Worked Up Made in Jersey #3

Worked Up Made in Jersey #3❮Reading❯ ➼ Worked Up Made in Jersey #3 Author Tessa Bailey – Oaklandjobs.co.uk New cover edition found hereFactory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter in peace Unfortunately living with four divorcee sisters doesn’t provide much silence nor does it change h New cover edition Made in eBook ¸ found hereFactory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter in peace Unfortunately living with four divorcee sisters doesn’t provide much silence nor does it change his stance on relationships But when a fellow commitment phobe stumbles into his life getting him good and worked up he can’t deny his protective instinctsSamantha Waverly’s brother just put her in an impossible situation The only way out Marry huge gruff gladiator look alike Duke—for show of course She doesn’t make Worked Up PDF or promises—she knows too well how easily they can be broken—and this is no exceptionAs the blistering attraction between them grows the lines around the no strings relationship blur But Duke and Samantha’s marriage is only for showor is it. 4 #PMB Stars We're going to fuck tonight Your bed Mine On the floor In the shower Against the window All Goddamn Night You're going to know me from every angle when the sun comes up over New Jersey tomorrow SweetBabyJebuspervy shudderI mean for the love of my ovaries Holy cock this book was freaking hot HOT I tells ya Hands down my absolute favorite book in the series #PMB for the winFirstly I need to give Tessa props Because let me tell you people it takes skill to take a man that's the size of a mountain with the beard and temperament of a mountain man NOT have him be the typical ripped hero give him a deliciously hairy chest even a little bit of a beer belly slap a dirty mouth on him and have him turn out to be one of my favorite Tessa Bailey heroes to date And considering I've read the woman's entire backlist that's saying something mkay? And the best part? Even though he wasn't the stereotypical romance hero with the ripped abs he was still sexier than most of the ones I've read Seriously And his dirty mouth only had 18th to do with that That's Duke's clit between your thighs Samantha No one touches that clit but Duke You need it polished teased banged or just plain slapped who's the one you call?Be a good girl when you answer and I'll kiss it again later See what I mean? RarrrrBut I digress So back to the book We've gotten to know Duke in Thrown Down as the poor man stuck with 4 divorced sisters and no time to himself for even 5 minutes of sports center He doesn't talk much He doesn't date much And he's not exactly looking to add a woman into the mix when his 4 hellion sisters give him enough estrogen to choke a man twice his size But then he walks into a bar and sees a gorgeous newcomer and sparks fly She had him at the first punSamantha Waverly is a children's book illustrator that's hoping to finally make her business dream come true Only thing standing between her and her dream? A ridiculous addendum put into her loan contract by her brother Renner that reuires her to be married Le sigh What's a girl to do? Take up the sexy mountain man on his offer for a marriage of convenience of course Doesn't hurt that he's possessive and a freaking rock star in bed that makes her body sing right? You're going to have no doubt how much I appreciate being allowed to sueeze myself into your body If I ever think you're unsure my tongue will service you between the legs until there's no uestion Until you scream the doubt free along with my name YeahAs I was sayingBut this book was so much than what that synopsis implies Sure there was a heavy dose of insta in play but it totally worked for these characters I adored Sam and her uirky personality Each time she pulled out another cheesy pun I liked her even As for Duke? Hello? Did you miss all my pervy praising on all things Duke previously? Pay attention dammitWe also got a little peek into Renner and the man that just may have caught the ruthless business man's attention le gasp I'm pretty sure I'd part with an ovary to get my hands on that books already After being slightly disappointed by the previous two books in this series I wasn't sure what to expect with this one I'm beyond happy I gave it a chance because I seriously loved it It was swoony entertaining and sexy as all get out The perfect read to spend a steamy afternoon with I don't want to be another responsibility to youLet me be the place you lose yourself instead ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on Once again Tessa Bailey delivered a wonderful steamy read with lovable characters and a story that keeps you wanting Her books never fail to bring me happiness And this one was no exception Worked Up follows the story of Duke Crawford and Samantha Waverly Ex military Duke is a factory machinery mechanic working for Samantha’s stepbrother Renner He’s living with his four divorcee sisters and his only guilty pleasure is watching SportsCenter in peace But taking care of his siblings doesn’t allow him so much peace There are only a handful of certainties in Duke’s life One baseball Two his tools grease and working with his hands Three barbecuing on summer Saturdays Four He