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Every Breath You Take

(Redeeming Love #2)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  406 ratings  ·  143 reviews
She's a sassy single mom...
He's a hardened homicide detective.


I'm a single mom with a past darker than coal.
I've endured a life of pain, escaped a monster, and survived hell.
Because of my past, the walls surrounding my heart are strong.

But those walls begin to crumble the moment I meet him...
Detective Anthony Moretti.

He's everything I've ever wanted,
Kindle Edition, 378 pages
Published February 22nd 2018
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Dilek VT
3,5 stars

"Redeeming Love" series have stand-alone books but the characters are a bunch of people that appear in all books. Therefore, it might be a better idea to read them in order to get to know all characters better.

Unfortunately, I skipped Book 1 because I am not good at second chance romance, being not an easily forgiving person, and started the series with Book 2. But now, seeing that Maddie and Hendrix are a lovely couple, I might change my mind and go back to read Book 1 – I don’t know,
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance lovers
I received an ARC for my honest review.

Oh my goodness!!! This was yet another awesome book by JE Parker. Ms Parker you just moved to the top of my list of favorite Authors. If I could rate this book higher, I would give it 10/5.

Two damaged souls. One last shot at salvation.

Where do I start? I will try to not reveal too much to spoil it for readers.
Shelby worked at a women's shelter for battered women and she was good at her job, especially with a certain homeless man. My heart just went out to
4.5 star rating

For the most part this novel held my attention. The hero distracted me from time to time, though, with his use of calling the heroine “baby” from almost the beginning after meeting her. I can handle insta-love just fine. But, his constant use of that endearment, turned me off. It was just a bit mushy gushy for me, especially since he’s this big dominating police detective. The story was suspenseful, however. The chemistry between the two main characters was on key. And, the
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Anthony and Shelby
He's a sexy as sin detective, working homicide & trying to clean up a bad PD, doesn't really do relationships, & meets her-suddenly he knows he's found forever, but he has to convince her and keep them safe....
She's had nothing but a hard life & pain in her past, her one true happiness is Lucca, working at a shelter to help others and her friend Felix. She meets him at the PD and her life turns upside down but she doesn't think she's worthy of him....
They have
Shelly Reynolds
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"You better be there, Shelby. Don't make me chase you, baby."
"What if I want you to chase me?"
"Then run."

What a great follow up to Every Moment With You! Hot, alpha man meets strong willed and sassy woman! Loved the snark between these two, but most of all, I loved the chemistry and the heat!

Shelby Mason is a strong-willed as they come. From the outside, she seems to have it all together. But underneath, she's falling apart. Single mom, trying to make ends meet, all the while trying to stay
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I read an ARC copy of this.

Let me begin by saying that J.E. Parker really knows how to write some books dealing with some messed up characters. I read the last book in this series. It took awhile to get things crazy. However, in this it got started off right away. I did enjoy the way that no matter how messed up Shelby was Tony was there for her. He refused to let her go. I thought that was a great thing for her. After reading the first two books in this series I can only imagine how crazy the
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelby been to hell and back. she stays strong for her son lucca she lives in fear that her past well catch up sooner then later. Anthony a new cop in town running from the pain of his past one look at Shelby and lucca and declares them his. as Shelby past catches up with her can he keep them both safe. Its a must read
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg...I love this book and will definitely read the rest of the series when it comes out and more by this author!
Shelby is a single mom with a horrible past. She is trying to get by and move on, if not for than for her son. She works at a battered women's shelter with some of her friends who have become family.
While trying to get the local police to help improved the area or at least get a patrol car to go through every now and then, she meets the new detective, Anthony.
Anthony is there to help
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy for an honest review..

Shelby and Anthony

We met Shelby in book 1 and I loved her in that one. She was a illiant side character to Maddie.. In this book with her as the lead I loved her even more. Shelby is feisty and sassy but she's had a hard past and is so vulnerable. I rooted for Shelby the whole way through this book and broke along with her when she was breaking.

