Asking For Trouble

Asking For Trouble

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by Tessa Bailey

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Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich familys charities. Hes a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.

Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together,

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Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich familys charities. Hes a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.

Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together, the mutual attraction simmering beneath the surface of Brent and Haydens non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it wont be the last, as far as Brents concerned.

Hayden has a secret, though. Her fathers company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Haydens marriage to the CEOs wealthy son can secure the deal. If shes to protect her family, shell have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.

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Asking for Trouble (A Line of Duty Novel) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## First and foremost let me say that Tessa Bailey is a freaking genius. All three of her books that came before this one: Protecting what's his, Officer off limits, and His risk to take, were seriously ASTOUNDING and absolute must reads. I am happy to say that Ms. Bailey can add this book to her pile of winners. Brent and Hayden start off despising each other. However, as they spend more time together, their respect and fondness for each other grows. Normally I don't care for stories that are inundated with arguments but once again Tessa's brilliance made it work. And work well. Not to mention she can write the hell out of a sex scene, that's for sure. Holy hotness, those were scorching. What Brent did with her panties after that first night....yowza!! I love how all these books were so different even though they are part of a series. Note to author: More please, please...(I'm not too proud to beg).
BookAddictedMom More than 1 year ago
Tessa Bailey, you did it again. You delivered a fast paced, sexy talking, steamy sex fest worthy of a standing ovation. I loved it. Of course, I love all of your books, but this one was HOT! Hayden is a prim and proper socialite. She is friends with Story and her boyfriend and she finds herself at Quincy's frequently hanging out with the rag tag gang of cops that come along with her best friend. One of those men is her Kryptonite. Brent is an explosives expert, he likes to blow things up. Brent is prepared for the big explosion, until it shows up in the form of a petite woman with a smart mouth and a chip on her shoulder. Brent has met his match in Hayden. She gets under his skin and they argue back and forth until Hayden throws down the gauntlet. Hayden decides to call Brent's bluff. She sees him as a meat-headed cop who thinks he is too good for her. He sees her as an upper crust debutante who thinks she is too good for him. When they come together, they can't deny how they make each other feel. Hayden explores a side of herself that she never thought possible. She just needs to get him out of her system and then she can go back to being herself again. When she sees what he can do to her, she realizes she may be in over her head. She sees another side of Brent that he has kept hidden. The smart, loyal and devoted man that makes her stand up and take notice. But Brent wasn't the only one hiding his true self. Hayden is more than she seems too. He begins to see who she really is and he wants to know more. She is an amazing woman and he finds her incredibly sexy. He just can't get over Hayden and her tights. He always suspected she was a wild one under all her prim and proper layers. Now that he has had a glimpse of what she is hiding, he wants more. He finds himself wanting....endlessly. Hayden's mother steps in and tells her that her family needs her. There is trouble brewing and that last thing Hayden needs to be doing is slumming around with some cop and Hayden's mother is the first to let her know how disappointed she is. Agh, that women is infuriating. Now Hayden has to decide what she is going to do. Family loyalty v.s. exploring this "relationship" with Brent. She doesn't know what to do. But Brent senses the change in Hayden. He knows something is wrong. He knows the only way to get to Hayden, is to get her back where she belongs; with him, in his bed, in his life. This book builds to a fever pitch and it ends....well, you'll have to read it to see. But it will make you swoon! Tessa, you are my hero! The chemistry between Brent and Hayden is smoking hot. The dirty talk is dirtier than ever. And the handcuffs...oh the handcuffs. *sigh*. I need some handcuffs. Sorry, I got distracted, this happens when reading something this freaking hot! My only complaint, I wish it was longer! This one was flawless. I want Tessa Bailey to teach a class on dirty talking alpha manliness. She could really help improve the lives of so many women. I would totally sign my husband up. 5 stars! Can't wait for the next one!!
