Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey

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Too Hot to Handle by Tessa Bailey

Why Do We Like This Book?

Too Hot to Handle brings a classic Tessa Bailey alpha with a bit of a gentler side. Jasper's bit of baggage makes him oh-so-compelling. Tessa Bailey's creativity blooms in the premise of the Romancing the Clarkson series. As these siblings make their way across the country, I can't wait to learn more. ~ Nelle [May 2016]

Marissa Recommends
Too Hot to Handle was a such a change up of the latest style of alpha romance written these days, it was exactly the story and characters I needed to reboot my romantic brain. Sometimes you need an alpha male who’s a little unsure of himself as he tries to remake himself from being the town playboy into a man worth a woman’s smile. And that woman was Rita Clarkson, a stranded chef who didn’t know how beautiful she was, especially to Jasper. The other thing that makes this book and start of a series so unique is how Tessa brings in the 4 estranged siblings on this road trip, gives us hints into their inner turmoils and forces you to beg Tessa to write faster. [May 2016]
Adrian Recommends
Reformed playboy meets Girl looking for a new start after her life goes up in flames. Literally. Add in their instant chemistry, sexual tension and the weirdness and hilarity that is a road trip with 4 estranged siblings and you get a recipe for another great story from Tessa!

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Tessa Bailey's creativity blooms in the premise of the Romancing the Clarkson series.

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They were roughly the same age, which meant this wasn’t their first rodeo, even if it really, honestly, felt like an inaugural bull ride. He’d be a rougher ride t han a bull.
“You keep on saying my name like that while you spread your legs, beautiful.” He put a palm flat on Rita’s back, pushing her face down on the desk. “Welcome to show-and-tell. You’re going to slide those sexy legs apart and show me where I’ll have the privilege of putting this hungry cock. And I’ll tell you to spread them wider.”
“Push up on your toes and spread. Wider. Wide enough to question your morals later when you look in the mirror.” An involuntary snarl left him. “You’re going to take all of it. You and this gorgeous cunt.”
“This is what’s going to pass for conversation tonight. Small talk is going to be my tongue flicking against your clit until you cry out my name like a swear word. My headboard slapping the wall is going to be our heart-to-heart. And that gorgeous body riding my dick is going to be our nighttime prayers. You with me, Rita?”

Romancing the Clarksons Series Reading Order (can be read standalone)

  1. Too Hot to Handle
  2. Too Wild to Tame
  3. Too Hard to Forget
    3.5. Too Close to Call
    (1001 Dark Nights)
  4. Too Beautiful to Break (September 2017)




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The Book Details
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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.





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About The Author

Nelle is a quiet, unassuming, yet bossy bitch who works in downtown Manhattan. Her hobbies include smut reading and recommending, luxury travel, celebrity gossip, deal hunting and keeping up with Real Housewives’ shenanigans. She also enjoys fussing over her dog and her condo. She’s always on the search for the Best Book Ever. The Best Book Ever will have her Trifecta (heat/heart/humor) and she doesn’t mind a dose of danger or suspense.