Series: Standalone

Author: Tessa Bailey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 30th, 2017






He wants her soul. Too bad she already sold it.

Family is everything to gambling den darling, Teresa Valentini. Blood comes first, especially before men. So when her brother lands himself in hot water, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to save him. And showing up topless in her unwitting savior’s motel room is turning out to be the furthest thing from a hardship…

Will Caruso is the bad boy of New York’s financial scene…and he just found out the very thing that drives his success is a damn lie. Now, he’s exchanged his high-stress life for the open road, no one but his Great Dane…and half a million Instagram followers to keep him company. When a mysterious beauty arrives, her secrecy prods his suspicions, even while she tempts his lust to the breaking point.

Teresa met Will under false pretenses, but the bond consuming them is real. They’re strong enough to overcome a little betrayal…aren’t they?

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“Here we are.”

My face heats over being caught even imagining such things. We’re at my door and I have no recollection of entering the motel. Come on, Teresa. Stop letting this guy get to you so bad. “Right.” I fish for the key card in my pocket, but cease all movement when Will brushes his fingertips down my arm, then trails them back up. Slow. And all the while, he invades my space, eliminating inches at such a leisurely pace that I’m panting by the time our mouths are a breath apart.

“What are you going to do when I close this door behind you, Teresa?” He grazes my bottom lip with his teeth, making me gasp. “You going to get undressed in front of the air conditioner, thinking it might cool you down after teasing my cock for over an hour in the bar? It won’t. I give you five minutes before you’re face down in bed, riding your own fingers.”

My knees threaten to buckle. “That’s my business.”

“Make it mine.”

Mayday. Mayday. “Will—”

He stops my admonishment with a drugging kiss, his tongue stroking in and out of my mouth. His hands grip my elbows, lifting me up on my toes in desperate degrees, meshing our bodies, our lips, until I’m moaning, letting him have rough intercourse with my mouth. Just when I’m on the verge of giving in and begging him to take me up against the door, he steps back, eyes glittering, wiping away the moisture on his mouth with a wrist swipe. “I’ll be out on the balcony. If you’re going to finger yourself in my honor, I want to listen.”



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5 ‘ Will-notized’ Stars

KABOOM… There go my ovaries…

That’s right. Nothing, I mean NOTHING can prepare you for all that is filthy Will!

“Get used to having soaked panties,”

Yep, consider yourself warned, since this just one of the many, many reasons for which Follow went straight to my SEXIEST READ of the year

Jesus. If someone told me this morning a woman existed who could make me feel protective, jealous, horny, challenged and curious in the space of five minutes, I would have laughed until my fucking face turned blue.

She looks like a sin I want to commit. Frequently.

These two were absolutely brilliant! Tessa Bailey outdid herself from the very beginning, completely gripping us, with both these realistic and passionate characters and their heart touching stories.

Poor Teresa, what could be harder than falling for her mission?! A man she needs to con in order to save her brother, but that makes her crave for everything she never had, and all that could be… 

I’ve never had anyone look at me like Will does. Like he’s dying to get to the bottom of me. Metaphorically and physically.

Lordy, talk about an impossible mission! Their ‘live wire connection’ couldn’t be missed, they really were like two magnets being drawn together, their scene were so sexually charged it’d be no surprise if you are found panting by yourself while reading this beauty. Yep, that good!

If I’m going to use this attraction to maneuver Will halfway across the country, I need to dangle myself like a carrot. And in the meantime, try not to be tempted by his carrot. His very thick, flesh-colored carrot.

All like all the Will Caruso jar wasn’t already overfilled with sexiness, this man had to have the filthiest of mouths! I know, nothing new, given it’s Tessa Bailey, The Queen of Dirty Talk herself we are talking about here, but really, I feel this woman – especially in this man – should be given a real award for it! This truly is an one of a kind gift! And one that yours truly, enjoys immensely! 😉

Oh my God. Have I ever been spoken to like this? I mean, there’s dirty chatter. And then there’s Will’s Fantasyland of Fuck Talk.

Sweet Baby Jesus, there are no words to describe all that is Will Caruso, but worry not, because he has plenty of naughty, panty-melting words to tease you with…

She’s a gift from God.
 I accept.

“Someone is a very horny girl.” 
“Look who’s talking,” I manage, my voice shaking along with my thighs. “You’re just as bad.” 
“I’m worse, baby. A million times worse.”

Endless quotes and highlights, I’m telling you! Every single word that came out of his mouth should be considered a threat  to women’s reproductive system, hence the my combusted ovaries, lol!

“I might take you to fancy hotels, baby. Might walk you through those elegant lobbies and demand you be treated like a queen.” He drops forward, bending down to lick a path between my breasts, up and down. Again and again, before lifting his head. “But I will always be the man who fucks you nasty on the floor once we’re upstairs, with your thong twisted around your dripping cunt. We clear?”

“Are you going to charge me extra to lick it?” Holding her legs open wide, I curse over the damp, black silk stretched across her pussy. “You should. It looks as delicious as the rest of you. I’d let you fleece me just to get the taste in my mouth.”

Teresa was such a strong and resilient woman, I don’t blame her for succumbing to Will’s charms despite her important mission. If anything she was a miracle worker, because that man and his dog were beyond irresistible. She did put up a good fight though! 😉

Tonight I’m the woman who’s falling for him and his dog, heart, body and soul.

But the man wasn’t only sexual appealing, he was EVERYTHING! The absolute perfect man! Swoon worthy, a hint of vulnerability, protective and possessive to extreme, just how like my Romance heroes, über sexy and HOT in every conceivable way, and best of all, so utterly devoted, enraptured, head-over-heels for HIS Teresa! 

Teresa is mine. My bones know it. My head. Even the heart I thought was too damaged and scabbed over to be touched knows she belongs with me.

For the rest of my life, if anyone doubts out loud in my presence that a man can fall for a woman overnight, I’ll be the first to tell them they’re dead wrong. Because I’ve damn well fallen for this woman who just saved my dog’s life and goes from sex bombshell to honest and afraid in mere seconds. She’s a mystery, she’s truth, she’s black, white and gray. She’s mine.

Now, tell me that didn’t make you melt on the spot? And that is just a small teaser, because like I’ve said before, Will Caruso is a league of his own! A Best Book Boyfriend League, that’s for sure!

“Mine now.”
 I nod like I’ve been hypnotized. Or Will-notized.

Follow was indeed the SEXIEST romance novel I’ve read all year. Tessa Bailey took her already superb words to a whole new level of awesomeness in this, that is the her first ever self published book, and I couldn’t have adored more the result! Enrapturing and well developed storyline, beyond amazing main characters, and a romance hero that I won’t soon forget, nor Will and Teresa’s chemistry and sexscapades. This man kept me salivating and panting for more and more, and now I’m begging Tessa Bailey to give us Nicky’s story! And a little more of Will, of course, since you’re at it! LOL! Pretty please…. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 

“I need you, Teresa. Let yourself need me back.”
“I do,” she murmurs haltingly. “I need you.”
“You have me. You have me.”

“Screw the fantasy.” Our eyes lock and the love shining back humbles me. Makes me ache and feel weightless at the same damn time. “You’re my fantasy, Will.” 
“And you’re mine, baby. One I’m going to keep having over and over again.”


ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review


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About the Author

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving 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 of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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