Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: Riskier Business by Tessa Bailey

Riskier Business (Crossing The Line #0.5)
by Tessa Bailey
One more game. And this time, there are no rules…

After a life of pool hustling and living on the wrong side of the law, Ruby Elliott is living on the straight and narrow with sexy-as-all-hell NYPD detective, Troy Bennett. Now the only trouble Ruby has with the law is the naughty kind, pinned against the wall by Troy's strict and spectacularly hard body. Obeying his every command. Both of them losing themselves in a lust that borders on obsession...

But then her father returns with an offer she can’t refuse: one last hustle in exchange for information. Information she’d die to have. As the pieces and the players of the game reveal themselves, Troy feels the fine edges of his control slipping—control he can’t channel without hurting Ruby. The stakes are high, and the risk higher. Because losing this final game could cost more than Ruby’s heart…it might cost her life.

Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat: Steamy - Cold Shower Needed
Source: Bought
Troy and Ruby  will always be that special couple for me. They are the first couple I read about in the Line Of Duty Series (His Risk To Take #2). It was their instant chemistry and Tessa's Bailey beautiful writing voice that had me hooked on Line Of Duty Series.
Troy is true alpha male. His need to protect Ruby is putting their relationship in a bit of trouble. Troy needs to be in control in and out the bedroom. Ruby does not want someone controlling her outside of the bedroom.
Troy tried to pull her close, but she evaded him. "Answer me.  Will you insist on treating me like I'm breakable even if it means losing me?"

His head fell forward on a weary sigh. "If it comes down to a choice between your safety, your life, and keeping you as my girlfriend, I'd keep you safe every time.  I'm sorry.  It's how I'm built, Ruby."

Ruby swiped at the tear rolling down her cheek.  "What about how I'm built?"
Here is my issue with Riskier Business Troy and Ruby are having relationship issues and it is due to drama surrounded them. I found that their issues were cleaned up too nicely. I wanted more time with them to solve their problems. I loved the action/drama plot line going on but I needed more balance. I loved  where Tessa Bailey is taking this series what sounds interesting with Bowen. I did want a little bit more of Bowen but that is just me being greedy. Just makes me want his story more.
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  1. great review. I have been wanting to read Bailey for quite some time. I really like the sound of this one, although I agree with you, I do like it when a author spends more time having the couple work out issues with more depth.

  2. Herm so a kind of spin off series? I hadn't realized that. Huh.


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