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Disorderly Conduct: The Academy (Mass Market)
One of Amazon's Best Romances of September & Best Romances of 2017
A 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee for Best Contemporary Love & Laughter
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?
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author 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.
“Tessa Bailey’s alpha heroes will make you combust!”
— Laura Kaye, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Hot alpha heroes and the heroines that bring them to their knees...Tessa Bailey’s books are pure perfection.”
— Elle Kennedy, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Tessa Bailey’s books completely, utterly, totally wreck me.”
— Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author
“Charlie is a charming alpha hero and Ever is certainly a woman who knows what she wants... watching them both off kilter at different points in the book was lovely... If these tropes tick your boxes, then one-click away. I think you’ll be delighted.”
— All About Romance
“Bailey’s humor, realism, and great writing make this a fun, compelling read… Blazing hot sex scenes heighten the tension of this emotional exploration of passion and love, tempered by moments of winsome romance and slapstick comedy.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“a sharply funny (and relentlessly steamy) story... Bailey offers up a number of fresh, sexy interludes that never feel rote or by-the-numbers, while also building a foundation of real emotion... a satisfying and deeply earned HEA, one that will no doubt leave fans clamoring for more...”
— RT Book Reviews (top pick)
“Tessa Bailey’s newest romance contemporary hits all the right spots as she create the perfect blend of humor and erotic overtones... heartfelt declarations clash brilliantly with the sharp wit and flagrant dirty talk...”
— Heroes & Heartbreakers
“Tessa Bailey is just too much fun and writes the hottest heroes. Disorderly Conduct is the start of a new series (thank goodness there will be more!), and I’m a little in love with Charlie.”
— Happy Ever After blog, USA Today
“Let’s crown Tessa Bailey Queen of romantic raunch. Tessa Bailey does not shy away from raunchy, funny romance, and she knocks it out of the park with Disorderly Conduct... Charlie and Ever are one of the funniest hero/heroine pairs I’ve read...”