Source: Advance Copy from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Hmm, what to say about this one? As always, Tessa writes sex so steamy your hair frizzes. Holy smokes. Author and model BT Urruela recently did a live reading of a chapter of this book on Facebook and he was blushing his way through - it was fantastic!
My problem is Bailey's trend to write the whole I can't breathe without you thing. The insta-love so strong that you feel like you'll wither and die without the other person. It's disturbing to me. I know some of you love it and it doesn't keep me from reading the books, so I will shut up about it now. :-)
All that said, I think it's hilarious that Tessa wrote a book about one of her PMBs (Pouty Man Bear for those unfamiliar with Tessa). And it's great that there's some variation o the standard muscley gorgeous hero we usually find in romance and erotica. Duke is not your standard hero. He's a big, brush, evil gladiator.
If you love the big, bad, bearded guys, Worked Up is definitely for you. If you like sex so hot you need a walk-in freezer, check out any Tessa Bailey book. She generally writes 'em as bossy, demanding, dirty talkers, so if those are your fantasies, check her out. If those are your triggers, stay away.
Bottom Line? Tessa Bailey. Read her.