Review: The Major’s Welcome Home by Tessa Bailey

Reviewed by Sara

Tessa Bailey’s new release, “The Major’s Welcome Home,” isn’t technically a new release. The short story of Major Beck Collier and Kenna Sutton was previously released in 2015 as part of an anthology with author Sophie Jordan called Off Base. With an additional epilogue, previously only released on Wattpad and half of all its release week sales going to fund research for Juvenile Diabetes, picking up this novella and becoming reacquainted with Beck and Kenna was a no-brainer.

Kenna Sutton was a wild child and has done her best as an adult to make up for that by making herself indispensable to her General father. Which is how she ends up as the pick up driver for Major Beck Collier as he returns from a six year deployment overseas. Considering Major Collier’s expertise is in engineering strategy, Kenna assumes she’ll be picking up a bespectacled, paunchy desk jockey. Instead she’s met with a hulking, military Adonis with a heart of gold. Determined to see that he’s welcomed home properly, Kenna gets particularly hands on with Beck and soon finds an attraction to the major that’s more than skin deep. [Read more…]

Review: Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey

Reviewed by Victoria

This book is the beginning of the Made in Jersey series from Dirty Talk Queen Tessa Bailey. Guys, this book is hot. How hot? I was trying to read it while making dinner, and chapter 4 was so hot, I burned the whole thing. That hot.

The story opens with our hero, Sarge Purcell, returning to the factory town he was raised in after a 4-year absence. As Sarge is amusedly noting all the things that are the same, he quickly realizes that one thing is very different. His sister, single-mother River, is having a hard time. She sends Sarge to stay with her best friend Jasmine Taveras, not wanting her daughter to get too attached to an uncle who isn’t sticking around. Sarge immediately realizes his error, and begins helping his sister in more ways than just sending money.  [Read more…]

Review: Captivated by Tessa Bailey and Eva Dangerfield

Reviewed by Sara

It would be really easy to classify authors’ Tessa Bailey and Eva Dangerfield’s novel Captivated as a quick and dirty Erotic Romance. The book isn’t particularly long and the events in it happen quickly and without preamble. It’s also incredibly sexual and deals with the more taboo fantasy of forced submission.

Autumn, an Aussie transplant, freshly broken up with her cheating, comedian boyfriend has a run in with her landlord, Blake. During this run in, her fantasies, that just happen to be with Blake, come to light. They’re dark and illicit and Blake, who is more or less a shut-in, is moved by them and agrees to some role play with Autumn if she’ll go on three dates with him. This leads to more than just sex and eventually the two are wrapped up in a whirlwind romance that has them questioning their pasts and futures as individuals and as a couple. [Read more…]

Review: Disturbing His Peace by Tessa Bailey

Reviewed by Sara

In all honesty, I wasn’t going to read Disturbing His Peace. I wasn’t a huge fan of the other books in this series and figured I’d just leave it. That was, until I saw a couple posts Tessa Bailey put up on Instagram about the book. I snatched it up on release day and I am so glad I did.

Dannika is a people-pleaser, she’s always the one her family comes to for helps. So, it only makes sense that her dream job is helping the citizens of New York. She’s at the top of her class in the police academy and would love it if it wasn’t for Greer. Greer is Dannika’s incredibly good looking, incredibly demanding instructor and she hates him. However, there’s more to Greer than meets the eye; he’s hard on his students because he knows what happens when you’re not perfect at this job. Greer’s partner died on the job, and between that and a very man’s man kind of upbringing, he holds people at arm’s length. Except it’s getting harder and harder to keep his brightest and most tempting student, Dannika at a distance. A slip up on Greer’s part, as well as a potentially dangerous mistake on Dannika’s brings the two together and the sparks fly. [Read more…]

Review: Too Hot To Handle by Tessa Bailey

Reviewed by Joanna

Rita burned down her mother’s restaurant. It was an accident, and her mother has been dead a while so she won’t miss it, but even so. It’s shaken our girl up a little bit and made her refocus on what she wants to do with her life. It ain’t cooking, that’s for sure.

A request from beyond the grave has her heading out on a long road trip with her sister and two brothers. They don’t really get along, and they aren’t close. I guess that’s what her mama was trying to fix.
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Review: Risking it All by Tessa Bailey

risking it allReviewed by Carrie

Tessa Bailey is back with her dirty talking alpha heroes! This time she pulls in several characters from previous books (Ruby and Troy from His Risk to Take and Derek from Protecting What’s His) and pushes this first book in a new series into a really interesting direction.

Seraphina Newsome is on a mission. The ER nurse turned cop is attempting to avenge her brother’s death by going undercover as a bar waitress for a crime lord in order to obtain incriminating evidence in the form of a ledger. Sera, as a rookie cop, has the deck stacked against her going into the unsanctioned operation with no support, but she just can’t let the man who killed her brother get off so easy. [Read more…]

Review: Owned by Fate by Tessa Bailey

owned by fateReviewed by Carrie

Readers, you are going to have to take this review with a grain of salt.  See, I knew after reading the blurb that this book wouldn’t be for me, but I love Tessa Bailey’s work and I was hoping that she would bring a fresh take to this tired story.  I was wrong and I have learned my lesson – this trope just isn’t for me.

Caroline Preston is desperate to help her family’s financial magazine keep from going under.  She’s so desperate she agrees with her brother’s harebrained idea to write a lifestyle piece for the magazine on New York’s exclusive BDSM club.  What does BDSM have to do with a financial magazine, you ask? Apparently, the wealthy are just going to these clubs in droves after the release of the book that-shall-not-be-named. [Read more…]

Review: Baiting the Maid of Honor by Tessa Bailey

baiting the maid of honorReviewed by Carrie

If you’ve been reading my reviews, you know how much I love Tessa Bailey’s writing (especially her dirty talking heroes).  As soon as I saw Bailey’s name come up as one of the authors involved, I requested the whole series.  I am sooo glad I did because she does not disappoint.  This is the second book in the Wedding Dare series.  The stories seem to run concurrently and are interwoven, but I think it would be fine as a standalone. [Read more…]

Review: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

unfixableReviewed by Carrie

Bailey’s foray into the New Adult sub-genre begins as a spin-off from her wildly popular novel, Protecting What’s His.  I was super excited to see what direction the author would take – would it be super tame or would the hero still be deliciously dirty-talking?  It turned out to be a little of both.

For a brief moment, Willa Peet made the mistake of believing that she could be normal.  Her sister, Ginger, pulled her out the hell hole they grew up in with their prostitute mother and moved them to Chicago to give Willa a chance at life.  Willa started to believe in normal when she met Evan at school.  [Read more…]

Review: Staking His Claim by Tessa Bailey

staking his claimReviewed by Carrie

Lucy Mason finally feels free.  After the last two grueling years of finishing her master’s degree, Lucy is ready to cut loose and even has a list of things to do when she gets back home to New York.  Her brother, Brent, is busy with his wedding plans so he sends his police force buddy, Matt Donovan, to pick her up from college.  When Lucy realizes that the luscious hunk in the coffee shop is the guy her brother sent, she formulates a plan to get her some.  Knowing that Matt would never hook up with his best friend’s little sister, Lucy pretends to be her friend and roommate, Sasha. [Read more…]