Ailish O’Kelly doesn’t need a hero. She’ll save herself from her father’s violent criminal dy ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
“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.”
“You think I won’t put you on your knees in that ...more
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.
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...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
'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 ...more
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.
I l ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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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hero is a bit older (not sure how much) - celibate from his first sighting, not much on his history but did not give off the manwhore vibe
heroine had bad sex ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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!
Raw R ...more