Review: OFFICER OFF LIMITS by Tessa Bailey


officer off limitsTitle: Officer Off Limits (Line of Duty #3)
Author: Tessa Bailey
Publishing Date: June 10, 2013 (from Brazen Entangled)
Source: eBook bought
Buy Links: Amazon | iTunes

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

His need to possess her is non-negotiable.

Story Brooks’ fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn’t bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it’s too late.

Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never, not once, been refused by a woman, so when a debate over hospital snack foods with a delectable kindergarten teacher ends in flat-out rejection, he makes it his mission to seduce her. His only obstacle? She’s the daughter of his mentor who implicitly forbade Daniel from pursuing her.

Despite her father’s warnings and Daniel’s troubled past, Daniel and Story can’t resist their intense attraction to one another. But when the reason for her fiancé’s abrupt wedding cancellation comes to light, can Story and Daniel’s already forbidden relationship survive?




My Review:


Why did I want to read this book?

I’m thinking I’m going to be addicted to the Entangled Brazen line. They’re relative short, easy, and entertaining reads and the book blurbs really work for me. This sounds interesting because of that whole off-limits things. It’s always the things that are off-limits that are the most enticing, right?


What worked for me?

Tessa Bailey writes characters with incredible chemistry and Daniel and Story are no different. That first meeting in the hospital already establishes that and the author continues to show us just how much these two are combustible through the story.

I really appreciate those elements of tentativeness, with these two people feeling that connection but somehow accepting that it will only just be for a short time, and those of elements of almost surreal clarity and sureness, with their mounting desire for each other, both sexually and in other aspects as well.


What did not work for me?

I could have done without that bit of revelation towards the end as to the reason why Story’s fiance broke the engagement with her but I can still live with it without it hurting my enjoyment of the book very much.


My over-all take on it?

This was my first Tessa Bailey story and this is only the beginning. I love her writing style: the way she characterizes and the way she develops her characters are just right up my alley. Her romance and sexy times are amazing and they are always tethered to something emotional so they’re very much intense every time. Story and Daniel intriguing characters and I’m glad I got read their story.


My rating:

4-5 stars 



About the Author:

tessa baileyTessa 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 Brooklyn, New York with her husband of seven years and three-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.

Connect with Tessa Bailey:

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