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Safe Guard

(The DeLuca Family #2)

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Hugh DeLuca wants to settle down and start a family. But the only woman he wants—the one he can’t get out of his mind—doesn’t seem the family type.

She’s Christine Hart, a tough-as-nails police detective, and she happens to be investigating a mob murder at one of his construction sites.

As Chris’s feelings for him start to show, Hugh struggles to keep his distance. He’s
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Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Limitless Publishing LLC (first published August 31st 2017)
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Coco.V
Jan 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
Hugh DeLuca wants to settle down and start a family. But the only woman he wants—the one he can’t get out of his mind—doesn’t seem the family type.

She’s Christine Hart, a tough-as-nails police detective, and she happens to be investigating a mob murder at one of his construction sites.

As Chris’s feelings for him start to show, Hugh struggles to keep his distance. He’s afraid the savvy cop will break his heart, that she’ll choose her career over him—or
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Shaly
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: amy-reece
**ARC RECEIVED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**

Damn, I want to say that I enjoyed this book as much as book one but sadly this fell a bit short. I feel like we get this big mobster execution murder from like thirty years ago, we get all the mystery, muss and fuss pertaining to the investigation and then BAM...its over! Nothing big happened, nothing exciting, just arrests after the FBI handed over the murderers information to local police, something they were blatantly sitting on for who knows
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Sassy Southern
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
We're introduced to Chrissy and Hugh in book 1, and I was eager to read their story. Chrissy came off as a tough detective in book 1, and it was so awesome to see her soft side with Hugh. Make no mistake, this career driven female will bow down to no one, but when forced with a choice between love and her career, she feels she has made the worst decision of her life. She's come a long way success wise, but knows Hugh and her have a connection on a very deep level. I loved how caring and consider ...more
Renee Entress
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 star

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

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Watch Over (The DeLuca Family Book 1)

This is Christine and Hugh’s story. Christine is a police detective that takes her job very seriously. She is investigating a mob murder at Hugh’s construction site. Hugh wants Christine but he is really to settle down and have a family and does not think she is ready for that. As t
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Anie
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Received from Author in exchange for honest review

I liked the first book in the series (Watch Over), this one, for me, lack the charm of the first one.

Oldest brother of the DeLuca family likes his younger brothers partner. And she likes him. He is afraid her new case will be to dangerous.

The romance... was a bit to fast and easy... in my opinion. I like when people have to struggle a bit, to get together. I didn't like the characters, the didn't stand out and weren't that memorable.

I wish there
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Jenny Prose
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review for Safe Guard by Amy Reece.
Review by Jen M.

4⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Safe Guard was a delight to read. You were able to see into the souls of Hugh and Chrissy, and the love they had for each other. The importance of family and truth.

While Safe Guard was a good book it did lack the suspense in the plot that Watch Over book one of the series had.
Coral
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Plot: 3/5
Characterisation: 4/5
Prose: 3/5
How much I enjoyed it: 3/5
Maddy's Reading
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am loving this series so much!!! The DeLuca family is amazing and have so much potential for sexy stories, I am buzzing with anticipation!!
This is Hugh's story. He's the oldest of all siblings and a protector. He's been crushing on Chrissy, his brother Finn's partner for some time now but having had a bad relationship is wary of taking the big step.
Chrissy is a detective, woman in a man's world and basically a badass. When her long time crush Hugh finally opens up the bridge, their a relation
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Jennifer - You Can't Resista Dirty Book
3.5 Stars
Safe Guard is the continuation of the DeLuca family novels. Here we follow Hugh and Chrissy's story.
Hugh is the eldest and understandably the over-protective type having 5 younger siblings. These are traits that run deep in all the DeLuca men but especially in Hugh. He met Chrissy when his brother Finn was laid up in hospital with a broken leg and has felt drawn to her ever since. These feelings however are in no way one sided and Chrissy cannot resist the tall good looking DeLuca male
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Jennifer Pierson
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in The DeLuca Family, which is Hugh's story. He's the oldest sibling who has strong protective instincts. Hugh has a thing for Chrissy, his brother Finn's partner, and finally acts on it. And Chrissy has had a crush on him for a while, so they embark on a relationship. All is going well, until Chrissy and Finn's new case puts them in danger. Hugh starts to become to protective, even putting her job on the line, and Chrissy isn't happy at all. He finally decides he will le ...more
Indie Wish List
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sadie-s-favs
Safe Guard is the second novel in The DeLuca Family Series and so far my favorite. I really enjoyed Amy Reece’s first book in the series, Watch Over, but Hugh stole his little brother Finn’s thunder. 

I wish all men were like Hugh. He was so protective, attentive, and just plain devoted to his Chrissy. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his girl. I honestly think he’d walk over hot coals while chewing glass if that’s what it would take to make Christine Hart happy. He was so strong yet vuln
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Brandy Roberts
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really loved the first book in the Deluca family but only liked Safe Guard I couldn't really get into it but over all I did enjoy some parts . Was looking forward to Chis and Hugh's story from the way they would look at one another in Watch Over if you haven't read it I suggest that you do but it can be read as a standalone . I respect the fact that Chrissy or chris is a detective she's just awesome good at her job doesn't back down from challenges great heroine . Hugh is a likable hero but at ...more
Sam
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
**ARC RECEIVED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**
I really enjoyed the first book in the series and had quite high expectations for this one. I felt like it started really well, the characters' realtionship was moving along, the 30 year old murder investigation was building the tension and I was totally caught up in the story. So much so that at one point I stopped reading and put it down for the night becuase I thought something bad was going to happen and I didn't want to know.

