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Staking His Claim (A Line of Duty Novel) (the Line of Duty Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Tessa Bailey
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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: 1086 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Brazen (February 3, 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the New York Fellas! February 3, 2014
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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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11 of 13 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars So far all so good..
I am so getting in to the Line of Duty books. So far all so good ...this one was exciting, sad and made me laugh out loud.
Published 1 day ago by Ada
4.0 out of 5 stars The story was wonderful. I just got tired of the repetitiveness
The story was wonderful. I just got tired of the repetitiveness. The characters seemed to keep going through the same situation in different locations.
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars You will not be sorry to pick up Staking His Claim
I have just finished the last book in the series Line of Duty. All six novels were great. Until I started this series I have never read any of Ms. Bailey's books. Read more
Published 28 days ago by J. Healey
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot and Steamy!
A believable storyline that only gets better the more you read. It is not the same old story that's retold again and again. Read more
Published 29 days ago by J. Baker
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars... loved these cops!!
This series has me reading until the wee hours of the night to get up early for work! I have never been pro- cops or anything, but these very alpha, controlling, and naughty cops I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wilma R
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved them all!
I just finished reading the whole series in 4 days. Damn Tessa, you are great at telling fun, sexy stories that are difficult to put down!!
Published 1 month ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Hot Tamales Batman
If you want well written Scorching Hot love scenes then this is the book for you. This was a great read and great series.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Hotness
**4.5 Stars**

This was my first Tessa Bailey book. I've had it permanently pinned to my browser for a month before I finally had time to read it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eden
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it !!!!
Loved it!!! Matt is HOT!!!!  i loved everyone of the a line of duty books but i think i loved this one more Great book Keep them coming.
Published 1 month ago by Michelle Kemp
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quick read
Good quick read. loved the characters. would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a quick steamy love story.
Published 2 months ago by Kindle 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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