers him private lessons in seduction...   

My Review:

Oh Tessa Bailey you know how to steal a girls heart and make her swoon all at the same time.  Tessa is delving into a new side to her contemporary romance world, M/M romance and wow does she do it well.  I can tell you most happily that you will not be disappointed, this is a Tessa Bailey novel through and through.  Some authors can't transition between M/F romances and M/M well but Tessa does it seamlessly.  Wound Tight in its essence is a simple love story full of heart and passion.  She proves that it doesn't matter who the relationship involves, male and female or male and male, it isn't what gender you are it is about what your heart feels.

I loved that the story revolves around Milo who is trying to find himself, discovering who he is and Ren, a man who thinks he knows exactly who he is but is fighting the future laid out before him because of who he thinks he HAS to be.  I loved that the whole crew of Made in Jersey have hearts of gold and know that in the end all that matters is love.  I love that Tessa Bailey can write a broody Alpha male like no ones business but can also write a insecure, infatuated, lovable guy just as well.  Milo in fact reminded me of Duke only more cuddly teddy bear and less grumpy old man with a heart of gold, haha. You'll love the character development in this book, I think these two grow the most out of any of her Made in Jersey couples, their willingness to be candid and open with each other is truly refreshing.  Milo's acceptance of himself and his belief in the acceptance from those around him was heart warming.  This is a coming out story but one that happens completely organically and drama free...the way that we wish it would happen for every LBGTQA person. Renner's ability to put himself in someone else's hands especially the young naive Milo proves that this badass broody alpha just wants to be loved.  He's a bit like the Grinch until Milo comes around and his "...small heart grew three sizes that day.", as if you needed a reason to buy this but just in case, see it's a perfect Christmas read. *wink*  You'll love the back and forth between these two, the tension is high through almost the entire novel and when they give in, holy heck!  Her trademark dirty talk is all over this book and let's just say I am pretty sure the car windows steamed up while I was reading this during a road trip, wow!

If you have loved her work in the past you will not be disappointed in this book, it is a great addition to her Made in Jersey series and into your library.  I think the best way for me to end ANY Tessa Bailey book Review is to sum it all up by saying:

I came for the dirty talk but I stayed for the heart!

You can't go wrong with Tessa Bailey if you are looking for a Contemporary Romance and if this is your first foray into an M/M story, don't be worried, this is a beautiful place to start.


  highres-MJB_5140.jpg Tessa Bailey Bio: Author Bio: 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 nine 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.   Connect with Tessa: Author Twitter: @mstessabailey Author Facebook: Author Street Team/Facebook Group: Bailey’s Babes Author Instagram: Newsletter:   Enter Tessa’s Giveaway:     a Rafflecopter giveaway

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