Format: ebook, 272 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Year of release: 2015, March 17
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blurb from Goodreads:
College drop-out, Roxy Cumberland, moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant, pink bunny costume…
After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally II isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigues him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.
Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it…even if it means chasing her all over NYC.
Today is the release of NEED ME, the second book in this series! The wait for this book drove me so nuts that I tried to pre-order it AFTER I had already pre-ordered it. Ever since I finished CHASE ME I have been desperate for Ben and Honey’s story and today is the day I’m getting it! YAY! And in celebration I’m posting my review for the first book in the series. Because Tessa Bailey is one of the very very few authors that can make me read a NA book and enjoy it :)
There are very few authors that can tempt me to read NA as it is a genre I don’t favor but Tessa Bailey is one of them and I gladly follow her on the NA path as her writing makes me forget I’m reading NA an I just enjoy the romance-reading ride. I’m so glad I did because how else would I have known about the Porn Cleanse or the Mayor of Bonerville or the Operation Biscuit Salvage scene or the Vagina Whisperer.
Oh man! The banter between Roxy and Louis got me right at the start. I like Roxy’s sass and Louis’ dry wit and dirty mouth! Humor is something that lifts a romance read to keeper status for me and CHASE ME had lots of it. Not only the banter between Louis and Roxy but Roxy on her own also cracked me up numerous times and let’s not forget the brotherly banter between Louis and his buddies Russell and Ben or the cute, budding roomies humor between Roxy, Abby and Honey. Overall the writing had a light and humorous feel to it and I loved that.
Though CHASE ME didn’t hold me as captivated as Tessa Bailey’s other books have, I really enjoyed it. Louis McNally the Second played a big part in that. He was sweet, deliciously possessive over Roxy and caring when he could have been arrogant, entitled and cocky. Roxy also contributed to my enjoyment with her sassy and self-deprecating wit that hid the vulnerability she carried inside.
Once again Tessa Bailey has lured me to the darkside called NA and I loved spending time there. I am chomping at the bit for NEED ME now because I think Honey and Ben are going to be even more fabulous than Roxy and Louis were.
If Honey had anything to say about it, she’d never get hired in this town. Not because she couldn’t afford the extra weight but because she’d spend all her time in food comas, butter and icing smeared on her face. What audition? Pass the sticky buns, fool.