Title: Asking for Trouble by Tessa Bailey
Line of Duty Series Book Four
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 279 pages
Book Rating: B
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The fighting was just foreplay…
Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can’t stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family’s charities. He’s a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.
Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together, the mutual attraction simmering beneath the surface of Brent and Hayden’s non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it won’t be the last, as far as Brent’s concerned.
Hayden has a secret, though. Her father’s company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden’s marriage to the CEO’s wealthy son can secure the deal. If she’s to protect her family, she’ll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.
Do you like Alpha males? Do you like enemies to lovers romances? Do you like sex scenes that are deliciously down, dirty and smokin’ hawt? If you answered yes, then you are going to LOVE Tessa Bailey’s Asking for Trouble. This fourth novel in the Line of Duty series is a fast paced and engaging opposites attract romance that old and new fans are sure to enjoy.
Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead barely tolerate each other but since their mutual friends are in love, they are forced to spend lots of time together. They are from completely different backgrounds and they have (unfairly) judged each other based on their social standing. When Hayden decides it is time to firmly put Brent in his place, she issues a sexual gauntlet that Brent gladly accepts. Their night together leads to an explosive and extremely passionate encounter that leaves them with more questions than answers. Brent and Hayden continue to alternately fight and give into their smoldering attraction but will Hayden’s family obligations stand in the way of this volatile couple’s future?
Neither Hayden nor Brent has bothered to look beyond the surface of the other. Hayden is convinced Brent is a knuckle dragging Neanderthal while Brent thinks Hayden is a pampered princess who spends her days shopping. So it comes as a big surprise to both of them what they uncover once they look past superficial appearances. Brent is hardworking and loyal to his family whereas Hayden is just as dedicated to her charity work. Brent is secure in who he and what he wants but Hayden is nursing a few insecurities. Brent is more than happy to let Hayden explore her dominant side and they take turns giving up control to the other.
This lust-filled story borders on the erotic and nothing is off limits as Brent and Hayden explore their attraction. Dirty talking, a little bondage and spanking are just a few of the things this couple bring into the bedroom. There is no shortage of sexual tension between them and their sex scenes are scorching hot.
Witty banter, charming characters and delectably steamy sex scenes make Asking for Trouble a must read for anyone who enjoys contemporary romances. Although it is the fourth installment in Tessa Bailey’s Line of Duty series, it can be read as a standalone story.