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Peek Inside Protecting What's His

Sassy bartender Ginger Peet just committed the perfect crime. Life-sized Dolly Parton statue in tow, Ginger and her sister flee Nashville. But their new neighbor, straight-laced Chicago homicide cop Derek Tyler, knows something’s up—something big—and he won’t rest until Ginger’s safe...and in his bed for good.

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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.

Line of Duty novels and novellas from author Tessa Bailey:
Book #1: Protecting What’s His
Book #2: His Risk To Take
Book #3: Officer Off Limits
Novella: Protecting What’s Theirs
Book #4: Asking For Trouble
Book #5: Staking His Claim


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

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667895
Series: Line of Duty, Book 1
Release Date: Feb 25, 2013
Page Count: 273
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, law enforcement/firemen
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, enemies to lovers, opposites attract

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By Jessica's May 25, 2017

5 Yummy Cop stars


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Ive got an hour before I need to be back at the station. Ill have fucked you three different ways by then.

OMFG!!!! This book was Awesome!! Let me let you in on a little secret about me. I have a serious fetish for men in uniforms, Cops, Firefighters, Military men, Cor... ...more

By Lady Heather June 02, 2018


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Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down until I finished!

The story of a 23-year-old Ginger who h... ...more

*****FOUR STARS*****

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At first I wasn't sure I was going to like this story.
I felt as though there was no build up to the relationship between Ginger and Derek. He just instantly seemed to become overtly sexual and DOMINANT with Ginger after having only just met her. Ginger and her little sister... ...more

By Christy February 26, 2015

4 stars!

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This was my first Tessa Bailey book. it was a short, steamy and entertaining read. I listened to it on audio and let me tell you, having Lieutenant Derek Tyler talk dirty to you is not a bad way to spend your time in the car or doing laundry ;)

This was a quick one to listen too. It kep... ...more

By Georgia ♥ March 22, 2013

4 Awesomely Dirty-minded and Filthy mouth Stars


Listen to me, baby. From the time we walk in the door to my apartment, you will have less than a minute before I put my cock inside you. No foreplay. No kissing. There wont be any time, because youve got me strung so damn tight I can barely think st... ...more

Solid 4.5 Star Rating❦

My Derek

Good god was Derek hot!!! His dirty mouth, his bossy ways and the fact that he carries a gun and badge... oooh ye!!!

I can not picture Ginger... but the both of them together is below... hot, raw and totally kinky.


I'm going to make love to you. Slowly. Hell, it...

By • Lisa • September 17, 2013



I've had this book on my 'to be read' shelf for so long it had started to collect dust, so with my recent Brazen book binge still keeping me entertained I knew this book needed to hit my next up list. 'Protecting what's his' delivers exactly what it's title suggests and once a... ...more

By Jennifer January 22, 2014


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What is wrong with me??!! This has got to be one of my favorite authors, and Ive only read one of her books! I LOVE dialogue. I LOVE dirty talk. I LOVE sassy, strong women. I LOVE sweet alpha males. Its like someone wrapped up the perfe... ...more

I really enjoyed this story, and while it's not perfect, it's damned close. It's sexy, witty, and romantic in a "don't make me spank your ass" kind of way, and I love me a man with a hand that he's not afraid to use. I'm all about hot, alpha heroes, and Derek is definitely that. Ginger is an all... ...more

By Mo February 28, 2013

Really liked this one. Starting off, thought to myself I hate the name Derek but by the end of it I LOVED Derek. Ginger was a great heroine, protective sister, fearful of becoming her mother and afraid to fall in love and rely on anyone. She had been taking care of herself and her sister for a lo... ...more

By Jamie March 05, 2013


Damn.. this book was so good!! Its not very long so I ate it up quick.. but it sure did back a lot of heat into it. Check my updates out.... I can't wait to see what Tessa Bailey puts out next.. she is on my BUY NOW ASK QUESTIONS LATER list for sure.. that woman can write some... ...more

Derek is a Lieutenant for the Chicago Police Department and he is all about being a strong, upstanding man who's in control...or is he? Lucky for us, he has a bad boy side and OMG he loves to talk dirty and he wastes no time getting down to business.

Ginger thinks she can handle herself. Heck, sh... ...more

By Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer* April 15, 2013

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."

Meet Derek...oooh laaa laaa

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"Let me be clear, Ginger, since you insist on talking in circles. I want you underneath me in my bed. I want to buried inside you so deep that I have to remind you of you own name. And I... ...more

By Sandra August 12, 2013

She's running from the law, and the law wants her bad

I brought this book by mistake and decided "what the hell. The title and cover already make me swoon, why should i return it?"
So, like, 2 months later i finally gave it a go.



I only wished i would have read it sooner beca... ...more

By * Meli Mel * May 28, 2014

♥♥♥ 4.25 Scorching stars ♥♥♥

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"Give me a chance, beautiful girl."

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This was my first Tessa Bailey book and it for sure won't be the last. I loved this book. It was all kinds of hot with an intere... ...more

I love finding an amazing book by pure chance. I particularly love when in doing so, I discover an new and amazing author.

What did I love about this book?

I mean my goodness! It had it all: humor, amazing characters, sexual tension so hot I thought my kindle would catch on fire, super steamy scene... ...more

By .Lili. March 10, 2013

Protecting What's His

I'll start off by shouting from the roof stop, " I LOOOOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!"

In this book we get a strong, possessive, gruff, alpha male. As soon as we met him I knew-
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We also meet the lovely Ginger. Who is strong yet vulnerable. She saw a way out for her and her sister and... ...more

By Isabella.R April 25, 2019

4 Runaway Stars ⭐

To steal or not to steal, that was the question? Could you resist the temptation if you were presented an opportunity of a load of money? Your ticket out of shitsville for you and your younger sibling....

Ginger Peet has skipped town with her younger sister Willa in tow. Starting... ...more

By Pam March 25, 2013

4.5 stars

The longer it takes me to get between your thighs, the rougher Im going to be when I finally get in there. Understand?

Love Love Love an alpha male with a dirty mouth and Derek did not disappoint!

Twenty three year old Ginger has been taking care of her sister since she was ten years o... ...more

By Jill March 05, 2013

This book was seriously sizzling.

I am probably not going to be able to do it justice, but I am seriously going to try because I think this could be one of those books that people pass by and I beg you, don't! Read it!

Ginger Peet is our main female character and what a lady.She is 23 and because... ...more

By edzkie♥§*.*§♥ May 06, 2014

Look at me. You own me. Im owned.

This book exudes a lot of Alpha vibes. From the title, the cover photo, the blurb, the dirty talks, a sensual badass heroine and a sexy cop hero. oh la la!!

Let me be clear, Ginger, since you insist on talking in circles. I want you underneath me in my bed.... ...more

By enqi ☁️✨ September 02, 2018

2017 has only been here for a few days. But I've already read one deliciously sinful, shamelessly steamy book that enraptured me from start to finish.

That's right, friends... I loved Protecting What's His.


Twenty-three-year-old Ginger Peet hasn't had an easy life. Every day she struggles to prov... ...more

By destini mia May 31, 2013

"I'm going to make love to you. Slowly. Hell, it might take me until tomorrow. I'm going to lose count of how many times you come. And every time you do, I'm going to tell you that I love you. Until you fucking get used to it."

Protecting What's His was amazing. It had a great story, never lagge... ...more

By Jen May 27, 2014

For starters I would like to thank Meli Mel for Buddy Reading my first Tessa Bailey book with me! I enjoyed it Mel (even if I was a slow poke!!)

This is the first book in what promises to be a very sexy, action packed romance series. There are already at least three more booksi in this series tha... ...more

By CC April 09, 2017

Re read via Audible. Even a narrator I do not particularly like cannot spoil this story! I have liked Brazen books less and less these days but this Tessa Bailey series holds up over time!

Prior comments:

Really loved both Ginger and Derek and their story! It included hot sex, a super protective he... ...more

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Tessa Bailey

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Tessa Bailey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tessa Bailey lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young daughter. When she isn't writing or reading romance, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.

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