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Peek Inside Baiting the Maid of Honor

Julie Piper and Reed Lawson are polar opposites. She’s a people-pleasing former sorority girl. He’s a take-no-prisoners SWAT commander who isolates himself from the world. Until he sees Julie. When they’re forced together at their friends’ posh destination wedding and she’s dared to seduce another man, Reed takes matters into his own hands. One night should be all he needs to get the blond temptress out of his system, but he’s about to find out one taste is never enough...

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He’ll own her from the very first touch.

Julie Piper and Reed Lawson have nothing in common. She’s a people-pleasing sorority girl hiding behind her perfect mask. He’s a take-no-prisoners SWAT commander who isolates himself from the world. But when they’re forced together at their friends’ posh destination wedding, one thing is clear—Reed wants Julie more than he wants his next breath. Which is why he’s not about to stand by when she’s dared to seduce another man.

Julie wants neat, tidy sex, so she could get back to what she does best—making everybody else happy. She never expected to slip into a dark bedroom and have her mind blown by rough, demanding hands, and a sinfully filthy mouth—neither of which belong to the best man.

One night should have been all Reed needed to get the blond temptress out of his system, but when one taste is nowhere near enough, he’ll be forced confront the effects of his hellish past. One that may push Julie away forever…just when he realizes he can’t live without her.


"Baiting The Maid Of Honor, hooks you right away, is filled with so much sexiness it explodes in the pages, and there is nothing to be bored with in this fast-paced novella!" - Shortie Says

"Baiting the Maid of Honor, by Tessa Bailey, was one hell of a hot whirlwind ride! If you are looking for a sexy, steamy, fun, and entertaining read, look no further! Ms. Bailey never disappoints, and is the perfect example of erotica at its best! I give, Baiting the Maid of Honor, 5 Dirty Talkin', Smokin' Hot Touchin', and Take Charge Lovin' Filled Stars!!! " - A Bookish Escape

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667260
Series: Wedding Dare, Book 2
Release Date: Jun 9, 2014
Page Count: 192
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, law enforcement/firemen
Tropes: one night stand, opposites attract

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By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ August 11, 2016

5 Tessa does it again Stars

He’ll own her from the very first touch.

Ladies, meet SWAT commander Reed Lawson...

Yes. That's precisely what you'll be doing the second you meet him. He'll have you a perving, swooning, turned on hot mess in 2 words flat. I'm not even kidding. Just when I th ...more

By • Lisa • June 01, 2014


"You've had me hard for days, baby. I want to fuck you more than I can breathe."


Tessa Bailey is an erotic romance writing goddess, simply put I would devour anything and everything that this author writes. Bailey really can do not wrong in my eyes and once again I've found ...more

By Christy September 17, 2017

4 stars


He’ll own her from the very first touch.

Tessa Bailey brought her A game when she wrote this fun and super steamy read! I haven’t read a ton of her books, but all the one’s I’ve read have had these things in common- they’re easy sexy reads. And sometimes you just need that.

Juli ...more


"And when you slip between your sheets tonight, think about this.
I will service you so hard you'll be booking another week here just to recover."

Wow what a ride! I really adore all Tessa's stories! They're short, sexy and funny and her heroes are always amazing! Alpha hero, dominating, d ...more

By [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ July 11, 2014

5 stars

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Reed and Julie share an instant atraction at their friends wedding. Both with a little baggage, would they end up being more than a temporary fling?

Now who doesnt like a dirty talking tattooed hero? Loved Reed! Tessa Bailey writes some scorching sexual tension and hot sex scenes. There wa ...more

By Jen June 18, 2014

“Listen to me, pixie. You can pretend all you want that you didn’t love my eyes on you all damn night when I couldn’t stop imagining your beautiful legs draped over my shoulders. You can pretend to be indifferent toward me in front of all your giggling girlfriends,” he braced a hand on the wall a

By Wendy'sThoughts September 23, 2020

4.5 Good Girl Meets Hot Man, Lets the Naughty Out Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
Two people, opposites in so many ways...and drawn to each other with a passion that cannot be denied. We heard of this premise before... but leave it to Tessa Bailey to use it to the max in her segment of the Wedding Dare

By Catarina June 23, 2014

4,5 Bating Stars!

