ARC Review: His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey

Posted May 14, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey
His Risk to Take
by Tessa Bailey

4.5 Stars


Released: May 13, 2013
Series: Line of Duty #2
Published by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 162
Format: ARC

If you haven’t tried Tessa Bailey out yet, you are seriously missing out on some sexy, hotter-than-hell heroes. If you don’t claim them all, then I will. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you all 😉 ~ Under the Covers

I discovered Tessa Bailey and her books not too long ago and was very impressed with her debut book, PROTECTING WHAT’S HIS. So I was thrilled to be able to read the second book in the series, HIS RISK TO TAKE. Unfortunately, this book is only a novella but it is probably one of the better ones I’ve read this year.

HIS RISK TO TAKE has another dirty-talking sexy-as-hell cop in it. This time his name is Troy Bennett and our heroine is another feisty gal named Ruby. Ruby and Troy meet when Ruby hussles a guy out of his money over a game of pool and from there, their attraction hits a soaring point.

The novella takes off with a rush and it doesn’t really stop its momentum. The whole book has a fast-paced feel to it. The sex is hard, fast and intense and the suspense definitely kicks this book into top gear.

Now I have to gush like an erotic romance heroine about the sex in this book. Troy is utterly delicious. He says the most crude, but sexiest things and that got him a spot in my harem list for sure. Troy just oozes sex appeal and Ruby (and readers!) will just fall into a heap when this is all done.

Here’s just a taste of the naughtiness you can expect from Troy:

“I’m going to come on your panties. And the next time I see them, I’m going to rip them off with my fucking teeth. Is that clear?”

Oh yes, Troy. I got that loud and clear.

Ruby is another excellent heroine. I loved her flirty nature and her confidence. A man like Troy can easily walk all over a heroine, but Bailey has created a heroine who will keep Troy on his toes. One thing is clear: Tessa Bailey writes amazingly nuanced characters that you cannot help but love.

Do I have to mention the sex? Yes, yes I do. For lack of a better word, it’s explosive! Bailey gets really creative in this one and hell, there is no way I am complaining. Yummy doesn’t cover it!

I did feel like the ending was a little bit rushed in terms of the resolution between Troy and Ruby, but I think that might have had to do with the word count, which is why I’m hoping that the next book is much, much longer! I could get lost in this world forever.

If you haven’t tried Tessa Bailey out yet, you are seriously missing out on some sexy, hotter-than-hell heroes. If you don’t claim them all, then I will. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you all 😉

Here’s my Troy:


*ARC provided by publisher

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About Tessa Bailey

I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.

Thank you for being a part of it.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene ( I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Looks so good. Thanks Ann.


I LOVED this book!!!


I love this book! 🙂
Tessa Bailey write fantastic,all her books are definitely winners 🙂