REVIEW ➼ Protecting You by Claire Kingsley


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.

We were brothers; wrestling was our love language.


Protecting You is the first book of an all new series where we are introduced to the Bailey family. 5 brothers and their gram.

Asher Bailey is the oldest brother and grew up being best friends with Grace Miles, however, as they got older the grew apart. While Grace was like a sister to the rest of the brothers, Asher never felt that way about her. There was always a bond and connection between the two of them, however, neither one of them thought the other felt the same. Finally, one summer when Grace is home from college Asher gets the courage to tell Grace how he feels. They had a summer together. They had plans. Until everything changed in the blink of an eye.

Asher and Grace’s chemistry is amazing. I love a great best friends to lovers romance with the mix of a small town. This was a pretty quick read, but a great introduction to not only Asher and Grace’s story, but to the entire Bailey family. It is hard not fall in love with all the brothers. They are some different from each other, but those boys love fiercely. Plus, Grams. The moment she was introduced I loved her. She is a saint for taking care of the five crazy boys, but also so wise.

I can’t wait to see where Asher and Grace’s story goes and to get to know more about this family. A MUST READ!


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