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BAITING THE MAID OF HONOR (A Wedding Dare Novel) by TESSA BAILEY

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SYNOPSIS

He’ll own her from the very first touch.

Julie Piper and Reed Lawson have nothing in common. She’s a people-pleasing sorority girl hiding behind her perfect mask. He’s a take-no-prisoners SWAT commander who isolates himself from the world. But when they’re forced together at their friends’ posh destination wedding, one thing is clear—Reed wants Julie more than he wants his next breath. Which is why he’s not about to stand by when she’s dared to seduce another man.

Julie wants neat, tidy sex, so she could get back to what she does best—making everybody else happy. She never expected to slip into a dark bedroom and have her mind blown by rough, demanding hands, and a sinfully filthy mouth—neither of which belong to the best man.

One night should have been all Reed needed to get the blond temptress out of his system, but when one taste is nowhere near enough, he’ll be forced confront the effects of his hellish past. One that may push Julie away forever…just when he realizes he can’t live without her.

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Baiting the maid of honorReviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G: 4.5 perfect escape stars!

Jenny:  No doubt about it, Tessa Bailey never fails to deliver a steamy, no holds barred sexy story and her hot alpha males are written to perfection!  Once again this lady delivered and I loved this book!

Reed Lawson….holy hell! I won’t be forgetting him in a hurry. This virile and very alpha SWAT Commander doesn’t mess around. When he wants something he goes after it and when he spies the very proper Southern Julie Lawson look out!  Reed doesn’t do the woo so he relies on his dominant and dirty talking ways to win Julie over.  They say it’s the quiet ones you have to watch and our Julie was a bit of a dark horse and didn’t Reed just love it!

“I don’t want to be treated like a lady.”

The cat and mouse between Reed and Julie was delicious! I loved every minute and to say Reed brought out the wild side in Julie is a bit of an understatement. The sexual chemistry was explosive and then some wasn’t it Gitte?

Gitte: Absolutely YES it really was, Jenny. Thing is about Tessa Bailey, you know what you’re going to get. It does what it says on the tin, and I bloody love it EVERY time. She has a certain style and her stories always have crazy hot nookie, a brilliant heroine and a dominant alpha male that would scare you in real life but that you can’t help falling in love with and swoon over.

‘Women like her didn’t dirty their hands with men like him.’

So yeah, another reason why Tessa Bailey remains a one-click Author for me!

‘She’d spent too long fixing everyone else. Now she had no idea how to fix herself.’

Julie was very prim and proper; a Southern Belle who solely existed to please everyone else. I felt so sorry for her through various stages of this story and then felt empowered right alongside her.

‘She wouldn’t be that girl again. Worrying about things she couldn’t change.’

And yeah, like you said Jenny, Reed the exact opposite, in every way I suppose, brought something out of her. He truly unleashed the wanton and confident woman hiding in Julie; creating fireworks every time they were together. What a perfectly messed up match they made!

Jenny: Reed Lawson – be still my beating heart (among other things)! What a MAN! He may lack in the romantic stakes but flipping ‘eck what he more than made up for it with his bedroom prowess and other attributes!

“If you only knew the things I want to do to you, pixie, you’d already be underneath me with your legs in the air, screaming loud enough to shatter glass.”

Pass the smelling salts! This was such an addictive and sexy read from a lady who never fails to hit the mark with her erotic romances and will always be a 1click for me. Every time!

“Would you like me to take your pants off now so you can really be impressed?”

Oh I was impressed Reed! I was VERY impressed!

Gitte: Yep, let’s add another hot-blooded sexy arse cocky male to our long book boyfriend list. A list that sees all of Tessa Bailey’s heroes on it!

‘The man was flat-out dangerous for her sanity.’

Sure, the man hasn’t quite got the ‘woo’ but he sure has the WOW factor. Tessa writes a blinding male character, there’s always a vulnerability hiding behind that scowling arse-hole brawn exterior!