Anthony is a new detective in town and is just the ma. Shelby needs. He's strong and protective and van
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelby has had a rough life but she tries to focus on the good. She has her son Lucca, her friends and her work at the women's shelter. She has no desire to be in a relationship with a man. She has no interest in putting herself in a vulnerable position. That is until she meets Anthony. A new detective in town, brought in to clean up the local law enforcement and totally smitten with Shelby. The more he sees her the more he is determined to make her his. Will Shelby's past rear its ugly head and ...more
Uhh, this book was so good that I’m struggling on how to write a review without giving spoilers cause there is so much I want to say, but need you to read it to understand where my struggle is coming from. Typically, I write reviews with no delay, this one has so many feels, thoughts and things that we hope to see in the future on secondary characters. OK, Here I go the best way I can to persuade you to take a chance and read this story and fall in love with these two damaged souls.
Shelby has a
Viki Pazdur
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! WOW! I can't think of any adjective to write to decribe how I feel about this book. I thought her book 1 was amazing, this book 2? WOW! JE Parker is a fantastic author. FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! I still have happy tears, prideful tears, tears on how proud I am of the main character Shelby, tears of this book is over, tears just rolling down my face. I have to talk about it to anyone who will listen. The book has every awesome character from the book 1 and I love that. Very great awesome ...more
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. I loved the banter back and forth from Sassy mouth and stud muffin. It had a twist or two and kept you not wanting to put it down. It was well written, had well developed characters and a great story line. Shelby was a strong person on the outside but had her demons on the inside she fought with daily. Anthony was drifting after the murder of his parents, when he landed a job. When him and Shelby met it was all sparks. Read the book and see what happens it it well worth ...more
Carol M
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
J.E. Parker writes a phenomenal story! From the beginning to the end of the story your pulled in and don't want it to end! I had so many different emtions as I was trading this book- laighyer,joy, sadness, and anger. These emtions are what kept me going till the very end of the book! I am so invested in the characters of this series that I can't wait for more stories to come! Make sure you get this as well as book one of this series!
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review
copy received for honest review
I read the first book in this series. I liked it and the characters, but this one surpassed it with flying colors. I knew from the moment I met Shelby, I would love her. This book had me hooked from page one. Shelby is a sassy, outspoken independent lady with a heart of gold. She suffered a lot in her past and it causes her some anxiety. Anthony is a alpha male with model good looks. He takes one look at Shelby and knows she is his. That includes her son Luca. He
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Review of Every Breath You Take by J.E. Parker

Shelby and Anthony - 4 Stars

This is a brand new to me author, and this is the first book I have had the opportunity to read her. There is another book that came before this, but at least both books are stand alone, even if they are set in the same place with characters that appear in each book. Definitely well worth the time to sit down and enjoy.

**Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**
Gina Burkart
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
wow this book is amazing and will keep u on edge with the steamy sex and alpha men that will have you wanting that man in your life.. the sassy chic and alpa man will have..
After meeting Shelby in J.E. Parker's debut novel, Every Moment with You i've been dying to get my hands on her story. I had a feeling that it would be epic and I was NOT disappointed. After reading the blurb for Every Breath You Take I had a feeling her story (as much as I wanted it) would be hard on my heart. I was right. I won't post any spoilers but i'll tell you this - prepare. I cried, I screamed and I cried some more. We all know life isn't fair for anyone but Shelby was handed a s*** ...more
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was an amazing read.

Shelby’s story was a story worth telling. After seeing her character in the first book I knew there was a great story there as to her background and this book did not disappoint! It had twists and turns that I was not expecting but they were great ones! Shelley deserved her happily ever after and I’m happy she got it!

I love grandmama and hope she stays in the series. She sure is one crazy old biddy! ;)
Angie Flanagan
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Another amazing book by J.E. I loved every minute of it!! I love how it intertwined with the first book too!!! Talk about an emotional rollercoaster from the first book, and it was brought right over into this one! LOVED IT!!!! Shelby is a strong woman that's for sure!! And I loved the Anthony was strong enough to handle her. Lucca is very lucky to have both of them in his life! It did take me a bit to read only because I was on holidays, but if I hadn't been, I would have read through it in ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tumultuous, sexy, romantic
There's surviving, and then there's thriving. Shelby has survived but now she's finding her place in life to give her son the best life possible away from everything that could harm him. She's committed to making his future one where he can thrive. Along the way she's also committed to providing safety and peace for others that have survived like she has. And if she can find a way to thrive on her own? Well, it'll take a miracle to heal her and give her the security and freedom she affords ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every Breath You Take is the second book in the Redeeming Love series, and while it can be read as a standalone, I really recommend reading Every Moment With You (Book 1) first, because while it showcases a different couple, they tied in from Book 1. WIth that being said, I'll get on with it. This is Shelby's story, who was introduced in Book 1, and she also became Maddy's best friend. She's finally moving on from the nightmare past that she barely survived, living as a single mom with new ...more
Space Cowgirl
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Protecting What's His

