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Asking for Trouble

(Line of Duty #4)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  8,408 ratings  ·  677 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

The fighting was just foreplay...

Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich familys 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.

ebook, 250 pages
Published November 25th 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 There is a thin line between love and hate Stars


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“Something tells me a man like you can’t hold out long enough to make it past the entryway. Just wham-bam, let me get back to playing Grand Theft Auto, ma’am.” “I prefer Halo,”

Ok so rating this one was hard for me. It wasn't a bad read it just didn't do it for me like most of the other books in this series. The problems I have with this book is I couldn't figure out if I liked the heroine or not! I also really, really, really (I a
• Lisa •
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: brazen-addict


To say I was a little excited to receive this book to read would be a gross understatement. Tessa Bailey hit the nail right on the Brazen quality head when she started this series and the books have continued on to be the best in quickie romance heaven. Flirty, sexy and outright romantically filthy this series hasn't yet failed to hit my enjoyment buttons and I doubt fans of this series will be disappointed with Brent and Hayden's story. Here are my 'Asking for trouble' thought
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 Deliciously Dirty Talking Stars

“If you have any doubt about my ability to fuck the ever-loving sarcasm right out of you, I’ll be more than happy to clear it up.”

No one, and I mean no one can write a dirty talker quite like Tessa Bailey. The woman is the queen of dirty talk and I bow down to her awesomeness. It's not secret that I have been a huge fan of this series from the very first book, Protecting What's His, and I swear the series just keeps getting better and better.

I didn't think
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Scorching Panty Melting Stars! LOVED IT!!


Tessa Bailey is an "auto buy" for me...ever since the first book in this series, Protecting What's His, I've been hooked! As much as I've loved each book, this one is my favorite so far and the main reason is


He's an explosives expert with the NYPD...he's got the swagger and attitude that go with such a job. He's best buds with Daniel from the previous book in this series. Daniel rec
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Beaches' Stars!

It's been quite some time since I read my last Brazen book and if you don't know it.. Tessa Bailey is kind of the queen of the hottest Brazen stories and dirty talking heroes. She definitely did not disappoint with Asking for Trouble.

I love this series so much I don't know exactly why I waited this much to read this novel. Yesterday I was in the mood for something dirty and this came to my mind.. It was a great decision! Loved the story, loved Brent (he is SO dirty, yum!) and
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tessa Bailey Fan, Romance
4 Hot, Smoldering, Steamy, Whispering Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Assumption… we live every day making them… we learn this practice while we are young; from parents, teachers, and from our life experience. We see people and think in a moment we know all about them like a product that has been marketed to us.

We make unwritten contacts with lovers… implying I’ll be this way and you’ll be that way and we will be good with this….

But then there are times when we make these assumptions and it turns out
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it

I could start this review off by saying what a fine piece of literature Asking for Trouble is. How it hits all the right notes and manages to be both sexy and heartfelt at the same time. And how I really believed by the end of the story that it felt like I knew both Hayden and Brent so well, not just as individuals but as the kickass couple they eventually came to be.

Yeah, I could say that and it would be true for the most part. But I’m not going to. What I am g
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4--Wind Beneath My Wings--Stars!!!

Well that was...

Damn delicious!

I love a good enemies to lovers story. The whole love/hate thing.

This one hovered right on the cusp of taking it too far. Both Hayden and Brent's internal musings of how they weren't compatible and could never work could've been annoying. But it wasn't.

Brent and his dirty mouth more than made up for it...

“Fuck me with your mouth, baby. I’ll do anything for it. Let me inside your sexy mouth.”

“I’m a big man, Hayden, and I f
Duchess Nicole

My intention going into this series was to have a few books lined up to break up my more intense reads whenever I needed a break. Turns out, I've nom nom nommed this series like a preggo woman noms ice cream. Four books in four days so far, and I'm moving straight on to the next. They're fun, they're fairly light, they are sex on a stick...every single one of these guys is better than the last. No exception for Brent...and did I say that Derek, Troy, and Daniel were wonderful dirty talkers? Well
Nov 03, 2013 rated it liked it

What happened? Tessa Bailey is my fav author. I've rated the first three as solid 5 stars. But for some unknown reason, this book didn't work for me.

