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Witness Protection

(Witness Protection #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  400 ratings  ·  63 reviews
After witnessing an execution, a resourceful young woman attempts to disappear while being pursued by a hitman and a handsome federal agent.

Helicopter pilot, Jackie Remus, reluctantly agrees to go on a date with one of her clients, but her date is unexpectedly cut short when she witnesses a man being murdered. After narrowly escaping with her life, she is placed into pro
Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 8th 2015 by Copella Books (first published October 7th 2015)
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Holly Copella Hello, Marianne!
I'm the author of "Witness Protection". To answer your question honestly, my book doesn't have much to do with the actual working of W…more
Hello, Marianne!
I'm the author of "Witness Protection". To answer your question honestly, my book doesn't have much to do with the actual working of WITSEC. It involves a witness running from a killer and those who want to put her back into witness protection. You won't find much information of the actual program in my book. I hope this helps. Best wishes!
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Dawn-a very sensitive romance reader

This is my first romantic thriller and I will definately be reading more, especially by this author.

Thank you Trish for your awesome review of this book which compelled me to give it a try!

This is a great plot driven, action packed story with lovable 3 dimensional characters. I especially liked MC Jackie who was tough as nails, intelligent, sexy, and witty. What really made her character was the ever proper Holden who was her perfect match. They complimented each other perfectly. The
Romantic thriller w/ a seriously kickass heroine

That was amazing. The amount of romance is like 10% and all sex scenes were fade to black. So just stop reading now if you've lost interest.

But this heroine was seriously kickass! She fights and escapes the H like a freaking pro. I will say she always outwitted and SLIGHTLY emasculated the H. But I was okay with that! So many books where the H always has the upper hand or tries to control the h, it was refreshing to read about a woman who always sa
Michelle Strommen
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very enjoyable. Jackie was a kick butt character. This was funny and suspenseful. The chemistry between Jackie and all the characters was hilarious. So excited there are more books in this series.
Trish R.
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great read.. Kick-ass heroine..

Picture this: A guy walks up to you in a closed library, he’s handsome as all get out, he’s sweet and funny and you flirt with each other, he gives you his card and tells you to call if you ever need anything and you spend a few minutes having sexual thoughts about him as he walks away. A woman behind you sighs romantically and refers to him as “dreamy” (and I’m thinking this is the hero) and in a few minutes they’re both dead! What..The.. Hell? I absolutely hate i
Dani Digital Art
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The second book from Holly that I have the pleasure to read!
Action, suspense, adventure! Holly has built an universe of memorable characters, which makes you want to have them as part of your family. The main character does not lack anything, it's perfect! I couldn't stop to read, I ate this book! And I'm a proof that this book can be loved by women, mainly, decided and confident women. I just loved her main character Jackie, her bravery, courage, and always well written, fight skills. It's a de
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An action book that just won't quit!

Wow! This book was a stunner. Action and humor on every single page. I couldn't stop reading it.

Jackie is the pilot daughter of a Lieutenant Commander Navy Seal. He has certainly raised her right. She knows how to defend herself, said with a laugh. She witnesses a couple of murders ordered by the Governor.

Holden Falcone is the FBI agent sent to question her and place her in Witness Protection under the watchful eye of the U.S. Marshals. She escapes and he foll
Michele Cantrell
Meet Jackie Remus. She is a helicopter pilot and accepts a date with one of her clients. She goes to meet him and arrives early. Things begin to go horribly wrong. She sees an execution and is chased for execution because she saw what happened. She escapes, agrees to testify and goes into witness protection. But the safe house is breached. She takes off on her own and calls her father’s old friends for protection. Meet ex-Navy Seal Team Whiskey Tango Foxtrot . Ex- Seal team members, FBI and hitm ...more
Beverly Serfass
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holly COPELLA, keep on writing!!

This is one of my all-time favourite, by HOLLY COPELLA . THIS BOOK keeps you wanting never to put it down. Holly has you wanting to be in Witness Protection. I have recommend this book to my Friends and Family that read.
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It's full of action and fun. She's tough. Smart. Sexy. Holden is a boy scout. He's dogged in his chase. And very private about sex.. And her daddy's seal team..... More please.
Becky Claxon
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so exciting and kept me on my toes. I loved it! Jackie Remus flies the governor into an airport for a a meeting at the library that used to be his old governor mansion. He asks Jackie to meet her there at 9:00pm for dinner. She ends up getting there early and runs into Harris Benton and FBI agent who is going into the library. Jackie ad a librarian go by a secret room where they see the governor telling his henchman to kill Agent Benton. The thug shoots Benton, but Jackie is able t ...more
Evelyn Grabas
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic, fabulous, superb. The action starts in chapter one and doesn't stop until the very end. I can't remember if or when I have read such a gripping book. I had trouble putting it down even to make myself something to eat and was terribly sad to see it end.
The characters were stupendous. I loved Holden's description of Jackie as "Houdini with a black belt". It was most fitting and if you read the book you will agree that it perfectly describes her. Holden himself was great as the cold, und
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was very very cute. I plan on reading more by this author. Here's the good: There is a kick @ss heroine in this book. A few hot alpha males. A great storyline. And some extremely funny laugh out loud moments. It could have come across as cheesy, but it didn't. The bad: In the beginning when she sees the FBI agent Harris for the first time, they never introduce themselves to each other. The author immediately tells us his name. I had to flip back to see if I missed something. The same w ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I obtained this free e-book from Amazon and I am voluntarily writing a review. Jackie is the grown daughter of a widowed Navy Seal Commander. She is working as a private helicopter pilot an is currently flying the Governor to a fund raiser. Not into the rich socialite scene she declines and invite to the fund raiser but accepts an invite to dinner afterwards. Arriving a little early she witnesses the execution of an FBI agent ordered by the Governor and carried out by his second in command hitma ...more
Tracy T.
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a decent story. It kept my attention to keep listening. (audible review)

I liked Jackie a lot, she kicked butt, and had a lot of spunk. No crybaby heroine here. This wasn't much of a romance but that was okay.

