Review: Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey

Posted January 22, 2018 by Minx

This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Edelweiss+. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

Review: Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey
Series: The Academy #2
Also in this series:Disorderly Conduct
Also by this author: Disorderly Conduct
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Avon
Format: ARC
Source: Edelweiss+
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0062467107
ASIN: B06Y1186TN
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Minx's Rating:
Heat Factor:three-half-flames

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?

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Indecent Exposure is the second book in The Academy series and I just love this series!! This book can be read as a standalone but I love the fact that I had read the first book in this series, Disorderly Conduct, because it gave me much enjoyment to see how Charlie and Ever’s relationship has grown while reading this story. There is also the matter of Charlie’s older brother’s secret desire for Danika that continues to burn throughout this story as well. I love all that, but that is not what Indecent Exposure is all about. This is the story of Jack Garrett finding the peace that he deserves.

Jack Garrett was not the kind of guy anyone would peg for a future police officer. He was a womanizer who was more often drunk then he was sober. The only reason that he was usually even upright was due to his best friends Charlie and Danika. As far as being an officer, that is due to a lost bet with his best friend Danika, not because he was desperate to uphold the law. Despite seeming like a failure there was more to Jack than even Jack was aware of. He was used to women wanting him for sex and not looking for anything underneath the veneer that was Jack Garrett, but he also felt that sex was all that he was good for. Until Katie.

Everything changed for Jack when he happened to run into Katie McCoy. Katie did not fall for his usual charms and she seemed to realize that there was more to Jack. This intensity into his character excited him immensely and maybe scared him a little too. Jack had his skeletons and they were not issues that he has ever dealt with but for Katie he really wanted to because otherwise his issues could ruin thigs for them. Katie was only going to be in town for two weeks and she was looking forward to living out her dreams to the fullest, dreams that she hoped would include Jack. She was inexperienced in the way of men but she knew she did not want to miss out on anything that Jack had to offer.

I loved this couple, I loved them so much! Katie may have been inexperienced in relationships but she was very much in control of her dreams and desires. I loved how sweet she was and how she saw through to the heart of Jack. I’ll be honest I didn’t see through to the heart of his character in the previous novel but as Jack’s past was explained, I really felt for his character and was glad that he had someone who was there to push him to do better and be better. Although, if he would have just listened to his best friend but….yeah, lol. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Jack’s character experience acceptance and love from Katie who truly only wanted him to be whole.

Indecent Exposure was definitely the kind of love story that tugged at my heart strings! It was a story filled with lots of sexy times, dirty talking, and sweet romantic moments. It also deals with a difficult subject and there are darker moments in this romance but it is a humorous read, too. It kept my interest as I followed the story of these two characters who were both new to love with all its highs and lows. I am absolutely going to get my hands on the next book in this series because it deals with grumpy lieutenant Greer Burns, finally! I can’t wait to get to know his character and see if he can mend things with Danika after being such a jerk in this book. Overall, Indecent Exposure is a swoon worthy addition to this series and I highly recommend it!

*Thank you to Edelweiss+ & HarperCollins for this eARC of Indecent Exposure*

 

About Tessa Bailey

Author Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of nine years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.


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