Exposed by Tessa Bailey Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

Exposed by Fate

by Tessa Bailey

Published by Entangled: Brazen

Book #2 in the Serve Series

He’ll train her to lure another man. She’ll lure him instead.

When interior designer Eliza Ballas accompanies a friend to New York’s premier BDSM club, she’s taken aback by the sheer want that overruns her body—especially when a sexy Brit assumes Eliza is adept at dark, sensual arts. If she’s going to play, she’ll need an erotic education, and she knows just the man to teach her how to submit… 

Oliver Preston isn’t one to turn down pleasure, but Eliza’s his sister’s best friend, and he’s torn between a sense of duty and his rock-hard need to find out if she tastes as delicious as he’s dreamed. Unable to handle thought of another man owning her body, he draws Eliza deep into his world of exquisite pain and pleasure.  He has three lessons to instruct her. Three lessons to drive them both to the brink of ecstasy. And three lessons before he must give her to another man...if he doesn’t lose himself first.


Steamy Erotica Happy Ending


Exposed by Fate by Tessa Bailey is the second book in the Serve series, a series written around an exclusive BDSM club in New York City, and centers around Eliza, Caroline's (from the first book) best friend, and Oliver, Caroline's brother. Eliza has always wanted to be dominated, but never could work up the courage to go into Serve, until Caroline took her there a month prior for research on an article she was writing. Unknown to Caroline and Eliza, Oliver is a Dominant, and has been a member at Serve. After Eliza shows interest in going upstairs (where the playrooms are) with a rather rough Dom, Oliver tries talking her out of it. Eliza asks him to introduce her to the BDSM world, so she goes into it knowing her likes/dislikes, and he agrees to three sessions. Little do they know, they have secretly harbored feelings for each other since they met seven years prior.

I haven't read a whole lot of BDSM specific books, so I don't feel like I am qualified to say if this story in unique in any way. The story itself is mildly interesting. After reading the first book, I wasn't impressed with it, and only read the second one because I was interested in Oliver's character. I enjoyed it more than the first one, but didn't enjoy it so much that I am planning on reading the rest of the books in the series. The flow was great, and there was good consistency from the first book to this one.

I liked Eliza and Oliver much more than I did Caroline and Jonah. Well, I guess to be fair I didn't have a problem with Jonah's character as much as I did Caroline. At least Eliza knew what she wanted and was determined to find a way to get it. I think Tessa Bailey could have did a little more with how the abuse her mother put up with from her father could have played a bigger part, but I also appreciate her not beating it to death the whole book. I enjoyed Oliver, in both his normal self and Dominant persona. His story was a bit more fleshed out than Eliza's, considering his family and business. The frustrating part of this book was that as adults, they could have this insane chemistry and seriously hot as hell sex, BUT they couldn't bring themselves to tell the truth about their actually feelings for one another, and it's like that to the end. By the end, my patience was out.

In conclusion, if you like the BDSM genre, and you are not overly particular on a fully fleshed out story and characters, I would recommend this one. Its better than the start out book in the series. The sex is great, there is genuine emotions between the characters, despite it taking forever for them to admit it, and the support they give each other adds another element to the story that makes it sweet. I just don't personally think I will continue with the series. I was curious about Oliver and Eliza's story, and now that that is finished, I find my interest is gone ... which sucks, because I was truthfully looking forward to this series. </