Thursday, November 17, 2016

Book Review: Need Me (Broke and Beautiful #2) by: Tessa Bailey

Release Date: April 21, 2015
from Avon Impulse
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to
attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey is completely focused on her medical degree … until she sees newly minted professor Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous young English professor and vows to find a crack in his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.

At an off-campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding Southern belle … and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the girl in his arms is the same beautiful student he can't stop thinking about, he is stunned. Student-teacher relationships are strictly forbidden … yet no matter how hard he tries, Ben can't stay away from Honey.

And when his attempt to fight their attraction nearly ruins the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her."

My Thoughts:

This was a quick and fun and dirty read. The kind you can devour in a few short hours. It’s a fun and sexy read and the kind of book that doesn’t require too much brain power, which is nice sometimes.

Ben and Honey have insane chemistry and even though they seem doomed and rules say they shouldn’t be together, you want them to make it work. It’s clear they are crazy about one another and belong together. The tough thing with Honey and Ben is that they can both be very unlikable at times. Both of them do things that are just jerk moves. Ben has some real winning moments, but Honey isn’t exactly innocent either. For me I was mad at them both numerous times and it made them tough to like. But even with that, I still rooted for them.

This contemporary romance has a lot of ups and downs for the characters. It follows the formula of happy to sad to happy. The thing with this one though is that I thought there was just one too many things that made them fall apart. I get we need conflict, but toward the end there was one thing where I was like “is this really necessary?” I just didn’t think we needed the last thing. I would have preferred one more chapter at the end to wrap it all up. I had my closure but I feel like one more chapter would have rounded out the story a bit better.

All in all, Need Me is a good read and I did enjoy it overall despite my issues. I’m still looking forward to the final book because I kinda love Russell and Abby.


  1. This does sound like a fun romance to read. I've found myself getting mad at characters for being jerks and trying to get back at each other but I kind of like it. I get what you mean about there being a point where there can be too much conflict and some needs editing out, it doesn't happen often but when it does I hate it. I'm definitely going to keep this one in mind though for when I need a fun romance with some dirty bits!

  2. I remember reading this series! Well, Need Me and Make Me -- I still haven't read Chase Me. I didn't love this one, though I think I gave it a decent rating. I really liked Make Me though. :D If there is one thing that Bailey does well, it is cook up some tension and chemistry!

    Great review, Teresa! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. I do agree that the back and forth action was a bit much, lol, but def love this series overall.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed this, Wifey, but I completely understand where you had your issue -- I would have felt the same way. I agree we need a bit of conflict -- it does keep things interesting, but so much of it is just unnecessary. I'm glad it worked for you overall. I'll definitely add this to the list. Great review! <3


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