“Know what I think, baby? You love making my cock hard.

You’ve been living for it since that first night.”

Yes, Reed is a dirty talker, he’s brooding and domineering. But, the man recognises something in Julie and immediately want to protect and own. Seriously, what’s not to love about any of this?!

**ARC provided by author, with thanks, in exchange for an honest review**

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UNFIXABLE by TESSA BAILEY

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SYNOPSIS

A new adult novel from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…

He’s the last thing she wants…but the only thing she needs.

Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup,she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.

Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.

But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

Jenny: 4.5 Stars
Gitte: 4 Stars

“Above all, love is stubborn as hell.”

Jenny:  When I’m after a nice naughty read with guts, I know Tessa Bailey is my go to girl. She sure knows how to steam up a Kindle doesn’t she Gitte?  I’ve loved everything this author has written, and I have to say Unfixable is up there as one of my favourite to date. It was swoony, sweet, funny, romantic and sexy. What more could I have asked for! Whilst it may not have been as heat inducing as her other reads, it was certainly up there on the sexy scale and Shane Claymore!! Wowsers!! That guy was something else!

“That’s right, girl. Scream my fucking name. Only mine.” – Shane

I love it when you read a book in one sitting, when you’re completely swept up in the story, the characters and the setting and that’s exactly how I was all the way through Unfixable. I felt as though I’d taken a brief holiday in Ireland, met some wonderfully warm, endearing and giggle worthy characters, enjoyed some romance that made me giddy and had to demist my Kindle once or twice!

“I thought Ireland was the land of one thousand welcomes.” – Willa
“I’m knocking it down to nine-hundred ninety nine.” – Shane

The one liners floored me and well….it was an afternoon well spent and I bloody loved this book Gitte!

Gitte: Tessa Bailey will always be a one-click Author for me. Her stories have everything I love to experience, feel and swoon over. Unfixable was no exception and once again her writing swept me up and flawlessly carried me right to the end. Though it is very different in some respect to her previous work, it didn’t have any bearing on how I felt upon finishing. I loved the story of Willa and Shane, but I have to admit it wasn’t my favourite by Tessa Bailey. Nevertheless I swooned and I was invested in the characters and their emotional self-discovery journey.

“It’s inevitable, Willa. We are inevitable. When you stop fooling yourself, come find me.” – Shane

I absolutely loved the setting; Ireland induces a sense of romance and nostalgia I suppose. The banter and humour was spot on and had me laughing and reminiscing. The pub setting, the people, well I was game, so I was. There’s never a dull night in an Irish pub that’s for sure.

“Irish men are a complicated sort. They’ll knock you on your arse when you’re not looking.” – Orla

Jenny: We first met Willa, the strong willed teenage sister of Ginger Peet in Protecting What’s His. Willa is fleeing a rather painful breakup and is of the opinion she is incapable of love. She feels damaged and needs to find herself again. Where better than in Dublin, Ireland. Hey, we could think of worse places to find yourself, and let’s face it, who could be lucky enough to end up at the Claymore Inn, which is currently being run by the hot and gorgeous Shane Claymore who is on hiatus from the Formula One Circuit. Insert heavy, breathy sigh…

“You can’t fix me with a few magic words.” – Willa
“Willa….there’s nothing to fix.” – Shane

It’s pretty much hate at first sight for Willa and Shane with lots of lots of sexual chemistry and romantic moments throw in and I savoured every moment! These two sizzled whenever they were in the vicinity of one another and I was shouting ‘do it, for the love of god, do it!’ to my Kindle! And when they do…..holy smokes it was as hot as you thought it would be!

“One more thing, Willa………if I can’t touch you, then neither can that fucker.” – Shane

There is so much I loved about Unfixable. I pondered and felt sad at the prospect of Willa having to head back to Chicago once her Dublin adventure came to an end. I fell in love with the quirky characters I met along the way. I revelled in Willa and Shane’s cat and mouse chase as they shed their issues and realise something that was right under their nose, but does it come too late?

