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Tools of Engagement

Tools of Engagement

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

In Tessa Bailey's latest rom-com, two enemies team up to flip a house... and the sparks between them might burn the place down or ignite a passion that neither can ignore! Hair, makeup, clothing, decor... everything in Bethany Castle's world is organized, planned, and styled to perfection. Which is why the homes she designs for her family's real estate business are the most coveted in town. The only thing not perfect? Her track record with men. She's on a dating hiatus and after helping her friends achieve their dreams, Bethany finally has time to focus on her own: flip a house, from framework to furnishings, all by herself. Except her older brother runs the company and refuses to take her seriously. When a television producer gets wind of the Castle sibling rivalry, they're invited on Flip Off, a competition to see who can do the best renovation. Bethany wants bragging rights, but she needs a crew and the only member of her brother's construction team willing to jump ship is Wes Daniels, the new guy in town. His Texas drawl and handsome face got under Bethany's skin on day one, but the last thing she needs is some cocky young cowboy in her way. As the race to renovate heats up, Wes and Bethany are forced into close quarters, trading barbs and biting banter as they remodel the ugliest house on the block. It's a labor of love, hate, and everything in between, and soon sparks are flying. But Bethany's perfectly structured life is one kiss away from going up in smoke and she knows falling for a guy like Wes would be a flipping disaster. Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com. -Entertainment Weekly

Love Her or Lose Her

Love Her or Lose Her

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2020

One of Oprah Magazine's 21 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 + Marie Claire's Best New Books of 2020 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with a unique, sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs a serious renovation... Rosie and Dominic Vega are the perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well, they used to be anyway. Now Rosie's lucky to get a caveman grunt from the ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great provider, but the man she fell in love with ten years ago is nowhere to be found. When her girlfriends encourage Rosie to demand more out of life and pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of love, too. Three words: marriage boot camp. Never in a million years did Rosie believe her stoic, too-manly-to-emote husband would actually agree to relationship rehab with a weed-smoking hippie. Dom talking about feelings? Sitting on pillows? Communing with nature? Learning love languages? Nope. But to her surprise, he's all in, and it forces her to admit her own role in their cracked foundation. As they complete one ridiculous-yet surprisingly helpful-assignment after another, their remodeled relationship gets stronger than ever. Except just as they're getting back on track, Rosie discovers Dom has a secret... and it could demolish everything. Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com. -Entertainment Weekly

Fix Her Up

Fix Her Up

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2019

Fix Her Up ticks all my romance boxes. Not only is it hilarious, it's sweet, endearing, heartwarming and downright sexy. It's a recipe for the perfect love story. - Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author of Meet Cute A steamy, hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey, perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne! Georgette Castle's family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and they haven't taken her seriously since. Frankly, she's over it. Georgie loves planning children's birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She's determined to fix herself up into a Woman of the World... whatever that means. Phase one: new framework for her business (a website from this decade, perhaps?) Phase two: a gut-reno on her wardrobe (fyi, leggings are pants.) Phase three: updates to her exterior (do people still wax?) Phase four: put herself on the market (and stop crushing on Travis Ford!) Living her best life means facing the truth: Georgie hasn't been on a date since, well, ever. Nobody's asking the town clown out for a night of hot sex, that's for sure. Maybe if people think she's having a steamy love affair, they'll acknowledge she's not just the little sister who paints faces for a living. And who better to help demolish that image than the resident sports star and tabloid favorite? Travis Ford was major league baseball's hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now he's flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can't even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his... bat. And then there's Georgie, his best friend's sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme-that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job-he agrees. What's the harm? It's not like it's real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman and there's nothing fake about how much he wants her... Her voice feels as fresh and contemporary as a Netflix rom-com. -Entertainment Weekly

Getaway Girl

Getaway Girl

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

New edition of GETAWAY GIRL includes a sneak peak of RUNAWAY GIRL, which releases on September 24th This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape... After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin's wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn't show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing... Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life's sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he's not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison-and the cruel hand of fate-might not give him a choice.

Disturbing His Peace

Disturbing His Peace

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

She's got probable cause to make her move . . . Danika Silva can't stand Lt. Greer Burns. Her roommate's older brother may be sexy as hell, but he's also a cold, unfeeling robot. She just wants to graduate the police academy and forget about her scowling superior. But when a dangerous mistake lands Danika on probation-under Greer's watch-she's forced to interact with the big, hulking jerk. Call him daily to check in? Done. Ride shotgun in his cruiser every night? Done. Try not to climb into his giant, muscular lap and kiss him? Umm... Greer doesn't let anything-or anyone-distract him from the job. Except lately, all he can think about is Danika. He's wanted the beautiful, cocky recruit since the moment he saw her. But she's reckless and unpredictable, and Greer is painfully aware of what can happen when an officer doesn't follow the rules. Probation seemed like a good idea, but now Danika's scent is in his car and he's replayed her voicemails twenty times. Christ, he's a goner. Danika's melting Greer's stone-cold exterior one ride-along at a time. Being together could have serious consequences... but breaking a few rules never hurt anybody, right?

