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Boiling Point

(Crossing the Line #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,413 ratings  ·  218 reviews
Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all…

Con artist Austin Shaw’s been in disguise so long he’s not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he’s been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Entangled: Select
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Title: Boiling Point
Series: Crossing the Line #3
Author: Tessa Bailey
Release date: January 26, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
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"You've attracted the kind of animal who won't rest until he's mated to you for life."

Austin Shaw is a con man with an air of mystery about him. In this group of criminals who are aiding the police in return for their freedom, he's probably the most despised by everyone as well. He's abrasive, cocky, and as immoral as they come. Of all the men in
*** ARC kindly provided by the publisher Entangled Publishing, LLC, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. ***

DNF at 39%

Unfortunately it's not working for me. I don't like the characters and I couldn't keep my attention on this book. I tried to put it aside for a few days but I'm still not interested in continuing. I'm sure this is personal and not related to the book so I'm not going to review and rate this book.
2.5 Stars

I had a review for this and then accidentally deleted it, so I'm just going to keep this really short because I can't remember everything I had originally said. Basically my main reason for rating this book so low was because I felt no connection with the character. Rather than seeing why they felt the emotions they felt for the other character, we were only told that they had them. It made it hard to see them as a couple, and also hard to me to like them.

Overall, not the best book in
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
DNF at 10%.

I guess I needed to read the first two books first. Feeling lost with so many secondary characters. Moving on...
Jun 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Tessa Bailey Fans, Brazen, Dirty Talkers

January 6th....
I sent my loveletter to the powers that be requesting this gem....
Now we wait and hope,
Ms.Bailey and Peeps smile on this lowly reader.....

Ms. Bailey... you are such a Master Tease....
Giving us Austin, his past...and his little three year old, redheaded, ballerina daughter...

How am I supposed to wait till January 2016????

They say patience is a virtue...well, I guess I will become a saint in order to get my hands on Austin's story.

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Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from publisher via Netgalley*

I will say that I was worried at first, but it ended up surprising me somehow, luckily…

For some reason, this has a different feel than my previous Tessa read. For a good portion of the book, I’m preoccupied with why that is; which then led me to think that it wasn’t a good sign bec it meant I wasn’t fully engaged. I felt like I was being pulled in and out of the story and I couldn’t figure out why, until it dawned on me, ok maybe this is just me, that t
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit undecided about my rating, between 3 and 3.5 stars.

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey
Book Three of the Crossing the Line series
Publisher: Entangled: Select
Publication Date: January 25, 2016
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all…

Con artist Austin Shaw’s been in disguise so long he’s not sure wher
~Stéphanie's Journal~

I feel bad. I was waiting for Boiling Point since Connor's story. I wanted to know more, I wanted Austin's story so bad, maybe my expectations were too high but I didn't like this book at all.
First I never connected with the characters and their attraction. I get Tessa Bailey's man are all alpha. Austin is attracted to Polly but for no real reason. We don't get an explanation until after the 50 % and I wasn't even convinced. Falling in love when someone walks in a room is not c
Gi's Spot Reviews
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Review to come...
May 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Speak to anyone who reads a Tessa Bailey book and one topic is always at the top of the list: dirty talking men. I haven't read a single book of hers where the men haven't had a certain way with their words which is partly the reason she became a one-click author for that fix after reading the first in her Line of Duty series, alongside the fact they had entertaining storylines and she created great banter between her characters. Boiling Point brings us Austin: dirty-talking British grifter, and ...more
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Love me some Tessa Bailey! Boiling Point was an interesting one. A group of misfit criminals atoning for theirs sins by working as undercover agents for the police department. Hells yeah! That'll be interesting for sure. And I enjoyed it. Sizzling and steamy! Exactly what I expect from Bailey.

Alright the quick of it is that Polly is working on a side gig. The con-man who ruined her family is in town and she's going to put an end to him. Austin though? He
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Lines have been crossed. Cons have been made. Revenge is on the mind. And sexual tension between Polly Banks and Austin Shaw have reach an ultimate boiling point in Tessa Bailey's new installment to the Crossing the Line Series. With sexual tension dripping to the max, Ms. Bailey has her readers bewitched as fourberie, passion, lust, revenge, and love are all intertwined and layered with raw emotions to give an unforgettable sexy roma
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have a confession to make. I have never read a book by this author. It is shameful, I know. I'm even a proud member of Bailey's Babes, the author's private group on FB. So when this book popped up on NetGalley, I couldn't request it fast enough. Luckily I got approved, so now I had no excuses.

If you are like me and haven't read this author's books before, it is important to note that while this is the third book in the series, it can be considered a standalone. Each book in the series is a dif
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Have to say that when I picked up this book I wasn't expecting the depth of character development this author gives you. I'm really loving the romance suspense genre and this book is a shining example why.

