Wound Tight by Tessa Bailey (New Release + Review)
From New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey comes a sexy new M/M romance in the Made in Jersey series…
Made in Jersey #4
When CEO Renner Bastion walks into a room, everyone keeps their distance. Well, everyone but the sarcastic, tattooed, Boston-bred security guard whose presence has kept Renner in New Jersey longer than intended. As if the unwanted attraction isn’t unsettling enough, Renner finds out his protector isn’t as unavailable as originally thought.
Milo Bautista just came out to his wealthy, ultra-confident boss, a man he secretly respects and admires…in more ways than he’ll admit. Worldly, experienced Renner would never look in his direction, let alone share some of that confidence he wears like a cloak, so Milo has set his sights on someone else to be his first.
Until Renner offers him private lessons in seduction…
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Wound Tight is the fourth and final book in author Tessa Bailey’s Made in Jersey series and in it, we finally get to know more about CEO Renner Bastion. We also get to know more about Milo Bautista, the security guard Renner can’t bring himself to stop thinking about. It was bad enough before he found out Milo was gay, but now that he knows? It’s torture. Because Milo is interested in someone else..and Renner isn’t a man who likes to share.
Like most of Tessa Bailey’s books, Wound Tight is hot as blazes, but underneath all that hotness is an intensity and uniqueness to the two lead characters that makes them truly stand out. It takes the boss/employee trope to a whole new level while also stripping both men down to their most basic foundations, giving readers a glimpse into both men’s minds as well as their heart and souls.
Renner knows he isn’t well liked among his workers, or the people in Hook, New Jersey in general. He’s made mistakes, and he knows that. But what he doesn’t know, what he doesn’t understand, is why Mile continually tries to save him from things that really aren’t any of his business. Except Milo is making it his business…and making Renner feel things he has no business feeling for an employee.
As you can imagine, there’s a lot of tension and angst between Renner and Milo, and some fan-freaking-tastic physical and emotional moments, too. It’s a book that doesn’t shy away from the deeper thoughts and emotional land mines people falling in love sometimes find themselves in, and it also doesn’t shy away from the physical connection these two men share together, either.
Whether you’re looking to read your first m/m romance or another one of many, Tessa Bailey’s Wound Tight is a amazing read with some truly phenomenal character moments and some hot as blazes love scenes. It’s a book I read and then immediately wanted to read again because Renner and Milo proved themselves to be two amazingly well-written and beautifully-layered men.
Absolutely loved this book, and this series.
Made in Jersey Series
Crashed Out #1
Rough Rhythm #1.5
Thrown Down #2
Worked Up #3
Wound Tight #4
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.