Heat Stroke by Tessa Bailey

They can’t be together. They won’t stay apart. Marcus “Diesel” O’Shaughnessy is a brash, oversized CrossFit enthusiast with a naked lady tattooed on his rippling forearm. Jamie Prince is a private school teacher with an extremely low tolerance for bull. The two men have zero in common.

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Heat Stroke

by Tessa Bailey

(Beach Kingdom #2)

Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Published March 15th 2019

Heat Stroke – Tessa Bailey

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Heat Stroke – Tessa Bailey

CORINA’S REVIEW

 

I’m not a huge fan of Tessa Bailey but she has surprised me in the past with a couple books that stood out like Worked Up and Wound Tight. Unfortunately her other books started to blend into one another. But after finding out that Heat Stroke was a M/M novel, I just had to pick it up.

There was much I loved about HEAT STROKE.

But Marcus and Jamie are by far the best thing about this novel.

Polar opposite, Marcus the gym fanatic, Jamie the smart teacher – you wouldn’t think that they had anything in common, but underneath the surface was what really counted and there they clicked.

Together they were amazing.

Really amazing!! Their dynamic, how well they understood each other, and the crazy way Marcus and Jamie completed each other was what kept me reading.

Unique personalities are rare and can make or break a book. For me it’s all about great writing and unique characters, and Jamie and Marcus were a fantastic couple. My favorite scenes were when they were together. The pull between them was epic. None was able to fight their attraction, or their ingrained willingness to do whatever was needed to make the other person happy. Jamie’s No always turned into Yes when it came to Marcus. And Marcus was just this big teddy bear who wanted to please Jamie. I could have eaten him up.

So, if this book would have been just about Jamie and Marcus, finding their way without having to worry about other peoples ideas and their homophobic tendencies, especially as it can be found in some families, this book would have been a 5 star. But alas it became predictable. Most M/M books have the same plot. The uniqueness is falling to the wayside, and I feel like the M/M genre is becoming generic – including cookie cutter plots.

Consequently I started skipping the inner monologues, the repetitive thoughts and concerns – I got bored.

But I did not get bored with the  sex scenes – wowzer!!!Those were HOTTTT! I’ll be honest and admit right here that I’m turned on by well written M/M sex scenes and the author certainly knows how to write them. Like I said the couple really did it for me. Not only in the bedroom – lol.

Jamie and Marcus deserve a 5 star rating, the rest of the book not so much.

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Heat Stroke - Tessa BaileyThey can’t be together. They won’t stay apart.

Marcus “Diesel” O’Shaughnessy is a brash, oversized CrossFit enthusiast with a naked lady tattooed on his rippling forearm. Jamie Prince is a private school teacher with an extremely low tolerance for bull. The two men have zero in common. Well, except for three things.

They’re both moonlighting as lifeguards for the summer.
No matter how hard they try, they cannot stay away from each other.
And both of them have secrets they’re determined to keep.

But what happens in the shadows of the Long Beach boardwalk can only remain hidden for so long, before the July sunshine reveals the hot, unrelenting connection they never expected, forcing Marcus and Jamie to decide if they’re simply caught up in a temporary heat stroke or if they’ve found something worth rescuing…


MEET THE AUTHOR

Tessa lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing or reading romance, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.

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OTHER M/M

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera

Wolfsong (Green Creek #1) by T.J. Klune

Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen

 

 

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About corina

I’m a blogger, photographer, and unapologetic book addict. I love strong female characters, major jerks, and Happily Ever Afters.

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