“That’s right girl. Fight me. Show me you give a damn.” – Shane

I was with Shane and Willa every step of the way. I know you felt a little differently to me on this Gitte and we both did have a little issue in regards to Shane’s age didn’t we?

Gitte: Willa’s had a real rough and heart-breaking start in life; yet she’s had the love and support from her sister Ginger when it mattered.

“Love comes in many forms. It’s not always sweet. Or comfortable. Sometimes it’s selfish and consuming. Volatile. It makes choices for you. It demands you obey it, not taking no for an answer. And it’s usually right. It knows you better than you know yourself.” Ginger

Their relationship is beautiful and I remember how much love, affection and support Ginger showed Willa from the moment they got away from their troubles. Willa has issues, boy does she have emotional hang-ups. She tried to change for love yet failed prior to her ‘escape’ to Ireland.

“If someone like you tries, you don’t fail. Deep down you really didn’t want to change.” – Shane

I understood why, yet found her ‘hating’ attitude towards others and herself rather over the top. Especially upon meeting Shane who actually saw straight through her. I guess for me it didn’t quite correlate with her obvious sweet and vulnerable side. The rudeness was out of character in my opinion and was focused upon too much in order to fit a romantic story-line with the whole cat-mouse theme you mentioned, Jenny. Leaving her feisty would have been enough in my opinion.

You hated me.” – Willa

“Never. Not for a second. God, I never had a fucking chance.” – Shane

I absolutely LOVED Kitty and adored Faith. I thought they were fab characters, especially Kitty. Her story is so sad, yet the way in which it is written with interwoven humour is classic! I’d love to have Faith’s story with her musician boyfriend. What a laugh those blokes were!

Now, as for Shane, deary me, he was incredibly lush, so much so I would have loved an insight into his head early on in the story! Why did he display so much anger towards Willa upon meeting? What had his hackles rising? Because if it was sexual tension only, it just didn’t carry over to me. And really…how old was he, Jenny? Did I miss this information? Because I really needed to know this, in some respects, to understand some of his behaviour in the beginning. His story too is quite sad and heart-breaking, yet his persona is intriguing and oh so sexy! I may have melted several times!!

‘Shane Claymore kisses me like the world is ending.’ – Willa

So, reading over this, I guess it sounds somewhat negative. It really isn’t, what it shows is that whilst it did take me a while to get into Unfixable because of the issues I mentioned above, I did form an emotional connection to the characters and understand their struggles and consequential behaviour. This through the beautiful heartfelt and humorous writing of Tessa Bailey. Oh and let’s not forget, Tessa ROCKS the heat factor. We didn’t get as much this time round but what we got was HOT! Also, being back with Ginger and Derek was just the icing on the cake in the end!

Jenny & Gitte: We love it when we read a book and feel the same and relive every moment while discussing, but we equally love it when we finish a book and have differing opinions on some aspects of the story. That makes book discussion time fun! However, there is one thing we both agree on and that is, this author sure can write a story! Tessa Bailey will always be a 1click for us and we absolutely recommend picking up Unfixable!

“How do you manage to see the best in everyone, Willa, but only the worst in yourself?” – Shane

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

UNFIXABLE by TESSA BAILEY
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STAKING HIS CLAIM (Line of Duty #5) by TESSA BAILEY

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SYNOPSIS

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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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

G&J: 4.5 Stars

G&J: Well what more can we say about Tessa Bailey and her heroes that we haven’t already said? We’ve loved every single story and every single hero. Tessa rocks at writing pure sexy raw indulgence. What this Author crams into a short story is fantastic, it really is. When you need a hit of something hot, passionate, thrilling and drama laden there’s not much better than a shot of Tessa Bailey that’s for sure. Even her heroines are ace; they sparkle and they’re completely lovable. Every story ticks all the right boxes for that much needed quickie we all desire every so often…yes, pun intended!

