Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey | DNF Review

Posted November 9, 2017 by Zeee in DNF Reviews, Reviews | 2 Comments

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Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey | DNF Review
Title: Indecent Exposure
Written by Tessa Bailey
Series: The Academy, #2
Published by Avon
Publication Date: January 30th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Rating:  Stars


Challenges: 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge, 2017 Review Challenge

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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When I read Disorderly Conduct, the first book in the series, I was delightfully surprised! In fact, I went ahead and requested the second book, Indecent Exposure because Jack Garrett was very interesting and what do you know, the second book is his HEA.

But no! This book was an utter disappointment! Where was the charm? Where was the explosive chemistry that I was expecting? Gone. Nada. Zilch.

Also, Jack was not likable at all. He had all the negative qualities that seemed to drag on and on that I finally could not take it! I get that he has issues and does have a lot of baggage (he is an alcoholic) but man, he just rubbed me the wrong way. It is a little surprising because he was a pretty damn good friend in the first book that I had a hard time reconciling his personality in his own book to the previous one.

I liked Katie. In fact, she is a pretty cool heroine but she just couldn’t carry the whole romance. I don’t know. Maybe Jack becomes likable in the end? Anyway, I just couldn’t get to that part and after a few weeks of putting this book on hold, I finally DNF’d it.

I’m not sure what happens as the book progressed but I just didn’t find the interest in continuing this book.

I do have high hopes for the next book, though. And I’m really excited for Disturbing the Peace.

Do you want to read romances with characters who don’t have chemistry? Let me know your thoughts below!

 


About Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove 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 and 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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