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Raw Redemption

(Crossing the Line #4)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,113 ratings  ·  172 reviews
Disgraced cop Henrik Vance is having a shit year. Banished to a derelict undercover squad, he’s been tasked with hunting down the daughter of Chicago’s most dangerous criminal. His obsession with saving the beautiful girl destroyed his career. And this time, it might cost his life.

Ailish O’Kelly doesn’t need a hero. She’ll save herself from her father’s violent criminal dy
ebook, 304 pages
Published June 13th 2016 by Entangled: Select Suspense
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Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A thrilling story !

Raw Redemption is book 4 and final installment in the Crossing The Line series. And what a perfect conclusion !!! Once again Tessa Bailey delivered a solid, exciting and well crafted story. Loved it!

This tale is about disgraced cop Henrik Vance and Ailish O’Kelly, daughter of Chicago’s ruthless crime boss Caine O’Kelley. I was pulled into their story right of the bat.

Thinking her world is crumbling around her and desperate to escape the mob, Ailish is on the run. After being
Gi's Spot Reviews
5 'Primal Love' Stars

What an amazing conclusion to the Crossing the Line series!

Raw Redemption is now my all-time-favorite book by Tessa Bailey!
Such a fantastic story and extraordinary MCs are so hard to find, and here they are! I LOVED Henrik and Ailish together, and most of all I loved I Henrik fell so hard for her, after just a short chance meeting! He sacrificed everything for her and couldn't be more devoted to her, is faith in her and her importance was beyond incredible. Their love was in
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Raw Redemption by Tessa Bailey
Book Four of the Crossing the Line series
Publisher: Entangled Select
Publication Date: June 3, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

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

Summary (from Goodreads):

Disgraced cop Henrik Vance is having a shit year. Banished to a derelict undercover squad, he’s been tasked with hunting down the daughter of Chicago’s most dangerous criminal. His obses
4.5 Seriously-Tessa-with-ALL-the-Dirty-Words Stars!!!!

Hi. I’m Tessa Bailey, and I write the dirtiest words you’ll ever read….ever.

You don’t even know….unless you know…if you’ve read my books. You should read this book I wrote, and Henrik is going to tell you why.

à la Mode St. » fashion

“My fingers are a lot bigger than yours. It would be more of a fucking than a fingering if I put my middle one down the front of your underwear. You could ride it just like a dick.”

à la Mode St. » fashion

à la Mode St. » fashion

“You think I won’t put you on your knees in that
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Ahhhhh…. I can’t believe this is the last installment to the Crossing the Line Series. It truly is a bittersweet feeling to say goodbye to these cast of undercover misfits that Tessa Bailey has created. And in her final installment, Tessa Bailey sends her readers on one final suspenseful epic journey where a disgraced cop falls hard for a criminal’s daughter and together they find redemption, love, and a second chance at life.

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Now here he was. A man aching for one woman, unable to have her. But kind of hoping she’d show him a little more of that teasing nonetheless. The verdict was in—he’d lost his fucking mind.

A few months ago Henrik Vance briefly spoke to Ailish O’Kelly for the first time and his life changed in ways he never thought it would. It didn’t matter to him that he was a cop and she was the daughter of Chicago’s most dangerous criminal. All he knew was that he needed to protect her, and that’s what he

Mar 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Very disappointed and sad.

First of all, sad for the series to have ended.

Disappointed because this book did not live up to the previous ones, IMO.

While I liked both characters, the insta-love, alphaness, obsessiveness, and sex, this story lacked the strong connection that was present in the prior books. This book was very much focused on the sex and lacked the love until the end.