In this fifth instalment we finally get the story of NYPD sniper Matt Donovan who’s been a bit of an enigma. Matt, Matt, Matt….you had us wanting to throw our knickers at you and jump into a submissive pose. Because bloody hell you command every scene you’re in; the imposing presence, your dirty filthy mouth and your *cough* talents had us squirming whilst reading.

‘Take it slow. Don’t scare her.’

‘His needs had been locked up so tight for so damn long.’

Once again there’s a convincing chemistry between the hero and heroine. The intensity and the sexual tension between Matt and Lucy was smouldering.  We felt it and we believed it. Matt tries to be everything he truly isn’t and he fights tooth and nail not to fall for the delectable Lucy who’s not only his mate’s sister but who’s also innocence personified in Matt’s eyes.

‘Alone was the best place for him.’

Well that, right there is why their attraction was so hot and intense, because it was a case of opposite attracts. Matt has a vulnerability which stems from a previous relationship gone wrong. He was made to feel like a ‘deviant’ by a woman he cared deeply for, leaving emotional scars. So when he falls in lust for the sweet pure Lucy he tries his utmost not to touch her.

‘Forbidden was the only way to describe her. Forbidden to him.’

Where Matt is controlled and in command of his professional life. Lucy is a thrill seeker and a bubble of fun who grabs life by the scruff of the neck. She lives under the cloud of a label which has caused insecurities, however, she knows what she wants in life.

‘He’d mastered her completely…’

Neither is the other’s ‘usual type’ but the attraction is immediate and of high level intensity as each discover things about themselves by the hand and the guidance of the other.

“Jesus. You’re begging me for it aren’t you. Beg harder.”

“More, Matt. Please.”

Yeah Matt, more please, because wow….That. Is. All!!!!

*ARC received for an honest review*


IN THE LINE OF DUTY SERIES can be purchased below

PROTECTING WHAT’S HIS BOOK ONE : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
HIS RISK TO TAKE BOOK TWO  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
OFFICER OFF LIMITS BOOK THREE  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ASKING FOR TROUBLE BOOK FOUR   : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
STAKING HIS CLAIM BOOK FIVE  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK


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ASKING FOR TROUBLE (Line of Duty #4) by TESSA BAILEY

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SYNOPSIS

Pretending to be in love has never felt so sexy.
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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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte 

Gitte: 5 Stars
Jenny: 4.5 Stars

Gitte: So there’s no question, every time Tessa Bailey comes out with a book I know I’m going to love it before I even read that first page. Yes, that’s how much complete faith I have in this lady and how sure I am that I’ll fall in love with her characters. I know she’ll make me swoon, clench, and lust after her male hero. I know I’ll sympathise, connect and love her strong yet vulnerable; sassy and sometimes quirky heroine. The story, well the story I’ll love because this Author manages to achieve in few words exactly what was intended. To make the reader feel, fall in love, laugh, swoon and most of all she takes the reader away to that happy place where pure indulgence can be devoured. Seriously this lady excels at that satisfying filthy talking passionate quickie we all sometimes need, pun totally intended!!

‘Brent had a rough-and-tumble quality to him that Hayden imagined drew women like bees to honey…’

This series is HOT, it has humour, lots of dirty talking and fantastic characters that all seem one way on appearance yet all have such depth and a heart that just wants to be loved, wanting to find its soul mate.

Asking for Trouble is another blindingly brilliant addition to this series and it’s one that can be re-read and enjoyed over and over, the dialogue is flawless, the pacing of story and character development spot on.

‘Since the night they met, the two of them had mixed about as well as orange juice and toothpaste. He rigged explosives for the NYPD Emergency Service Unit. She flitted about all day organizing charity functions and dinner parties for Manhattan’s elite..’

You loved it to didn’t you Jenny?!

