Sharon’s review ~ Happenstance by Tessa Bailey

Posted November 8, 2022 by Sharon in Erotic, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments

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Sharon’s review ~ Happenstance by Tessa BaileyHappenstance by Tessa Bailey
on November 7, 2022
Genres: Erotic, Fiction, Multiple Partners, Reverse Harem, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 321
Format: eBook, Paperback
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4 Stars

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer comes a romantic comedy about an accidental relationship between three smitten men...and one commitment phobic woman.

Elise Brandeis has never won a Pulitzer—and she never will. At least not while she’s delivering sandwiches at the Gotham Times, instead of working there as an actual reporter. Her only shot at seeing her byline in print is to prove to the no nonsense managing editor that she has a nose for news. And she’s got just the story to grab her elusive attention.

Right after she delivers this turkey on ciabatta.

Chasing down leads brings Elise to Roosevelt Island, but just when the trail of clues begins to take shape, she gets stuck. Literally. On a cable car with three strangers who couldn’t be more different. An uptight rugby coach, a construction worker and a former adult film star she pretends not to recognize a little too well.

At first, Elise wants nothing more than to be rescued ASAP.

An hour later, everything has changed. By pure happenstance, four separate journeys have collided in an intense, meaningful way. Suddenly, disentangling their lives feels more impossible than winning that Pulitzer. Good thing Elise is too busy proving herself at work to consider three boyfriends. Nobody has time for that—even if they make giving in feel oh so right. But three heads are better than one and these loners will teach themselves to work together to win Elise over forever…

And more importantly, keep their dirty socks off her floor.

Tessa Bailey continues to impress me with her unique sense of humor, entertaining plot lines, and characters you can’t help but fall in love with (yes Tobias, even you).  ~ Sharon – Simply Love Books


When Tessa Bailey started talking about this book on social media as she was writing in I’ll admit I was thinking WTF? Yet as she continued to share about it, I knew I was going to have to read it just to see how it all turns out.  Happenstance is a reverse harem, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously.  Three men, one woman end up on a broken down Roosevelt Island cable car and there’s something about their dynamic that has them all wondering what if??  This book was funny, swoony, sweet, sexy, and just a freaking good time and I loved every minute of it.

Elise is a sandwich girl trying to become a reporter, I know it sounds wild and a bit weird, but that’s just her. She’s a commitment phobe to everything so when these three men want more with her she runs, but thanks to the quick thinking of one of the guys they know where to find her and boy do they. The guys could not be more different; Tobias – a British porn star who hides his pain behind smarmy one liners and sexual innuendo, Gabe – a sweet, construction worker with a bit of a self esteem problem but who has a heart of gold and klepto hands, and Banks – an ex professional rugby star and current coach of a team who gives off a very large and in charge vibe. They are all so different yet they all appeal to Elise in very different ways.

I absolutely loved watching these four go from strangers to friends and more, all while learning so much about each other and how to work within this relationship they embark on. It was a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride but there was enough fun and light moments to balance it out.

Tessa Bailey continues to impress me with her unique sense of humor, entertaining plot lines, and characters you can’t help but fall in love with (yes Tobias, even you).

4 Stars

About Tessa Bailey

New York Times Bestselling author Tessa Bailey can solve all problems except for her own, so she focuses those efforts on stubborn, fictional blue collar men and loyal, lovable heroines. She lives on Long Island avoiding the sun and social interactions, then wonders why no one has called. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of dirty talk,” by Entertainment Weekly, Tessa writes with spice, spirit, swoon and a guaranteed happily ever after.

Posted November 8, 2022 by Sharon in Erotic, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments