Protecting What's His (Line of Duty Series #1)

Protecting What's His (Line of Duty Series #1)

by Tessa Bailey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493780440
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Series: Tessa Bailey's Line of Duty Series , #1
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tessa Bailey is the author of the Line of Duty series, which includes the titles Protecting What's His, His Risk to Take, Officer Off Limits, and Asking for Trouble. Tessa lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Alice Chapman comes from a literary family and surrounds herself with dreamers and creative types. She loves romance, excitement, and surprises. Alice lives in the South.

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Protecting What's His 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 145 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a very short read. Only 183 pages but I really liked it and you don't have to buy 2 more to learn the ending either. It's a complete story. It's witty, sexy and I couldn't put it down. I'd recommend this one!
Chitsuen More than 1 year ago
So I totally grabbed this book because one of my review buddies (Nina over at Nina's Literary Escape) recommended this one. And I'll admit I learned something new about myself (I'll get to that later.) But I have to say, the first few chapters really grabbed me and had me laughing out loud. Especially when the heroine, Ginger, and her little sister, Willa, enlightened our hero, Derek, about the identity of the statue they carried everywhere. Now for a little self-discovery time.. Who knew dirty talk could be oh so hot? The first instance of it in the book had my eyebrows raising, then I reread the passage again and thought, "Oh.. well..yep, that'll do it!" After that, I fell in fictional love with Derek and his dirty-mouthed ways. And now we have another possessive, growly, alpha male to add to the "list". I even liked the dominance thing he had going on in the bedroom, and I don't mean whips, chains and ticklers either. Ginger was actually a sassy heroine I could easily sympathize with, and I really loved her character. She and Derek were perfect together. Each interaction between the pair is scorching. All in all, I thought this was a short, hot read that I have already reread twice. I've even gone so far as to buy a copy for a friend, who called an hour later to tell me that I should have given her a warning before she started reading it at work. Ha! Yep, I know. I'm an awesome friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book.  I thought the story was well developed and the characters were very likable.  On my nook it was around 400 pages and I stayed up late to read the entire book. Hope this author writes more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A MUST READ!!! This book was a HOT read, I absolutely loved it. I loved how Tessa Bailey made the book feel so real as if you were there. I cried, laughed, and smiled while reading this book. The story line was GREAT it keep me locked into the story not wanting to stop for a minute, which I did not do for a second! Stayed up the whole night finishing this book and was very very pleased. I love the characters, their insecurities and strengths, and fights was so well written. Will definitely keep an eye out for more of her books. Which I hope is soon!!! I need more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started this today and am having trouble putting it down, the sign of a great read for me. Steamy and hot but still manages a good story line to keep me engrossed. Likable characters and some solid writing from Tessa. Protecting Whats His is one of my top romance picks! Tessa Bailey is going onto my watch list
Wishfull_Miss More than 1 year ago
You've probably already read a summary of this kick as story but I just had to leave my own thoughts. I love this book. Derek and Ginger are bad ass together - the cute smart ass heroine and the super alpha male. I've read quiet a few romance stories that seem so out there and unrealistic but this one is really the one you want to sink your teeth into. Derek is a big macho alpha guy who knows what he wants and isn't afraid to take it anyway he can, but he also repects Ginger and his protectiveness is written so its actually endearing and not the acts of a muttering cave man. (Did I mention he is bad ass?!) He's got this quiet but tangible dominance and I love that it was just the right amount and nothing to freaky. Tessa Bailey really reeled me into this different but extremely hot sex play. Ginger is a normal girl with some inner issues that need working out but with a guy like Derek watching her back its safe to say she can handle it. Along with the great way the Dom and Submissive role in this book are portrayed I think I should mention that one big reason this book is finding a permanent home on my Nook is that its a romance between One guy and One girl. I know that the menage thing is gaining momentum but I'm a classic one on one type of girl and I really appreciate a hot love story that plays to my fantasy. Also there is a lot of crazy hot sex in this story but that's not all its about. This book actually has a fast paced plot that includes a twisty teen sister and real life family drama - Not Just Sex. This book has everything you would want a romance to have - Love, action, laughs and those naughty tingles down under.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice read. The way the characters grew and blossom. I know this is book one in the series my only regret is that the series doesn't continue with these characters.