Jenny: I certainly did G!! What’s not to love about a Tessa Bailey smoking hot dirty talking alpha cop book?  This author is fast becoming one of my favourite authors because like you, I know I’m going to enjoy whatever she brings to the table. Well, 4 out of 4 books we’ve enjoyed so far so the odds are in our enjoyment favour I’d say!!

The Line of Duty books always seem to pop up after we’ve just come off a  pretty heavy emotional read we relish every morsel of them. Asking For Trouble was a knicker changing, heat inducing read that had me escaping into the naughty world of the Line of Duty cops and dear lord did Brent deliver the goods or what…..”You need a good tongue-fucking, duchess.” – Lucky bloody Duchess I say!! Sign me up!

Brent was certainly one of our favourite naughty talkers and we were highlighting his filth like crazy! In fact I think we pretty much highlighted the same quotes G!  😉 I really did love this story. This one Asking for Trouble had enough emotion to keep my heart in check and the connection and chemistry between Hayden and Brent kept my pulse racing!

Gitte: So, do you fancy a bit of passionate hot kink with handcuffs? A sweet, strong and genuine heroine who suffers from preconceived social stereotyping perception? Fancy a LUSH ‘blower-up of shit’ protective and sensitive hero with a wicked sarcastic sense of humour

“I hate these stockings.

Don’t ever stop wearing them.”

Oh and a penchant for dirty talk well….Brent’s your man.

 “If you have any doubt about my ability to fuck the ever-loving sarcasm right out of you, I’ll be happy to clear it up.”

“I’m a big man, Hayden, and I fuck twice as long, and twice as hard. You’ll get used to it. And then you won’t be able to stand in the same room as me without wanting a ride.”

This guy is a perfectly written alpha kick arse hero who has a heart of pure gold and a singing voice that rivals Bette Midler, yeah I was so caught up in their story that these characters became real and I heard them in my head!

‘This Hayden, the one making dorky-sweet puns that called to his inner goofball, was beginning to feel real to him and he couldn’t allow that to happen. Tonight couldn’t lead anywhere…’

Bloody brilliant Tessa Bailey, once again you delivered, as if there was ever any doubt, and you nailed it lady!!!

“You are an enormous dick.”

“Correction. I have an enormous—–“

Bring on the next instalment!!! We can’t wait….right Jenny?!

Jenny: I’m always ready for these books G and will 1click at every opportunity.  Oh dear god….he sings too!!  This extremely hot, dirty talking alpha mountain of a man was written to perfection. Bossy without being a dick, dirty without making you cringe….yep, Tessa Bailey nailed it alright and I loved every minute.  Not to mention that this  man certainly knows how to pleasure a woman!!

“Next time you need me, wake me up.”  “You don’t spend a minute unsatisfied in my bed. Understand?” – Brent

Oh okay Brent, if you insist!!  If I was Hayden I’d be sleeping with a bucket of ice cubes next to the bed!!!

Hayden with her sarky wit was more than a match for our straight shooting Brent and was an absolute delight. I loved her sassiness and I relished  watching the woman beneath the glossy exterior come into her own as she discovered herself and the sensuality she kept hidden. The banter between these two was so much fun, the cheekiness of the pair was uplifting and they won me over completely.

“Stop whistling, Flo. You’re scaring people. When a man your size whistles, he’s just chopped up half the cast of a horror film.” – Hayden

Asking for Trouble was another fun, seductive and very satisfying addition to a series we love!

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

 


IN THE LINE OF DUTY SERIES can be purchased below

PROTECTING WHAT’S HIS BOOK ONE : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
HIS RISK TO TAKE BOOK TWO  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
OFFICER OFF LIMITS BOOK THREE  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ASKING FOR TROUBLE BOOK FOUR   : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
STAKING HIS CLAIM BOOK FIVE  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK


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OFFICER OFF LIMITS (Line of Duty #3) by TESSA BAILEY

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SYNOPSIS

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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Review by Jenny & Gitte

Gitte: Tessa Bailey has a formula and it’s a formula that works! I loved this story, as I have every single one in this series.  Again, it’s a short hit of well written characters in a great story doused with emotion, passion, drama and thrills.

