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Asking for Trouble (A Line of Duty Novel) (the Line of Duty Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Tessa Bailey
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich familys charities. Hes 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 Haydens non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it wont be the last, as far as Brents concerned.

Hayden has a secret, though. Her fathers company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Haydens marriage to the CEOs wealthy son can secure the deal. If shes to protect her family, shell have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.

Editorial Reviews


  • 5 stars "...this is the best in the series so far." ~Fiction Vixen
  • Recommended read: "Bring out the oven mitts to read the fan-your-face hotness." ~USA Today
  • 5 stars "Tessa Bailey, you win all the awards for hottest, sexiest romance in a LONG TIME. Asking for Trouble is by far Tessa Bailey's best work yet..." ~The Book Cellar

Product Details

  • File Size: 1054 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Brazen (November 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FIL334Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,704 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a great romance. So sexy and sweet, and easy and a lot of fun to read. Really enjoyed this whole opposites-attracting trope, too. Opposites in many ways but they are so made for each other. Brent's a blue-collar guy, a cop. Hayden's a wealthy heiress. She lives in Manhattan while he lives in Queens. She thinks he's rough around the edges, and he thinks she's a spoiled ice princess. This was just good stuff waiting to happen! I loved their verbal foreplay, how they needled each other, trading barbs, antagonizing each other, making me wait for that time they put that sexual chemistry to work and got down and dirty.

The sex was really hot. Nothing better than enemies becoming lovers in my book. Bickering one moment, then ripping clothes off the next. I also loved how they both wanted to be in control. Brent is definitely all male, a 6'5 'muscle-man fortress', but he had no problem letting Hayden get her groove on and tie him down, teasing him and winding him up, making him wait for it. And I loved how Hayden would let Brent be in charge, too, enjoying when he'd grab a fistful of her hair and pull, covering her with that big, brawny body of his, making her say who was doing it for her, doing it to her. Him, and only him. That was a really hot scene! These two were damn good together.

Not a lot of complication in this romance. The conflict isn't major, just enough to cause a bit of friction, and I really enjoyed it for that reason. I wanted light angst, nothing upsetting, and I wanted a sweet, sexy romance with a big cop hero making his uptown girl fall hard for him. I really liked Hayden, but I loved Brent. Tessa Bailey writes a great hero: all sexy, hot alpha-male goodness balanced with a sweet, big heart. I love those men who are macho manly-men unafraid to show their vulnerable side. That's a complete man, a real man, and makes for the best hero to fall in love with. A great hero, sweet and very sexy, and a romance that's just as sweet and hot.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exceeds expectation November 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was waiting for this book after reading the other works of Tessa Bailey and it was worth the wait. The layers in Brent and Hayden's character are amazing. The hotness quotient is undoubtedly there. The banter is sooo enjoyable. It was good to see Troy, Ruby, Daniel and Story too. I am eagerly awaiting Matt's story. Thank you, TB. You are awesome.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it! November 25, 2013
By jenmac
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love Tessa Bailey's stories. Just straight talking, real, hot interactions between the main characters' All believable story lines about believable people. Give me a Tessa Bailey story as a favourite fantasy any day !! My only complaint...she hasn't written enough stories yet! Loved it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the dirty talking hero!! November 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
So, Tessa Bailey is pretty much the queen of dirty talking heroes and damn she did it again with Asking for Trouble. This one was fun, sexy, and all kinds of make-a-girl-go-weak-in-the-knees naughty goodness as enemies Brent and Hayden discover that all that fire between them can lead to some damn good times.

I really enjoyed Brent and Hayden. These two are passionate about hating each other. They bicker, throw barbs, tease and make it their life mission to zing the hell out of each other last. They had me rolling over their antics with each other. And all that passion, whew, it definitely transfers into the bedroom when they just can't stop one upping each other and neither's willing to back down from the challenge of a nekkid, sweaty, down and dirty night together.

Okay, so, the sex scenes were just smoking hot and sexy as hell. He's a total dirty talker, all alpha male and serious as sin about pleasing Hayden even if that means he's on the receiving end of a pair of cuffs and taking orders. I loved he was willing to let her be in charge some of the time and that she was definitely into taking on that role. Very hot. Whew!

Brent and Hayden had some big issues between them--a lot dealing with the difference in their social standing. He's a gruff, crude, cop and her family is really well off and she's a "princess". Which on the surface yeah could totally be the case but man these two were so much more than they initially thought of each other. I liked the differences between them--even though his continued grumbles and pokes about her finances wore on me for personal reasons-- and loved that as things went along all of their preconceived notions about each other shattered and they really started to see below the surface to the amazing people they were.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hot and steamy winner from Tessa Bailey! November 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't think there is a book that Tessa Bailey has written that I have not loved and this one is no exception. I found it hard to put down. It was so good. I love that Tessa is able to create characters that I love and they always have such great chemistry together.

Hayden and Brent were great and OMG are these two hot together. What I loved most is that they started as enemies. I'm a big fan of enemies to lovers storylines as I love banter between characters. You could really feel the animosity between these two. It was great to watch them realize their feelings and come together.

I also enjoyed seeing Story and Daniel again and seeing their story progress. I also can't wait to see what in-store in Matt's story. That one looks to be really promising. I love me a strong silent type. =)

Seriously, if you aren't reading Tessa Bailey, you are definitely missing out. Her books are hot and filled with drool-worthy heroes. Seriously, I would drop my panties for them any day.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy Read
My wife recommend I read this book. LOL. It was very sexy and hot and I found myself really liking this author's voice. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Kalel
1.0 out of 5 stars Cliche much?
I should have listened to my inner bookworm when I had so much trouble getting into the story in the beginning, because I got about half way through before I lost interest. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Tessa Bailey!
I was given a copy of this book to write an honest review for Cocktails and Books. Tessa Bailey writes a delightful story about two people who use verbal quips as foreplay. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Voraciousreader
5.0 out of 5 stars So flipping HOT!
This was a great, short read! I like books that have between 300-400 pages and this one was under 200 I believe. Read more
Published 28 days ago by jamie
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Tessa Bailey and love Asking for Trouble
Let me just say I love, love, love Tessa Bailey's A Line of Duty series. Each story is hot and the passion of the various hero's and heroines in the different books are incredible. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Healey
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read baby
Love me some Tessa Bailey A Line OF Duty novels! Sexy officers with dominating alpha personalities...what isn't to love? Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mimee Lu
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, Sexy, Trouble
The Queen of dirty talking has struck again.

Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead are a little more than just hot. They're blazing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ginny Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars asking for trouble
great book,from Tessa Bailey. This is the first of her many books I look forward to reading. Awesome story, easy to follow and a great read.
Published 2 months ago by katcard
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot romance story!
Hot romance story. Brent and and Hayden only have one thing in common…their best friends. They hate each other they want eachother. Read more
Published 2 months ago by cabb
5.0 out of 5 stars Gifted by author for an honest review
This is another hit for me by this author. I love her alpha men with the cocky, dirty, smart mouths and her sassy, strong willed women. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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Tessa lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young daughter. When she isn't writing or reading romance, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.

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