Adult Romantic Crime Novel
Still stuck in her own nightmare from a knife attack when she was sixteen, now twenty-four year old Shelby Mason has moved away with her two year old son Lucca. She now works as a women's advocate at a battered women's shelter in Toluca. The nightmares follow her there, along with her attacker's words, " I'll find you where ever you go, you can't escape me! "

The area around the shelter is a magnet for meth dealers and pimps. They hang around the
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such an emotional roller coaster, but the romance part of this book is actually the one steady thing. New guy in town finds himself attracted to the little spit-fire of a women he meets when she comes to the police station to make a complaint. That spit-fire with a take no prisoners attitude is that way for a reason. She's gone through enough in her 20 something years to last a lifetime. He wants her to let him into her heart, but after everything she has gone through, she's sworn off men. While ...more
Sierra Clothier
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the continuing story of a group of people in rural Georgia who have ups and downs with family and friends. Southern charm and sass is everywhere, as they navigate love and drama in the small town. This book centers on Shelby, who also works at the Women's Shelter, and Anthony, the NY Detective who relocates to their area. Anthony can't help but become instantly smitten with the strong single Mom that seems to have a rough background. And Shelby works hard to push the loyal, dominant ...more
Cassie May
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog
This book was over the top in every way you can think of. The Insta-Love. The Alpha males. The surprises. The twists and turns. The end. It. Was. Glorious.
But let me start from the beginning. This book is the second book in the Redeeming Love Series and can be read as a standalone, even though I am totally going to pick up the first book, to learn more about the other characters and their fates that were mentioned in the book. Don’t worry, if you
Gwen Wisdom
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are only a few books that I have ever read where as soon as I was done with it I couldn’t wait to pick it up and read it again right away. Every Breath You Take is exactly that type of book. Since it is the second book in the series I wasn’t sure that it would even come close to being as good as Every Moment With You, and boy was it ever! I wish that it were possible to give more than 5 stars! I can't wait to see what this amazing author has in store for us with her next book.
This is
Joanne Bulmer
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I loved this book more than the first one, but then again Shelby was my stand out character from book 1, I warmed to her instantly. It is a little darker than book 1 and deals with some upsetting issues, but its handled brilliantly. I did notice that people seemed to get off things easily in the eyes of the law, but I happened to be rooting for those characters at the time and its also a work of fiction, so all is forgiven. It didn't distract from the story in any way.
This book is Shelby's
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book as provided by Hidden Gems.

Loved this book! Shelby and Anthony (and Lucca) were fantastic together. When they met, it changed both of them in unexpected ways. Shelby began to believe she might find happiness and Anthony started to see a future for himself. I was so intrigued by Shelby’s story that at some points I was angry and disgusted with her mother and her actions. I became a bit too invested (according to my family) as I was talking out loud to
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Another beautifully written story from the Redeeming Love Series. One which I couldn’t put down!!

I fell in love with Shelby in Every Moment With You, but after reading the full story of this sassy woman, my heart was bursting with so much more for her!
If she was a real person, I’m pretty sure I’d have a serious girl crush!!! (Who am I kidding I think I already do!)

We meet Anthony in this book. A detective who has recently moved to the town. And as soon as these two meet little do they know
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J.E. Parker is an American romance author who was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. A southern belle at heart, she’s addicted to sweet tea, Cheerwine, and peach cobbler.

Not only is J.E. married to the man of her dreams (albeit a total pain in the rear), she’s also the mother of a herd of sweet (sometimes), and angelic (only when they’re sleeping) children. Despite their

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Redeeming Love (8 books)
  • Every Moment with You (Redeeming Love #1)
  • Every Promise You Made (Redeeming Love, #3)
  • Every Tear You Cry (Redeeming Love #4)
  • Every Time We Touch (Redeeming Love #5)
  • Every Wrong You Right (Redeeming Love #6)
  • Every Kiss You Steal (Redeeming Love #7)
  • Every Sin We Erase (Redeeming Love #8)