Type: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Self Pub
My Copy: NetGalley
He was hired to protect her.
Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne wasn’t a hard job—but it certainly was tempting. Chance Valentine had tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hired him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knew his control was about to be pushed to the limit.
He’d never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Hot. Intense. Consuming. Being so close to Gwen, Chance knew that he wouldn’t be able to resist her. So he gave into his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a dark and consuming desire.
But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed. Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger. And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.
I absolutely love the fact that Cynthia Eden is now self publishing a lot of her books! This means more books in my hands much much faster than with traditional publishing. That makes the reader/fan-girl in me so very happy!
This go around Eden gifts us with Chance and Gwen, two people intent on leaving the past where it should be…yet they each think a different place. Chance made a huge mistake so many years ago by allowing his feelings to get in the way of his job. Gwen was forbidden fruit then and especially now after her father secretly hires him to be her shadow. The beautiful young girl has since blossomed into a stunning woman and Chance is once again conflicted with duty and feelings. He needs to protect her from some unseen evil intent on taking her from him….from the world…yet all he can think about how much he wants her.
Gwen knows she needs to be careful, both with the threat stalking her and the secretive Chance. Her need for him clouds her judgement and makes her question her sanity. She vows to pay Chance whatever his security firm wants in order to keep her safe. Unbeknownst to her he’s already been hired and turned down any monetary gain. The most important thing is keeping her safe. Even if it means he may have to take her place.
Another hot, suspenseful read from Cynthia! I enjoyed this from start to finish just like every other Eden book I’ve ever picked up! Chance and Gwen heat up the pages together quite well and they leave nothing to the imagination *wink wink*. Lots of suspense give the book a thrilling feel that kept me reading long into the night. Seriously, the tension never lets up until the very end.
I loved the “second chance at love” aspect because the characters were already acquainted with each other. Their rekindling of feelings felt sincere and well done. Chance had some making up to do for the past and for keeping some important information from Gwen about the current job as well. His growth throughout the book was well done as was Gwen’s.
Watch Me gave me everything I wanted in a Cynthia Eden book…sheer awesomeness!
I give Watch Me by Cynthia Eden 4.50 stars!