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Peek Inside Staking his Claim

NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is in hell. Instead of driving his best friend’s little sister home from college, he’s stuck with her roommate—a fresh-faced vixen with a body that makes grown men weep. Matt’s attraction suits Lucy Mason just fine. He’s so hot that she lied about her identity knowing he’d never have his wicked way with his buddy’s sister. But Matt’s desires run deep—and dark—and when her cover’s blown, he decides to teach Lucy what wicked really means.

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A 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in the Extra-Spicy/Erotic category

A 2015 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence *WINNER* in the Erotic category

He wants her. All of her.

NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is in Hell. Instead of driving his best friend’s little sister home from college, he’s stuck with her roommate—a fresh-faced ray-of-sunshine with a body that makes grown men weep. There’s no way he’ll allow himself to taint the little vixen, no matter how hard she tries to tempt him, so he resigns himself to the longest—and hardest—drive of his life.

Matt’s obvious attraction suits grad student Lucy Mason just fine. She had no idea her brother’s best friend was so deliciously hot. Knowing he’d never have his wicked way with his buddy’s sister, she lies about her identity and seduces him. But Matt’s no fumbling college boy. His desires run deep—and dark—and he wants to teach Lucy what wicked really means.

Matt’s demanding appetites only make Lucy want more. But when her cover’s blown, he’s furious—even as his hunger for her becomes insatiable. Matt can’t trust anyone, least of all himself. And he knows all too well that darkness always destroys the light…

Line of Duty novels and Novellas from author Tessa Bailey:

First novel: Protecting What’s His

Novella: His Risk To Take

Second novel: Officer Off Limits

Novella: Protecting What’s Theirs

Third novel: Asking For Trouble

Forth novel: Staking His Claim


"Nicely done Tessa Bailey! Matt's book may have been a shorter one, but it was packed full of yummy goodness. I enjoyed it very much. Insta-love in books are either a hit or miss with me and this one worked for me."- Jessica's Over the Top Book Obsession

"Yeah Matt, more please, because wow….That. Is. All!!!!" - Totally Booked Blog

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622664764
Series: Line of Duty, Book 5
Release Date: Feb 3, 2014
Page Count: 222
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, military/men in uniform
Tropes: mistaken identity, opposites attract

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By Jessica's May 25, 2017

4 Spank me harder Matt stars


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“You come because I allow it. You only do it for me.”

Nicely done Tessa Bailey! Matt's book may have been a shorter one, but it was packed full of yummy goodness. I enjoyed it very much. Insta-love in books are either a hit or miss with me and this one worked ...more

By • Lisa • February 03, 2014



I have fallen well and truly in love with my latest Brazen book binge.Tessa Bailey is the queen of a sexy fix and 'staking his claim' has certainly taken the crown for my most favourite of this series. You must not miss out on this sexy book it comes complete with the most tempti ...more

By Alba and Her Secrets..♥ November 13, 2016

4 'Be My Air' Stars!

Finally finished this series! I loved all the Line of Duty books so much, it's sad to say goodbye to all these amazing characters! I really enjoyed Matt and Lucy's story and their off-the-charts chemistry (Matt is a bossy hottie!).

Only thing that I missed in Staking His Claim (be ...more

By Catarina February 25, 2014

5 Claiming Stars.

When Matt does a favor for his best friend and picks his younger sister from college he never in a million years imagined that his life would be about to change.
Lucy knew that faking her name and pretend she was her best friend in order to deceive her older brother best-friend, wa ...more

By Wendy'sThoughts August 06, 2020

3.75 Restrained, Boiling, Claimed Stars
* * * 3/4 Spoiler Free
February 8, 2014
I am an Entangled/Brazen Hussy... they are my go-to happy place... and one of my favorite authors with this publishing house is Tessa Bailey. I spent this last weekend having a Bailey Marathon...and Staking His Claim, the f

By Kelli C February 04, 2014

4.5 Smoking stars! Now that's what I'm talking about! Tessa Bailey owns me with this series!

Matt Donovan

This man is a dominant God! His need for control is off the charts...who could possibly accept him with all that dark sensual anger inside....well, one feisty little college grad with a pension ...more

By Gio February 08, 2017

There Was A Lot Of This!

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And A Lot Of Dirty Talk

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A Little Of This

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I Needed One Of These

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Fun Hot Read With No OW/OM Drama


By Alyssa November 30, 2018

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Staking His Claim by Tessa Bailey
Book Five of the Line of Duty series
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Publication Date: February 3, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Purchased Kindle copy

Summary (from Goodreads):

He wants her. All of her.

