I have a major lady boner for anyone who chooses to submit to my silly whims and answer 5 Awkward Questions. Tessa Bailey, author of one of my favorite’s, Protecting What’s His, was one of the first brave authors to do that for me, which has earned her a permanent lady boner #inmypants.
Her newest book, His Risk To Take (out on May 13th—pre-order links below for only $.99), is damn sexy and a recommended read if you like an alpha male with a dirty mouth.
+ Favorite Quotes
”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 fuck you into oblivion.”
”I need you right there with me, loving every second of me riding you. Knowing I’m going to do it all over again within the hour.”
”I’m going to put you on your knees, Ruby. You’re going to hate how much you love it.”
I fell hard in love with Tessa Bailey’s first book, Protecting What’s His, and I couldn’t wait to get started on the second in the series. Though there’s nothing in the books that crosses over from one to the next, both are centered around a badass law man protecting his woman. I liked His Risk to Take, but I felt like there could have been so much more to the sexual chemistry of the characters. After reading PWH, I know it’s possible; I just wish there was more to this story to draw me into liking it more. It’s still a solid 4 out of 5 stars and I recommend it to anyone who likes a man with a dirty mouth that takes over in the bedroom.
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?