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Protecting What's His: Line of Duty Series, Book 1 | [Tessa Bailey]

Protecting What's His: Line of Duty Series, Book 1

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...
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Tessa Bailey (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Scorching hot, and lough-out-loud funny!" (Katee Robert)

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    Diana DC Washington, DC, United States 02-05-14
    Diana DC Washington, DC, United States 02-05-14 Member Since 2013

    Blue Moon Reviews

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    "Good book, poor audio"

    Whispersync price tempted me to try a narrator I'd never heard. Wish I hadn't.

    I enjoyed reading the book even though hot cop hero Derek may be a bit too much the caveman in his romancing technique. The author writes excellent banter and there were more than a few laugh-out-loud moments in the verbal battles between Ginger and Derek. Pretty good romantic suspense from a new (newish?) author I'll definitely read again.

    I rated the performance one star. The narrator sounds muddy, mushy-mouthed, unprepared, and inexperienced. I suppose it's possible that this is another narrator using an alias for the naughty stuff, but she sounds very amateurish to my ear. Ginger and her sister Willa have just arrived in Chicago from Nashville. They should have an accent. And they do in a few passages, but mostly not. Actually all characters sound exactly the same regardless of gender, age, agency, or disappearing accent/no accent. Derek in the book is desirable, hot and dominant. Derek in the audio is a cypher. Overall, a disservice to a book I enjoyed.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonie Casselberry, FL, United States 04-06-14
    Rhonie Casselberry, FL, United States 04-06-14
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    "Liked this."

    I liked this. Obviously new writer and narrator. The story was good, with time this will be a great writer. Narrator needs to use a little more inflection. Worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bookaholic 02-28-14
    Bookaholic 02-28-14
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    "Protecting What's His"

    I'm undecided on this book, I'm not sure if it was the story or the narration that has me undecided...

    Alice Chapman did a very good job in reading the story, maybe it was the southern accent...I am no expert but it seemed off....maybe harder when it should be softer....I used to work with a woman from Tennessee and I remember the drawl being a bit softer....

    While I did like this one, I had actually read the 3rd book first and enjoyed it more than this one. There was great chemistry with Derrick and Ginger and I really liked both characters, until the end where Ginger momentarily turned into the TSTL girl....if I could give 1/2 stars this would be a solid 3.5 star listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mona 04-14-14
    Mona 04-14-14

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "I enjoyed the entire series"

    If the audio was bad (sound track problems) they aren't any longer.
    This was one of those series that I just can't enough of. I know there's one more book in this series His to Claim, but I'm not sure of it's being made into an audio book.
    These are the feel good type of listens, with romance, suspense, humor, and amours (in other words HOT) scenes.
    I liked them because there is a pleasant story line to each of them. Nicely that each is different than the other as well.
    I would definitely recommend all four of these books.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • vicki
    5/8/15
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    "Derek & Ginger"
    If you could sum up Protecting What's His in three words, what would they be?

    mouthy,sexy,domineering


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ginger, she is just brilliant


    Have you listened to any of Alice Chapman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    not until this one


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes & it was


    Any additional comments?

    loved it gotta get me more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carien
    Gravesend, United Kingdom
    3/30/15
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    "Southern girl meets Cop"

    As indicated by the stars, this was not as expected.

    Lt Derek is an aggressively dominant Alpha male who likes spanking and punishment as part of his sexual repertoire. Ginger is a Southern girl with a body like sin and she's driving his self-control to shreds.
    I liked her verbal sparring but am not that keen on the spanking.
    I will not be reading the follow up novel as there was just not enough here to make me curious about what happens to these two next.

    The narrator was the highlight of this experience the contrast between the girls' southern drawl and the voices of the other characters were clearly and convincingly performed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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