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Peek Inside Boiling Point

Con artist Austin Shaw's been in disguise so long he's not sure who he really is. He's been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “ skills.” The last thing he needs is to risk his control, especially when it comes to Polly Banks, a stunningly sexy hacker and ex-convict who tempts him with every look of disdain. And an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants...including a man that Polly has no choice but to trust.

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Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all…


Con artist Austin Shaw’s been in disguise so long he’s not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he’s been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.


Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she’s ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He’s infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she’s determined to resist him.


But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants…including a man that Polly must trust if she’s to escape their dangerous game alive.

Praise

Review

  • "Hot alpha heroes and the heroines that bring them to their knees...Tessa Bailey's books are pure perfection." -Elle Kennedy, New York Times Bestselling Author
  • "Sit back, buckle up and get ready for Boiling Point -- guaranteed to be your new favorite ride, err book in the Tessa-verse."-Laurie, The Literary Gossip
  • "When I finished, I didn't want to believe the book had ended. I was so wrapped up in the story of a con and a hacker. Tessa Bailey hit it right on the head with Boiling Point." -The Book Cellar

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633752344
Series: Crossing the Line, Book 3
Release Date: Jan 25, 2016
Page Count: 301
Imprint: select suspense
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed

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*ARC received from publisher via Netgalley*

I will say that I was worried at first, but it ended up surprising me somehow, luckily…

For some reason, this has a different feel than my previous Tessa read. For a good portion of the book, I’m preoccupied with why that is; which then led me to think th... ...more

By Gi's Spot Reviews January 26, 2016

3.5 Stars
Review to come... ...more

By Michelle January 25, 2016

ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Lines have been crossed. Cons have been made. Revenge is on the mind. And sexual tension between Polly Banks and Austin Shaw have reach an ultimate boiling point in Tessa Bailey's new installment to the Crossing the Line Series. With sexu... ...more

By Anna's Herding Cats February 04, 2016



Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Love me some Tessa Bailey! Boiling Point was an interesting one. A group of misfit criminals atoning for theirs sins by working as undercover agents for the police department. Hells yeah! That'll be interesting for sure. And I enjoyed it. Sizzling and... ...more

By Grace January 25, 2016

I have a confession to make. I have never read a book by this author. It is shameful, I know. I'm even a proud member of Bailey's Babes, the author's private group on FB. So when this book popped up on NetGalley, I couldn't request it fast enough. Luckily I got approved, so now I had no excuses.

I... ...more

By Chris January 24, 2016

Have to say that when I picked up this book I wasn't expecting the depth of character development this author gives you. I'm really loving the romance suspense genre and this book is a shining example why.

This is the first novel that I have read by this particular author and it was so totally not... ...more

By Chitra *CJ* February 10, 2017

Oh my heart! This was lovely!
Such a kickass adventure filled love story of Polly, the hacker and Austin the con-man.
The book begins where others left off, we discover Austin trying to gain Polly's trust.
As their lives tangle, they embark on a BDSM filled relationship where they both are switch, a... ...more

By Lacey (Booklovers For Life) July 19, 2017

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4.5 STARS

If you know me, then you know I love Tessa Bailey’s books, dirty-talking heroes and all. I love how each one of her men is completely besotted with his woman, how his alpha and protective instincts come alive around her. So of course I had high exp... ...more

By Sheila January 25, 2016

Scorching. Sexy as he**. Dirty....oh, so dirty. Arousing. Provocative. There aren't the right words to express how hot this book is. If you've read the author before, then be prepared for even more erotic intensity, more explicitly filthy moments, ...just MORE of everything you've read from her b... ...more

By Nikki February 04, 2016

Ohhh yes! Better and better... Ok I need to gather my thoughts. Full review to come. ;) Austin... coming... ❤ *drools*


Ok I'm back... But I fear I still don't know how to word this review to get my boiling point across, that being how amazeballs this book was! It was so unexpected for me. I honest... ...more

By Kimberly January 14, 2016

This is the 3rd installment of the Crossing the Line series, and the best so far, in my humble opinion. Austin Shaw is a con man extraordinaire, cocky and sure of himself. But he has been in the game so long he doesn't know where the con man ends or where Austin begins. Polly Banks is a hacker, a... ...more

