Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Thrown Down, Too Hot to Handle, Raw Redemption, Worked Up, Risking it All, Disorderly Conduct, Too Beautiful to Break, Indecent Exposure
He wants her soul. Too bad she already sold it.
Family is everything to gambling den darling, Teresa Valentini. Blood comes first, especially before men. So when her brother lands himself in hot water, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to save him. And showing up topless in her unwitting savior’s motel room is turning out to be the furthest thing from a hardship…
Will Caruso is the bad boy of New York’s financial scene…and he just found out the very thing that drives his success is a damn lie. Now, he’s exchanged his high-stress life for the open road, no one but his Great Dane…and half a million Instagram followers to keep him company. When a mysterious beauty arrives, her secrecy prods his suspicions, even while she tempts his lust to the breaking point.
Teresa met Will under false pretenses, but the bond consuming them is real. They’re strong enough to overcome a little betrayal…aren’t they?
Follow is a new venture for Tessa Bailey and I am excited to share it. Will and Teresa are victims of circumstance. Will is the son of a mob boss and he has recently decided to stop running the family financial business so he can road trip across the country with his dog. Teresa’s brother is now unwillingly working for the mob boss and Teresa will not let that continue. So, she has to get Will to come home in order to free her brother. Seems easy enough, right?
Teresa grew up in Staten Island. Her father worked for Silas (the mob boss) until he managed to escape and take his family to the opposite side of the country. Now both her parents are deceased and her younger brother Nicky is sucked back into the Caruso family. Nicky is all Teresa has left and she will get him back. I admire her determination when it comes to her brother. She puts up a tough front and uses her good looks to get ahead and she doesn’t feel bad about that. Will melted my heart from the first time he enters the story. His dog is dying and it makes Will reevaluate his life. Not gonna lie, I almost stopped reading when I discovered the dog was dying. NOT COOL. I totally skipped ahead to prepare myself. View Spoiler »The dog doesn’t die. Whew! I then went back to the beginning and read. « Hide Spoiler
In true Tessa Bailey fashion, this book is smoking hot! Will and Teresa might ignite your kindle. WOW. Plus the danger of their situation… this book will suck your afternoon and you won’t be able to stop. Will’s utter dominance and desire and love for Teresa is so incredibly sexy. You know that at some point, Will will learn of Teresa’s deception. I did appreciate that Teresa told Will as much of the truth as she could because she really had feelings for him. However, you know he will eventually figure it out and its like watching a car accident. You can see its unavoidable and you can’t help from flinching in a sense of empathetic pain.
Will and Teresa totally swept me off my feet and I was not expecting it! Trust me, you will want to Follow Will, Teresa, and Southpaw on their journey!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: secret identity, mob
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler