Monday, January 12, 2015

Watch Me

In Watch Me (Dark Obsession #1) by Cynthia Eden, Gwen's father just wants to keep his daughter safe.  He wants to protect her to the point of smothering and overprotecting though, and it's something Gwen wants no part of.  When her father finds out someone is watching Gwen, stalking her, he'll do what ever he has to do to keep his daughter safe.

Chance has started his own security company, having worked hard to get to where he is today.  When his former boss approaches him about protecting his daughter, Chance can't say no.  She's the one woman he's never been able to forget or get over.  This is his chance to have his second chance with Gwen and to keep her safe.  Chance will do whatever he has to do to keep Gwen safe...even if it means not being completely honest with her.

Gwen has her own suspicions and they involve her ex boyfriend.  One who would never be the one because all she could think about was Chance.  Now Chance is suddenly back in her life and he's just as irresistible as ever.  The magnetic pull between them has only gotten stronger.  As Gwen and Chance become close again, so does danger.  Can Chance keep Gwen safe and have a second chance with her?  Or will the dishonesty and danger prove to great a force?

Watch Me is a very fast paced romantic suspense where the sizzle between the main characters burns up the pages.  It was very easy to become absorbed in Cynthia's writing as danger lurked.  I really liked the plot twists she threw into Watch Me, ones I did not see coming at all!  This kept me hooked, wanting to see what happened and find out who.

The main characters, Gwen and Chance, have been together in the past, so the speed of their relationship was not unexpected or unbelievable.  However, I just could not get a good, detailed feel for these two characters.  Right from the start of Watch Me I felt like I had missed something somewhere, and it took me a while to feel like I'd caught up with what was going on with them, and what had happened with them.  I feel like I would have liked to know so much more about the background of Chance and Gwen to understand them in the present.

I did like the way relationships were explored, especially the one between Gwen and her father.  It is a complicated one, and as Watch Me progresses, it is easier to understand why it is this way.

I will read Cynthia's next book in this series, and would recommend Watch Me to romantic suspense readers who like to be kept guessing!

3.5/5 stars

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