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Bait (Bait & Switch, #1)
Title : Bait (Bait & Switch, #1)
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Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 434

A good boy meets a bad boy. Someone’s losing a halo. FBI special agent Daniel O’Pray is a straight shooter both in and out of bed. But things get a little weird when Danny is tasked to be the bait in a sting involving the owner of Philadelphia’s most notorious leather bar. One out-of-control moment with nightclub owner Alexi Romanov throws Danny into a tailspin—sexualityA good boy meets a bad boy. Someone’s losing a halo. FBI special agent Daniel O’Pray is a straight shooter both in and out of bed. But things get a little weird when Danny is tasked to be the bait in a sting involving the owner of Philadelphia’s most notorious leather bar. One out-of-control moment with nightclub owner Alexi Romanov throws Danny into a tailspin—sexuality included. Worse, Romanov is a prime suspect in an extortion ring Danny is investigating. And Danny can’t get enough of him. Danny has spent his life following the rules. So why does breaking them for Alexi feel so damn good? Lines


Bait (Bait & Switch, #1) Reviews

  • Gigi

    3.5 starsDanny O'Pray is a good boy. He is an FBI Special Agent coming from a family of multiple generation FBI Agents. He has big shoes to fill and wants to live up to his family's good name.Alexi Romanov is a Russian immigrant who has made a place for himself in the business world as the owner of an exclusive gay-themed nightclub. His past is shrouded in mystery and questionable decisions.The FBI is after Alexi because they think he is heading up an extortion ring. The case turns into somethin [...]

  • Simone

    "We can deal with your past, when you just let us get on with our present."This book was so right up my alley and I devoured it within not even two days. That alone should be indication enough of how much I loved it. And we are talking about a long book here. The story held me captivated from the first page up until the very last, never a dull or dragging moment.Danny is a Special Agent with the FBI, following a long family tradition. It is not obligation for him, though, it is passion.He loves [...]

  • Debra

    Review originally posted at Sinfully.3.5 starsBait is a good start to a new series from Lissa Ford. This story focuses primarily on the mystery storyline, with some dark subject matter, while the romance takes a secondary role. The mystery, inspired by a true story, is well written and did keep me guessing who, from a small pool of suspects, was actually involved.Special Agent Danny O’Pray is third generation FBI. He loves his job, but a recent career setback and the pressure of living up to t [...]

  • CrabbyPatty

    Danny O’Pray breaths and bleeds blue. His father is a legend in the Philly FBI bureau, his mother ran the cyber division, even his grandmother was a special agent during the Cold War. That time Granny had to go to the hospital for “emergency appendicitis”? Well, turns out she’d been shot by a Cuban national.When Danny breaks cover during a drug op, he faces either a desk assignment or being bait for a new sting involving Alexi Romanov and his club, Fetish, which may be Ground Zero for a [...]

  • Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books

    This was a surprisingly good surprise. The writing is simple and straight forward. The mystery was a good one and who I thought was the bad guy the whole time, wasn't. My only complaint was we had a first time butt virgin who's cherry we never got to see get popped. A frotting scene, one blow job scene and a ftb??? That's all? Great book but seriously disappointed in the steam. Well it had steam but WHERE WAS MY BUTT SECKS???? Ugh. I guess it's not the authors fault I'm a pervert but come on. A [...]

  • Vallie

    DNF @ 60% -no ratingI was -mistakenly- under the impression that this book was a romance with some action thrown in. Well it turns out that it was the opposite. I am afraid this is a case of it's not you, it's me. I need my romance to be centre stage, otherwise I lose interest. Which I did. Every other page. When I ended up skimming a couple of chapters in a row, I realised I am wasting my time and not doing the book justice either. It looked good -suspense wise. Just not enough romance for me. [...]

  • Ele

    **3.5 stars**This would have been a solid 4-4.5 star book for me, had it been more focused on the romance. It is a relatively long story and the mystery is very well done, but there wasn't enough interaction between the characters and the romance was pushed aside sometimes, in favor of the action/suspense plot.That being said, Lissa Ford's characters are alwaysincredibly well sketched, and the MCs in Bait & Switch are no exception. Dan is an FBI agent who falls in love with Alexi, a prime su [...]

  • ♣️ Lynda ♣️

    This was an entertaining book though based on a dark subject.I loved Danny and Alexei. My biggest complaint is that we didn't get enough of them together. Just a few pages here and there. I was left wanting a lot more.

  • Raj

    What happens when you bait a Russian thug turned suave club owner with an undercover sexually confused Irish FBI agent.One hot catastrophe that will have you steaming towards a action packed conclusion.The book delves into the seedy underbelly of human sex trafficking.

  • ConM

    I knew from reviews this was mystery/suspense first, romance second. Which was very good to know. I wanted primarily a mystery/suspense and this delivered. It was very good.The romance was also nice, and I would like to see these guys again :-)

  • Amanda

    I liked the book but I did not love it. I found myself skimming some of it. I liked Daniel and I like Alexi but I found the backstory overshadowed the love story. At the end of the book, the relationship seemed rushed. It shouldn't have felt like that at the end of the story. It was more of a HFN not and HEA. Granted, it's part of a series but I would have liked a little more of the romance to add to the backstory.

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden

    Very well-written and suspenseful crime drama with bits of m/m romance thrown in. But it's rather skimpy in the romance department, so unless you're in the mood for more mystery than man love, you might be disappointed.

  • Anke

    3.5 stars

  • Natalie

    This was an incredibly well written story. Fast-paced, taut and tense, it kept me turning pages to see what happened next. The author based this on real events in Philadelphia, but with a MM twist. This was not primarily a romance, although romance happened. There was very little sex, so there was some insta-lust, but not insta-love. It was also quite gritty and brutal at times but not graphic and not dark. There were also moments of humor and snark.Lissa Ford seems to have put a good deal of re [...]

