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Guarding Suzannah (Serve and Protect #1)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  731 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Criminal defense attorney Suzannah Phelps is the bane of the Fredericton police department (they call her She-Rex for her habit of shredding cops in the witness box). She is currently being stalked, but is reluctant to report it to the police, whom she half suspects of being the perpetrators. But when Detective John (Quigg) Quigley learns of it, he's determined to protect...more
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published (first published August 14th 2010)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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Guarding Suzannah is a fun, sexy, romantic suspense novel, and my first taste of Norah Wilson’s writing. I enjoyed her easy, comfortable way of storytelling, and the voice she gives to her characters, making them believable, quirky people I couldn't help...more
A very sweet and unique love story about a wealthy attorney who's afraid to let herself be vulnerable and a hard-boiled cop who's determined to protect her.

I really enjoyed this story. For one, the setting is different. New Brunswick, Canada? The differences between the U.S. legal system and the Canadian system was interesting to me, adding a bit of flavor to the story. I could tell the author knew her stuff. The detail she included is the kind that makes a story — and the characters in it —feel...more
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Surprisingly good!

I've found a new author and I didn't regret it!

This book was an entertaining read. Usually I like the hunky alpha male hero. In this book the hero was very realistic and neither hunk nor alpha. But he was very manly and a caring and responsible-minded kind of guy. I liked him a lot!

Suzannah has the name of The Ice Princess for her demeanor in the courtroom and her ability to shred the evidence of most cases she defends. The descriptions of her in the courtroom are wonderfully w...more
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

Suzannah Phelps is a formidable defense attorney, renowned for shredding the prosecution's cases. When she starts receiving frightening messages and evidence of a stalker, Detective John Quigley makes it his personal mission to provide protection as she's reluctant to rely on the cops who've been on the witness stand in front of her in court. That includes him moving in and "appearing" to be her lover.

I really enjoyed this story even though it had some issues...more
Guarding Suzannah by Norah Wilson is the 1st book in her To Serve and Protect Series. Suzannah Phelps is the beautiful and brilliant criminal defense attorney nicknamed the "Ice Princess" and "She-Rex" because of her ability to shred cops in witness stands. Her success rate at the courts comes with a price that sometimes leaves a feeling of discontentment deep within her rather than one of elation. Rich, sophisticated and the daughter of a judge who comes from a long line of judges, Suzannah is...more
Original review: Swept Away By Romance

Suzannah Phelps is a high profile and very successful criminal defense attorney in Fredericton, Canada. She’s made many enemies and the cops down at the precinct call her the Ice Queen, among other things.

For a while now she has been getting strange massages and little gifts left on her doorstep. Her stalker is very determined but Suzannah tries to ignore the obvious. The police don’t take her seriously, anyway. When Detective John Quiggley gets wind of Suza...more
Kristin Anders
How are the sex scenes?
Loved them for a reason I can't even tell you because it would be a spoiler. The first one if my favorite. Read it and you'll understand.

How are the storylines?
Liked those too. There's one main plot and all the focus is on the hero and heroine.

I have an author crush on Norah Wilson and will talk about it to anyone who will listen.

Four days ago I purchased Guarding Suzannah and have since finished the Serve and Protect series.

I really, really like this book.

Having been a...more
The first book in the Serve and Protect series by Norah Wilson. A wonderful romantic suspense in my most humble opinion. I read the second book,Saving Grace, in this series first. But it didn't harm the story in any way other than the fact I knew their story was next. This story is set in Canada and we get a glimpse into the Canadian judicial system. Suzannah Phelps is an attorney called Ice Princess, not affectionately, by the police. She has a bit of a problem in the form of a stalker. For obv...more
I couldn't connect with the book, not the writing, not the characters. I never found anything special in the heroine, I actually got annoyed with her, the hero too was just okay. He is a police officer, she is a hotshot defence attorney and they play for opposite teams, plus she comes from class and money while he is all average. She is being stalked but doesn't want to report it since cops don't look too favourably on her. I actually found the heroine snobbish and being a dog lover didn't like...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was good for the first half, then it really picked up in the second half. John is a great hero. He is a man's man, but not too domineering. He just wants to see Suzannah safe. He is a perfect gentleman until she shows him she's interested in more, and he's gentle with her feelings and insecurities. The mystery of the stalker really was a mystery. It was so well written that I had no idea until the villain was revealed. There were a few typos here and there, but not...more
This was a great 4 star read.

I adored our Hero Det. John Quigley . He was just such a regular guy, which was so refreshing. He had no tragic past, no dead spouse, no ptsd, no hidden dungeon, he did not break out whips and chains, or grow fur in the moonlight.

The heroine Suzannah Phelps, was a touch one dimensional, I just wanted more depth to her and some background as to why she was as she was, we only really got hints.

