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Protecting What's His (A Line of Duty Book 1) Kindle Edition
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.
Each book in the Line of Duty series is STANDALONE:
* Protecting What's His
* Officer Off Limits
* Asking for Trouble
* Staking His Claim
* Protecting What's Theirs
About the Author
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. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00C74WXEI
- Publisher : Entangled: Brazen (25 February 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 1046 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 252 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #39,991 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The bad news is this book is pretty pants. The good news is it's one of Tessa Bailey's older books - her more recent ones are vastly better. I highly recommend "Disturbing His Peace".
So, first up, the "hero" is called Derek. Maybe Derek is a sexy name in America but I think many women in the UK would agree that it is decidedly unappealing.
Derek, a Lieutenant in Chicago, is emotionally unstable and an absolute loose cannon. If anyone so much as looks at his neighbour and the object of his lust, Ginger Peet, he has visions of violence against them. And sometimes, he DOES lash out in violent fits of rage.
While there is a backstory to Ginger which explains a bit about her character, there is nothing to explain why Derek is such a lunatic. I had zero empathy for him and pretty much didn't like him at all.
I also could not buy into his relationship with Ginger Peet. Not once do they have a meaningful relationship and yet within the space of a couple of weeks, they are in love!
This book is so unrealistic that it's annoying. For example, Derek is so possessive of Ginger that he gives his entire murder investigation team the night off to go to the bar where she works, so the male customers won't bother her! In another scene (again at the bar) he beats the living daylights out of a customer and never faces repercussions!
This book was massively disappointing and I will not be reading anymore of Bailey's older stuff.
I decided to try this because I finished the Hot & Hammered series yesterday and quite enjoyed it but this book was no where near the same level for me. and I probably won't bother with the rest of the series.
Derek Tyler, a Chicago homicide Lieutenant oozes appeal on every level; he is intense, sexy, witty, jealous and a tad possessive. Life revolves around his work, until Ginger Peet and her teenage sister Willa move into his apartment block after fleeing their home for a fresh start away from their mother. The opening chapter didn't really do Ginger or Willa many favours as they came across as immature and potty-mouthed, however it quickly became apparent that this wasn't the case and Ginger became a strong, sassy, feisty lady with a sarcastic streak and I liked both her and Willa, who provided many of the light humorous moments with her honest snippy remarks.
Their clashes made me smile, their passion and sexcapades were simply sizzling and I found myself quickly rooting for them to find their HEA; he truly managed to make me swoon. Needless to say this is a book that I can happily recommend, I shall certainly read it again and I hope that we see more from the Chicago Homicide Dept., Derek, Ginger & Willa in the future.