Duke has been looming in the background for a while now, and his story is so worth the wait. The author did an impeccable job of creating a man who is a giver but doesn't see it; in fact, he thinks he's the opposite of a person who gives. He's self-deprecating but reliable, sturdy but strangely intuitive when someone needs bolstering. Growing up with four sisters, he's lacking a verbal filter and Sam finds that about as attractive as everything else about the man.
Sam was a sweetheart with morals. And a slamming sense of humor. From their first meeting, Duke and Samantha "get" each other in a way that makes getting married seem not so weird after just one day. And the wedding night? Off the charts. Then reality intrudes and things get gritty.
Love this series, this book, and this author. Well written dialogue that had me from the start, a definite mental picture of Hook, New Jersey, as well as the characters from previous books and the new ones just introduced. Using landmarks from previous books (like the church) makes it feel like my own home town; I know where I'm at. I stumbled on this author when she first started and I have to say, she consistently writes a phenomenal read. A must read if you're hooked like I am, and a must read if you're not. Just start at the beginning of her book list; you won't be sorry.
Factory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter in peace. Unfortunately, living with four divorcee sisters doesn’t provide much silence, nor does it change his stance on relationships. But when a fellow commitment-phobe stumbles into his life, getting him good and worked up, he can’t deny his protective instincts.
Samantha Waverly’s brother just put her in an impossible situation. The only way out? Marry huge, gruff, gladiator look-alike Duke—for show, of course. She doesn’t make promises—she knows too well how easily they can be broken—and this is no exception.
As the blistering attraction between them grows, the lines around the no-strings relationship blur. But Duke and Samantha’s marriage is only for show…or is it?
Each book in the Made in Jersey series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Crashed Out
Book #2 Thrown Down
Book #3 Worked Up