Sunday, May 26, 2013

His Risk To Take by Tessa Bailey: Review

His Risk To Take
By Tessa Bailey
Published May 13th 2013 by Entangled Publishing
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:
The greater the risk, the hotter the reward…

Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation on the Chicago PD for being fearless and in control—until the night his daredevil partner is killed during a raid. From that moment on, he swears he’ll never again be responsible for the loss of a loved one. To escape his demons, Troy transfers to the NYPD, bringing him up close and personal with Ruby Elliott, a beautiful, street-savvy pool hustler.

Reckless and stubbornly independent, Ruby embodies everything Troy’s avoiding, but when she walks into O’Hanlon’s Pub and blows his carefully laid plans to hell, Troy knows he has to have her—risks be damned. But there’s a connection between Ruby’s shadowed past and a case Troy’s working involving a notorious Brooklyn felon, throwing her safety into jeopardy. Confronted with his biggest fear, will Troy push Ruby away to keep her safe or fight to keep her in his arms where she belongs?

Darkfallen's thoughts:
This is the first book by Tessa Bailey that I've read and it WON'T be my last! I absolutely loved it!!

Troy works as a detective for the N.Y.P.D. ever since he lost his partner back in Chicago. He will never make the same mistakes he made that lead to his partners death again. He is headstrong and all alpha male. Then he meets Ruby. She hustles people at pool to make ends meet. It's the only life she's ever really known. That is until she meets Troy and he tries to protect her from herself and her life choices.

Ruby is stubborn and snarky. She made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. I just couldn't get enough of her. She is absolutely perfect for Troy. The way she breaks down all his defenses. Then you have Troy...oh so HOT, and sexy, and 100% male! I loved him and just wanted to hold him. The way he blames himself for his partners death and the torment he puts himself through to ensure that something like that doesn't happen's simply heartbreaking.

Overall I loved this book and I can't wait to read more by Tessa Bailey!