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Whispersync price tempted me to try a narrator I'd never heard. Wish I hadn't.
I enjoyed reading the book even though hot cop hero Derek may be a bit too much the caveman in his romancing technique. The author writes excellent banter and there were more than a few laugh-out-loud moments in the verbal battles between Ginger and Derek. Pretty good romantic suspense from a new (newish?) author I'll definitely read again.
I rated the performance one star. The narrator sounds muddy, mushy-mouthed, unprepared, and inexperienced. I suppose it's possible that this is another narrator using an alias for the naughty stuff, but she sounds very amateurish to my ear. Ginger and her sister Willa have just arrived in Chicago from Nashville. They should have an accent. And they do in a few passages, but mostly not. Actually all characters sound exactly the same regardless of gender, age, agency, or disappearing accent/no accent. Derek in the book is desirable, hot and dominant. Derek in the audio is a cypher. Overall, a disservice to a book I enjoyed.
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I can tell most folks don’t agree with me on this book but what the heck here goes my review. This book is not romantic – raunchy maybe – but definitely not romantic. I was not thrilled with the language in this book. There is a lot cussing and not just when Derek is using dirty talk to get Ginger in bed.
I feel mislead by the title in I was expecting a CR that resulted in of course the need for the guy to save the day. That is not what I got. Most of what Derek does that I think the author finds romantic is being obsessive with some borderline stalking. His jealously is so annoying that I just didn’t like him.
Ginger is portrayed as this strong independent female, your basic good girl from the wrong side of the tracks who will do anything to keep her sister safe. That is not what you get. She doesn’t take crap off anyone which I like unless its Derek and he basically walks over her because she finds him too sexy to resist.
So for me it was just an average book that was saved by the relationship between Ginger and Willa.
The narrator, Alice Chapman did a good job with the voices and with the Tennessee accents but a lot of the characters from Chicago still had a little bit of a southern twang to them.
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If you could sum up Protecting What's His in three words, what would they be?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Ginger, she is just brilliant
Have you listened to any of Alice Chapman’s other performances? How does this one compare?
not until this one
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
yes & it was
Any additional comments?
loved it gotta get me more
As indicated by the stars, this was not as expected.
Lt Derek is an aggressively dominant Alpha male who likes spanking and punishment as part of his sexual repertoire. Ginger is a Southern girl with a body like sin and she's driving his self-control to shreds.
I liked her verbal sparring but am not that keen on the spanking.
I will not be reading the follow up novel as there was just not enough here to make me curious about what happens to these two next.
The narrator was the highlight of this experience the contrast between the girls' southern drawl and the voices of the other characters were clearly and convincingly performed.