Series: Romancing the Clarksons

TOO WILD TO TAME by Tessa Bailey

TOO WILD TO TAME by Tessa Bailey
Too Wild to Tame
by Tessa Bailey

Series: Romancing the Clarksons #2
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary
Source: Publisher


Too Wild to Tame is the second book in Tessa Bailey’s Romancing the Clarksons series and the road trip is underway with Aaron and the rest of his siblings. In the first book, Too Wild to Handle, we learn that Aaron was let go from his previous political job and has to make a stop to try to get a new one with a new senator, but don’t worry if you haven’t read it Bailey tells the complete story in Too Wild to Tame with lots of details.


One thing I can say about Bailey’s heroes is that they are smoking hot! Aaron was everything and a bag of chips. He comes off as a playboy but after meeting Grace you can really see how into her he is even though he doesn’t want to mess up his new position with her father. From his first encounter with Grace, right away I could see the chemistry that they had and I have to hand it to Grace for holding out as long as she could with Aaron. Grace went through a big ordeal a few years ago and it was covered up by her father and his people. She just wants to do the right thing and not forget what happened, but since the ordeal happened she isn’t treated like the daughter of a senator but as a prisoner.


Too Wild to Tame had an interesting plot from the beginning and only kept getting more interesting as it progressed. Both Aaron and Grace are different as night and day but when they come together they weren’t just heating up the pages but they started to build a good emotional bond. Aaron tells Grace over and over that he isn’t a good person but Grace has begun to see a different side of him. I loved her beliefs and how she wanted do the right thing but I also loved how much she believed in Aaron and I think he needed that. While Grace tended to have surprises for Aaron along the way Aaron stood by her and not only helped her with her dreams and plans but showed her things her family didn’t which was really touching.


I love a good dirty talker and Aaron was just that! Bailey sure knew how to turn the heat up and yet still make the romance blooming between the two main characters shine. The more of this series that I read the more I find myself enjoying it. Too Wild to Tame is filled with laughs, heart and unforgettable characters. The more I get to know the Clarkson’s the more I want to road trip with them because nothing is ever dull with them and I’m really looking forward to their next stop and what is coming up.

TOO HOT TO HANDLE by Tessa Bailey

TOO HOT TO HANDLE by Tessa Bailey
Too Hot to Handle
by Tessa Bailey

Series: Romancing the Clarksons #1
Published by Forever Genres: Contemporary
Source: Reviewer


Tessa Bailey is a new author to me so when I read the blurb of Too Hot to Handle it sounded like a story that I wanted to read. Of course I wish it would have been on my radar sooner but that’s okay, I have it now. I don’t believe I have ever read a romance story that has siblings taking off on a road trip and I really liked that about Too Hot to Handle. From that moment on I knew I was going to enjoy whatever Ms Bailey threw at them and boy was I right.


The Clarkson siblings are on the road to fulfill their mothers dying wish. While they all might live close together they are anything but close. Somewhere along the lines they each took their own path so this road trip can either reconnect them or put even more distance between them. While this story was a romance it was also about finding themselves and making their way back to each other as a family which I thought was spectacular and an added bonus.


The characters are just simply to die for! They stood out and I don’t mean just their personalities but the uniqueness that was brought to each and every one of them. The descriptions on their individual looks also made me take notice of them, especially Rita, who really stood out. Jasper also did some standing out; he used to be the guy who women went to for a good time but he took time off from that to really figure out what he wanted. When Rita meets him on the side of the road when their ride breaks down I knew he would be trouble but he was definitely the good kind of trouble. Jasper was smooth and total sex on a stick. Instantly you can tell that Jasper is interested in Rita but she doesn’t seem interested at first. All I kept thinking is if Rita didn’t want him I would gladly step in to have his flannel wearing babies.


I don’t want to spoil too much but when these siblings are together they have some ridiculously funny moments and arguments. They are trying so hard not to kill one another but you can see it all comes from love. One of my favorite parts is when they’re at a bonfire in the middle of nowhere and they tell a secret that no one else knows. Honestly Peggy’s secret had me laughing for a good long time before I could continue the story. Ms Bailey’s humor was out of this world and it made the book more enjoyable.

The romance progress between Jasper and Rita went at a believable pace. It wasn’t rushed and yet it wasn’t smooth sailing either. These two fall in love in just a matter of days but the way it was written it felt like this couple knew each other longer which I liked. They had great chemistry and Rita fit well into Jasper’s world when it sounded like she was used to being such an outsider in general. The love scenes are smoking and that includes a very dirty talking Jasper which of course I totally had to swoon over. He is one of those heroes that when he starts talking you have no choice but to listen and because of that he has been added to my book boyfriend list, flannel shirt and all.


Of all the books I am looking forward to reading the rest of this year I can happily say this series is at the top of my list. I can’t wait to see who will be next and what else will happen on their adventure to fulfilling their mother’s last wishes. This story was funny, sweet and had a happily ever after that I will forever remember.

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