Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey…ARC Review


Crashed Out releases TOMORROW!




A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

His inspiration. His torment. And his temptation…

Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She’s the fuel for every song he’s ever written-each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band is on temporary hiatus, Sarge is determined to prove to Jasmine that this “kid” turned into every inch the man she’s always needed…

Men are slim pickings for a single factory girl in Hook, New Jersey…until tall, broad-shouldered hotness walks-or rather storms-into Jasmine’s life. Sarge’s return shouldn’t affect her this way. He’s her best friend’s much younger kid brother, and the kind of rough, gritty, sexiness Jasmine has no right to taste for herself. Even if he lets her.

But lust is a blinding, insatiable force. And when it crashes, it will take both Sarge and Jasmine down with it…


My Review:

Crashed Out is the first book in the all-new Made In Jersey series by Tessa Bailey. Ok, so I’m sure most of you know I’m a huge Tessa fan and I’m sure it won’t come as any surprise that I loved this book. Yep. Loved, devoured, and swooned over this book.

It’s been four years since Jasmine and Sarge have been in the same town together. Since then, a whole lot has changed. Sarge’s music career has taken off like a bat out of hell and he’s grown into every female fan’s wet dream. Certainly a far cry from the quiet and awkward teen young brother to her best friend Jasmine remembered him as. But as much that has changed, there’s a few things that have stayed the same. One being Jasmine still being stuck in this town with no hope of ever getting out. The other being Sarge’s unrelenting and enduring love from afar that he’s felt for Jasmine since as long as he can remember.

Now fate has put these two in very close quarters for a few days when Sarge heads back home and he sure as hell isn’t going to give up the gift that he knows this is. It’s time for Jasmine to get to know the man Sarge is…up close and personal.

Good. Lord. Upon finishing this book I have one question plaguing my mind: How in the hell does Tessa get anything done all day with these men running around in her mind? I would be just sitting on the couch, staring off into space, occasionally sighing and constantly grinning like a fool. I mean sign me up for Team Sarge, cause that man is sex on two legs and has a huge heart and ferocity when it comes to his feelings for his Jasmine that had me swooning like never before.

Sarge is intense and sexy as all get out but has a vulnerability when it comes to his long hidden feelings for her that just killed me. He has bided his time all those years he knew he was too young for her and now that he’s a man, he unleashes all his magic on that girl and my God, I wanted to grab him through the page and keep him for myself! One would think that I loved him so much that I wouldn’t like Jasmine. You know, territorial feelings and all that, but I really loved her too. She was trying so hard to keep thinking of Sarge as her best friend’s younger brother and that she should stay far, far away. She was so conflicted and I totally got her. She is a strong woman with immense pride and not wanting this town to see her as the cougar trying to ride Sarge’s famous coattails had her trying desperately to back off and keep him at arm’s length. She gave up the perfect amount of fight and gave in at exactly the right time. The push and pull between them was just the right amount and I loved it.

Of course, their road to a happy ending wasn’t without more than a few bumps along the way and the last few chapters had my heart hurting and my stomach sick with worry for these two. They both had very valid reasons for their feelings and it led to uncertainty that I was praying they were able to overcome. Now, I won’t give anything away but I will tell you that in true Tessa fashion, she delivered a hella emotional ending that I loved so much. SO MUCH!

Crashed Out sets up what I can pretty much guarantee is going to be another one of my favorite series. I cannot wait to see what’s next for this band and hope we get to see more of the sinfully sexy Sarge and Jas! Thank you, Tessa, for another delicious read!!


5LovesRLBFive Loves

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About the author:
tessa bailey bioTessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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  1. Can’t wait for this to hit my Kindle! Midnight can’t come soon enough.

  2. Well, now! That is some review! You’ve done it again, Jilly…adding to my enormous TBA/TBR pile.

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