ARC Review: Too Hot To Handle by Tessa Bailey

Posted May 17, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Too Hot To Handle by Tessa Bailey
Too Hot To Handle
by Tessa Bailey

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 17th 2016
Series: Romancing the Clarksons #1
Published by Forever
Format: eARC
 

“I’m not fully sold on this book just yet and I’m not sure if it’s because of the characters or if the author’s writing is no longer a match for me anymore.”
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As of lately I haven’t had the best of luck with it comes to Tessa Bailey books but I know so much people who love them and I wanted to see if this new series would be something I’d like. This series is all about the Clarksons, a family that is both charming and just plain weird. Typically I love series that revolve around a single family and the premise of this series is quite unique too. Rita and her three siblings will travel to New York City and as their journey goes on, Bailey will try to pair each of the siblings off. That’s tough to do and that was what I was so interested to see how she was able to pull it off.

And I think she does pull it off for the most part. In the beginning of the book, it takes a little while to set up because Bailey does have to state why the siblings are travelling to New York and also introduce each of the siblings. Essentially she has to start writing each of their stories as soon as this book starts so by the time their book arrives, it’s smooth sailing from there.

Generally speaking, I did like the Clarksons. I think I like them more when they are together rather than on their own. They have that banter and that playfulness that I think all siblings seem to have. However, the problem for me was everything seemed to a little rough around the edges. I didn’t think the characters were as polished as they could’ve been. And the romance, while hot, could’ve developed more slowly to make it more believable. The writing also seemed to jump around too much for me to really sit down and enjoy it. So I’m not fully sold on this book just yet and I’m not sure if it’s because of the characters or if the author’s writing is no longer a match for me anymore.

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About Tessa Bailey

I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.

Thank you for being a part of it.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Nice review, Annie. This author has been hit or miss for me in the past. I can’t let her go, though, because I do love her dirty talk!

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That’s why I tried out this one. I do like the dirty talk in them. haha. Goes to show what kind of readers we are ;P

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I’m intrigued by the premise of this series so I’m definitely looking forward to reading it

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I’m looking forward to reading this.

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Amy, Timitra, I hope you let me know what you think of it.

Elizabeth
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I haven’t had much like with her either… I finally stopped

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I love, love books by Tessa Bailey, but same as you Annie, I didn’t have best luck with the last book from TB, I hope this book will be better and I will love it 🙂
Thanks for the honest review 🙂