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Review: Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey

rhythmRough Rhythm

Tessa Bailey

Made in Jersey Series, Book 1.5

ebook, 100 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated



God help the woman I take home tonight.

Band manager James Brandon never expected to find the elusive satisfaction he’d been chasing, let alone stumble upon it in some sleezy Hollywood meat market. Yet the girl’s quiet pride spoke to him from across the bar, louder than a shout. Troubled, hungry and homeless, she’d placed her trust in him. But after losing the grip on his dark desires that one fateful night, James has spent the last four years atoning for letting her down.

This time I’ll finally crack him.

Rock band drummer Lita Regina has had enough of James’s guilt. She wants the explosive man she met that night in Hollywood. The man who held nothing back and took no prisoners—save Lita. And she’ll stop at nothing to revive him. Even if it means throwing herself into peril at every turn, just to get a reaction from her stoic manager. But when Lita takes her quest one step too far, James disappears from her life, thinking his absence will keep her safe.

Now it’s up to Lita to bring James back…and ignite an inferno of passion in the process.

Reader Advisory: ROUGH RHYTHM contains fantasies of nonconsensual sex, acted upon by consenting characters. Readers with sensitivity to portrayals of nonconsensual sex should be advised.





4.5 Stars


James has two sides. One that is so protective it’s almost to the point of obsession. The other that is dark, dangerous and addictive.  He battles within himself constantly.  A past, dark desires and guilt hold James back from knowing true bliss.

Lita is bold, loud and fun. A talented woman who will go after what she wants. No matter the cost or danger.  James left a taste for a desire that only he can give the night the two met. Lita continuously puts herself on the line hoping, wanting something but doesn’t quite expect.

Tessa Bailey is my Queen of dirty talking men.  OMG, Raw and gritty with a dark edge. I loved every word. Rough Rhythm is a fast, leaving you breathing hard, hits you where it counts novella.  Raw desires, intense passion and deep emotions, Tessa Bailey seduces readers with her dirty words and charismatic characters.

For the lovers of a hands down dirty book, Rough Rhythm is the read for you!




Review: Hard to be Good by Laura kaye

goodHard to be Good

Laura Kaye

Hard Ink Series, Book 3.5

Published April 14th 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers



Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down—not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever.

Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship—especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was. Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way.

With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can’t help but wonder why they’re trying so hard to be good…




4.5 Stars


Charlie and Jeremy have forged a friendship through a very twisted and hot mess of a situation.  When the sh*t hits the fan these two realize they both want more than to be friends. Disaster pushes the feelings to the surface,  making thoughts and fantasies a reality.


Laura Kaye just gave me my favorite friends to lovers story. Two unique and charismatic people comes together, find something worth living for in a beautiful and natural way, amongst the chaos going on around. Yes this is a M/M novella. But the story is more than two men getting together.  Look at the sensuality and passion between two loving and caring people creating something stronger together. It’s a beautiful, sexy and endearing story that will get to your heart.
Print book from my personal library.