By Yvette February 03, 2016

How is it possible that Tessa Bailey's books only seem to be getting sexier? Each time I read a new book by this author, I think that it's hands-down the sexiest book I've read...until I get my hands on her next release. Boiling Point is the third book in the author’s Crossing the Line series – a... ...more

By Shayna January 24, 2016

~*~ 4.5 STARS ~*~

This was SO GOOD! I love Tessa Bailey! She never disappoints. The emotions she pulls out of her readers is ridiculous. Her writing is amazing and the characters she brings to the table always hit the right buttons! I loved how much face time we got with the secondary characters t... ...more

By Ginny June 25, 2017

I have read all Tessa Bailey's books. All of them. There's special connection to everyone of her characters when you pick up one of her stories. With that being said, Boiling Point, get's it all. Throne, crown, and jewels. This story, the third in the Crossing the Line series is packed with so mu... ...more

By Michelle January 26, 2016

This is my first time reading a Tessa Bailey book. I have heard she writes some super hot alphas and although was very alpha, he also had a submissive side when it came to Polly. These are two con artist working with the cops. She wants revenge on the man who stole every penny her fathers ever ha... ...more

By Bette January 22, 2016

Another great read in the Crossing the Line series. Austin and Polly, the con artist and the hacker, make a unique couple and have an even more unique story. Polly is determined to resist Austin but the attraction and chemistry is too much. And then there's the dirty talk....sigh, but trust him??... ...more

By Lindy February 18, 2016

Lindy's Thoughts:

The Crossing the Line Series has been such a reading pleasure. These are the type of romances that get a reader "hot and bothered!" I have enjoyed this entire cast of characters, and Boiling Point is a book that I have been dying to read. Austin Shaw and Polly Banks are two chara... ...more

By Krista February 02, 2016

I. Love. This. Series. Like, so much, it isn’t even funny. I mean, the premise is awesome – put a bunch of criminals with unique skill sets together on a police-run squad, and make them work together to take out the REAL bad guys in the world. Badass, right? When you throw in Tessa Bailey’s mad s... ...more

By She January 25, 2016

Austin and Polly are doing a dance around each other. Wanting each other yet not being able to trust since both are in the con business. Polly in on a mission to get justice for someone she cared for and Austin is the one man who can help her. There's a catch. He wants her to give in to the attra... ...more

By Erin June 05, 2016

Seriously, this series is amazing. I have only read one Tessa Bailey book outside this series, so I can't speak for all her work, but she does such an amazing job writing these insta-lust/love couples that are so needy for each other. I love neediness, especially when the character is only needy... ...more

By Maria Rose April 02, 2016

Link to SSBR blog review: http://straightshootinbookreviews.com...

This third story in the Crossing the Line series sees con man Austin and hacker extraordinaire Polly finally dealing with the tension between them, set up in the previous books in this series about an eclectic group of shady charac... ...more

By Books Laid January 25, 2016

Almost a 4 star!
This book is the story of Austin and Polly and I while it was decent read it wasn’t exactly my favourite of the series so far.
Austin and Polly were part of Derek’s task force and there was always an undertone between the two of them that made me think that they were heading in eac... ...more

By MaggieReadsRom February 01, 2016

It's no secret I love Tessa Bailey and I love this series and the series it spinned off from. I've said I'll read anything Bailey writes (except if it's fantasy or horror) and I'm not kidding. It's not said I'll love everything she writes equally as there have been a few books that didn't entirel... ...more

By Tifferz March 05, 2016

4 Stars, 3.5 Flames
Most people have their favorite authors who they buy from without even reading the book description. Tessa Bailey is my go-to author, one I buy from without second thought, total fangirl with and totally adore! There hasn't been a book she has written that I hadn't totally devo... ...more

By April January 24, 2016



Con artist Austin Shaw lives his life behind so many disguises and one day he doesn’t know who he really is anymore. He has been forced into working for the police helping them take down bad guys which helps save his soul. He , at first, didn’t want to be forced into helping the police but secret... ...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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