Disgraced cop Henrik Vance is having a shit year. Banished to a derelict undercover squad, he’s been tasked with hunting down the daughter of Chicago’s most dangerous criminal. His obsession with saving the beautiful girl destroyed his career. And this time, it might cost his life.
Ailish O’Kelly doesn’t need a hero. She’ll save herself from her father’s violent criminal dynasty, thank you very much. Unfortunately, the sexy as sin cop who crashes her hideout isn’t hearing reason—especially not after the kiss that becomes much more.
His boss wants her as an informant. Ailish wants Henrik to keep whispering filthy things against her skin. But she knows too well the evil they’re up against, and when it comes down to protecting the man who owns her body and soul, she only has one choice...
Each book in the Crossing the Lines series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Prequel Novella: His Risk to Take
Book .5: Riskier Business
Book 1: Risking it All
Book 2: Up In Smoke
Book 3: Boiling Point
Book 4: Raw Redemption
I have loved every book in this series and Raw Redemption certainly lived up to the rest. I was so happy to see Henrik get his happy ending, but it was bittersweet because I would love to see this series continue.
Henrik is everything good and delicious about an alpha. He falls for Ailish the moment he meets her and his protective instincts are so strong, he destroys evidence that could put her in prison. When he finally decides to go after her, he does it without hesitation, knowing she is meant to be his and unwilling to bend on the fact. I loved his strength and devotion to her. He is clearly smart, brave, honorable, and sexy as hell. And…holy hotness…his mouth. I was burning up. He is definitely one of the best dirty-talkers I’ve ever read. *fans self*
Ailish was pretty easy to like. She’s very immature in some ways and there were moments I felt like her character wasn’t enough for a man like Henrik. However, considering how she grew up, it somewhat justifies her youthful attitude. Her lack of trust is certainly well earned.
You would think after a time or two, they would learn that open honesty is the best policy, but they clung to their ignorance in that respect. After a few times, I just wanted to smack them both upside the head. The sweetness and the overly explosive chemistry between them made them a fun couple to read about though.
It was really fun to see all of the gang again, but getting to spend a little more time with Erin was a huge plus. She is still my favorite character of the series.
The book is fast paced, unbelievably steamy, and has a great plot. I was never bored or felt the need to skim, and the HEA put a smile on my face. This whole series is on my re-read shelf!