Born and Bred for the role of ‘trophy wife’ Naomi Clemons was about to become the wife to the next Mayor, 2 families coming together to create the perfect prestige couple. Standing in her expensive dress and now late for her own wedding she lays eyes on someone from her past, giving her the sign, she was looking for she leaves a note and the wedding in the rear-view mirror. Jason is a Diver for the Special Forces, he lives and breathes his job, when a tragedy in his family forces him to take some time out from his career he finds himself face to face with the reality that an ex Beauty Pageant Queen turned Coach is going to bring him to his knees. He is your all-American alpha male, he is possessive, controlled and will do anything for his sister.
Make sure you are not reading this book in the company of strangers, the chemistry between these 2 are hot as sin and will leave you blushing till next week! Jason is very vocal about his feelings towards Naomi making each encounter hotter than any out of control fire.
This is my first novel by Tessa Bailey and I have to say I personally really enjoyed it, the relationships between Jason and Birdie grew throughout the book and I loved that they were able to get to know each other as grown siblings again, Naomi and Birdie had a friendship that neither of them even realised they wanted or needed giving them both the confident and support they needed.
I cannot wait to read more from Bailey because she certainly knows to write them.
RUNAWAY GIRL by Tessa Bailey was so, so good! We met Naomi in Getaway Girl when she was running from the altar but apart from that drastic action, we were clueless as to why. Well, it’s Naomi’s turn and we get a fabulous story about a woman unshackling herself from expectations and taking time to discover who she really is.
I loved Naomi. Her self-awareness is acute and her introspection is painful to read. She knows she’s been raised to be a society wife but beyond this no one seems to care anything about her; she has a duty to perform, and she better well do what’s expected. So often I wanted to reach into the pages and just give her a hug. She definitely needed them.
Jason Bristow has his own demons to tame. He is a military man, eager to get back to his job. However, a family tragedy sees him looking after his younger sister, Birdie, until she finishes high school. He is doing his best but even he realises having the best of intentions doesn’t translate to successful actions.
Jason and Naomi cross paths when she answers his advertisement for a beauty pageant coach for Birdie. In addition to coaching, Naomi finds herself living on the same property as Jason and Birdie, so they get to see each other often. And heavens, does it get hot when these two get together; the attraction is beyond palpable! Jason and Naomi are such opposites in so many ways but they just fit. I love these two together and was more than happy to keep cheering them on until they get their happy ending.