Sunday, May 24, 2015

Book Review : Off Base by Tessa Bailey & Sophie Jordan

Off Base
Tessa Bailey &
Sophie Jordan

May 22nd, 2015

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New York Times bestselling authors Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan team up for a collaboration featuring two sexy contemporary romance novellas. 

OFF BASE: Kenna and Beck By Tessa Bailey 

A welcome home he never expected...and will never forget... 

When Kenna Sutton is tasked with driving home newly returned Beck “True Blue” Collier, she expects the strategic Army mastermind to be a pasty number cruncher. Never at a loss for words, Kenna is nonetheless rendered speechless by the gorgeous, inexperienced and tightly-wound Army major that lands in her passenger seat. Outraged by Beck’s lack of a welcome home after seven long years overseas, Kenna takes matters into her own hands, giving Beck something he’s only ever fantasized about in his bunk. 

Beck has never shied away from a test of will and Kenna gives new meaning to the word challenge. One problem? Kenna’s father is the lieutenant general presenting Beck with the Silver Star and Beck is determined to treat Kenna with the respect she deserves, even if her eyes beg Beck to act out his most secret desires with her. Desires he's always been told were the work of the devil. But how long can one lonely, starving man hope to resist the woman he craves? 

OFF BASE: Huntley and Cullen By Sophie Jordan 

Being a good girl has its drawbacks... 

Huntley Collier, an emergency room nurse and all-around do-gooder, is tired of living in the friend zone. Cullen Brooks was given the job of babysitting Huntley when her brother – his best friend – deployed. But their friendly coffeehouse hangouts and TV marathons leave her wanting more. When one crazy night leads to too many drinks and an explosion of long-denied lust, Huntley's dreams become a reality. And reality is one hot, wild place she never wants to leave. 

But only a good girl can bring down a bad boy... 

Known as Sullen Cullen around Black Rock, Cullen Brooks doesn’t have many friends, but Huntley is one of them … and despite his decidedly unfriendly fantasies of the curvy blonde, she is far too sweet for his darker tastes. Keeping his hands off is easier said than done, however, when demure, little Huntley responds to his touch like the wildcat he never expected...and can't stop pursuing, despite his better judgment. But when Cullen suddenly faces losing her, will this bad boy risk it all to keep his good girl?

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Off Base, by Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan, has got to be one of the hottest novella that I have ever read! OMG!! Your panties will completely melt off of you! I have no clue how these two ladies came up with this idea, but BEST.IDEA.EVER.

This book is divided in two short novellas. The first one is by Tessa Bailey, in which we follow Beck and Kenna. Sweet baby Jesus! Where do I start with those two?!?!?! If you have read any of Tessa Bailey's previous books you know that she can write some pretty awesome stuff. Her characters are extremely addictive and her writing style gets you hooked from the first page! She has the best dirty talking alphas hands down!!! Beck is a little bit different ... he's a dirty talking virgin! Yep!!! Major Collier has no clue what is waiting for him back in Black Rock. Kenna will deliver a welcome home party for two that he will never forget ... And, neither will I!!! *Fans Self* Things get a little bit complicated when Beck finds out that Kenna is the daughter of the lieutenant general presenting him with the Silver Star. His little temptress is far from making his life easy. Kenna is determined to make him take a walk on the wild side...

The second novella of this book is by Sophie Jordan. In this novella we follow Huntley, which is Beck's sister, and Cullen, which is Beck's best friend. Cullen has been keeping an eye on Huntley from the moment Beck was deployed. Both of them have never really gave in to their attraction until now. Huntley has always been the sweet girl. Cullen is not attracted to sweet girls, but the way she makes him crave her touch is simply irresistible. One night is all it takes to make him feel things that he never thought he would feel. The sweet nurse has a wild side he can't get enough of. All of his fantasies are coming true in the most memorable way...

Mission accomplished! Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan did a phenomenal job at bringing us two novellas packed with explosive chemistry, passion, love, romance and naughtiness! This dynamic duo sure knows how to write some steamy scenes! I'm a huge fan of Tessa Bailey and she had been teasing us with Beck and Kenna's story for a while  now. I knew that it was going to be another fantastic reading journey. I have loved every single one of her books until now and, Kenna and Beck's story did not disappoint!!! 

It was my first time reading a story by Sophie Jordan. I know ... I know ... Where in the world have I been living?!?!?!? I was really blown away by her writing style and how well it intertwined with Tessa's story. I can actually say that these two authors are Twinsies. They have a similar writing style and the way they bring a story alive is simply AMAZING!!! I will definitely check out Sophie Jordan's previous books. If you have not read any of Tessa Bailey's or Sophie Jordan's books, Off Base is a great place to start! Highly addictive and super hot and naughty! You don't want to miss it!


I give Off Base, by Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan, 5 intoxicating, page-turning, sexy, double the heat, double the passion, naughty scorching stars!

About Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days. 

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. 

She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband of seven years and three-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

About Sophie Jordan

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.


  1. Both these reads sound hot Mikki! Glad you loved them!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  2. Woots! These hot pairs sound like good stuff. Scorching review, Mikki!

  3. I already wanted to read this but damn women, now I may need to read it sooner.


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