Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey….ARC Review

Disorderly Conduct releases TOMORROW!


You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…

Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.

Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?

If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots?  Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?

My Review:

Guys, I’m telling you, you really don’t need to read any further….in fact, stop reading and just go buy this book and start reading THAT.  Waste no time! Seriously.  Ok, but if you do want to read a review, I can do that…

Oh man.  I mean how does Tessa Bailey do it each time?! How does she come up with fun story lines, adorable heroines, and heroes we swoon over with each book? I don’t know but goodness, how I loved this book.

Charlie and Ever’s story starts out with a chance meeting at a bar, where we learn that Ever is into one thing: not having a serious relationship. Strange for a gal, right?  She has many reasons for that philosophy, and being only in her early 20’s I totally understood them.  And, up until this moment, things have gone well for her. Enter Charlie. The a-freaking-dorable police academy hottie with a wicked tongue and a panty melting smile. I knew she wouldn’t stand a chance.  And after a little while, she did too.

What starts out as a light, sexy good time heads into serious mode when they both start looking deeper at what they feel for one another.  Of course, sharing those feelings is a bit trickier for these two and that’s when things get a bit messy.  Don’t worry though, because one of the things Ms. Bailey does best is get her characters out of those messy situations and the ending to this book is one of the most spectacular de-mess moments I’ve ever read.  EVER! *dreamy sigh*

I seriously loved everything about this story.  With fun, quirky, multi faceted characters and a story line you can’t help but fall in love with from the very first page, his book is a total win. I can’t wait to read more of this series and see more of Charlie and Ever peppered in the books to come.

Thank you, Ms. Bailey, for kicking off a series I know I’ll love, with a book I absolutely adored.  You ROCK!

Five Loves

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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Awesome review Jillian!!! On my gr list!!! Shared on my socials!!!

  2. Thanks for the review. And you’re right, can Tessa really do wrong? And I’m so glad to see her writing about cops again. #droolworthy

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