Protecting You by Claire Kingsley

Lifelong soulmates, ridiculous pranks, brother shenanigans, and a feuding town. Protecting You is the Bailey Brothers series origin story. Be there when it begins and fall in love with this wild band of unruly brothers. The series is meant to be read in order, and Grace and Asher’s story concludes in Fighting for Us.

Title: Protecting You

Author: Claire Kingsley

Release Date: May 21, 2020


This book is absolutely everything! If you’ve read Claire Kingsley’s Miles Family series, you’ve met Grace before, but we didn’t really get much of her story. I’ve been so curious about her ever since! (Don’t worry if you haven’t met her, because this is really were her story begins, and what a story it is.) Let me tell you, this book was worth the wait!!

We frequently hear that a book “brought all the feels,” but it is absolutely true when it comes to this book. I laughed, I swooned, I felt those giddy butterflies, and I cried while reading this. Their story is so well written that you can’t help but feel ALL the emotions they go through, and I loved every minute of it. Asher is so hot. He’s an alpha protector, but he also has a heart of gold! Grace is the perfect combination of sassy and sweet. Together, they go from friends to adorable first love to off the charts chemistry and sexy times.

This book does end on a cliffhanger, but I’m so glad the books are releasing so close together. While I would normally wait and read them both together, I couldn’t resist the urge to dive right in, and I’m so glad I did. I quickly fell head over heels in love with this couple as well as all the other characters. I can’t wait to see what the rest of Asher and Grace’s story holds, and I’m so excited for the rest of this series as well!


One night brings them together. Another night tears them apart.

Grace Miles misses her easy friendship with Asher, but growing up means growing apart. And really, how could he fall for her when they spent their childhood getting muddy in the creek and splitting sticks of gum? 

But this summer, something feels different. If Grace didn’t know better, she’d think Asher was flirting with her. Those dark eyes, hard body, and wicked smile make her insides swirl and her heart dare to hope for things she’s convinced herself she’ll never have. 

Falling for your best friend shouldn’t be complicated, but for Asher Bailey, loving Grace is anything but simple. The road to romance isn’t smooth thanks to his pack of wild brothers who are protective of the girl next door, a take-no-sass grandmother, a small town where gossip is a spectator sport, and a feud that spans generations. 

But Asher realizes his feelings are too big to ignore. Loving her isn’t the risk. Losing her would be.  

And one night, one kiss, changes everything. 

Finally admitting their feelings is the beginning of their happily ever after. Until their fairy tale love story is tragically interrupted, and neither of them will ever be the same.  

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About the Author

Claire Kingsley is an Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She writes books with sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.

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