doesn’t have any use for women romantically speaking But after meeting Sam at a local bar there is one certainty throwing to the mix this wasn’t going to be the last time he saw her Samantha is a children’s book illustrator and lives in Manhattan Sam loved her job and drawing filled every corner of her life A broken promise made to her sibling brought her to the little town of Hook New Jersey She’s only there for the week end to salvage the project she had been working on since collegeher passion project When Sam ventures into The Third Shift bar she isn’t prepare to catch the attention of a huge rough and gruff Goliath of a man She cannot help to draw idea of him picturing him as a gladiator a superhero a warrior or a captain of a shipSoon Duke and Sam are good and stuck Their insta attraction is so strong they both can't fight it making them lose it Wether he likes it or not Sam awakes a raw possessiveness in Duke a desire to protect her a certified addiction to this woman For Sam her personal life had always played second fiddle to her career She’d never stopped to consider the possibility of having both without having to commit full time to the former When Duke finds out the reason why Sam is so reluctant to meet with her brother he comes up with the perfect solution to her situation They should get married Just a simple arrangement a marriage of convenience with no strings attached between two big commitment phobes Duke and Sam’s story was highly enjoyable and I loved them together Sam is the perfect match for Duke She’s the yin to his yang I also liked Samantha a lot She’s strong yet vulnerable uirky and sassy all wrapped up in a beautiful package And the banter between the leads is just delightful The chemistry between these two sizzles and burns in the most delicious ways The sex scenes are flawlessly and tastefully written Loved Duke and his dirty talking He’s not your typical sexy book boyfriend hot but not handsome man an ordinary blue collar leaving a simple life And I did like the alpha male ualities of this perfect imperfect hero He’s protective possessive and ready to claim ownership of the heroine Duke says and does all the naughty over the top things I come to love in the world of romance Each time I read one of Tessa Bailey’s stories I know she’ll make me swoon and lust after her male character “We’re going to fuck tonight Your bed Mine On the floor In the shower Against the window All Goddamn Night You’re going to know me from every angle when the sun comes up over New Jersey tomorrow” “Go on sweetheartTell them my name Loud enough for them to remember it and tell the stories to their friends at breakfast About the girl in the next room getting it so hard they had to call security I truly loved this sexy and believable story If a well written steamy fun and feel good love story with strong and relatable characters is your thing look no further Oh and let's not forget the totally great supporting characters Duke Crawford a factory mechanic shares his home with his three divorced sisters He doesn't date hell he really doesn't have time for women at all He just wants to sit at home and enjoy SportsCenter in peace You see Duke is a bit of a commitment phobe That is until Samantha Waverly walks into Third Shift and suddenly SportsCenter is overrated Thing is Sam is a bit of a commitment phobe herself Can two people so against forever find it in each other?“Are you on a five way text with them?” “Yes Biggest mistake of my life” He pulled out onto the dark street hitting the blinker and turning right “It’s like the mafia these group texts Once you’re in you’re in for lifeHe had four broken hearted sisters living in his house each with their own personal ex husband voodoo dollGAAAAHHHWhere do I even start with this review This was by FAR my ABSOLUTE favorite of the series Sam ran circles around the heroines of the first two books She was FUNNY and ENDEARING and not for even ONE second annoying I'm straight up in love with Samantha All I know is I overhead Luanne calling Old News’s songs ‘panty droppers’ in one of the most traumatic moments of my life” He sauntered forward boots thudding on the porch “So I’m coming sweetheart Because your panties aren’t dropping unless I make themMother Mary There were men And then there was Duke Crawford He wasn’t pretty or sculpted Didn’t have the kind of physiue that would land him on the pages of a calendar or on a “hot bodies” board on Pinterest No no Duke was husky and covered in hair A bear among mere cubsDukeWhere do I even start I loved Duke in all his dirty talking hairy goliath glory He was a PERFECT hero He was sweet but still held onto his alpha ness He wasn't a man whore in the least He was a gentle giant with a heart of gold Those are things you need to be sure about sweetheart My mouth finding yours for a kiss no matter the audience Chasing away men who think they’re worthy of your punsWatching these two fall in love was EPIC By FAR and AWAY the best couple of the series so far I laughed and cried I wore a smile a mile wide I was sad when it ended and I wanted My curiosity was also piued by a certain pairing that I hope Lord do I HOPE will be coming our way soon Two HUGE thumbs up for this one from yours truly He was completely