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Peek Inside His Risk to Take

Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation for being fearless until his partner was killed in a raid. Getting involved with reckless, stubbornly independent Ruby Elliott is his biggest fear, but when he discovers a connection between the beautiful pool hustler’s shadowed past and the case he’s working, Troy must fight to keep her in his arms.

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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?

Previously released as a Brazen in May 2013. This is a transition novella for the Crossing the Line series.




"With its combo of danger and delicious sex. . . . I have a new favorite author." ---Cari Quinn

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622661787
Series: Line of Duty, Book 2
Release Date: May 13, 2013
Page Count: 162
Imprint: amara next
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: forced proximity, opposites attract

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By Catarina June 28, 2013

This second book of Line of Duty tells us the story of Troy and Ruby.
Troy is a detective; Ruby is a pool hustler to pay the bills. (Yes, hustler, you’ve read it right!)
And after a very strange one-night-stand they can’t seem to stay away from each other, when Troy finds that she is in danger, h... ...more

First, let's meet Troy Bennet!

Troy is a NYC Detective with controlling and possessive tendencies and a filthy, dirty-talkin' mouth.

But Prince Charming disappeared as soon as they made it to the bedroom.
He'd tried once...

By Susanne May 05, 2015

Another hit by Tessa Bailey! 5 blazing stars!

"So, blue eyes. Why don't you stop staring and buy me a drink? I don't want to dehydrate before you work up the nerve."
"Ask nicely, and I'll think about it."
Say hello to Ruby and Troy! They have blazing chemistry. This book is around 150 pages. It is not some deep stor...


So, being the idiot that I am, I totally read this novella in the wrong order. I read it's sequel first, so being introduced to these characters when I'd already met them in the...

By Christy March 04, 2015

4 hustler stars!

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After my second Tessa Bailey book, I have decided she's a new go to author for me when I’m looking for an easy, sexy r...

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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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