Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review: Asking For Trouble by Tessa Bailey

Title: Asking For Trouble
Author: Tessa Bailey
Published: November 25th 2013
Source: Purchased
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich familys charities. He's a rough and tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way.

Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love. Forced together, the mutual attraction simmering beneath the surface of Brent and Hayden's non-relationship grows with every argument until it explodes into a scintillating night of mind-blowing sex. And it wont be the last, as far as Brent's concerned.

Hayden has a secret, though. Her father's company is relying on a merger to save them from financial ruin, and only Hayden's marriage to the CEOs wealthy son can secure the deal. If she's to protect her family, she'll have to forget Brent. And he has no intention of being forgotten.

My Thoughts:

When a story starts off with a high level of romance, you know it's going to be good. It was within the first few chapters that it became obvious, which came to me as a shock, considering they can't stand each other. I was expecting a greater build-up, starting with major dislike and leading into sexual tension. It was there, it just progressed a whole lot faster.

Brent and Hayden are both strong-willed, so put two people like that together in a room and it's bound to cause a little bit of trouble (hence the title, lol). But seriously, their relationship was in a league of its own, entertaining and passionate. All the while, Hayden is being forced into another relationship, despite her protests. And as much as she wants to dislike Brent, it's become hard to think about letting him go.

Asking For Trouble brings the trouble and then some. Tessa Bailey knows how to keep you reading. I liked the way Brent and Hayden were together, it was just the right amount of spunk and romance to  keep it going strong. It kept me interested from beginning to end.

My Rating:


  1. Heh I liked these two too. I loved the back and forth between them. And whew yeah it did kick off quick. But guess since they'd had tensions building for them so long before the book started it kinda made sense. Would have been fun to see more of that :)

    1. It does make sense since it was building up beforehand, but you're so right, would've loved to see more of what happened before that night. <3

  2. I generally like the build up tp take a while because otherwise it seems a little unrealistic . Maybe this one will prove me wrong . Things always get complicated when family is involved doesn't it?

    1. I like a decent amount of buildup too, it gets me involved in the story and rooting for the characters. :)


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