Indecent Exposure

Indecent Exposure

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2018

Is there a problem, Officer? Jack Garrett isn't a police officer yet, but there's already an emergency. His new firearms instructor-the one who just dropped every jaw in the academy gym-is the same sexy Irish stranger Jack locked lips with last night. The Olympic gold medalist and expert markswoman is now officially off-limits, but Jack's never cared much for rules... Katie McCoy's been cooped up in a shooting range for too long. A wild love affair is just what she needs to let loose, though she never imagined it would be with her smokin' hot trainee. She cannot get involved with Jack-but a quick fling? Perfect. Falling hard for a charismatic recruit with an equal amount of sex appeal and secrets? Bloody stupid. Jack's charmed the pants off plenty of women (literally), yet few have ever looked beyond his perfect surface. Until Katie. He'll do anything to keep her in his life... except tell her about his past. But a tiny lie of omission never hurt anyone, right?

Too Beautiful to Break

Too Beautiful to Break

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2017

A love of a lifetime . . .Leaving Belmont Clarkson is the hardest thing Sage Alexander has ever done. From the moment they met, she knew Belmont was the one, and getting up close and personal with him on his family's epic road trip has taken her desire to a new, even hotter level. But there's no way she can go there---not without revealing secrets that could devastate them both.Losing Sage is not an option. Belmont's heart is hers, has always been hers. He knows she's hiding something from him, but nothing will stand in his way of telling her just how much she means to him. Finding her is easy---saving her from her past could cost him everything.***The Romancing the Clarksons seriesBook 1 - Too Hot to Handle (Rita and Jasper)Book 2 - Too Wild to Tame (Aaron and Grace)Book 3 - Too Hard to Forget (Peggy and Elliott)Book 4 - Too Beautiful to Break (Belmont and Sage)

Boiling Point

Boiling Point

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all....Con artist Austin Shaws been in disguise so long hes not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that hes been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago policecriminals with unique skillsthe 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 shes 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. Hes infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and shes determined to resist him.But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants...including a man that Polly must trust if shes to escape their dangerous game alive.Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Prequel Novella: His Risk to TakeBook .5: Riskier BusinessBook 1: Risking it AllBook 2: Up In SmokeBook 3: Boiling PointBook 4: Raw Redemption

Raw Redemption

Raw Redemption

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2017

Disgraced cop Henrik Vance is having a shit year. Banished to a derelict undercover squad, hes been tasked with hunting down the daughter of Chicagos most dangerous criminal. His obsession with saving the beautiful girl destroyed his career. And this time, it might cost his life.Ailish OKelly doesnt need a hero. Shell save herself from her fathers violent criminal dynasty, thank you very much. Unfortunately, the sexy as sin cop who crashes her hideout isnt hearing reasonespecially not after the kiss that becomes much more.His boss wants her as an informant. Ailish wants Henrik to keep whispering filthy things against her skin. But she knows too well the evil theyre up against, and when it comes down to protecting the man who owns her body and soul, she only has one choice....Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Prequel Novella: His Risk to TakeBook .5: Riskier BusinessBook 1: Risking it AllBook 2: Up In SmokeBook 3: Boiling PointBook 4: Raw Redemption

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2017

Connor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he's spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin's crime ring. Through a twist of fate, he's now in Chicago, working undercover to bust criminals. But when a cute little arsonist joins the teamall combat boots, tiny jean shorts, and hot-pink hairConnor's notorious iron control slips.Erin "e;she's getting away"e; O'Dea knows two things. She hates authority. And... Nope, that's it. When she's forced to operate on the "e;right"e; side of the law, her fear of being confined and controlled blazes to the surface. The last thing she expects is a control freak like Connor to soothe her when she needs it most. Worse, something behind the sexy ex-soldier's eyes ignites a dangerous inferno of desire. One that invites Erin to play with fire. And one that could get them both killed...Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Prequel Novella: His Risk to TakeBook .5: Riskier BusinessBook 1: Risking it AllBook 2: Up In SmokeBook 3: Boiling PointBook 4: Raw Redemption

