Why did I want to read this book?
For those who’ve been reading my blog for a while, I think I keep saying over and over again how much I love the enemies to friends romance trope. We first meet Brent and Hayden in the previous book, Officer Off Limits, and that first encounter really did leave an impression on me and I knew (and I hoped) that they’re going to get their own story.
What worked for me?
The tension between these two was just palpable. Any time they’re together, the page just burns up. Their verbal, as well as their non-verbal exchanges were just a sight to behold. You just get help but be riveted to their interactions because there was so much chemistry, so many things not said, so much undercurrents. And the build-up was amazing as well. I’ve read a couple of Tessa Bailey’s Brazen titles but this one is by far my favorite from hers so far.
I love Brent and Hayden. It was great reading about them discover the truth about each other and how they realize how wrong their initial perception of one another had been. They know they absolutely have chemistry, both the antagonistic and the not-so-antagonistic kind but they also went on a journey of getting to know each other on a deeper level that they thought they could possibly experience or even allow themselves to.
What did not work for me?
Not a thing. A loved every part of this book.
My over-all take on it?
This is my favorite Tessa Bailey novel so far and it brought so much fun-filled tension (fun at least for us readers) and sizzling chemistry and gooey-hearty gestures that would make a romance-junkie (like me) swoon to no end. Ms. Tessa Bailey was a great new-to-me author find this year. I’ll definitely be on the look out for her other works.
Tessa 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.
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Officer Off-Limits (Line of Duty #3)