Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1) - Tessa Bailey WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS AN UBER-ALPHA, POSSESSIVE, SEXY-HOT, TATTOOED POLICE OFFICER.. WHO WOULD PEE ON His WOMAN IF HE COULD GET AWAY WITH IT TO MARK HER AS HIS!

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THIS. BOOK. WAS. SMOKIN' HOT!!
Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down until I finished!

The story about a 23 year old Ginger who has been raising her 17 year old sister for a very long time because her mother is a prostitute and drug addict, and has literally abandoned them. When her mother comes home one night and passes out with a large amount of money falling out of her purse, Ginger sees an opportunity to escape and give her little sister a better life with a fresh start somewhere new. She takes the money, packs her sister up and they leave Nashville and head north to Chicago.
This is when she meets Derek, her neighbor across the hall, and also a Homicide Police Lieutenant.
The first time they meet is a disaster. Derek has to go to one of the officers under his command's funeral, and he's hung over. Ginger is moving (rather loudly) into the building, and this puts Derek over the edge and he yells at them, then proceeds to be a jerk to Ginger.
Regardless of not seeing each other for a couple of days, neither one of them can't stop thinking of the other.
Derek does a background check on Ginger and finds out a little of her history, and he also runs her mother's name, and finds out who Ginger grew up with.
They're next encounter is totally different. They find themselves both on their apartment buildings roof top patio. Ginger apologizes for the comments she made to Derek, and he also apologizes and tells her about having to go to a funeral that day. She tells him she just got a job as a bartender, and they proceed to flirt with one another.
Derek doesn't mess around and says,"Let me be clear, Ginger, since you insist on talking in circles. I want you underneath me in my bed. I want to be buried inside you so deep that I have to remind you of your own name. And I want those motherfuckers leering at you from the other side of the bar to smell me on you for a week afterward."
Hers eyes widen, and just when she's about to say something, Derek then says, "I just wanted to be up-front. Goodnight, Ginger."

That was only the beginning of them circling one another, until finally they can't take it any longer. Derek asks Ginger to be his date at a city function, by the time dinner is over they've both reached their sexual tension limit. Derek declares,"we're leaving now... 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 won't be any time, because you've got me strung so damn tight I can barely think straight. I need you to keep yourself wet for me on the ride home. Starting now."

This is the impression you have of how Derek looks at Ginger:
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.. and this is what the reader is doing
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As there relationship grows, Ginger doesn't want anything other than a physical relationship with Derek, because she's terrified that if she starts to care for him, he'll break her.
Derek is falling, and falling hard. Right from the start he felt totally possessive of Ginger, and everything in him was screaming

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The rest of the story is intense and hot!

If the warning above doesn't deter you from reading this story, then I think you'll enjoy this story.

Once again, thank you so much Dorsey for the recommendation of this AWESOME story!