Review: Boiling Point (Crossing the Line #3) by Tessa Bailey

March 19, 2016 Review 0

Review: Boiling Point (Crossing the Line #3) by Tessa Bailey

Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all…

Con artist Austin Shaw’s been in disguise so long he’s not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he’s been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the 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 she’s 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. He’s infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she’s determined to resist him.

But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants…including a man that Polly must trust if she’s to escape their dangerous game alive.

Title: Boiling Point
Author: Tessa Bailey
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Raw Redemption, Thrown Down, Worked Up, Too Hot To Handle
Series: Crossing the Line #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Raw Redemption
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Author
Published: January 26, 2016
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 352
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

Most people have their favorite authors who they buy from without even reading the book description. Tessa Bailey is my go-to author, one I buy from without second thought, total fangirl with and totally adore! There hasn’t been a book she has written that I hadn’t totally devoured, especially in this series…
Until this book. It took me way longer to finish this story than all of her other books combined. Here’s why, I could not connect with the characters as much as I had wanted to. I think because these two, Polly and Austin, were the most closed off and secretive. I love cocky, arrogant, alpha males as much as the next girl; but Austin being a con-man, using his brit charm against us women turned me off. Then beautiful hacker Polly with her vehement towards con-men, which is totally justified, falls for him after all.
So why the high rating? As Polly literally stripped Austin of his layers I will admit I began to see Austin for who he is, a lost boy looking for a place to belong, love, and be who he is. Even if he doesn’t know who he is to begin with. Polly stepped up by taking the control Austin so desires away and making him see that his pleasure is her right and duty. Plus the scenes they shared were oh-my-gawd-hawt that towards the end I couldn’t stop flipping through the pages. Polly realizes that revenge is not all its cracked up to be, that finding trust in the untrustworthy is so much sweeter!
This book can be read as a stand-alone but having read them all and getting to know the characters enhances the story so much more. Even though Polly and Austin are not my favorites their story was beautiful as it was tragic, will hold a place in my heart. Gah, I wanna say more but if I do I’ll spoil it and this book is a definite must read, especially for Bailey fans or newbies!
I was gifted a copy from the author. The opinions and ratings are my own and I was in no way compensated.

 

 

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