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Staking His Claim (Entangled Brazen) (A Line of Duty Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Tessa Bailey
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Staking His Claim (A Line of Duty Novel) by Tessa Bailey

He wants her. All of her.

NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is in Hell. Instead of driving his best friend's little sister home from college, he's stuck with her roommate--a fresh-faced ray-of-sunshine with a body that makes grown men weep. There's no way he'll allow himself to taint the little vixen, no matter how hard she tries to tempt him, so he resigns himself to the longest--and hardest--drive of his life.

Matt's obvious attraction suits grad student Lucy Mason just fine. She had no idea her brother's best friend was so deliciously hot. Knowing he'd never have his wicked way with his buddy's sister, she lies about her identity and seduces him. But Matt's no fumbling college boy. His desires run deep--and dark--and he wants to teach Lucy what wicked really means.

Matt's demanding appetites only make Lucy want more. But when her cover's blown, he's furious--even as his hunger for her becomes insatiable. Matt can't trust anyone, least of all himself. And he knows all too well that darkness always destroys the light…

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    • File Size: 1102 KB
    • Print Length: 240 pages
    • Publisher: Entangled: Brazen (February 3, 2014)
    • Sold by: Macmillan
    • Language: English
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,480 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the New York Fellas! February 3, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    What I love about series like Rock Chicks, Corps Security and Line of Duty, which we'll collectively refer to as Alpha Men With Hot Friends, is that we get a chance to know and develop feelings for our heroes before their own stories make their way to the pages. We met Matt Donovan way back during Officer Off Limits. He stands out amongst this group because he's quiet and pensive and, well, broody. Matt gave Brent some fabulous advice about women after one of the MANY times he screwed up with Hayden, leading me to believe this fella was gonna have this relationship stuff down pat. He's also given me reason to suspect on more than one occasion that his tastes run towards the unusual. Given his propensity towards standoffish behavior, his mad skills with the ladies is questionable, but considering he had Lucy Mason's pink behind in his hands within hours of their first meeting, we'll call me half-right.

    Matt Donovan is a solitary guy. His parents more or less checked out on him when he was young, so he doesn't have any family ties to speak of. He spent the majority of his adult life in the military, where his job as a sniper fostered his isolation. Afghanistan cost him his best friend and his inclination towards dominance in the bedroom cost him his fiancé. Matt's heart has been trampled on time and again in the name of love and friendship, so he's wary of both. He's also one of those men who's just. . . . . still. He doesn't speak unless he has something to say and he doesn't gesticulate. Matt isn't a ladies' man like Daniel or a joker like Brent, and him calling these fellas friends is more about their collective attempts to suck him in than any desire for companionship on his part.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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    We’ve gotten to know Matt through this entire series. He’s the sullen and silent sniper who seems to be the antithesis of Brent, the hero of the previous book in the series, ‘Asking for Trouble’. He’s all broody and moody and other words ending in ‘oody’. He’s been tasked with fetching Brent’s sister, Lucy, and bringing her to New York. Upon seeing that big hunk o’ spunk, however, Lucy concocts a plan to pose as her friend Sasha in order to get Matt into bed without worrying about affecting his pesky moral compass. Oh God, it’s not as confusing as it sounds, swear. So they embark on a wonderfully dirty relationship, as Lucy attempts to find her feet in the city and Matt tries to get over his hangups about his proclivities (they’re super-hot proclivities. He’s not a furry or anything).

    I love guy-falls-for-his-BFF’s-little-sister books, but they’re done so often I worried that Bailey wouldn’t make her story special enough to stand out. This line of thinking proves what the doctors have been telling my mother for years: I’m an idiot without any kind of faculties for reason or logic. This is Tessa Bailey, after all. Matt is hot, hotter than all other heroes in this series (there is some mild sugar kink, which, if you think how amazing Bailey’s dirty talk skills are in her vanilla book, is pretty spectacular – filthy-whisper-wise). Lucy isn’t quite as immediately likeable as the series’ other heroines, considering she starts her adventure with a lie. Moreover, she starts out on her relationship with a battle-scarred, untrusting good guy with a lie. But we get over it, because Bailey is so bloody good at this writing lark.

