I loved this book! L-O-V-E-D this book! I loved every page of it. This is the first book I've read by Tessa Bailey, and I plan on5 stars all the way!
I loved this book! L-O-V-E-D this book! I loved every page of it. This is the first book I've read by Tessa Bailey, and I plan on reading anything else she's written.
Derek Tyler is seriously sexy. He's tough, intelligent, rough around the edges, and has strong values. He's also a dominant alpha male and he wants Ginger from the moment he sees her. Ginger Peet is a strong, independent, smart, sassy woman who tries to hide her vulnerability. She's been through a lot, forcing her to grow up fast. She puts her younger sister Willa first and has always been the one to take care of her. Moving to a new city and into Derek's building with her sister turns out to be more of a shake up than she'd expected.
Derek and Ginger together are a perfect match. They mess up with each other a lot while navigating their feelings for one another, but he works to show Ginger he'll be there for her, and she really brings out a softer side in him. As their relationship progresses I love how you just know, no matter what, that Derek is not going to let her go. He will always go after her. He loves her deeply and wants her trust and won't let her run from what they have together.
"Her wildflower scent washed over him. In that moment, he wanted very badly to be the first and last person each day to breathe it in."
He evolves from being rough and at times insensitive with her feelings, to a man she can count on, all while never losing his ultra sexy edge. This book is extremely steamy! Derek's dirty talk and possessive attitude rank at the top of the list. These two characters set the pages on fire!
Derek and Ginger are definitely a new favourite hero and heroine for me. And I loved Willa too. She has a tough exterior and some of the things she said cracked me up. But then you also get to see a little of the vulnerable teenager beneath that toughness. I'm super excited to see that there is a second book adding to Derek and Ginger's story, Protecting What's Theirs, and I must read it immediately! I'm also so glad to see that there are more Tessa Bailey books to devour. Protecting What's His is 100% a keeper for me and makes me wish so much that I could have this in a print copy! Edit: This baby now has a permanent place on my print books keeper bookshelf!...more