The good:
1. Loved the writing - I really was inside the story
2. The chemistry - it was really hot
3. The evil mother
4. Daniel and Story from book 3

The bad:
1. The enemy-to-lover - I'm ususally a fan of this troupe but they were mean to each other. It's a fine line between teasing and annoying each other to actually insult each other. To me, it was cr
4 Troubled Stars

These books bring us the clash of opposite worlds. Hayden is a rich girl, used to having the best life can give her. Brent is a cop juggling two jobs and struggling to support his nephews and sister.
They come from completely different upbringings and despite their awful sexual tension, they don’t get along very well.
And one night changes it all.
When finally their physical attraction wins and they end up together… and repeating it, they start to finally know more about each oth
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Wow!!!I love it REVIEW TO COME!!!


ARC kindly provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

This book was WAY too short. I see that I paid $3.75 for it and it took me just over an hour or two to read. I have paid around $5.57 for the BDB books and they keep me entertained for days…. So I am a little bit peeved about the value for money.

Loved the other books in the series, think they all got solid 4 or 5 stars maybe.

This one fell a bit flat for me. It started off great but did not really reach the peaks I was expecting.

Derek is still my favourite I think.

Ah, well, off to find m
Olga therebelreader
Well-written erotica, guaranteed to get you turning the pages quickly before they catch fire!
This book has excellent writing that pulls you into the story, a plotline and pacing that keeps you turning the pages as fast as you can, and characterizations that bring strong emotional reactions, of all kinds.
I'm a bit of a sucker for the enemy to lover trope. Brent and Hayden make for a hot pairing…how much I loved those scenes with the handcuffs!
There is a nice bit of angst thrown in to keep the
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: november-2013
4.5 stars

This is DEF my fav book by Tessa Bailey!

I loved loved loved Brent!!! Cannot wait for more books by this author!


ONE MONTH!!!!!!!!!! Whoop whoop! So excited. I love Tessa!

Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it

“I’m going to kill you,”
she whispered.

He sat up once more, wrapped her hair around his fist and growled.
“Fuck me, instead.”

HOLY MOLY! This series is almost too hot to handle**phew**
Tessa're the queen of "HAWTNESS".

❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
4 stars

I ve always thought innocent fights and banter are the best foreplay for an explosive encounter.
Brent and Hayden are bickering and challenging eachother for a while now and their best friends are get married so they have to spend some time together. what possible can happen?

Brent is the explosives expert, or as he referred to himself “blower-up of shit.” of the group. He is the one with the dirty jokes and irritable personality some times, but underneath that jokster exterior is a respon
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Brent Mason is tall, dark, handsome, witty, sarcastic, sexy, and a proud member of New York’s finest. He also wears a size 15 shoe - and you know what they say about a man’s shoe size ;)


Hayden Winstead is a spoiled little rich girl. She appears to be nothing more than a shallow, self-centered woman. That is the girl Brent sees at first. But per
Nov 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Good Hot Stuff! Solid 3.5 stars. You can always count on Tessa Bailey to bring you some serious hot, alpha, dirty talking, heat. This book was no different. I really enjoyed Brent and Hayden's banter and their back and forth, and nicknames for one another. I did feel like it dragged on for a little too long with them being at odds. There were some seriously sweet and hilarious moments that I loved as well and it was nice to see some of the characters from her previous books too. ...more
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3 Stars***

The queen of dirty talk did not disappoint! This was an enemies to lovers, sexy good time.

I loved Brent's blue collar, hard working, protective personality and his size 15 big socked feet. And Hayden, while privileged and rolling in the bucks, was endearing and full of heart.

At first, neither tried really hard to look beyond the surface, and that created some fun and flirty banter....which naturally translated to some explosive chemistry between the sheets.

However, though I'm a f
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, erotic
“I’m going to kill you,” she whispered.

He sat up once more, wrapped her hair around his fist and growled. “Fuck me instead.”

Dare I say Tessa Bailey is the Queen of the Dirty Talking Hero? Yes, yes I dare! I really enjoyed this one. Brent Mason is an explosive expert (*good shivers*) or as he says “blower-up of shit” and Hayden Winstead is a heiress who plans parties for charities. Their best friends are in love so they are forced to hang out a lot – and they kind of hate each other. But they als
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ by: Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
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Yep, that was me...complete book binge.

