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New York Times bestselling authors Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan team up for a collaboration featuring two sexy contemporary romance novellas. Total combined pages: 285 pages. OFF BASE: Kenna and Beck By Tessa Bailey A welcome home he never expected...and will never forget... When Kenna Sutton is tasked with driving home newly returned Beck “True Blue” Collier, she expectNew York Times bestselling authors Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan team up for a collaboration featuring two sexy contemporary romance novellas. Total combined pages: 285 pages. OFF BASE: Kenna and Beck By Tessa Bailey A welcome home he never expected...and will never forget... When Kenna Sutton is tasked with driving home newly returned Beck “True Blue” Collier, she expects the strategic Army mastermind to be a pasty number cruncher. Never at a loss for words, Kenna is nonetheless rendered speechless by the gorgeous, inexperienced and tightly-wound Army major that lands in her passenger seat. Outraged by Beck’s lack of a welcome home after seven long years overseas, Kenna takes matters into her own hands, giving Beck something he’s only ever fantasized about in his bunk. Beck has never shied away from a test of will and Kenna gives new meaning to the word challenge. One problem? Kenna’s father is the lieutenant general presenting Beck with the Silver Star and Beck is determined to treat Kenna with the respect she deserves, even if her eyes beg Beck to act out his most secret desires with her. Desires he's always been told were the work of the devil. But how long can one lonely, starving man hope to resist the woman he craves? OFF BASE: Huntley and Cullen By Sophie Jordan Being a good girl has its drawbacks... Huntley Collier, an emergency room nurse and all-around do-gooder, is tired of living in the friend zone. Cullen Brooks was given the job of babysitting Huntley when her brother – his best friend – deployed. But their friendly coffeehouse hangouts and TV marathons leave her wanting more. When one crazy night leads to too many drinks and an explosion of long-denied lust, Huntley's dreams become a reality. And reality is one hot, wild place she never wants to leave. But only a good girl can bring down a bad boy... Known as Sullen Cullen around Black Rock, Cullen Brooks doesn’t have many friends, but Huntley is one of them … and despite his decidedly unfriendly fantasies of the curvy blonde, she is far too sweet for his darker tastes. Keeping his hands off is easier said than done, however, when demure, little Huntley responds to his touch like the wildcat he never expected...and can't stop pursuing, despite his better judgment. But when Cullen suddenly faces losing her, will this bad boy risk it all to keep his good girl? Tessa Bailey's alpha heroes will make you combust!" -Laura Kaye, New York Times Bestselling Author "Sophie Jordan infuses all of her books with memorable characters, sharp wit, smoldering sexual tension and heart melting romance. It doesn't matter what genre of romance she's writing, if Sophie Jordan writes it I will read it." - Jay Crownover, New York Times Bestselling Author "Off Base was an absolute PERFECT read [...] This is the kind of book that makes you get grabby hands! You NEED it on your kindle and in your hands!" -Megan Wickland, Ana's Attic In Beck & Kenna, Tessa Bailey brings us a male virgin story. WHAT?!? Tessa Bailey the Queen of Dirty Talk is bringing a male virgin to life? Is she abandoning her signature style? Oh NO! She's inventing a brand new hero type. The Alpha Virgin! Kenna unleashes the BEAST in Beck and Tessa keeps it fun and believable....

