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Riskier Business by Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing the Line #.5
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC Genres: Contemporary
Ruby Elliott is finally on the right track and more importantly happy. She has left her life as a con and pool shark behind for the sexy NYPD Detective Troy Bennett. For Ruby and Troy it was lust at first sight. It may have seemed like a match made in hell in the beginning but in the end they fit together perfectly like two matching puzzle pieces.
Their happiness is about to be tested. Ruby and Troy face the return of her father. The man that taught her how to cheat and steal for a living is back with an offer she cannot refuse. If Ruby plays one last game and wins her father will tell her the identity of the mother she’s never known. This drives a wedge between Ruby and Troy because he doesn’t want her to have anything to do with her father. However, Ruby can’t let this chance pass her by and Troy sees that as her not trusting him. Will Ruby and Troy let the test drive them apart or bring them closer than ever?
We last saw Ruby and Troy in His Risk to Take from Ms. Bailey’s Line of Duty novels. Unfortunately, their HEA didn’t last very long which I makes sense because there was a lot from Ruby’s past left unresolved. Ruby has spent most of her life conning people out of their money with her father. When her father walks back into her life asking for a favor Ruby is conflicted but resolved. Ruby and Troy are a couple with staying power and it’s a good thing because they are being pushed to their limits in Riskier Business.
Ruby is still tough as nails but I like seeing her lean on Troy a bit. They still sizzle in and out of the bedroom but its the emotional scenes that stick out. I look forward to reading more in Bailey’s new Crossing the Line series.