Series: Crossing the Line

RISKING IT ALL by Tessa Bailey

RISKING IT ALL by Tessa BaileyRisking it All by Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing the Line #1
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC


Seraphina Newsom is working undercover trying to find the gangsters responsible for her brother’s death. She may be a bit in over her head but she will do whatever it takes even put her life in danger.  Suddenly, she finds herself alone in the middle of the most dangerous part of New York City.


Bowen Driscol is the reluctant gangster forced to take over his father’s criminal empire. Bowen isn’t exactly excited about his new gig. He is less excited when the NYPD blackmails him into protecting a newbie undercover agent gone rogue.  However, Bowen never counted on the way Seraphina would make him feel. Now, he will do whatever it takes to protect her.


Tessa Bailey’s Risking It All is racy seduction.  Seraphina and Bowen are both suffering emotionally in their own ways.  They need each other to heal their broken souls but they don’t realize it at first.  In fact, they go through quite a bit of drama.  Bowen and Seraphina are both strong-willed and eager to complete their own agenda. They both have to decide what is most important to them before the danger catches up to them. Risking It All is a thrilling passionate read.


RISKIER BUSINESS by Tessa BaileyRiskier Business by Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing the Line #.5
Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by:Publisher
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC


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.

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