Monday, May 23, 2016

Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey


Book Description

When rescue looks like a whole lot of trouble . . .

The road trip was definitely a bad idea. Having already flambéed her culinary career beyond recognition, Rita Clarkson is now stranded in God-Knows-Where, New Mexico, with a busted-ass car and her three temperamental siblings, who she hasn't seen in years. When rescue shows up---six-feet-plus of hot, charming sex on a motorcycle---Rita's pretty certain she's gone from the frying pan right into the fire . . .

Jasper Ellis has a bad boy reputation in this town, and he loathes it. The moment he sees Rita, though, Jasper knows he's about to be sorely tempted. There's something real between them. Something raw. And Jasper has only a few days to show Rita that he isn't just for tonight---he's forever.

AVAILABLE: May 17, 2016

Romancing the Clarksons
Too Hot to Handle (Book 1)
Too Wild to Tame (Book 2) *Available September 2016

Too Hot to Handle is the first book in Tessa Bailey's new Romancing the Clarksons' series following four siblings on their journey to reconnect as a family and (MAYBE) find their HEA's along the way.

The Clarkson siblings have always had a weird relationship with each other.  They love each other, but they never had super close relationships/bonds with each other.  But one thing that could NEVER be denied was the love they all had for their mother.  And when Rita Clarkson finds her mother's journal stating her last wish for her four children, they begin a cross country drive to complete their mother's wish, only to brake down in No-Where-Town, New Mexico.

On his way to his grandma's house for some lunch, Jasper Ellis comes across the four Clarkson siblings.  Jasper is IMMEDIATELY drawn to Rita, but he's not quite sure why.  He knows that they are only passing through town and will leave the minute their car is fixed.  But the more time he spends with Rita, the more he realizes he needs more time with her.  Rita is the first person to see him beyond his playboy reputation and wild party ways.  

So.... what is a guy to do when the woman of his dreams is about to drive off without him??  

After an EPIC televised melt-down and the burning down of her mother's prized restaurant, Rita is hoping this trip to New York with her siblings will help her determine what she wants to do with her life.  All she knows is that she wants to be DONE with cooking and restaurants.  And it DEFINITELY doesn't include staying in Hurley, New Mexico any longer that it takes to get her car fixed.

But fate might have other plans for the second oldest Clarkson sibling...  Will Jasper be able to convince her to stay with him or will she drive off with her siblings to head to New York?     

Too Hot To Handle is the first in Tessa Bailey's Romancing the Clarkson's series.  The storyline is enjoyable, the chemistry between Rita and Jasper leaps off the pages, and the Clarkson's family dynamics add greatly to the story.  I you don't mind a (somewhat) "insta-love" story, then I fully recommend you get a copy of this book!

Rating: 4 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange of a honest review.**

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