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Life hasn’t been kind to Harper Evans.

The small-town gossip about her dead dad and drug-addicted mother has taken its toll. But when her mother is admitted to a long-term rehab facility a few hours away, Harper sees her chance for a fresh start.

A shoebox apartment above a Chinese restaurant isn’t exactly the escape she dreamed of, but she makes it work. With limited funds
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Published March 9th 2018
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Selene
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: New Adult audience
Genre: Romance
POV/s: First-person, multiple
Writing style: 3/5
Intimacy scene? (view spoiler)

Harper is twenty-four years old and works at the local library. She rents a tiny apartment with a most fabulous view: her gorgeous slutty neighbor regularly engaging in sexual activity with his partners in front of an unshaded window. Essentially, Harper’s binoculars are her best friends whenever
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Dilek VT
Normally, this is not my type of romance but I get out of my comfort zone every now and then, and this book got my attention with its blurb and I was curious :)



However, it wasn't what I expected. I thought it might disturb me or hurt me a lot but frankly, it didn't make me feel a lot of feelings, neither positive nor negative.

I mean, the book failed in making me feel!

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The plot:

Harper has been living in a crappy apartment above a Chinese restaurant i
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Debbie
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When authors say, "this book is totally different" - well, sometimes you think "yeah, right!". But JK was not kidding about this one!

This book is hot, suspenseful, emotional, and deep. And you will stay up until 2:30 a.m. because you can't put it down.

Harper has had a rough life. Thankfully she has wonderful friends. Layla mothers her. Mia tells it like it is. And Mr. Chan, her landlord, well, you will LOVE him just the way he loves her. She has some stalkerish tendencies which may have freaked
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CaRo
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Shannon
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh....My....Goodness!!!! This book was something totally different from Jiffy Kate. Watch and See had me sitting on the edge of my seat and chewing off my fingernails while wanting to scream I cannot believe that just happened. Harper has very little family, and that she does have is is completely dysfunctional. Yet, she has a heart of gold. She goes on to make some rather interesting choices when it comes to her free time, which may make you question her stability, but in the end it leads her t ...more
Brittany Johnson
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love how a book stays with you even after a good night's sleep and you wake up still thinking about the same book.
y'all this new book by Jiffy Kate is everything.
it's intriguing, it's emotional, its raw!

You meet two characters that have so much hurt,sorrow, and have been through so much that how can they not have a chemistry that doesn't sizzle. They have so much to fight against and for and it keeps the page turning that you realize it's 3 am and you must get sleep but you don't want to stop
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Andrea
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating and intriguing, Watch and See sucks you from page one and never lets you go.

This isn't the sweet southern romance we expect from Jiffy Kate and that is what makes it so fantastic. Darker and angst driven, Watch and See will keep you on your toes while shifting in your seat because it is so damn sexy!
2OCC Reviews
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica, ashlee
Jessica’s Review

This was a beautiful book. I loved the first half and how both characters are portrayed. Luke was pretty awesome. Yes he has his issues, but I still swooned at the start and still loved him hard by the end.

OH Harper..... I really loved her character. She was complex but it was so deep and heart breaking. I’ve had to deal with some of the things she has, so I was able to really connect with who she was and that made the story really work for me.

The story as a whole was deep and
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♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
This is my first book by Jeffy Kate and I was so surprised by it that I want to dive right into another one! I thought with the name Watch and See I would be reading a story about voyeurism and some dirty sex, but instead what I got was an emotional story.

