Riskier Business

Tessa Bailey
Riskier Business
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Release Date
January 2015
Book 1 of Crossing the Line #0.5
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

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.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Dec 18, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
182 people found the following review helpful
Oooh, Ms. Bailey, you slay me with your uncanny ability to make me drool while nursing a genuine case of the feels at the same time, a very rare talent in the erotic romance genre.

Former pool hustler Ruby Elliott is blissfully happy and living in sin with her hot as hell NYPD Detective boyfriend Troy Bennett. Until dear old dad returns to make her an offer she can't refuse--a payout that she'd kill to have--details on her absentee mother. Troy is the type of man who wants--no, NEEDS--control, but nobody makes him feel as out of control as his fiercely independent hustler Ruby. And when Ruby agrees to her father's proposition, the distinct lack of control that Troy experiences has him tied up in knots. The two of them will have to rely on their mutual and complete trust and communication to get through whatever Ruby's dad has in store for them.

RISKIER BUSINESS is a pre-novella, book 0.5 in the Crossing the Line series by the uber talented Tessa Bailey. Aaaaand, she has pretty much ruined me for any other author for the foreseeable future, as every word of this story captivated me and made me want to be part of Ruby and Troy's lives in some way. I have to say that I read RISKING IT ALL first, the official book 1 in the series, and some of the pieces of Ruby and Bowen's friendship finally clicked, thanks to this book, making me fall even more completely in love with Bowen.

But I digress, this is Ruby and Troy's story...

Ruby and Troy were incredible together, sexy and loving, dirty and wickedly erotic, the two of them just burnt up the ereader from page 1. He's overbearing and controlling and exactly the type of man that a woman like Ruby needs to balance her bad girl self, but we all know who wears the pants in the relationship. Ms. Bailey's writing has me jonesing like an addict right now and I'll be picking up more by this brilliant author the first chance I get.
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