Review: Staking His Claim by Tessa Bailey

Published on 2014-02-03
Published by Brazen, Entangled
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Source: Entangled, Publisher

Copy for review provided by Entangled, Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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…

Well, spank my ass and call me Lucy… another kickass book from Tessa Bailey!

Beauty tamed the beast and Matt was a quite beast.

‘Ah fuck, baby, I love it when you work me like that.”  He pressed his forehead against hers and drove into her hard. His gruff moan filled her ear.  “Christ.  This is why I make you wait.  One thrust and you’re already clamping down around me.  It makes me goddamn crazy.”

I won’t ever think of grapes or giga watts the same way again.  This book kinda blew my mind because tall, dark and broody Matt is quite the edgy dude.  And Holy shit, did that work for me…oh yes it did.

Matt made  Derek and his dominance look like child’s play.  This one felt darker than the others not just the subject but because of how Matt felt about himself.  He felt like he wasn’t good enough for Lucy.  She understood what he needed and naturally submitted to him.  Her submission felt natural to her and it even turned her on.   She understood what he needed and when he needed it.  This wasn’t a story about a man convincing a woman that she needed and wanted to be dominated, it was about two people who found what they needed in each other.

Watching her jump off the platform, then let go and freefall, had left him feeling startlingly out of control.  Control he needed to regain immediately.  Somehow, Lucy seemed to understand, coming to stand in front of him. “Whatever you need, take it.”

Brent, Hayden and Daniel make an appearance!  Yaa! Oh but Ms. Bailey says that this is the last book in this series and that makes me sad.  I want more from all of the couples soooo much more.  But I guess that’s a good thing, wanting more.

Lucy was so funny and this whole book had some really funny lines in this one.  She is funny and lighthearted and Matt is so quiet and stoic.  In the end, they balance each other out.  

She couldn’t deny that having him towering over her in his shit-stomping boots, badge clipped to his hip, made her hormones twirl around an imaginary stripper pole.

Tessa Bailey continues to be an incredible writer.  Her writing style, mixing humor totally checks every box I have.  So consistent and consistent may not be sexy or exciting word but it’s a huge compliment as far as I’m concerned.

Decide for yourself.

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four-half-stars

About Tessa Bailey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey lives on Long Island with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing or reading romance, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.