Tuesday, August 29, 2017

New Release: Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey + Review

Disorderly Conduct 
by Tessa Bailey


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?

My review: 

4.5-4.75 stars! 

I loved this book! It was delicious! I'm not usually a gusher in my reviews. But this is one of the best books I've read in months, so I'm going to gush a little. 

This is Charlie and Ever's story. Ever comes from a long line of mistresses. Her mother and grandmother were mistresses. They had rules they followed, including to never date single men, never see each the same man for longer than a month, and never get attached. Ever was raised the same way. She doesn't date married men though. She has altered the rules so that she dates men that are "married to their job". She co-owns and runs a catering company and is working very hard to get her business going. So the rules have worked her for her nicely. Ever has not had any problem becoming attached to her men. But that all changes when she meets Charlie. Charlie is a police legacy. His father is the police chief and his brother is a lieutenant who trains the new recruits at the academy. Charlie is in the police academy and he is working extremely hard to graduate at the top of his class. Ever and Charlie meet at a bar and are immediately drawn to each other. They both agree that they don't want anything serious between them, Charlie because of his job and Ever because of her rules. They begin a fling where they spend their time together (mostly on their lunch breaks) getting it on and they spend very little time talking. Charlie thinks he has found the perfect scenario with his unicorn, Ever. She is independent, sexy and doesn't ask more from him than he can give. Ever knows she needs to stop their arrangement because her month with him is over (one of her rules). But before she can do that, her mother comes to her with a change of heart. Her mother, who has been a lifelong mistress, a business women, and always independent, now regrets the way she has lived her life. In a "ghost of mistresses past" scene, Ever's mother cries that she is lonely and begs Ever to give up their rules and try to find happiness in a real relationship. Eager to be closer to and please her mother, Ever agrees. So she breaks off her fling with Charlie. But he is not happy with that. He really liked the no-strings sexy fling he had going on with Ever. So he tells her he wants to be friends and starts to sabotage her dating attempts. He thinks that he can convince her to go back to their fling once she sees how bad the dating world is. But when they become friends and really get to know each other, they see how awesome they are together and they fall in love. 

This book is a little of a slow starter, so hang in there if it doesn't grab you attention at first. But once you get going, it is so good! Tessa Bailey has created magic in this book. This story is simple but what makes this story is the characters. Charlie is a big lovable idiot. He had no idea he was in love with Ever, but it was so obvious how much he adored her. He put her on a pedestal. She was the only woman in the world he even saw after he met her. Ever was awesome too. She was independent, but sweet and funny. She adored Charlie too. These awesome, deep, lovable characters shine off the pages. They are everyday folks that you can't help but love. I wanted to be their friend and hang out with Charlie and Ever. They are just an adorable couple. Fun, sexy and I loved the way they loved each other. They were perfect for each other and had amazing chemistry. I could feel their love for each other. There are some super hot times, some really heartfelt scenes, and an epic grovel complete with a police flash mob.

This book left me with such a happy feeling! It was so sweet, sexy and funny. I loved it! So much that I read it twice already. I can't wait for more from this series, as we've gotten glimpses of what's to come in Charlie's friends and family. This book is definitely going on my favorite shelf!

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