Wednesday, June 21

Review: Too Close To Call by Tessa Bailey

Title: Too Close To Call
By: Tessa Bailey
Series: Romancing the Clarksons #3.5
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
The BookWhisperer's Rating: 

All-American wide receiver Kyler Tate’s life is about to change. A fairytale college career skyrocketed him to the NFL draft. Adoration and opportunity are thrown in his direction wherever he goes, thanks to being chosen in the first round by the Los Angeles Rage. 

None of the accolades mean anything, though, without his high school sweetheart, Bree Sutton, by his side. Four years ago, she walked away from Kyler, choosing a quiet life over the flash and notoriety his career would someday bring. 

Now he’s back in their Indiana hometown, refusing to leave for Los Angeles without her. Demanding she give their life together a shot. Her heart never stopped bleeding for the love of her life, but Bree’s decision was final. Too bad their wild attraction has only been amplified by their separation, and Kyler won’t quit until Bree is wearing his ring.

To me Too Close to Call was a different kind of Tessa Bailey writing.  Is that good or bad?  Let’s see…

Kyler seemed like a very kind guy but not the alpha-male kind of guy that I am used to reading in Bailey’s books.  It was an interesting kind of side to read but what Bailey does best is write alpha-males so I really missed that aspect in this book.  But he was so very considerate when it came to Bree; he always was thinking about what was best for her, what she is feeling, and how he can’t take her away from what she loves – her home.  However, Kyler does come home before heading off to California to win over Bree and her heart in hopes that he can whisk her away with him. 

Bree was such a great, refreshing character.  She was sweet and kind and knew that she had to let Kyler go four years ago for him to pursue his career and hid from him every time he came to town.  Except this time he came to town specifically for her!  Their interactions were cute and you can tell that they are made each other between these pages.

So, yes, the characters were good but when it boils down to it all, it wasn’t what I was expecting from Tessa Bailey.  No alpha-male, no ultimate protector, it just wasn’t what I was used to.  I missed that.

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