When I heard this latest book by Tessa Bailey was coming out, I thought to myself, “Self, this is going to be epic. Let’s get a bunch of our contributors to read this book, and when it comes out, shout from the rooftops just how good it is.”
And then I thought again about what I was thinking would maybe be a bad idea, because what if the book is less stellar? What if it was a book that wasn’t worthy of a Smut Book Club-wide epic post of rooftop shouting?
Lovers, I need not have had that second thought, because Staking His Claim is not only phenomenal, it’s fuckhot and only 99¢.
Staking His Claim is Required Reading.
Like I said in my recommendation, I highlighted more sexy quotes from this book than I have for any other. Hot DAMN, Matt’s filthy mouth gave me some tingles where ladies get tingles.
Kyleigh Jane ★★★★★
I always enjoy Tessa Bailey’s books. The characters are consistently great, with just the right amount of tension, excellent humor, and smoking hot chemistry. Tessa writes alpha males so brilliantly, but I LOVE that she writes strong WOMEN as well!
Matt is the sexy NYPD sniper by day, and dirty talking alpha God by night.
Lucy is the beautiful, funny, free spirited, former trouble making little sister who just graduated college.
When Lucy’s brother asks his best friend Matt to pick Lucy and her roommate up and bring her back home to New York, the attraction is instant. But Lucy know’s Matt would never make a pass at his best friends little sister, so when her roommate backs out of the trip at the last minute, Lucy decides to lie to Matt about her identity, and seduce him. (I would have done it too, Lucy!)
I love Matt and Lucy. The snark, the sex, the banter, the tension, the passion, the heat, my God, the HEAT!
Wonderful, well written, sizzling hot story, that I easily recommend. buy from Amazon[/box_light] [box_light]
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I absolutely loved this story. It drew me in right away along with “the studio audience inside Lucy Mason’s head [that] gave a collective sympathetic awww,” on the first page. I was just as riveted as Lucy’s personal audience, though I’m pretty sure that Lucy was inside of my head and not the other way around. Matt was everything I love in a tortured hero: mysterious, dark, handsome, a dominating animal in bed, and—wait for it—tortured. The chemistry between Lucy and Matt had me seriously heating up, and I loved their story, it kept me on my toes, laughing, commiserating, and turning the pages. This is a must read. buy from Amazon[/box_light] [box_light]
Matt Donovan is not the most verbose officer in the Emergency Service Unit. In Staking His Claim, we see his sparkling, ahem, dominant personality shine. Lucy Mason, the “nuisance” sister of Matt’s best friend uses some deception and extenuating circumstances to get closer to Matt and uncover his desires. Matt and Lucy’s journey is tumultuous and it’s a great read. I love that Matt’s strong-silent-type persona shows some vulnerability and insecurity. All and all, Tessa never fails to bring the sexy![/box_light] [box_light]
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Tessa Bailey is, hands-down, the queen of dirty talk. End of. This story was scorching hot!! So many delicious sex scenes. Matt is so broody and sexy, Lucy is cute but fierce. Together they are explosive! I loved how Matt couldn’t stay away from Lucy, he was drawn to her like a magnet. This book had the perfect combination of steamy sex, action, humor and heart-felt confessions. Brilliant! buy from Amazon [/box_light] [box_light]
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Gigawatts. Most of you will recognize the movie this word is from, but after reading this book, you’ll envision a whole other type of story. It’s sometimes sweet, sometimes painful (in a good way), and a wonderful love story. You’ll recognize Matt from some of the other Line of Duty novels, he was the quiet friend who sometimes gave last minute advice to his friends when they were screwing up their relationships. We see him working through his own issues and realizing he needs to follow his own advice this time around. Lucy is learning about her own sexual needs and Matt definitely helps her during some hot interactions, exactly what we expect from a Tessa Bailey novel. You won’t want to miss this latest installment of hot cops and their women. buy from Amazon[/box_light]
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