Sunday, August 30

Review: Need Me by Tessa Bailey

Title: Need Me
By: Tessa Bailey
Series: A Broke and Beautiful Novel #2
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When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey is completely focused on her medical degree … until she sees newly minted professor Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous young English professor and vows to find a crack in his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.

At an off-campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding Southern belle … and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the girl in his arms is the same beautiful student he can't stop thinking about, he is stunned. Student-teacher relationships are strictly forbidden … yet no matter how hard he tries, Ben can't stay away from Honey.

And when his attempt to fight their attraction nearly ruins the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her.

*Warning: may contain spoilers*

After reading Chase Me, I was interested in how Honey and Ben’s story would turn out.  Honey, planning to seduce Ben, her English professor.  And Ben, loving everything that Honey writes but not knowing exactly which student she is until their groups merger into one and all is revealed.

Let me tell you that I enjoyed this book.  I loved Ben as an English professor.  There is always something deep inside me that loves a man who admires the classics.  I also loved that Ben admired Honey’s talented writing before he even was able to put a face to the name.  It made me feel like his want for her had more meaning than just her beautiful looks.  And Honey was a well thought-out character who felt deeply for her family, friends, and Ben.  Their secret time together was amazing hot but it didn’t sizzle all the time.

Ben’s past kept creeping up in the back of his mind and prevented him from becoming serious with Honey until a family emergency sent Honey back home.  And what I found to be super sweet was that the moment Ben realized that she was away, he couldn’t stand not having her by his side.  Normally, I wouldn’t like that in any other book, but Tessa has this wonderful ability to take her male characters, make them extremely alpha like but in a sweet way.  This revelation for Ben sends him to Honey’s hometown to win her back.  All is well and good until it happens…and I just have to leave it there.  The book is set up for it, I don’t know why I didn’t see it coming, but it came and broke my heart.  I had no idea how we (yes, me and the characters) were going to get past this.   I mean something big happens guys. But then how the wrongs were mended was beautiful.  My heart grew because it was so touching and heartfelt.

Like always, Tessa Bailey is just amazing at what she does. I think by all of the post that I have written on her now you all should know how much we love her.

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