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Watch Over

(The DeLuca Family #1)

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Melanie Blythe has a house, a career, and a cat. She doesn’t need a man. But she isn’t the only one who’s noticed the gorgeous cop down the street. When her faithless cat prances home from the cop’s house with a note tucked in his collar, it might be the beginning of something beautiful…or it might be Melanie’s death warrant.
Detective Finn DeLuca is stuck at home recoverin
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 12th 2017 by Limitless Publishing, LLC (first published July 11th 2017)
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The Sassy Bookworm
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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descriptionWhat do you know two 5-Star cover rating from yours truly in the same week. I LOVE this cover. Great representation of the story. Great use of graphics. Excellent composition and typography. Bright and eye-catching colors. Fabulous job.description

descriptionI enjoyed this one for the most part. The writing was good. The pace was good. I LOVED the entire cast of secondary characters. This was one of those books with a close knit family type plot, and I can't wait to read more books featuring all of Finn's brothers a
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Anja H.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
*3 OKAY STARS*

Romance? Check.
Suspense? Check.
Meet-cute? Check.
When I read the blurb, I basically thought this would be just the book for me!
Unfortunately, everything apart from the meet-cute fell flat to me.

Melanie and Finn just weren't likable characters to me. Melanie is so insecure, naive and far too trusting (she basically trusts everyone but Finn) and a bit of a grey mouse to be honest. I liked Finn better, and even though I'm usually quick to fall in love with male lead characters, he just
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Dana-Adriana B.
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A cute romance story between Melanie, an artist and Finn, a detective. They are becoming friends when the same cat is visiting both at the same time.
Thank you Netgalley for this nice book.
Kate

According to Mel it’s all the cat's fault. I have one thing to say though and that is cats choose their owners and not the owner choosing the cat. The letters written between Melanie and Finn are a lot of fun especially written in the cat’s perspective.

Mel, Mel, Mel what is one to do with you, huh? She is so naïve when it comes to the big outside world and so trusting in other people. The cynic in me was rearing my head on every page. I liked her until she started acting as if she was in high s
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Anna
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2,5 stars
I voluntarily read and reviewed an copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via Netgalley

What a huge disappointment!
I really was about to DNF several times, but how it's a suspense romance I needed to know who was the "bad".

Hero: 2stars, and only because he was patient and sweet with heroine. He cheated on his last gf, he was condescending with heroine... Slut shaming here again

Heroine: 2 stars. Socially awkward, low
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Marianna
Mar 25, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner!

I will try to keep this review short, because I don’t really enjoy talking about books I didn’t like. And Watch Over was a total miss. I’ve been trying to find something positive about it that would save it from the 1 star rating, but I really can’t.

From the synopsis I thought Melanie would be an independent and strong willed woman, since “she doesn’t need no man” and all that. Well, that was a lie.

Melanie is an overly insecure
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Chrissy
Sweet Romance

I’d probably give this book 3.5 ⭐️ if I could.

This is the first book in a series about one family. This book works as a standalone and has a HEA.

This novel starts with one of the sweetest meetings I’ve read. Finn is a cop. He’s recently returned home after being in an accident and having to stay in rehab and with his family. He’s in a wheelchair and his family keep turning up to help him out, but at least he’s in his own bed.

Finn’s neighbour is a woman called Melanie. She inherited
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Coco.V
Oct 13, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Melanie Blythe has a house, a career, and a cat. She doesn’t need a man.

But she isn’t the only one who’s noticed the gorgeous cop down the street. When her faithless cat prances home from the cop’s house with a note tucked in his collar, it might be the beginning of something beautiful…or it might be Melanie’s death warrant.

Detective Finn DeLuca is stuck at home recovering from a hit-and-run accident, and has plenty of time to wonder about the woman two
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Heather Bass
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a contemporary romance with some suspense. This is the first book in the DeLuca Family series. This series is going to be amazing and I can't wait. This storyline drew me in the beginning and kept me on my toes all the way through. This book will have you addicted from the very first page. It only took me a full day to devour this amazing book.

