Saturday, November 1, 2014

Exposed by Fate by Tessa Bailey

Serve series book 2

He’ll train her to lure another man. She’ll lure him instead. 

When interior designer Eliza Ballas accompanies a friend to New York’s premier BDSM club, she’s taken aback by the sheer want that overruns her body—especially when a sexy Brit assumes Eliza is adept at dark, sensual arts. If she’s going to play, she’ll need an erotic education, and she knows just the man to teach her how to submit… 

Oliver Preston isn’t one to turn down pleasure, but Eliza’s his sister’s best friend, and he’s torn between a sense of duty and his rock-hard need to find out if she tastes as delicious as he’s dreamed. Unable to handle thought of another man owning her body, he draws Eliza deep into his world of exquisite pain and pleasure.  He has three lessons to instruct her. Three lessons to drive them both to the brink of ecstasy. And three lessons before he must give her to another man...if he doesn’t lose himself first.

"By George, she's done it again!"

Ok, I don't know who George is, but it's true. I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Tessa Bailey is freaking awesome! She's one of my absolute top favorite authors, and in my eyes, she can do no wrong.

With her first foray into the BDSM world with Owned by Fate, she showed us she could step out of her norm and give us something new. With Exposed by Fate, she proved she can do even better. Yes, the second book in her new series far exceeds the first in my humble opinion. While I adored Jonah and Caroline, I absolutely fell in love with Oliver. Ok, and Eliza ;)

Eliza is best friends with Oliver's sister, Caroline. But she's also had a serious attraction to Oliver since they first met when she was in college. She's never acted on it though, for several reasons. The fact that he's her bff's brother, a notorious playboy, and frankly, she just doesn't have the experience. After she was dragged to Serve with Caroline (in book one) she met Porter, a super hot Gavin Rossdale look alike, with whom she wanted to explore these desires that have been niggling in the back of her mind for ages. However, her nerves get the best of her and she runs. Deciding she needs some practice in this new world, she enlists help from the one man who definitely knows how to please women. Oliver Preston. *swoon*

Oliver Preston, better known as New York's most eligible bachelor, is a well known playboy who is also a Dominant. When his little sister's bff comes to him asking for lessons so she can woo her (other) man, he's reluctant at first. He too has had an attraction to Eliza for years and knows it's probably a bad idea. But what the hell. When else will he have the chance to do all those dirty things to her delectable little body he's been dreaming about?! ;) Right on man!

Thus embarks a three lesson deal. Oliver will teach Eliza all she needs to know to be safe and how to enjoy the pleasures another man will bring to her body. What these two didn't count on was falling even further for one another. Will they be able to overcome their feelings and walk away, or will they succumb to those feelings and embark on a lasting ~ dare I say the word ~ relationship?! ;)

I absolutely loved this book. Tessa did such a great job sucking me into their world and making me fall for her characters. I felt like I was a third wheel voyeur watching the scenes play out. I fell so hard for Oliver. He had so much depth to him that he'd kept hidden behind his devil-may-care and playboy persona, that not even his own family could see behind the mask. But Eliza did. She saw how much hurt he hid and how his feelings were more on the surface than anyone knew. I loved how Eliza started out somewhat insecure in her own skin, and Oliver helped her to see how beautiful and confident she truly was. The two of them together was a sight to behold. And the sex scenes! Oh my dear melted panties. They. Were. Hot. I'm sure I can find a gif to convey the panty melting powers of Oliver... ;)

Yeah... That's what happens with Oliver in a room ;)

This was another great hit from Tessa Bailey and I really can't wait to see what comes next in this series! ❤


  1. I. LOVE. THAT. GIF! LMAO. Yes, Tessa's books do have that affect on me. The Line of Duty series had me looking at cops in a whole new way, and Exposed by Fate! *DEEP SIGH* Oliver is something else. That's all I can say. :-)

    1. LOL! Thanks hun! Yeah her LoD series is HOT! I love them all! :)