Friday, May 31, 2013

Bookcation Event: His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Welcome back to our BOOKCATION! Our next stop is South Beach with a hot short scene that author Tessa Bailey wrote featuring Ruby and Troy from HIS RISK TO TAKE....

They’d never make it to the beach at this rate.

Troy sat on the hotel room bed, his eyes trained on the bathroom door, waiting for Ruby to emerge in the white string bikini he’d bought her in anticipation of their first summer vacation. When he’d booked the plane tickets to South Beach a month ago, he’d envisioned the small scraps of material wrapped around her sexy curves, sunshine bathing her smooth skin. For weeks, he’d been anxious to run his tongue along her sun-warmed skin, apply sunscreen slightly more vigorously than necessary. Take her out into the ocean and get her wet just so he could watch moisture roll down her body.

Now that they’d finally made it to Florida, he couldn’t think past getting her out of the damn bikini. Just knowing she wore it on the other side of the bathroom door made him hard.

“I’m waiting, Ruby,” he called.

“Uh-oh. I know that tone.” The door finally swung open and his jaw went slack. Her breasts swelled against the white triangles, barely contained by the thin fabric. Strings hung down at her hips, the only thing keeping the sweetest part of her hidden. He hadn’t been inside her yet today. Now, he wanted her silky thighs wrapped around his waist, squeezing, urging him on. With long, dark hair caressing her shoulders, she looked like a walking temptation. His walking temptation.

“You’re not wearing that outside of this room. No one sees you wearing that but me.”

Her eyes widened in disbelief. “You’re the one that bought it for me. Besides, I’m not particularly jumping for joy over you walking around shirtless. It goes both ways.”

“Is that right?” Hell, that turned him on even more. Troy walked toward her slowly, lips curling when a hint of awareness entered her eyes. “I guess that means we’re staying in this room.” He traced a finger along the edge of her bikini top, watched her nipple pucker at his touch. “What are we going to do to occupy ourselves?”

Ruby bit her lip, brown gaze dropping to his mouth. “Room service?”

“Wrong.” In one swift movement, he backed her against the wall and began undoing the ties at her hips with deft fingers. Her breasts rose and fell with her rapid breaths, telling him she was far from unaffected. As the white scrap fell to the floor, he slipped his hand up her inner thigh, finding her damp between her legs. He sunk two fingers inside her, loving the way she moaned. “I’ll consider the bikini. But only after I’ve satisfied you to my liking. If you wear that thing in public, you’re going to wear a well-fucked expression along with it.”

Ruby kept her eyes locked on his as she lowered the zipper of her pants. “So far this vacation is shaping up very nicely.”

He curled Ruby’s leg around his waist as she guided him between her thighs. She loved being taken like this, hard and fast against the wall. Always got impatient. This time, however, his own impatience outweighed hers. If he didn’t get inside her soon, he’d lose his mind.

“We’re just getting started, hustler.”

Title: His Risk to Take (Line of Duty, #2)
Author: Tessa Bailey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 162 pages (novella)
Release Date: May 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-178-7
Imprint: Brazen Ever After
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 the pub he’s at with his new coworkers 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?

Entangled Publishing is giving away one digital copy of His Risk to Take to one reader. (Open Internationally, please see terms & conditions at the bottom of the Rafflecopter. ) To enter, just leave some comment love for Tessa, Ruby or Troy and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck! 
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  1. I already have this...can't wait to read it, especially now!!

  2. I love the sound of this book. The covers hot too!

  3. Congrats to Tessa on the new release. Love that Ruby is a pool hustler.

  4. Great blurb! I love the cover with the color overlay. Very intriguing.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  5. Excellent excerpt- Troy all the way. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. hot excerpt, tessa! looking forward to reading about troy and ruby! :)
    jukyjoauka at aol dot com

  7. Would Love to win this.....I Love when a man takes a risk....;)

    Thank You for the giveaway and the chance to enter....

  8. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Sounds like a terrific book! Would love to read it!


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