What a Surprising Christmas Romance! Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey [Book Review]

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What a Surprising Christmas Romance! Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey [Book Review]


I received this book for free from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

What a Surprising Christmas Romance! Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey [Book Review]
Title: Crashed Out
Written by Tessa Bailey
Series: Made in Jersey #1
Published by Entangled: Brazen
Publication Date: December 7th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 208
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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Flame Rating: three-half-flames


Challenges: 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge, 2017 Review Challenge

His inspiration. His torment. And his temptation...

Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She's the fuel for every song he's ever written-each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band is on temporary hiatus, Sarge is determined to prove to Jasmine that this "kid" turned into every inch the man she's always needed...

Men are slim pickings for a single factory girl in Hook, New Jersey...until tall, broad-shouldered hotness walks-or rather storms-into Jasmine's life. Sarge's return shouldn't affect her this way. He's her best friend's much younger kid brother, and the kind of rough, gritty, sexiness Jasmine has no right to taste for herself. Even if he lets her.

But lust is a blinding, insatiable force. And when it crashes, it will take both Sarge and Jasmine down with it...


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Wow, just WOW! Crashed Out turned out to be such a surprise! This is the fourth Tessa Bailey book that I read and it surprised me – it was so good!

I am a sucker for unrequited romance and this one was perfect! Also, the heroine, Jasmine, is also older than the hero, Sarge. Oh, and did I mention that she used to babysit him? I know, I know, the dreaded ick factor, however, their romance develops a few years later when Sarge comes home for the holidays.

I enjoyed the romance between Jasmine and Sarge. Jasmine is in her late 20s while Sarge is 22, but their age difference isn’t too obvious. Jasmine is also world-weary and was immediately drawn to Sarge. Their chemistry is explosive!

Also, does Tessa Bailey write amazing dirty talking heroes? And feisty heroines, too of course! And those sexy times?! WOAAAHHH!

What really surprised me the most is that this is actually a Christmas Romance. Reading the blurb, you wouldn’t even think that it is. This was definitely a nice surprise for me.

What was a little disappointing for me was the age difference. Sarge was the pursuer in their relationship so it didn’t feel icky but Jasmine was too hung up on their age difference. This was the only barrier to their romance, and although it felt real, I feel like this was brought up over, and over, and over again. Like, I get it! She is older!

The ending felt very satisfying. BUT I felt it was too cheesy when in the end View Spoiler » I mean, too convenient if you ask me!

Overall, Crashed Out is an enjoyable romance and I highly recommend it.

Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Romance
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Rereadability
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Cover
One StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: 4

Do you like to read romances where the heroine is older than the hero? What are your favorite books with that trope?


About Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.


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4 responses to “What a Surprising Christmas Romance! Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey [Book Review]

    • There is quite a few sex scenes in this one but the plot was really good! I think it is a good balance, this time! Hope you try her again, Nereyda!