lost for this woman Worked Up is the third book in the Made in Jersey Series Although it can be read as a stand alone the characters are interconnected throughout the series Tessa Bailey is steaming up Kindles everywhere once again with this smoking hot romance that will certainly get you Worked UpDuke Crawford is the town big guy who takes care of his four sisters loves to throw back a cold one at the local bar and lives for sports center He is a bit of a relationship phobe who is driven to work hard and live life to it's fullest without saddling himself to one woman When Samantha Waverly rolls into town she flips his plan completely upside down Yeah Tonight she’d set herself up for a fall The ownership in his eyes the way he’d touched herthere must have been a small long denied piece of Samantha that craved the chance to belong to someone as sure as they belonged to her Samantha rolls into town with one purpose and Duke Crawford wasn't exactly what she had in mind When Duke offers to help her out there is an instant connection between the two Samantha is than concerned about getting tied up with anyone She has worked hard to protect herself but considering her current dilemma Duke might just be the answer to all of her worries When Duke and Samantha come together the chemistry is sizzling and when the emotional connection is made they both are terrified Duke will do anything to convince Samantha that she is made for him “If it does hurt in the morning I’ll find somewhere private to cup you in my hand Right where it’s sore I’ll apologize and give you a nice easy rub Kiss the sexy mouth that took me to the throat” “Church work restaurants up the pathway to the house I’m going to hold an umbrella over your head when it’s raining I’m going to carry you when you’re sick Carry your sketchbooks too I’ll do that for my sweetheart I’ll do everything” Told in dual POV Worked Up is a passionate sexy romance with endearing characters and a heartwarming plot Duke is one of my favorite characters from the series and it was uite a treat to witness him finally meeting his match Samantha is a vibrant heroine and her awkward uirky actions were laugh out loud funny The supporting characters continue to enhance this small town and keep me coming back for Overall Worked Up is another winning read from Tessa Bailey If you are looking for a smoking hot romance with amazing characters and an endearing plot look no further because Duke and Samantha deliver uite a treat I look forward to many Tessa Bailey greatness to come Made in JerseyAn ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review ARC won in Shh Summer Buzz Book Event 2016 For reviewsrevealsgiveaways visit 5 Yes I said 5 Real People Stars IT’S LIVE There is a saying For Every Lid There is a Potwhich can be interpreted in many ways As someone who has worked in Employment we used that phrase meaning there is a job out there for everyone just need to figure out what and find it In life and romanceThere is that special someone for everyone and they just need to be in the right place at the right timeand open to experience it Tessa Bailey takes this premise shoots it full of steroids and we benefit from it big time For these main characters could be found AnywhereThey are not the socialite or billionaire they are not the hedge fund traders or attorneys nor are they running their own businesses and media darlings They are people who look like us act like the regular have serious commitment phobias which seem to be common place todayand somehow cross paths For me it was fantasticThis is the third installment of the Made in Jersey series I started with the first one liked it and missed reading the second one Although there are references regarding the past characters it did not impact this story You could read this and not feel like you were missing somethingAnd oh this storyTo set the tone so you will get the full impact of what I am talking about the location is Hook New Jerseyonly a stone's throw from Manhattan but seems as if it is another place and time all together It is a company town there is a type of Plant which provides the main source of income for the inhabitants and generations have been born lived and died there without ever leaving Recently the new owner of the plant has made himself known by walking through monthly and his actions have not made him a popular figureThe local dive barhangout is called the Third Shift where regulars have their beers stare at the big screen on the wall catching whatever sport is in season It isn't fancy and when a new unknown face comes through the doors all will look to see who the hell it isassessing whether a second look is worthySamantha Waverly is that woman who always seems to be in another place even when standing before youShe will get this far off look in her eye and you know in that moment she is seeing things no one else would ever be able to see For Samantha is an artist through and throughIt has been her saving grace during all her times of sorrow and rejection It has been there for her when parents were notand luckily it has provided her with a career as an illustrator and also feeds her dreams Every where Samantha goes her sketchbook is there Her hands must sketch what her mind sees and it is