Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tessa Bailey-Staking His Claim (Line of Duty #5)

Adult Romance

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…

{5 stars}
I just love Tessa Bailey. Her books are easy to read, HOT alpha men, and equally dynamic women. Each story can be read as a stand-alone, but I suggest you read them in order so you can fall in love with all of the men as you go along. This one doesn't have the whole gang involved as much as the earlier ones, but they do make a couple of appearances. This one is solely about Matt, our brooding, silent, complicated Matt finally meets his everything. And he falls hard. The synopsis doesn't really do this story justice, it isn't so superficial that he has "dark" desires and she lied about who she was. Matt has demons from his past that are hard for him to trust anyone. And Lucy has always been a "nuisance" to her family, so she lies about who she is to win him over. They both start off on the wrong foot, but watching them test each other, fall for each other, and eventually collide is great. When Matt finally shows his true feelings it almost makes you cry in that moment, it was straight out of every romance movie we have ever watched.....Loved it!!!

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