The team’s resident linebacker, Jerimiah, has gotten used to making people uncomfortable. He’s huge, intimidating and doesn’t have a lot to say. Until he meets Birdie. Now he can’t seem to stop talking, if only so she’ll say more. And stay a little bit longer. To be fair, she doesn’t really have a choice, since they just got locked in the basement together at a frat party…
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
“Prince Charming was a chump. Wreck-It-Ralph is more my type.”
Halfway Girl is another hit from the talented Tessa Bailey, Queen of hot and sexy romances and this one had a lot of heart.
Birdie Bristow is away at college, trying to keep the memory of her sister alive by doing things she would have loved. This leads her to rushing for a sorority and going to a college frat party where she meets Jeremiah and the connection is instantaneous for them both. Jeremiah, a giant linebacker of a guy (yum) looks intimidating but Birdie sees something more and is intrigued enough to follow him to the basement when he goes to run an errand. One thing leads to another and they can’t deny the attraction and end up spending a very hot few moments before reality sets in and they have to reluctantly separate. But neither one is willing for it be the end of something more.
“You told me you felt something in the kitchen. The night we met. That was me, handing you my heart. You felt the weight of it. You knew. Give me yours now.”
The characters work beautifully together. They open the eyes of the other to stop holding themselves back from what they want most and form a relationship that strengthens them both. It is a short novella but the story is so good. Lots of heat, of course, but both characters are endearing and made you love them. I also loved seeing Jason and Naomi from Getaway Girl so we can get a little more of their HEA. This was a great read and can’t wait for more books from Tessa Bailey.
“I’m your man, Birdie. Not going to ask for a yes on that-it’s true whether you say it or not. I’m fucking yours.”