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Protected (Watched #2)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  573 ratings  ·  103 reviews
She has the guy. The terrorists have been taken care of. She has a shot at becoming popular.

Life is great!
Until they find her.
Now she must run and leave behind everything she knows, including herself.

Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won't want to put it down
Paperback, 350 pages
Published March 24th 2012 by O'neal Publishing (first published March 1st 2012)
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Christy has returned home to Helena, Montana after her disastrous debate trip to Washington, DC. She had originally thought that kids at her regular school would treat her differently after her trip. They didn't. They still pick on her just as much as they did before her trip, even though Christy feels so much different about herself, and has proven that she is able to make friends. She's had an especially bad day one day, when all of a sudden, she spots Alex after school. He walks down the stai...more
Carolyn Frank
Over the weekend I had some spare time and treated my self to a book. I chose Protected, by Cindy Hogan. She released this book last March on the same day as I released my first book, Promises. (We had our launch party together and she was so helpful, as I was a bumbling newbie). What I can't believe is that I had waited this long to get around to reading her book. I had enjoyed her first book, Watched, and I was rewarded equally, if not more, as I read Protected.

In Cindy's first book, Watched,...more

Protected is the second book in the Watched series. (Read my review for the first book, Watched, here.) I think this was an excellent second book in a series! It picked up right where the first book left off. I have to say that Christy is one of my favorite YA female characters. The reason why, is that she is smart, cute, and most of all is she portrayed as a "real" teen. Even though she is in this horrendous situation, she still is a 16 year old girl and she thinks like one. Sometimes YA female...more
Author: Cindy M. Hogan
Published By: O'Neill Publishing
Age Recommend: 14+
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 5
Blog Review For: GMTA


"Protected" by Cindy M Hogan was a good followup from Watched.
There was just a much twist and turn that definitely made this novel
hard to put down until I was finished. It was very exciting to see what
this author had in store for this heroine. From being bullied at school
to the action pack of the terrorists...this is an excellent read.

Christy has now returne...more
Kitty Bullard
Book Title: "Protected"
Author: Cindy M. Hogan
Published By: Self-Published
Age Recommended: 14 +
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: "Protected", was unique and so elegantly written that it did no less than amaze me with the brilliance of this author. In a world where danger is real and there are bad people just waiting to hurt you at every turn, Cindy M. Hogan still manages to weave in the hope that is found in believing in a higher power.

Christie is is a teen like no other. Though sh...more
Donna Weaver
She has the guy. The terrorists have been taken care of and she is on the brink of being popular. Life is GREAT! Until they find her. Now she must run and leave behind everything she knows, including herself.

This is quite the ride. I was going to take my time working my way through this book, but I had to finish it. I really felt for Christy as she enters the witness protection program and leaves behind everyone she knew and loved in order to protect not only herself, but them as wel...more
Mar 04, 2012 Mel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya, thriller
First, my thanks to the Author for an E-ARC...??? (Is that a word? It is now.) to read. I was excited to see what was in store for Christy once more. It picked us up with the heroine just a few months after her departure from DC back in her hometown of Helena. Things still aren't very peachy there and go from bad to worse when Alex shows up. Soon, she finds herself thrown into Witness Protection and a whole slew of new moral dilemmas to conquer.

The author does an excellent job of keeping your e...more
Shayna Varadeaux
At this point I am anxiously awaiting the final installment in Watched Trilogy!

As the second book unfolds the plot thickens TO SAY THE LEAST. bonds are made as well as broken and Christy has alot more to endure. I love the twists in this book. I read it in a hurry. It hopped and skipped some time and that was okay too.

This is one of my favorite series and casts of characters!

It was great and addictive reading. I was immersed and satisfied how it all went down. I cannot wait for book 3!
Christina Tarbet
Bought this book right after finishing the first one. I read it quickly and then was disappointed because it ended because I want more!! I really liked it.
Mar 14, 2012 Hannah marked it as to-read
Shelves: signed-copy
WON THE FIRST READS GIVEAWAY FOR THIS BOOK! Can't wait to receive my copy and read it! I'll definitely be getting book 1 now!
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This was a heart pounding, fast paced, exciting follow up to Watched. Wow. That's some good story.
Pamela Hubbard
Christy is trying to get over the horror of what happened in DC. She is trudging through the reality of high school, wishing she could be the Christy she learned about in DC - the one with friends, who guys liked, the girl who wasn't bullied. When Alex comes back into her life, Christy throws her cautious gut instincts to the wind an ends up in serious trouble - trouble that lands her in witness protection. As she gives up her identity and spends three months becoming "Michele Mattingly", Christ...more
In Protected, Christy has returned to her boring life after an intense and dangerous adventure in DC. But the monotony doesn't last for long. When playboy Alex show up out of the blue shattering the boring world Christy has returned to, he brings more than his winning smile. The bad guys are back, and they aren't going away easily.

Protected is full of danger, action, and survival. I really enjoyed the suspense level since Christy was constantly looking over her shoulder and having to avoid attac...more
Elizabeth Mueller
Sequel to Watched, Cindy Hogan out does herself. Again.

Fifteen year-old Christy Hadden hates life back home. At her school trip in
Washington, D.C., she had a glimpse at what it felt like to belong--until the murder. Now in Montana, she slips back into the little nobody she feels she is until Alex--the love of her life--finds her. And so does the danger...

Hogan is extremely creative and a goddess of character creation as she whips up many well-rounded profiles as well as personalities for Christ...more
Arla (Leave Mommy Alone)
Thank you to Cindy M. Hogan for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Christy imagined she'd get back to her life at school and be accepted by the 'in' crowd - since she did it in Washington D.C., why not? She couldn't be more wrong.

