Review: Off Base

Title:  Off Base
Author:  Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan
Published:  May 22, 2015, DCA, Inc
Genre: Contemporary, Military

       5 hearts


New York Times bestselling authors Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan team up for a collaboration featuring two sexy contemporary romance novellas. 

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? 


So freaking HOT! 

This sweet collection of two short military themed stories will make you combust! Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan bring their A game with this book. The stories focus on the twins Beck and Huntley Collier. Beck is returning from duty overseas and Huntley is a nurse on the military base he is returning to. She has waited and worked at his home base for him to come home. 

Both siblings fight their attraction to their most obvious of soul mates. You know that never goes the way anyone wants. I loved Beck in all his virginally goodness. I loved how compassionate he is and how watching people for years has made it so that he can figure out Kenna in a heart beat. I REALLY loved his dirty talking,very non-virginal approach to getting Kenna all hot and bothered! Beck is BBF material! 

Sullen Cullen is a friend of the twins and supposed to watch over Huntley until Beck returns. If anything, Cullen fights his attraction to Huntley even harder once she lays her cards on the table. 

Both stories are full of extremely hot lovin! My favorite was Beck and Kenna. I would actually be excited to read a full length novel on these two. If you enjoy military tropes or even if you are just looking for a steamy love story, pick up this collection. 

About the Authors

Tessa lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young daughter. When she isn't writing or reading romance, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.


twitter username

Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.

In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller's List


What Blog readers are OBSESSING over