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 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...
Each book in the Made in Jersey series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Crashed Out
Book #2 Thrown Down
Book #3 Worked Up
Book #4 Wound Tight
Jasmine used to babysit Sarge. He grew up knowing he wanted a future with her. A fantasy that never had a chance of coming true.
Sarge has come back to his hometown all grown up. He realizes what he has missed out on. He regrets waiting so long to come back. Only he could not have made himself come sooner.
Jasmine sees the grownup version of Sarge as a threat to her health. He is so hot that he causes a heatwave whenever he is near. Can she resist the man he has become?
I found myself so anxious to get to the end of the story. This book has characters that just move you to feel so many things. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. What a hot and fun book!
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Oh the Mouth on this One
First off, you need to know that this boy has quite the mouth on him. I swear every word out of his mouth was about sex! While it was kinda hot at first, I wish he'd had more to say. There had to be more going on in that head of his than music and sex! I really enjoyed his tortured artist feel - tortured by a girl he never had that he had to leave behind and now he can't get her out of his mind.
Jasmine was wonderful. She was sweet, sexy, hard working, talented, and just about anything else a guy could ask for in a girl. She seemed so different than Sarge, but they had some very serious chemistry that you could really feel coming right off the pages.
There was a great story line of reclaiming your past, living your dreams, and living with no regrets. But - the dialog just didn't cut it for me. While I'm all for a little dirty pillow talk, this was just a bit much for my taste.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*