Of course I pick
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

Amy Reece was new to me when I signed up for Watch Over, book one in this suspenseful new series. I love a good book that keeps me guessing, on my toes and the edge of my seat and Reece nailed all of those with this latest standalone novel.

Safe Guard was so freaking good! A sexy, suspenseful, twisted, fast-paced, dangerous, and intense romance... these two had me hooked by the end of the very first chapter. Christine "Chris" and Hugh were magnificently penned, giving me that slight push
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John
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was all about second, third and even fourth chances for its characters to get their love and personal lives together. The main character had a major flaw in his character of over-protectiveness, which extended to not only his immediate family, but also to the people he loved, which of course caused nothing but problems. It also had a detective storyline going through it as two of its characters were state police detectives. I liked how Amy Reece develops her characters and intertwines ...more
Stacy
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have fallen in love with this series. It has everything I love about a romance book. There is love, murder and mystery, and most of all a sexy alpha man that you instantly fall in love with. Hugh DeLuca is one fine specimen of a man. Once I started on Hugh and Chrissy's story, I could not put it down. I felt that this book was well written and I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, and I was especially happy to see Hugh and Chrissy get the HEA they deserved. It was a whirl wind romance that left ...more
Sallie
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Relationship lesson...

Not going to lie, this novel wasn't as good as the first book. It was more a relationship lesson than anything.
We meet big brother Hugh in the first novel of the series. He is a mystery but it was clear he had a crush on Chrissy, Finn's partner.
Chris is a tough bird, not because she is a detective but because she doesn't put up with crap.
These two make perfect sense, however Hugh keeps screwing up the relationship.
It's a little harder to get into their story. It lacks f
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Sherry
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm so glad I discovered this author! Thoroughly enjoying the DeLuca family series! A hot, sexy, romance with a mix of mystery, action, and suspense, along with humor, heartbreak and angst make this a great read. Hugh and Chris, or Chrissy as Hugh calls her, are great together and after they get past fighting their attraction to each other they get their HEA. This story is just full of great characters and I love each member of the DeLuca family! Can't wait to read more of the big, loving, loyal ...more
Lisa Eiff
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cops, drama, mystery, romance
I really enjoyed reading this novel. I was able to enjoy getting tangled in with the relationship of another DeLuca brother and his brother's partner on the force. There are lots of ups a downs, a sidecar ride-along mystery that is being investigated, and a few surprises along the way. No explicit scenes were written in this book...if anyone is romantically involved...it's just alluded to. I like how this author keeps it behind closed doors.
Emily Dickson
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read with Chrissy and Hugh. It was great to learn more about both of these characters and I loved how strong Chrissy was and yet had a soft side for Hugh. At times I would of liked to strangle Hugh when he was being an overprotective male. The story was great with some action and lots of chemistry between the two and an HEA. Although this is the second in this series it can be read alone but the first book was great too!
Wendy Livingstone
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in this amazing series, and is Hugh and Christine’s story. Christine is a tough police detective, and when she is called into one of Hugh’s construction sites, when a body is found, the chemistry between these two is smouldering.
I really enjoyed this story, but it just did not grab me and enthral me like the 1st book in this series did, nevertheless, this is an enjoyable read. This author is one of my favourites, and I recommend her work for all readers. Great work Amy!
Slb
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another very good romance suspense. well written and good story and plot lines. At 40%-plus the Big M shows up. Racheting a few characters fear up and male aggression action. The twist is a male that needs to enter therapy to handle his girlfriend's career. Very full plot. Very sweet, sensitive, romance. Angst and willingness to go for it because of mutual respect. Again a satisfying read with happy ending.
DeLuca Fam means love,family,loyalty,caring and Big M.
Slb
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DeLuca Fam means love,family,loyalty,caring and Big M. Needs
Another very good romance suspense. well written and good story and plot lines. At 40%-plus the Big M shows up. Racheting a few characters fear up and male aggression action. The twist is a male that needs to enter therapy to handle his girlfriend's career. Very full plot. Very sweet, sensitive, romance. Angst and willingness to go for it because of mutual respect. Again a satisfying read with happy ending
Brandi
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
How could you not love the covert shy flirting between Hugh and Chrissy in the first book? I was excited to dive in and read this story. They are perfect for each other. Books that follow a family like this series is my weakness especially when each story is new and progressing forward. I liked that while he wanted to be a protector Hugh knew they Chrissy could hold her own. Bob the dog was the cutest. I really liked this book! On to the next.
Vanessa Lawford
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hugh and Chrissy's story was aa captivating as Mel and Finn's.
I cannot wait to read more of the DeLuca family.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review by Sweet Treats Book Blog.
Jackie
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a book. Hugh wants to settle down but only with Christine. She’s not easy to catch. Just loved this second book in the series. Received a free book.
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