Asking for Trouble by Tessa Bailey….Blog Tour, ARC Review & AMAZING Giveaway


Happy Release Day to Tessa and Asking for Trouble!

 Read my FIVE LOVES review below and keep on reading ayer my review for details on one of the most AMAZING giveaways I’ve ever had the pleasure of telling you all about!


Buy Links for Asking For Trouble

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Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can’t stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family’s charities. He’s a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.

Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together, the mutual attraction simmering beneath the surface of Brent and Hayden’s non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it wont be the last, as far as Brent’s concerned.

Hayden has a secret, though. Her father’s company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden’s marriage to the CEOs wealthy son can secure the deal. If she’s to protect her family, she’ll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.


My review:

Asking for Trouble is the fourth book in author Tessa Bailey’s Line of Duty Series.  I am a ginormous fan of Tessa and this series and I have loved every book, but Brent and Hayden now reign as my new favorite.  Damn.  This book is just too good.

Hayden Winstead is used to living in the upper class with the finer things life has to offer.  It’s just the way she was brought up, all she’s ever known.  But if she’s being honest with herself, it’s not really who she is.  Yes, it’s nice to not have to worry about money, but in the end, money wasn’t all that important to her.  Her friends, her adoring father, and the charity she worked with, that was what mattered most to her.  It irritated her that Brent, the hot NYPD bomb tech friend in their little group, couldn’t see past that and constantly teased her about her wealth.  He knew it got under her skin when he called her duchess.  Well, two can play that game and she knew just how to dig right back.  Throwing his blue-collar career back in his face pissed him off….and kept their banter going.  Secretly, she loved it.  It’s during one of their verbal sparring matches that she finds herself in way too deep and issuing challenges she was far too tempted to act upon.  Challenges that involved handcuffing this big, muscled, hot as sin cop and having her way with him.  Would she back down?  Would he let her?  She was so screwed…..

Brent Mason loved lots of things.  His family, his buddies, his job, and pushing Hayden’s gold plated, diamond encrusted buttons.  The truth of the matter was, she drove him bat shit crazy with her tight-laced exterior and her haughty attitude towards him.  Tonight though, after their friends all left them, they were alone and he intended to push her hard.  He knew what she needed….she needed him, in her bed.  Hell, if he could dismantle a loaded bomb that had the potential to blow him to smithereens with one wrong touch, surely he could handle a Manhattan socialite….right?

Holy mother of all things holy in holiness.  I devoured this book.  Tessa has outdone herself with these two.  I’m not sure exactly what did it for me because there were just too many amazing things.  Hayden was definitely a bitch in the beginning of this book.  I wasn’t sure I liked her all that much.  I quickly changed my mind.  Once I realized she wasn’t really sure where she belonged in life, I immediately liked her.  She didn’t really love being with the ritzy-pitzy people, and felt stuck.  She hadn’t ever truly known what it was to be like with a real man.  A man who got down and dirty and wasn’t worried about wrinkling his slacks while having a quick make-out session.  Her mother treated her like a child and more than a few times, my heart hurt for Hayden and the ivory tower she was stuck in,  and desperate to break free from.  Brent is just too damn delectable.  Not only is he big and muscled and hotter than hell, he’s got a heart as big as his size 15 work boots.  He takes care of his family, works his ass off and even though he jabs the hell out of Hayden, he truly does see her for more.  The push and pull between them is all-consuming and their foreplay with words is beyond scorching.  There were also some really funny moments between them and it brought that much more to their relationship.  Beyond that though, Hayden and Brent are the unlikely couple that you want nothing more than a happy ending for.  There are many ups and downs as they navigate through social status shortcomings and family issues, but in the end, if they can see past all of that, they really have found something rare and something to be cherished.

And how awesome was it to see more of the characters we know and love from the rest of the series?  Ruby and Troy, Daniel and Story…we saw all of them and got to see way more into Hayden and Story’s friendship which was a real treat.  They are too funny together!  Totally gals I would love to hang out with.

The once scene though that is screaming at me as I type this review, besides Hayden and Brent’s “pillow puns” and her calling him Florence (some serious funny during a seriously hot moment), is the ending.  Tessa wrote a side of Brent that I absolutely melted into a puddle over.  I was crying and laughing while reading that moment in the courthouse.  Now you know I won’t give any spoilers away, but when you read that scene, you will know exactly what I mean! It was like an ending to one of those amazing romantic comedies that all girls adore.  (I will be reading that scene again as soon as I finish typing this, by the way!)

Fans of this series will love Hayden and Brent, and if you haven’t read this series yet…what the hell are you waiting for!? Trust me folks, this is a must read if ever there was one.

Thank you, Tessa, for another smoking hot, emotional, funny, intense and truly enjoyable read.  You rock my book-obsessed world!


