Title: Disorderly Conduct
Written by Tessa Bailey
Series: The Academy #1
Published by Avon
Publication Date: August 29th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Challenges: 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge, 2017 Review Challenge
You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…
Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.
Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?
If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots? Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?
Who would have thought that I would enjoy reading a contemporary romance? Well, I just stuck my proverbial foot in my mouth because I LOVED Disorderly Conduct!
Please DO NOT judge this book by its extremely cheesy cover because this book is really worth reading!
Picture this, a police recruit who meets a girl at a bar and she propositions him into a relationship of convenience. Basically a booty call. Our heroine, Ever Carmichael is deathly afraid of having a serious relationship and she had a thirty-day “relationship” rule. Charlie, on the other hand, doesn’t want a serious relationship and he goes along with this plan. Until Ever says she wants a serious relationship and ends their affair.
This is where the romance actually starts. And also, becomes a little iffy. Charlie actually sabotages Ever’s dates and does something that is obviously illegal! And to think, he is a police recruit! What upset me, though is that it felt like it was a prank! In fact, Charlier asked help from his two best friends who are also police recruits.
That being said, I still enjoyed the romance. As much as Ever wanted to end her relationship with Charlie, she is still obviously very attracted to him and actually wants to have a serious relationship with him. So despite that, I thought Charlie redeemed himself and in the end, won Ever (and me) over.
I also want to say that this was an extremely hot romance! This is a fair warning for those who don’t like them THAT hot.
This book is written in Ever and Charlie’s POV and is in the first person narration. This is something that I don’t see a lot in adult romances, so it was a little refreshing.
This is my very first Tessa Bailey book and this won’t be my last! I already have the second book in the series, Indecent Exposure which features Jack, Charlie’s friend.
If you are in want of a steamy (and horny) read, this is the perfect book for you!
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What do you think about heroes who do something that is illegal? Do you think that they deserve a second chance? What would it take to redeem them?