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Officer Off Limits: Tessa Bailey

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His need to possess her is non-negotiable.

Story Brooks’ fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn't bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it’s too late.

Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never, not once, been refused by a woman, so when a debate over hospital snack foods with a delectable kindergarten teacher ends in flat-out rejection, he makes it his mission to seduce her. His only obstacle? She’s the daughter of his mentor who implicitly forbade Daniel from pursuing her.

Despite her father’s warnings and Daniel’s troubled past, Daniel and Story can’t resist their intense attraction to one another. But when the reason for her fiancé’s abrupt wedding cancellation comes to light, can Story and Daniel's already forbidden relationship survive?

Other books in this Line of Duty series although they can be read as standalones

Protecting What's His: Goodreads/Amazon/B&N
His Risk to Take: Goodreads/Amazon/B&N


Story Brooks had a really bad night. She was dumped by her fiance two weeks before her wedding and found out her Dad was in the hospital. Next thing she knows she is in New York and being flirted with by a hot guy at the vending machine at the hospital. Daniel is a huge playboy with lots of charm, but he has met his match in Story. They spark, they tease, and they one-up each other. But they soon find out even if she did happen to be interested that there is a big problem...he works with her father and Daddy has made him swear to stay away from his little girl. 

"The only problem I have is your lack of boundaries."

It totally figured that the only woman to shatter his control would be the daughter of the man who'd taught him the importance of discipline and restraint in the first place. He almost laughed at the irony of it all. Almost.

Story is a kindergarten teacher in California. For the past few years she has lost herself in the shadow of her fiance. His betrayal rocked her safe little world. But she is sassy, funny, and in need of a little attention and adventure. Daniel is a hostage negotiator in an Elite Emergency team. He's hot, charismatic, bossy and he does know what hit him as Story knocked this playboy on his a** and had him begging for mercy. But Daniel has a past and secrets that have shaped the man he has become.  

Their sexual tension and chemistry is off the charts! It's an all consuming, heart pounding sexual frenzy and it happens whenever and where ever they are together. No matter how much they try to deny it or "do the right thing," they cannot seem to keep their hands off of each other. Daniel's magnetic, domineering, dirty talking, and totally hot. But he's also found a conscience he did not even know he had and is torn between betraying his mentor or suffering himself. Story has been repressed for years and is enjoying letting go. And Daniel knows just what buttons to push.

Every movement of his body screamed sex. Combined with his ladies, ladies, there's enough of me to go around vibe, she could understand why women stopped to gawk at him on the sidewalk She couldn't deny his magnetism. The guarantee of satisfaction practically radiated from him.

He’d blindsided her, ruined her, and addicted her in one single evening.

But they both have issues in their past causing insecurities and trust issues. There are also problems of her living three thousand miles away and upsetting her father. It is a battle to admit their feelings, push their limits, and feel worthy of love and trust. There are some twists and turns and circumstances threatened to end them before they even have a chance to start. 

How do people live their lives feeling like this, day in and day out? Like your next breath depends on another person's happiness? She's torture and heaven all wrapped up in one forbidden package. And she'll leave...

I loved Daniel and how he realized the difference between just having sex and truly connecting with someone. He had layers to him and underneath his tough cocky facade was a vulnerable man who did not feel like he deserved to be loved. And Story was strong and determined even if she was also insecure. Together they were a great couple but they had to dig deep into their own feelings, wants, and needs to truly see their potential. And eventually all of the pieces came down to a moment that required the ultimate trust and sacrifice. 

"Don't send me back out into the darkness, sunshine. Please."

"Belong to me, Story. Even if it's just for a little while."

Tessa Bailey knows how to write seriously hot, foul mouthed, alpha males with control issues, that ooze sexiness and charisma. They might not always be charming, but they are so hot that your kindle will smoke. And her female characters may have issues with their pasts, but they are also feisty, funny, and full of life. The plots have enough substance to keep you engaged and surprise you, but they are not trivial or too angsty. She writes easy flowing, fast, furious reads that suck you in, make you blush, make you laugh, and fall in love with her characters. I have loved each book in this series so far. I enjoyed getting a glimpse of his hilarious friends Matt and Brent and her best friend Hayden in this one. And I can certainly see the Brent and Hayden's potential as a fiery love match in an upcoming book.
Quote from Hayden about Matt and Brent: "Correction. One seriously sexy, seriously single cop...and one muscle-bound, potty-mouthed dickhead named Brent."
A match made in Heaven perhaps?

Thanks to Tessa Bailey and Entangled Publishing for providing me a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Tessa Bailey, let me just start this review off by saying you're a freaking goddess! Your books and alphas are so wicked hot and addicting I just want to cry when I come across the last word on the page. At this point, I am only able to process one thought,I NEED MORE Tessa Bailey!!

Holy hell was this story pure magic, it has everything I need in a romance/erotic novel(plot, chemistry, humor, wicked hot bad boy hero, sassy and independent heroine, fun steamy scenes, and slight drama that encourages the characters to work for it). Story and Daniel's journey had all of the requirements and more. Officer Off Limits didn't hold all the familiar angsty story lines, no betrayals, no major love triangles, etc, which I think is why I adored it so much. I absolutely love when I can relax with a light fun erotic read that doesn't leave my emotions feeling as though I need a Xanax to recover.

Daniel and Story were engaging and entertaining. Our bad boy negotiator, Daniel, who is known for bringing down even the most hardened criminals has found the one chick in the world with the ability to bring him straight to his knees, and she does, hard! Story rocked as a heroine, she definitely gave our hero a run for his money. Their attraction was instant, and their chemistry scorching. I loved watching these two fight the good fight and struggle with taking what they wanted vs doing what's expected of them. 

Daniel, oh my gosh, give me a second or five to fan myself while I cool down. I need to gush over him because he clinched this story for me. Tessa has written us another one of her sexy as hell panty melting alpha males, only this one has a penance for “public displays of affection!” Daniel and his naughty mouth did not fail. Troy is still my absolute fave though, however, Daniel was no slouch when it came to that delicious dirty talk.

Just a few juicy bits of what’s to come when you met Daniel...


“Tell me. In your mind, what are we doing in that bed? Are we fucking nice and slow or are you making me sweat for it?"

"Do you feel that, gorgeous? I keep my cock hot and hard for you. Only you. Any time you want it, you just crawl right onto my lap and take what you need."

"I'll tell you what. You've got one minute to prove me wrong."
His eyes narrowed. "Elaborate."
She slipped her phone out of her pocket and held it up. "I'll set the timer for one minute. You'll have sixty seconds to prove you're not just a bunch of talk."
Daniel glanced at the bed behind her. "The things I want to do to you, Story, would take a lot longer than sixty seconds. Your phone's battery would die well before I finished."
"Then show yourself the door."
"Set the damn timer. When my minute is up, you need to remember that you asked for it. Lift your skirt."


So, now that Daniel and I have your attention, because in all honesty how can you not want to run out and buy his story after those teasers, I highly suggest you buy this book...like now and find yourself a quiet private spot to settle in for a fun quick steamy read! No pun intended, but it was another home run for Tessa, she knocked this one out of the park. I promise your body will be singing after you read about our naughty negotiator! Just an fyi, I highly recommend Tessa Bailey and her naughty, dirty taking officers! If you have not read this series yet then what in the heck are you waiting for, start one clicking. 

Thank you Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Officer Off Limits in exchange for my honest opinion.


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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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