Release Tour – Review: Taking Tessa by Aria Cole


Cage West has spent his entire life waiting for that one special woman to turn his world upside down. As a detective with the local PD, he fills his hours investigating criminals with little time left for much else. When a tip comes into the office about a possible kidnapping at a suspiciously familiar address, Cage is prepared to do whatever it takes to rescue the girl, but when he lays eyes on sweet, innocent Tessa, a firestorm knocks him off his feet. She needs him, and he damn sure wants her–for now, for life, forever.

Nineteen-year-old Tessa Talbot hasn’t seen the outside world in two years. Her stepfather keeps her under his thumb after the tragic death of her mother, convinced she’ll only succumb to all the sins the world has to offer. He’s kept her wildly untouched, and after years of sheltered homeschooling, she’s doubtful her life will ever look any different. That is until one tall, dark, and devilishly handsome detective knocks on her door.

Scared to let him in, even more afraid to turn him away, Tessa makes the decision of her life and decides to trust the man she’s only just met and leave the only world she’s ever known behind. She’s just praying the past won’t return to haunt her, he’s just praying he can save her when it does.

My Review (1)
eARC provided in exchange for an honest review

Taking Tessa is another short yet hot romance with an uber sweet heroine and the over the top alpha hero who protects and possesses her! Another definite win from Aria Cole.

Cage West is a police officer; a man who has spent most of adult life trying to find that one special woman who makes his world whole, till then he protects and serves the public. He is a man; but he definitely not playboy – and it definitely has been a while since he has even had a physical relationship. Taking a shift for a fellow Detective, he is confronted by a place owned by a man, he has tried so hard to bury, but hasn’t been able to. That confrontation leads him to Tessa, the woman who turns his world upside down.

Tessa Talbot is a young girl trying to survive – not in the real world but in her own home. After her mother dies, she has no one but her stepfather to live with; who has increasingly become deranged, but until recently she never had to fear him, but now she does and Cage is there to help her at every step of the way.

There is insta-love, hot HOT chemistry between Cage and Tessa; but there is also a hint of intense angst between the two characters – and I thoroughly and absolutely enjoyed this beauty of a book! Aria Cole is the master of short intense sexy stories and she definitely doesn’t disappoint in this one as well!


Cheers, Pavi

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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About The Author (3)


Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache.

Aria’s new release BLACK is the first in her modern fairy tale series. For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn’t take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!

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