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Every Breath You Take

(Redeeming Love #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  617 ratings  ·  171 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,
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
you know what I can never forgive and forget? Slut shaming women. Especially from a grown ass woman doing it to a teenager.. I really don’t care if the heroine is an abused raped victim, that doesn’t give her the right or excuse to slut shame women.. The same goes for you Authors and readers too.. I’ve seen many reviews calling women sluts and it makes me sick to my stomach.
I don’t know how many times I’ve repeatedly said this in my reviews. I will never root for a woman that do this.

To my dis
Spoilers ahead

I'm an absolute sucker for single parent romances, ESPECIALLY a single mother who's been through hell but is able to stand strong for herself and her child so given that this book should've been gold for me but the execution left a lot to be desired

Anthony the H was a darling, a non manwhore ,possessive, protective, bossy police detective who wanted nothing more than to take care of Shelby and her son. I'd have liked more interactions between him and Lucca but the few I got were be
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.75 Super Lowly & Tepid Stars

There were moments that engaged me in this book and I did want to see how things would work out. Now this should have been a sure thing for me, given it has one of my favourite tropes, but I just never found myself truly invested in the characters or the story. That being said what the heroine endured and survived shows how strong and fierce she is, although at times the way in which the author tried to depict Shelby's strength didn't always work as well as it could
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
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 suppor
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 hidd
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 smoking hot chemi
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Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love Shelby and liked her story even if the whole book was not as enjoyable as the first one. Too much of the mushy peas and screams around but... It was emotional and beautiful. So onto the book no 3!
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 n
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
I loved this one! It was so easy to give this a high rating just for the hero himself! This story has an amazing strength to it; the hero was a protector and no doubt an Alpha who knows what he wants and know how to get it.. or claim it, really while the heroine has an inner strength to her. She may have had a dark past but everyday, she pushed all her demons aside and took charge of her life. Both main characters clicked together. I love them as individual characters as well as I love them both ...more
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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
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
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
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
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 th ...more
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 characte ...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! ...more
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 w
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*** dea ...more
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: single-parent
Every Breath You Take is the second book in JE Parker's Redeeming Love series, and I really enjoyed it! I loved Shelby's spitfire personality, and how Anthony evened her out. She was a great mom to Lucca, despite everything that she had gone through growing up. Anthony was great with Lucca, too. I can't wait to read more in this series! ...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 lik ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexy, romantic, tumultuous
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 other ...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 frien ...more
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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 occasio

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Redeeming Love (8 books)
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  • 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)
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