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We met Hayden and Brent in Officer Off Limits. They were the friends of each of the main characters. Brent thinks that Hayden was a pampered princess and Hayden thinks that Brent is a crude player. So suffice to say that the two do not get along well at all. They constantly bicker and pass jabs when forced to hang out. However, under all that arguing is one steamy relationship just waiting to happen. Hayden may not want for nothing but she doesn’t take her fortune for granted. She knows that life could have dealt her a totally different hand. She runs charity events for kids under the name of her father’s company and she works hard at not only making sure the kids get out and have fun, but that they have the funds to do events for the kids in the first place. Brent is a man who may appear to be only out for a good time but he’s really all about family. He works hard to bring in enough money to not only pay his sister’s college tuition but he’s also taken in his deployed brother’s wife and kids. He takes great pride in being able to provide for his family and he isn’t above working day and night in order to accomplish that. I’m a huge fan of Tessa’s Line of Duty men. Not only are they noble characters who help protect society but they have such filthy mouths. The things they say behind closed doors is panty dropping stuff. They are tough when it comes to the general public but around their woman, they are huge softies. I usually find myself bored with a series after a couple of books but Tessa just keeps writing amazing characters, that I can’t help but coming back for more. The pacing was smooth and I found myself engulfed in the story to the point that I didn’t want to do anything but continue reading. I definitely plan to keep up with Tessa’s Line of Duty series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read with well developed characters and story line. Keeps you hooked from start to finish.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Enjoyed reading about Haydens story. Well told easy to follow.
Anonymous 12 months ago
One of my favorites. A re-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need to read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tessa Bailey is one my favorite new (to me) authors. I loved Brent & Hayden's story. Funny, sexy. Great chemistry. This whole series is awesome
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: When a story starts off with a high level of romance, you know it's going to be good. It was within the first few chapters that it became obvious, which came to me as a shock, considering they can't stand each other. I was expecting a greater build-up, starting with major dislike and leading into sexual tension. It was there, it just progressed a whole lot faster. Brent and Hayden are both strong-willed, so put two people like that together in a room and it's bound to cause a little bit of trouble (hence the title, lol). But seriously, their relationship was in a league of its own, entertaining and passionate. All the while, Hayden is being forced into another relationship, despite her protests. And as much as she wants to dislike Brent, it's become hard to think about letting him go. Asking For Trouble brings the trouble and then some. Tessa Bailey knows how to keep you reading. I liked the way Brent and Hayden were together, it was just the right amount of spunk and romance to keep it going strong. It kept me interested from beginning to end. My Rating: Very Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only thing I had an issue with is ..... THE BOOKS ARE NOT NUMBERED this book was obviously the 3rd or 4th in the series so I read this one first. I tried to look and see what came first but it didn't work out well and yes I know what i.m doing I've read over 450 books since middle of 2012 and a huge amount are series... now I'm looking what came s first again... if its too much trouble I will move on to the next but this book was aw some in every way hot and steamy great characters..etc......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the fighting the sarcasm the whole story and the sex scenes were just hot enough!!
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Wow what aread great
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This story was good and had a lot of steamy sex scenes, but I felt the storyline depicted a juvenile alpha male who got his kicks off of judging a rich girl. I think the author was trying to depict both the alpha and heroine peeling back the layers of each others personalities to see each other's true nature. Some of the character development was weak but overall the story had a good flow. Not my favorite but worth the read.
Ms_Moneypenny More than 1 year ago
Lots of humor especially with this couple. Started the series with this book and worked backward then forward again. This one was my favorite but they are all cute.
13gpb28 More than 1 year ago
HOT, HOT, HOT! What a great read. I laughed, swooned, cried, and had my HEA. My first time reading a book by this author and I will be reading more. I would definitely suggest this book if you want a quick but fulfilling book to read to make you smile. The ending was so sexy.
JillD82 More than 1 year ago
Tessa Bailey did it again!!  These two have such great chemistry and intensity its fun to read, the bantering back and forth and the sexual tension is HOT!!! Both are much more than meets the eye.  a must read!
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I love this book n miss bailey omg!!! This book was a real page turner, intense and need a smoke after the sex scenes even when ur not a smoker good!! Love hayed n that big ape brent lol!!! Loved that part with story flashin the judge " please don't tell my dad okay?" Lol this book had me cracking up the whole time. MUST READ PEOPLE!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly laughed out loud, the back & forth between Hayden & Brent was great. Tessa Bailey is amazing! I want more.
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