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off base Reviews

  • Erika
    2018-10-05 15:49

    I am separating out these two stories:Kenna and Beck by Tessa Bailey:4.5 stars!! Loved this one. The hero was excellent. The sex scenes were hot. (view spoiler)[ for those of you reading other reviews, at one point, during sex, Beck basically tells Kenna that he is her "daddy" now. Personally, I didn't really feel they were reenacting a daddy/daughter thing AT ALL. To me, it represented something else entirely. Kenna never felt approval, acceptance, love, etc from her father. So, I think Beck was saying that her dad and his lack of approval, etc didn't matter anymore. That he -- Beck, that is -- would give her all the love, approval and feeling needed/necessary she could want. (hide spoiler)]My only complaint with the book was that the heroine wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but she did get more likable as the book went on.Huntley and Cullen by Sophie Jordan:1.5 starsThis story wasn't for me. It just had too many things going on that hit my buttons. Those things being: --Cullen was a manwhore and continually hooked up with women during the whole time he knew Huntley, up until the start of this story. (During the story, he does not do anything with OW. It is safe.)--Cullen pushed Huntley away the entire book. --Both Huntley and Cullen constantly misinterpreted each other's actions and feelings instead of talking openly.--I didn't buy into the sex being anything special. He was described as always being predatory with women and going after what he wanted. He didn't actually even go after Huntley in any predatory or possessive way.--Cullen had zero likable traits IMO. He was like a pouty sullen teenage boy.

  • Maayan
    2018-09-26 15:48

    The rating is only for OFF BASE: Kenna and Beck By Tessa Bailey .. Sigh .. Can I have my own Beck? He was the perfect mixture of sweetness and total alpha!!! He was adorable<3

  • Duchess Nicole
    2018-09-25 14:57

    Holy crap...the hotness of Tessa Bailey's Beck is indescribable. I've never been one for the virginal hero thing, but Beck is not at all what I expected. He's inexperienced but not at all afraid to go out and get what he wants. Dirty talking, lip smacking deeeeeeelicious!!!! Rough, fast, HARD.This was my first Sophie Jordan read but not my last! I thought she was historical romance only, but she proved me wrong. Her hero/heroine couple have been friends for years and have always been comfortable with one another. Until one day, the spark ignites and all they can think about is humping each other till they can't walk any more. One of the better collaborations I've read. These two wrote well together. Their characters came from two minds but the same base, and I'm hoping there's a repeat. Verra nice!!!

  • Kate
    2018-10-16 13:01

    Note for me:First one - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... And i always thought Tessa Bailey is safe for me... apparently no...Second one - H slept around while being friend with heroine.

  • Kitten Mercer
    2018-09-30 10:08

    4 Stars for Kenna and Beck's story. 3 stars for Huntley and Cullen's.

  • Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
    2018-10-10 15:00

    Beck & Kenna by Tessa Bailey - 1/5 StarsI really, really HATED this one. (view spoiler)[The hero was a virgin because he had been with his high school sweetheart for years and they were waiting for marriage. A year ago she broke up with him, and because of the military environment he was in he wasn't really interested in going out and having sex. He says he is completely over his ex except...HE KEEPS A FUCKING PICTURE OF HIM AND HER IN HIS WALLET. What the fuck? When the heroine sees it he tells her he just keeps it there because no matter what happened between him and his ex it's a nice memory to have. What. Utter. Bullshit. Wallet pictures are pictures of the people you love that you want to always keep close to you. I do not believe for one second that he was over his ex. Honestly not only is it creepy as fuck to keep a wallet picture of your ex a YEAR after you break up but it so clearly means you have still have feelings for them. Who would keep sleeping with a lad that keeps a picture of him and his ex in his wallet??? Have some respect. Eughhhh. I don't care if he picked Kenna over the ex at the end. Frankly I feel like he had no romantic feelings for Kenna he had just discovered the magic of vagina and easy sex. I did not believe in their love AT ALL. It seriously came across as just sexual from his side, and Kenna just had all these issues that I think she'd settle for anyone who told her they loved her. Plus there is daddy kink in this which gives me the heebie jeebies anyway but it just seemed even worse in this because of all the daddy issues Kenna had. I just don't see how that is sexy and I never will. I'm not even going to get started on Kenna and her annoying as hell, "woe is me" attitude. She did my tits in.(hide spoiler)]I think I'm going to just pass on this author in the future. Her books just do not work for me lately. Huntley & Cullen by Sophie Jordan - N/AI'm gonna pass on this one. Doesn't sound like my cuppa, and I don't care enough about the characters.