in these sketches where her heart lives She was taught at a very early age to never trust the love professed to her to never open fully to anyone because the pain of when that professed love is taken awayit can and will break you Samantha learned well and even with her stepbrother taking her in and providing for herShe always knew there were strings attached to his actionshe couldn't help himselfit was his way Now she finds herself in Hook; she has arranged to have The Meeting with her stepbrother He will not be pleased because she has called off an arrangement of sortsa promise to him and instead of just letting him know over the phone she is doing the correct thing; telling him in person She knows this will not go well but she has steeled herself for the outcome Which is why she is standing in The Third Shift trying to sit on a stool without getting everyone's attention She gives her order to the bartender and one of her never ending wealth of silly puns crosses her mind and makes Samantha uietly giggle She realizes how insane she must seem; Hot and sweating from the heat giggling like a loon and dropping the very tissue packet she needs to dab her face and chest Upon rising too uickly she slams her head on the underside of the bar Great SamanthaWhy don't you just put a neon sign around your neck to draw attention to yourselfHer artist's eye is taking everything in and at the end of the bar she sees a GoliathBlinking a couple of times to check if this vision of Man is real or from her banged head she looks again and there he is But now Goliath is STARING back at her This man is a forceBig Broad with Shoulders Chest to fills out two seats and Legs thick like tree trunks And his Handsrough and callusedHis stare is so intense but not welcoming at all in fact he is now looking uite pissed but not directly at herbut to the men coming close to her offering her a drinkSamantha is pondering how to handle this as she doesn't have all that much experience in this bar and drinking thing when Goliath stomps over and tells the guys to beat it and leave her beThey skaddle like scared rats and she turns to him and thinks PresumptuousDuke Crawford cannot believe what he has just done All he wanted to do was watch SportsCenter in peace with a cold one in his hand He certainly can't seem to do that back at his homehis 4 sister have returned to the homestead after 4 messed up divorcesHe loves all of his sisters but with hearing all of the complaints knowing how all of the men in their lives did them wronghe has vowed to never get tangled up with a serious relationshipMen are crap and he is part of that tribeHe has his life; did the time in the service is the top mechanic at the Plant and has his group of friends and family who depend on him So why the hell did he feel compelled to step in and block those workers from the plant Could it be her amazing curvy figure or her smart inuiring eyesor maybe it was he knew she was better than Hook and deserved some peace and uiet while she worked that sketchbook of hersDamn she was cuteSamantha heard the fleeing men call this giant Duke and after a moment she turned to ask if he did that for all the women in the barHe said no and changing the subject asked what she was doing with the sketchpadAnd it there in this exchange where things start to happen For Samantha is without Guile and Duke is a man who has been captivated by this rare treasure of a womanBoth of these people are just one of many on the planet yet as they start to talk and the rhythm and flow of their words happen sparks are happeningboth never thought they would feel these types of connectionsShe sees him as then just a mechanicShe first sees him a Goliath full of blusterafter talking she feels him as safe refuge an ole' salt of the Earth Sea Captainshe sees so much with her pen and paper he is taken by all of it He offers her wonderful egg sandwiches and she decides to accept This all leads to conversation sparks laughs and insight to of how amazing both are to each otherIt becomes dangerous for Duke his lower regions are planning a mutinyhe is starting to feel pain from the hurt but cannot deny how much he is pulled toward this woman He takes her to where she is staying gives her his number should she need anything and fights the desire to take her there against any surfaceAs he is walking to his truck his phone rings and it is Samantha telling him she NeedsHe comes back and asks what does she needA Good Night KissOh Holy Hell Even though Duke is careful not to overpower and crush her to his chest he gives Samantha the kiss of tender lips and slamming bodyand her slight moan kills himHe pulls away because he knows if he doesn't there will be no controlling him and she deserves so much better than thatOk this is just the tip of the iceberg on the type of chemistry these two have for each other and I want to stress there is a real story plot points and meaningful life lessons here It is Tessa Bailey after all and she knows how to craft a compelling taleBut oh be still my heart This man DukeHe is not this sculpted six pack guy so pretty with eyelashes you would wish were yoursand no he doesn't have a fancy career or secret trust fund so money is no object and trips to Cancun are the normNo he has