Friday, April 19, 2013

Protecting What's His by Tessa Bailey Review

Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1)Protecting What's His by Tessa Bailey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

She’s running from the law, and the law wants her bad.

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. 

And as far as he’s concerned, possession is nine-tenths of the law.

Jens' Review 

Great story! I really liked it.

Ginger and her sister Willa are kids of a neglected mom - white trash to the core. Ginger has been taking care of her sister since she was a baby. Feeding and clothing her, steeling and begging neighbors - it wasn't easy.

Now that Ginger is 23 and Willa is 17 , Ginger gets the opportunity to take Willa away and start over. Leave behind their mother's drug addiction and male suitors. But in doing so, Ginger would have to take the money she see's poking out of her mother's purse.
It's a LOT of money. She knows it's Illegal money.
Ginger is a good girl, and knows that Karma will bite her in the butt if she takes the money, but she just doesn't seem to care.

Moving to Chicago was the best and the worse thing that could ever happen to them. The worse, being the cop that lived across the hall. Sexy drop dead gorgeous Derick.

Derick is a good guy. Trying to prove he's worthy of the promotion from detective to Lieutenant.

Derick is a strong alpha male type who is determined to get what he wants,when he wants it, and how he wants it. And that includes Ginger.

Now Ginger grew up taking care of her sister, and determined to do anything and everything NOT to become like her mother. She knew how to flirt with guys to get better tips at the bar she worked at, but that was about all the knowledge she had with guys.

But the feelings that Derick stirred up inside of her made her want to learn more.

The instant attraction between the two, the fighting to keep feelings separate from actions, the steamy passion when they lose all control.

Really a fun story to read :)

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