Melanie Blythe just lost the woman that she admired since she was a child. She moved from Chicago to get a new start. Melanie finds a stray
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!

New author for me alert! I'd never heard of Amy Reece before this book but holy smokes this book was so so good. I love a good romantic suspense and Amy hit all my marks! Now that is how you start a series!

Watch Over is the first standalone novel in the DeLuca Family series and just wait until you meet Finn and Melanie... it was totally epic and Finn, he's one of those special guys. Sexy. Sweet. Suspenseful. Twisted. Intense. Fun. Their journey was everything y'all, just *sigh*.

It's a
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Book Him Danno
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Watch over me is a clean romance in the since that there is no graphic sex scenes but there is swearing.

Watch over me has the right amount of humor, romance mystery, family and love that will keep readers wanting more after they finish book one!

Amy Reece is able to create very likable characters who come to life as their lives are thrown together all because of a cat. The story has a very even flow that feels nautral as their relationship moves quickly though the story. This is a perfect book to
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Lara
Between 3 and 4 stars but I don't know if it's enough to round up So we'll leave it at 3 stars for now. I liked it.

The writing was well paced, with the plot and the romance each building well. I loved their meet cute. The anonymous messages via kitty collar was a fun set-up. Honestly, best part of the whole story. It's fairly clean. Yes, there's some language and the characters are having sex, but it's all off screen. Behind closed doors, so to speak. Not too sweet, but not steamy.

I liked Finn a
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Jenni Bishop
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Watch​ ​Over​ ​is​ ​the​ ​first​ ​book​ ​in​ ​The​ ​DeLuca​ ​Family​ ​Series​ ​by​ ​Amy​ ​Reece​ ​and​ ​is​ ​the​ ​first​ ​book​ ​I have​ ​read​ ​by​ ​this​ ​​author​ ​and​ ​boy​ ​did​ ​I​ ​enjoy​ ​it.​ ​I​ ​love​ ​a​ ​good​ ​suspense​ ​romance​ ​and​ ​loved​ ​the way​ ​Amy​ ​lead​ ​you​ ​along​ ​the​ ​twisted​ ​path​ ​to​ ​try​ ​and​ ​solve​ ​this​ ​dangerous​ ​mystery.
The​ ​way​ ​these​ ​characters​ ​first​ ​connected​ ​was​ ​a​ ​very​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​refreshing​ ​way​ ​to​ ​start​ ​the stor
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Sheena ☆ Book Sheenanigans

Rating: ★★✬☆☆ (2.5/5 Stars)
Title: Watch Over
Author(s): Amy Reece
Character(s):
Melanie Blythe: 24 years old, Brunette, Brown Eyed
Finn DeLuca: 29 years old, Black, Blue Eyed
Setting:
Tag(s): Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Content Rating:
POV: Third Person
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Favorite Quote(s): N/A
Overall Opinion:
Before we even get to the review I must see I nearly dropped this more a dozen times before I even finish reading the first chapter. The format for the ARC was driving me crazy and
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Mona Livsey
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cannot wait to read more, could not put this book down!
I love the way Author Amy Reece is able to put so much quintessential substance to all of her characters. The depth of each individual is what made this book so intriguing for me. The action and emotional connections make between characters for an amazing read. The family construct for both main individuals, only child for one and one of six siblings for the other is an eye opener for both sides. I recommend this to anyone who likes a bit of
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Elissa
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Watch Over by Amy Reece has great chemistry between her characters. I cannot lie, the book really drew me in with how her characters started communicating through letters that they would attach to a cat’s collar. The cat seemed to like hanging out with the man (Finn) in the morning for breakfast and then would wander over to see the woman (Melanie) after she was done. The humor in the letters made me actually laugh out loud a few times, which ultimately had my husband asking me what I was laughi ...more
Renee Entress
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, pain, twists & turns, suspense, and heartbreak.

This is Melanie and Finn’s story. Melanie is content with her life she has her own house, a career, and a cat. She knows a hot police officer lives down the street but she does not need a man. One day when her cat comes home with a note from that hot police officer things change. He’s a detective and is home recovering from a hit and run. As they get to know each other they
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Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, pain, twists & turns, suspense, and heartbreak.