I don't know. I'm still a fan of Tessa Baileys and will keep reading her work.
Ehh didn't really enjoy it. I just can't deal with these romantic suspense books where the H/h have to get it on during the most inappropriate times. And I didn't really feel the love between them either, more lust than anything.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life


Calling all Tessa Bailey fans!! Henrik Vance is going to be your new upcoming favorite dirty-talking alpha hero! Gah, I totally adored him. I don’t know how the author does it, but with every book, she’s able to write such a fabulous romance with the HOTTEST dirty talk and steamy scenes ever! I loved Raw Redemption, but I am sad that the Crossing the Line series is now over. I’ve loved this series since Bowen was first introduced in Risking It All
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from publisher via IndieSage PR as part of blog tour*

4.5 ★

The final book in this series, this is Henrik’s turn and how Henrik and Ailish came to be. While I don’t remember when exactly Henrik’s character was introduced, I remember him alright in the 3rd book. He really was quite the strong silent type even then.

Interestingly enough, Henrik’s feelings for Ailish started out from one mere contact with Ailish, and I guess that’s all it took for him. Did I believe it? Interestingly eno
Maria Rose
This last story of the Crossing the Line series, a spin-off of Tessa Bailey’s very successful Line of Duty series, is a scorchingly hot and suspenseful tale of a disgraced cop and the mafia princess he’s intent on saving. Henrik Vance threw away his career to save the skin of one Ailish O’Kelly, daughter of a mafia kingpin. After their one and only meeting in a park, he threw away the evidence that would have convicted her of crimes she had no choice but to commit and was kicked off the force. H ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'Raw Redemption' by Tessa Bailey is book 4 in the "Crossing the Line" series. I have not read the other books yet so for me this was a standalone book.
This is the story of Henrik Vance and Ailish O’Kelly.
Henrik was a cop when he met Ailish who is the daughter of Chicago’s most dangerous criminal. There was evidence that Henrik destroyed that implicated Ailish in someway. After meeting Ailish just that once
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
4.5 Stars
Another perfect Tessa Bailey story-HOT! Full review on The Book Disciple
Chitra *CJ*
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Henrik and Ailish's tale was a fast paced story of a police officers love at first sight and how his whole life ends up revolving around her.
Ailish is the daughter of local mafia. When she escapes the clutches of her father, she lands into the hands of disgraced cop Henrik whos obsessed with her.
This had insta love, super duper hot sex and a devoted hero who was totally lovable.
That being said, this was my least favorite in this series- probably why it took me four days to read it bit by bit.
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Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

Review Originally Published on I'm A Sweet and Sassy Book Whore:

I am, as is Tessa Bailey, sad to see the Crossing the Line and Line of Duty series ending. Raw Redemption is the final book and not only see Henrik and Ailish’s story, but we also get a little bit of “where are they now” closure for the other books and characters in the series.

Henrik and Ailish are an insta-love couple, which is usually somethin
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Updated review 2 August 2017

I did finished the book. I skip and skim, I read the ending and then back track, I did all the things a good reader shouldn't do, but I finally finish the book.

The revised star is 2 stars instead of 1. I still don't like this book very much, but I must admit it is a decently written book that is entertaining to read. And Tessa is still the 'Queen of Dirty Talks', hands down.

I was unable to develop any attachment towards any of the characters, and many scenes bored me.
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welp that one was HAWT!

Henrik was a dream Tessa Bailey hero. So OTT and yummy! Ailish was refreshing. She had a tough childhood, but was pretty well grounded.

This was classic Tessa Bailey. The story was good, but the chemistry was off the charts. Loved catching up on the other couples from the series. Sweet ending.

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OH MY HELL! Tessa Bailey just KILLED in the final installment of the absolutely SCORCHING HOT Crossing The Line series! It was just so damn SEXY! I'm so sad that one of my favorite series has come to an end, but Bailey sure sends us off with a BANG! RAW REDEMPTION brings us Henrik Vance's story. Disgraced cop who risked his badge after setting his eyes on mob daughter, Ailish O'Kelly. Instantly, he knew he needed to protect her in any way he could. After throwing his career away, Ailish went int ...more
Jessica Alcazar
OKAY, so as a cop, Henrik Vance did a very bad thing. A very illegal thing. And now he's part of an undercover squad who take on the real tough cases of Chicago (if you watch ANY television at all, this premise should sound real familiar. And it is because of this show that I jumped on this book without hesitation.) I love the concept of a squad made up of really good cops/investigators that maybe slipped in the past for the better good. Because sometimes, life is not black and white. It's actua ...more
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars!
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Book graciously given via NetGalley in exchange for an HONEST review.
4 PLEASE Baby stars

What a gritty,intense end to another amazing series by Tessa Bailey. She has a way of saving the very best hero for last in the best possible way. Each book builds in intensity and this one is NO exception.