The story line and plot was good. Fast paced, action, shootouts, fighting, murder and mystery. The story flowed very well from beginning to end.

As for the narration, it was very good. The narrator did a good job on the female voice and read with emotion. I would listen to him agai
Okay Story

I liked the story line and might read other books by this author. I have to be honest and say that I almost stopped reading after a few chapters because it seemed that the heroine “lusted” after each of the male characters she ran into and I didn’t know for sure whether or not the story would go beyond that premise. I ended up finishing it. There were quite a few repetitive phrases throughout the story that were rather annoying along with some other errors, but I kept reading.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned
I didn’t actually finish this one; I got tired of it and abandoned it. The story has a lot of potential; the plot seems clearly structured; but it just seemed to bog down in detail. The writing style was very awkward in places too. Examples: “ the front desk within the lobby...”. “...remaining three officers assailed upon him...”. “ out of the back seat from one of the cars.” “...usually never both.” These were numerous structural errors that should have been corrected in a good editi ...more
Minga Dotson
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A woman who has witnessed a crime and been placed into protective custody is almost killed several times while at safe houses decides she's better off on her own than where loose lips can get her killed.

After the FBI and the Marshals Service argue about who has custody of her she ends up with three Marshals guarding her, and they all end up dead just hours before the new shift is due to come on. There's a leak somewhere and the FBI agent involved is determined to keep her in his control.
Linda Goudreau
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good beginning series......

Holden and Jackie sure had a rough beginning. Meeting the rest of the crew at the end of the story did not give us enough info on them, wish we had had more. Ross and Zach, I think are going to my favorites. Such a good bunch of guys with Jackie added, awesome. Holly Copella , you write a good, action filled thriller. Glad I found you!!!!! Thanks, Amarillo Turtle
Will Decker
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What a KA heroine. And the supporting characters really support the action. Cleanly executed plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat while making you feel like you're an insider on the joke and the joke is on the bad guys. I just wish the hot romantic scenes had been half as well painted and choreographed as the action scenes, that would have made this book a real standout for me. But hey, that's just me.
Priscilla Cook
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story! Full non-stop action. One of those rare books that are hard to put down because you know your mind will keep you awake wondering what's next. The only negative comment would be that several actors were referred to by name, or "'so-&-so'said" but the reader has no reference to how the names were known. But there are only a few of these "where did they come from" moments and the story is good enough to pull you past this. ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never a dull moment!

I liked everything about this book. Well done! It’s one of the best mystery books that I’ve read in a long time! It was interesting and kept my attention, had just enough violence, just enough mystery, with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. I especially like how the witness could bring down even the toughest with her martial arts skills. Sad that I finished it...
Carol Simmons
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Book

This author is so talented in how this thriller was i produced to reader. Jackie is a terrific woman who learned well from her dead after and his SEAL team. Having Golden added to story and his relationship with Jackie added to storyline Zack and Monroe part of SEAL made book hard to put down. Will follow this talented author
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced suspense!

Fast-paced action and suspense follows our heroine from page one. With more than one hero, all tough and tender, they’re kept busy trying to keep the heroine alive. Sinister bad guys, a killer storm, and double-crossing good guys keep you guessing until the last page.
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t even know where to start! Awesome story! Jackie is a beautiful, sexy, super kickass witness that her dad’s retired SEAL team and the FBI are trying to protect. The bad guys are REALLY bad with contacts literally everywhere. This book has it all: great dialogue, cool plot, humor, romance, and a literally crazy, unbalanced good guy. You’ll love it!
Joy Lobel
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FANTASTIC!!!! ! SUPERB!!!!! ! ********

I absolutely loved this book. It shows how crooked some government officials really are and how careless the witness protection program actually may exist. This book is well written with clean love and at times so hysterical I laughed out loud. I want to read every book this author writes.
claudia ruddy
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Fun, fast-paced book. The heroine a helicopter pilot flying the governor around witnesses a murder. She is placed in protective custody which proves to be full of traitors. Soon she is fleeing from both the villain and the FBI. Luckily she is skilled and resourceful with very talented friends. Great read.
Jessie Mckissick
Not your "run-of-the-meal" FBI thriller

Holly Copella really hit this one. Jackie and her "Boys" bring a great plot and action with a little romance with her FBI Agent, Holden. Loved the fast pace and humorous twists
Greg Dixon
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Witness protection

A good read for people who are in to the series recommend highly can't wait for the next one of the series a really enjoyable read but quick shaping up to be a enjoyable series must read the next one of the series
PWA Allen
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast moving story about a governor who thinks he's above the law. Fast paced and interesting. Jackie is fluent in martial arts and is the only witness to the murders. I would have given it 5 stars however, she breaks loose from her captures so many times, it's just hard to believe.
Ashley Moxey
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not bad

This was a very nice book. It was not predictable and I found myself not wanting to put the book down. Few grammatical mistakes here and there but nothing too confusing. Would recommed it.
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