Type: Series, Book two, Contemporary, Romance, Family Matters, Politicians Talk Dirty
About the Book: By day, Aaron Clarkson suits up, shakes hands, and acts the perfect gentleman. But at night, behind bedroom doors, the tie comes off and the real Aaron comes out to play. Mixing business with pleasure got him fired, so Aaron knows that if he wants to work for the country's most powerful senator, he'll have to keep his eye on the prize. That's easier said than done when he meets the senator's daughter, who's wild, gorgeous, and 100 percent trouble.
Grace Pendleton is the black sheep of her conservative family. Yet while Aaron's presence reminds her of a past she'd rather forget, something in his eyes keeps drawing her in. Maybe it's the way his voice turns her molten. Or maybe it's because deep down inside, the ultra-smooth, polished Aaron Clarkson might be more than even Grace can handle . . . [Description from Goodreads.com]
My Review: First: Check out my review of Too Hot To Handle, the first book in the series. See how much I loved it? Yeah, this second book is just as good!
I don't know if I can properly express just how much I love this series. When I finished the first book, I was practically shaking - I needed the second book that badly. Knowing I would have a similar problem at the end of this book, I refused to allow myself to read the preview of the third book included in the back of Too Wild To Tame - at least, not yet. I love this family, I love how they're finding themselves, and where they fit in the Clarkson family as they go. Seeing the siblings bicker, fall apart, and then come together would be worth it alone - but the love story, oh yes. Tessa Bailey knows how to write an excellent love story. Aaron and Grace just fit. You can almost see them as two oddly shaped puzzle pieces, and somehow - they fit together just right to make a beautiful picture.
In the first book, Aaron could be quite annoying. He always acted older than he was, like he knew more than everyone else - overall, an arrogant jerk. But in Too Wild To Tame, we see a different side of him. He's lonely, he's hurt, and he acts so arrogant because he's a fixer, and he just wants to fix everyone's problems. There is a scene in which Aaron breaks down, and I wish I could go into details because it was so emotional, and so powerful, that I was tearing up. I've read several books by Tessa Bailey at this point, and she manages to do that to me every time. These characters feel so real, their stories so vivid, that it's hard to not feel their pain and anguish.
Too Hot To Handle remains one of my top reads of the year, if not of all time. I was a little worried that Too Wild To Tame would be a victim of the sophomore slump, and lose some of that magic - not at all! Book two is going on the favorites list. I already can't wait to re-read them in preparation for the third book, coming out next year.
Cover Lovin': Not only does it work perfectly with the first book in the series, Too Hot To Handle, but this cover is hot hot hot.
Recommendation: Too Wild To Tame can work just fine as a stand-alone. But since each book features a different family member, and the family dynamic is pretty important - reading Too Hot To Handle first is recommended.
Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars! (5/5) I loved this just as much as the first book, but in a different way. This book just about made me cry, and it certainly made me laugh. Another awesome book by Tessa Bailey!
Make sure to get your copies of Too Hot To Handle and Too Wild To Tame today!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~
Disclaimer: I received a free, advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.