Title: Protecting What’s His
Author: Tessa Bailey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: 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…,br>
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.
Tessa 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. (Taken from her website)
The amazing thing about New York City is no matter what you’re into, there is seven places you can indulge yourself and find likeminded folks. Midnight tuba lessons anyone? These ten destinations are where I like to go when I’m out with friends or where I bring people from out of town.
1. Chelsea Market – (75 9th Avenue) A perfect place to grab brunch and do some shopping – so many options for food, your head and your wallet will explode.
2. Brooklyn Bridge Park – Just completed in the last few years, you can lay in the grass underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, grab a slice from Grimaldi’s, read a book. It’s a perfect weekend destination.
3. Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater (307 West 26th Street) This is literally an underground theater founded (in part) by Amy Poehler. Any night of the week, you can pay $5 and see hilarious improv troupes and likely recognize some of the players from TV.
4. The High Line (210 10th Avenue) A 1.45 mile park built on a former elevated train track.
5. Beacon’s Closet (88 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) A huge clothing trade store. Pop in with a bag of old clothes and trade them in for new duds. The Brooklyn Brewery is right across the street – makes for a perfect day out.
6. Crif Dog (113 St. Mark’s Place) Got the munchies? Look no further. Hot dogs and tater tots. ‘nuff said.
7. Coney Island Boardwalk – If for no other reason, just to people watch. In the summer, you can grab a beer, check out the rides or the arcade.
8. The Back Room (102 Norfolk Street) – Be careful or you might walk past it. Through an alleyway between two buildings and up a staircase, you have to knock to be let in. Inside, it’s set up like an old fashioned speakeasy – they serve beer in paper bags and cocktails in tea cups.
9. Chelsea Piers – Located on the west side – you can bowl, ice skate or take trapeze classes.
10. Comedy Cellar (117 MacDougal Street) – Another great place to see comedy. If you’re lucky enough to get a table on a Saturday night, you’ll probably see famous comedians dropping in to try out new material. Loads of fun.
SS: GOSSSSH I’m going to NY tomorrown and now I want to hit ALLLL these places. Though, sadly it won’t happen. But I absolutely love these suggestions! Thank you, Tessa!