  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2018-09-30 07:44

    Quick review:Cover: Nice Rating:NC-17 Steaminess:Super Hot Thumbs Up:4.5Overall: I liked itCharacters: Well Written Plot: Sometimes you just have to take a chance in lovePage Turner: Yes Series Cont.? Yes Recommend:YesBook Boyfriend: SUMMARY (50 words or less)Leave it to me not to read the blurb. I had no idea it was two stories until I got to the end of one. It worked out fine. I just didn’t know. And now you do. I enjoyed both stories, but read the full post for more.For a full review and yummy pic, see my blog post at:http://www.mybookboyfriend.net/2015/0...

  • Jaime Arkin
    2018-09-26 15:53

    So everything about this book was calling my name… I couldn’t even wait until I got back from BEA to start it. I downloaded it while sitting in a restaurant in New Jersey and read it all in the next 24 hours. Off Base is written by Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan… two authors who I’ve enjoyed previous stories from, so I knew I had to give this one a try. I found myself loving every single thing about Beck and I even really liked Kenna. And together they were just explosive. Picture this…. A marine… a Southern boy… and a virgin. Good lord the boy’s eagerness had me dying!“I already know you’re going to be the best of my life, Kenna. How do I make sure I’m the best of yours? Tell me.”I’m just going to be straight here. This was a 5 star read up until a certain point of Tessa Bailey’s story. I’m not going to give anything away, but if you read it, and you know me, you’ll absolutely know when this took a weird turn for me. Let’s just say, it wasn’t necessary and really killed the mood. The two stories are tied together in that Huntley in Sophie Jordan’s story is actually Beck’s sister. She’s pined for the moody and sullen Cullen for what seems like ever, and the death that Beck shares in the first installment has a huge impact on Cullen and actually brings these two together. I struggled a bit with the back and forth between these two, but Jordan totally can keep up with Bailey in the sexy stuff.Overall, this was a really amazing read. (I’m just going to pretend that one thing didn’t happen) Fans of military romance absolutely need to pick this one up, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

  • nick
    2018-10-09 11:50

    Tessa Bailey's book was going really well for me until the following quotes happened.(view spoiler)["I'm your daddy now, Kenna" "You want daddy, you'll get me."(hide spoiler)]Yeah no, that was a total mood killer. I also think the story was way too short for me to be convinced of the emotional relationship. Sophie Jordan's book was slightly better for me, but yet again, it was too short and there really was no time to delve into the emotional complexities of the characters. Overall, I'm a little disappointed because I was under the impression that this would be co-authored by the two authors, but it wasn't. It would have made for a better book if it had been in my opinion.

  • ❃**✿【Yasmine】✿**❃
    2018-10-12 10:59

    4.5 stars for book 1, 3 for book 2.

  • maggieandteddy
    2018-09-23 10:54

    3.25 stars. Not my favorite Tessa Bailey story. I liked Beck and Kenna. I just didn't get the good chemistry feel that I usually do from TB. I heard about a ow. I kept waiting for it. There was a photo in Beck's wallet. He left it there when he deployed. He came back home, met Kenna, then NO OTHER for Beck after that. In fact, there wasn't anyone else-well brief appearances of supporting characters. It was a nice change for the h to be the sexually experienced one. Beck was an all around great guy. Too bad there wasn't more detail in their relationship. Their wasn't an epilogue. I admit that I skimmed the 2nd part with Huntley & Cullen. I rarely do that. *edited to put 3.25 stars, since I really liked Beck. I liked Kenna, but her original aloofness and resolution wasn't given much time.

