Rough Rhythm: A Made in Jersey Novella

Tessa Bailey
Rough Rhythm: A Made in Jersey Novella
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Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
Release Date
March 2016
Book 1 of 1001 Dark Nights
Contemporary Romance

God help the woman I take home tonight.

Band manager James Brandon never expected to find the elusive satisfaction he'd been chasing, let alone stumble upon it in some sleezy Hollywood meat market. Yet the girl's quiet pride spoke to him from across the bar, louder than a shout. Troubled, hungry and homeless, she'd placed her trust in him. But after losing the grip on his dark desires that one fateful night, James has spent the last four years atoning for letting her down.

This time I'll finally crack him.

Rock band drummer Lita Regina has had enough of James's guilt. She wants the explosive man she met that night in Hollywood. The man who held nothing back and took no prisoners—save Lita. And she'll stop at nothing to revive him. Even if it means throwing herself into peril at every turn, just to get a reaction from her stoic manager. But when Lita takes her quest one step too far, James disappears from her life, thinking his absence will keep her safe.

Now it's up to Lita to bring James back…and ignite an inferno of passion in the process.

Reader Advisory: ROUGH RHYTHM contains fantasies of nonconsensual sex, acted upon by consenting characters. Readers with sensitivity to portrayals of nonconsensual sex should be advised.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Mar 18, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
141 people found the following review helpful
I must find out more now that I've been introduced to this rough erotic novella in the Made In Jersey series!!

Four years ago, James Brandon saved 19-year-old Lita Regina's life, damming himself in the process. Cursed with dark sexual needs that he unleashed on the homeless, starving young woman, James has spent every day since making it up to her…even though she LIKED it. Now the drummer of a wildly successful band that James manages, Lita is determined to make him face his desires, the same ones she CRAVES. But Lita's flirtations only make him even more certain he's a vile creature who shouldn't even be in Lita's life, and he flees his own personal purgatory without her being able to get through to him. Lita will go to the ends of the earth to make James believe their needs are copacetic, but will he listen this time, or will Lita never again experience bliss at his hands?

ROUGH RHYTHM is book 1.5 by Ms. Bailey in her Made in Jersey series, as well as an offering in the innovative and fun 1001 Dark Nights series featuring sensual and erotic stories by a variety of popular authors inspired by the classic The Arabian Nights tale. This book was über erotic, one seriously wild, dirrrrrty and sexy ride into the mind of a man with some rough and dark fantasies and the mind of the woman who totally loves it. The two of them are so passionate together, despite, or maybe because of, the incredibly forceful nature of their sexcapades.

Everything about this read appealed to me, from the way Ms. Bailey handled their first meeting (dying to know what happened!!!!) to the panty-melting scene in the woods (holy shit hot!!), this was an exquisite read for those of us who've read our share of so-so or same old same old erotic romance stories. I would warn that there are scenes of consensual forced sex acts, so if that's a trigger you may want to steer clear. Otherwise, pick this little nugget of deliciousness up, lock yourself away with a bottle of wine and BOB and enjoy!

Bottom Line: Proof that short doesn't have to mean substandard, ROUGH RHYTHM is a decadent erotic romance that'll be on your go-to list of repeat reads.
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