We have Daniel, the epitome of alpha maleness; gorgeous cocky and sexy, he pulls no punches.  Oh and he has one heck of a filthy mouth, LOVED him! Then we have the sweet, quick witted and feisty Story who’s his perfect match as she takes no nonsense and sees straight through our Daniel.

The connection between Daniel and Story was intense and passionate. Neither saw it for what it could become, rather it came at a time when, each for their own reason, needed something the other could provide. Story has just come out of an engagement as her fiancée broke it off two weeks before their wedding.  And Daniel….well he’s a player and hides his true self behind this facade.

When these two meet, the atmosphere is pretty intense. Story’s Dad is Daniel’s boss so the circumstances are not so great. They’ve already had a ‘moment’ before realising, but the strong attraction is already there so any ‘warnings off’ by Dad are tossed aside.

In ‘Officer Off Limits’, we almost have a bit of a role reversal, which was really refreshing. Story is hesitant to see more into their relationship; almost wanting it to be a one-off. Whereas Daniel sees something more, something concrete. Something he’s never had before.

“Belong to me, Story. Even if it’s just for a little while.”

Daniel has had a real traumatic past and never received love,  yet it’s a true credit to him how he fought back and made a life for himself, a life to be proud of. Ultimately he knows what he wants and when he sees it, he pulls no punches to try and get it. Using whatever means he sees fit, though his heart is in the right place.  Daniel wants Story but is worried of the possible outcome of their ‘relationship’ which was only meant to be short lived from the onset.

“Looks like you got stuck with damaged goods. Disappointed?”  (Umm hell no!! Ooops sorry…)

Story has to work through a lot in her head and is hesitant to rush into anything. She too has not had an easy past. Her reluctance to settle and also make any quick decisions makes her dig in her heels. I completely understood where Story was coming from. You’re less likely to get hurt by guarding your heart. However, Story sees the man Daniel is, the man his past has made him and in her words:

“She would never be satisfied with anything less…..He’d blindsided her, ruined her, and addicted her in one single evening…..”

“The man took a tragedy and used it to give himself purpose. The man is magnificent.”

So yeah, I LOVE this Author and I LOVE this series; can’t wait for more! What did you think Jenny?

Jenny:  Gitte, I loved it! Tessa Bailey has become my “go to” author when I need a quick, hot and entertaining escape and so far this author has never failed me.  Officer Off Limits once again delivers that formula you talk about Gitte. The hot, dirty talking alpha male and a cop to boot! The sex is hot, the talk is dirty but Tessa always manages to provide a good story with well developed characters into her short stories and I love them!

Once again we have a hot alpha male in Daniel.  The Hostage Negotiator who is just divine!

“A man like Daniel could read the phone book and make it sexy.”   Oh yes he could!

Daniel is indeed a player, has women falling at his feet yet it is Story  who brings him to his knees.

“He’d fallen for this girl.  The realization felt like pain and perfection at once.”

Story was a strong character.  Story has recently come out of a relationship she had lost herself in and feels Daniel could be the rebound guy. But Daniel is having none of it and pursues Story with a vengeance.

These two sizzled on every page. The sexual chemistry and the passion is all there. Loved this instalment and can’t wait for more! Tessa Bailey’s books may be short but she sure does pack a lot into them. This author never disappoints.

 Gitte: 4 Stars
Jenny: 4 Stars

Arc provided by author in exchange for an honest review

 


IN THE LINE OF DUTY SERIES can be purchased below

PROTECTING WHAT’S HIS BOOK ONE : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
HIS RISK TO TAKE BOOK TWO  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
OFFICER OFF LIMITS BOOK THREE  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ASKING FOR TROUBLE BOOK FOUR   : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
STAKING HIS CLAIM BOOK FIVE  : AMAZON US | AMAZON UK


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