Title: Make Me
Author: Tessa Bailey
Series: Broke and Beautiful
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Synopsis: Construction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown virgin like her could never be truly happy with a rough, blue-collar guy like him. If only she’d stop treating him like her personal hero—a role he craves more than oxygen—maybe he could accept it.
With the future of her family’s hedge fund on her shoulders, Abby barely has time to sleep, let alone find love. And her best friend Russell acting like a sexy, overprotective hulk any time their Super Group goes out in public definitely isn’t helping her single status. But after a near-tragedy lands Russell in her bed for the night, Abby’s suddenly fantasizing about what he looks like shirtless. Chest hair and tattoos—who knew?
As Russell struggles to keep Abby at a safe distance, she begins to see through his tough-talking exterior—and acknowledge her own feelings. Now she’s ready to turn the friend-zone into foreplay…and make him lose control.
Review: I was not as fond of this one as I was of the other two and it has taken me quite a long time to finish it. I like Abby, she was a good character, and for the most part it was a good story. I was really just put off by Russell and his super overprotective assish behavior and attitudes towards Abby. Bailey was going for ‘alpha male’ but what we got was asshole extreme. It is not attractive behavior and I am tire of seeing male ‘heroes’ like him. I’m tired of male heroes being portrayed as ‘alpha males’ but exhibiting abusive traits towards the females that they claim to love. It just reminds me way too much of the abusive people I have had in my life and I’m just tired of authors portraying this behavior as okay and something women should strive to find in relationships.
Recommendation: Skip it
I received an ARC of this book Avon Impulse on Edelweiss. This in no way affected my review.