Someone to Watch Over Me
Leigh Kendall is relishing her stellar Broadway acting career in her marriage to Logan Manning, scion of an old New York family, when ...more
“Of course I believe in fate." She smiled at that, so he continued lightly, "I believe you were meant to give that knight to me. You were meant to be my beacon."
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!!!!!!! One of the best books I have ever read!
We start the story with Broadway actress Leigh Kendall waking up in the hospital after being in a car accident on her way to meeting her husband, Logan Manning, at a secluded mountain cabin. And from there you get flashbacks, a bit of her life with her husband...more
This brilliant author just has it! She can write a book that reads like a movie and there are never any uncomfortable reading pauses... her style is flawless. "Someone to Watch Over Me" was filled with grand surprises, grand adventure and out of this world love. From page one you know you're in for a delicious ride.
"Michael watched her walk away. Did he mind waiting an hour for her?
Not at all.
He'd been waiting years for her."
There are two things you need to know about this book
1. I would classify this as crime fiction not romance
2. There are essentially two main characters. We read Leigh's story but in between you'll read just as much about Sam (the female detective who is assigned to the case)
Before I started reading this I had mixed expectations. The reviews for this book hardly provoked any excitement but because it was Judith ...more
My only advice to whoever reads this review is to be flexible, casting aside other's comments, and producing your own true opinion of this book. I did it, and it I was able to see ...more
What can I say? As a novel, as piece of romance, as a stab at social and criminal justice, Judith McNaught's Someone to Watch Over Me has all my heart and soul. It's difficult to ...more
This is a murder-mystery and two love stories - many people complain about that in novels, but I actually liked it in this book. The heroine, Leigh, is a famous actress, works in NYC on Broadway. Her husband has gone ...more
It starts off as a mystery with Broadway star Leigh Manning severely injured and in hospital with no idea about her vanished husband Logan Manning. Both are highly successful in their respective careers and have had a perfect marriage. Or so Leigh thinks.
At this point a business associate of her husband, a mysterious billionaire with a highly ...more
What can I say, it's a McNaught. I love her work. She may be formulaic, but she does write a good story that kept me entranced and racing through the pages. A woman's life is turned upside down and threatened and from the background comes her white knight to save the day.
McNaught always has her underdog and in this case, the love of this good woman has sustained ...more
The trouble with this book is that it isn't a romance. Oh, there are some couples getting together, but it's basically a mystery novel. And I don't want to ...more
This book could easily be a movie. It also plays out as a movie in your mind as you read it.
There are a few twists and turns that keep you guessing. The only downside is that it's not presently available as an ebook.
I liked the book even more this time - 11 years since I last read it!
Why 2 stars, then? Because this is an abridged version and missing the secondary romance between McCord and Sam. McCord is the hotshot lead investigator assigned to the Logan murder case and Sam is the newbie cop who is put in his team.
I specifically picked this title for my oldies reread because I recall liking the secondary romance very much. If you've never read this book ...more
Just finish this novel. And what can I say is, not so romance.
Really slow but full of suspend. U can't to guess who is the killer. Everyone in this novel would be a killer and Logan always be an innocent victim. But, but, but... So pitty for Leigh.
I always love Judith Mcnaught's romance unfortunately not in this novel. After 70% of this novel, I enjoyed the story.
Pst... I can't imagine how Valente looks like if he come alive. He so special to me. Good job for this author ...more
I love love love Michael Valente!
That said, this book pushed me beyond "willing suspension of disbelief" into "oh, please, make it stop". The book opens with a lengthy description of Leigh's devotion to her husband, how ...more
This book reads like a movie. Yeah, That's true. However, when the "big reveal" occurs, the scene that follows is so much like a screenplay for a movie that it's ridiculous. (view spoiler)[ When Jane is about to kill Leigh, the ...more
Usually there is a grevious misunderstanding between the main couple in the story but this time the misunderstanding is between the police and the ...more
The characters were likeable and well developed. ...more
Some of the most unkind, judgmental people I've ever known go to church every Sunday and read the Bible. I don't know how some people are able to disassociate their own cruelty and shortcomings from their religious obligations and convictions, but many are able to do that.
Everything wrong I've ever done has always seemed like the right thing to do at the time.
Anger is nothing but self-inflicted torture.
- Michael ...more
There are moments in the novel that have stayed with me. That, in my opinion, is the true testament of a book.
Leigh is the hurt heroine and Michael sweeps in and takes care of her. I loved the scene where he is sits in the living room, while she is recuperating in the bedroom, unaware of his presence. But he stays just to ensure her safety.
Even the secondary characters were ...more
It showed his POV more in the relationship, which made him one of my favorite heros.
Not so much angst as I am used to from Mcnaught in their relationship, that was a nice change.
There are few writers that can tell a story like JM.
I LOVE MICHAEL VALENTI
I got this book as a birthday gift, and decided to read it right away..
This book is amazing.. I enjoyed it a lot!!
Eventhough some people told me they found the investigation parts boring, I dont agree at all.. There was nothing boring about this book..
Did I mention that I love Michael Valenti? ...more
Judith McNaught is a #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author, with more than forty million copies of her novels in print, in over eighty countries and more than thirty languages. She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station. McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical ...more
I don't know how some people are able to
disassociate their own cruelty and shortcomings from their religious obligations and convictions, but many are able to do that.”