STAKING HIS CLAIM by Tessa BaileyStaking His Claim (A Line of Duty Novel) by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty #5
Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by:Author
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC

Reviewed by Miranda

He wants her. All of her.NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is in Hell. Instead of driving his best friend’s little sister home from college, he’s stuck with her roommate—a fresh-faced ray-of-sunshine with a body that makes grown men weep. There’s no way he’ll allow himself to taint the little vixen, no matter how hard she tries to tempt him, so he resigns himself to the longest—and hardest—drive of his life.Matt’s obvious attraction suits grad student Lucy Mason just fine. She had no idea her brother’s best friend was so deliciously hot. Knowing he’d never have his wicked way with his buddy’s sister, she lies about her identity and seduces him. But Matt’s no fumbling college boy. His desires run deep—and dark—and he wants to teach Lucy what wicked really means.Matt’s demanding appetites only make Lucy want more. But when her cover's blown, he’s furious—even as his hunger for her becomes insatiable. Matt can’t trust anyone, least of all himself. And he knows all too well that darkness always destroys the light…



NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is the strong silent type. When he is asked to pick up his best friend’s little sister from college he agrees. However, it is the last thing he wants to do. He arrives to discover instead of his friend’s sister her roommate; a vixen that makes Matt hot and bothered in all the right places. How is he going to handle hours in the car with her?

Lucy Mason is sad her roommate ditched her and now she has to ride back to the city with her brother’s cop friend. Things change when she sees how deliciously hot her brother’s friend is. Knowing he wouldn’t give her a chance, she poses as her roommate and quickly devises a plan to seduce him!

Attraction sparks in all the right places! What will Matt do when he discovers the woman driving him wild is actually his best friend’s little sister? Will they be enemies for life or find everlasting love?

I love love love Tessa Bailey’s Line of Duty Novels and I am so sad that this is the last in the series. However, in Staking His Claim Ms. Bailey sends her wonderful characters out with a bang! Matt and Lucy make the words on the page dance a sexy tango.  Ms. Bailey seduces her readers with passionate characters and real life scenarios.  I could absolutely feel the frustration and attraction from Matt when he discovered the woman he had been with is not who he thought.  This is one of the things I love about these novels.  It is hard for a writer to make her readers feel what the characters do but Ms. Bailey does it magically. Staking His Claim weaves beautifully sensual scenes with strong characters and smart plotlines. In other words, it’s fanta-bulous! 🙂

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