The_Book_Queen More than 1 year ago
A fun, sexy read--wow, Derek's a dirty talker, and I liked it. Very much! :) I will definitely be reading future books by Tessa Bailey. My one complaint is that I wish Derek had a bigger presence in the book. We found out some things about who Ginger is, where she came from, and even about who Willa is, but barely found out anything about Derek. I wanted to know why I should love him, besides his dirty mouth and, ahem, bedroom talent. Otherwise, a quick read, and one that I am glad I bought! Review property of TheBookQueen
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Heroine!  The heroine, Ginger, and her little sister make this book wonderfully. Both characters coming from the same awful background of  parental neglect and drug abuse are tenderly and richly drawn. The banter between the two sisters is real and funny.  Our police detective hero is uber hot, possessive, and understanding. I love how he loves her and it is more than her super fine body.  They both have to learn to open up. It is a great love story.  I would have liked to know more about the hero's background. He was painted with a much thinner brush than the hero but I know that  kind of character building can be hard in a category length book.  I am so glad I listened to all the buzz around this book. You should too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG. Derek is sooo hot. But Ginger is sooo funny! I can't decide who I liked more. 
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Beauty and the cop.  When 2 Tennessee girls end up moving next door to the hunky cop in Chicago it is time to start looking for a cow to blame the fire on.  I love that Ginger doesn’t just fall into bed with officer hottie.  I really love that the author recognizes that her readers have a brain and explains how Derek got to be a homicide lieutenant so young although she never does explain why Ginger is named Ginger when she isn’t a redhead but we know it is because she is spicy.  Aside from all that this is a fun read.  
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Derek is a cop and does his job by the book but behind closed doors there is an Alpha male that will melt any girls panties. When Derek crosses paths with Ginger, well, he doesn't know what to think. Ginger attacks life to survive. Her childhood had me cringing several times and admiring her all the more as she became the caretaker for her little sister Willa, does she always make the right decisions? No, but she learns from her mistakes. Ginger is shocked by her reaction to Derek. She has learned that she is attractive but also how to keep her feelings under wraps around men, she uses her flirty/sexy skills wisely. As Ginger tries to avoid Derek, their apartment is flooded and they are now suddenly roommates. From here the sparks fly and we get to have all the fun as Ginger and Derek traverse these new waters for both of them. There is the right mix of drama, suspense and super-hot sex scenes to makes this a perfect book escape.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because I was wanting a new action / romance Well I got the romance this book was steamy and sexy no doubt I give it two thumbs up in that area. however where there could have been great action scenes written this book fizzled. If you need your hero to do more than look good naked I would suggest KGI or the Shaodow force series but if you are just looking for steamy sweating sheets this is for you. I give this 4 stars because i like steamy sweaty sheets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. If only Tessa Bailey had more than a few books to read....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the main characters strong personality
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was suggested to me by a fellow writer and I finished this movel in 1 day. I am hooked!!!!! Do not pass this up!!! Thank you Tessa and Samanthe!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy and great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wow, what a sexy book! My nook almost melted...cannot wait for the next book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Derrek, steamy hot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read and characters...Story eas full of susprnse and lots of "hotness" between Ginger and Derek. Both characters were steamy and hotness together. Can't wait to read more from Tessa Bailey. LOVETOREAD
holycamis More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down!! Derek is by far the sexiest man ever!! i absolutely loved all the characters. i can NOT wait for the next book from Tessa Bailey!! A definite must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Wow. What an amazing story. I stayed up way too late into the night because I just couldn't stop reading this book. It was just....stunning. I absolutely adored the heroine. Everything about her was extraordinary. And don't even get me started on the hero. He wasn't just hot, he was 'holy crap' hot! My oh my, did I love his alpha possessive tendencies. And the sex scenes were intoxicating (still fanning self). I haven't been able to find a book I like this much for a while. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. It's a fun and sexy read for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super sexy and hot! A must read! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOT! HOT! HOT!  Derek & Ginger are spicy, witty and all things that are naughty & nice!! Must read!!