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 O’Hanlon’s Pub 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
His Risk To Take is the second book in the Line Of Duty series by Tessa Bailey. You can find my review of the first book, Protecting What's His here. I had really enjoyed reading Protecting What's His and so I was pretty excited to start His Risk To Take. It certainly did not disappoint me.
Troy Bennett has moved from Chicago PD after his daredevil partner gets killed during a raid. He never again wants to be responsible for the life of a loved one and he doesn't trust himself with it. But his transfer to NYPD brings him up close and personal to Ruby Elliott. I loved Troy. He was fiercely protective and dominant. His possessiveness of Ruby since the first moment he sees her was swoon worthy. Ruby was all that he wanted to avoid again but he can't help but be reeled in by her.
Ruby Elliott is a pool hustler. She is reckless and stubborn. I really liked how she wanted to leave her past behind and start afresh. She was determined to make things right in her life. Ruby's way of thinking in situations was completely different than that of Troy but their end game was the same. But when Ruby's life is in jeopardy because of a case Troy is working on he leaves no stone unturned to protect her.
Troy and Ruby had sizzling chemistry since the first moment they meet. And before you know it they're burning up the sheets. The intimate scenes could only be described as hot. His Risk To Take definitely fits in the insta love category but it was really well portrayed, making it believable. Troy and Ruby challenge each other. In spite of what each of them has been through they understand each other and just want to protect each other from harm.
I loved how they stood up for their individual beliefs. Troy and Ruby were both stubborn so when they finally came together it was amazing. Of course a little grovelling from the hero never hurt. Tessa Bailey manages to pull off another short and sexy read which leaves you grinning. If you're a fan of sexy contemporary romances this one should be a definite read.