Risking it All
"Ah, sweetheart, I don't fuck around with virgins."
"But I'll get down on my knees and eat that untouched pussy like a motherfucker."
Okay, I had two problems with this one....
(1) the INSTA-LOVE
Literally this book spans over a week tops. It started as insta-lust when Bowen saw a picture of Sera and quickly became insta-love.
and (2) Virgin Sera
I definitely could have done without ...more
Sera, a detective decides to go rogue (otherwise known as going undercover with no authorization) to revenge her brother’s death. And she is willing to get herself way into the criminal world of Brooklyn. Bowen, the heir to that world without ever having asked for it is contacted by NYPD to keep an eye on her. So when their worlds collide, they realize that there’s something to be said about a relationship between a detective and a criminal boss. Sera can’t know that Bowen’s in in ...more
Holy hotness, Batman! Bowen Driscoll is gonna light your
Serafina is a woman out for revenge...revenge for her brother's murder. Previously a nurse, she changed her career to law enforcement to go undercover seeking the proof to put the mafia thug that killed him behind bars. Until she suddenly goes off the ...more
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I have an addiction to Tessa Bailey. She writes books which just hit all the pleasure points I have.
Do I like a plot, Yup.
Do I like a Manly Guy...not metro sexual, Yup.
Do I like it when said manly guy is confident in his manliness and everyone knows it, Yup.
And do I like a Dirty Talker... not cheesy but just one who knows exactly what to say at exactly the right time to cause my brain to react in just the right way...Damn Straight, Yup.
TB always delivers off the charts sexy time. I liked the whole storyline of an undercover cop and gang leader. Sera was kind of meh and it was kind of insta attraction but I guess it didn't bug me much this time because I enjoy TBs writing style and IT WAS SO HOT!!!
Recommend if you enjoy
Tessa Bailey books
Dirty talking hero
A bit of suspense
I have to admit, I really did enjoy this one. Tessa Bailey is one of my top favorite authors for a reason!
The book wasn't perfect, I definitely think the virginal Catholic school girl type of heroine is played out. It wasn't especially believable that she was a New York City cop either. The story line had lots of holes in it, imo. The thing with Tessa Bailey though is that she is able to distract me with her hot, possessive alpha men to the point where I don't even care. She mesmerizes ...more
Tessa Bailey has a formula and it works. You cannot dispute that, and I wouldn’t want to. Her heroes are strong, alpha, dirty talking guys, who happily back up their words with knee trembling results.
”We both know it’s only a matter of time before I’m pounding the purity right out of you.”
Her heroines are on-the-surface confident, spunky and take-no-shit from the men pursuing them. The storyline may change, but the people involved ...more
The characters were a bit annoying and the female MC was an idiot.
Oh, and let's not forget about Bowen! He's got that typical personality, he's the person who gets handed an empire but he doesn't like it. He's a bad guy who's actually good. He has to kill people but he feels sorry for it.
So yes, the good little virgin meets the big bad killer with a golden heart and they fall in love.
Nope, it's not the kind of story I ...more
The heroine came across as a bit immature. What age was she supposed to be? She had been a nurse and then cop so she must ...more
The hero, Bowen, was a complex character. He was the heir to South Brooklyn criminal operation. He became the leader when ...more
Even if "Risking it all" is a stand-alone, I suggest you to read "His risk to take" and "Riskier business". You meet Bowen Driscrol several times in them and you get to know him a little better before fully ...more
With a hard life spent fighting his way to the top of the street crime world he is just a good man at heart that wants better but knows nothing else.
Tasked to work with the NYPD when an undercover beauty goes rogue he is unprepared for the changes he is about to experience. He is rocked by a sassy yet sweet catholic girl who has landed herself in the middle of a deadly game.
Sera is looking to avenge her cop brother's ...more
This one has a serious case of insta-love. Bowen, the hero is so OTT and his possessiveness from day one is creeping me out. I nearly threw the towel with all his craziness over a woman he just meet. I have a feeling he will start making up babies name before the month ends.
However despite how much I want to roll my eyes at some of the cliche and dramatic moments, this book is freaking addictive. There isn't a lull moment in the plot. I'm sure the panty melting sex scene is one of ...more
Risking It All by Tessa Bailey was scorchingly hot and deliciously sexy!! Tessa Bailey never disappoints her readers when it comes to steam, passion, lust, desire, and sex but Tessa took it up a notch when she delivered one of the most dirty-talking alpha hero that I absolutely loved. Ladies, I must warn you not only will your kindles be heating up because Ms. Bailey will leave you panting and begging for more Bowen Driscol. ...more
All Serafina wants is revenge, revenge for her brother’s murder. A detective, she decides to go undercover to get evidence, even if she doesn’t have authorization to do that. When opportunity arrives, she infiltrates herself into the life of the man who killed her brother. Bowen is the heir to a crimes enterprise. He never wanted this “job”, but with his father behind bars, he thinks he doesn’t have any option. When NYPD blackmails him he has to become the good guy. He has to find the ...more
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h is a virgin
H was not portrayed as a manwhore, but I am sure he certainly had himself plenty in the past (hide spoiler)]
When I’ve first been introduced to Bowen in His Risk to Take (Line of Duty #2), I found him an interesting character. Then, in Riskier Business (Sequel in the Crossing the Line series) I found him appealing and captivating and I really should have seen it coming. Sexy? Challenging? Powerful? Trouble? Check, check, check and check! After reading his story I was definitely captivated.
I love both Seraphina and Bowen equally. They are two amazing and lovable ...more
“Can’t you see this is the last thing keeping me decent? I don’t have a fucking shred of honor, except for this one thing. Leaving you untouched is all I’ve got left. All I can give you.” He shook her gently. “Do better than me.”
Being the heir of a criminal enterprise was not what Bowen Driscol wanted, but he never had a choice. When his father was imprisoned, running the family enterprise fell on his shoulders. And when the NYPD blackmails him into helping one of their undercover cops,...more
I'm a big fan of dirty talkers. I, myself, like using profanities; they seem to convey my feelings much better than normal words. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Tessa Bailey. Hailed as the "Queen of Dirty Talkers", she has a pretty solid following and a great track record. A lot of my friends love her.
But unfortunately, I did not. Far from it. I tried to like this book, but I had so many issues with the plot and the ...more
I'm not sure if it was just me, but I struggled through this book. I was expecting a light, easy romance that I could fly through, but I had to slog my way through the whole second half of this book. I did like the first half a lot more, but it was never anything too special. I do admit that some of the more romantic or steamy scenes caught my attention, but nothing else really did it for me. I'm just majorly disappointed right now, I was really looking forward to this one.
The hero was just hot enough to hide some minors problems I had with the heroine.
But seriously Tessa Bailey must have a guy with a filthy mouth helping her. She delivers THE BEST DIRTY TALKERS!!! ...more
What do you get when you mix a cute,virgin,Catholic undercover policewoman who used to be a nurse and you add to the mix a uber sexy mob boss who has to provide your protection without your knowledge.One hot smoking book,that's what you ...more
Hot Sexy Male Checked
Awesome Story Line Checked
Strong Female Checked
Off the charts chemistry Checked
Cannot wait for Connor's story
Third person, Dual-POV, HAE. Can be read as standalone.
I have got to stop reading Tessa Bailey books if I plan on getting anything done today. Will I take my own advice? Probably not. Now that I've read the first in this series, I'll most likely keep going. It's just so damn good.
Bowen is the new head of one of NYC's mafia families, not that he wanted the title. Most of the things he's done in his life, no matter how bloody, have in a sick way been to live up to his father's ...more