Author: Tessa Bailey

HIS RISK TO TAKE by Tessa Bailey

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HIS RISK TO TAKE by Tessa BaileyHis Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty #2
Published by Entangled Brazen, Macmillan on 2013-05-13
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Pages: 184
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.

PROTECTING WHAT’S HIS by Tessa Bailey

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PROTECTING WHAT’S HIS by Tessa BaileyProtecting What's His by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty #1
Published by Entangled Brazen, Macmillan on 2013-02-25
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 274
Reviewed by Miranda

She’s running from the law, and the law wants her bad.The opportunity was just too damn delicious for Ginger Peet to pass up. The purse full of money she finds—$50,000 to be exact—could give her and her teen sister the new start they need. So she grabs the cash, her gothy sibling, and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton, and blows outta Nashville in a cloud of dust. Chicago, here we come...Turns out, Chicago has some pretty hot cops. Hot, intense, naughty-lookin’ cops like Derek Tyler, who looks like he could eat a girl up and leave her begging for more. And more. Tempting as he is, getting involved with the sexy homicide lieutenant next door poses a teensy problem for a gal who’s on the lam. But one thing is certain—Derek’s onto her, and he wants more than just a taste. And as far as he’s concerned, possession is nine-tenths of the law.

Ginger Peet has been taking care of her teenage sister for years.  She wants something more for her sister, and when a bundle of money drops in her lap she knows now is the time to start over somewhere new.  Ginger and her sister leave Nashville and land in Chicago.  Ginger has never been a big fan of cops but it seems Chicago is full of hot ones.  It really is too bad she’s on the run.

Derek Tyler is intrigued by the sexy woman that just moved in next door. She is like a puzzle he needs to figure out and a gift in dire need of unwrapping.  However, Ginger is making it difficult for Derek to get close.  Determined as ever, Derek is willing to do whatever it takes to unravel the mysterious Ginger.

Protecting What’s His by Tessa Bailey is a sensual and hilarious good time.  Ms. Bailey has a unique way of bringing humor into her hot stories.  Ginger and her sister own this life-sized Dolly Parton statue and the scenes that include this statue are so darn funny!  The connection between Ginger and Derek is sweet and irresistible. These two make a great couple. I just love how great Derek is with Ginger’s sister. Protecting What’s His does have some suspenseful elements and they add nicely to the story.  Derek gets to bring out his Alpha side seducing the reader even more. The Line of Duty stories are proving to be captivating.

OFFICER OFF LIMITS by Tessa Bailey

OFFICER OFF LIMITS by Tessa Bailey

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OFFICER OFF LIMITS by Tessa BaileyOfficer Off Limits (A Line of Duty Novel) by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty
Published by Entangled Brazen on 2013-06-10
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 250
Reviewed by Miranda

His need to possess her is non-negotiable. Story Brooks’ fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn't bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it’s too late.Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never, not once, been refused by a woman, so when a debate over hospital snack foods with a delectable kindergarten teacher ends in flat-out rejection, he makes it his mission to seduce her. His only obstacle? She’s the daughter of his mentor who implicitly forbade Daniel from pursuing her. Despite her father’s warnings and Daniel’s troubled past, Daniel and Story can’t resist their intense attraction to one another. But when the reason for her fiancé’s abrupt wedding cancellation comes to light, can Story and Daniel's already forbidden relationship survive?

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Story Brooks just got dumped by her fiancé. A bad way to end an evening for sure but it gets worse as she gets a call that her hostage negotiator father has been rushed to the ER.  They might not have the closest relationship but Story races to her father’s beside non the less! A stay with her father might be just the thing she needs to put some distance between her and her ex-fiancé.  The last thing Story expected was to be engulfed with lust.

Daniel Chase, hostage negotiator has learned from the best.  When his mentor is rushed to the hospital Daniel is right there with him.  Known for his playboy ways Daniel is caught off guard when a sexy firecracker turns him down at the hospital vending machine.  Daniel wasn’t prepared for the intense effect this woman has on him.  He also never expected the woman to be his mentor’s only daughter. Daniel’s body aches for Story but how can he pursue her when the only man he’s ever respected warns him away?

