Friday, June 24, 2016

BLOG TOUR, 4 STAR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Raw Redemption (Crossing the Line #4) by Tessa Bailey

Raw Redemption
by Tessa Bailey 

Crossing the Line #4 
Publication Date: June 13, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Entangled: Select Suspense 

Loving her might cost him everything… 

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 review

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Well. Henrik is quite the intense individual, isn't he? We met him in the last book and managed to get a little bit of his backstory. He is an ex-cop who destroyed evidence to save someone from going to jail which resulted in him losing his job. That someone was Ailish O'Kelly, daughter of Chicago's biggest criminal, and despite only meeting once and exchanging a few words, Henrik fell for her. But then she disappeared. 

Now that Henrik is working with Derek and the rest of the crew, he has resources at his disposal that he can use to find her. And he needs to find her before her father does. Once he does track Ailish down he then has to convince her to come work with them. She knows things about her father's criminal activity that can help bring him down and they need her help. 

Convincing her is not a piece of cake and then add in the fact that she is quite the spitfire and isn't above using her sexuality to get what she wants. And that is the LAST thing Henrik expects her to do and it takes everything he has to not take her up on that offer. But of course he eventually does and the two of them together is INTENSE. I mean, like, WOW. Like most Tessa Bailey books, the sex scenes are super hot and you'll need a cold shower to cool off.  

When it comes to Ailish, Henrik is a big teddy bear. More than anything he wants to keep Ailish safe and a continued presence in his life. He gets some help from the rest of the crew and if things work out the way they hope it will, he may even get his badge back. 

I'm sad to see this series end, but I think that Tessa ended on a great note. The epilogues drops some info on what is in store for the group in the future and I found myself extremely happy with what I read.  


Henrik’s sigh blew her hair back like a stiff gust of wind. “While I’m with you, Ailish, I’m working. There are lines I can’t cross.”

Even knowing it was a little evil, nothing could suppress the pop of excitement in her belly. She was alone with a man—a gorgeous man—who wanted her. But had to keep his hands off. It was a tease’s paradise, and they were both screwed. Or not screwed, depending on your point of view. “We can’t sleep together.”

“No.” He dropped his needful gaze to her breasts again. “We can’t.”

She executed her best nonchalant shoulder shrug. “Oh.”

“You’re smiling again.”

Ailish couldn’t stifle her chuckle. Man oh man, she really liked this big ol’ man, and they’d only just met. He deserved a fair warning about what he was getting himself into. “Henrik, you should probably put as much distance between you and me as possible. I really like that you want me. And I probably won’t be able to help trying to keep it that way.” She drew a lazy circle on his abdomen with her index finger, watching in awe as the ridged muscle shuddered under her touch. “For instance, I’d love to tell you I’m wearing cheap white panties and you can see clear through them in the right light.”

His body did this kind of heave, right at Ailish, flattening her backside against the sink. Their mouths were suddenly so close, she could feel his hot puffs of breath on her lips, feel his chest lifting and falling where it met her breasts. “I don’t like hearing that you’ve talked to other men that way.”

“I haven’t,” she whispered. “I don’t. I usually just—”

“I do not want to know.” 

Henrik made a subtle move, just a downward roll of his hips that dragged his erection over the crotch of her leggings. But it wasn’t really subtle at all because he stopped right over her clit and nudged forward. She nearly jumped out of her skin, it was so unexpected, her body’s deluge of need so extreme. “H’oh boy.”

His mouth sifted through the hair covering her ear. “Tease me as much as you want. Just don’t try to send me packing again. Are we clear?”

“I told you I don’t like being ordered around.”

He rasped the stubble of his jaw against her neck. “You’d love the way I do it.”


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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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