Julie is the maid of honor and the wedding planner. She is a bubbly person that makes everyone else happy. Well, everyone except herself.
Reed, one of the groom’s best-friend, is the mysterious and broody SWAT that doesn’t connect easily with people.
They were opposites and nothing ...more

By Kelli C October 19, 2014

You know...everytime I get a Tessa Bailey book, which I totally admit to one clicking, I just know it is gonna be HOT!

I am convinced that she has the be one of the best writers of hot, badass alpha men...Her male characters have THE BEST smack talking lingo and bedroom abilities. Just unreal how dam ...more

By ♥Rachel♥ June 10, 2014

4.5 Stars

Baiting the Maid of Honor
is a story where opposites attract, sparks fly, and sheets ignite! But more than that, there’s a heartfelt romance at the center.

Julie Piper is a sweet, proper Southern girl spending the next six nights in a Colorado making sure her best friend’s wedding goes off ...more

By Claire June 04, 2014

4.5 - "Reed doesn't do the woo." Stars!

If at all possible, book two in the Wedding Dare series is even hotter than book one. Baiting the Maid of Honor worked for me on every level, with a rich storyline, well developed characters and the flawless progression of the series as a whole. Tessa Bailey re ...more

By ✦❋Arianna✦❋ September 14, 2014


"You've had me hard for days, baby. I want to fuck you more than I can breathe."

Julie spends her life making others happy. She is sweet and innocent and she’s "the maker of pretty things". She doesn’t date often, she doesn’t have time between work and taking care of her parents, but she ...more

By Nicola July 26, 2016

1 Wedding. 4 Bridesmaids. 4 Groomsmen. 1 dare

Tessa Bailey continues her trend of doing no wrong in my world. Her contribution to the Wedding Dare series delivers exactly what she does best; an off-the-scale sexy cop and a lady who presses every one of his buttons. And if there were ever proof neede ...more

By Jeanne September 06, 2016

This Tessa Bailey fangirl approves of Reed!

I have a million things I should be doing, but it seems more fun to rank my Tessa Bailey book boyfriends. Reed is tied with Daniel for my favorite hot officer. Those two are followed closely by Brent, from Line of Duty #4. My favorite book is still Offi ...more

By Geri Reads September 24, 2014

4 hot stars!

I was looking for something short and steamy read and Tessa Bailey did not disappoint. ...more

By Janey June 09, 2014

ARC kindly received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..

4.5 Oh-god-I-think-I-see-Jesus stars

This is the 3rd book in this series..

This author has become an auto-buy/read/devour for me. I was super excited that she was participating in this series, and, as a result, I was not d ...more

By Mandy August 16, 2016

HOT! This book was super hot! I loved Reed and Julie! I wish this would've been longer - this couple was perfect! ...more

By Hannah October 20, 2019

One of my favourite books by Tessa Bailey and I have read A LOT of them this year. ...more

By Victoria August 11, 2014

4.5 DIRTY TALKING STARS - Tessa Bailey just never disappoints. I loved this demanding, dirty talking, dominating hero. Seriously! The first half of the book had a bit too much back and forth, hot and cold for my taste but the last half made up for it. I didn't realize that this book was part of a s ...more

Such a sweet story!! I loved Julie & Reed together!!!

Next, I need Sophie's story!!!
Sadly, Reegan & Christine are annoying in my eyes. Best not spoilt what is good. Gotta skip them!!

Happy reading

D x ...more

By Kara June 03, 2014

LOVED THE ALPHA in this book.


By Yomi M. June 15, 2014

Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars

My only complaint is that I wish it had been longer even though I know it is a novella. Reed was amazing and that epilogue was just beautiful :) ...more

By ⚜️Charlotte⚜️ May 08, 2015

4.5 stars! ❤
Loved it! ;)

By ~Steph K~ November 06, 2014

**ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at **

Hold on a second here - I need a moment or two to
compose myself from enjoying all of Reed's dirty talking!  Wow - I'm almost s

Everyone's favorite, lovable Goody Two-Shoes turned into a very bad girl under the right touch. His touch, specifically.

Lord almighty, Tessa and her dirty-talking alpha heroes SLAY me every time.

Julie and Reed couldn't be more different. She's the bright, bubbly, Southern blonde who's a total fixer ...more

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Tessa Bailey

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Tessa Bailey

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, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.

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