NYPD sniper Matt Donovan is i ...more

By Emma ~ The Indecisive Reader ~ September 30, 2014

3.5 stars

I enjoyed Staking His Claim, it was hot, sexy, hot!!! Of course Tessa Bailey delivered in the hot sex, the dirty talk and great couple. I do enjoy the best mates sister/brothers best friend. But I just didn't enjoy them as much as the others in this series. But the ending and epilogue, awww ...more

By Jenny - TotallybookedBlog August 10, 2016

4.5..... I'm in love with Matt... Stars

Jointly review for Totallybooked :


Gitte & Jenny: Well what more can we say about Tessa Bailey and her heroes that we haven’t already said? We’ve loved every single story and every single hero. Tessa rocks at writing pure sexy raw ...more

By Kim May 03, 2015

✭✭✭✭4 STARS✭✭✭✭

Another great installment in the Line of Duty series. Tessa Bailey knows how to deliver a very steamy, fun and angst filled read.

Liar, Liar, Pants on fire …

Lucy has just finished graduate school. She’s tired of being cooped up, studying and living in sweats. She’s ready to get ba ...more

By Mandy December 15, 2014

Good googly moogly! Matt makes Derek look tame. Don't get me wrong though, I still LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Derek. But wow, Matt and Lucy are in a league all by themselves... in a good way.

Ok. I loved it, I got the hot flashes and everything that I always get while reading a Tessa Bailey book.

I ...more

By Mandi December 30, 2014

Read my top ten reasons to read here - ...more

By Janey February 06, 2014

ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review

4.5 Chuckling stars..

Matt Donovan is a sniper with the NYPD, and his friend has asked a favour of him to go and pick up his little sister and her roommate from college, and bring them back to New York. His little sister’s reckless, ...more

By Sarah July 02, 2017

2/7 - Another one I forgot to review! This was almost, but not quite, as good as books three and four of the series, but better than books one and two. Since it's been such a great series I just didn't feel right giving it only four as I really did enjoy it more than Protecting What's His and His Ri ...more

By bella farren May 24, 2018

4.5 / 5 stars ...more

By Lucinda - I JUST LOVE TO READ February 10, 2014

WHAT?? How didn't I know Tessa Bailey has a book coming out in February???

EXCITED!!! Whoohooo :) ...more

By Heather September 30, 2014

Currently $0.99, and worth every penny. 176 pages. Review to come! ...more

By Nikki August 12, 2014

The Line of Duty series is one of my all time favorites. I fell in love with Derek and Ginger in Protecting What's His and knew immediately Tessa Bailey was an author to watch out for. Then I proceeded to fall in love with each book that followed. Through all this, I have been very curious about the ...more

By Nicola January 27, 2014

We've drooled over Derek, been tempted by Troy, devoured Daniel and were bowled over by Brent. And now it's Matt's turn. Silent, brooding, moody Matt. Our last enforcer of the law is a sniper. He handles his weapon with confidence, precision and perfection. 10 pages in and I was in a trance on the s ...more

By Vee February 03, 2014

So this was another smoking hot read from one of my favorite authors, Tessa Bailey. I've come to expect great witty banter and dirty-talking delicious men and this book delivered. Lucy was a likable character and Matt was…well…Matt. Big, brooding, silent-type sexy, a beast between the sheets. What k ...more

By Erica January 29, 2014

Damn. Tessa Bailey has done it again. I mean, I really don't think it's possible for Tessa Bailey to disappoint - I'm pretty sure she could write a narrative of the phone book and I'd be interested. Staking His Claim is filled to the brim with hot encounters and a relationship that has all the trimm ...more

By Fanny December 19, 2014

Staking His Claim es la quinta ( y ultima historia por ahora ) de la serie Line Of Duty escrita por Tessa Bailey.
He sido una fan de esta saga y sus personajes desde que conoci los libros el año pasado, son historias sencillas, ligeras y muy bien escritas.
Aunque el inicio de este se me hizo un poco e ...more

By RomanceBookVixen February 08, 2014

4 STARS...

This was a good read. But not the best in the series. The sex scenes were crazy HOT HOT HOT. Matt had a filthy mouth that I just LOVED. He also had a thing for light BDSM. But I wanted more of a story line. ...more

By Deserie June 23, 2015

4.25 stars.I loved this! Oddly not as much as the other books. This was hot no doubt . I guess I wanted more from Matt !That being said that proposal was so sweet !! When he does speak it's with such intensity he really does have a way with words :)On to next one! ...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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