Harper is a young woman trying to live on her own and deal with her drug addict mother that is now in a 6-month program. Harper has such a big heart that even though her mother treats her like crap she still goes every Saturday and visits. But
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Ronny
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are not enough words to describe the awesomeness of this book. I won an ARC to read. But I know as soon as it hit the Kindle shelves, I don't care the price, I'm buying it. I absolutely loved this book. It was right on time for me. I read so fast. I couldn't stop. I love the epilogue it was just awesome. It was my first book by these authors, I met them at an author event so I was nervous about my first read. I can't understand why I had any apprehension. The writing of this story left me ...more
Kristi
Watch and See is one of those books that take you on a journey. Sometimes sordid, sometimes heartbreaking, shocking, devastating, painful… But always gripping and exciting. The depth of character that the duo Jiffy Kate has brought out; the richness and nuance they bring to life is incredible. This book has it all, but I’m not going to give any of it away here. Suffice to say that this is one of my top 5 favorite reads so far this year. I could not put it down and I’m willing to wager you won’t ...more
Megan | A Page to Turn
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even after reading the blurb on the back of this book, I still wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book. Jiffy Kate are insta-buy authors for me, and I always love their books, even when I go in blind or unsure. I tend to expect the sweet southern romance from JIffy Kate, and found that it was actually refreshing to see something completely different come from two of the writers I’ve come to admire a lot in the last couple of years. These ladies have written some damn good stories, and th ...more
Melissa Ann
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jiffy Kate did something different and did it sooooo amazing! This was intense and suspenseful and I absolutely loved it! My heart broke for Harper and her situation but thankful for good close friends and a no-nonsense landlord (I loved Mr. Chan!) Her small apartment contained binoculars which let her have a glimpse into her hot and mysterious man across the street. Luke has his own past and it’s dark and sad, both these characters are broken and their chemistry together was undeniable. They go ...more
Michelle Groover
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Like Mr. Chan’s soup, this book is hot! You will not be able to put it down.

Another wonderful read from Jiffy Kate! It takes you through a gambit of emotion from empathy, sadness, happiness, and everything in between.

Harper’s life hasn’t been easy and when she discovers Luke it doesn’t get any easier. You’ll feel yourself agreeing with some of her choices and arguing with her about others. As Luke finally opens up your heart goes out to him. The story of Harper and Luke, their personal ups and
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Stefanie
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mesmerizing. Intense. Hot. Deep. Emotional. This book will hook from the very first page. You will not be able to put it down. You will also be stopping at the store to buy ice cream. You will also want to eat Chinese food. This book is very different from the typical Jiffy Kate book. It has sweet elements as well with how Mr. Chan looks out for Harper. How he treats Luke. Such a fantastic book!
Lauren Helms
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Watch and See was such an intriguing story. The start of Harper story was evocative and oh so juicy that I could not stop reading. While at times her obsession felt wrong and almost cringe-worthy, it also felt so real and understandable.Seeing the way both Harper and Luke were able to grow ar characters really was the best part of the story. I also loved the sprinkling in of Luke's point of view, even though I would have loved to have more of him. Overall, I loved just about everything about Wat ...more
Allyson ☘️
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

This is my first book by Jiffy Kate and I would be interested in reading more from them... maybe a different setting/situation.

When I started this book, I was so excited. It started with a bang..literally. It was intriguing and I couldn’t wait to keep going. Then the actually story started and I was really let down. I wasn’t too interested until about 35 or 40%, when we get to see Luke’s side for the first time. That’s what really kep
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Ruthie
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It grabbed me from the first moment and I flew through it. There are some dark and serious tones and some wonderful delicious angst that the characters work through (my favorite kind of novel).

It’s fast-paced but not rushed. Harper is almost truly a loner and you feel for her as the book opens and she’s spying on a neighbor. Is it okay? Hmmmm. It’s HOT, that’s for sure. The text does a good job of putting some questions out there for you to ask, yet keeps it real as each person makes mistakes -
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Sassafrass (Candace)
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is hot!

JiffyKate is going to blow your mind with this book, it’s very different from their other books yet still has the heart and soul you should expect from them.
This book had me yelling “No! No! No! Don’t do it!” To “Yes! Yes! Yes!” And saying quite a few times “Oh My God!”

