Title: Asking for Trouble (Line of Duty #4) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Tessa Bailey
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Release Date: November 25, 2013
In My Opinion: Must. Read. NOW!
One Line: Brent and Hayden’s chemistry explodes off the pages and melts your heart at the same time. I think they may be Tessa’s best one yet!
About the Book: Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can’t stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family’s charities. He’s a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.
Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together, the mutual attraction simmering beneath the surface of Brent and Hayden’s non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it wont be the last, as far as Brent’s concerned.
Hayden has a secret, though. Her father’s company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden’s marriage to the CEOs wealthy son can secure the deal. If she’s to protect her family, she’ll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.
Oh, Tessa Bailey! How you manage to ensnare me with your sexy dirty-talkers is beyond me. Your brilliant mind knows no bounds! As reigning Brazen Queen, Bailey delivers one hell of a scorching couple that literally set my pages on fire! Brent is the jerk you love to hate, a closet good guy, and boy, he sure knows his way around a set of handcuffs! Hayden is a feisty female lead with a caring heart and a sensible dream. Add to that, hilarious banter and lovable secondary characters, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Bailey may have created her dirtiest talker yet! And I love it! Brent is the perfect mix of rough-around-the-edges, yet sweet and caring. You definitely wouldn’t figure it right off the bat with someone like Brent and Tessa does a good job of misleading you. Sure, he’s got a quick wit and crass comebacks, but once you go a bit deeper, you’ll see how hard-working, dedicated, and genuine Brent is. I loved learning more about him and realizing all that he has to deal with in regards to his family and what he values most in the world. He’s really just a big, old cuddly bear with a crude mouth that you can’t help but love.
And, by the way, that last scene at a certain city building?! Priceless! Just take my heart, why don’t you, Brent?!
I also really liked Hayden. Even though she comes from money, she’s anything but shallow and snobby. Working hard to create a name for herself, outside her family, and discovering what she wants out of life, Hayden does hide behind a chilly exterior, but once we get a little deeper and see what’s going on in her mind and life, you kind of feel for the girl. I loved how Brent challenged her and made her do things she normally wouldn’t, both in and outside of the bedroom.
Another thing I loved? Seeing Daniel and Story, and even a bit of Troy and Ruby! Oh, how I love all of Tessa’s characters and seeing them all interact, catching glimpses of their lives outside of their individual stories is great, and one of my favorite aspects of companion novels in general. Daniel and Story are hilarious and they definitely added even more humor and fun to an already hilariously entertaining read.
I am never disappointed when I break up a book with Tessa’s name on it and I only wish these books were in print so I could add them to my collection! One thing that was evident in this book, in particular, was the idea of control. I loved that even though, at times, it appeared that Brent was in control, which might turn some women (feminists) off, if you actually pay attention, you’ll see that Hayden, is in fact, in control. The idea that Tessa is able to exemplify women being the strong and dominant (not in a kinky way) one in a relationship, while also making the guy feel like “the man” is just one of the reasons why I love her and her writing so much (and Tessa and I have discussed this issue on q few occasions). Asking for Trouble has the perfect blend of naughty, yet tasteful scenes mixed with romantic and touching ones. I seriously never want this series to end!
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