From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Tessa Bailey comes a new story in her Made in Jersey series....
God help the woman I take home tonight.
Band manager James Brandon never expected to find the elusive satisfaction he'd been chasing, let alone stumble upon it in some sleazy Hollywood meat market. Yet the girl's quiet pride spoke to him from across the bar, louder than a shout. Troubled, hungry, and homeless, she'd placed her trust in him. But after losing the grip on his dark desires that one fateful night, James has spent the last four years atoning for letting her down.
This time I'll finally crack him.
Rock band drummer Lita Regina has had enough of James' guilt. She wants the explosive man she met that night in Hollywood. The man who held nothing back and took no prisoners - save Lita. And she'll stop at nothing to revive him. Even if it means throwing herself into peril at every turn, just to get a reaction from her stoic manager.
But when Lita takes her quest one step too far, James disappears from her life, thinking his absence will keep her safe. Now it's up to Lita to bring James back...and ignite an inferno of passion in the process.
Listener Advisory: Rough Rhythm contains fantasies of nonconsensual sex acted upon by consenting characters. Readers with sensitivity to portrayals of nonconsensual sex should be advised.
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Audiobook: Narrators – Molly Glenmore and Joe Arden
Holy Wow!!! This duo did an absolutely mesmerizing job as James and Lita. The fluctuation of their voices was spot on and when they hit the steamy parts it was so intense I felt like a voyeur. And the pain! Oh my lord! When James felt the pain of Lita walking away I again felt as though I were standing next to him, feeling it, hearing it, experiencing it with him. My heart literally broke for him. Thank you Molly and Joe for bringing this story to life in such an amazing way!
Oh my freaking gawd!!! This book just blew me away!! I have never, ever listened or read anything that had such intense passion, feelings and true depth of character in it!
Lita and James met four years ago and spent one night together. Since that time James has been trying to make amends for his actions. Lita is constantly causing a scene and stirring up trouble. All in an attempt to gain James’ attention. Now it’s time to take a chance to correct what happened that night and it’s going to be up to Lita to show him she can handle anything he wants to dish out.
This couple! Holy crap! The steam from this novella just about melted my phone as I listened to the dirty talking James. And yet it’s so much more than just sex. These characters are each broken in their own ways and trying to stay afloat in whatever manner possible. However, together they find the perfect combination of acceptance and support to face their demons.
This is a short read/listen and I’ve done both. I won’t recommend one method of experiencing this book over the other because they are both incredible in their own unique ways. You can’t go wrong no matter which format you enjoy this book with.
Book purchased via Amazon; audiobook won via author giveaway. This is my honest and willing review.
Safe – no ow/om drama
Possible Triggers fantasy dub-con