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Asking For Trouble (Line of Duty #4) by Tessa Bailey ~ Guest Post, Review, Giveaway!

We're so very excited to have Tessa Bailey here today answering some questions about her Line of Duty series! We have a giveaway below!

~ Q&A ~
1.  The response to your Line of Duty series has been overwhelmingly positive. Why do you think readers are drawn to your characters and/or couples, in particular to Brent and Hayden from Asking for Trouble? 

First of all, thank you so much for having me & I’m so excited to be here talking about the Line of Duty series. I like to think readers are drawn to my characters because they’re strong, while being relatable at the same time. My heroes are most certainly dominant alpha males, but they’re flawed and they are aware of those flaws. It makes us want to root for them, especially when it becomes more and more obvious the heroine is the only thing that can make him feel complete. Second, I make no bones about being an instant-lust junkie. My characters are always jonesing for each other from page one and I think that’s something that excites readers. I likes the sexy! In ASKING FOR TROUBLE, Brent and Hayden were especially fun to write because they were both stubborn as hell. It wasn’t just bickering for the sake of bickering, though. They had legitimate reasons to dislike each other and I think that’s important in an enemies-to-lovers story.

2. What was your favorite scene to write in Asking for Trouble? 

Definitely the final scene, which I can’t totally ruin here! It involved some running, panicking and possibly some singing. Suffice it to say, the big, arrogant alpha male gets put through his paces. I smiled the entire time I wrote it.

3. Can you share with us a little of what you're currently working on? 

A lot! The final book in the Line of Duty series will be out in February. After that, I’m involved in a wedding continuity with some amazing authors, including Laura Kaye, Samanthe Beck, Katee Robert and Diane Alberts. That will come out in June. I’m working on two new series (including some light BDSM), but they’re still in the beginning stages, so I can’t say too much.

Quickie questions:

Current favorite song or band? 
My favorite band is the Black Keys – absolutely love them. I’m a huge fan of the National. I’m going to see Haim in March, which I’m super excited about, too. As for my favorite song, I probably have a list a mile long. “Funeral” by Band of Horses always makes me cry. “Fake Empire” by the National is another. When I need to feel sexy for a scene I’m writing, I like “Play with Fire” by the Rolling Stones or “In the Cold, Cold Night” by the White Stripes. 

Sweet or savory? 

Read anything good lately?
YES. I just finished the This Man series by Jodie Ellen Malpas. Be still my heart. Jesse Ward was an amazing, multi-layered character and I fell hopelessly in love with him. I have a horrible book hangover. Also, I read “Stripped” by Edie Harris, which I immensely enjoyed!

Thank you, Tessa Bailey, for stopping by to chat with us!

Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich familys 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 wont 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 CEOs 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.

Series: Line of Duty #4
Release Date: November 25, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Brazen 

Book Links: GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Line of Duty Series:
Protecting What's His
His Risk to Take
Officer Off Limits
Asking for Trouble

Author Links: WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreads

Four Stars 

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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  1. I can't wait to read her books!

  2. I would say Derek is my favorite since he was the first, it's like all the other must follow in his foot steps. Troy and Daniel are both great and provided numerous panting melting moments.