Although Christy has been forever changed by her ordeal on the field trip - having witnessed an actual murder and been shot at and barely survived - it's hard to change the perception kids at school have of her. Especially, when she can't breathe a wor...more
I found myself in a slight disadvantage reading this book. Simply because I didn't read the first book in this series. Because of this I didn't know what happened in the first book I didn't really know what it was about, however this book can in fact suffice as a standalone.

I didn't really like this book. This in account of several reasons that I will explain in my review. First of all I didn't really like the main character Christy. Now I won't be too harsh, because yes, she was placed in witne...more
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Christy is now back in Helena at school. At home she is a very smart girl that gets picked on alot. But after school ended when she was about to go home. Alex showed up at her high school and gave her a big kiss in front of every one in her grade. Well she still is not 16 so she can't date yet but her birthday is in less then 2 weeks. so she goes to a montain and showed him. When she got home she saw some cars parked in front of her house. The next Morning Alex showed up to her house. Her parent...more
Protected is a story written by Cindy M. Hogan. It's the 2nd book in the watched series and is all about Cristy's life and adventures after leaving behind the murder that she witnessed in Washington, D.C. This story takes plalce all over the U.S. Here's her story. Cristy's home is just how she left it. She thought she had escaped all the troubles she had faced in D.C. but what she doesnt know, is that she had been followed home by the terrorists that had commited the murder. About a week before...more
In this book "Protected" By Cindy M. Hogan, Christy is faced with a trial of going into the "witness protection program" and she finds that she must "erase" her self and embrace "Michele", the person she must disguise as and pretend to be. As "Michele", Christy becomes a cheerleader and learns how to be popular. As the book goes on, Christy has to transform into a "motercycle-tattoo-lots of peircings-type-girl" and has to relocate. Over all, this book was a good one because it was fun to see how...more
In the second book of the Watched series Christy is at home and is at her high school where she doesn't have any friends. Alex shows up and kisses her right in front of the Cheerleaders. Then takes her away and to a historical nature park where they have a picnic then they go and crash a party, he drops her off at her house where she notices that there is a very suspicious van parked in front of her home.

Alex then takes her to the park again and this time the bad guys come and kidnap them, but...more
Jennifer Meister
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I'm dying to know how in the world this book gets such good reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I only read this series because it's like a train wreck that I can't avert my eyes from. I keep waiting for the author to redeem herself, or for there to be a clarifying moment for the main character. The writing is horrible-holes in the plot; the author within the same paragraph will say "I finally found peace...I'm going crazy with boredom"-inconsistent-also she misses her family so much sometimes and...more
Tamera Westhoff
Ok, in all honesty if the suspense wasn't so great, I wouldn't have kept reading. I get super irritated with weak female leads. I know teenagers are hormonal and have very skewed senses of things, but I really don't like it when they care more about a guy (or two) more than their family. Maybe it's the mommy in me. I really don't like that she keeps putting herself in bad situations with Alex "because he makes her feel good." That's the kind of behavior we're trying very hard to discourage in ou...more
3.5 stars. I like the story a lot. Something was just missing in this book. It felt kind of slow through the whole middle of the book. Hopefully the last one will be better. Her relationships with Alex and Rick is kind of stupid. Why didn't she just call Rick herself. But she really only knew both boys for a week in DC, so does she really owe either of them anything. Oh well, I just have to remind myself that it's just a book :)
Warning - Sand Man won’t visit.
Protected – the perfect follow-up to Watched! I stayed up WAY past my bedtime to read it. I kept thinking, “I’ll get tired soon” … “I’ll shut off my Kindle in a minute”… “Geez, what time is it anyway.” I couldn’t stop reading. My heart was racing so much I couldn’t get sleepy. I think it’s safe to say I really enjoyed Protected. What do you think? J

Cindy Hogan did a great job telling Christy’s story. Christy is a levelheaded teenager with a lot going for her. She’s...more
Wow! Fabulous book. I loved it even more than the first. The reason I knew I loved it so much is I couldn't put it down, I went to bed way past my bedtime, and the house cleaning took a bit of a back seat to me reading this. Even when I wasn't reading it, I was itching to get back to it. I loved the whole idea of this book, it made me think about myself if I was put into the witness protection program away from anyone that I cared about and had to completely change who I was, would I still remai...more
Brittney Green
Protected was another great story in the Watched series. The book started off with Christy returning to somewhat of normalcy, after the DC trip choas. He returns to her normal school, but different on the inside. Although, she still thought of Alex and Rick regularly but knew that it was over...that was until Alex showed up and swept her right off her feet again...

Alex shows up at Christy school and makes her the envy of the school..he lovingly shows her affection and it feels just like DC felt,...more
Katie Watkins

This book started a little slow for me, but it was definitely crazy and face-paced. I kept imaging how awful it would be to be in Christy's situation and how well she handled things, especially with her only being 16. To always be on guard; to always be pretending to be someone else; to always be trying to forget...that would be tiresome and difficult to do. Let me back up:

Christy is back home after her...memorable...trip to DC. When her life is endangered again, she is forced to enter into the...more
Melissa Pearl
I enjoyed this book as much as the first. It was cool seeing Christy's journey. I liked watching her get tougher and physically stronger. I love that she's so intelligent and has a photographic memory. I think she is a very cool, likeable character.

Alex I am not so sure about. I just don't quite trust him for some reason. I can't even pinpoint what that reason is, but I don't want her to end up with him.

The only thing that really confused me about the book is the cover. I was waiting and waiting...more
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Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a BA in education and is inspired by the unpredictable teenagers she teaches. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. Most of all, she loves to...more
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