This is the first novel that I have read by this particular author and it was so totally not what I expected but it was so totally awesome. The male lead is flipping hot and I was blown away by this naughty boy with his secret submissive side; his dominant, arrogant, domineering side, plus his
Chitra *CJ*
Oh my heart! This was lovely!
Such a kickass adventure filled love story of Polly, the hacker and Austin the con-man.
The book begins where others left off, we discover Austin trying to gain Polly's trust.
As their lives tangle, they embark on a BDSM filled relationship where they both are switch, and though the hero bottoms out- he is always the alpha.
Every time he calls her mistress, every teabag he buys, and every time he follows her- its a declaration of his love and his obsession is so refresh
I wanted to love it but just couldn't seem to connect with either of the main characters. With that being said I am looking forward to reading Henrik and Ailish's story.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life


If you know me, then you know I love Tessa Bailey’s books, dirty-talking heroes and all. I love how each one of her men is completely besotted with his woman, how his alpha and protective instincts come alive around her. So of course I had high expectations for Boiling Point, especially since I loved the previous two books in the series, and Tessa didn’t disappoint! This read is another winner, full of steam, dirty talk, and suspense. I absolutely
Nicole P
I'm completely addicted and devoted to Tessa Bailey. I try to pace myself and spread out all her books over time but its so difficult to resist. Her characters are just so darn complex and intense that every book is a myriad of discovery and development. In this book a conman and a hacker, part of a mismatched band of ex-criminals, join together to bring down a common enemy. From the first book in the series, Austin and Polly have been circling each other. Little bit here, little bit there...for ...more
Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey is a 2016 Entangled Select publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This story charges from the gate with incredible promise, as a pair of low level criminals, now working undercover for law enforcement, team up to take down a master con artist whose crimes led to loss of life, a situation that is personal for Polly Banks, a master computer hacker.

Austin Shaw is a jaded con man, a master of dis
I made it 30% before giving up this one. I found I was bored when reading it. I put the book down 4 different times in the short amount of time I was reading it and each time it was harder to pick it back up. I didn't get the chemistry between Polly and Austin, weird because I have liked this series and the one it spun off of. In the end this one wasn't for me.
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 2.75/5

Review coming soon!
I have no clue why this sat in the TBR pile so long. Fantastic addition to this series.
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scorching. Sexy as he**. Dirty....oh, so dirty. Arousing. Provocative. There aren't the right words to express how hot this book is. If you've read the author before, then be prepared for even more erotic intensity, more explicitly filthy moments, ...just MORE of everything you've read from her before. This is because Austin and Polly are easily the most well developed, complex characters she's yet written. I was given a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

This can be read as a s
Ohhh yes! Better and better... Ok I need to gather my thoughts. Full review to come. ;) Austin... coming... ❤ *drools*

Ok I'm back... But I fear I still don't know how to word this review to get my boiling point across, that being how amazeballs this book was! It was so unexpected for me. I honestly didn't think I could like any of these characters as much as I love my Bowen ❤ so I was a little nervous. I read Risking It All when it first came out so it had been a while. And I get impatient and t
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd installment of the Crossing the Line series, and the best so far, in my humble opinion. Austin Shaw is a con man extraordinaire, cocky and sure of himself. But he has been in the game so long he doesn't know where the con man ends or where Austin begins. Polly Banks is a hacker, and hates con men, but something about Austin sets her on fire. Polly tries valiantly to not fall victim to Austin's charms, but when she gets a glimpse of the man behind the mask, she can't help but be i ...more
May 16, 2015 added it
DNF @ 35% I usually love Tessa Bailey's stories, but this book is just not working for me. I don't like the h at all, and I don't feel the connection between the MC's. I'm not a fan of either character mistreating the other, no matter the circumstances.
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Listening to this to and from school/work is too much fun. I love this series.
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
How is it possible that Tessa Bailey's books only seem to be getting sexier? Each time I read a new book by this author, I think that it's hands-down the sexiest book I've read...until I get my hands on her next release. Boiling Point is the third book in the author’s Crossing the Line series – a series with a heat factor that’s already off-the-charts, yet the author truly outdid herself with Austin and Polly’s story. The sheer amount of highlighted quotes in my Kindle…but I digress. The twisted ...more
~*~ 4.5 STARS ~*~

This was SO GOOD! I love Tessa Bailey! She never disappoints. The emotions she pulls out of her readers is ridiculous. Her writing is amazing and the characters she brings to the table always hit the right buttons! I loved how much face time we got with the secondary characters that I've been missing so so much! The minute I saw the blurb for BOILING POINT I was jumping up and down. Austin and Polly's story is one that I wanted RIGHT AWAY!

Bailey never fails to bring the HEAT, th
Ginny Rose
I have read all Tessa Bailey's books. All of them. There's special connection to everyone of her characters when you pick up one of her stories. With that being said, Boiling Point, get's it all. Throne, crown, and jewels. This story, the third in the Crossing the Line series is packed with so much emotions, it will leave you in a book hangover.

When Ms. Bailey begin the series, there was a basic outline of the characters. Austin Shaw is the professional con artist. The man with many personaliti
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