  • haletostilinski

    I don't know why I saw so many reviews of this book saying there were barely any scenes between Daniel and Alexi, that it was a mystery/crime novel first, romance second, and that if you wanted to read a mystery novel first and foremost, this is was your book. Thing is, to me, while of course the mystery/crime was a HUGE part of this book and the whole plot was centered around it, I thought the romance was pretty big too. Daniel and Alexi just didn't have a ton of sexual encounters, is all, and [...]

  • Isabella

    Okay so let's start by saying I might be being a tad lenient about this one. But I thought this was such a original take and personally the lack of sex which is normally something I'd be p*ssed about didn't bother me in the slightest. Though maybe an epilogue with anal sex would have sweetened the deal so to speak! I just think that the mystery was alright and I enjoyed it a lot but for me the romance drived even if there was a lack of, physically, emotionally this book ticked all the boxes for [...]

  • Erica Hall

    I've been a fan of Lissa Ford for about a year now, ever since I started reading the Doubleback series (which is amazing btw). I was given an ARC by the author, in return for an honest review, so here it goes! If I had to describe this book in one word (thank god I don't!), that word would be 'captivating.' I put off so many responsibilities today because I just couldn't put this book down. At the end of every chapter, I kept saying 'just one more!' until I had finished the book. A great start t [...]

  • Amy Cron johnson

    I have really enjoyed reading Lissa Ford's books. I received this one as an advance copy to review and was not disappointed. I enjoyed this one as well as the other books. That being said, there were just a few things I didn't care for. It seemed to me that there were a few occasions that she put in things that really didn't need to be there and were just filler. While they didn't take away from the story as a whole, I tended to shipped over then rather quickly. It was also a very intense book a [...]

  • Shannon

    So I probably should have read some reviews before starting this book. I would have known that this is a mystery/suspense book waaay more than a romance. I don't know that I'd call it a romance at all. It had some sexy scenes but they were all lust based. I didn't feel a really strong connection between the two MCs but I did enjoy the mystery part of the story. Reading about the boys involved in the trafficking ring was tough. It broke my heart and made me almost cry at one point. I would read m [...]

  • Shaztwirl

    2 men on opposite sides of the law? Ok, we may have seen that premise before but the plot itself is original and interesting, based as it is on a real life crime. This is a well executed mystery. Don't go in looking for hot romance, it's a bit light on that but this book doesn't need it. The plot is enough to keep you well entertained.

  • Momshell

    I really wanted more Daniel and Alexei, but the story was great even if lacking on romance.

  • Marchia

    I read this while I had a free go with Kindle Unlimited.I loved it so much that I bought it when I ended my free trial period.Great characters, great storyline - It kept me guessing and I loved it!Would really love to see another book with these characters

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  • Susana

    I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.When a covert operation brings special agent Daniel O’Pray in contact with Alexi Romanov, night club owner and probably the leader of a prostitution and extortion ring, their attraction is irresistible. Daniel knows that getting involved with a potential suspect is a mistake. But putting Alexi’s safety ahead of his career may prove fatal… Daniel is a good boy who’s been repressing his sexuality for fear of disappointing h [...]

  • Neko

    What a great start to a new series! So, we start off with Daniel, pretty much landing himself in hot waters and needing to prove, if not more to himself than to others that one mistake doesn't mean he's not a good FBI agent and (to make sure he keeps his job) ends up going undercover where he meets Alexi.What ensues their encounter is a mystery bigger than what he first imagined. Not only is it more complicated but the person of interest is quickly making him question or more accurately, accept [...]

  • Pianisuparse

    4.5 'Damn it Janet I hate waiting. This had everything I love in it, action in and out of bed, hot as fuck characters and easy to read writing. I want more. Alexi is HOT, HOT HOT and I love seeing Danny come out of his shell for him' stars.

  • Anne

    As I have every Lissa Ford book I've read, I enjoyed Bait. It's full of action and suspense and it clips right along. I liked all the characters, but the writing focused mainly on Dan. The romance is very light and I would have preferred more even though I'm on a cozy and regular mystery/suspense kick right now. I really liked how Ford developed the chemistry between Dan and Alexi and showed the emotion especially on Dan's part. It wasn't just mindless lust. The two sex scenes were quite brief a [...]

  • blub

    An ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.Opposites attract in the form of Danny O'Prey, an FBI agent and Alexi Romanov, an leather bar owner/ex-gangbanger. Danny was the bait that was suppose to entrap Alexi. It worked but in turn made the two realize that there's an magnetic attraction between the two. But it's important the two find the mastermind of the extortion ring before they go to ground taking their victims with them, ruins their life and expose their relationship.The [...]

  • Olga

    Okay umm I truly wish one of the characters wasn't "Russian" because:1) I'm Russian and I notice all the trivial shit that bothers and distracts me (I've never ever in my life heard of surname Ostrevsky, or names Casmir and Jacub. I don't even know how to pronounce them). And I know other readers wouldn't know the difference but this is how incorrect stereotypes grow and fester and GAH.2) Alex, Jacub, etc weren't actually Russians, they were Ukrainians FFS. These two nationalities aren't interc [...]

  • Rebecca Franklin

    I liked the book. I like FBI, CIA, NSA, SPECIAL FORCES, or any other perceived alpha male book with a mystery/solve case plot. Dan was a good guy in this story and while I was thinking that it would have tons of angst and violence, it didn't. I enjoyed the good guy/bad guy love scenario. The details were awesome and the storyline is interesting and easy to follow. Almost too easy. The down sides that I found were that first off: THERE IS NO ACTUAL SEX IN THE STORY!! That was truly disappointing. [...]