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If you have been stalking me on social media, you will know that Follow is the first book that started my Tessa Bailey binge in the last couple of months. Why? Because Tessa Bailey is AMAZING!
Follow took me by surprise. I actually picked this book up when it was recommended in one of my book club groups and I immediately went to check the library if it was available. It was! And I didn’t regret my decision.
What I love about Follow is that this features a heroine who is not in the straight and narrow! Yep! Teresa has ties to the mob – her father was a mob enforcer. Despite moving to Los Angeles and staying far away from her hometown, she still couldn’t get away from it. She supplements her income by being involved in shady illegal gambling to enable her to raise her brother. Unfortunately, her brother effed up somehow ended up back in their hometown and got involved with the mob boss.
This is where the story starts! Tess bargains with the mob boss. Her mission: bring back the mob boss’ financial genius millionaire son – Will Caruso. Oh, and did I mention hot?
I fell for Will the moment I meet him! Will ups and leaves New York to go on a road trip with his dog South Paw. In fact, he’s been active on Instagram, chronicling his exploits with South Paw everywhere!
Now, let’s talk about South Paw – he basically stole the book for me. He is this huge Great Dane that is absolutely adorable! I am such a sucker for dogs (or cats) in books and I really thought that [spoiler]he would die in the end! Thankfully he didn’t because I would have tossed this book in the trash (or maybe not).[/spoiler]
What I love most about Follow is the chemistry between Tess and Will! This book is full of sexy erotic scenes, I swear my ears were burning (in a good way, I swear!) while listening to it! I love that Follow has enough sexytimes and while it is an erotic romance, it doesn’t go into the BDSM scene.
However, you should expect a Tessa Bailey book to have a freaking awesome dirty talking alpha hero! I thought this wasn’t my kink, but apparently, it is!
Follow isn’t as much of a romantic suspense, but it is more of a contemporary romance. I’m not really complaining about this.
I liked the slight drama in the end – both with South Paw and of course, Tess’ deception, but I loved how it ended. Also, be prepared for tears! I was bawling like you can’t even imagine. Follow is really emotional and I think, Tess and Will earned their HEA.
Follow is also written in dual POV, with Teresa getting more of the narrative. I thought the balance between the shifting POVs was perfect. If you haven’t already noticed, I love dual POVs. This also goes without saying, the audiobook is NSFW. You have been warned!
The narrators, James Larceny and MacKenzie Cartwright, are perfect! I love how both narrators complemented each other. James Larceny doesn’t use the high pitched female voice. And of course, the pacing was good – I didn’t have to speed up the audio.
If you are a fan of Tessa Bailey, RUN and grab a copy of this book, preferably in audio! You will not be disappointed!
Have you read books by Tessa Bailey? Which books do you recommend?
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