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Friday, August 25, 2017

Review: Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey

Title: Disorderly Conduct
Author: Tessa Bailey
Series: Academy #1
Format: Ebook
Release Date: August 29th, 2017
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Disorderly Conduct is book 1 in the Academy series. This is my first Tessa Bailey book and I can already tell you it will not be my last. I really enjoyed the author's writing style and can't wait to read the next book. Bailey weaved a steaming hot read with lots of conflict that kept my attention.

This story revolves around Charlie Burns, a police academy cadet and Ever Carmichael a chef at her catering company. They are at a bar one night and lock eyes and wind up starting a no strings attached fling. Ever has a set of rules to go by, basically being don't stay with a guy longer than a month, don't fall for him, etc. She winds up cutting off the fling with Charlie after a month together and Charlie doesn't exactly want that and I could tell Ever didn't either. The duo decide to stay friends and oh boy some of the scenes made me want to shake either one of them. Neither makes the best decisions but since I'm rooting for them working it out and getting together again it really wound up frustrating me during some of their more major conflicts.

Disorderly Conduct is a sexy read you won't want to miss. I really wound up enjoying this book and can't wait to read more of TBailey's work in the near future. I will lay this out there right now, this story isn't going to be for everyone. Charlie wants Ever back as a fling and decides to ruin any dates she winds up going on. He has the right intentions kind of in his head but it does give a somewhat stalker/obsessed vibe at times. Some of the scenes are absolutely hilarious but others do cross a bit of a line and could possibly annoy you. If you're a fan of steamy contemporary romance novels with lots of conflict, you're going to love this book.


32 comments:

  1. I suck at names, but I am pretty sure I have read two of hers and enjoyed them :)

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    1. I really liked her writing style, it grabbed me quickly. When I was gushing about this to a friend it reminded me of Kate Meader's writing style.

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  2. Sounds like a good read! Although I'm not sure how I'd feel about the stalker/obsessed vibes. But I think maybe if the funny is funny and steamy enough it could make up for it? Great review!

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    1. You'd get frustrated but I think you'd enjoy it :)

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  3. I confess I'm not completely sure about this one, but I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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    1. :) I can't wait for book two! I already have it on my kindle hahaha

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  4. I liked this but there were parts of the story that I didn't like, so I ended up giving it three stars. More like 3.5 stars. I wasn't a huge fan of Charlie's actions in the second half of the book - imagine if some guy we're being that creepy and stalkerish! I adore Charlie and we know he is a good guy because we get to read from his POV but still... In any case, I liked the book as well, overall. I'm so excited about Indecent Exposure!

    Fantastic review! Have a great day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Same issue! I wondered if it was just me.

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  5. This author is on my list to read. I am not speech will start with this one though. I am not into the conflicts that this appears to have. Great review.

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    1. I do have the next one for review already, think it releases later this year. Maybe check that one out ;)

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  6. it's nice when you find a good new author!

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    1. It really is!!! I'm so glad I loved her writing style :D

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  7. Haven't read anything from this author but this one sounds really good

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  8. Sounds cute except for the stalkerish part. That might be a dealbreaker.

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    1. Still pretty good even with it in :) Has me intrigued about the next book that's for sure!

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  9. not sure I have read anything by her, but this sounds like an interesting start to a new series

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    1. I really enjoyed her writing style, I bet you would too!!

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of a lot of conflict generally but sometimes the mood strikes and the more the better! I'll add it to the list for when I'm in that mood for it sounds good.

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    1. Oh yes, this would be a good one to add for those conflict books :D

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  11. I'm not entirely sold on this, I'm afraid, but glad it worked well for you!

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    1. I'd say grab it from the library if you do wind up wanting to try it then! <3

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  12. I haven't read this one but it sounds pretty good to me.

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    1. Pretty good! I'm excited about book two

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  13. I am not sure that I will be reading this one, I have struggled with her books sometimes. She isn't always easy for me to get into. But glad to see that you liked it.

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  14. Yeah, I was not thrilled with this one. I normally ADORE Tessa's books, but frankly I didn't really like Charlie or Ever.

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    1. I could tell while reading that some people would not like this one *nods*

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  15. Bailey's books are 50/50 with me but I always give them a shot lol

    For What It's Worth

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    1. That's good to know!!! I hope the next book is one I adore then since this one was good but I had a few issues. :)

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  16. I've read other reviews and people do enjoy her works. Glad you did too.

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    1. She did a good job, I just didn't care for some of the content. The rest was well done!!

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