  • Caroline Yamashita
    2018-10-06 11:53

    Duas histórias em uma!A primeira, do Beck e Kenna, Beck voltou da guerra e só quer ir para casa, e cuidar da sua propriedade e plantação de pêssego. Quando Kenna chega para buscá-lo, todo o auto-controle que tinha vai para o espaço!Quente!!!A segunda história é do Cullen e Huntley, Ele é melhor amigo do Beck, e Huntley sua irmã gêmea, eles se conhecem há anos, mas a atração entre eles não dá mais para esconder!!!Livro hot, sem muito conteúdo! :P

  • Nikki
    2018-10-10 09:55

    Jeezy Creezy Tessa Bailey can write some smokin hot stories! Whew I seriously need a cold drink of Beck Collier! ;) Damn. Just.... Damn. Tessa Bailey is one of my all time favorite authors and she never fails to deliver an amazing read. Great story line, seriously hot intimate scenes, and characters you just want to read about. Another hit from her! (I haven't read the second story in this duo yet but when I do I'll review that one as well)

  • Talltree
    2018-09-27 11:48

    Rating only the TB story

  • Sonja van der Merwe
    2018-10-19 13:46

    Beck & Kenna (Tessa Baily)**** 4 starsI loved it so much... I wish there was more to it... :( This could make such a beautiful novel and such an awesome series!!! on to Huntley & Cullen (Sophie Jordan)**** 3.5 starsReally enjoyed this one, but not as much as the 1st one. The sex was scorching hot but the rest of the story was a bit less intense..Really would have loved this as a full series!!!!

  • MaggieReadsRom
    2018-10-04 12:09

    BECK AND KENNA 3,5 starsHUNTLEY AND CULLEN 4,5 starsReview coming soon!

  • Daydreamer
    2018-10-08 11:14

    LOVE these authors!! 5 stars as usual.

  • Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
    2018-09-24 10:45

    Hot, that's the word I would use to describe this. I mean, if I'm sitting back fanning myself as I read, or if I have to put the book down for a moment to catch my breath than that says something, no?I have never read anything by Tessa Bailey. And I love Sophie Jordan. So I figured I would give this one a shot. And I can say I'm truly glad I did. Tessa delivers a sexy, hot, emotional story of a soldier who has pretty much dedicated his life to being just that and the girl who wins his heart. I love the chemistry between Kenna and Beck. Tessa doesn't waste any time revealing their attraction, or getting down to them being with each other. Of course, as with all contemporary reads, there is a bit of drama. A bit of "Does he want me?" and "Does she care about me?" But in the end we are graced with these two realizing they are more than meant for each other.You rarely read something where the male is less experienced than the female, but this novella goes there. And, even though Beck is the less experienced, he doesn't hold back with what he wants. While he questions at times if what he says or does goes too far for Kenna, he still takes that chance. And Kenna, who is the daughter of the biggest military man on base, doesn't waste time accepting him and making it perfectly clear there is nothing he could do wrong.And then there is Jordan's story of Cullen and Huntley. GAH! I loved this story so much. Cullen and Huntley, best friends for so long, yet both wanting more, and too scared to admit it. Until they have that one night where things change and neither is sure enough to know if it will go any further. I loved how strong they both were, but how their hearts gave them both pause. Cullen because he thinks there is no way he can let himself love Huntley and not hurt her, and Hunt because they have always been friends and she doesn't want that to be ruined. Both struggle so much with this and, honestly, I wanted to shake them and say DUH! what is wrong with you two, can't you see it?Cullen struggles with demons. The demons of his father and how he always told him he would amount to nothing. And the struggle of his having trained Xander, a good friend who ended up being killed while on deployment. Cullen, so strong and yet affected by so much. I will say I would have loved a bit more back story about his father, but it didn't change my love of the story. And Hunt is so independent, loving what she does for a living but feeling empty because she hasn't found that one person to fill the void in her heart. All along it's been Cullen, but she didn't think she could allow herself to even think it might happen.Both Jordan and Bailey provide stories that show the emotional journeys the characters take to come to terms with the love in their hearts. The writing is clear and flows easily. And the sexy factor is through the roof. I will say I did much squirming, in a good way, while reading these novellas. I'm so glad I jumped in with both feet. I hope these two team up again to give us more sexy, emotional reads!