But, overall, it was a great 4 star read. Engaging story that kept my inte...more
This was surprisingly good! I shouldn't have been so surprised, a friend here at goodreads recommended it. This was fun, yet suspenseful too. The hero and heroine were immensely likable! I loved how their relationship evolved I really liked their interactions. And I got to know the secondary characters just enough to make me want to just right into the next book!
M.J. Fredrick
OMG, how I loved Quig! I didn't want this book to end. He was so sexy, the rumpled cop who nonetheless knew what he wanted, and fell for the Ice Princess who was Suzannah. I totally pictured him as Mark Ruffalo. A great, suspenseful read. I never would have guessed who done it!
As I’ve found with most genres, different people have different opinions about what it takes to fit into a particular category. Some believe any romance with a touch of suspense is enough, while other people think the suspense portion of a romantic suspense should get as much attention in a story as the romance portion, close to a fifty-fifty split like I found in "Guarding Suzannah." A reader who would never read a romance novel, but would read a suspense novel that has a romance as a major sub...more
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Suzannah is know by cops as She-Rex for her harsh questioning on the stand, is reluctant to report someone who is stalking her. Feeling that it would make her lose respect from the officers, she successfully keeps it to herself until John Quigley (Quigg to everyone) somehow figures it out and confronts her. After lots of arguing over her safety, Quigg convinces her to let him watch her back since she isn't too concerned about herself if she wasn't going to the police. So people won't ask a milli...more
Was I surprised! Never judge a book by its cover. I thought this was going to be a chick romance thriller that would be an easy read that I would enjoy. Not only did I enjoy it I couldn’t put it down and was totally engaged in it. Sure there was romance in it but the mystery/suspense part kept my attention and had me guessing. The suspense and development of the characters were great . The Ice Princess lawyer was described so well you felt you were in her closet with her and her shoes and you co...more
I read this series out of order. I read Needing Nita (Serve and Protect, #3.5) by Norah Wilsonfirst because it was free on Amazon. By reading a later book first and going back to an earlier book I can see the author's writing growth.

I enjoyed this book but not as much as I enjoyed Needing Nita. I did like the two main characters Suzannah and John Quigley. I also enjoyed learning about New Brunswick, Canada and its judicial system. It is refreshing and sexy to have a romance between a defense attorney and a crimminal detective. Yummy!

I totally love...more
Guarding Suzannah was a great story with enough character development and mystery to keep a reader wanting more. Quigg is an exciting alpha bent on ensuring Suzannah is safe without discounting the normally less obvious reasons why she could be in danger. I found myself thoroughly enjoying this read and appreciating the characters independently of their involvement with eachother. The writing is engaging, clear, and easy to follow. I will definitely be reading more from this author.
Should be subtitled: Just How Many Stalkers Does One Girl Need?

I really enjoyed this book and am glad it was suggested for me at the JD Robb group. It was sexy and engaging and had a nice little mystery/suspense theme. The main characters were complex and three dimensional and the suspense was good. Oh yes, and the sex/passion was great!

However, when the good, the bad, and the inept are all stalking the heroine, you have to wonder! LOL!!
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.25; 3 stars; B

This was a good book by a 'new to me' author. I enjoyed the two main characters and, of course, the homely mutt, Bandicoot.

One thing I really enjoyed about this book was the fact that the story took place in Canada. Subtle differences in the legal system (from the more commonly used American system) just made it feel that much more real to me.

I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
Apr 14, 2011 Laura rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Laura by: Pamela Clare
I really liked this one! I'm glad that I decided to read it, I really enjoyed the characters Suzannah had the perfect blend of vulnerability and strength, and John (Quig) was just perfect for her. The characters had strong personalities, and I most definitely didn't see the ending. I guessed the perp, but how the perp is discovered, I definitely didn't see coming. Wonderful read.
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
I thought this bk was ok. The romance had a nice slow natural build and the suspense was good enough to keep me interested. It also threw in a nice little twist at the end that i did not see coming. Sooo i guess 3 stars is good enough imo.
On to the next Book!!:)
For some reason, I always end up reading a series out of order. It must have something to do with the fact that the 2nd one of this series is free :).

I loved this first book in the Serve and Protect Series. I did find the main female character, Suzannah a little annoying, but most strong pigheaded stubborn female characters are a bit annoying.

The plot is especially thrilling and has you continuing to read no matter how much you tell yourself it's time for a break.

Great round characters, great...more
Didn't care for the heroine at all. Hero was a little bland. Lots of grammatical and punctuation errors. At best, a 2 star read.
I just dont get the heroine. I give.

So very good. Another great series.
3.75 Stars. Tough one. I liked. Really. The writing is very good, dueling view points and well spaced, well paced and overall a good story line. Great side story with the dog. Romance was good, with a nice build up, lightly steamy. I loved that John found Suzannah's haughty and high society attitude a facet to her beauty and intrigue, not wanting to change a thing about her but yet very subtly dominated over her strong personality. I liked it like I said, I think the author has a lot of potentia...more
Suzannah Phelps has earned the title "The Ice Queen" for her cold impassiveness on the stand as a criminal defense attorney. She is efficient, cool headed and detached. She shakes up cop's stories and makes them look like fools on the witness stand in an effort to seek wins for her clients. After working so hard to build a sterling reputation she will stop at nothing to protect it.

When detective John Quigly runs into Suzannah after a case, he notices a flash of fear in her eyes before she quick...more
Let me begin by saying this is the first novel I've read by Norah Roberts. I usually look up reviews on GOODREADS before I purchase a book. I bought the three "Serve & Protect" novels as a boxed set, always like a good deal!
Well Norah you did not disappoint! I was drawn to the main characters from the 1st page & was on the edge of my seat throughout the book, it may have been slow at times but I needed that after shall we say more "sensual" reading material, not Fifty Shades of Gray (ha...more
Lynn Aoude
Generic storyline:
-Girl has stalker
-Guy who has a crush on girl moves in, pretend to be her boyfriend (which later turns to reality), and protect her
-Series of close calls
-Supposed bad guy caught
-Real bad guy makes his move, hero arrives n the nick of time, saves heroine
-Hero & heroine have their HEA
As you can see, there is nothing new in Norah Wilson's book to add to the plot.

-Liked the hero, even though I thought he was a masochist to tolerate the heroine. In his shoes,...more
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Award-winning author of romance, Norah lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, with her husband, two adult children, Rotti-Lab X Chloe and Ruth, a geriatric rat.

In addition to writing sensual romantic suspense and paranormal romance, Norah also writes in the mystery and YA genres with writing partner Heather Doherty. The mystery is the cozy variety, not the thriller variety (they dare you to...more
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