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One more game. And this time, there are no rules…
After a life of pool hustling and living on the wrong side of the law, Ruby Elliott is living on the straight and narrow with sexy-as-all-hell NYPD detective, Troy Bennett. Now the only trouble Ruby has with the law is the naughty kind, pinned against the wall by Troy’s strict and spectacularly hard body. Obeying his every command. Both of them losing themselves in a lust that borders on obsession…
But then her father returns with an offer she can’t refuse: one last hustle in exchange for information. Information she’d die to have. As the pieces and the players of the game reveal themselves, Troy feels the fine edges of his control slipping—control he can’t channel without hurting Ruby. The stakes are high, and the risk higher. Because losing this final game could cost more than Ruby’s heart…it might cost her life.
"I was so glad Tessa decided to revisit Troy and Ruby with Riskier Business. Not only was this a great setup to Risking It All, but it felt like one huge bonus for Troy and Ruby fans. It was a giant win all the way around. If you're a fan of her Line of Duty series, this is a must-read. If you're not a fan, you need to get on that. " - Kimberly Faye Reads
"Oh Ruby and Troy...how I've missed you...Tessa kicks ass writing the wicked words coming out of this man's mouth...I want more of them, but now I am dying to read Bowen's book.I give Riskier Business 5 hearts!"- She Hearts Books
I'm not going to lie...I really only read this book because I was told I needed to before I read Risking it All!
And I didn't read Ruby and Troy's first book (which you don't have to).
But I must say, I quite liked this one.
It's no secret that Tessa Bailey is the Queen of the Dirty Talker... ...more
3.5 sexy stars.
Nice to revisit with Troy and Ruby.
"Christ. How long has it been since I've gone down on you.? Three days? Four? That's a fucking sin."
Broad chest, tapering narrow hips, a black path of hair disappearing into his pants."
Dirty talking, straight up smut at its finest:)
"Go sit on the edge of the desk," he rasped. "Open your legs."
"Go on, baby. Tighten up and come again." He pressed their foreheads together, locking his gaze with hers. "As soon as you do, I'm going to sink all the way in, to the back of your puss... ...more
4 'Until the End' Stars!
As you may know, Tessa Bailey is one of my go-to authors. She writes the best dirty heroes and Troy is no exception! It was great to catch up with him and Ruby!
Riskier Business is a great introduction to the Crossing the Line series and I can't wait to read Bowen's book (h... ...more
4 Do You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth Stars * * * *
Oh, Troy Bennett... He is a very special character Tessa Bailey introduced us to in his own book, His Risk to Take. He is a NYC cop with a past history and found love and a partner worth having in Ruby, a pool hustler turned business woman.
Maybe I like trouble," she whispered.
"Well, you've definitely found it. My brand of trouble is so good it hurts. You want to hurt a little tonight, baby?"
Somewhere in the world, Tessa Bailey is laughing maniacally over readers such as myself who've severely underestimated her sex writing powers. I was expecting to be gently pulled under (because for some reason, I considered myself a pro with smut scenes, silly me), and was instead thro... ...more
3.5 TALK DIRTY TO ME STARS
Ms. Bailey knows how to give us hot, sexy men with demanding ways and dirty mouths. I enjoyed catching up with Troy and Ruby and loved getting reacquainted with Troy's potty mouth...
“Christ. How long has it been since I’ve gone down on you? Three days? Four? That’s a fuc... ...more
4 - "Until the end." Stars.
Another sterling read from the outstanding imagination Tessa Bailey. Troy and Ruby return in a bridging novella, taking them from the Line of Duty Series, and opening the new Crossing the Line Series.
This quick sexy read steps firmly into the romantic suspense genre, wi... ...more
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange of honest review
HOT...DIRTY...SEXY...STEAMY are the words that comes to my mind after I finished devouring Riskier Business by Tessa Bailey. When you want a dirty talking alpha hero, you know Tessa Bailey will not disappoint her reade... ...more
"You’re very confident.”
“Yeah. I am. Do you know why?” Troy pressed his hips close. She could feel his substantial erection, thick against her behind. “I have what makes you moan. What’s going to make those thighs open wide. I’ve got it right here and you’re fucking dying for it."
4.5 RATING- Whi... ...more
I'm giving this five stars even if it's a novella. This book hit all the right buttons. After having some lackluster alpha males in my past reads, I finally get a dose of Troy Bennett. Hot, dirty-talker, jealous, badass and would do anything for his woman. Ruby is still not my favorite, but she w... ...more
Such a fantabulously amazing continuation of Ruby and Troy's story, connecting it to Bowen and the start of the new series.
Their love scenes were hot as fuck- and their connection was heart stopping.
5 Still Hot n Sexy Stars!!!!
I HAD to skip ahead and read the rest of their story. Well, not really the rest, BUT I do hope to get a solid conclusion for this beautiful and sexy couple in the future:) You know, like a ring, babies , etc lololol
Troy and Ruby still set my heart, panties and kindle o... ...more
3.5 Stars - Riskier Business is the enjoyable sequel of the Crossing the Line series and we are back following NYPD detective Troy Bennett and Ruby’s story we met in the Line of Duty series. They are still two strong-willed people and stubborn hotheads. Together they are hotter than ever and I lo... ...more
Nice to revisit Ruby and Troy and watch them solidify their relationship while facing a huge curveball thrown Ruby's way. Ruby has some hangups and does some boneheaded things in the name of protecting Troy, but it didn't bug me too much because she knew her limitations and didn't turn into the d... ...more
Fuck Me! This shit is too damn good. Where Bowen at? I'm off to get intimately acquainted with that dirty talking sumbitch. ...more
Welcome to Quote-tastic Monday meme hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.
I've come to the conclusion that whatever Tessa Bailey writes, I will love.
Troy tried to pull her close, but she evaded him.
"Answer me. Will you insist on treating me like I'm breakable even if it means losing me?...
Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads .
I suppose it's not really fair to call Troy and Ruby my favorite of Tessa's couples because I seriously love every single one of her pairings, but if I was forced to rank the couples, these two would definitely be high on my list. I was ridiculous... ...more
This sequel to His Risk To Take (and the prequel novella to the Crossing the Line series) gives us a glimpse into Ruby and Troy's life and the challenges they still face as a new couple. Ruby's father is back in town with an offer Ruby can't refuse, despite knowing that neither Troy nor her frien... ...more
For a novella this packed a lot of story. There is some dirty talk, true love, angst and I twist I didn't see coming.
We met Troy and Ruby in a previous series - that I had read, but honestly forgot the characters or their story, so you can definitely read this without knowing the back story. This... ...more