Protecting What's His by Tessa Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When a friend recommended this book, she thought I'd like it for the hot alpha male - Derek. While I have to give her kudos, I actually liked it for Ginger and Willa's story of their life in Nashville and the length that Willa went to get them both out of the hell they were living in, thanks to their mother.
Ginger is a sassy, southern bartender/big-sister (and mom) to her 17 year old sister, Willa. She comes home from work one night to find their mom passed out with a bag of money in her purse so Ginger does what she thinks is best for Willa and gets her and Willa outta Nashville. They head to Chicago to start over and do just that with her money from bartending and only using a little of the stolen money to secure an apartment.
Cue meeting the alphahunkomale (yes I know that's not a word) - Derek - a lieutenant with the police force on his way to the funeral of a colleague.
First impression of the girls for him was that they were noisy teens but he couldn't deny his attraction to Ginger. And her smartass mouth turned him on even more.
When he learns their names, he does a search on Ginger and finds a missing person's report was filed on them both by their mother, so he delves deeper and can only imagine what the two of them ran from.
He marks his territory and rescues her a time or two but in the end has to follow her to Nashville when Ginger has a revelation after seeing her sister in a whole new light.
This book was sexy and dominating between Derek and Ginger and sassy Willa was an added treat. Patty playing matchmaker was a little entertaining although for a few moments, had me sobbing when I thought Derek had been harmed.
This is the first in a series of books and I know I will eventually read the rest of the series because well, in my mind I have to. If you are looking for an entertaining, sexy read... try this book!
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