Series: Crossing the Line #0.5
Published by Macmillan on 2015-01-05
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.
FTC : I bought this book.
Well, we all know I am a Tessa Bailey addict and this novella was both the chance to revisit Troy and Ruby and the start of a brand new series…. win win! 🙂
I don’t want to spoil this too much so I’ll keep this brief. This meets the two love-birds after their HFN and things are going well. Of course, things are going to go terribly wrong and they do when Ruby’s horrible father turns up. Queue angst, multiple family secrets being revealed, lots and lots of ridiculously hot sex, a life or death situation and a plethora of snark …. phew! It certainly is chock full of plot and I couldn’t put it down. My only complaint is, probably due to the amount of content, there is a minor info dump as Ms Bailey explains the last series to any potential new readers in around 2 pages. My advice to new readers? Don’t start here, read the previous series.
One thing that definitely did not suffer the shorter page count were the sex scenes. There was sex EVERYWHERE and the scenes were as hot as ever. Troy and Ruby had the same amount of chemistry they did in the first book and I loved every second they were on the page together.
Another winner from an auto-buy author for me. Go into a Tessa Bailey book for the sex and stay for the alpha men, spunky heroines and fantastic plots.