Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: RAW REDEMPTION (Crossing the Line) by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey

Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: RAW REDEMPTION (Crossing the Line) by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: RAW REDEMPTION (Crossing the Line) by Tessa Bailey @mstessabaileyRaw Redemption by Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing The Line #4
Published by: Entangled: Select Suspense
on June 13, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Disgraced cop Henrik Vance is having a shit year. Banished to a derelict undercover squad, he’s been tasked with hunting down the daughter of Chicago’s most dangerous criminal. His obsession with saving the beautiful girl destroyed his career. And this time, it might cost his life.

Ailish O’Kelly doesn’t need a hero. She’ll save herself from her father’s violent criminal dynasty, thank you very much. Unfortunately, the sexy as sin cop who crashes her hideout isn’t hearing reason—especially not after the kiss that becomes much more.

His boss wants her as an informant. Ailish wants Henrik to keep whispering filthy things against her skin. But she knows too well the evil they’re up against, and when it comes down to protecting the man who owns her body and soul, she only has one choice…

my thoughts

OH MY HELL! Tessa Bailey just KILLED in the final installment of the absolutely SCORCHING HOT Crossing The Line series! It was just so damn SEXY! I’m so sad that one of my favorite series has come to an end, but Bailey sure sends us off with a BANG! RAW REDEMPTION brings us Henrik Vance’s story. Disgraced cop who risked his badge after setting his eyes on mob daughter, Ailish O’Kelly. Instantly, he knew he needed to protect her in any way he could. After throwing his career away, Ailish went into hiding. Vance recently came into possession of her whereabouts, and he is more determined than ever to track her down and see to it that she stays safe…from her father AND from him. Sparks and insults FLY when these two meet up again. There is heat. There is passion. There is resistance and there is redemption. Vance can tell himself that he is doing this to get his badge back, but really, he wants Ailish in his arms, where NO ONE can hurt her.

“I want to cut down everything in your goddamn path. And then I want to take you to bed knowing I earned it.”

The sexual chemistry between Henrik and Ailish was OFF THE FREAKING CHARTS! But then again, this is a Tessa Bailey book, so why am I surprised? Sassy, stubborn heroine…gorgeous, protective ALPHA hero – that is one HELL of a combo! The sexiness that comes out of Henrik’s mouth…HOT DAMN folks! I can’t EVEN! It will make you tingle, make you blush, and make you SWOON until you can’t swoon no more. In every Bailey romance, I highlight pretty much the entire book. So many sexy quotes to read over and over again. I have SO ENJOYED spending time with this sexy and ridiculous group of misfits. I’ll miss them all dearly. But not for long, because every single book in this series, will be re-reads FOR SURE!

Oh, you want a taste of Henrik Vance’s filthy and goddamn SEXY mouth? You GOT it! You’re welcome ladies…

“You like having your mouth fucked, baby?”

“Can you tell how much I love fucking it, you cock-hungry girl? I’m going to bust like a motherfucker and it’s all your fault. So greedy and hot and tight. Suck it harder.”

Oh yeah! See what I mean? This is only a tiny taste of what’s to come when you pick up the final book in Tessa’s Crossing The Line series. GET. ON. IT. You will love these characters! You will love the sex! You will love the suspense! You will LOVE everything about these stories!

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quoteThe gorgeous redhead gave him a shy nod. “You protected me.” Her eyes raked up and down his body. Liking what she saw? Since this was his fantasy, Henrik was going with hell yeah. “If I needed protecting again, could you keep me safe…with your body?”

“Yes,” Henrik rasped, the sincere affirmation bouncing off the shower walls. “I’d do whatever was needed. Nothing could stop me.”

Black eyelashes swept down to hide her eyes before revealing them once more, the impact almost knocking him back a step. “Could you show me right now?”

Henrik’s bracing hand curled into a shaking fist on the shower wall as the second self in his mind stooped down and picked up Ailish. One forearm beneath her ass was all it took, her lips parting on a whimper as both feet left the ground. She clung to his shirt collar, seeming a little unsure. But ah fuck, then she sneaked her thighs up around his hips, all slow and mischievous. Not quite snuggling his cock, but close enough that her heat reached through his fly and sucked.

Ailish stared at his mouth. “Can you show me more?” She leaned closer, her tits grazing the front of his shirt. “How you’d protect me?”

Two steps and he had Ailish crushed against the side of his police vehicle, the backs of her high heels bouncing off the doors. Good. Dent them. Henrik didn’t give a fuck about anything but the girl gasping for breath in front of him. He savored a second of anticipation before shoving his rigid cock against the seam of her body. The seam that gave pleasure, gave life. Give it all to me.

“You wanted me to show you, Ailish.”


He rolled his tongue along the roof of his mouth. “I would keep my body between you and danger at all times. Nothing and no one would touch you but me.” Using his hips, he pushed her higher up the car’s exterior, mentally recording her soft cry of surprise. “Inside or out.”

One of her high heels dropped onto the sidewalk. Maybe his reaction to the lost shoe stemmed from her being that much more naked. Or perhaps her lack of concern for the dropped footwear accounted for the surge of lust. For whatever reason, though, that forgotten high heel pushed Henrik past the line of his defenses, his consciousness whittling down to his wet manhood. Almost there. Almost

Ailish beckoned him forward by licking her upper lip. “Henrik?”

“Yes, baby.”

She rubbed that single bare foot against his ass. “Will you please touch me on the inside?”

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About Tessa Bailey

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 Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-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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