Monday, February 3, 2014

Book Review & Giveaway : Staking His Claim (Line of Duty, #5) by Tessa Bailey

Staking His Claim
Line of Duty Series, #5
by Tessa Bailey

Release Date:
February 3rd, 2014

Purchase At:
Amazon B & N | Kobo

Entangled Publishing

eArc received for honest review


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…

Line of Duty Series

Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1)

His Risk to Take (Line of Duty, #2) 

Officer Off Limits (Line of Duty, #3)

Asking For Trouble (Line of Duty, #4) 

Staking His Claim (Line of Duty, #5) 

My Review:

Oh yeah!!!! Dirty Talker Matt Donovan is finally here!! 
Woot! Woot!

I am a HUGE fan of Tessa Bailey and her Line of Duty Series. I can't even express how much these books mean to me! If I have a book hangover I know I can always count on Derek, Troy, Daniel, Trent, and now Matt, to pull me out of my book slump. I'm even scared to admit how many times I have read these books. Obsessed much? My answer would be: YES!!!! They are PHENOMENAL! Tessa Bailey never disappoints! ;)

Staking His Claim is the intense and passionate story of Matt Donovan and Lucy Mason. Matt is a sniper for the NYPD. When is co-worker/friend, Brent, asks him to go pick up his sister Lucy and her friend he hits the road. Once he gets to his final destination there has been a change of plans and he comes face-to-face with Lucy, who pretends to be Sasha. With one look she sets his blood on fire. When Matt Donovan enters her life, Lucy never expected to feel this kind of attraction. From the moment she looks into his eyes, she knows that she's in trouble. She wants him ... Bad. She lies to him and pretends to be her roommate Sasha. She knows that he would never touch her if he found out that she's Brent's little sister. It only takes a few hours before they get under each other's skin. When Matt finds out that she lied to him he is furious. But, the more he tries to stay away from her, the more she pulls him in.

Just like all the other books in this series, Staking His Claim was a real page-turner! I devoured this book the moment I received it! I knew that Matt Donovan was hiding a sexy beast behind his cool and collected behavior. Holy Moly! He's so intense!!! Tessa Bailey is really making it difficult to pick a favorite in this series. I loved Lucy!! She's exactly the kind of woman that Matt needs in his life. A woman that sees past this broken man. She brings the light back into his life.

Tessa Bailey has a captivating and addictive writing style. She also creates scorching scenes that will have your panties melting in a flash! Lucy and Matt's chemistry was instant and intense. I'm usually not a big fan of insta-lust/insta-love romance, but Tessa knows exactly how to build an explosive chemistry from the start. It always feels real. A few characters from the previous books made and appearance and it made me really happy. I always love these check-ins with the other couples.

All of the Dirty Talkers found love ... Who's next? I say ... It's time to get busy boys and prepare the next generation! ;)

My Rating:

I give, Staking His Claim, by Tessa Bailey 5 provocative, sexy, fantastic, all consuming stars! I can't get enough of this series! This was a wickedly delicious escape! I highly recommend the Line of Duty Series ;)

About the Author:

Author of the Line Of Duty Series from Brazen Books (Entangled Publishing)

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  1. Just bought this one today since it is on sale and I cannot wait. It sounds so so good. Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. It soooooooooooooooooooooo good!!! You need to read it ASAP, Teresa ;)

  2. Crap! Why haven't I started this series?? I bought this today, now just need to work them into my schedule. Great review, Mikki!

    1. Eeeeep!!! So excited to see what you think about it ;)


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