In Review: Exposed by Fate (Serve #2) by Tessa Bailey

Posted November 2, 2014 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Exposed by Fate (Serve #2) by Tessa BaileyExposed by Fate by Tessa Bailey
Series: Serve #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 27, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 226 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

He’ll train her to lure another man. She’ll lure him instead.

When interior designer Eliza Ballas accompanies a friend to New York’s premier BDSM club, she’s taken aback by the sheer want that overruns her body—especially when a sexy Brit assumes Eliza is adept at dark, sensual arts. If she’s going to play, she’ll need an erotic education, and she knows just the man to teach her how to submit…

Oliver Preston isn’t one to turn down pleasure, but Eliza’s his sister’s best friend, and he’s torn between a sense of duty and his rock-hard need to find out if she tastes as delicious as he’s dreamed. Unable to handle thought of another man owning her body, he draws Eliza deep into his world of exquisite pain and pleasure. He has three lessons to instruct her. Three lessons to drive them both to the brink of ecstasy. And three lessons before he must give her to another man...if he doesn’t lose himself first.


In Review My Thoughts

Y’all, I think I have a new favorite Tessa Bailey book. Exposed by Fate takes readers back into the world of Serve from Owned by Fate, but this time it’s all about Caroline’s best friend, Eliza, and her brother, Oliver. And oh my god, did I love their story.

I’m a big fan of the best friend’s brother storyline. It may have been done 1,000 times before, but I guarantee it was never done quite like this. After Oliver and Eliza come face-to-face at Serve, she propositions him to introduce her to BDSM. She’s totally naive to that world, but desperately wants to experience it. She’d be more comfortable learning from someone she’s known her whole life. Oliver is attracted to Eliza, but doesn’t want things to be weird after their three dates of BDSM playtime are over. But, at the same time, he can’t imagine anyone else introducing her to BDSM, so he agrees. And I am so very glad he did.

It’s no secret that Tessa’s books are hot. She writes some of the best dirty-talkin’ men I’ve ever read. Her men have always been into a little spanking and dominating, but I know the actual BDSM world is a new thing for her. I read an interview where she said she didn’t know if she would be the best person to write books about BDSM and I have to disagree. I’m not a BDSM book junkie, but I will read every. single. one. she writes. It’s the combination of fantastic writing, incredible character development, addictive story line and smokin’ hot sexy time that draws me to Tessa’s books. She nails it every single time. Tessa’s my go-to for hot and sexy books with substance.

It seems like after each of Tessa’s books, there’s an object, location or food that I will *never* look at the same way again. (*cough* pool cues *cough*) This time it’s a boardroom table. Holy. Hell. Steam factor: 9/10. Exposed by Fate also has the sexiest shower scene I have ever read. Seriously, ever. Steam factor: 100/10. But these characters share more than just sexy time, and that’s why Tessa’s books are so appealing to me. They had a very real chemistry and I thoroughly enjoyed reading along as they dropped their walls and submitted to each other. Neither may have been looking for a relationship when they began this arrangement, but what they found was real and powerful. And that, more than just the sexy time, is what made me love this book as much as I did.

I’ve seen teasers of the next book in the Serve series and I just can’t wait until it’s available. I can’t wait to get back to the world of Serve and Tessa’s smokin’ hot men.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


About Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving 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 of nine years and four-year-old 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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