His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey
5 out of 5 Licks
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 Quincy’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?
This is the first book I’ve read by Tessa Bailey and I can tell you right now it won’t be my last. Again I find myself having a hard time putting into words how much I enjoyed this book. Troy and Ruby are both hurt by things in their past and each have some things to work through. This book had me laughing, crying, sighing, and all hot and bothered. By the end of the book I was so attached to the characters that I immediately posted on FB how much I loved it and that I couldn’t wait for more. While I’m writing this it has been about 24 hours since I finished reading the book and I still can’t let go of Troy and Ruby. I have a feeling there is at least one more book in this series-hopefully two!! 🙂 I strongly feel that you will not regret buying this book. Forget what i have to say about it-go read it for yourself and find out how great it is!!