Asking for Trouble (A Line of Duty Novel) [NOOK Book]

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Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family's charities. He's 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 Hayden's non-relationship grows with every ...

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Overview


Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family's charities. He's 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 Hayden's non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it won't be the last, as far as Brent's concerned.

Hayden has a secret, though. Her father's company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden's marriage to the CEO's wealthy son can secure the deal. If she's to protect her family, she'll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622663521
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/25/2013
  • Series: Entangled Brazen
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 3,587
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Tessa Bailey lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing or reading romance, she enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes. Visit her at tessabailey.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Wow

    ## 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).

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    Tessa Bailey, you did it again. You delivered a fast paced, sexy

    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!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Good but not the best

    Entertaining but could have been better. Some scenes were a little bit over the top, making the story unrelatable. I liked the couple in the story, but their banter turned ugly and humiliating way too many times and it was no longer funny. That was quite a turn off. So, good, but not the best I have read from this author.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2013

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    We met Hayden and Brent in Officer Off Limits. They were the fri

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    Stubborn love

    Great read with well developed characters and story line. Keeps you hooked from start to finish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

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    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Asking For T

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***




    Asking For Trouble by Tess Bailey
    Book Four of the Line of Duty series
    Publisher: Brazen
    Publication Date: November 25, 2013
    Rating: 4 stars
    Source: eARC sent by the publisher




    ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***




    Official Summary:




    Pretending to be in love has never felt so sexy.




    Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family’s charities. He’s 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 Hayden’s non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it won’t be the last, as far as Brent’s concerned.




    Hayden has a secret, though. Her father’s company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden’s marriage to the CEO’s wealthy son can secure the deal. If she’s to protect her family, she’ll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten. 




    What I Liked:




    First, thank you so much, Brazen, for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. The publicists for Brazen Books sought me out to offer this opportunity, and I could not resist. I love Tessa Bailey's Officer Off Limits, and I love Brazen Books. Why wouldn't I take this opportunity!?




    Well, once again, Tessa Bailey has me hooked on her adult contemporary romance novels! I haven't read an adult contemporary romance novel in a few weeks, so this was refreshing. It doesn't hurt that Bailey knows how to keep things fresh and interesting! One of the things I really liked about this book was how fast it went by. I was so engaged in Hayden and Brent's story, I found myself whizzing through this book!




    Hayden is Story's best friend, and Brent is Daniel's best friend. We know all about Story and Daniel from Officer Off Limits. It's not necessary to read any of the previous books in this series, but you should read Officer Off Limits if you want to know more about Story and Daniel. Which you do, believe me. 




    But anyway. It would seem that Hayden and Brent are so, so, SO wrong for each other. They argue ALL THE TIME. They get on each other's nerves. But you know what they say about anger... it's a true form of passion. And after one heated exchange, suddenly, that's all these two can think about. But Hayden's family - rich, snobby, upper class -  has financial problems, problems that could drive Hayden to do something she would never want to do.




    Almost every scene of this book involves Brent and Hayden, and I love that. They don't just bicker, they legitimately argue and fight. It was so funny to read their dialogue - I bet Bailey had the best time writing this book. And while I loved the constant dialogue between Brent and Hayden, I loved the scenes with just one of them, to get to know their thoughts. 




    Bailey does a great job of letting readers get inside each protagonist's head. She also does a good job of pacing the plot of the book - something with which I find a lot of romance books have issues. This book is relatively short, but Bailey keeps the plot flowing, and nothing feels rushed. One of the things I really dislike is rushed romance - but the romance in this book was well-placed and well-timed.




    What happens in the end? Do Brent and Hayden get their happy ending? You'll just have read this one to find out...




    What I Did Not Like:




    This is a general thing, but I hate how adult do NOT effectively communicate. Like, you just shut down when someone is trying to explain a situation? NO. You stop and LISTEN, instead of feeling sorry for yourself and getting angry. There is this one scene towards the end of the book that made me a little ragey. Brent totally shuts down when he finds out about something, and doesn't want to hear an explanation from Hayden.




    No no no. Whether she is right or wrong, you don't just jump to conclusions. Especially if YOU'RE wrong. Then you just look like a jacka**. Just saying.




    Would I Recommend It:




    I recommend this book to all contemporary romance lovers! Of adult books, that is. It's a short and fun read, and it will definitely keep you interested! I can't see why romance readers WOULDN'T love this one, overall.




    Rating:




    4 stars. Go Tessa Bailey! Go Brazen! I was super pleased with this book, and so happy that I had the chance to read it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    This story was good and had a lot of steamy sex scenes, but I fe

    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.

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  • Posted May 19, 2014

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    Good series

    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.

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    HOT, HOT, HOT! What a great read. I laughed, swooned, cried, an

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    PUSSSYY

    DICKKKK

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    Tessa Bailey did it again!!  These two have such great chemistry

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Addicted

    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!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Hot and funny!

    I truly laughed out loud, the back & forth between Hayden & Brent was great. Tessa Bailey is amazing! I want more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Sexy

    All the Line of Duty" have been fabulous. Daniel and Story's journey was suspenseful, very hot and funny..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Great read

    Loved this story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Enjoyable

    I liked this book a lot. Worth the read.

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  • Posted January 29, 2014

    Tessa Bailey did it again! After reading this book Tessa Bailey

    Tessa Bailey did it again! After reading this book Tessa Bailey is an automatic buy for me.

    Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. But their two best friends are in love so they need to tolerate each other. But the sexual tension between them is so strong and this leads to mind blowing sex.

    I`m a sucker for "the enemy-to-lover" books. So this book is my favourite in this series! Tessa Bailey`s writing is flawless! All her characters are lovable. Ohhh, I love Brent, he is one dirty alpha male talker!

    Can`t wait for other books by Tessa Bailey!

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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    Brent and Hayden are two people who are arch enemies. Each make

    Brent and Hayden are two people who are arch enemies. Each make assumptions about the other. Brent is a blue-collar, hard-working, true alpha-hero. Hayden is from a wealthy, uptown family, yet she seems down-to-earth and grateful for the fortunes in her life.

    “Before I let you restrain me, I'm going to make damn sure you're too revved up to stop.”

    From the beginning the sexual chemistry between Brent and Hayden is downright intense! Both have domineering personalities, so there were several fun and steamy scenes where they each explore surrendering control to the other. Whoa, baby, were those scenes fan-your-self explosive! For the most part, though, these two bicker and annoy each other to the tenth degree. It takes a while for them to get on the right page; however, Ms. Bailey shows that enemies indeed can be friends and lovers.

    Tessa Bailey is a new-to-me author. Asking for Trouble is the first time I got to experience reading about her popular heroes. There are many fans of her dirty talking heroes, and now me included. I was also thoroughly entertained by the witty banter, sarcastic humor, and the delicious balance between heat and heart in her writing. Another thing I enjoyed were the secondary characters who are Brent and Hayden's good friends. I will definitely go back and read the previous books in this series and get to know them better. *A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

    Asking for Trouble was a great read. Brent is one hot cop. The w

    Asking for Trouble was a great read. Brent is one hot cop. The way he deals with his feelings for Hayden is so warm and beautiful. But that does not affect the Alpha that he is.  The sex scenes are so HOT!!! I mean OMG.  All the character’s from the previous series showing up makes me love the series even more. I wished I could have read all three books at the same time. Seeing how the relationships develop throughout the series is great. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Great read!!

    I loved this book, easy to read and follow. Good steamy scenes too!

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