This is Melanie and Finn’s story. Melanie is content with her life she has her own house, a career, and a cat. She knows a hot police officer lives down the street but she does not need a man. One day when her cat comes home with a note from that hot police officer things change. He’s a detective and is home recovering from a hit and run. As they get to know each other they
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Jennifer  Weeks
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a very cute story, one I did enjoy. This was also my first read by this author. I liked the plot a lot the hero was a cop, heroine a writer. Lived a few house a way and communicated through notes which a cat delievered. I felt like the angst and passion was to much of a slow build.

Finn and Mel had a love story I wish I can have one day, as well as a relatable one. I felt like it was relatable and well written. Had a nice pace to it wasn't rushed and well perpetuated. Some scenes had so
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Jenny Prose
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review for Watch Over
Book one of a 2 book series

5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was a wonderful love at first site with a fatal attraction twist story. And a cat that was sent to save the day. Finn and Mel are neighbors. They meet while Finn is home rehabilitating after being hit by a car. Mel has recently moved to the neighborhood after her Aunt has passed away and left her the house.
Jypsy
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Watch Over is a fun and engaging romance. It's typical of the genre. The addition of the cat gives it a little something extra. Fast read. If you like romance, you'll like it. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Sandra
Nov 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, own-it
Run of the mill contemporary romance with a hint of stalker and reasonably engaging characters.
Gale Albright
I loved this book to the extreme. It was exciting, full of mystery and romance too. Add in the fact there is a reference to someone from The Seer Series and I found it nearly perfect.
Alex (HEABookNerd)
WATCH OVER started out really strong with an adorable meet-cute between Finn and Mel but as the story went on I struggled to keep reading and eventually skimmed the last 25%. The writing is fairly simplistic (which isn't bad per se) but it felt a bit formulaic like the author was following a list of things that should be in a romance book. It was also pretty predictable and this removed all the tension that the suspense should have added.

On the good side, I liked both Finn and Mel as characters
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!

New author for me alert! I'd never heard of Amy Reece before this book but holy smokes this book was so so good. I love a good romantic suspense and Amy hit all my marks! Now that is how you start a series!

Watch Over is the first standalone novel in the DeLuca Family series and just wait until you meet Finn and Melanie... it was totally epic and Finn, he's one of those special guys. Sexy. Sweet. Suspenseful. Twisted. Intense. Fun. Their journey was everything y'all, just *sigh*.

It's a
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Abby
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed

To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I had really high hopes for this book.
There were many problems with this story but the most prominent would be Mel. She was a weak heroine and very underdeveloped. I found myself shaking my head at how weak and pitiful she was. I usually read books with strong characters, yet I still enjoy a Prince Charming coming to the rescue. But, even “Prince Charming” was a letdown.
I forced myself to finish this book because I love Amy Reec
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Christina
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was an okay book. I figured out immediately who was stalking Mel. And the reasons behind this was just beyond stupid. Especially when the medicine was put in Melanie's drink. Then, in the end, it was hurriedly wrapped up. I was also annoyed that most of the book was spent dealing with Melanie's relationship insecurities. So a college boyfriend cheated on her, that is not that serious where it stunted her emotional growth to that effect where she was suspicious of everyone's motives. I felt ...more
Kimberly
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Chantelle Smith
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Watch Over is book 1 in the DeLucas series, from author Amy Reece. This is my first book from this author, and defiantly won’t be my last. I cannot wait to see what other great stories this author gives us, and what else she will bring to this series. Can I point out one thing about this book, and it’s the front cover, normally I don’t really take any notice of the front covers it’s all about the synopsis but it was totally the other way around for me with this one. I was captivated by the cover ...more
Lauren
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it

This book is the first book of Amy Reece’s that I have read. Because of this, I wasn’t sure on what to expect. But I needn’t have worried because from page one I was hooked. I devoured this book in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked Melanie and Finn. I liked how they got talking and the chemistry between them. I thought they were a cute couple and wanted them both to be happy. The stalking in this book had me on the edge of my seat but I will admit that I figured out who it was withi
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