something so much betterA Uncensored Dirty Dirty Naughty MouthCoupled with an Admitted Controlling Caveman Streak when it comes to Samantha The things he says will cause you to shutterthe way he manhandles her will give you goosebumpsand the way he loves her wants to protect her from any painwill fill your heartHE IS THAT GOODThese two have the same issues in the beginning Commitment phobia Duke just realizes sooner that his need desire and love for this woman outweighs any of his doubts Samantha's history and her relationship with her stepbrother is so ingrained it will cause her to become stronger and need to understand what happened before does not mean it will happen againIf you haven't figured out by now I LOVED this book then there maybe be no future in my reviewing processbecause as soon as I finished this book I wanted to start it all over again and pretend I knew nothing of what was coming If you can believe in almost love at first sight are ok with a bossy sexy mega man man and want to feel like you are the most important thing in his lifethen you should read this book Oh and I have a very strong sneaky suspicion the Stepbrother who is out and gay is having a fling with the private security guard at the Plant and Ms Bailey is gearing up for a MM romanceVery interesting and Hawt Before Reading Wait a minuteDid I just find out Tessa Bailey has the guts to make a Working Man who is notLanky Rich and with Cheekbones Chiseled out of Marblethe Love Interest in this book?????Yup she did and I say it is about timeBring it on TessaGive me a Man that I could see walking down the streetGive me this person with rough hands and a dirty talking mind but has the decency to respect women and thinks he needs to keep a distanceI am all inWorked Up Boy am I Worked Up Made in Jersey #3 August 1st 2016 A gifted copy was provided by Entangled Publishing LLC via NetGalley for an honest review For Reviews Free E books and Giveaways Samantha found herself in Hook the a little town of New Jersey with some time to spare until a life defining meeting with her brother Renner the factory owner and biggest employer in town When she walked into The Third Shift the only real bar there she was hoping to some distraction from her problems and to pass by as unnoticed as possible A mission that revealed itself impossible in a town where everyone knew everybody and she stood out like a sore thumb She sure drew attention even from someone for whom a woman was the last thing on his mindDuke just wanted some peace and uiet to enjoy his Sport Center and beer away from the chaos his sisters had created in his house Now that he was working as a factory repair mechanic after getting injured and retiring from the military that was all he aimed for He thought the Third Shift was that safe haven but when an enticing and uirky brunette walked through the front door He could not resist her and his peace was from that moment on lost In the best wayThese characters were simply extraordinary But Duke wow he was in a league of his own He was far from the typical romance novel hero and that just made me and Samantha love him He was a true man’s man And she gives his perfect descriptionMother Mary There were men And then there was Duke Crawford He wasn’t pretty or sculpted Didn’t have the kind of physiue that would land him on the pages of a calendar or on a “hot bodies” board on Pinterest No no Duke was husky and covered in hair A bear among mere cubs His muscles were slabs she wouldn’t be able to lift if they were separated into individual muscle packs Muscle packs? You’re losing itOf course the chemistry was immediate and hard for them to fight but both had serious draw back when he came to relationships not to their past love lives but what they witnessed – in Duke’s case and what they suffered – Samantha’s heartbreak caused her stepfatherTruth was that’s what happened in relationships One person inevitably let down the other And he had too much respect for women to make one miserable on his account Never HappeningBut their magnetism was impossible to overlook and Duke fast realized that he wanted Sam than anything in his life that she was worth the fighting for And there was no way in hell he would allow anyone else to steal her from himChrist the girl busted a hole in his gut every time she looked his direction and at the same time somehow patching up all the holes inflicted over the yearsShe created so many foreign and unexpected feelings in him that the poor guy had no way how to react to those other that jumping the gun and making a life changing proposal Samantha was as sweet smart and creativity – which fitted well with her career as children’s books illustrator she had a gentle soul a uirky manner and a no bound overworking imagination that it was delightful to read about All that and her personal brand of sassy really got Duke She really brought his caveman nature to surface or better yet barbaric – like she imagined him sometimes – and it couldn’t have been delicious to see Like she soon discovered Duke was all growl and no true bite unless she wanted LOL and behind his bear like appearance and vibe he was a sweet and gentle soul a true marshmallow that protected cherished and cared for those his loved than he did for himself