Harper is a very sweet young woman who has moved to the big city to be closer to her recovering addict of a mother. She finds a small apartment above the Chinese restaurant with a very interesting owner who in
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Brittney Anderson
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap!! Jiffy Kate seems to always know what I need before even I know it!! Whether I’m dealing with a break up and moving somewhere new or wasting my time with a guy I don’t have a real connection with. I always seem to read the right book as I’m looking for similar answer myself. This book while different is just as amazing as the rest. I wish there was a way I could sign up to get my own Luke. Also where can I sign up to get a Mr. Chan? Or a Layla and Mia? Everyone needs people like them. ...more
Jennifer
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jiffy Kate has written another 5 star book for all us to read. This is not their typical book that we are used to reading from them but they still deliver the heart wrenching, angsty, love story that we love! This book has two characters that are easy to fall in love with even with their issues and in my opinion that is what makes them more relatable and the story flow so easily. So be ready to Watch & See Luke and Harper and their relationship over the course of this well written book that ...more
Katlyn
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I was given the opportunity to read this book I had no idea what I was in for. This is my first book written by JK and after this one I'll be reading some more!
JK definitely made something different when writing this book; its hot, steamy, emotional, and has some good laughs (Mr. Chan is my favorite character lets be honest ;) ) it hits on all topics from drug abuse and depression to friendship, love and understanding.
If you're looking for an easy read thats different check this book out.
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Teri
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's steamy from the start, packed full of content and angst. This story is different from anything I've ever read before. I loved Mr. Chan and everything he symbolized for Harper. I loved the dedication of Harper's friends. I could definitely relate to dating "normal" people after growing up with crazy people. Thank you to Jiffy Kate for letting me read and review!
Misty Sulouff
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book I've read of this author and all I can say is, more please. I fell in love with Harper and Luke. She only knew him as the man who she watches have sex through her binoculars. He has no clue she exists. That's until she realizes he's her mother's therapist. But what happens when she tells him everything? Did she lose him forever?
Please, if you get the chance read this book, you won't be disappointed. I'm looking forward to more of their books❤❤
Christy  (CaptainReadsALot
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Confession time: This is my first Jiffy Kate novel. I feel like a heel because I haven't gotten to read anything else by them. BUT. Whoa, boy. This book *fans self* *take a deep breath* *fans self again*

This book is full of a version of suspense I didn't really know existed. I was tied up in knots, relieved, tied up in knots, relieved, repeat. Oh My God. It was so amazing. I haven't read a book that literally had me wanting to skip ahead like this one has in far too long.

Luke. Harper. Mr. Chan
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Amanda R
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, romance
Review to come!!
Misty
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Right from the start I was hooked. If you love dark and emotional roller coasters this one is for you! Absolutely a MUST read!
Kristina Bowen
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow....I don’t think I’ve ever read a book quiet like this. There were so many emotions I can’t even describe them all. At 30% I thought the book was going to be over, but it just began. I love how the beginning of the book was mainly just thoughts, no talking. Which I don’t normally like but it felt so right in this book. I highly recommend reading this book!!!
Dawn
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great book!!!!!!! It was totally not what I expected. A great slow burn. I was totally invested in these characters. This is one of those books that book you fast and you can't stop reading definitely get this when it releases
Hilaria Alexander
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With its gripping and dark opening, Watch and See by Jiffy Kate will completely suck you in and make you fall in love with these characters as you follow their paths to forgiveness, acceptance and self-discovery. I don't want to say more because I firmly believe you'll love this book regardless of how much you know about the plot. Watch and See is one of those books that seeps into your soul and will stay with you for a long time.
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Jiffy Kate is the joint pen name for Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate Altman. They're co-writing besties who share a brain and a love of cute boys, good coffee, and a fun time.

Together, they've written over twenty stories. Their first published book, Finding Focus, was released in November 2015. Since then, they’ve continued to write what they know—southern settings full of swoony heroes and strong he
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