5LovesRLBFive Loves



Want a chance to win an autographed copy of Tessa’s first two books Protecting What’s His & Officer Off Limits? It’s the first time they’ve ever been in print!

She’ll be giving away 3 sets. All you have to do is leave a comment below to enter.  Giveaway ends 12/1.  Limited to US residents only.

 ~Increase your chances of winning by visiting the rest of the tour HERE~

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.

Connect with Tessa:

 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads




  1. I can’t wait to start reading. Waiting for the kids to go to school. I need to be alone when I read Tessa’s books.. Oh and a fan..

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I loved both of these books so much. Tessa is just awesome

  4. As a loyal, “Bailey’s Babe” I’m so excited for this book! Unfortunately real life has intervened and I’m expected to work and take care of a family before I can devote my time to devouring Brent. Not to worry though, I’ll get there. 🙂

  5. Casey Britton says:

    I loved Officer Off Limits! Can’t wait to read more from Tessa Bailey! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Can’t wait to grab this one tonight!

  7. devika persaud says:

    loved it…can’t wait for Matt’s story!!! i stayed up to read it!

  8. Really looking forward to reading this book starting tonight my gift to myself. Love Tessa’s books so sure I won’t be disappointed and fall head of kettle for Brent!!!!

  9. Zakiya Rhodes says:

    Love that these books are now in print. I miss holding real books!

  10. I love Tessa Bailey’s books. They are hot, hot, sexy, and awesome.

  11. Hey im so excited to read this, been waiting for brent since “officer off limits”. Thanks for writing it

  12. gina luongo says:

    these are my fav series! would love it in print

  13. Francine nizienski says:

    Happy release day Tessa! Love your books!

  14. Happy Release Day Tessa! So excited to finally have Asking For Trouble to read, love all your books!!

  15. I agree. I have loved all of Tessa’s books so far and I loved seeing the previous characters in this one, too. Brent sure is one heck of a sexy dirty talker! Great review!

  16. I loooove all of Tessa’s books! This one is a 5 star! I.am.not.kidding! Read it!

  17. Oh my flipping goodness. I would DIE for these paperbacks. LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. I stayed up super late reading about 60 % of the book and finished the rest when I woke up. Brent is my favorite so far!!!

  18. Great review! Tessa is amazing. I will read ANYTHING that woman writes.

  19. Laura Colson says:

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! Everthing Tessa writes is gold!!!

  20. Kenna Nauenburg says:

    Oh God, I’m looking so forward to reading this. With the stress of Thanksgiving week, and the in-laws coming over, this is going to be my safe haven!

    Pick me!

  21. Shirley Bastian says:

    Thanks for sharing your review of book four in Tessa’s series with us ~ the first three books are FANTASTIC. Thank you also for the chance to win signed copies of the first two books in the series.

  22. Love that these books are now in print. 😉

  23. Loving this book.. hot, steamy, and a side a spice that lights you up. I want to find my very own Tessa Bailey hero and be able to invite her to my wedding!

  24. Jennifer Walls says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I bought this and downloaded Protecting What’s His, too

  25. Please dear Lord in Heaven. I will never ask for anything else if I can win this giveaway. Amen.

  26. I want these for my keeper shelf…thanks for the great giveaway! Love me some Tessa Bailey and her dirty talking heroes!!!

  27. Melanie Vasquez says:

    Loved your review 🙂 and am also dying to read this new addition to The Line of Duty series. Tessa just keeps getting better and better! PS getting a copy of these books in print would be awesome (I have been reserving a coveted space on my Keeper Shelf for TB since Protecting What’s His and can’t believe she’s still not on paperback!) Thanks for this chance, keeping my fingers crossed.

  28. I love love love love love love love Tessa Bailey! Or maybe I just love her dirty talking heroes. Either way, I need ALL OF HER BOOKS! 🙂

  29. Great review! I really enjoyed how detailed and in depth you got. I’m a fan of reviews on the longer side since I tend to be pretty wordy myself, even when I’m not trying.

    • Lisa,
      Thank you so much for your kind words! It means a lot to hear nice things from a fellow reviewer 🙂 xo

  30. I am dying to read these books! Thank you for the giveaway!

  31. This book sounds great; can’t wait to read it! Thank you for the chance.
    Email: ddoan_526 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  32. gina luongo says:

    would love to have in print! Mt fav series

  33. Desperately want to win one set! Would love to read this series <3

  34. connie pandolfo says:

    Oh Tessa pick me pick me! Loved all your books!

  35. Sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  36. I’d love to win these for my Keeper shelf! Love Tessa’s books!

    harlan_michelle at yahoo dot com

  37. Jennifer Walls says:

    I can’t wait! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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