A truly golden hearted soul“You claim to be a commitment phobe but you’re just a big imposter aren’t you? Even to yourself” A good soul with one insanely FILTHY MOUTH we have to say And let’s take a moment here to discuss this IMPORTANT matter because Sweet Baby Jesus Tessa Bailey always creates the best dirty talkers in this genre but DUKE oh Lordy he really took it to a whole new level“I’m going to wear your come all night sweetheart Right where it’s meant to be On my cock like a badge of fucking honor I’m going to run my hand over it when no one’s looking feel that dampness and remember the sweet pussy it came from”Tessa always gives us amazing sex scenes too and these two were simply EXPLOSIVE I honestly think this book should come with a special warning on that regard because it sure isn’t for the faint of heart and hot flashes and tingling areas are most definitely guaranteed So BEWARE 425 Third Shift Stars “I feel like if I break apart I’ll be put back together differently I don’t know”“What if I let you put me back together differently too?”All Duke really wants out of life is a little peace and uiet at the end of the day If he has to hang out at the local dive bar to escape a house full of divorced sisters so be it All hope of keeping his spare time uneventful vanishes the moment Samantha enters the bar And during Sportscenter no less What’s a surly commitment phobe to do when a pretty lady needs a little rescuing? Sam isn’t looking to get hit on she just needs to kill some time in tiny Hook NJ until she has a chance to meet with her brother and explain a few things Mainly why she broke the engagement he was counting on her to keep for the sake of his business She may be a little socially awkward but she can handle a couple of men flirting with her in a bar So why is the giant of a man across the bar taking it upon himself to make her his business? And feed her late night egg sandwiches?Duke and Sam are rarities not often found in the book romance world; they’re true to life people Duke isn’t a ripped billionaire looking to impregnate a virgin nor is he a manwhore hoping to hook up with a convenient vajayjay He’s a factory mechanic with no plans to commit and he’s fabulous I can’t remember the last time I read a story where the male protagonist didn’t feel completely confident in his ability to flirt with and seduce a woman I gotta say all of that confidence can get a little repetitive which is why Duke was such a welcome change He admits to rarely hooking up and his fumbling moves prove that to be the case Not that he doesn’t fit the Tessa Bailey definition of a dirty talker to a tee “Stop worrying about h hurting meyou f feel amazing”“That right?” Duke almost roared turned on to an incredible degree “So I don’t have to worry about you pouting all day tomorrow because that big cock you’re riding made your pussy hurt?”“No” She shuddered on top of him “Maybe” I don’t think it’ll come as a shock to anyone who’s ever picked up a Tessa Bailey Entangled Brazen book that these two are smokin’ hot together The chemistry between Duke and Samantha was immediate and the sexytimes scenes did not disappoint If I have a complaint it’s that the story managed to drag a little towards the end I would’ve appreciated exploration into the commitment issues both Duke and Sam were dealing with Yes I realize these books aren’t made to delve deep but both characters especially Duke seemed to recover from their commitment aversions in the blink of an eye I wasn’t necessarily feeling the insta loveTessa Bailey has become a go to author for me when I need a hot and engaging read Worked Up most definitely checked those boxes and while I’m not sure if the Made in Jersey series has plans to continue I wouldn’t mind some future Duke and Sam updates Who do I talk to about that anyway? ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 4 bossy dirty talker starsIf you don't like insta lovelust I'd suggest staying away from this Audio 5 Stars Damn but can Emma Wilder give great audio 😍🤤 It's no secret that Tessa Bailey writes the kind of sex scenes that may cause damage to whatever ereader or audio device is being used 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 But Emma Wilder needs to come with a warning label too This WOMAN'S performance of an alpha male blew me away Not gonna lie there are a few male narrators I would trade for Emma Wilder instead Story 3 Stars Duke epitomizes what I consider to be physically attractive manbig husky slight beer belly included hairy a roughcallus hand blue collar worker who doesn't talk much 😍 Samantha is the kind of heroine I love reading aboutuirky and unfiltered Unfortunately what I'm so over with is the bossy caveman behavior Especially when it's not a paranormal shifter romance Don't get me wrong I do enjoy some jealousy and possessiveness but not when it gets so rediculous it seems to border on emotional abuse I truly enjoyed this book Duke was an amazing hero Not only had he been celibate for what seemed like a long time but he was thoughtful and sweet and took care of everyone Sam was a good heroine kind and funny but I didn't like her pushing Duke away They had great rapport and their steamy times were hot hot hot I will definitely read this one again