Review: Protecting What’s His by Tessa Bailey

Posted April 10, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 9 Comments

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Review: Protecting What’s His by Tessa Bailey
Protecting What's His
by Tessa Bailey

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 23, 2013
Series: Line of Duty #1
Published by Entangled Publishing
Pages: 273
 

 

 PROTECTING WHAT’S HIS ticked all my boxes of what I want in a good book- an imperfect, but loveable heroine, an alpha-hole hero who loves to talk dirty, humor and a touch of suspense. You really, really need to read this book!  ~ Under the Covers

Ginger Peet and her teenager sister, Willa are through with putting up with their mother’s crap. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Ginger faces temptation when she finds a purse that holds $50,000 in it. For her and her sister, that purse holds a future where they can run away from their negligent mother and finally live life on their own terms. Acting on survival instincts, Ginger takes the money, her sister and their coveted Dolly Parton statue and leave Nashville for Chicago. All is good until she meets her arrogant and annoying neighbor Derek Tyler…who also happens to be a cop. And this is when the chemistry sizzles of the pages!

I adored this book from beginning to end. As Bailey’s debut book, i have to say that I was very impressed with this one. Not only did she present readers with a hot, dirty-talking cop, but she also brought readers a fun heroine who has vulnerabilities but as a backbone.

Derek and Ginger are a match made in heaven. Derek can be a little overbearing and demanding but what’s so great is that Ginger never lets him walk all over her. She’s a Southern girl and she doesn’t let Derek forget it for one second. I loved the way Ginger stood up for herself when Derek was making assumptions about her. She definitely put him in her place and for someone like Derek, that must have caused him to step back and re-evaluate her.

The best part of this book though has it be that filthy mouth that Derek has. Oh Lordy, he loves to talk dirty, and you know me, I loved every damn crude word that escaped his lips!

“Do you feel that, baby? That’s your man moving inside you”

Unf!

I may need a moment to air out my downtown area.

But wait! There’s more…can’t forget this line either…

“The longer it takes me to get between your thighs, the rougher I’m going to be when I finally get there. Understand?”

That’s it, I’m in love! Bailey knows how to write an alpha-hole hero. Mmm mmm.

As much as I LOVE Derek’s naughty side, he also has another side of him that made me love him too. Though he isn’t the type to fully woo a lady with sweet words and wine and dine her, he does have a sensitive side.

She shook her head. “You don’t understand.”

“Help me, then.”

That’s to me, is almost as good as the dirty talk 😉

Another great thing about this book is Ginger’s relationship with her sister, Willa. These two put together would make the best reality show ever. With their smart mouths and quick comebacks, I immediately fell in love with their characters. Readers also get a chance to see Willa fall in love. She is so cute!

PROTECTING WHAT’S HIS ticked all my boxes of what I want in a good book- an imperfect, but loveable heroine, an alpha-hole hero who loves to talk dirty, humor and a touch of suspense. You really, really need to read this book!

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About Tessa Bailey

I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.

Thank you for being a part of it.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Great review! Sounds awesome! Derek,is definitely my type of Alpha lol. 🙂

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Thanks Emilia! Hope you love it as much as I do!

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If the book is half as smokin’ as your review, then it sure is good. Thanks for sharing! I really want to read this now.

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Yay, hoping it lives up to your expectations!

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I wholeheartedly agree with your review Ann…loved Derek and that dirty mouth! I’m bleary eyed from reading this into the wee hours of the morning but don’t care cause it was so worth it! I’m gonna have to look to see what else this author has available that I can devour!!! Thanks again Ann for the great recommend aka Teaser Tuesday! 😀

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Thanks T and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Cant wait for the next book!

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Thank you for the review Ann.

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Derik is Sexy Alpha Male 😀
This book has everything that has an amazing book! 🙂