Is it an itch that needs to be scratched or is there something deeper between Story and Daniel? Find out in Officer Off Limits.

Author Tessa Bailey ignites the pages in Officer Off Limits.  The fiery passion between Story and Daniel has an intense effect on the reader making it impossible to quit this book until the end.  Ms. Bailey manages not only to create palpable chemistry between her hero and heroine and sizzling sex scenes but she also gives us one hell of a story. 

The beginning of Officer Off Limits had me laughing out loud.  Story proves to be a strong woman who can hold her own within the first few pages. The secondary storyline between Story and her father is compelling.  I also enjoyed the relationship between Daniel and Story’s father, it added another emotional element to the novel.  While Officer Off Limits is categorized as an erotic novel it’s not simply that.  This story gives the reader much more.  I’m Joyfully Recommending Officer Off Limits because out of all the stories I have read this year Officer Off Limits is the one I tell everyone they need to buy! It has romance, sex, laughs, emotion and more.  Tessa Bailey sets the bar high I can’t wait to read what she writes next!

ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Tessa Bailey

ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Tessa Bailey

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ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Tessa BaileyAsking for Trouble by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty
Published by Macmillan on 2013-11-25
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 250
Reviewed by Miranda

Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family's charities. He's a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together, the mutual attraction simmering beneath the surface of Brent and Hayden's non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it won't be the last, as far as Brent's concerned.Hayden has a secret, though. Her father's company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden's marriage to the CEO's wealthy son can secure the deal. If she's to protect her family, she'll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.

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He thinks she is a snob…

Brent Mason is a cop who plays with explosives during the day and a handy mechanic at night. Brent works two jobs trying to help his sister get through college.  He is a smooth operator with the ladies but his rough edges always get caught on his buddy’s wife’s best friend Hayden Winstead.

She thinks he is a jerk…

Hayden Winstead spends much of her days giving back to society.  She knows what it’s like to be on the receiving side of charity.  Her “father” is actually her uncle. He took her and her mother in when she was a child.  He raised her as his own and offered her a life most only dream of.  Now she does what she can to make others’ lives better. Not much gets to Hayden but there is something about Brent Mason that causes her inner witch to come out.

Opposites attract…

Brent and Hayden finally decide to take their aggression out on each other and once they do there is no going back.  One night turns into more as Brent and Hayden discover the passion that lies underneath but these two opposites have more to overcome than their attitudes.  Can these two overcome the roadblocks standing between them? Find out in Asking For Trouble.

Tessa Bailey outdoes herself in the latest Line of Duty novel, Asking For Trouble.  I didn’t think Officer Off Limits could be topped but Ms. Bailey brings on the heat and emotion with Brent and Hayden’s story in Asking For Trouble.  I actually began reading this in the car on the way to a short weekend vacation.  Which wasn’t the greatest idea since I then had to wait to finish for two whole days!! I couldn’t wait to get back to Brent and Hayden’s romance because it is simply fantastic.  So when I got home I dared anyone to bother me while I read. :)

Asking For Trouble pulled me in with the sexy aggressive fireworks between Brent and Hayden but it held me because of the deep emotions the characters were going through.  Brent is an aggressive alpha male who dominates in life but knows how to let a woman rule in the bedroom.  Hayden grows into her own throughout the novel.  She learns the power of control and love.  I love these two!  They have some of the hottest scenes I’ve read in a long time.  Asking For Trouble excited me because is it a love story, there are no big action scenes or paranormal hubbub.  Ms. Bailey’s saucy banter, delicious characters and sensual scenes make Asking For Trouble a five star novel.  Please keep the Line of Duty novels coming because it’s the best series I’ve read this year and I cannot wait for more!! 

STAKING HIS CLAIM by Tessa Bailey

STAKING HIS CLAIM by Tessa Bailey

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STAKING HIS CLAIM by Tessa BaileyStaking His Claim (A Line of Duty Novel) by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty #5
Published by Entangled Brazen on 2014-02-03
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 250
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…

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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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