Publication Date: January 25, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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 it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.
Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she’s ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He’s infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she’s determined to resist him.
But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants…including a man that Polly must trust if she’s to escape their dangerous game alive.
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 testy so I wanted to read Up In Smoke right away, but I decided to wait. So I read that right before I read Boiling Point. And I'm glad I did, because that gave me a little more insight to Austin and Polly. And while Bowen is still my #1, Connor and Austin have definitely been added to my faves list!
Austin was not who I thought he was going to be. He was so. much. BETTER!! He's this hot shot alpha male who has such a depth to him that he didn't even see it. He just needed a tiny little feisty hacker to show him the way. There is an unexpected twist (for lack of a better term) to Austin when it comes to his and Polly's relationship. I wasn't sure how that was going to work, but TB sure enough blew that right out of the park. So. Damn. Hot. 'nuff said.
Polly was pretty amazeballs in her own right. I loved that she was on a mission and would not be deterred. Then here comes this big, arrogant, cocky hunk of a man throwing a wrench in her plans.
These two had such chemistry from the beginning, I knew when they finally got together it was gonna be gooood! ;) Oh and was it! Mrs. Bailey sure knows how to write her dirty talkin, smokin sex scenes! I seriously could not put this book down! I basically read it in one sitting. It has all the classic Tessa Bailey characteristics I love. Good writing, great characters that are well developed with underlying issues that get fleshed out. ;) Smoking hot sexin. And a story line that keeps me interested from the first page to the last.
I'd love to go into more detail all about this book, but I don't want to spoil it. I know, I know. That's not usually my style, but sometimes you just gotta go in blind to experience the awesomeness for yourself. I have loved every Tessa Bailey book I've read, and Boiling Point has definitely been added to that list.
DON'T MISS THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SIZZLING CROSSING THE LINE SERIES....
Publication Date: January 5, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
After a life of pool hustling and living on the wrong side of the law, Ruby Elliott is living on the straight and narrow with sexy-as-all-hell NYPD detective, Troy Bennett. Now the only trouble Ruby has with the law is the naughty kind, pinned against the wall by Troy's strict and spectacularly hard body. Obeying his every command. Both of them losing themselves in a lust that borders on obsession...
But then her father returns with an offer she can’t refuse: one last hustle in exchange for information. Information she’d die to have. As the pieces and the players of the game reveal themselves, Troy feels the fine edges of his control slipping—control he can’t channel without hurting Ruby. The stakes are high, and the risk higher. Because losing this final game could cost more than Ruby’s heart…it might cost her life.
RISKING IT ALL
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
NYPD detective Seraphia Newsom will avenge her brother’s death at any cost. Even if it means insinuating herself into a rough, Brooklyn street gang and going so far undercover, she’s not sure she’ll be able to get out. Every minute she spends in their midst means the clock ticking down on her life, especially when she overhears something that could get her killed.
Bowen Driscol is the heir to a crime enterprise. He never asked for the job, but with his father behind bars, he has no choice but to step in and keep the operation running. But when the NYPD blackmails him with a piece of damning information in exchange for aiding an undercover cop, he finds himself on the other side of the law for the first time in his life.
Bowen knows the danger Sera is in, and keeping her safe trumps saving his own ass. The problem? She can’t know he’s on her side. And there's the matter of the seriously inconvenient heat sparking between them that's incinerating his resistance. But Sera only sees Bowen's past, and men like him are the reason her brother is dead. If they're to get out alive, he'll have to risk exposing the man beneath, and hope to hell he doesn't blow the whole operation in the process.
It should be noted, Nikki has said claim to one Bowen Driscol ;)
Find her 5 star review HERE
UP IN SMOKE
Publication Date: June 23, 2015
Never start a fire you can’t control…
Connor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he's spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin's crime ring. Through a twist of fate, he's now in Chicago, working undercover to bust criminals. But when a cute little arsonist joins the team—all combat boots, tiny jean shorts, and hot-pink hair—Connor’s notorious iron control slips.
Erin "she's getting away" O'Dea knows two things. She hates authority. And… Nope, that's it. When she's forced to operate on the “right” side of the law, her fear of being confined and controlled blazes to the surface. The last thing she expects is a control freak like Connor to soothe her when she needs it most. Worse, something behind the sexy ex-soldier's eyes ignites a dangerous inferno of desire. One that invites Erin to play with fire. And one that could get them both killed…
And yes, she's also laying claim to Connor. Ok all the guys in this series! :D What can we say, she's a greedy little hussy who loves her some Tessa Bailey heroes!
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.
Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.
She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.