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Series: The Academy #1
Published by: Avon
on August 29, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…
Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.
Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?
If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots? Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?
A new series by the amazing Tessa Bailey? YES PLEASE! You have to know by now that if Tessa Bailey writes a book, I will be FIRST IN LINE to devour it whole! To say that I was excited for The Academy Series would be a total understatement. After reading the synopsis of DISORDERLY CONDUCT, I was all in. Hell, I was all in once I caught a glimpse of the cover! Ms. Bailey is known for a lot of great things in the romance world, but the main thing that I love about her work has got to be her characters, first and foremost. She brings them to life with only her words and they end up embedding themselves in our hearts completely. Their emotions surround us and we can’t help but to feel exactly what they feel. We struggle when they struggle. We are elated when they are elated. Our heart breaks when theirs do. We feel the love developing with each turn of the page and the passion igniting with every single chapter. And I believe that NO ONE can do this quite like Tessa Bailey. For this reason, and others, this author will always be one of my FAVORITES!
Charlie Burns and Ever Carmichael…two characters with HEAVY COMMITMENT issues. You know where this is going right? Yeah, I thought so. They lock eyes in a bar and the rest is history. I’m just kidding, a lot goes on between now and then, but I couldn’t resist. Both trying to please their parents…both trying to find and hold onto their purpose in life. They have plans, and it doesn’t include each other, but that spark that they lit that night in the bar, isn’t going away so easily. One month is all they get until boundaries are set. In the midst of trying to build a friendship (or using it as a disguise) lines blur and passion exceeds. They have to take a long hard look at what THEY actually want versus what their parents need them to be. Sacrifice is a four-letter word for most, but with Charlie and Ever, it’s the only thing that will break down their walls and make them see the truth.
Oh the drama! Oh the sex! Oh the excitement! I can’t contain it! This was a GREAT start to what is going to be a new addiction for me. Tessa Bailey will ALWAYS be a GO TO AUTHOR for me, and finishing off DISORDERLY CONDUCT, solidified that fact even more.
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Coming January 30, 2018…
INDECENT EXPOSURE, Book #2 in The Academy Series
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