Risking It All

Risking It All

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2017

She's gone rogue.Seraphina Newsom isn't looking for vengeanceshe wants justice. Three years ago, Sera's brother was ruthlessly gunned down by one of Brooklyn's most dangerous mob kingpins. The investigation has stalled out, deemed "e;too dangerous"e; by the police commissioner. So to track down the evidence she needs to take down her brother's killer, Sera turns in her hospital scrubs, joins the NYPD, and goes undercover. Unsanctioned. Alone.He'll live to keep her safe.With his father behind bars, Bowen Driscol has reluctantly taken over his family's sprawling South Brooklyn crime operation. New York's finest have other plans. By threatening the safety of his sister, they "e;convince"e; Bowen to extricate a rogue cop who's in over her head. But when he meets Sera and feels that deep, damning shiver of desire course through him, Bowen knows there's only one way to keep her safe without blowing either of their coversby claiming her as his own.Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.Series Order:Prequel Novella: His Risk to TakeBook .5: Riskier BusinessBook 1: Risking it AllBook 2: Up In SmokeBook 3: Boiling PointBook 4: Raw Redemption

Too Hard to Forget

Too Hard to Forget

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

This time, she's calling the shots.Peggy Clarkson is returning to her alma mater with one goal in mind: confront Elliott Brooks, the man who ruined her for all others, and remind him of what he's been missing. Even after three years, seeing him again is like a punch in the gut, but Peggy's determined to stick to her plan. Maybe then, once she has the upper hand, she'll finally be able to move on.In the years since Peggy left Cincinnati, Elliott has kept his focus on football. No distractions and no complications. But when Peggy walks back onto his practice field and into his life, he knows she could unravel everything in his carefully controlled world. Because the girl who was hard to forget is now a woman impossible to resist.***The Romancing the Clarksons seriesBook 1 - Too Hot to Handle (Rita and Jasper)Book 2 - Too Wild to Tame (Aaron and Grace)Book 3 - Too Hard to Forget (Peggy and Elliott)Book 4 - Too Beautiful to Break (Belmont and Sage)

Wound Tight

Wound Tight

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2016

"e;Sexy and tender, Wound Tight had me smiling and squirming. Watching these two men open up and fight for their love is a must for any romance fan."e; - USA Today bestselling author Megan EricksonA sexy new M/M romance from New York Times Bestselling author Tessa BaileyWhen CEO Renner Bastion walks into a room, everyone keeps their distance. Well, everyone but the sarcastic, tattooed, Boston-bred security guard whose presence has kept Renner in New Jersey longer than intended. As if the unwanted attraction isn't unsettling enough, Renner finds out his protector isn't as unavailable as originally thought.Milo Bautista just came out to his wealthy, ultra-confident boss, a man he secretly respects and admires...in more ways than he'll admit. Worldly, experienced Renner would never look in his direction, let alone share some of that confidence he wears like a cloak, so Milo has set his sights on someone else to be his first.Until Renner offers him private lessons in seduction...Each book in the Made in Jersey series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order:Book #1 Crashed OutBook #2 Thrown Down Book #3 Worked Up Book #4 Wound Tight

Wound Tight

Wound Tight

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Too Wild to Tame

Too Wild to Tame

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

Sometimes you just can't resist playing with fire . . . By day, Aaron Clarkson suits up, shakes hands, and acts the perfect gentleman. But at night, behind bedroom doors, the tie comes off and the real Aaron comes out to play. Mixing business with pleasure got him fired, so Aaron knows that if he wants to work for the country's most powerful senator, he'll have to keep his eye on the prize. That's easier said than done when he meets the senator's daughter, who's wild, gorgeous, and 100 percent trouble.Grace Pendleton is the black sheep of her conservative family. Yet while Aaron's presence reminds her of a past she'd rather forget, something in his eyes keeps drawing her in. Maybe it's the way his voice turns her molten. Or maybe it's because deep down inside, the ultra-smooth, polished Aaron Clarkson might be more than even Grace can handle . . . ***The Romancing the Clarksons seriesBook 1 - Too Hot to Handle (Rita and Jasper)Book 2 - Too Wild to Tame (Aaron and Grace)Book 3 - Too Hard to Forget (Peggy and Elliott)Book 4 - Too Beautiful to Break (Belmont and Sage)

Worked Up

Worked Up

Author: Tessa Bailey Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Factory mechanic Duke Crawford just wants to watch SportsCenter in peace. Unfortunately, living with four divorcee sisters doesn't provide much silence, nor does it change his stance on relationships. But when a fellow commitment-phobe stumbles into his life, getting him good and worked up, he can't deny his protective instincts.Samantha Waverly's brother just put her in an impossible situation. The only way out? Marry huge, gruff, gladiator look-alike Duke-for show, of course. She doesn't make promises-she knows too well how easily they can be broken-and this is no exception. As the blistering attraction between them grows, the lines around the no-strings relationship blur. But Duke and Samantha's marriage is only for show...or is it?Each book in the Made in Jersey series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order:Book #1 Crashed Out Book #2 Thrown Down Book #3 Worked UpBook #4 Wound Tight

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