His Risk to Take (Line of Duty #2)
by Tessa Bailey (Goodreads Author)The greater the risk, the hotter the reward…
Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation on 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 O’Hanlon’s Pub 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?
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Source: eARC from Entangled Publishing and Netgalley for Honest Review
There is just something about these Chicago Detectives. Maybe its in the water.
Troy is trying to escape from his past until he meets....Ruby
All his instincts tell him to stay clear but he is so drawn to her that he can't stay away even when it can protect her. Ruby is a feisty stubborn thing with some emotional baggage but Troy Sweet talks oops I mean dirty talks his way into her life.
"Next time you bend over a table, I'm going to wrap all that hair around my fist and pull your head back. I want to watch your eyes glaze over when I f@ck you into oblivion."
Their connection sizzles and is super hot. With Troy and Ruby it seems two wrongs do make a right.
4 thumbs up!
Protecting What's His (Line of Duty #1)
by Tessa Bailey (Goodreads Author)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
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First off I loved this book. I thought the banter between Ginger and Derek was great. You felt the push/pull from them right from the start. I loved the sarcasm from Willa and Ginger. It was a beautiful story about growth and believing in ones self and love in all forms.
"That, Lieutenant, is the Smoky Mountain Songbird herself." "The Backwoods Barbie," Willa chimed in angrily. The man looked completely confused, so Ginger decided to take pity on him. "Dolly Parton." "Dolly motherf@cking Parton." "Language, Willa. Honestly."
Ginger's ability to be loyal, protective and loving towards her sister was beautiful yet heartbreaking that she even had too because she was dealt with a douche of a mother.
Now Derek was quite the dirty talker. Yowza! Their chemistry was explosive and powerful and filled with so much emotion of love and passion.
"I'm ruined. You've ruined me, Ginger."
"Baby, I'm jealous of men who haven't even seen you yet."
I really loved this story. I laughed, I cried, I fanned myself and I just plain ol' adored this book.
4.5 Thumbs up!