Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wound Tight Review

Title:  Wound Tight
Series:  Made in Jersey #4
Author:  Tess Bailey
Release Date:  Dec. 5, 2016
Order Link:  Amazon

My Rating:  4 Deliciously Dirty 's

*Many thanks to the author and Publisher for an arc of this book via Netgally.


When CEO Renner Bastion walks into a room, everyone keeps their distance. Well, everyone but the sarcastic, tattooed, Boston-bred security guard whose presence has kept Renner in New Jersey longer than intended. As if the unwanted attraction isn’t unsettling enough, Renner finds out his protector isn’t as unavailable as originally thought.

Milo Bautista just came out to his wealthy, ultra-confident boss, a man he secretly respects and admires…in more ways than he’ll admit. Worldly, experienced Renner would never look in his direction, let alone share some of that confidence he wears like a cloak, so Milo has set his sights on someone else to be his first.

Until Renner offers him private lessons in seduction...

My first thoughts upon hearing that Wound Tight, the much anticipated final book in the Made in Jersey series, would be m/m was Holy Moly!  There really is a Santa Claus!  The Queen of dirty talking, baggage toting, sinfully sexy, bad*ss alpha males is writing m/m for the first time - and it's Renner and Milo's story!  Can I hear an Amen?!  

I've been panting for Renner and Milo's story since I read Worked Up - when it became obvious that sparks were flying between them though neither would acknowledge it.  I knew the view from a ringside seat, watching while these two sparred and tore down the boundaries separating them would make for one h*ll of a ride, and I wasn't disappointed.  Renner and Milo are worlds apart in class (wealthy vs. working class), position (boss vs. employee), self-identity or sexuality (openly gay vs. looking for first experience), and age (issue for Renner who is 33 - nonissue for Milo who is 26).  And yet, the attraction between them is undeniably explosive in spite of their many differences.

CEO Renner Bastion is an openly gay, self-confessed workaholic - the gorgeous owner of the factory that employs most of the town people, including Milo.  Renner's no-smile attitude screams "back off", making him appear cold, arrogant, untouchable, even uncaring.  People part like the red sea when he walks into a room exuding confidence and class.  He is disliked by most of the town because of his demeanor and because they blame him for something that happened in book 3.  Renner is edgy and irritated to find himself attracted to his factory security guard Milo, often watching as Milo moves about the factory floor making everyone laugh.  Now Renner finds himself making excuses to stay in town awhile longer just to be around the man who refuses to cower before him - the one whose sarcastic banter is the highlight of his day - the one who makes his heart race as his body stands up and pays attention.  One thing's for sure - Renner doesn't do relationships . . . he does hook-ups with other gay business men - where it's clear up front there is no "morning after", no expectations.  He won't break his rule to never get involved with younger "first-timers" who aren't sure what they want.  So why does he find the lean muscled, tattooed, supposedly "straight" Milo so d*mn attractive?

Milo Bautista is the ex-military security guard at the factory - a charismatic, open, honest, caring, gorgeous man loved by everyone.  He slides into a room like melted chocolate over ice cream, drawing all eyes to him.  Milo is pure raw emotion . . . unbound.  He has a need to take care of people, and has made it his job to watch over his careless boss Renner.  Or is there another reason he watches him like a hawk?  Maybe he likes the way Renner fills out those stiff business suits.  Maybe he has erotic dreams of being in Renner's bed.  Maybe he just enjoys punching his bosses buttons to get him riled up . . . because a riled up Renner is something to behold.  One thing Milo does know . . . he has a burning desire to get down and dirty with his boss.  And he intends for Renner to be his first if hell doesn't freeze over first.

Wound Tight will wind you up like a coiled spring - tense and waiting for "it" to happen!  Tessa Bailey knows how to write dirty talking, dominant alpha males, and in this book - be still my heart - we get two of them going toe-to-toe!  Be prepared for raw emotion, passion, dirty talking, and burn-the-house-down (or dressing room *fanning self*) SEX!  Also be prepared for humorous, sarcastic banter along with heart-touching honesty as these two men peel back the layers to expose and win each other's heart.  Who said Tessa Bailey doesn't write m/m???  Not only does she write it, she blew the lid off!  I can't wait for more.  A Page Burning Must Read!

My Rating:  4 Deliciously, Dirty 's . . . And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart . . . xxx


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