Review: Indecent Exposure – Tessa Bailey

Posted 5 February, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments

*I received a free copy of Indecent Exposure from Avon via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Indecent Exposure – Tessa BaileyIndecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey
Series: The Academy #2
Published by Avon on 30 January 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Edelweiss
4.5 Stars

Is there a problem, Officer?
Jack Garrett isn’t a police officer yet, but there’s already an emergency. His new firearms instructor—the one who just dropped every jaw in the academy gym—is the same sexy Irish stranger Jack locked lips with last night. The Olympic gold medalist and expert markswoman is now officially off-limits, but Jack’s never cared much for rules . . .
Katie McCoy’s been cooped up in a shooting range for too long. A wild love affair is just what she needs to let loose, though she never imagined it would be with her smokin’ hot trainee. She cannot get involved with Jack—but a quick fling? Perfect. Falling hard for a charismatic recruit with an equal amount of sex appeal and secrets? Bloody stupid.
Jack’s charmed the pants off plenty of women (literally), yet few have ever looked beyond his perfect surface. Until Katie. He’ll do anything to keep her in his life . . . except tell her about his past. But a tiny lie of omission never hurt anyone, right?

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Indecent Exposure is a whirlwind romance between a broken Jack and a strong Katie. I loved how they both helped each other heal, and deal with life’s difficulties in a healthy way.

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Indecent Exposure follows Jack, whom I met in Disorderly Conduct, and Katie. Their hot romance is so fast it swept me off my feet. I loved how they were so in tune to each other from when they first met. And how they both wanted to be more because of their meeting.


Jack is a big flirt, drinking too much alcohol, and hiding a lot of hurt. Even his best friends don’t know everything about him. When his excessive drinking starts to truly hurt those he cares about, though, he realizes he needs to change.

Katie is a strong female character, a rifle shooting instructor for the Garda in Ireland, she’s in New York for two weeks on an exchange program. And she has a list of things to do while in New York. Both for herself and for her deceased brother.

Writing style :

Written in dual perspective, Indecent Exposure gives great insight to both Katie and Jack. First person narration and past tense, with plenty of dialogues made for an easy read at a rather fast pace for the most part.

Feels :

Jack broke my heart. Like, completely and utterly broke my heart. I loved how he managed to finally ask himself the important questions and make some changes to his downward spiral, though. And there was so much hope in Indecent Exposure, which thankfully put my heart back together again.

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Jack Garrett. Superhero. Protecting New York City’s women from two-pump chumps one night at a time.

She’s the only girl I’ve ever slept with that made me feel… whole. 

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About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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14 responses to “Review: Indecent Exposure – Tessa Bailey

  1. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything by Bailey. This sounds like a good one and both the characters sound awesome.

  2. This sounds amazing! I’m not sure if I’ve ever read TBailey or not but I know she’s an author I’d like to read (or read more of). I like that it seems Jack and Katie help each other heal and build a strong relationship despite it being a whirlwind. 🙂 I’ll have to check out The Academy series, wifey!
    {{{BIG HUGS}}}

  3. It always gets so difficult and emotional when it comes to confronting sides of yourself and elements of your past that you’ve been compressing for years… I can see how this one appealed to your emotional side for that!

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