  • Michele
    2018-10-08 16:02

    My love for Tessa bailey continues to grow. Her writing is solid. Very few errors in grammar, only a couple of typos. You know how that gets me hot and bothered.This is a short erotic story and I absolutely loved it from start to finish. And virgin hero! Yassss. I will continue to read Ms. Bailey because she never fails to give me a story worth reading.

  • Nancy The book junkie
    2018-10-02 15:13

    Rating: 3.5/5Review to come!

  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    2018-10-10 08:12

    Originally posted at Booklovers For LifeI’ve been SO excited for this release ever since I heard about it!! I’m such a HUGE fan of Tessa Bailey’s and I’ll read anything and everything she writes, so of course I had to get my hands on this one! I’d never read a book by Sophie Jordan before, but I was looking forward to read her story in Off Base as well. This new collab release features two novellas from both authors about two hot, sexy military men and the awesome women they fall for and love. And what makes this even better is that a) Tessa Bailey writes about a virgin. hero. and b) Sophie Jordan writes about the older brother’s best friend trope (one of my favorites)!So that whole virgin hero thing? I’m still fanning myself after reading Tessa’s novella hours ago. Hot damn, can this woman write a virgin hero! I need her to write more virgin heroes! ESPECIALLY ones like Beck, who says things like this…“I already know you’re going to be the best of my life, Kenna. How do I make sure I’m the best of yours? Tell me.”Arriving back six years after he was deployed, Major Beck Collier never expected to have a gorgeous woman as Kenna Sutton driving him home. And while Kenna was expecting to be driving some awkward, geeky nerd, she’s utterly shocked that Beck is a sexy, delicious hunk of a man. The two are incredibly attracted to each other from the start – I freaking loved the chemistry between Kenna and Beck! Tessa Bailey writes chemistry between her characters so well that it’s nearly palpable. Kenna learns that Beck is a virgin, one thing leads to another, and this virgin hero is utterly deflowered. And it. is. HOT!!!!! Seriously, get your fans ready, because Beck will knock your socks (and panties) off!“If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you’d done this before. A lot.”“Nah, darlin’. Just you.” He took the single key she offered, turning it in the lock. “You make everything I do feel right. That has nothing to do with experience.”I adored Beck and Kenna’s story. Kenna was a little frustrating, as she’s very anti-relationship, but I loved the way Beck fought for her and for them. The two of them share a spark they’ve never felt with another, and it was so much fun reading about Beck making Kenna see that the two of them were meant to be together.Sophie Jordan’s heroine is Huntley Collier, Beck’s little sister. Beck’s best friend Cullen has been looking out for her ever since Beck was deployed, but the time together in Black Rock has made them close friends. What they hide from each other is how desperately they want each other… but when they give in to desire one night, have they wrecked their friendship forever?Cullen is not a relationship kind of guy, but Huntley is different. She’s one of his closest friends and he knows he doesn’t deserve her, but he can’t stop wanting or needing her. Cullen goes back and forth between taking Huntley and pushing her away, which may have annoyed me more if there wasn’t some hot, dirty sexytimes to make up for it. The older brother’s best friend/best friend’s younger sister is one of my favorite tropes, and Sophie Jordan did a great job in finding the right balance between angst and romance for Cullen and Huntley’s story.“I love you. I always have. I just didn’t know. You’re in my blood, Huntley. If you go, I’m lost.”Off Base is one sexy, dirty read that fans of military romances don’t want to miss! Be aware that both these are novellas and not full-length novels. Though I totally wouldn’t say no to more about these characters! I had such a fun (HOT) time reading Off Base. If you like your alpha heroes with a little side of dirty, this is for you!Liked this review? Subscribe to Booklovers For Life for more!