We meet the seriously dominant and possessive, alpha bad-ass hero who's need to protect this one woman dominates all other things. Meet Henrick Vance. A disgraced cop who's very need to own a piece of the s
Tina Wright
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Wow. Can't believe I'm saying this, as I'm a huge fan of Tessa's, but I did not like this book at all. I found the hero, Henrik, way too coarse to be sexy, and I didn't buy how he was in love with the heroine before they'd ever even spoken. I disliked the heroine, Ailish, even more--she was simultaneously the world's biggest tease, a brat, and incredibly naive. Even the characters' names annoyed me. I didn't feel any love here--just lust. The couple's first time together--the where and how--was ...more
Apr 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 30%.

The h is on the run from her mafia father and barely escapes a recent incident. She is hiding out in a cabin when the H shows up. She immediately feels horny looking at him and so she starts teasing him. She admits that she enjoys teasing men and would do it all the time to the bodyguards when she was at home. For example, she would eat a popsicle in a certain way so the men would become uncomfortable. She enjoyed turning them on and knowing they couldn't have her. Does this sound like
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fitting End

I hate to see this series end because I'm really going to miss these characters especially Derek Tyler. He was my first Tessa Bailey hero so he holds a very special place in my heart. While I'm sad that it has ended I could not have asked for a more fitting ending to an awesome series. I truly enjoyed going on this journey with Henrik and Ailish. I'm not going to lie I swooned every time Henrik called her Lish. The sexy times and dirty talk were as hot as I've come to expect from this
Ginny Rose
I didn't cry at the end of the book. (I totally did.)

I'm not going to miss these characters... (Derek, Bowen, Sera, Connor, Erin, Austin, Polly, Henrik.... Ailish....don't go. Stay!! Stay with me!!)

Once the fog of parting with friends that have been in my heart for over a year clears, I will review this book properly. Until then, this book IS amazing. The conclusion to this EPIC series is best described as a gift:
You want to see how it ends. Unwrap it. You need this. This is what you wanted... T
I LOVE Tessa Bailey, I LOVE the Crossing the Line series, and I LOVED this book!

The Queen of dirty talk strikes again!

Bowen is and always will be my #1, however, Henrik gave him a run for his money! I loved everything, the beginning, the middle and especially the end. The epilogue was bittersweet, as we said goodbye to the gang. But Mrs. Bailey did a wonderful job wrapping up everyone's Hea!
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 2.75/5

Review coming soon!
Nicole P
A nice ending to the Crossing the Line series. Expect the usual alpha male (aptly nicknamed Growler), and the seemingly weak heroine who is anything but. Hot, intense moments between the two with the crime solving a distant thing. And the epilogue tied it all together wonderfully.
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
You know what I love about Tessa Bailey? Everything. Her writing is engaging, her characters are unique, her romantic pairings are epic, and her love scenes are off-the-charts steamy. I have a particular fondness for her entire Crossing the Line series thanks to its motley crew of anti-heroes/heroines but I have to say that the final installment, Raw Redemption, claimed its spot as my new favorite of the series (sorry Bowen). Raw Redemption is a story with high stakes, pulse-pounding suspense, a ...more
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Raw Redemption is the fourth book in the adult suspense series, called Crossing the Line by Tessa Bailey. Each of the books can be read as standalones, and I tested that theory because I am new to this series. Raw Redemption is a little bit different than a lot of the books I lean towards. It felt darker than most I read, and it was. But it was a keep you on the edge of your seat book. One that I really enjoyed.

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