Sunday, January 5, 2014

Protecting What's His (Line of Duty #1) by Tessa Bailey

The opportunity was just too damn delicious for Ginger Peet to pass up. The purse full of money she finds—$50,000 to be exact—could give her and her teen sister the new start they need. So she grabs the cash, her gothy sibling, and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton, and blows outta Nashville in a cloud of dust. Chicago, here we come...

Turns out, Chicago has some pretty hot cops. Hot, intense, naughty-lookin’ cops like Derek Tyler, who looks like he could eat a girl up and leave her begging for more. And more. Tempting as he is, getting involved with the sexy homicide lieutenant next door poses a teensy problem for a gal who’s on the lam. But one thing is certain—Derek’s onto her, and he wants more than just a taste.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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Yeah. I've got a big ol girly crush on Tessa Bailey. She's brilliant and writes the best damn romances--with make you *fan yourself* dirty talkers and just fun set ups... like a heroine on the run with her underage sister and 50,000 and the cop next door who can't seem to resist her. Throw in a hilarious first meet, all kinds of sexed up goodness and tension, humor and just great characters and it was a definite hit for me.

Derek was so my kind of hero. The man knows what he wants and goes after it with some serious determination and a side dose of dirty talk. He's rocking some alpha male possessiveness too. And Ginger was great as well. She's really not one to mess with and was just fun to get to know with her sassy mouth. And the two together. Mrarg! They push each others buttons, say exactly what they're thinking and don't hold back at all which really made for a fun time as they broke each other down and started something up. The sex scenes were fantastic. He's got a bit of a thing for just taking control and could read her like you wouldn't believe. Whew! Yeah, it was nice.
"I warned you that I'm having a difficult time being a gentleman. Should I assume you're provoking me on purpose?"

She wet her lips. "Is that what I'm doing?"

The need to kiss her inundated him, but he wouldn't give in to it until she asked. Derek rubbed the pad of his thumb across her plump bottom lip, pleased when she inhaled sharply but didn't pull away. "Let me be clear, Ginger, since you insist on talking in circles. I want you underneath me in my bed. I want to be buried inside you so deep that I have to remind you of your own name. And I want those motherfuckers leering at you from the other side of the bar to smell me on you for a week afterward."

Her eyes widened with each declaration. She opened her mouth to speak but nothing came out.

"I just wanted to be up-front. Good night, Ginger."
One of my favorite things was Ginger and her sister. The two have only had each other since they were born. Their mother is a piece of work and never cared for them and they've struggled. But the bond between them is amazing. They'll do anything for each other. They tease and sass but you can just feel the love between them and it was very touching.

Protecting What's His was a fun, sexy, quick read. There's not too much going on other than the relationship between Ginger and Derek and the sisters changing their lives but it's entertaining and left me smiling. There aren't really any huge surprises but there's a nice bit of excitement towards the end even if there was a bit of a TSTL moment. It still worked and damn it was all a nice intro into an awesome series.

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