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.
So What Did I Think Of Make Me by Tessa Bailey?
Reading the other two stories in the Broke and Beautiful series my excitement for Russell and Abby’s story was very high and I’m very happy to say that they didn’t disappoint, at all. From jump they had such a strong friendship that grew into so much more and was so very, very enjoyable for me.
They all were such entertaining, complex characters. At first I thought wasn’t really going to relate to Abby but I quickly got her and empathized with her issues and was happy that she found her way and voice. Russell was sexy, intense, caring and passionate. Yea I was defiantly feeling him. He had some serious issues he needed to deal with that sadden me but that’s what made him really great, even though he was this strong, bold manly man he had strong vulnerabilities too which made me really connect with him. The way that he really cared for Abby really stood out.
Such compelling exciting drama from the beginning had me hooked to see what would happen next. The emotion was super strong and what really made the story so great for me, it really swept me up.
This was blazing friends to lovers, unrequited Love romance filled with passion, strong intensity and connection. The majority of the conflict between Russell and Abby was communication and misunderstandings. They both had issues they needed to deal with but they needed to really talk to each other, letting the other know what was going on. It took a while for them to get it together but they did and it was very entertaining seeing them work it out.
Overall I was throughly entertained reading Make Me by Tessa Bailey and am saddened that this is the end of the series. With every story I read from Tessa Bailey I have to say that I’m really loving her writing and she is quickly becoming one of my must read authors!