Watch Over Me by Gail R. Delaney
Desert Breeze Publishing
Contemporary, Suspense
ISBN: 978-1-936000-05-0
Reviewed by Talia Ricci

   

 

Special Agent Donovan Greer is on the heels of a serial killer, who has been targeting women who acted on Broadway in one particular show. There are three women left who have played the part and Donovan is now given the task of protecting one of them.

Olivia Weston has been acting since she was a toddler. Her demanding, difficult father makes her life miserable but she knows no other way. When Donovan Greer stubbornly refuses to leave her rehearsal without speaking to her, Olivia agrees to talk with him. What he has to say scares Olivia but immediately she instinctively knows that Donovan will keep her safe. Olivia gives Donovan the idea that in order for him to protect her, they must pose as a couple. Donovan agrees and the protection begins.

Donovan looks at Oliviaís protection as just another stakeout. He doesnít count on feelings he left behind ten years ago reoccurring. Not sure if he can handle another relationship, Donovan steps back each and every time that Olivia gets too close. Donovan can see the hurt in Oliviaís eyes when he retreats but he canít bring himself to tell her why. When the serial strikes again, Donovan has no choice but to get her out of town. Thatís when the loving begins.

Olivia doesnít understand Donovan at all. Burning hot one minute and cold the next, she decides that she has nothing to lose. Throwing caution to the wind, Olivia lets Donovan know how she feels. His reaction surprises and enchants her. Like a man starved, Donovan lets Olivia know exactly how much Olivia means to him. Their idyllic time comes to a screeching halt when a suspect is apprehended and the secret lovers must return to New York. There is just one problem. Olivia isnít out of danger yet, a caller has reported the affair, and Donovan doesnít know if he can save her.

Watch Over Me by Gail R. Delaney captured my attention and my heart. I am drawn to anguished heroes and I adore heroines not afraid to love them. Fighting tears at the anguish Donovan and Olivia feel, I was rooting for love to prevail and I was not disappointed. Donovanís guilt interfered with his ability to become close to Olivia and that almost made me scream. Lucky for me Olivia was stronger than she acted because I wanted to shout at Donovan and then I wanted to kiss him!

Watch Over Me is a must read in my opinion. Gail R. Delaney has woven a tale of forgiveness, redemption, and even personal freedom that made me sigh for a job well done!

 

     

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