Review: Too Hot to Handle (Romancing the Clarksons #1) by Tessa Bailey
When rescue looks like a whole lot of trouble . . .
The road trip was definitely a bad idea. Having already flambéed her culinary career beyond recognition, Rita Clarkson is now stranded in God-Knows-Where, New Mexico, with a busted-ass car and her three temperamental siblings, who she hasn't seen in years. When rescue shows up---six-feet-plus of hot, charming sex on a motorcycle---Rita's pretty certain she's gone from the frying pan right into the fire . . .
Jasper Ellis has a bad boy reputation in this town, and he loathes it. The moment he sees Rita, though, Jasper knows he's about to be sorely tempted. There's something real between them. Something raw. And Jasper has only a few days to show Rita that he isn't just for tonight---he's forever.
Too Hot to Handle was a weird read for me. The writing style did not fit with the storyline at all and it was...strange. I kept thinking what is this??
Rita is taking a road trip with her siblings when her car breaks down in a small town and they run into Jasper, the town bad boy. Only he hates that reputation and he is not like that anymore. And right from the first moments Rita and Jasper are taken with each other, or something. I didn't see it. I didn't even see where they really were hot for each other. I just saw two people who were in the same place. It was so strange. I don't know why the writing didn't support any kind of connection between these two, but it didn't. So every time they would talk about how hot they are for each other, or when they did have sexy times, it was just...not good. I didn't buy it. It was odd.
Really none of the characters felt real to me. They were all these vague ideas of characters. They had some characteristics and things that happened to them, but they also felt like I was in a dream or something. I didn't get them or the storyline. I mean I understand what happens and what I was told, but it was way off for me. It didn't work for me at all.