Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review….His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey


Being a huge fan of Tessa Bailey and her writing, I am thrilled to be a part of the Blog Tour for His Risk to Take!  

I am even more thrilled to be able to give away an e-copy of His Risk to Take!  You can enter to win in the rafflecopter below…good luck! 


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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?


My Review:

This is the second story in Tessa Bailey’s Line of Duty Series and after devouring her first, Protecting What’s His, I was dying to get my hands on this novella…oh boy, Tessa has done it again! This book was a-freaking-mazing!

Ruby Elliott is expecting a typical night of pool table hustling when she heads into O’Hanlon’s Pub.  What Ruby isn’t expecting is an instant zing of sexual awareness when it comes to the sexy stranger at the bar.  She certainly isn’t expecting her reaction of wanting to take him up on his offer of a safe place to stay for the night when the boys she’s hustled out of some serious bank decide to make things a bit unsafe for her to walk home alone.  Now the question becomes does she use her street smarts and brazen attitude to lure this sexy stranger in, or push him away?

Troy Bennett just wants to enjoy a night out with his new NYPD colleagues without the haunting memories of his former life in Chicago constantly nagging at him.  Although, it isn’t really easy to erase the horrific memory of your partner being killed.  Lucky for Troy he just may have found the distraction he’s been looking for in the leggy brunette having her way with a game of pool and blindsiding a bunch of schmucks out of too much cash for their liking.  Hopefully he can ignore the fact that he’s a cop and she’s clearly walking a thin line between legal and illegal activity…and hopefully he can convince her she has no choice but to come home with him.

Troy and Ruby, while coming from two completely different backgrounds and current stations in life, may just find the balance they both need in each other’s differences.

Dear all things holy on this earth, this story was on freaking FIRE! I was hooked from the very first sexy convo between Ruby and Troy in the first chapter.  Troy takes alpha male to a whole new level, and damn, it’s gonna be hard finding another book boyfriend to live up to him.  He is sexy, strong, determined and talks a game that he backs up with undisputable proof that he is all that and a bag of chips.  He makes dirty talk a freaking form of art! I do believe I actually groaned out loud while reading some of his dialogue.  Ruby is kick ass.  She has had a rough life but has made the most of it, sees a light at the end of the tunnel, and is doing all she can to make a normal life for herself on the right side of the law.  She is strong-willed and gritty with a hard exterior but also has a soft side with a loyal streak that can’t be beat.  The two of them together are explosive and beyond sexy.  They find each other’s buttons immediately and waste no time pushing them…and damn if it doesn’t make for one hell of a show!  There’s a scene in this book that goes up on my list of hottest scenes ever written (hint: pool table!).  Besides the heat factor, this story is also about overcoming obstacles and learning to love and be loved.  For as many sexy moments there are, there are as many tender and heartwarming ones.  I honestly went from fanning myself one minute to crying for Troy and his pain the next minute.  I consider that the mark of a great read.

Thank you, Tessa, for another sexy, emotional, exciting and satisfying story.  You will forever be on my go-to author list and I will continue to look forward to reading your work!

*I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review

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About the author:

Tessa lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing or reading romance, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.

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  1. I’m in for a good story no matter what so take it.

  2. Shirley Bastian says:

    Thanks for sharing Jillian ~ I am definitely going to check out this series!

  3. Lisa Sasso Uranker says:

    Sounds great! I love a man in a uniform. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I do love me a man in uniform!!! So yummy!!!

  5. I’m in for a good story no matter what so take it.

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