  • Kaetrin
    2018-10-16 11:13

    Why I read it: I saw some buzz about this one on Twitter, including that the hero of the Tessa Bailey book was a virgin, so I pre-ordered it.What it’s about: (from Goodreads) OFF BASE: Kenna and Beck By Tessa BaileyA welcome home he never expected…and will never forget…When Kenna Sutton is tasked with driving home newly returned Beck “True Blue” Collier, she expects the strategic Army mastermind to be a pasty number cruncher. Never at a loss for words, Kenna is nonetheless rendered speechless by the gorgeous, inexperienced and tightly-wound Army major that lands in her passenger seat. Outraged by Beck’s lack of a welcome home after seven long years overseas, Kenna takes matters into her own hands, giving Beck something he’s only ever fantasized about in his bunk.Beck has never shied away from a test of will and Kenna gives new meaning to the word challenge. One problem? Kenna’s father is the lieutenant general presenting Beck with the Silver Star and Beck is determined to treat Kenna with the respect she deserves, even if her eyes beg Beck to act out his most secret desires with her. Desires he’s always been told were the work of the devil. But how long can one lonely, starving man hope to resist the woman he craves?What worked for me (and what didn’t): While Beck is a virgin, he’s not shy and he’s not reticent. (In my opinion, this is the best kind of virgin hero!) He had been dating a girl from his hometown who was a pastor’s daughter and they’d decided to “wait”. When she broke up with him while he was deployed, he didn’t have the inclination to change his status and so he ended up a 26 year old virgin.Kenna’s mother had a reputation on base as a “loose woman” and it amuses Kenna to dress in short skirts and tight tops but never, ever, put out on base. Her dad is Lieutenant General Sutton and no soldier has been prepared to try his luck with the beautiful daughter of the commanding officer – although they like very much to look. Kenna gets her itch scratched off base when the need arises. She has a complicated relationship with her (now divorced) parents. She has never measured up to their expectations, although she has mostly moved beyond acting out for attention. When she picks Beck up per her father’s request, she is struck by how strongly she feels about the fact that there are no family or friends welcoming him home. It doesn’t hurt that he’s built and gorgeous but I think what strikes her the most is Beck’s almost completely successful efforts to look her in the eyes and not look her over. In fact, she makes her best efforts to try and draw his eyes to her chest and behind so he can be neatly categorised as “just like all the other guys”. It so happens she gives him a special “welcome home”, but the emotional connection between them scares her and she rabbits.Read the rest: http://www.kaetrinsmusings.com/2015/0...

  • Michelle
    2018-10-12 10:52

    Army Alpha Virgin Hero? I was afraid the excitement was larger than reality... but com'on... this is Tessa Bailey we're talking about! ha! She totally pulled all the stops out with Beck and nailed every one! I have way too many bits and pieces highlighted -- he was the perfect balance of alpha male hear-me-roar and teach me what works. Beck and Kenna were an awesome treat to discover! Loved their story -- short, and while I would have loved more (and more and more), it definitely worked for me!Off to read Huntley and Cullen's part by Sophie Jordan.... June 1 UpdateI had the chance to read Sophie Jordan's story about Huntley and Cullen. I loved how Tessa and her tied the stories in together. I enjoyed watching Huntley and Cullen's relationship grow from being friends to more, to knowing and accepting that more is ok. Definitely a hot and sweet story!

  • Sheena
    2018-10-08 09:03

    Two awesome short stories about two best friends who also happen to be sexy, alpha soldiers and the strong, sassy women that bring them to their knees. Two different love stories and two different authors but both full of love, hot sex and humour all wrapped up in one book...I just loved this book ...

  • Jessa
    2018-09-24 10:11

    Beck made this book.

  • Amber Hughes
    2018-10-01 09:13

    **4.5 stars** Fantastic Duology! I just knew I was going to love this! Tessa Bailey & Sophie Jordan need to collaborate more in the future, just sayin'. HOT, sexy reads!!

  • SMR grey
    2018-10-17 10:04

    Wut. Hihi

  • Pauline
    2018-10-05 07:49

    Loved Becks! Love Cullen too ...Both fab hot novellas

  • Natalie
    2018-09-28 12:48

    These 4 stars are definitely directed at Beck

  • Maria Rose
    2018-09-27 09:47

    review to come!