    As the relationship progresses, Matt becomes more worried about his desires and what Brent will think of their hook-ups.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars H-O-T! February 3, 2014
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    So. Very. Hot! This might be my favorite book in the series and I loved every single one. If you enjoy dominant men and seriously steamy love scenes BUY THIS NOW. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Buy this book!
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    12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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    Holy Hell……Tessa Bailey is the QUEEN of the dirty talk. I can't put into words how hot this book is.

    "He moved like he was walking toward a lover. A lover he planned on thoroughly roughing up before making her scream obscenities into a pillow."

    Staking His Claim is about Matt and Lucy. Lucy is Brent's sister and Matt is in charge of picking her up from college and taking her to NYC. When she sees him, it's lust at first sight. But then she hears him saying some not-s0-nice things about her. But Lucy is ready to have some fun, so she lies to Matt about who she is. Matt can't believe how hot he is for Lucy's friend (who is really Lucy) and when the car breaks down, they find themselves having wild sex in a pay by the hour motel. Days later when Matt finds out who she really is, he is PISSED. Not only because she lied but because he betrayed his best friend by sleeping with his sister.

    But Matt can't stay away. He sees that he can be himself with her, but he doesn't think she deserves the real him. He thinks she can do way better than a crazed sex fiend like him. Lucy loves Matt's control in the bedroom, loves his dirty mouth and the rough sex. She just has to convince them that they're good together.

    "I'm considering giving you my cock right here and now. Would you like that, baby girl? Would you like to be rewarded for following my instructions?"

    Panty change!!!

    This story has everything!! Fantastic characters……Matt is sexy and broody, Lucy is feisty and sweet. It action-packed, sexy, funny and scorchingly hot!! So, so good from start to finish!!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Dirty of the kind that makes you melt – on the spot!
    Tessa Bailey has earned herself the title of being an author who delivers stories that feature commanding heroes who talk dirty unlike any other. Read more
    Published 12 days ago by maldivianbookreviewer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Wow!!! Yummy!!
    Published 1 month ago by MelpomeneM13
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another Brazen hit
    No disappointment with this gem of a book about the war ravaged soldier turned cop who finds love and redemption in a woman's love. Keep 'm coming Tessa.
    Published 1 month ago by Peggy Lee
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love the dirty-talking alphas!
    LOVE Tessa's books. She writes a hero to swoon for -- my favorite blend of rugged and naughty! She's a one-click author for me. I've never been disappointed!
    Published 2 months ago by Marie
    2.0 out of 5 stars 50 Shade ish
    This didn't do it for me but if you enjoyed 50 Shades of Gray you'll probably like this book. They are in bed the majority of the time. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by bachi
    3.0 out of 5 stars Was hoping for more
    3 1/2 Stars

    The book was all right. It lacked the chemistry I like to feel in a romance, dark or otherwise, and it was likely because it was shorter than most reads I... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Bookworm
    4.0 out of 5 stars A great possessive hero
    Possessive hero double check. This is the first book in this series that I read because I heard how possessive the hero was and they were not lying. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by B.E. Love
    3.0 out of 5 stars started out so promising with a delicious Matt
    Spoil Free Review

    Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Heat: Hot Fan Yourself

    I had such high expectations for Staking His Claim... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by capri
    3.0 out of 5 stars A nice read
    I enjoying this plot and I loved the hero even though at times he seemed like a stalker. The heroine was also great. Everything in its place was great. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Naughty & Nice & hot ,this book was sizzling!!!!
    The chemistry of Matt & Lucy was took a lie to get him to step out of his zone, but it was so worth it. They couldn't keep their hands off each other... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by dgoodall25
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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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