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One thing is for sure- Tessa Bailey can write a seriously hot love story. The sexual tension in this one was off the charts! Add a dirty talker! Ovary combustion!

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    If he winks at me one more time, I'm going to introduce his nuts to my size seven stiletto.

Brent and Hayden pretty much hate each other. They're constantly together by default as each of them are best friends with Daniel and Story. So when they get together, it's a forced
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2-5stars, gr2017

I love the hate/love trope in romance but unfortunately I really struggled with this one.

Hayden Winstead and Brent Mason really don’t like each other. And the reason why is because both are very judgmental people with huge chips on their shoulders (especially Brent) and it made it impossible for them to see the other clearly. Brent assumed Hayden was a spoiled and selfish princess because she comes from money and Hayden assumed Brent was lazy and self-centered, although none of this was true b

Just checked the series, and it has the highest rating. Oh well.

Fun characters, but something did not connect for me as much as some of the others. However, if you like the rest of the series then READ it.

It's still Matt for me.

Hoo boy. I had forgotten just how... scintillating (can't think of a better word right now) this was. Get your ice water handy, take a drink, then throw it on yourself.

Brent is a good guy, but still Matt...
Precious ✨
"I'm going to ask you some questions now. The answer to all of them is my name."


That's it. That's the review.

Oh and Brent is hilarious. Like screaming and cackling in public hilarious. & he's a gush ball to overcome the caveman tendencies. All his "Hayden's" too, I love a good teddy bear. Hayden's pretty cool herself.

Since I feel weird just leaving like this. Brief run down,

Rich Girl/Poor Boy
Marriage of Convenience ultimatum
Chemistry. Chemistry. Chemistry.
Sharp jabs, defens
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it

Ahem...the heat is on!'s on...

Enemies to big time

She's rich...

He's a cop, an explosive expert, and a mechanic...

She's an uptown girl...

And he's a backsteet guy...

And their best friends are in a relationship which puts them on the spot...a lot

When their verbal bickering and banter crosses the line it all bursts into the carnal heat and passion one can hardly describe....

But sometimes the passion and lust can be enough to open the gates of something more....but their di
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fave-series
Re-read 6/1/2018

Dual-POV, HAE.

Once again, start to finish I was hooked on this story. Said it before, but one more time doesn't hurt: Tessa Bailey writes damn. good. smut.

Asking for Trouble is the story of Brent and Hayden. On paper, they're very different from one another, physically not so much. He's the rough and tumble, bomb expert (impressive, still). And she's the Upper East Side duchess who her family relies on to uphold their name. If she just wasn't so bored with the trivial nuances of

He growled low in his throat. "If you pretend even for a second that you're not staying in my room tonight, there's going to be trouble in Atlantic City."

"Oooh. I like trouble."

Tessa Bailey, you did it again. You delivered a fast paced, sexy talking, steamy sex fest worthy of a standing ovation. I loved it. Of course, I love all of your books, but this one was HOT!

Hayden is a prim and proper socialite. She is friends with Story and her boyfriend and she finds herself at Quincy's fr

Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love the banter between Brent & his duchess. The back and forth one liners were incredible.
Easy. Quick. Enjoyable book!
There are so many things wrong with this novel. Where should I begin?

1) I don't think that this novel is as well-written as the other novels in the series.

2) The author overplays the themes of social class & socio-economic standing by having the hero (a member of the middle class) perpetually malign the heroine (a girl who was born into "old money"). AND I'M NOT REFERRING TO JUST ONE INSULT... I'M TALKING ABOUT A BARRAGE OF INSULTS THAT SPAN NEARLY THE ENTIRE BOOK...

When I want to read abo
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“Hayden Winstead! Don’t you dare! Don’t you dare marry someone else. We will fix this, do you understand me? If it means I have to work ten jobs. Your family will be fine. You don’t have to do this. Please, please don’t do this.” He banged his head against the door, grateful for the pain somewhere besides his heart. “I know I’m an asshole but I’m working on it. I’m sorry for what I said. So sorry. Hurting you…it might be the worst thing I’ve ever done, but I don’t deserve this. You don’t deserve this. If you marry him, Hayden, I won’t recover. I only got to spend one night holding you, but it was enough to know I have to hold you every single night.” 33 likes
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