His Risk to Take (Line of Duty #2) by Tessa Bailey
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Review Source: Publisher
Release Date: May 13, 2013
My Rating: 4 ★★★★☆
The greater the risk, the hotter the reward…
Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation on the Chicago PD for being fearless and in control—until the night his daredevil partner is killed during a raid. From that moment on, he swears he’ll never again be responsible for the loss of a loved one. To escape his demons, Troy transfers to the NYPD, bringing him up close and personal with Ruby Elliott, a beautiful, street-savvy pool hustler.
Reckless and stubbornly independent, Ruby embodies everything Troy’s avoiding, but when she walks into O’Hanlon’s Pub and blows his carefully laid plans to hell, Troy knows he has to have her—risks be damned. But there’s a connection between Ruby’s shadowed past and a case Troy’s working involving a notorious Brooklyn felon, throwing her safety into jeopardy. Confronted with his biggest fear, will Troy push Ruby away to keep her safe or fight to keep her in his arms where she belongs?
HOT! Wow, I want my very own Troy! This is a really good, quick, and did I mention Hot? read. This is a short, face paced read, but it holds a lot of story. The sex starts early and keeps getting better throughout. One of the first things Troy says to Ruby.. “Next time you bend over a table, I’m going to wrap all that hair around my fist and pull your head back. I want to watch your eyes glaze over when I fuck you into oblivion.”
Troy is a cop that has moved to New York to get over/away from a traumatic event in Chicago. Everyone sees the nice, quiet and hardworking guy in public, but..” Prince Charming disappeared as soon as they made it to the bedroom.
He’d tried once or twice in the past to be the guy who whispered sweet nothings into a girl’s ear when she came, but he’d never been able to keep up the facade. He’d rather be explaining in very explicit terms how and where he planned to take her next.” Troy is the perfect mix of tenderness and domination. He lusted hard and immediate for Ruby and his heart wasn’t too far behind. Feeling responsible for what happened in Chicago he wasn’t about to let anything happen to Ruby, if only she’d cooperate.
Ruby is independent, stubborn, and hides her vulnerability (even from herself). She meets Troy when she goes into a bar to hustle some poor guy out his money playing pool. It’s how she pays her bills and all she’s ever known. Ruby doesn’t trust or let anyone in easily. “I’ve let you in more than I’ve ever done before. With anyone.” Troy is a confusing challenge for her; she really wants him, his dirty talk, and authority in bed “You might get away with running that smart mouth to other people. But you won’t get away with it here. If you continue to challenge me with every word out of your mouth, I will fuck you repeatedly until you learn to play nice.”
Besides the wonderfully steamy sex this is a story of two people opening up and overcoming the past to fall in love. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a really good story with lots of great sex.