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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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Published (first published July 11th 2017)
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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 and
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Kate's Corner

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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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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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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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
Tracy- OMGReads
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute and catchy, Watch Over was a great story. Finn and Mel meet under the most adorable circumstances. It hooked me, I had so much fun reading and didn't want to put it down!

Finn is police officer recovering from an accident. Melanie is his neighbor. She's a bit of a loner, being new in town, and a bit nervous to start a relationship. She overthinks a lot.

It went on to have a bit of mystery and intrigue. There's palpable chemistry between the hero and heroine. The story is paced well, and the
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Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
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 t
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Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
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 t
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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.
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Sabrina The Trash Queen
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Completely loved the romance in this book.
Finn and Mel are perfect for each other, true soulmates.
The writing is amazing and easy to read.
The plot was wonderful to read, and I adore that was the cat that brought them together.
I will definitely be reading more books of Amy Reece.
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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Chantelle Smith
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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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Angela
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Watch Over is the first book in The DeLuca Series by Amy Reece. This is a really fantastic romantic suspense, with mystery, danger, action, an unhinged stalker, humour, and a little violence.
Melanie Blythe is a graphic designer by day and a romance writer by night. She is fairly new to the town, but has everything she needs- a job she loves, Fluff- the dog, CJ her adopted cat, and a nice home in a great neighbourhood. Melanie had a relationship that ended badly a few years ago, and ever s
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Indie Wish List
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is… wow! I was hooked from the first page and read the book in one sitting. I really enjoyed Amy Reece’s new novel Watch Over

It all started with a cat…

Melanie aka Mel really came into her own during this book. She was a reclusive, shy, and ultimately very lonely woman. I think she would’ve stayed that way if Finn hadn’t sneaked his way into her life. She was lost and didn’t know it until Finn found her and broke her out of her shell. 

Finn was a great hero. He was patient, kind,
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Emily Pennington
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Melanie wasn’t a cat person, nor a dog person, but fate brought one of each into her life. And it was the cat’s fault that her life was turned upside down. The little “guard dog”, Fluff, had allowed the cat to come through the doggie door without challenge. Since the cat continued coming back, she bought a collar and tag for it and named it Cooper. The next day, Cooper returned with a humorous note in the collar, introducing the new neighbor two doors down. The two of them continued writing the ...more
Emily Pennington
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Melanie wasn’t a cat person, nor a dog person, but fate brought one of each into her life. And it was the cat’s fault that her life was turned upside down. The little “guard dog”, Fluff, had allowed the cat to come through the doggie door without challenge. Since the cat continued coming back, she bought a collar and tag for it and named it Cooper. The next day, Cooper returned with a humorous note in the collar, introducing the new neighbor two doors down. The two of them continued writing the ...more
Laura Furuta
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Watch Over (The DeLuca Family Book 1)
By: Amy Reece
5 out of 5 stars

The story Watch Over (The DeLuca Family Book 1) by Amy Reece is a romantic suspense book. It tells the story of Melanie Blythe and Detective Finn DeLuca. Their first introduction to each other was quite unusual and brought a smile to my face. When they actually meet face to face I knew they are attracted to each other. From there I enjoyed reading about how these two interact. Melanie is a woman that has a career and a passion to
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Bobbi Wagner
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Watch Over (The DeLuca Family Book 1) by Amy Reece is romance suspense story that will pull you in from the first word until the very last. This story will make you laugh, feel compassion, mystery and suspense. This is my first story by this author and I fully enjoyed her writing style and her incorporation of animals has a healing source was great. I enjoyed these characters as they are connectable and true to life. They will pull you into their story and take you on a roller coaster ride of ev ...more
Liz
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
“It was the cat’s fault.”
Melanie had everything she needed, her career writing romance novels, her home, and her dog, she did not want or need anything else. Then one-day CJ the cat showed up in her house. Even though she wasn’t a cat person she felt bad for her and took her in nursing the cat back to health. Then the cat leads her to her handsome neighbor just a few doors down. Finn is a police officer recovering from a hit and run accident and has been watching Melanie to pass time while he h
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Ashleigh
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Watch Over by Amy Reece is the first book in The DeLucas series. A romantic suspense novel, we see the story from two POV’s; Melanie and Finn’s. I didn’t really know what to expect with this book but the blurb pulled me in straight away. This is one of those reads where I really didn’t see what happens coming and once it happened, I found my eyes couldn’t keep up with how fast I wanted to read!

Melanie immediately made me fall in love because of her love for her pets, Fluff and the adopted Coope
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story all started with a cat! Yep, a cat! (That's my favorite part being a huge cat lover, and rescued kitties are the BEST!) Melanie Blythe is a very shy woman, who keeps to herself, but when her aunt got sick, she came to take care of her. Unfortunately her aunt died, leaving Melanie with a dog, and a house, where a cat adopted her. Well this sweet little cat traveled to another house containing a hot man, named Finn. This started a passing of notes that made both of their days better. Wh ...more
Katie
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Watch Over
By Amy Reece
5 stars!

I really, really enjoyed this book! I thought that the author had such an engaging writing style – to be honest any book that includes a cat is a winner for me! I just loved those first few chapters where Mel and Finn knew each other as Nice Man and Nice Lady! It really was a super cute story! The writing was really good and was so easy to read. I don’t think I put the book down once. It flowed really well and had a great pace to it. I instantly fell in love with bo
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Debi
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Watch Over (The DeLuca Family Book 1) by Amy Reece

5 Stars only because I can't give 10..

**Sigh** I seriously did not want this book to end! From page 1 till then end I fell harder and harder for this author's writing style. This storyline was in my opinion, perfection! I can't believe I haven't read any of this writer's work till now, but I plan to remedy that A.S.A.P.

The first chapter of this book was so amazing, CJ Catson performing homing pigeon duties and the messages that were sent was just
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Martha
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LOVE THESE CHARACTERS!!

Watch Over (The DeLuca Family Book 1) by Amy Reece is a mystery romance. I love this couple!
Melanie Blythe has inherited all her Aunt’s belonging including her dog. She is never considered herself an animal person but now she is crazy about Fluff. Melanie is also very curious about the neighbor two doors down from her house.
Detective Finn DeLuca has been stuck at home because of an accident that he got into and all he was doing was trying to stay healthy. The last people
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Brandy Roberts
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Watch over by Amy Reece had me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen also a little hesitant , from the first page I fell for the hero and heroine the way they meet and get to know one another was done in such a unique / adorable way couldn't get the silly grin off my face . Melanie/ Mel and Finn found each other or should I say an quirky cat brought them together when they both needed someone one is trying to get through the loss of a loved one and the other is recoveri ...more
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 story. The tale of Finn and Melanie is a cleverly woven story that is as humorous as it is heartbreaking. It is a romantic story full of my
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Amy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She believes red wine, coffee, and chocolate are the elixirs of life and lead to great inspiration or possible great delusion. She is the author of The Seeker Series and The Way to Her Heart. Stay tuned for her newest book, Watch Over, a contemporary romantic suspen ...more
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