He’ll own her from the very first touch.
Julie Piper and Reed Lawson have nothing in common. She’s a people-pleasing sorority girl hiding behind her perfect mask. He’s a take-no-prisoners SWAT commander who isolates himself from the world. But when they’re forced together at their friends’ posh destination wedding, one thing is clear—Reed wants Julie more than he wants his next breath. Which is why he’s not about to stand by when she’s dared to seduce another man.
Julie wants neat, tidy sex, so she could get back to what she does best—making everybody else happy. She never expected to slip into a dark bedroom and have her mind blown by rough, demanding hands, and a sinfully filthy mouth—neither of which belong to the best man.
One night should have been all Reed needed to get the blond temptress out of his system, but when one taste is nowhere near enough, he’ll be forced confront the effects of his hellish past. One that may push Julie away forever...just when he realizes he can't live without her.
Tessa Bailey and her dangerously sexy stories strikes again. Baiting The Maid Of Honor, hooks you right away, is filled with so much sexiness it explodes in the pages, and there is nothing to be bored with in this fast-paced novella!
Living through what Julie has and having a family who expects so much of her, I'm not sure I would quite be able to keep my cool and I commend her for it, but also scold. I say that because no one should ever try to be anyone other than who they want to be and it made me so happy to see Reed come in and break down all her walls.
Firstly, the name Reed is just so...UNF. Yes, there is no other word because I adore that sexy name. With Reed, I loved watching his controlling, keep-everyone-away attitude get broken down by Julie. It's funny because you know these big bad boys are capable of affection but you wonder why they never show it and I just love watching big bad boys get taken down by love.
With this story though I kept finding myself looking for something a little more. I'm not sure if it was background stories, or a little less sexiness, or what it was. Overall though, I absolutely adore everything Tessa writes and this one is no exception! Sexy and satisfying!
-4 out of 5 Splatters -