Author: Tessa Bailey

RISKIER BUSINESS by Tessa Bailey

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RISKIER BUSINESS by Tessa BaileyRiskier Business by Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing the Line #.5
Published by Entangled Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMiranda

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.

PROTECTING WHAT’S THEIRS by Tessa Bailey

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PROTECTING WHAT’S THEIRS by Tessa BaileyProtecting What's Theirs by Tessa Bailey
Series: Line of Duty Novella
Published by Entangled Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Reviewed by Miranda

Ginger Peet and Derek Tyler are heading towards different stages in their relationship.  They are happy living together and Ginger has some special news for her Lieutenant but he refuses to listen.  Derek closes Ginger out instead of sharing the truth with her.  A bad guy returns to Chicago and Derek thinks putting distance between himself and Ginger is the right move.

 

Ginger’s insecurities return the longer Derek is absent from her life.  She starts to think the worst.  If Derek and Ginger don’t share the secrets they are keeping, this relationship could have a disastrous end.

 

This novella is a follow up to the first Line of Duty novel from Author Tessa Baily, Protecting What’s His.   Protecting What’s Theirs is a fantastic follow up to Ginger and Derek’s love story.  I absolutely love this couple.  While the sex is absolutely sinful in the most sensational ways it’s Ginger’s vulnerability & quirkiness combined with Derek’s dirty talking Alpha “she is mine” attitude that brings this reader back for more.

UNFIXABLE by Tessa Bailey

UNFIXABLE by Tessa Bailey

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UNFIXABLE by Tessa BaileyUnfixable by Tessa Bailey
Published by Entangled Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Reviewed by Miranda

Willa Peet won the trip of a lifetime! She gets to spend a month in Ireland at the Claymore Inn.  The trip couldn’t come at a more perfect time. Willa’s sister Ginger is starting her much deserved family after raising Willa when their mother went AWOL.  Willa is so happy for her sister and yet she is a bit lost. She doesn’t feel right in her skin anymore. She broke up with the boyfriend who was intent to mold her into someone else and got on a plane to Ireland. She never expected what came next!

 

Shane Claymore lives for the rush of racing his Formula One car. However, since the death of his father he has been forced to abandon racing, come home and run the Inn with his sister.  Shane is determined to get things in order with the Inn and sell it to the highest bidder.  His sister Faith hates the thought of losing the Inn and the only home she has known.  Shane isn’t concerned with her opinion.  He only cares about making sure she doesn’t get into any trouble!  His definition of trouble drastically changes as he tries to pick up the wild, smart ass American that will be staying at the Inn for a month.

 

When Willa and Shane meet it is reminiscent of the “Thrilla in Manilla” fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Fraser.  There is one major difference…as Willa and Shane spar the heat rises and an unforgettable love story is born.

 

Tessa Bailey makes magic with Unfixable!  I had the honor of meeting Willa in an earlier book of Bailey’s, Protecting What’s His.  Willa and her sister Ginger where running from a dark past. And while their time in Chicago definitely helped Willa doesn’t come into her own until she’s in Ireland.  Willa is forced to discover what will make her happy.  Willa definitely doesn’t like that she is drawn to the stubborn and sexy Shane.

 

Shane is in the opposite situation. He believes he knows exactly what will make him happy and that is getting rid of the family Inn.  He wants to race, he’s good at it and he needs that feeling of accomplishment.  He doesn’t expect the feisty American girl to mess with his head so much.

 

Ms. Bailey has written a story that takes possession of the reader, pulls them into the mind of a strong, yet conflicted young woman and then brings them on the ride of a lifetime in Unfixable!  This is the type of story that inspires women to charge forward.  It is possible to find your own happily-ever-after in this country or the next. :)  Willa and Shane challenge and encourage each other.  Their passion never fades as the story unfolds in Unfixable.

 

Tessa Bailey’s Unfixable is a shining star in the New Adult genre.

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 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.

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 on 2013-02-25
Genres: Contemporary
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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ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Tessa Bailey

ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Tessa Bailey

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STAKING HIS CLAIM by Tessa Bailey

STAKING HIS CLAIM by Tessa Bailey

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