Review: Protecting What’s Theirs by Tessa Bailey


Possession is nine-tenths of the law. And she belongs to him.

Ginger Peet has never regretted leaving Nashville with her sister and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton. Now she’s settled in Chicago with Lieutenant Derek Tyler, spending her nights pressed against every inch of his hard, dominating, and panty-meltingly-hot body.

And there’s nowhere Derek would rather be than reminding Ginger—thoroughly and exquisitely—that she belongs to him. But then trouble hits the streets of Chicago. The kind of bust the old-school boys call a “widow-maker.” To keep Ginger safe, Derek’s forced to shut her out and keep himself away from her luscious body, or risk losing her forever.

But Ginger has just been presented with some, er, unexpected news. And right now, it’s best she keeps that news to herself. Because Derek stands to lose far more than he knows, until he takes the law—and Ginger—into his own hands one last time…


So sexy, sweet, and dirty, all terms that define Tessa Bailey books, and Protecting What’s Theirs was no exception. This was a deliciously steamy read that had me blushing all damn day. Ginger and Derek have a hot relationship but what was surprising to me was that it was sweetly balanced out with tender moments and looks. Hidden glance, proclamations of love, and tender touches made my heart melt while rough sex and dirty words whispered had me hiding my face behind my Kindle and hoping no one was reading behind my shoulder.

I loved the story and quick re-visit to Ginger and Derek, it left me with a smile on my face when I reached the last page. I love how mis-interpretations almost lead to the downfall of their relationship and I loved how they worked through their problems. It was just a sexy read and I don’t think I will ever get enough of Derek…for obvious reasons, 100% swoon city!


“Sometimes I look at you…and I can’t breathe around these feelings.”


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