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His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty #2
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC on 2013-05-13
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Miranda
The greater the risk, the hotter the reward…Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation with the Chicago PD for being fearless and in control—until the night his daredevil partner is killed during a raid. From that moment on, he swears he’ll never again be responsible for the loss of a loved one. To escape his demons, Troy transfers to the NYPD, bringing him up close and personal with Ruby Elliott, a beautiful, street-savvy pool hustler. Reckless and stubbornly independent, Ruby embodies everything Troy’s avoiding, but when she walks into the pub he’s at with his new coworkers and blows his carefully laid plans to hell, Troy knows he has to have her—risks be damned. But there’s a connection between Ruby’s shadowed past and a case Troy’s working involving a notorious Brooklyn felon, throwing her safety into jeopardy. Confronted with his biggest fear, will Troy push Ruby away to keep her safe or fight to keep her in his arms where she belongs?
Ruby Elliot knows her way around the streets. She’s known for her pool hustling skills but New York homicide cop Troy Bennett wants to get to know her in the biblical sense. Troy’s a recent transfer from Chicago. He thinks the relocation will help him overcome the tragedy he left behind. However, he doesn’t anticipate his attraction to Ruby bringing forth all of his fears. Can Ruby and Troy make their steamy relationship work or will he let go of love because of his fear?
His Risk to Take is a sexy suspenseful treat. While this is not my favorite Line of Duty novel, I did enjoy it greatly. Ms. Bailey’s pen is definitely gifted. She knows how to give her readers hot alpha cops dripping with sex appeal. One thing I love about His Risk to Take is Ruby. Ruby is tough as nails and smart as a whip. Her scenes with Troy are hot and emotional. She is also unique. Tessa Bailey knows how to make her characters stand out from the crowd and she knows how to bathe them in sex pheromones. You won’t be disappointed with a Tessa Bailey novel.