By: Tessa Bailey
Series: A Broke and Beautiful Novel #3
My Copy: Amazon.com
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Construction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown virgin like her could never be truly happy with a rough, blue-collar guy like him. If only she'd stop treating him like her personal hero—a role he craves more than oxygen—maybe he could accept it.
With the future of her family's hedge fund on her shoulders, Abby barely has time to sleep, let alone find love. And her best friend Russell acting like a sexy, overprotective hulk any time their Super Group goes out in public definitely isn't helping her single status. But after a near-tragedy lands Russell in her bed for the night, Abby's suddenly fantasizing about what he looks like shirtless. Chest hair and tattoos—who knew?
As Russell struggles to keep Abby at a safe distance, she begins to see through his tough-talking exterior—and acknowledge her own feelings. Now she's ready to turn the friend-zone into foreplay…and make him lose control.
All right, Roxy and Louis were cute together. Ben and Honey were adorable together. But something about Russell and Abby made the other two couples old news to me. I think it was probably the fact that we have gotten to know Russell and Abby slightly more over the last two books. And we find out Russell’s attraction to Abby in the last book and it just builds. They have this wonderful friendship together to where Russell is basically a surrogate to Abby: he takes care of her, lets her fall asleep on him, and kills spiders for her. It’s kinda beautiful! This whole time, Russell is madly in love with Abby but thinks that she is too good for him. And this whole time, Abby slightly clueless of Russell’s feels until a specific moment makes it click in her head that Russell is the one. However, no matter how much Russell wants Abby, he won’t let himself because he knows they are different in many ways; mostly stature and experience.
Even though I wanted to shake both Abby and Russell until they realized that they were perfect for each other, I found them to by my favorite couple. Heck, they were my favorite couple even when they weren’t a couple. Just the way that Russell was always looking out for Abby make me sigh with appreciation. And Abby and her adoration for Russell and just her plain belief that he could do anything that he ever wanted made me know that she was right for Russell. And then came the dirty talk…yeah, I am leaving it at that but it was real nice to read.
Again, Tessa Bailey is amazing and she created two amazing characters in this book and made me want to live their lives, even with their ups and downs just so I could experience that intense love.