bating the maid honour


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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