Friday, January 23, 2015

Review ~ RISKIER BUSINESS by Tessa Bailey

Riskier Business (Crossing the Line, #.5)
by: Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing the Line
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 5, 2015
Source: Personal Purchase

One more game. And this time, there are no rules…

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.

Back in 2013, we were first introduced to Troy Bennett and Ruby Elliot in His Risk to Take.  Sparks flew and they brought plentiful action in and out of the bedroom.  So to discover that we were being treated to more from them as part of Tessa Bailey’s Crossing the Line series was a real treat, because I had always wanted more of them.
I got it.

“Did you need Officer Bennett to come by and give you a nice hard ride?”
Troy is as sexy, bossy and protective as ever.  The man is just downright dirty. And whilst Ruby has left her professional pool hustling days behind her and is running her own business, she still possesses the sassy, stubborn attitude I loved in her.  But what made this book for me was seeing Troy fighting with his need for control and his vulnerable side; Ruby is his world but with her Dad back on the scene, the question is will she revert to her old ways.

“Maybe I like trouble.”
“Well, you’ve definitely found it.  My brand of trouble is so good it hurts.  You want to hurt a little tonight, baby?”

With the electric-chemistry all her characters possess and page-burning steamy action, I can't see any fan of Tessa Bailey being disappointed.  Tory and Ruby are as great together the second time around.  And, whilst it's left me still wanting that bit more, I'm fine with this as Riskier Business has paved the way seamlessly for Bowen Driscol's story.  I can't wait to see what lies in store for Ruby's bad boy best-friend and the no doubt lucky lady.

**Personal Purchase**

Rating: 4

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